{Lifestyle} A care package for work

I thought of putting together a care package for work, now I am being all selfish here. I was not thinking of anyone in particular because at the time of plotting this idea I was stuck at my own desk and realised I needed a care package for work and since no one is in a hurry to make me one, I am doing it myself.

Why wait for someone to do something you can do yourself if not better, this is my motto for this post. #teamselflove #idoitbetteranyway 

A care package for work

What to include in a care package for work (for you)

  • Tea – though we buy lots of tea at work, I have certain teas at home that I like. So instead of drinking work tea I can bring in my own.
  • Healthy snacks – if you came to my house or saw my desk you would send me for a quick diabetic check as I have too many unhealthy snacks but recently I took some healthy protein bars to work, difficulty is choosing them over chocolate.
  • Tissues – I seem to be using a lot of tea these day especially with the change in weather and my sneezing (I still refuse to think I have allergies). People at work are noticing how fast boxes of tissues are disappearing so I need to bring my own.
  • Pain killers – those who know me know my PMS is no joke, I literally crawl the walls when it’s that time but I have recently been introduced to some hydrocodeine based pain killers and hallelujah the pain is almost manageable now so makes sense to stock up and keep in all places. I don’t use NSAIDs that much when I have headaches or other aches as I prefer to walk it off or drink some water.
  • Vitamins – I am one of those people who are good at forgetting to take my vitamins (just make them chocolate and I won’t forget) so bringing them with me and having sticky notes around my desk to remind me will help loads.

I am not going to be totally be selling fish today because I am also putting together a care package for work for my sister whose just started a new job. So far I have the following but stuck on what else to include for artistic people like her:

  • Notebooks – her role has some administrative task so what better way to capture all the need to know of the job than on a cute notebook
  • Stationery – obviously companies provide these already but it doesn’t hate to add a few personalised ones to the list
  • Desk organiser – though I only have a stationery organiser I think a desk organiser just makes the desk look cute and smart especially for companies where its hot desks only or clear desk policy.

The idea of care packages is something I have always loved but been too lazy to put one together and even when I do they do not come out as cute as other people’s (I am not comparing just stating the obvious) care packages. Help me think of things to include in my sister’s care package for work.

Do you like putting together care pages or receiving them?

What do you think I should add to my sister’s one?


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  1. Evelina
    May 23, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    This is a fabulous idea! It’s always good to be prepared for everything.

    • May 23, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      I know right, thanks

  2. nicol
    May 23, 2016 / 11:10 am

    this is a lovely idea! i need to bring some tissues in myself. damn hay fever making an appearance!

    • May 23, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks, I have had to bring in a few myself

  3. May 22, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Love, Love, Love this idea.
    I need this in my life 😀 and you’ve just reminded me to buy some more vitamins. Ive tried those ones from Aldi but prefer Boroca for a proper energy kick – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    Great post hun & gorgeous blog
    Charlotte x

    • May 22, 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks Charlotte I need to grab some from Boroca too then

  4. May 22, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    What an absolutely amazing idea! There is nothing worse than feeling rough or peckish and not having anything to hand!

    • May 22, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Tell me about it

  5. May 22, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    This is really sweet, I treated myself to loads of stuff like this when I started my job which also doubled up as my first desk/office job and first job related to my degree. I’d suggest maybe a fake plant to brighten up the desk x

    • May 22, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      We have plenty of those around but I have an orchid

  6. May 21, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    This is such a great idea! Perfect for all workers

    • May 21, 2016 / 9:28 pm


  7. May 21, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    It’s not selfish at all to make yourself a care package. That’s practising good self-care and that’s good for your productivity too. I don’t have a job but I’ll make myself a care package too for when I get steady day activities out of the house.

    • May 21, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you so much Astrid, I appreciate that

  8. May 21, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    This is a great idea, I would add a little stress ball to squeeze too.

    • May 21, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Ah yes that would be handy

  9. May 21, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Fantastic idea! I would include a really lovely handcream, one that smells as good as it feels

    • May 21, 2016 / 5:04 pm

      Absolutely, I need to do that as I wash my hands too often

  10. May 20, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    I love that you made one for yourself! Whenever I work in an office I always have to have a draw full of my own supplies like pens and decent coffee!

