29 Best Work From Home Care Package Ideas For Employees In 2021

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Your employees deserve better than a lame greeting card, don’t you think?

They work hard, and it has been a long and difficult year, after all.

If you’re looking for a better-than-a-card way to show you care, then we recommend exploring the wonderful world of care packages. Specifically designed to demonstrate your appreciation and regard, a well-planned gift box has the power to make your team members feel as perfectly special and irreplaceable as they are.

Benefits Of Sending An Employee Care Package

One happy consumer of Caroo’s wellness care packages captured all the benefits of a lovingly selected curation of feel-good products:

“. . . The boxes were not only filled with a variety of some really great snacks, but each box purchase also gave back to the Feeding America organization. Highly recommend it as the boxes were very well-received and brought so much joy to myself and my colleagues.”

Joy, good vibes, and happiness, priceless benefits all, but we should note that care packages, by way of the happiness and employee engagement they kindle, also offer some business-focused benefits as well.

Engaged employees put more effort into their work, boosting productivity projections by as much as 17%. These employees champion company missions and help organizations succeed.

Boost Morale in Difficult Times

Beyond all the other benefits, care packages and other gifts for employees can boost morale in a year of pandemics and unrest. Plus social distancing and has left many people stressed, lonely, and utterly disconnected.

Reconnect by selecting a care package your employees will love. We hope you find just what you’re looking for in all the options below.

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Work From Home Care Package Ideas

29) Caroo Unplugged Work From Home Box

“From work to play in 60 seconds.”

caroo_unplugged_boxThis assortment of snacks and gifts helps even remote employees transition from work time to “me time.” It’s a great gift for employees who started working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and haven’t quite figured out how to draw the line between work life and home life.

Why we love it: Employees can light the candle, fill up that mug, and savor the nourishing snacks to make everything—emails, Slack, Linkedin, deadlines—disappear.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $51.95

Where to get it: Caroo Unplugged Work From Home Box

28) Bookworm Care Package

“A personal pop-up library.”

bookworm-care-packageThis Swag.com build-a-box creation comes with a canvas book tote, the Emotional Intelligence 2.0 bookcustom reading glasses, and a spark tumbler. It’s everything your bookworm employees need to get some quality reading in anywhere and anytime.

Why we love it: Any bookworm will get tons of use out of this care package. They can take the tote on library runs, dog-ear their way to feeling more emotionally intelligent, and use the tumbler to sip and read without spilling anything on those treasured pages.

Best for: In-office care packages

Price: Starts at $70.32

Where to get it: Bookworm Care Package

27) Sips + Snack Box

“Raise a glass to healthy snacks.”

Sips-Snacks-BoxThis is happiness in a box, the perfectly balanced selection of goodies and good drinks perfect for socializing, relaxing, or just generally celebrating life.

Why we love it: Each item has been carefully curated to provide an optimal flavor experience.  Plus, you can customize the selections to get your employees exactly what they want.

Best for: In-office care packages

Price: Starts at $59.95

Where to get it: Sips + Snack Box

26) Home Office Essentials Care Package

“The home-office upgrade in a box.”

home_office_essentialsThis gift set includes all the classics every home office needs, including a soy candle and a desk-ready plant. It’s the perfect office gift to send to new remote employees or people who’ve recently moved, but it’s also perfect for sending just because you care.

Why we love it: It helps employees make their home office a place of joy, beauty, and productivity. Home gifts can be tricky because everyone has different tastes, but this box features universally appealing items anyone will use.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: $113.64

Where to get it: Home Office Essentials Care Package

25) Introverts Retreat Care Package

“Feed the quiet time.”

introverts_retreatThis care package is perfect for anyone who steers away from crowded rooms and every so often considers Zoom their wff (worst friend forever). Introverts will love rejuvenating with everything they need to escape the world and curl up with a good book.

Why we love it: It helps you, without resorting to a gift card, ensure your introverted employees get exactly what they want.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $36.99

Where to get it: Introverts Retreat

24) Mindfulness Work From Home Box

“The most zen pick me up ever.”

mindfulness_boxThis mindfulness box makes launching and continuing a mindfulness practice simple. Employees can work on their mindful skills using the journal and then put those skills to practice by deeply pondering all the flavors of their wholesome snacks.

