Whether you have periods yourself or watch your loved ones go through them during that time of the month, you know what a struggle they can be. Menstruating is a natural part of life, but it can seriously suck a lot of the time. A period care package is one of the best ways to show the women in your life you care and are thinking about them, especially if they experience severe PMS symptoms. On top of feminine products like tampons, pads and panty liners, here are 15 period care package ideas for the women in your life.
5 Period Care Package Ideas for Your Daughter
1. Dessert Bath Bombs
Having a bath is a nice way to relax and soothe your cramps during that time of the month. To make your daughter’s baths more fun, gift her these bath bombs designed as desserts. With 8 different scents, each one is filled with essential oils to moisturize the skin and promote relaxation.
2. Cosmetics Pouch
Although periods are nothing to be ashamed of, your daughter may not want to carry tampons and pads loose in their backpack. Add a pretty cosmetics pouch that fits these items into her care package so she can carry her feminine products around in style. She can easily throw the pouch into her knapsack for school or into her purse when she goes to the movies or mall with her friends!
3. Welcome to Your Period! Guide
Getting your period the first few times can be overwhelming and confusing. This frank and funny guide gives preteens all they need to master and celebrate menstruation! It’s a taboo-free guide packed with honest advice and big-sisterly wisdom on all things girls need to know about their periods. It includes case studies, first-person accounts and questions from real teens, because, really, who knows better?
4. Reusable Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is super important when you’re on your period. Include a reusable water bottle in your daughter’s care package to help ensure she gets enough water throughout the day. She’s more likely to keep refilling and drinking from it if it’s cute, right?
5. Stylish Sweats
Comfort is key when you’re menstruating. Gift your daughter with a pair of cozy, stylish sweatpants she won’t want to take off. These come in a bunch of different colours so you can pick her favourite, plus they’re lightweight, breathable and super comfortable to wear!
5 Period Care Package Ideas for Your Girlfriend or Wife
1. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
Raspberry leaf tea is known for its cramp-calming effects. It’s caffeine-free and made from the leaf of raspberry plants, helping to relieve PMS symptoms like vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Raspberry leaf tea also contains anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce the pain that comes with that time of the month.
2. Hot Water Bottle
A hot water bottle (or heating pad) can provide serious relief during that time of the month. If your S.O. experiences bad menstrual cramps, a hot water bottle is an amazing gift to add to their care package. Cramps often surface due to muscle tissue lacking oxygen and a heating pad will help stimulate blood flow.
3. Essential Oils
Certain essential oils work to reduce the pain of period cramps. These include lavender oil, cinnamon oil, rose oil and clove oil, which work particularly well in combination with one another. Massaging the oils into the affected area seems to be the best approach. Let her know to mix her oil(s) of choice with a carrier oil such as coconut oil or almond oil and massage a small amount onto the abdomen once a day for one week before the start of her period.
4. Fluffy Slippers
Comfort is queen during that time of the month and plush, fluffy slippers are a great way to let your girlfriend or wife know you care. These ones are made from soft faux rabbit fur to keep your feet warm and comfortable, plus, the high density memory foam offers marshmallow like texture that helps relieve pain and pressure from being on your feet.
5. Dark Chocolate
When you’re PMSing, there’s nothing quite like a good dose of chocolate. Add some to your care package to instantly light up your S.O’s face. Dark chocolate will hit that craving, plus it’s actually been found to relieve period cramps and pain. 70-85% dark chocolate is your best bet for pain reducing effects!
5 Period Care Package Ideas for Your BFF
1. PMS Sweets
If your BFF suffers from PMS symptoms such as bloating, cramping, nausea and migraines, these peppermint-flavoured sweets are perfect for her care package. They’re sweet and convenient for on the go pain relief and include vitamin B6 to reduce mood swings and period symptoms.
2. Face Masks
Face masks are ideal for relaxing and treating yourself. Plus, the skin goes through a lot when your body is going through hormonal changes. Many people experience acne and breakouts during their time of the month, so a face mask is perfect to add to your care package. This bundle includes 8 masks for all skin types to revitalize, purify and hydrate the skin.
3. Kindle Book: Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay By Phoebe Robinson
Books are a great way to take your mind off the wrath that is your period, especially one that’s utterly hilarious. Gift your BFF with this comedic masterpiece by best selling author, podcaster and comedian Phoebe Robinson. Written in her trademark witty and unfiltered style, it’s sure to get her through even the most miserable days.
4. Yoga Mat
While relaxing is nice during your period, exercising is one of the best ways to relieve cramps, boost your mood and feel better all around. Yoga is one of the best exercises to do while on your period to calm your mind and take care of your body. Adding a yoga mat to your BFF’s care package is super thoughtful.
5. Faux Fur Throw
Cuddling up on the couch with a cup of tea and a movie is sometimes all you need to get you through a tough period day. And it’s so much better with a big, cozy throw blanket. This soft, plush throw is everything they’ll want and need.
That time of the month can be a serious struggle for many women. Show them you care with a period care package that spoils them with love and comfort!
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