10+ Valentine’s Day Care Packages for Everyone You Know

By Melissa Woo on January 11th, 2021

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romance. We like to think of it as a day to celebrate everyone you love—and even those you just like a lot. One thoughtful way to do that? Personalized Valentine’s Day care packages that can be mailed, dropped off on a doorstep or presented in person. It’s a really fun way to help spread a little love to all your favourite people.

Bonus: For every idea, we’ve made suggestions to level-up the love and make a Valentine’s Day Care Package extra special.


#1: Happy Heart Day for your little one

Grab a basket or gift bag and fill it up with things that will make your child smile, like this UR Sweet stuffed heart and a card letting them know how much you love them. The more specific you can be about the many things you love about them, the better! Build on the theme (and make it extra sweet) by adding conversation heart candies and confetti.

Level it up: Include a pack of Crayola Sweet Scents Gel Crayons and a coloring book.


#2: Nice things for nieces, nephews and godchildren

Send the little cuties in your life The Sweetest Dream Come True book and a card with a sweet message about how much they mean to you. Feeling crafty? Make a personalized bookmark to help encourage their love of reading. The adorable matching Sweet Treat Hedgehog would be a wonderfully cuddly addition to your thoughtful care package, too.

Level it up: Include an assortment of Valentine’s treats (homemade or store-bought) or tuck their card into a cute plush.


#3: Fun and games for your siblings

Give your siblings the gift of quality time with their family by sending them a fun board game or puzzle they can do together. If there’s a particular game you enjoyed growing up or a puzzle that would be meaningful or funny, even better. Include a card explaining why you chose what you chose and throw in some Valentine’s Day candy or homemade treats.

Level it up: Keep them comfy during family game or puzzle time with matching pajamas for the whole family.


#4: Perfect packages for parents

Frame one or more favourite family photos or put them in a small photo album. Include a note letting them know why you chose the photos—and don’t forget to add how much you love ’em, because it’s always nice to hear. Adding mugs with items for their preferred hot drink (tea packets, bags of coffee, hot chocolate packets) would also be a nice touch.

Level it up: If they live in a place where it’s chilly at this time of year, think about including something warm and cozy like matching scarves or fuzzy socks or slippers. Bonus points if you make the scarves yourself! If they live in a place that’s warmer, matching flip-flops or sunhats might be more appropriate.


#5: Dreams for a date night

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If you’re looking for something unique for your significant other, this Date Night Jar includes lots of fun just-for-two ideas. Add wine glasses and a favourite bottle of wine to start the night off right and prepare a playlist of music that will really set the mood. Throw in a blanket for comfier couch cuddling and give them the perfect Valentine’s Day card along with a shadowbox frame to display it all year.

Level it up: Fancy up your evening with a charcuterie board full of delicious treats, and don’t forget the pretty cheese knives.


#6: Made with love for military folks

When someone who serves is stationed far away, they’ll no doubt appreciate anything that reminds them of home. Prepare one or more of their favourite homemade treats*, lots of photos, drawings or colouring pages from the kids and a note letting them know how much they mean to you. Keep the love notes going by including a package of Hallmark stationery and a few nice pens.

Level it up: Add in some cuteness with Val-themed socks or underwear.


#7: Great gifts for Galentine’s

Show girlfriends some love with a bottle of wine and a card telling them all the reasons you appreciate their friendship. Include favourite snacks (microwave popcorn, trail mix, chocolate, etc.) so they can be fuelled up and ready for your next adventure together!

Level it up: Help keep them cozy with a pair of fuzzy slippers or funny socks.


#8: Lots of love for your college student

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Nothing says “I love you” to a college student like food. Send them some homemade cookies or snacks and an insulated mug with hot chocolate packets. They might also enjoy having some Crayola markers and Hallmark journals to write down their thoughts (like how grateful they are to have such caring parents). Add in a pair of cosy socks for fun.

Level it up: Include string lights for decorating their dorm room and a Love You candy heart recordable plush. You’ll be able to record a message for them on the plush—perhaps a reminder to call home more often?


#9: Perks for Palentines

Let your best pals know you’re thinking of them by sending them a T-shirt they’ll love (featuring a favourite band, celebrity quote, mantra etc.). On a budget? Go thrifting…you never know what treasures you’ll find. Include a card that compliments the heck out of them (because, of course, they deserve it) and toss in a few of their favourite snacks.

Level it up: Print up some photos of good times you’ve had together. On the backs, write why it’s a treasured memory and one reason why you appreciate their friendship.


#10: Something special for co-workers

Sending a little something to co-workers (or leaving it on their desks) is unexpected but always appreciated. Consider giving a stress ball or something else to fidget with in meetings or on calls, along with a small note of appreciation. A reusable water bottle gives them a way to stay hydrated.

Level it up: Include a small relaxation candle to help them decompress at home.


#11: Tuck-in gifts for Valentine’s Day cards

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Who knew you could send a care package in an envelope? We did! And now you do, too. This is perfect for faraway friends or when you want to send something special to a lot of people. A simple card that includes a gift card is a great way to go. Choose one from their favourite restaurant or store to make it more personal. Or tuck in a tea or hot chocolate packet as an unexpected treat. Including stickers or confetti is also fun. For more ideas about gifts to tuck into envelopes, check these 17 ways to personalize a card with tuck-in gifts.

Level it up: Create an envelope-size piece of artwork.