From North Carolina, With Love: Your Guide to Sending a North Carolina Themed Care Package 

North Carolina is home to unique treats and accessories, such as Cheerwine, Moravian cookies, and pottery made at our coast. When a person travels or moves away from the Tarheel State after being surrounded by the specialty items of North Carolina, they could start feeling homesick and get a craving for their old stomping grounds.

The good news is that they can get a taste of home (literally and figuratively) with a North Caroline themed care package, sent from their loved ones. Personalize this care package with items you know they loved and enjoyed, and build it around a specific part of North Carolina’s culture. For example, you could create a BBQ themed package, a Wake Forest themed package, or include only products representing our beautiful coast. You could also do a general Tarheel State care package, which must include certain items, such as the ones below: 

Made in NC Tasty Treats: Food products that represent North Carolina and are made from NC-based businesses. 

  • Moravian Cookies – No matter if the cookies belong to Mrs. Hanes or Deweys, they are an absolute inclusion to a North Carolina themed care package. Don’t forget to send a box in every flavor, especially the original ginger flavor. Speaking of Moravian food treats, lovefeast buns and sugar cake are two more essential items to add. 
  • Dewey’s Classic Cheddar Cheese Straws – I love cheese straws because this savory food comes with a kick of flavoring. 
  • Carolina Kettle Down East Carolina BBQ Potato Chips 
  • Chapel Hill Toffee
  • Accidental Baker Sea Salt Flatbread Crackers 
  • Sunshine Good Energy Drinks and Energy Waters – These bubbly beverages are filled with vitamins, electrolytes, and organic caffeine that comes in flavors of clementine twist, blueberry lemonade, citrus lime, and more. 
  • Cheese Bricks from Ashe County Cheese
  • Asheville Tea Company’s Asheville Grey Tea 
  • Cloister Honey Straws from Charlotte
  • Salted Caramel Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn
  • Bertie County Peanuts 
  • Carolina Brewery Eastern Carolina BBQ Sauce and Carolina Dry Rub

Memorabilia and Keepsakes: These tokens are ones that showcase our beloved state through home decor or apparel. 

  • A state-shaped print of North Carolina – Take it a step further and showcase our state’s flag or a dogwood pattern as the print. 
  • NC Apparel – Fill the package with NC themed shirts, hats, and socks. 
  • Postcards featuring well-known sites 
  • An illustrated lighthouse tea towel 
  • Sports-related items – Is the receiver a Wake Forest fan? A Mountaineer, or a Blue Devil? Send them something related to their favorite sports team.
  • Moravian Star Porch Light 
  • Sea Turtle Sea Glass Jewelry 
  • Pottery from the Seagrove Area 
  • “North Carolina Est. in 1789” Pint Glass or Cup

Born in NC Items: Originating in North Carolina and spreading throughout the country, these items will always call the Tarheel State their birthplace. While many of the products can be bought outside of the state, there are several that are only regionally available, such as Cheerwine, and just taste better coming from North Carolina. 

  • Cheerwine
  • A box of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 
  • Texas Pete Hot Sauce 
  • A jar of Mount Olive Pickles
  • A pack of Lance Crackers 

Whether you are sending a special surprise to a friend, sibling, cousin, or another family member, an NC themed care package will brighten anyone’s day and give them a little piece of home. 


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