The Ultimate List of Yellow Gifts: 200+ Ideas That’ll Light Up Someone’s Life

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All of the Most Popular Box of Sunshine Items

woman smiling with her head back while holding a gift of yellow sunflowers

If you’re in search of just gifts that are yellow, you’ve just hit the jackpot.

Because I have a looooong list of fun, cute, thoughtful, and crazy good ideas.

From food to books, to ideas for the special guy or girl in your life; in this post, you’ll find gifts that are perfect for spreading cheer on all occasions.

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What do you put in a sunshine box?

The formula for an awesome box of sunshine is simple.

Step 1:  Start with a box, basket, or any other holder of your choice.

Step 2: Gather yellow items and put them in the container. That’s it, you nailed it!

The beauty of these care packages is how freeform they are. There is no perfect way or wrong way to put one together.

Sure, there are ways you can take it the extra mile. Like: painting the box yellow, lining the box flaps with yellow paper, wrapping everything in yellow tissue paper, including a saying, a printable, or even a hand-drawn sun.


None of that is required to make a meaningful impression. It’s about the thought more than anything else.

But when in doubt:

Go with food. A variety of goodies never disappoints.

Now here are a TON of great ideas to get you started:

yellow packaged snack ideas for a box of sunshine

Yellow Packaged Snacks

Sending a care package to someone with a food allergy or sensitivity?

Snacks with an asterisk* are gluten-free. Always double-check the label, though.

Salty & Savory

Corn Nuts*

 Toasty Cracker Sandwiches

Pirate’s Booty Corn Puffs*

Lays Potato Chips*

Lays Stax*

Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn*

 Gardetto’s Snack Mix

 Chex Mix, Honey Nut

Rold Gold Pretzels

RXBARs*Lemon, Maple Sea Salt, or Banana Walnut

RX Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter Packet*

Wheat Thins

KIND Bars*Toasted Caramel, Almond & Apricot, or PB Banana Dark Chocolate

KIND Clusters, Oats & Honey*

Tillamook All Natural Jerky

Oberto Original Beef Jerky

Oberto Beef Jerky Trail Mix

CHOMPS Turkey Jerky Sticks

Easy Cheese Can

Handi-Snacks Ritz Crackers ‘N Cheese Dip

sweet yellow items for a box of sunshine


Lemon Zest Luna Bars*

Golden Oreos/Oreo Thins

Fudge Stripes Mini Cookie Cup

Famous Amos Cookies

Nilla Wafers Cookies

Wow Lemon Burst Cookies*

Crunch ‘N Munch Caramel Popcorn*

Gushers Fruit Snacks*

Lemon Jell-O*

GoGo SqueeZ Banana Applesauce Pouches*

Smartfood Kettle Corn Popcorn*

Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Cake Pure Protein Bars*

Rip Van Wafels Snack Wafels

Honey Stinger Waffles (*Gluten-Free Varieties are also available)

KIND Bark, Dark Chocolate Caramel & Sea Salt

an assortment of candy with yellow packing


Related Video: How to Make a Box Sunshine (4 Easy Steps!)


Candy with Yellow Packaging

NOTE: Candy with an asterisk* next to it indicates that it’s gluten-free (according to the label).

I encourage you to do your own research to verify.

TOBLERONE Swiss Milk Chocolate Bar

Peanut M&M’s* (did you know that most M&M varieties are gluten-free?)

Ghirardelli Mini Chocolate & Caramel Squares*

Reese’s Cups* (all are gluten-free except for seasonal shaped items and unwrapped minis)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (and other holiday shapes)

Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates*

Milky Way Simply Caramel*

Swedish Fish*

Milk Duds

Sour Patch Kids*

Sour Patch Watermelons*

Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate with Cornflakes*

 Skittles Brightside*

Lemonhead Chewy Candy*

Ring Pop Lollipops*

Trident Pineapple Twist Gum*

Juicy Fruit Gum*

Project 7 Champagne Dreams Gourmet Gum*

Butterfinger Bar* (only fun size, singles, and share packs are gluten-free)


HARIBO Gold-Bears Gummi Bears

Sugar Daddy Lollipops*

Sugar Babies Caramels*

Raisinets Chocolate Covered Raisins*

Jolly Ranchers, Lemon

foods with yellow packaging (sunshine box ideas)

Food With Yellow Packaging

* = a gluten-free food.

