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12 Holiday Care Package Ideas To Send Loved Ones Away From Home

Being away from home during the holidays stinks. Send your loved ones an adorable care package using Scotch® Heavy Duty Packaging Tape!

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1. Make them a snow globe!

http://www.poppytalk.com/2012/12/weekend-project-winter-scene-mason-jars.html
http://www.poppytalk.com/2012/12/weekend-project-winter-scene-mason-jars.html

You can customize it based on their interests, and anything homemade always makes for a thoughtful gift. Directions here!

2. Create a cute banner that they can hang in a doorway.

If you aren't artistically inclined, you can use cookie cutters as stencils and buy some stickers and pom-poms to decorate with.
Elda / CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: elda_aprendiz

If you aren't artistically inclined, you can use cookie cutters as stencils and buy some stickers and pom-poms to decorate with.

3. Or a beautiful wreath!

http://www.poppytalk.com/2014/12/diy-holiday-citrus-wreath.html
http://www.poppytalk.com/2014/12/diy-holiday-citrus-wreath.html

A wreath will instantly put them in the holiday spirit! Directions here!

4. Make them a candle.

http://lollyjane.com/diy-homemade-candles/
http://lollyjane.com/diy-homemade-candles/

Try this easy tutorial here for a yummy-smelling candle that they'll love!

5. Send the dry ingredients of their favorite holiday cookies.

http://lilluna.com/candy-cane-kiss-sugar-cookies/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/69668444@N03/8288073694/in/photolist-dCoxyj-7oJXSw-b4hm4e-bCbQoF-94sBgp-tYZwx-qbM6DV-aNTfDr-5LMnFy-4eaJ8Q-xsiW3-b7i8ir-931NtX-94T72J-7oF5D4-96JkyT-96mF6V-i62mTj-qqBBNj-dDzMzL-izbsv6-8Yn7tW-b3rMP6-dCfxXh-aKg34-4eaJJ7-4e6Jw6-4eaGZY-4gquvm-7q1uz3-4fJTgT-dEY5US-jkvygd-dBnujb-u6RdF-4eaKfm-4eaRDb-dEdeMC-7kRvDm-5NgW2d-4e6TV2-4e6N4z-4e6RcH-4eaLvq-4eaP7Y-4e6PCZ-4e6VRK-4eaMGG-4eaPCU-4e6Th8

This way they won't miss out on your mom's incredible cookies! You can include the ingredients in a decorated mason jar.

6. Or your own delicious concoction of hot cocoa.

Add interesting ingredients, like chili pepper or cardamom. And don't forget to send marshmallows!
Annabelle Breakey / Getty Images

Add interesting ingredients, like chili pepper or cardamom. And don't forget to send marshmallows!

7. Send them a placeholder of their favorite ornament.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/92779483/needle-felted-owl-ornament-knitting?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=ornament&ref=sr_gallery_10
https://www.etsy.com/listing/113891067/christmas-ornaments-nest-blue-robins?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=christmas%20ornament&ref=sr_gallery_7

Who doesn't want an ornament of an owl knitting?!

8. Add some cozy slippers!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/178945093/women-slippers-stone-beige-knit-slippers?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=slippers&ref=sr_gallery_20
https://www.etsy.com/listing/114907065/bunny-home-slipper?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=slippers&ref=sr_gallery_3

Extra credit for slippers fit for an elf or anything with ears.

9. And a variety of things they can spread on buttered toast!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitneyinchicago/4758384079/in/photolist-iMGpgE-iMDNEh-CZYFw-rMxgot-dxKYcC-ist8dq-8yhsDg-pr9Tt1-pxdLZU-pPqZ9r-pxdLjq-pPK1Nd-pWTJJm-8ftXNP-iMG9qz-iMGGhw-iMFEeL-iMDmAV-iMHaa1-iMD54X-iMGUdh-iMGiRG-iMDsSv-iME2Qq-iMG6eN-iMD2C2-ewM3eN-bMRtt4-istu57-9eo92q-3XSAoy-8ykx1s-KL96C-mwk2PX-JpH5k-dNmT7g-68AmPr-fCTcnk-aEckNj-kjoCW-5Kroyc-crvM5y-3SqdPb-HCoqC-6wC5dg-dJSWTa-4FfDw6-dJTbEt-dJYtQS-dJSYN8
Phil Ashley / Getty Images

Think jam, honey, lemon curd, apple butter — any tiny jar of goodness that can instantly create a delicious breakfast on a cold morning!

10. Create a custom Advent calendar in a jar.

http://www.poppytalk.com/2012/11/diy-advent-in-jar.html
http://www.poppytalk.com/2012/11/diy-advent-in-jar.html

You can write sweet memories you shared together, or just add reminders of all their misguided life choices — directions here!

11. Make them a funny-looking stuffed animal.

Anything that'll put a smile on their face! Just stuff some socks and sew a funny face on it. You can also try a cuter version, like this one!
Evil Erin / CC BY 2.0 / Via Flickr: evilerin

Anything that'll put a smile on their face! Just stuff some socks and sew a funny face on it. You can also try a cuter version, like this one!

12. And don't forget to wrap it up extra pretty!

Because presentation is everything, duh.
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Because presentation is everything, duh.

For more ideas on how to wrap your care package, check out Scotch® Brand!

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