Great Ideas for College Care Packages
College kids love getting mail. After all, there is not much real snail mail these days – most of my mail could be addressed to the recycling center in my town and I would never miss it. Great Ideas for College Care Packages will help you plan an entire year of packages for your student, whether you have time to make an elaborate care package or need to mail something quick to cheer up or cheer on your college kiddo.
Your student just needs to know you care because some days at college are tough. Sometimes it is fun to get together with a bunch of friends and make a super fancy packages. Other times (like this past Valentine's Day for me), you can empty 3 packages of Dove chocolate hearts into a mailing envelope and send it on.
There are also some great companies that will send packages to your kids. You can send a one time package or sign up for a subscription service to bless your child every month or quarter.
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First Care Package of the Year
The first care package of the year should include their favorite comfort items, like coffee K-cups or other drink mixes, snacks, and something to get them in the spirit of the year. For a quick pick-me-up, e-mail them a Starbucks gift card. Even better for you, pay below face value on Raise.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these inspirational necklaces and football themed t-shirts and hoodies from Cents of Style. They also have cute t-shirts for moms and great jewelry at very reasonable prices! Also, the NCAA is now requiring CLEAR purses and bags at football games. Send your daughter one with her school logo.
No Time to Make A Care Package?
Send them one of these instead:
Fab Fit Fun sends boxes of full-sized beauty products and other goodies every quarter. My daughter LOVES her subscription! Use the code “PUMPKINSPICE” for $10 off the Fall box.
Pittman and Davis will send them a box of fresh fruit so you can make sure they have some healthy snacks around the dorm room.
SoulFeed is the college care package that truly says “I love you” by allowing parents, grandparents and friends to provide consistent spiritual encouragement for a loved one during the college years…plus yummy snacks and fun stuff!
Want an eco-friendly, non-toxic, vegan box for your granola girl? Love Goodly delivers boxes with full-size premium products dedicated to nontoxic beauty, eco lifestyle and wellness. Their brands are cruelty-free, organic, non-gmo, eco-friendly and vegan. And with each purchase, they give back to a cause.
Gluten Free? American Gluten Free offers gluten free, dairy free, and vegan care packages.
Items to include in a care package:
- granola bars
- drink mixes
- Paper cups, plates, napkins
- Seasonal items
- Stress balls
- Snack packages like Goldfish crackers, pretzels, nuts
- Something sweet like candy bars or cookies
- Schools supplies like highlighters, post-it notes, pens, pencils
- Encouraging note or card
- small framed picture from home
- Gift card to local fast food place
- Coffee mug or tumbler
- water bottle
- Instant oatmeal, mac and cheese, or soup cups