Christmas care packages for loved ones across the miles

Spending the holidays apart doesn’t mean you can’t show you care. Stay connected at Christmas and spread the merry with care packages from the Australia Post Online Shop.

If there’s one thing that symbolises Christmas, it's opening gifts together. And while you may not be reaching under the same tree this year, you can still share in the holiday spirit together with these handpicked care packages.

Put together a care package or two packed with gifts from our Online Shop and sent in our If It Packs, It Posts packaging. You’ll pay one flat postage rate based on packaging size if you’re sending up to 5kg within Australia.

Once it’s on the way, all you have to do is set up a video call to open gifts together.

For animal lovers, pet owners and pets

We all know someone who loves just about anything furry or feathered. Give them a chance to show off their pet pride with pressies like pet socks ($6.99 each), clever cat and dog plaques ($6.99 each) and birds and flowers colouring books ($14.99).

You can even send gifts that make it easier to hit the road with their furry friends, including this back seat cover ($14.99) and doggie water bottle and bag set ($14.99). And brighten up playtime with a light up collar and frisbee ($14.99) or a Flippity Fish™ ($24.95) that will have the four-legged friends’ tails wagging with delight.

Big holiday fun for the little ones

Present time is a special time for kids who have done their best to end up on the nice list, so make sure they have a Christmas morning to remember even if you can’t watch them tear open the wrapping in person.

Keep kids with creative flair doodling away with a lap desk creativity centre ($14.99 each) or an art maker kit ($19.99 each). And if they love a good yarn, send them a Books to Treasure book pack ($9.99 each) featuring classic Aussie stories of friendship and courage.

Got a spy kid on the loose? They’re going to love gadgets like these night goggles ($14.99) and Uniden walkie talkies ($79), while you can stuff young scientists’ stockings with Rocketship Reaction ($29) or a Mighty Megasaurs ROAR ($39). You can even teach a bit of responsibility with the money bank and watch set ($9.99).

Stylish ideas for the holiday host

This pack is perfect for the person who loves to host, with something for just about every occasion. Add flair to their table setting with a marble coaster set ($14.99) and May Gibbs ceramic side plate ($14.99) featuring the iconic Australian illustrator’s signature bush babies.

Or offer them some help in the kitchen with a Delicious Meals Made Easy cookbook ($25 each) or lovely May Gibbs tea towel ($19.95). And help create a fun, welcoming atmosphere with these copper string light bulbs ($14.99) or a hydrangea diffuser and spray bottle ($19.99).

Making it the most wonderful time of the year

Add more festive cheer for the Christmas buffs in your life with this animated Santa ($99) which gets everybody in the holiday spirit with fun movements and songs. Light up the holidays with an LED Christmas wreath ($29) or even a giant light up decoration ($69).

You can help them decorate and help make a difference with a Beyond Blue Christmas bauble ($9.99), with all profits going to the organisation’s 24/7 support service. Meanwhile, a classic wooden advent calendar ($39) or Christmas vintage swirling glitter decoration ($29) are quick and easy ways to pump up the festive factor. And they can spread the merry to others with this adorable May Gibbs card set ($9.99).

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