More than 20 Unique and Creative College Care Package Ideas


College kids love getting Care Packages!

After all, there is not much real snail mail these days.This list of the Best College Care Package Ideas will help you plan an entire year of care packages for your college student.

Sometimes it is fun to get together with a bunch of friends and have a College Care Package Party. No worries if you don’t have time for a party, your student just needs to know you care because some days at college are tough.

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.

Love from Home sent this care package to me to review. I gave it to my care package experts ( 2 of my college kids) for their input. Both my son and daughter thought it was an awesome package. It was completely stuffed with items that my daughter described as a good mix of “fun and practicial.” They both said it felt personal, like a package that I could have made for them. 5 Stars to Love from Home!!!  

For my full review see: A Review of Love from Home Care Packages

Items to include in a care package for college students:

  • granola bars
  • drink mixes
  • K-cups
  • Paper cups, plates, napkins
  • Seasonal items
  • Stress balls
  • Snack packages like Goldfish crackers, pretzels, nuts
  • Something sweet like candy bars or cookies
  • Toiletries
  • 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

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