47 Fantastic Box of Sunshine Ideas for Spreading Happiness
Sunshine Box Ideas for Care Packages
A box of sunshine is a thoughtful care package that typically includes only gifts that are yellow.
And, it’s perfect for lots of occasions!
A little themed box works like magic for cheering up low spirits and for sending well wishes to the sick. It’s a happy surprise when sent for a birthday or even just because.
In a nutshell:
It’s happy mail!
The goal is to simply make someone’s day. Whether it’s going to your mom, sister, boyfriend, girlfriend, or best friend – a box of sunshine is sure to make a splash.
In today’s post, I have tons of great ideas to help you figure out what to put in your own unique care package.
47 Box of Sunshine Ideas
1) For the Gluten-Free Friend
The saying that goes with this box is a cute way to add an extra touch.
2) Happy Snacks
Let your creativity run wild when you’re decorating! The flaps with 6 things we miss about you are a genius idea.
3) Buzzin’ On By
You’ll see that bees are always cute enough to include.
4) Sending You Some Sunshine ☀️
Box decorations don’t need to be over the top to impress the recipient. I love the simple design of this one!
5) Day Brightening Box
At a loss for what to write? You can always use a printable like this one.
6) Rays of Happiness
How neat is the pop-out sun on the inside of this box? If you ask me, SUPER neat.
7) A Little Bit of Everything
See how many yellow things you can round up around your home before heading to the store. You may be surprised by how much you already have on-hand.
8) Cancer Patient Comfort for Baby & Family
A box of sunshine for a cancer patient is a way to express love and support. It’s about the thought more than exactly what the gift is.
9) Here Comes The Sun
How many yellow items can you count in this picture?
10) Smile & Sparkle
Cardboard box, basket, wooden box – they’re all great vehicles to use for a gift of sunshine!
11) For Those Not So Sunny Days
The right book can put long-term pep in your friends step!
12) A Tasty Surprise
It really doesn’t take much to make someone’s day. Hand-picked snacks are always a hit.
13) Sunshine Gift for The Boyfriend
I don’t know of any boyfriends/girlfriends or husbands/wives who wouldn’t be delighted to find this waiting for them.
14) Little Box, Big Smiles
The proof is in the pudding – sunshine boxes spread happiness!
15) Sending Love & Support
Being thoughtful comes in all different shapes and forms. We all have our “flavor” so to speak.
16) Sweet College Care Package Idea
College students will for sure make good use out of anything you send.
17) Little Miss Sunshine Gift Basket
Little Miss Sunshine is the perfect mascot for boxes full of sunshine!
18) Only Rainbows After Rain
Rainbows can only come after rain, right?
19) Sent With Love
Being artistically inclined is not a requirement for a care package – just do your best. I’m sure whoever you’re sending it to will love it all the same.
20) Tea-riffic Idea
If you want to find that exact mug (and I don’t blame you, it’s SO cute) try looking on eBay. From what I can tell, the original is no longer in production. 🙁
21) Super Sunshine in a Box
Yellow is often linked to a positive mood, so the more the better!
22) Finals Care Package
If I’d received something this nice during finals in college, I probably would have cried (tear of happiness).
23) Co-Worker Well Wishes
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24) Pineapple Happy Birthday
This box is truly an impressive birthday surprise!
25) Teacher Appreciation Gift
I love the idea of making a box of sunshine for a teacher appreciation gift. Beats an apple any day!
26) Yellow Snack Attack
When in doubt – just fill the package with snacks. Trust me, no one will complain.
27) All the Yellow Things
The handmade card with this gift is extra adorable.
28) Happy Sunflowers
I’m sure whoever got this on their birthday was floored!
29) Box of FUNshine
If puns are your strong suit, well then it’s your time to SHINE.
30) Graduation Basket Idea
Teens and college students are especially keen on the idea of sunshine boxes. They’re definitely a winning choice for graduation gifts.
31) Vivid, Yellow & Fun
Can you sense a theme with the lemons, yet?
32) Happy Thoughts & Good Vibes
Snacks and face masks go together like peanut butter & jelly.
33) Best Friend Hugs
As you’re putting together the care package, think of it as a way to send a hug by mail.
34) Boom Chicka Yes
This box uses just a handful of items but it appeals to all the senses.
35) Sunshine Box for a Birthday
I think we all secretly hope to get surprise mail like this one day.
36) Emoji Theme
Lean into the emoji trend, it won’t steer you wrong.
37) Happy Mail During Recovery
Being cooped up in the house while recovering from surgery can get boring. A thoughtful gift is a welcome sight and they’ll adore you for it.
38) Circle of Happiness
Building a box full of sunshine is a great excuse to upcycle an old hat box you have laying around.
39) Ultimate Yellow Care Package
I’m the type of person who loves giving gifts. So if you have the time and the means, I think that going ALL OUT would be pretty fun.
40) Birthday Favorites for Mom
Take note – sending a gift like this to your mom for her birthday is how you become the favorite child.
41) Supporting Self Care
Nothing’s better than a little out of the blue pampering via mail.
42) DIY Christmas Gift
Imagining unwrapping a sunshine box on Christmas morning!
43) You Are Amazing
Affirmation is my life blood. If you appreciate someone, tell them!
44) Delightful Care Package
Part of the fun is suddenly noticing all the yellow things you encounter in everyday life.
45) Holler & Glow
*Most* of the time everything in a box of sunshine is yellow. It certainly doesn’t need to be, though!
46) Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons
You can go wrong with throwing in anything lemon or sunshine themed.
47) Thinking of You
Lastly, don’t forget to personalize your care package in some way! Little notes will really make it all the more special.
Final Thoughts on a Box of Sunshine Gift
Wow – there were so many inspiring sunshine box ideas! And I’m sure there are many more out there, as well.
Which ones did you like best? Have you put together a yellow themed care package like this before?
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