You may be apart right now, but these care packages will make you feel close.

By Hillary Maglin
April 21, 2020
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If you've been properly social distancing (and hopefully, at this point, you have), chances are you've had to miss a few important events with family members, friends, and other loved ones. Whether your plans were put on hold for Easter, Passover, a birthday, or even a wedding, you're likely feeling a bit down over the whole thing — and you probably miss the people you would've spent those occasions with.

Various Etsy Care Packages
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While keeping some distance from your favorite people is the best decision right now, getting a little creative can help you feel closer. Over on Etsy — you know, the place where the experts of gift-giving and coziness come together — you can browse through dozens of thoughtful care packages to send to those you miss most. Below, we've rounded up our favorites. These beautiful packages are sure to put a smile on anyone's face right now — and some are even quarantine-themed.

Bath and Beauty Spa Box

Etsy Care Package with bath and spa items
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This ethereal care package pretty much guarantees a few days of total comfort for the receiver. From floral-scented body oil and lip balm to a pretty candle and sage soap, this box of aromatic treats is one thing anyone would be glad to be stuck at home with.

To buy:, $60

'Quarantine Succs' Succulent Gift Box

Etsy Quarantine Succs Care Package with succulent, candle, and pink confetti
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Nothing beats a sweet and punny present, especially when the gift is bound to brighten up your loved one's at-home workspace. According to shoppers, this seller's quick shipping allows for a healthy succulent and intact candle upon arrival. Want to up the ante? Personalize the box with add-ons like soaps and bath bombs.

To buy:, from $30

'Everything's Fine' Quarantine Cookie Box

Etsy Care Package of "Wifi + Wine = Everything's Fine" cookies
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There's something about homemade cookies that just makes everything seem okay. Send a dozen of these adorable homemade confections to your friend with a sweet tooth — their whole week will be made, and they'll owe you a virtual wine night.

To buy:, $48

'Quarantea' Confetti Box

Etsy Quarantea Care Package with mug, honey, and tea
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If you want to make sure your loved one has the best at-home gourmet tea-drinking experience, you may want to consider this care package. With a custom "Quarantea" mug, raw honey, sugar cubes, three flavors of tea, filters, and a candle to set the ambiance, this package will be a hit with any quarantining tea lover.

To buy:, $59

Sunshine Bath Care Package

Etsy Care Package of bath products and yellow confetti
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Know someone who could use a pick-me-up? This care package is sunshine in a box! Packed in bright yellow confetti and infused with honey-, vanilla-, or oatmeal-scented oils, these bath products will invigorate the senses and add a little light to a gloomy day of social distancing.

To buy:, from $69

High Protein Gift Box

Etsy Care Package of assorted snacks
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Whether you're working from home, working out at home, or just helping the kids with their homework, having enough snacks on hand is crucial during quarantine. Because grocery stores are in low supply right now, your loved one may appreciate a box full of snacks delivered right to their doorstep.

To buy:, $40

Succulent Gift Box

Etsy Care Package of assorted succulents
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Etsy shop Salt Side brought back their best-selling holiday box to help spread a little cheer during these strange times, and succulent fans are grateful. So far, shoppers have purchased this gift box over 900 times. If you've got a friend or relative with a thing for succulents, this care package will not disappoint.

To buy:, $40

'You Are Essential' Self-care Box

Etsy 'You Are Essential' Care Package of spa products
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Never underestimate the power of a positive message — especially now. This uplifting care package comes with self-care essentials like sweet-smelling soap, lip balm, a face mask, and a bath bomb. Crafted with a homemade flair, this box of happiness is just the thing to let that person you miss know you're thinking of them.

To buy:, $30

'A Warm Hug' Heating Pad Care Package

Etsy Care Package with heating pad, pillow, and pillow spray
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You can't give your favorite people real hugs right now, but this care package is the next best thing. Giftees can use the soothing heating pad to ward off aches and pains, while the neck wrap offers some extra comfort. The lavender spray adds an aromatherapy experience to this gift that's perfect for nurses and first responders.

To buy:, from $23

Masks and Socks Bouquet

Etsy Care Package of face masks and socks arranged like a flower bouquet
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Many states are now requiring people to wear face masks every time they go out in public, so why not give the gift of a mask bouquet? This care package comes with three to five face masks, three pairs of fuzzy socks, and around a dozen artificial flowers. Trust us — your loved ones will thank you for this one.

To buy:, from $50

'You Got This' Care Package

Etsy Care Package with Keep Calm spray and Pillarbox eye pillow
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If you've got a friend who's feeling a little anxious, send them this care package to remind them, "you got this." After all, it's hard to stay stressed when you have a pillow-like eye mask, essential oil roller, and encouraging greeting card on hand.

To buy:, $41

Quarantine Macarons Gift Set

Etsy Care Package of quarantine-themed macarons
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If you're just looking for something small and sweet to send the one you miss, go for these homemade macarons with handy reminders written on them. There's no need to leave the house when you've got a dessert this cute at home. Oh, and according to shoppers, they arrive fresh every time.

To buy:, $12

Wine Celebration and Spa Gift Box

Etsy care package of wine and spa items
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Help your loved one relax like they've never relaxed before. After they take a bath with the soap and bath soak, enjoy an herbal facial steam, and treat their lips with coconut and honey balm, they can light the candle as they uncork their sparkling wine and toast to having someone as thoughtful as you in their life.

To buy:, $57

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