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14 Care Package-Worthy Treats for Loved Ones Near and Far

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When you are in college, a care package is the purest demonstration of love you can experience. It doesn't matter what's inside: homemade cookies, packages of Oreos, a rainbow of drugstore underwear, two pounds of confetti, mini bottles of booze, the things you forgot the last time you visited home. You'd rip it open in the middle of the mailroom. It doesn't matter. It came in the mail for you.

But you don't need to be in college to enjoy a care package, and the same principle applies: It doesn't matter what's in there. If you make something and put it in a box and take it to the post office and send it to someone you love, their whole day/week/month will be made. And if you make one of these recipes and include it in the package—well. Expect a care package in return.

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Coconuttiest Shortbread Cookies
Coconuttiest Shortbread Cookies
Sriracha Cocoa Cashews
Sriracha Cocoa Cashews
Orange Flower-Scented Baklava
Orange Flower-Scented Baklava
Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread
Cinnamon and Rye Shortbread
Pine Nut Brittle with Rosemary
Pine Nut Brittle with Rosemary
Bulgogi Jerky
Bulgogi Jerky
Everything Bagel Spiced Nuts
Everything Bagel Spiced Nuts
Brown Butter Granola with Honey and Sumac
Brown Butter Granola with Honey and Sumac
Angostura Bitters-Glazed Popcorn
Angostura Bitters-Glazed Popcorn
Nutella Popcorn Puppy Chow
Nutella Popcorn Puppy Chow
Great Graham Crackers
Great Graham Crackers
Torrone Siciliano (Sicilian Almond Brittle)
Torrone Siciliano (Sicilian Almond Brittle)
Almost Instant Chai
Almost Instant Chai
Pizza Spiced Nuts
Pizza Spiced Nuts

What's the best thing you ever got in a care package? Tell us in the comments.

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