    • May 21, 2016 / 6:23 am

      Thanks, it’s always nice to have your own things in the mix

  11. May 20, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    This is so lovely. On my desk there are about 4 handcreams, 2 face mists and some deodorant and then I have a makeup bag in my drawer and ibuprofen plus a packet of tissues and some facewipes ha x

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:24 pm

      Girl you’re are prepared big time I like

  12. May 20, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Love this idea, definitely going to do this for myself!!

    • May 20, 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks Hannah

  13. May 20, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    Love this idea! It would make a great present too, if someone was starting a new job. I have brought my own tea and tea tin into work and I always have painkillers:) I also made my own desk organiser so that it would feel more like my own space.

    • May 20, 2016 / 2:04 pm

      I need my own tea tin too, thanks for the tip

  14. May 20, 2016 / 11:51 am

    This is a great idea! My boyfriend starts work in a few months and I imagine settling in will be hard so I’ll put together one of these for him 🙂

    • May 20, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Aww bless, good luck to him

  15. May 20, 2016 / 5:32 am

    This is a perfect list! I never had time to make breakfast so this is really good! Thanks for sharing!

    • May 20, 2016 / 5:33 am

      You welcome

  16. May 19, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    These are some really good picks so far. A small bottle of hand sanitizer might be a good idea.

    • May 20, 2016 / 4:09 am

      Ah yes, thanks

  17. May 19, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    What a lovely idea, you have a good list of products there. I’d add my specialist coffee.

    • May 20, 2016 / 4:09 am

      Thanks Melanie

  18. May 19, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    What a great idea, I try to keep some nice basics at my desk like moisturiser and hand cream but I often end up forgetting about them until I do a big desk tidy up. For your sister I’d add a desk calendar – one of the ones where you pull off a new sheet each day – I love those!

    • May 20, 2016 / 4:08 am

      Thanks so that suggestion Emma, I like the idea of pulling off desk calendars

  19. May 19, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    This is such a great idea – I totally admit I could do with one of these for myself, tea would be a must with perhaps a chocolate bar. x

    • May 19, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks, the proteins I have have some chocolate

  20. May 19, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    I think this is a great idea, especially with (dare I say) Christmas fast approaching! Looking forward to putting a few work care packages together! 🙂

    • May 19, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Thanks and yes it’s fast approaching

  21. May 19, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    I Love all the stuff you added in it.

    • May 19, 2016 / 4:28 pm


  22. May 19, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    This is a great idea! My work has welcome packages which is just a water bottle, pen, a pin and a memory stick. Would much prefer snacks and tissues.

    • May 19, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      That’s it? Well they need an upgrade lol

  23. May 19, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Such a good idea to do a care package for work. I am pretty good and don’t have a lot of junk on my desk and I rarely take in snacks. x

    • May 19, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      That’s awesome I am getting worse by the day

  24. May 19, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    I think this is a great idea, I have never heard of these before, you have to add nice stationery as well x

    • May 19, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      I will do and thanks

  25. May 19, 2016 / 11:37 am

    That is a lovely idea. I take my own tea everywhere because I just like certain teas that I know most places don’t have – so I can definitely relate to that. Something else I would put in a care package is a small clock for the table..I get so caught up doing things I forget the time is shown at the bottom right of my screen!

    • May 19, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      That’s true I forget too when busy so this would be handy for her too

  26. May 19, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I used to have a little emergency pack like this when I worked, I worked long hours and shifts so snacks, earl grey tea and energy drinks were in constant supply, I never thought of it as a care pack though and I would’ve loved someone to do that for me. If your sister is in a busy office how about some personalised cutlery for eating at work and a small supply of toiletries.

    • May 19, 2016 / 12:43 pm

      That’s a great idea thanks Jude

  27. Sarah Ella (Mumx3x)
    May 19, 2016 / 10:36 am

    This is such a great idea! I love it. Especially for someone starting a new job 🙂 Your sister is going to be made up with her work care package. Also, I love stationary! How about a desk calendar? You could make a personalised one 🙂 xx

    • May 19, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      I love that idea, personalised desk calendar is a greys idea and thanks

    • May 19, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      I agree, thanks

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:57 am

      That’s a great idea, thanks.

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