Why we love it: This care package benefits employees by empowering them to practice mindfulness. Plus, for every box delivered, Caroo donates to Feeding America and their local network of food banks.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $51.95

Where to get it: Mindfulness Work From Home Box

23) Picnic After Work Care Package

“Picnics are not just for weekends.”

picnic-after-work-care-packageThis Swag.com build-a-box creation comes filled with a picnic blanket, a portable cheese boardmetal cutlery to go, and a mini wireless speaker. Employees can just add food to skip out of work and slip into picnic mode.

Why we love it: While food can truly make or break a picnic, the accessories also influence the fun and the ambiance. The items in this care package put a truly elegant outdoor eating experience at anyone’s fingertips.

Best for: In-office care packages

Price: Starts at $62.14

Where to get it: Picnic After Work Care Package

22) Workday Wellness Pack

“Wellness: A style that suits everyone.”

fitness_pack_wellnessA truly classic care package, this box comes packed with wellness essentials, including a face mask and a reusable water bottle. It’s just what employees need when they start feeling under the weather, or honestly, long before that happens.

Why we love it: It gives employees the tools they need to stay well and maybe even feel better than well, which of course, makes this box the ultimate original care package.

Best for: Both in-office and work from home care packages

Price: $70.29

Where to get it:  Workday Wellness Pack

21) The Plant Club Care Package

“Tempt out your inner plant whisperer.”

the-plant-club

This gift leans to the natural side of all the corporate gifts out there. Now plant lovers can join cheese and fruit lovers in the joy of receiving a monthly selection of their favorite things, in this case, plants and tools.

Why we love it: Can you ever have too many plants? The plant lover in your life will certainly say “no,” and this gift will absolutely dazzle them.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $23.33

Where to get it: The Plant Club Care Package

20) Happy Hour Box

“Happy hour starts…whenever you want it to.”

happy-hour-boxBars do not have a monopoly on happy hours! Just add friends and fun to this care package to make as many memories at home as you would be perched on a barstool. This party-in-a-box features delicious treats and even engaging icebreakers.

Why we love it: Employees get to have happy hour, they don’t need to pay for a Lyft home, and they already have all the snacks they could ever want when that inevitable happy-hour hunger sets in.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $51.95

Where to get it: Happy Hour Box

19) Case of the Mondays Care Package

“Make ‘the Mondays’ a good thing”

case-of-the-mondays-care-packageThis Swag.com build-a-box includes wellness essentials to get anyone going on even the Monday-est of all Mondays. It includes the Power of Moments book, an aromatherapy candle, a tea infuser mug, and a wearable speaker.

Why we love it: This custom care package will help employees channel their inner motivation, even when they just feel like crawling back into bed. While enjoying the soothing scent of their candle, employees can brew some tea, put on some music, grab their motivating book, and hit the ground running.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $91.40

Where to get it: Case of the Mondays Care Package

18) WFH Survival Pack

“Make your home office work for you.”

survival_pack_at_homeThis care package has all the goodies anyone needs to survive and thrive while working from home. It includes a delicious matcha latte mix, stylish desk plants, professional business cards, and some chocolate to top it all off.

Why we love it: This care package covers all the stages of working from home. Employees will love the plant when they’re in the “spruce up” phase, the chocolate and pecan butter when they need some comfort, and the business cards when they’re ready to work that network.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: $68.70

Where to get it: WFH Survival Pack

17) HopeBox

“Self-care with serious style.”

hopeboxThis care box features artisan-created aromatherapy and bath items paired with uplifting messages. Burned-out employees will love keeping the messages of hope and optimism in mind as they take a long relaxing soak.

Why we love it: This box is almost better than sending employees to a spa because they get to pamper themselves in the comfort and blissful privacy of their own homes.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $50.99

Where to get it: HopeBox

16) Snacks + Coffee Box

“A snack box + coffee bar in one”

snacks_coffee

This care package delivers a double-dose of energy via invigorating coffee and feel-good snacks. Did we mention it all comes packaged in a beautiful box that will earn you major brownie points for presentation?

Why we love it: Most people count snacks and coffee as daily essentials. This box gives employees the ultimate versions of their beloved daily treats.

