Relationships are now long distance.

When physical togetherness isn’t an option, phone calls, texts and video chats become paramount. Yet, when you’re not hanging out with your loved ones in person, it can be difficult to think of ways to show them that same kind of care and concern. “How was your day? Everything ok?” can only be used so many times before you realise time is a concept and each day at home is no different from the next. 

So how do you bridge that social distance without your concerns sounding repetitive? Consider a care package — it is a thoughtful surprise that will go a long way to show the people you care that you’re thinking of them.

Read on for some day-brightening gifts for the special people in your life. 

For those who need a little self-care: 

Hush candles 

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Local brand Hush Candle champions the use of 100 percent organic hand-poured soy wax candles, all naturally scented with essential oils. During this trying time, Hush Candle has come up with a Cheer Up Care Kit for customers to send to a loved one, with each box featuring a candle, an essential oil room spray, an essential oil roll-on as well as an organic hand sanitiser. This is a great gift for boosting the spirits of your close pal or loved one who’s feeling a little under the weather.

Aman

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We might not be able to head an Aman anytime soon, but you can definitely bring the spirit of Aman to a special someone’s doorstep. The Ultimate Bath Set combines four powerful products from all three of Aman Skincare’s healing pathways, made to revive, revitalise and create an authentic spa experience at home. Included in this set is the Purifying Auric Cleanse Bath Salts, Nourishing Golden Body Serum, Nourishing Body Mist and Grounding Smoked Body Butter. 

L’occitane

Whether you’re buying gifts for her, for him or their home, L’occitane’s got you covered. The French brand’s serious commitment to high-quality ingredients has won fans all around the world with its amazing products, so why not share some of its goodness with a loved one? Besides skincare sets, you can find a whole range of candles, diffusers, soaps and perfumes on the website as well. If you’re having trouble choosing, we suggest the Lavender Dreams Set, complete with a shower gel, hand cream and a pillow mist.

For your cocoa-loving friends:

Lemuel Chocolate 

Home-grown Singaporean chocolate brand, Lemuel Chocolate, began its humble origins in 2017 out of their passion for creating responsible, artisanal chocolate for cocoa lovers. Following the brand’s successful collaboration with Shake Shack Singapore, Lemuel Chocolate has now released delivery boxes so that you’ll be able to enjoy their sweet treats right at home.

Both the Starter Kits and Mega Kits will contain an award-winning single-origin chocolate bar of your choice, hot chocolate granules, brownies and cookies. Mega Kits include additional sachets of cacao tea and muffins. They only deliver on Mondays, and delivery is free with the purchase of each box per location. 

Fossa chocolate 

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Local brand Fossa Chocolate has gained a reputation amongst locals for their innovative and unique flavours, and they’re bringing their chocolates to your home too. Whether you’re getting it for yourself for some much needed TLC, or for a loved one who needs a jumpstart to their week, Fossa’s Chocolate Gift Set is a thoughtful sweet treat to have. 

For those who require a boost of immunity: 

The Rare Honey Company

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Honey has always been touted as one of those ingredients that contain anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. Yet, not all honey is created equal. The full potential of honey’s health benefits can only be attained through high-quality options, which is why The Rare Honey Company’s 100 percent raw unprocessed range is so popular. Any honey with a Total Activity (TA) of greater than 10+ contains beneficial antimicrobial properties, and these properties are more effective as the TA level increases.

The Rare Honey Company’s Mini Collection Limited Edition Gift Box contains the four jars of honey in the TA10+ range: Redgum honey, Coastal Wildflower, Creamed Karri and Jarrah honey. 

Kindred Teas

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For centuries, people across the globe have testified to the relaxing and invigorating qualities of tea. Green teas, in particular, are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which protect the body against potential viruses, infections and sickness. If you’re looking to send some over, you might want to head to Kindred Teas. Their gift set doesn’t just come with your choice of tea (11 choices are available!), it also comes with a beautiful tall glass teapot to brew the tea in. They’ve recently opened up preorders as well for their collaboration with The Wallflower Bud, which includes a beautiful preserved rose flower jar arrangement and a tin of Kindred Teas’ best-selling Blessings blooming tea. 

Eu Yan Sang

If you’re looking at traditional Chinese medicine to boost a loved one’s immunity, Eu Yan Sang has a wide range of tonics and supplements for you to choose from. They’ve listed out 29 of their immunity-boosting supplements and care packages here, ranging from capsules to powders and extracts. If you’re looking to get a little fancy, Eu Yan Sang has a whole range of wellness hampers available as well. This Vigor Boosting Hamper comes with a bottle of Moscato as well as 16 other bottles of chicken extracts, fish extracts and birds nest. 

Jocelyn Tan
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Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.