About three months after my husband and I started dating, I turned 24. Even though we were a new couple, he still got me a gift: a scrapbook so I could record the many adventures we were going to have together. We’ve celebrated quite a few gift-giving holidays since then, but that birthday present (and promise of his plans for the future) is hands down the most thoughtful and romantic one he’s given me. But romantic gifts don’t have to be limited to times when a couple is together. There are quite a few romantic care package gifts that would be great additions to your next care package, or alternatively think of humorous gifts that still hold sentimental value such as these custom photo socks.
Romantic Care Package Gifts
These are just a handful of the many romantic care package contents out there, but I love them all for a variety of reasons. My favorite may be the pull out photo album because it can be so personal; you can choose the photos and add in notes or quotes that have meaning to you and your loved one. Other personalized items include that photo puzzle (you can get them made for you here) and the Love Book. I made one of the Love Books for my husband for our last dating anniversary and it was so fun and easy to do.
A close second on my list of favorites is the lip print keychain because it’s both functional and personal! It’s small size makes it perfect to ship in a care package and your loved one can still use it when they return home. The personalized M&Ms are great for a loved one with a sweet tooth. You can add text and a photo to these little candies that would be great for an anniversary care package.
The bracelet may seem like an odd choice, but I love the idea of customizing the coordinates for a significant place: home, where you first met, where you got married, etc. For someone feeling disconnected from home, it would be a great physical reminder of where they come from; every time they see it, they are reminded of home and you. This item would work for a man or woman as well!
While the shave set may not seem super romantic, the thought behind it is. For men in the military, shaving is a necessary evil, but how many of them actually use high quality products, especially while deployed? Odds are your loved one is using whatever is on hand, so pampering them with nicer toiletries is super romantic! You’re essentially loving them from afar, replacing physical touch with shaving cream.
Romantic care package gifts don’t need to be expensive or complicated. Just like with choosing an anniversary care package theme, your loved one and your relationship can provide a lot of inspiration and direction. Think about your loved one and what kinds of things they find romantic when selecting something to send.
For example, I asked my husband about what kind of item he’d find romantic in a care package and do you know what he said? “Your perfume.” Apparently something that smells like me is very powerful for him and it brings me into his daily life every time he gets whiff. Something as simple as a letter sprayed with my perfume is super romantic to him and odds are your loved one feels similarly.
What’s the most romantic gift you’ve ever been given?
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