But, be sure to confirm that yourself!

Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cup

Cheerios Cereal Cup*

Corn Pops Cereal Cup

Bumble Bee On The Run Kit, Cheesy Tuna Melt

Bumble Bee Tuna Pouch, Lemon & Pepper*

yellow drinks that make great box of sunshine items

Drink Ideas

Drink mixes are the perfect addition to a survival kit for a college freshman–my brother is a boba lover so I included a drink kit in my care package to him! Instant mixes don’t weight much so you can include a few different kinds to add some variety to a student’s everyday life.

J Way Boba Tea Kit, Mango Peach or Passionfruit Pineapple

Bai Antioxidant Infused Mango

Red Bull Energy Drink, Tropical Edition

Vitamin Water Energy Tropical Citrus

5 -Hour Energy Peach Tea

Lemon-Lime Gatorade

Sparkling Ice Lemonade

Bigelow Cozy Chamomile Herbal Tea

Pukka Turmeric Glow Tea

Yogi Tea Lemon Ginger

Hubert’s Lemonade

True Lemon Instant Lemonade Singles

Mountain Dew Kickstart Mango Lime

Starbucks Creme Brulee Coffee K-Cups

Cafe Bustelo Espresso Pods

bubly Mango Sparkling Water

LaCroix Lemon Sparkling Water

Lemon Lemon Sparkling Lemonade

Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink

MiO Lemonade Water Enhancer

cute yellow things (hydro flask, labradoodle plush, golden girls mug)

Cute Yellow Things

Meaningful Dogeared Necklace

Hydro flask Water Bottle

Why You Make Me Smile Fill in the Blank Journal

Sunflower Grow Kit

Mellow Yellow Silicone iPhone Case

“Stay Golden” Golden Girls Mug

I am a Ray of F*cking Sunshine Mug

“You Are My Sunshine” Stoneware Mug

Ceramic Hedgehog Mini Planter

Barfing Stress Egg

Duck Shower Loofah

Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack

Honeybee Fairy Lights

Globe String Lights

Glass Water Bottle

Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set

Labradoodle Plush

Disney Princess Belle Hand Sanitizer

Kissing Emoji Cereal/Soup Bowl

I <3 Lists Spiral Note Pad

Club Yellow Beats Wireless Headphones

Thanks” Die Cut Sticky Notes

What to Eat Meal Planning Pad

Chick Salt & Pepper Shakers

Pineapple Scented Dino Clip-On

cheap yellow gifts for a box of sunshine

Cheap Yellow Gifts

TIP: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Ross are all great places to look for budget-friendly yellow things to buy. I love browsing these stores because what they have on-hand is always different.

Don’t forget about Dollar Stores because they have hidden treasures, too!

Pocket Sanitizer by Bath & Body Works

EOS Active Lip Balm

Candles from The Dollar Tree

Shower Loofah

Little Trees Vanillaroma Air Freshener

Bullet Journal

J.R. Watkins Lemon Foaming Hand Soap

Gold Paper Straws

“Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy” Enamel Pin

“Slightly Bitter” Enamel Pin

“Lit” Light Bulb Enamel Pin

Balloon Animal Enamel Pin

Emoji Post-it Notes

Duck Shaped Chip-Clips

Lemon Earbuds

yellow beauty items ideas - face masks, sugar scrub, lotion, mascara

Self-Care & Beauty Ideas

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Sun Bum Lip Balm

NIVEA Milk & Honey Lip Care

Carmex Lip Balm

Skinfix Natural Lemon Mint Lip Repair

TONYMOLY I’m Real Lemon Mask Sheet

Que Bella Papaya Face Mask

Que Bella Hydrating Pineapple Mask

Que Bella Plumping Gold Mask

Sweet Chef Ginger Vitamin C Sheet Mask

A’PIEU Lemon Slice Sheet Mask

Honey Sheet Mask

Collagen Gold Eye Treatment Mask

Burt’s Bees Lip Mask

QTBT Daily Routine Morning Face Mask

Freeman Apple Cider Vinegar Clay Mask + Scrub

Freeman Mint and Lemon Clay Mask

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

Pond’s Exfoliating Towelettes

ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub

TONYMOLY Banana Cream Foam Cleanser

Honest Beauty Organic Beauty Facial Oil

OGX Argan Oil of Morocco

NIVEA Foaming Oil Body Wash

Trial Size Olay Body Wash

Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap

Skintimate Hydrating Shave Gel

Giovanni Cool Mint Lemonade Salt Scrub

Tree Hut Sugar Scrub: Lemon Blueberry, Pacific Sunrise, or Almond & Honey.