Best for: Both in-office and work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $26.95

Where to get it: Snacks + Coffee Box

15) Ball Is Life Care Package

“Sporty essentials for every kind of ball game.”

ball-is-life-care-packageThis Swag.com build-a-box creation is filled with a sports duffel, a sport-tek cap, and a baseball tee.

Why we love it: Whether they’re playing or watching, employees can show up to their ball game in style.

Best for: Both in-office and work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $39.58

Where to get it: Ball Is Life Care Package

14) Muse Illuminate Box

“Find your forever muse.”

muse_illuminate

Does inspiration come in a box? It does now. This box features motivational and insightful books, goal-focused worksheets and activity sheets, and more.

Why we love it: This box basically delivers employees an up-close-and-personal motivational speech. The inspiring items empower them to refocus on their priority goals.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $29.67

Where to get it: Muse Illuminate Box

13) Caroo 15-Snack Box

“Get your snack on.”

15-snack-box

This lovely box comes packed with a mini-feast of 15 fan-favorite wholesome snacks that will uplift employees’ bodies and spirits. There’s something in this box to satisfy any preference and any craving.

Why we love it: Few things demonstrate caring as well or as succinctly as delicious treats. This box will help employees feel how much you appreciate them.

Best for: Both in-office and work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $26.95

Where to get it: Caroo 15-Snack Box

12) Winter Season Care Package

“Winter is coming.”

winter-season-care-packageThis Swag.com build-a-box creation features pandemic and cold-weather essentials, including a face mask, a unisex suede fleece, a cozy cotton beanie, and fully custom gloves. This gear will keep employees warm, safe, and stylish all throughout the chilly season.

Why we love it: The perfect gift for your office best friend, your brand-new co-workers, and even your manager, this quarantine care package has all the essentials that usually aren’t too much fun to wear, but with the customization and stylish lines, employees can make face masks and chunky sweatshirts runway-ready.

Best for: In-office care packages

Price: $45.32

Where to get it: Winter Season Care Package

11) Swag Starter Pack 

“Personalization at its finest”

StarterPackThis care package turns personalized swag into statement pieces. Employees will love rocking your logo on their super-soft t-shirt, using the custom tote during all their errands, and slapping those cute stickers on everything.

Why we love it: This box features classic items made even more special with your customization. A simple t-shirt becomes a vessel of memories for employees’ time spent at your company and with their coworkers.

Best for: Both in-office and work from home care packages

Price: $27.58

Where to get it: Swag Starter Pack

10) Work, Space, Spark Box

“Like Miracle-Gro for your career.”

work-space-spark

This enriching box includes materials employees will love placing around their workspaces to ignite their sense of passion and motivation. It reminds the uber ambitious than what they do today can help them get where they want to be tomorrow.

Why we love it: This box has substance. On-trend office decor arrives alongside in-depth videos and training that are sure to spark career growth and maybe even inspire new and lofty goals.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $47.99

Where to get it: Work, Space, Spark Box

9) Start of Summer Care Package

“Did someone say vacation?”

start-of-summer-care-packageThis Swag.com build-a-box creation features comfy flip flops, a cooling neck towelsunscreen, and a premium luggage tag that just can’t wait for summer vacation.

Why we love it: This assortment is equal parts practical and fun. It will help employees stay cool and relaxed from the first spark of summer to the last sunset.

Best for: Both in-office and work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $28.91

Where to get it: Start of Summer Care Package

8) ”I’m In a rush” pack 

“The rush gift that feels super special.”

im-in-a-rushThis box comes to the rescue if you had tons of ambitious gift ideas but forgot to take advantage of Cyber Monday savings. Perfect for the holidays, this pack includes a cozy cap, a power bank, and other daily essentials. You can customize everything to add that extra sentimental touch.

Why we love it: Personalized essentials make a fuss-free care package feel incredibly special. Plus, this box can be ready to send within 5 days, so it can save your holiday gifting game if you’re running a little behind.

Best for: In-office care packages

Price: $62.40

Where to get it: ”I’m In a rush” pack 

7) Home Decor Creations Care Package

“Seasonal decor delivered to your door.”

home-decor

This box is perfect for those festive souls who love the holidays but always run out of time to do all the crafting projects they’ve pinned. Boxes include heartfully-created decor inspired by the current month or season.

