Care packages are the best, no matter what circumstances you receive them under. If your traveling, feeling sick, or receive one just because it lets you know that someone cares about you and has been thinking of you. Your vegan friends shouldn’t have to miss out on that experience because of their dietary choices.
Sure, finding things to add to a vegan care package can be more time-consuming but that just shows that you care even more! If you are struggling to think of ideas or not sure how to put together a care package for the vegan in your life, you have come to the right place. This article will detail everything you need to know to put together a vegan care package from what to put in it to how to package it up and send it out.
A Guide to Creating A Delicious Care Package For The Vegans In Your Life
Think of Some Snack Ideas
To start out, you will want to choose some vegan snacks. To do this, it is probably easiest to head to your local store’s vegan section. Depending on your area, there might not be that great of a selection. Some common vegan snacks include:
- Seaweed Snacks
- Chia Bars
- Dried Fruit
- Vegan Cheddar Squares
Look for specific marking on the packaging that lets you know it is vegan. A lot of packaging may look healthy and can even be organic and all-natural and still not be vegan. Lots of healthy foods are in the same aisle as vegan foods at most grocery stores.
Add A Few Sweet Treats
Every care package needs some sweets, vegan or not. It’s difficult to know what sweets are vegan and what is not, especially if you are not vegan yourself. A lot of sweets are not vegan even though most people think they are. The easiest way to find vegan sweets is simply to head to the vegan aisle at your local grocery store. They are likely all in the same place making it super easy to choose what you want. If you want to go a little more gourmet, try heading to your local bakery and asking what their vegan options are. Do a quick Google search, you might even have a dedicated vegan bakery near you.
Since vegans are usually limited in the sweets department, the harder to find something it is, the more special it is. If you are having trouble finding something or just want to skip the search altogether, try ordering these gourmet vegan rice Krispie treats. These are super delicious and already packaged for shipping!
Throw In Something Extra
After filling your care package with a bunch of different delicious foods, throw in something a little different. This can really be anything, just don’t forget to keep it vegan. Veganism is not just present when buying foods, but other products too. Some good options to put into a care package are some vegan beauty products. Consider adding a face cream, homemade soap, or vegan chapstick. If it is vegan, it will probably be advertised on the packaging. You can also add in a vegan candle. These are almost always made of soy and can be easily found online or at a local market. These are just a few options of things to add into your care package but really it just needs to be something that you know the recipient will love and something that aligns with their beliefs. If it checks both boxes, you are good to go.
Add A Card
It is simple, but it is important. Every care package needs a card or a note. This is just a basic addition to write your loved one a little note of appreciation. It doesn’t have to be a four-page letter or a cheesy poem on a greeting card. You can do this in a couple of different ways. Buying blank cards is the best. They often have versatile images on them and can be used for many occasions. Writing something simple inside like, “Thinking of You” or “I Miss You” might be all you need to say to put a smile on your loved one’s face. You could search for a funny or clever card that will give the recipient a chuckle. Just make sure it is unique. Don’t pick a generic card just to sign your name. The more personalized it is, the more special it is.
Package It Up
The last step is to package your gift up. The packaging will depend not only on who you are giving it to, but how you intend to give it to them. For instance, if you are sending a care package to someone through the mail, you will want to wrap all the food products well and individually. The same goes for anything glass. You can’t really change the outside of the box when shipping through the mail, but you can decorate the inside if you want your loved one to open the package to a nice surprise. If you are giving your gift to your loved one in person, you can go wild with how you package it up. Throw it all into a basket and add a bow or ribbon. Most packing supplies are vegan so you shouldn’t have to worry about that.