Sending a care package, especially when it's unexpected, is a brilliant way to show you miss and are thinking about the recipient. If the recipient is under a lot of stress or needs a laugh, a funny care package can help raise his spirits and remind him that there is someone in his life who genuinely cares.
Clothing & Accessories
Your loved one will think of you every time he sees the goofy T-shirt or socks you bought him. For a video game enthusiast, send a pair of boxers decorated with Super Mario or Donkey Kong. For a golfer, send a hot pink beret or a pair of loud, plaid golfing shorts. You can find three-packs of silly-looking socks at dollar stores that feature cartoon characters or holiday themes. Visit a large discount retailer for shirts with funny sayings on them, such as "That's what she said."
Send your loved one a funny poster for her wall. Get a disposable camera and take pictures of yourself and her family members making silly faces. Then, send her the camera with a sticky note that says "Develop me!" Draw a picture of the recipient as a superhero, battling exams, sickness, unemployment or stress. Send her a pillow in the likeness of her favorite candy or an inflatable "boyfriend" or cartoon character.
Make a video of yourself and the recipient's friends or family "roasting" him. Even though you're making fun, your comments should be good-natured and affectionate, which will make the recipient laugh and enjoy the video. Visit a large discount retailer and buy a mini library of comedy DVDs or a DVD box set of the recipient's favorite stand-up comedian. Or, ask the recipient to send you his MP3 player. Fill it with funny podcasts and send it back in your care package.
Even adults love to play with toys. Send a set of water guns to a college student for "shooting" annoying roommates. Make a "target" of a frustrated loved one's boss and attach it to a dart board with darts. Send a variety of classic toys, such as Silly Putty, a whoopee cushion and fake glasses with a nose and mustache attached. Or, send a DVD of the recipient's favorite cartoon or kids' movie. She'll laugh and relax while remembering childhood.
Kate Bradley began writing professionally in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and a minor in German from Berry College in Rome, Ga; TEFL/TESOL certification from ITC International in Prague; and a Master of Arts in integrated global communication from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga.