Super Cereal Care Package

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Fun and useful food items make welcome gifts any time of year! My Super Cereal Care Package is just the tip of the ice berg for Care Packages!

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I’m excited to start a NEW feature at Megamommy where every so often I will share some of my favorite gift ideas with you! Trust me, I realize that many of you are smarter, more creative and craftier than I am! My only goal here is to share ideas that have worked well for me, hoping they can also work well for you! :)

I LOVE a well thought out Care Package! They are wonderful to give and receive. I’m willing to bet there are a lot of you out there who feel the same way!

What makes a Care Package great? That’s easy…making the items relevant to that special someone’s life! It’s not about that perfect item, and it’s not about a dollar amount. It’s about giving that special someone a little something they can truly use!

Something that makes their life just a little easier, and brings a genuine smile to their face! That’s what it’s about.

C’mon let’s take a look…it will be fun!

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This Super Cereal Care Package was for my friend Stephanie who just moved into a new house. She bought a wonderful older home with lots of character and fun little spaces! 

Having just moved in she was in desperate need of breakfast items should could grab and take to work with her. Of course she eats her cereal with milk, and she always keeps a small bottle of milk at work. So now she’s set. She can grab a cup or two of cereal, or a breakfast bar, or one of each and be ready for her day at work.

She is much happier during the day now because she starts off her day with something to eat instead of waiting until lunch. I love that!

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The items used in any Care Package should be specific to that person. These are some of Steph’s favorite easy breakfast items, but anything could be substituted for your special someone.

By the way, she loved her Super Cereal Care Package!

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Remember it’s NOT about spending a lot of money! It’s about getting a few good items that will be well received. For this Super Cereal Care Package I spent less than $15!

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There are a few “golden rules” that I try to follow with every Care Package.

  • I try very hard to make sure that every item in the gift basket and/or the basket itself (or whatever container you are using) can either be eaten or used again!
  • The bags I use most often to wrap a Care Package are the clear bags from the Dollar Tree. Trust me here, keep the bag clear and use various colored ribbons or decorations to create a personalized look.
  • Avoid unnecessary packaging that will end up in a landfill!
  • When creating seasonal Care Packages I think it’s even more important to go with a clear bag and use seasonal ribbons or decorations and such!

No matter the age, no matter the stage , a well thought out Care Package is a wonderful gift any time of year!

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I love making personalized Care Packages for people! What do I mean by personalized? I mean a well-thought out gift for that particular person! When I put together a personalized Care Package there are a few things I try to do with each one. Basically, I try to make sure that each and every item in the “Care Package” or the package itself can either be eaten or used again. No waste!!

So what makes a care package personalized? Taking the time to really think about what that particular person needs and/or likes. If you don’t know, that’s fine too, simply opt for items that are both male and female friendly.

We recently had a neighbor boy move away for college. He is much more than just a neighbor. He was our go-to guy when we went out of town and needed someone to collect the mail, mow the grass or shovel the snow. Plus he’s just an all-around great kid!

Let’s take a look at what I put together for him.
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