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6 Custom Care Package Ideas for Someone You Love

For a Flu-Ridden Friend…

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At spoonfulofcomfort.com you can customize baskets (from $25) packed to soothe cold and flu symptoms, including items like chicken soup, organic chamomile tea, and plush blankets. (Also, tell your friend to try these 5 Yoga Moves to Beat the Flu.)

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For a Loved One Battling Cancer…

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Based on requests from families and doctors, givingcomfort.org has kits (from $50) filled with useful gifts, such as a hope journal, aromatherapy eye mask, and nausea-reducing lollipops for adults or kids. (Bonus: Proceeds go to comfort kits for low-income patients.)

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For a Friend Getting Over a Breakup...

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Console your heartbroken friend with this dormify.com breakup kit ($19) that includes black nail polish, tissues and a paper voodoo notepad. And be sure to share these 10 Ways to Get Though a Breakup. (Pint of chocolate ice cream and chick flicks not included.)

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For The Friend Who's Recovering Post Surgery...

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Help your love one recover faster with a post-surgery gift-basket from caregifting.com (from $35) that includes basic essentials such as socks, lotion, and a plush blanket.

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For The Friend Who Wants to Quit Smoking...

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It's no secret that smoking is one of the 4 Bad Habits May Cut 10 Years Off Your Life. Help your friend break the habit with a box from Mirthinabox.com ($45) filled with practical items like candy and gum, and some slightly humorous items such as fake cigarettes.

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For a soldier serving overseas...

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Give a hardworking military man or woman a taste of home with the packs at moveamericaforward.org (from $25), complete with gifts like hot apple cider, trail mix, lip balm, sunblock, and veteran info—assembled by volunteers and shipped to Afghanistan.

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