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How 'Gift Boxes By Mail' was born

Posted on May 04 2018

I remember it all too well.  It was late 2008 and I had wanted to send my long distance someone special a care package to let him know I was thinking about him.  I'd never been in the market for a care package before so I didn't know what to expect.  I was quickly shocked and disappointed at the same old same old selection with ridiculously high price tags.  I wanted to send him a little something to brighten his day and let him know I was thinking about him.  I didn't want to have to take out a loan to afford to do it.

While the packaging was unique and pretty on those care packages, it's not like one puts the packaging up on the mantle after they've eaten the goodies out of it.  My guy also was not the sentimental type who would keep a pretty box just because it was a pretty box.  Even if it was a really expensive pretty box.

It was obvious that the chunk of the cost in those care packages was due to the fancy packaging.  While appropriate in some circumstances, it wasn't for ours and I couldn't help but feel like we weren't the only ones who were sad and discouraged at those expensive options.  My mind went to work with the possibilities.

I'd remembered years before as a child getting birthday cards from relatives or a letter from my cousin who lived four hours away and we only saw once a year.  We'd exchange letters and a stick of gum.  Getting mail was a highlight for me back then and I wondered if kids nowadays would feel the same.

In 2009, I finally decided to provide an option for those that couldn't afford $50 care packages, but still wanted to show their friend or loved one that they cared.  On top of having affordable care packages, I also wanted to provide an assortment of products option, since one size fits all hardly ever fits all.  I began my search for items I felt like were fun, affordable, and ranged from children to adults.

In September 2009, my goal of offering a care package website where one could purchase care packages for children and adults came to fruition.  From small toys to messages in a bottle, as well as the usual candy and snacks, we had over 100 items to choose from to cover kids to college students to grandparents.  It was an exciting time.

custom build care package

Custom built care packages quickly became our most popular care package option.  Over the years, we have continued to evolve and modify our product choices with what's popular and what we hope our customers will love, all while still offering a variety of products for all ages and all budgets.  No, we won't have the fanciest packaging on the market, but just like that delicious chocolate I received one time, in packaging I can't remember for the life of me, it's what's inside that really counts and what the recipient will remember about receiving a fun and unique care package that brightened their day.

To all those out there that want an affordable and unique care package option, we have it.  From our large assortment, affordable cost, and super fast shipping and delivery, we have what it takes to bring a smile to your someone special's face and a smile to yours as well for not having to spend a fortune to do it.





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