Being a Brit in the USA, there’s nothing I enjoy more than receiving a little box of English treats from home! The Little Care Package is a brand new subscription box company aimed at British expats living in America and Canada. It was created by a Brit living in Canada that was, to be honest, disgusted at the price of buying British items overseas…$8 for an English magazine?! She wanted to be able to give us a little slice of home for a more affordable price!
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. My box was received complimentary from The Little Care Package. However all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Little Care Package!
UPDATE: Since writing this post, I have discovered that the Little Care Package is no more, which is a real shame as it was a really good product! However if you are a Brit living in the USA that’s after a little taste of home, here are some companies that are still in business:
Pouch Pies – British Themed Meat Pies
Parker’s – British Food and Gifts
British Corner Shop – Food, Books, Cosmetics
World Market – Online and phyical shop locations in the USA
Expack – Is another subscription box but as far as I’m aware you only get around 6 random items for the subscription cost ($35-$40)
Amazon – If in doubt, there’s always Amazon…
I was so excited about it arriving and it really is JAMMED PACKED with loads of British goodies! Here’s a little look at everything I received in my box!
The Little Care Package
British Gifts (the inedible stuff!)
A London Bus Model
Ever since moving to the USA, my house is now covered in British stuff: the flag, post boxes, telephone boxes, London tube trains etc so the bus is a lovely addition!
A ‘Love to Bake’ Oven Glove
ONE WITH A THUMB. Why oh why don’t all oven gloves come with a thumb! It makes it so much easier to hold hot stuff! I now have one for each hand! Yay! (My current one came from Western Australia, who says all travel souvenirs are pointless!?)
A British Themed Canvas Shopping Bag
These things are actually so handy. I even used a similar one when I went to the USA embassy for my visa interview to hold all my paperwork in!
An OK Magazine
I actually really miss hearing about boring British news and celebrities. I was tempted to set the bbc.co.uk news as my home page just because I feel so out of touch with the world! This will make an interesting read!
Yorkshire Pudding Mix
This is amazing. Seriously. I cannot WAIT to try this mix out! I tried to make Yorkshire Puddings for Christmas dinner and failed miserably, the flour isn’t the same here! My Mum had previously sent me scone mix and that worked perfectly so I’m hoping this stuff is just as good!
A Box of Jaffa Cakes
For those that don’t know what Jaffa Cakes are, they are a layer of sponge, with a type of orange jelly, covered in chocolate. It was the first thing I opened and had a couple with a cup of tea. How very English 😀
A Tin of Shortbread Biscuits
Shortbread is literally my FAVOURITE type of biscuit (cookie to Americans!). I was bought a box of American shortbread for Christmas and it didn’t quite taste the same as the British equivalent! Even better, they come in a tin. I struggle to find just a single pack of biscuits in America, they all come in packs that would take me a month to eat alone and as they are in plastic, once they are open they’d just go soggy! A tin is much needed!
A Large Galaxy Caramel Bar
Yum yum yum! I’ve found big Cadbury’s bars but Galaxy is not Galaxy as Brits know it. Dove chocolate in America has the same wrapper though…
A Bag of Flying Saucers
I request these whenever my Mum sends me over a parcel!!! They are lightweight which is perfect for posting! Flying Saucers are sugar paper shells with sherbet in the middle. Once I start eating them I really struggle to stop! One of my FAVOURITE British sweets!
A Bag of Chipstick Crisps
A Bag of Quavers Crisps
Pack of Love Hearts x2
That’s 20 ITEMS! (Again, this could vary month to month!) I can’t believe how much was squished into the package! I love the range of items included, the way there are sweets, as well as savoury products and goodies that I can actually keep and use in my day to day life! I also love the way it’s packaged, there’s so much thought and attention to detail! The box is covered in British ink stamps, there’s a little note inside the lid and the items are wrapped up in tissue paper with a cute little sticker sealing it all up!
How to Get Your Own ‘TLC’ Package!
At the moment, The Little Care Package will ship to Canada and the USA. There are several different options available. You can gift a subscription box, where you can choose how many months you’d like to gift it for or you can sign up for an ongoing subscription which can be cancelled at any time (before the 10th of the month, which is payment taking day!). Each box is $39 which includes the postage. This is a bargain, I know how expensive the postage can be from when my Mum sends me care packages! If you order a minimum of a 3 month subscription, the cost of each box goes down to $36
Above is a video of me opening the care package and showing each item in all their glory!
Once again, The Little Care Package is no longer in business, however you can check out some of the links at the top of the post which are some other companies I’ve used or they’ve been recommended by other British expats!
Disclosure: Please note some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking and it comes at no extra cost to you! As always, opinions are my own.