I married a coffee lover. Flavored, black, iced, hot, seasonal, regular, first thing in the morning, middle of the day…my husband has never met a cup of coffee he doesn’t love. I’ve never met anyone who was so crazy for it. So you can imagine how weird it is for him to be married to me: a woman who does not drink coffee, at all. Period. End of sentence. I know, it’s a mystery to me as well. But I’d like to think I make up for it by making his coffee every morning (he taught me how when we first started dating) and putting together fun coffee care packages when he’s deployed!
Now, each deployment is different, but my husband has always had mixed success when it comes to good quality coffee while overseas. Undoubtedly, he really misses his coffee so, throughout the years, I’ve sent a few coffee items to help make that morning (or late afternoon) cup a bit tastier.
Contents for Coffee Care Packages
As always, the name of the game here is definitely to choose items that your loved one will like. If your loved one has a specific coffee roast, flavor and/or brand they absolutely love, then that is what you should send. But if you’d like to try a few new items, here are some great suggestions.
A French press makes coffee a little more luxurious, even when life may be the exact opposite. You can find a ton of different styles so pick one that best fits your budget. However, a lot of styles have glass bodies which I highly recommend not sending because there’s a risk of it breaking. Try and find one that’s primarily stainless steel to avoid that!
Another great coffee essential to be cautious about is a coffee mug. Selecting a plastic one (like this Copco one) helps reduce the risk of it being damaged in shipping, either overseas or home. My husband actually owns two of these and loves them. You can choose from a variety of colors to help personalize it a bit. If you want to send a super cute one, Etsy has a ton of great options. Just be sure to double wrap it in bubble wrap before shipping it!
If you’d like to send coffee itself, definitely send your loved one’s favorite, but don’t feel like you have to stick to just that! I like sending mini bags of coffee (like these from World Market) because it mixes things up for my husband without having to commit to an entire full-sized bag. You can also skip the big name brands and send a bag or two from a favorite local coffee shop. Don’t forget goodies like powdered creamer or a package of biscotti to with their coffee!
Puns for Coffee Care Packages
Now, you certainly don’t have to choose a themed pun for your coffee care packages, but there are so many great ones to use!
- You mocha me crazy
- You mocha me very happy
- I love you a latte
- Sending you a whole latte love
- We miss you a latte
- Thanks a latte for being you!
- You mean a latte to me
- Words cannot espresso how much you mean (or bean) to me
- I’m just espresso-ing my love for you!
- Don’t worry, be frappe-y
- There’s cappuccino-one like you!
- Where have you bean all my life?
- I have bean thinking about you
- Mugs and kisses
- Just brew it
- You perk up my heart
- We are the perfect blend
- You are so brew-tiful
- I love you more than coffee
- Deployment happens, coffee helps
- Here’s something to perk up your day!
- Everything I brew, I brew it for you
If your loved one is a coffee fan, definitely put a coffee-themed box on your list of care packages to send. Coffee care packages can help your loved one feel a little closer to home the next time they brew a cup.
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