How to send your BFF an elite virtual care package

Because you're an amazing friend, dammit
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How to send your BFF an elite virtual care package
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While we swear by sending dog memes or arranging Zoom happy hours for showing our long-distance loved ones affection, some days our friends need some extra lovin’ - like when, you know, we're stuck in an ongoing pandemic, or when they’re finally coming to terms with the existence of Cats the movie.

During those infinitely trying times, why not give them the digital equivalent of a big ol’ cuddle: a personalised virtual care package. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up everything you could include to have your pals feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

A beauty product that mirrors their personality
Whether she prefers the more natural “no make-up make-up look” that has confounded men worldwide, or gadding blithely about in sunshine slathered in glitter, a tailored makeup rec will help remind her she is indeed a bad b.

Charlotte Tilbury Eye Colour Magic Liner Duo Dhs92, NARS Afterflow Eyeshadow Palette Dhs260, Huda Beauty Lip Strobe Dhs75 at Cult Beauty

A throwback photo from brighter times
Whether you’re reminiscing on joyful moments past or laughing at the state of your 2003 skinny brows, old photos can serve as a fun way to lighten stressful moments.

A movie you think they’d love
Nothing tells a friend you value their time quite like saving them hours of wading through Netflix for a good movie to watch.

Clueless (1995), The Great Gatsby (2013), Lost In Translation (2003) recommended by Editor-in-Chief Alison Tay

An Instagram account they’ll fall in love with
Out of Instagram’s bountiful offerings (hello? Memes, memes and memes) there’s sure to be something that’ll brighten your friend’s day.

An old music video to trigger some healthy nostalgia
One moment they’re thinking about their to-do list, the next they’re wondering what their Year 10 crush has been up to and whether it’d ever be acceptable for him to bust out that side fringe ever again. Your friend will be thanking you for the happy distraction.

A note
Whether you choose to pen a simple note or wax lyrical about how amazing your friend is, a little personalised message is one of the most impactful ways to communicate your love and gratitude to the important people in your life.

Photos: Instagram, Giphy and Supplied