Christmas care package ideas to make a present personal

A Christmas care package containing a note pad, address book, tea towel set, nutcracker mug and candle.

We all know someone who could use a little extra care at Christmas: maybe it’s a friend going through a tough time or someone who can’t be with their loved ones during the holidays. Or maybe it’s a family member who would love a military care package or a teacher or healthcare professional who deserves a big thank-you. A Christmas care package is a personalized gift with some extra thought that can really brighten spirits.

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Care packages that say “I get you”  

A Hallmark Channel-themed Christmas care package featuring a variety of products.

A themed care package is the perfect way to show you truly appreciate your friends’ favorite hobbies or interests.


The Hallmark Channel Fan
If you know someone who’s all about Hallmark Channel, surprise them with a gift bundle that speaks right to their happy-ending-loving heart:


The Happy Hour Pal
For the friend who knows where to get the best cocktails and which restaurant has the best charcuterie platter, bundle their favorites:

  • a bottle of wine or liquor
  • a cutting board and charcuterie board ingredients: cured meats and cheeses if you’re gifting locally, or gourmet crackers, good jams or mustards and a jar of olives if you’re not
  • funny cocktail napkins


The DIY Fan
If you know someone crafty, give a DIY bundle with the supplies to create their own:


The Pet Lover
The Cat Mom or Daddy. The Dog Mom or Dog Father. You know them—and their pets. So why not make a care package for both?

  • pet treats and toys
  • human treats
  • matching pet and human outfits
  • a coffee shop gift card (for a latte and puppacino)
  • a Keepsake Ornament (for photo ornaments, add a picture from their social media account—you know there are hundreds to choose from)
  • a cozy blanket to snuggle up in
A Peanuts-themed Christmas care package containing a blanket, slippers, book, interactive plush and more.

The Peanuts Fan 

Have any Snoopy-heads in your life? Know somebody who can quote Linus’s whole speech from A Charlie Brown Christmas? Treat them with these lovable Peanuts gifts:


Christmas packages for festive family time  

A kids Christmas care package filled with plushes, crayons, coloring pages, stickers and more.

There’s nothing like the holidays to bring family and friends together. Help your loved ones make lasting memories with a care package full of cute keepsakes and group activities.

Lots of Sweetness for Littles

Christmas is an incredible time of year for kids. That said, it’s a LOT of time off from school, and including every cute thing you can to keep them busy will earn you major brownie points with Mom and Dad:


Fun With the Family
For someone who loves spending time with family or goes on regular road trips, a family-focused care package could win Christmas.

A Christmas care package for a baby or new parents, filled with stuffed animals, a plush blanket, book and more.

Baby’s First Christmas

Whether they’ve just arrived or they’re already cutting their first teeth, these care package ideas will help you make baby’s first Christmas memorable for everyone:

Christmas care packages to say “thanks”  

teacher care package

Think about all the folks who make your life better and easier all year long: teachers, coaches, healthcare professionals, delivery folks, mail carriers and your hair stylist. One stop at the Appreciation Station in your Hallmark Gold Crown store will help you say thanks to all of them—and is the perfect start for a personalized holiday care package. You’ll find cards and ornaments designed for all of them.

  • Teacher care package suggestions: Grab a gift card, their favorite treats, a teacher ornament, some good pens and pencils, notepads and stationery, helpful classroom supplies and a handwritten card from your kiddo.
  • Coach care package ideas: Pair a  sports-themed ornament with a card for your coach. For a sweet addition, fill a water bottle with wrapped candies and wrap it all in a box with a lanyard for a bow.
  • Neighbor care package ideas: Start with a holiday card and cute neighbor ornament and add a batch of cookies or (and?) a bottle of wine. More ideas: fairy lights or candles or garden tools, gift cards to local coffee shops, or a cute keychain.
  • Hairstylist care package ideas: Say thanks with a card and a stylish Signature ornament. Doubling the usual tip is the traditional gift for a stylist, but a gift is an appropriate substitute if you know what they like. Consider a box of gourmet chocolates, a bottle of their favorite adult beverage or a gift card to a nearby lunch or dinner spot.
deck the halls care package

Holiday packages to lift spirits  

Who doesn’t need a little comfort and joy during the holidays? If your loved one is missing someone, has a hall in need of decking, is feeling more stressed out than usual or could use some Christmas cheer, try putting some of these gifts together.

A Christmas care package containing a note pad, address book, tea towel set, nutcracker mug and candle.

Homebody holiday spirit

One of the best parts about the holidays is getting your home juuuuust right for all the merry moments to come. Here are some gifts ideas to help them do just that:

  • A Mercury Glass Candle shaped like an ornament that smells like a pine forest
  • This Nutcracker Mug for sipping hot holiday beverages
  • A Christmas-themed tea towel set to spread the holiday spirit into the kitchen
  • A simple, but still holiday appropriate, memo pad—for gift lists, perhaps?
  • And an equally cute, classic address book handy for sending those holiday cards

Comfy Cozy Package
Here are some ideas for packing a little extra warmth for someone feeling low:


Sweet Holidays Care Package
Remind someone you think they’re sweet with sugary surprises:


Deck the Halls Care Package
Help someone festive-up their office, dorm room or apartment with some of these:


Cheers to Christmas
We call this one the “holiday survival kit”:

The finishing touch  

Once you’ve assembled all the items for your Christmas care package, add an extra touch of holiday wonder by arranging and wrapping your package in a festive way and handwriting your message in a holiday card. You’ll end up with a gift that’s not only unique, but really shows you know someone and care about them.