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Breakup Care Packages

10 Presents For a Heartbroken Friend

Last week we introduced the breakup gift basket. It's a sad-looking pack that looks more like a spinster's Christmas present than a single's welcome, but it's filled with the great idea of sending your brokenhearted friends care packages.

I thought we could do better than the prepackaged basket of wine, junk food, and advice books, so I asked what you'd like if you met breakup's misfortune. The rebound fling didn't fit, but here are 10 doable suggestions for every budget below.


  • A plane ticket to see a friend
  • Yoga class certificate
  • A girls' weekend
  • Books, particularly chick lit
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Compliments
  • A mix CD or playlist
  • Salon gift card
  • DVD of a good horror movie, "preferably with plenty of young, good-looking men who die horribly"

Would you send a friend a breakup care pack?

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vabeachbum vabeachbum 5 years
I made one for my sister after her loser college boyfriend dumped her the day before Valentine's day. But the focus of it was helping her relax and take her mind off things... I gave her a bunch of really nice bath stuff so she could have an at home spa day.
dexaholic dexaholic 5 years
I'm surprised cigarettes are on this list! Though, to be honest, I returned to them during and too long after my breakup.
runningesq runningesq 5 years
Everything except the ciggs - really?
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