November 6, 2014

Care Package

I've been wanting to share this little care package as soon as I started thinking of it.  My mother-in-law needed a pick-me-up, and the way I show my love is through personal gifts.  Some say I have a talent for this, others might call me stalker-ish, but whatever your take on how much I store away little details for future gifting reference, the end result is usually a warm fuzzy feeling for the recipient and that's all I care about.

Here we have:

  • Bossypants by Tina Fey.  A great read for anyone, but especially for another woman who has been through all the nonsense Tina Fey touches on in this book.  Also, it's funny and funny is good for Lulu.
  • A silly card.  I think that's a donkey kissing a little boy's head.
  • Fragrance free lotion.  You know, as much as fancy lotions are fancy and nice, if you don't know what scents a person likes, you could be really hit or miss there.  This option is still a treat without the risk.
  • My favorite chap stick.  It actually soaks in without that waxy feeling.
  • Green tea.  She was an avid coffee drinker for as long as I've known her, and then she retires and switches to tea.  Traitor!  Still, I will support her new lifestyle.
  • Nail polish.  I don't care who you are, ladies always like nail polish.
  • Cozy socks and hand warmers.  She's staying in Boston right now and that = MUCH colder than Florida where she was supposed to be.  She needs some warmth!
  • Bath soak.  I know Sheldon says to offer friends in need a hot beverage, which I did (see Green tea, above), but I one upped him with the hot bath, too.
  • Vase and colorful fake flowers.  Nothing says perky like flowers you don't have to worry about watering, amirite?
  • Monogrammed mug.  If she's going to be cozying up with a book and tea, she needs a mug for that tea!
All little things, but put together they create a bit of pampering and care.  A long distance hug, with some laughter and cheer splashed in.
All packed up and ready to go!


  1. Anytime you want to send me one of those care packages Lindsey I would gladly welcome it. What a cool idea this is. I can only imagine the look on her face when she opened your care package. It must have made her day, her month, her year. You are a very considerate and caring person who really has the ability to bring out the best in others.

    Kurt Bohling @ Philadelphia Mail Room

    1. Thank you so much, Kurt! What a sweet note. :)


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