Why we love it: Who doesn’t love a good change in scenery every now and then? Just a few special pieces will help employees reimagine their habitat every single month.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $45

Where to get it: Home Decor Creations Care Package

6) Eco-Friendly Care Package

“Have fun and waste less: Words to live by.”

eco-friendly-care-packageThis Swag.com build-a-box creation comes with a recycled plastic bag, a bamboo cutlery set, a wheat Qi charger, and a reusable food container.

Why we love it: This package includes super-practical items that won’t go to waste, and each item’s eco-friendly design and creation reduces waste upstream as well.

Best for: A work-from-home care package

Price: Starts at $53.04

Where to get it: Eco-Friendly Care Package

5) Home School Care Package

“Silence is golden.”

home-school-care-packageThis Swag.com build-a-box creation includes colored pencils, a travel pencil case, a coloring book, and Dr. Seuss’s 1 2 3 book. This care package caters to all the harried parents trying to work from home as their kids try to learn from home. These items should at least buy parents an hour to join an uninterrupted Zoom meeting.

Why we love it: This package delivers far more value than the sum of its parts. If these items captivate kids for even just a few hours, parents will get some much-needed and well-deserved moments of quiet and focus.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $34.16

Where to get it: Home School Care Package

4) Steel To Reel Care Package

“Survive and thrive”

steel-to-reelOutdoor enthusiasts, survivalists, and generalist adventures will love this arsenal packed with professional gear for anything from camping to fishing. Each item has been selected by hands-on enthusiasts with field expertise in each activity.

Why we love it: When you give this box, you’re basically giving a package of adventure. Recipients will crack it open and hear the wild outdoors calling them.

Best for: In-office care package

Price: Starts at $35

Where to get it: Steel To Reel Care Package

3) Hot Sauce Of The Month

“Care package, extra spicy”

hot-sauce

Ideal for anyone with a burning passion for chili peppers, this box contains award-winning hot sauces representing a variety of cuisines from all over the world. Even the most fiendish hot sauce connoisseurs will discover something new to love in this box.

Why we love it: It spices up employees’ lives in more ways than one. Hot sauce lovers often get a jolt of exhilaration from tasting the spiciest of the spicy sauces. This box feeds that passion.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $14.99

Where to get it: Hot Sauce Of The Month

2) Escape the Crate

“The box that makes you think outside the box”

escape-crateAll the fun of an escape room now comes packed in a box for your adventuring convenience. Each pack includes everything you need to have tons of mystery-solving fun.

Why we love it: The best care boxes create connection, and this one does just that. It gives employees everything they need for fun-filled game nights. Hop on a video meeting and work with your team to Swashbuckle your way out of a pirate ship and so much more.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $26.50

Where to get it: Escape the Crate

1) The Conundrum

“If Houdini curated a care package…”

the-conundrum-box

This box is like a portal to a world of mystery and adventure. It includes mind-bending games, immersive stories, and even interactive real-life items, like recipe cards and playlists, that bring adventures to life.

Why we love it: It’s the perfect gift for anyone always seeking the excitement and adventure they just can’t find in daily life. Each game provides the priceless gift of intellectual engagement and absolute immersion.

Best for: Work from home care packages

Price: Starts at $25

Where to get it: The Conundrum


People Also Ask These Questions About Office and Work from Home Care Packages

Q: What is a care package for employees?

  • A: A care package for employees [LINK] is an assortment of gifts that make recipients feel good and also show you care. Some packages demonstrate caring about specific things employees are going through, burnout for example or they can focus broadly on general wellness.

Q: What can I send a remote employee that works from home?

  • A: You can send remote employees carefully curated work from home care packages [LINK], that includes everything from healthy snacks and mind-bending puzzles.

Q: Where can I find easy employee care package providers?

  • A: This roundup of care package ideas [LINK] features a variety of employee care package providers that make it easy to select and deliver care-filled gift boxes and assortments to delight and nurture employees.

Q: How much money should I spend on an office care package?

  • A: Most office care packages we’ve seen cost from $15 to $100+. But there’s truly no right or wrong amount to spend to show you care in both big and small ways.

Q: What should I put in a care package for WFH employees?

  • A: A care package for WFH employees should include items that make working from home more efficient, more enjoyable, or more luxurious.

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