The last few months have been difficult. Two years into the pandemic, things started to feel a lot more hopeful. Then, suddenly, a whole lot of people found themselves stuck at home again. Whether not feeling well, or isolating because of a potential exposure, it can be a stressful and lonely time for many.
When friends and loved ones are separated by quarantine, illness, or distance, sometimes it’s very helpful to let those people we care about know we’re thinking of them. A note or a phone call is always appreciated, but so is a thoughtful care package. Whether sending them sweets, breakfast, or a steaming bowl of chicken soup, you’ll know they are on the mend – and it’ll be because you sent them a little bit of what their soul needed!
Zucker’s Bagels NYC Comfort Food Kit
What is more comforting than bagels and lox? This care package ($149) includes a baker’s dozen bagels, a variety of cream cheeses and a choice of smoked salmon, and even chocolate chip cookies for dessert. Even if they are isolating on their own, they can slice and freeze the bagels, some of the smoked salmon and have hearty breakfast or brunch for weeks to come.
Murray’s Mac & Cheese
There’s no comfort food quite like mac and cheese, and there’s no one known for cheese quite like Murray’s. This is a bake-from-frozen mac and cheese ($23) made using radiatore pasta noodles and a mix of bold cheeses.
The Bouqs Co. Citrus Kiss
This gift bundle ($109) includes a wide assortment of feel-good gifts, from sweet cara oranges to a giant rice crispy treat, a jar of herbal bath salts with organic herbs and flowers, heart-shaped milk chocolate lollipops, a jar of Bradshaw honey, and tea. With all the love in this box, they’ll be feeling better in no time.
Brightbox Sunshine Box
This sunshine box ($15) does as it promises, by delivering a box filled by a whole lot of brightness and sunshine. Or, at least, sunshine in the form of adorable yellow goodies. From candy to treats and even a stress ball, this is sure to make them smile.
The Spice House ExactPack Soup Variety Set
There’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup when you need some comforting. The Spice House’s ExactPack Soup Variety Set ($14.49) includes seasoning packs for everything from Creole black bean soup to pumpkin coconut curry soup, Ethiopian-spiced lentil soup, and spicy chicken tortilla soup. There’s instructions on the back of each pack, too, so it couldn’t be easier to enjoy.
Carnegie Deli Better than Bubbe’s Matzo Ball Soup Kit
Speaking of soup, there’s nothing quite like matzo ball soup when you are feeling under the weather. Carnegie Deli’s Better than Bubbe’s Matzo Ball Soup Kit ($80) includes soup from the famous deli along with a matzo ball mix from Brooklyn-based matzo company, The Matzo Project. Pull it together, and you’ll have a steaming bowl of comfort in no time.
The Mixologer Caramel Hot Toddy Kit
This fun kit ($24.99) includes all the ingredients needed to make sweet hot toddy, from lemon juice and slices to pure honey, star anise pods and cinnamon sticks, and more. All they need to do is add their favorite whiskey and enjoy.