Treasure Bath Bomb

Pineapple Bath Bomb

TONYMOLY Banana Hand Milk

Clinique Dramatically Different Gel (Travel Size)

Hempz Sweet Pineapple and Honey Melon Herbal Body Moisturizer

Happy Vibes Line by Bath & Body Works

Love & Sunshine Line by Bath & Body Works

Hello Sunshine Line by Bath & Body Works

Velvet Scrunchie

Nail Polish


Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara

Lashtastic Mascara

Roll-on fragrance, such as: ASSURED (natural) by Mixologie, Pure Vanilla by Lavanila, or Wildflower by LAKE & SKYE.

Pacifica Beauty Malibu Lemon Blossom Perfume

ideas for get well things - cough drops, clorox wipes, tissue, vitamins

Get Well Items

Ricola Cough Drops

Clorox To-Go Wipes

Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes

Kleenex Perfect Fit Tissues

Cute Tissue Box Cover

Olly Probiotic Vitamin Gummies, Tropical Mango

Honey Sticks

4 books with yellow covers

Books to Put in a Sunshine Box

How Art Can Make You Happy by Bridget Watson Payne

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

175+ Things to Do Before You Graduate College by Charlotte Lake

Feast of Flowers by ava

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

F*ck Feelings by Bennett MD, Michael & Sarah Bennett

Her Favorite Color Was Yellow by Edgar Holmes

Get Happy! by Anthony Gunn

Happy by Derren Brown

Can You Be Happy for 100 Days in a Row? by Dmitry Golubnichy

Hello Sunshine by Freya Ete

Loo-niversity by Nathan Joyce

gift ideas for best friend

Yellow Gifts for Friends

Inner-Truth Deck, Bestie

Polaroid Pictures

Jar of Smiles


LUSH Gift Set

You’re My Favorite B*tch Wine Glass

Gratitude Journal for Tired-Ass Women

Friends Calendar

Pineapple Pendant Friendship Necklace

Botanical Beauty Coloring Pages for Adults

Serial Killers: Adult Coloring Book

Super Soft Sherpa Microfiber Blanket

yellow gifts for him, clothing and shoes ideas


Ideas for Him

70’s Smiley Face T-shirt

adidas Trefoil Tee

adidas Sport Shorts

Nike Swim Trunks

Casual Lounge Fleece Shorts

Fine Knit Workwear Beanie

The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip

Stance Joven Socks

Vans Old Skool – Vibrant Yellow or Pale Banana

Nike Hoodland Suede Boots

New Balance Numeric Sneakers

yellow clothing and shoe gift ideas for her

Ideas for Her

“Honey” T-shirt

70’s Smiley Face T-shirt

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa Tee

Pineapple Graphic Tee

“Happy” Script T-shirt

adidas Trefoil Tee

Lululemon Cool Racerback

Chiffon Scarf

Cable Knit Slouchy Beanie

The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip

Athletic Running Shorts

French Terry Dolphin Shorts

Stance Buzzchiller Socks

Crocs Classic Clog

Crocs Literide Pacer Sneakers

Vans Old Skool – Vibrant Yellow or Pale Banana

Birkenstock Florida Sandal

Nike Air Force 1 Sneakers

New Balance Classic Sneakers


half of a beautiful yellow sunflower

Conclusions on yellow items for a box of sunshine

I had a lot of fun compiling this list of ideas. If you counted everything, you would find that there are exactly 229 things!

I hope this has helped you figure out what to put in your own homemade care package. Or, at the very least, it got your creative juices flowing.

Do you have any more yellow gift ideas that I should add to this list? Share with me in a comment, I’d love to add more!

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