Care package ideas for boyfriends

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Care package ideas for boyfriends
A care package lets a far-away boyfriend know you're thinking of him. (Getty creative)

It's not much fun when your boyfriend is singing the blues, but there is something that you can do to help ease the pain---send him a care package! Guys can be down for a number of reasons ranging from losing a rugby game to a death in the family; however, it could be as serious as death in the family, illness or injury. For these three scenarios there are three unique packages that will bring a smile to his face.

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Losing a loved one can have a tremendous impact on your boyfriend, and sometimes people prefer to have some space to grieve on their own, according to Mercy Hospice. If this is the case, show him how much you care by sending him a small care package.

If your boyfriend is living independently, a great gift to include in the package is a gift card to his favourite restaurant along with the carry-out or delivery menu.

If your boyfriend likes going to the spa, another idea would be a gift token for a massage. According to a 2008 Newsweek article, massage can help reduce anxiety and depression, just what a man needs during this tough period.

Other easy additions to the care package that cost a bit less would be a CD full of his favourite music, his favourite chocolate bar, a handwritten note, home baked cookies, or his favourite movie.


Illness can be tough on a guy---some men handle illness in stride whereas others need to be taken care of. If you do not want to get sick yourself, a good way to confront the situation is to stop by for a minute and drop off a care package.

One of the first things that come to mind as a key ingredient to a care package is a can of chicken noodle soup. But if your boyfriend is not a fan of soup or his tummy is not in the mood for soup, a good addition could be crackers and lemonade or another type of light snack.

Depending on what type of illness your boyfriend has, include the necessary medicine to help treat his symptoms. It might be a good idea to give him a call or send a text to find out if he has any specific requests before spending money on a medication that he does not need.

If it is wintertime and your boyfriend is cold natured, then comfortable slippers or a cuddly fleece blanket is another idea.

A handful of rented DVD's might help him get him through.


Injury might be one of the toughest care packages to assemble. The contents of the package greatly depends on what type of injury he has. For instance, if he broke his dominant arm, numerous tools are available to help ease the transition to using his other arm such as a left-handed mouse. If he is in a wheel chair then a grabber might be a great tool for him. Once you know what his injury is, search the Internet for tips on assistive devices.

If he is down in the dumps, then some funny movies, comics or a good book might help lift his spirits. If he is having a hard time getting around his place and is unable or just does not want to cook, then a gift token to his favourite restaurant and a carry out menu would be a great idea.

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