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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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