Care Package Ideas

best college care package ideas

Table of Contents

Winter Finals Care Packages

Super Bowl Care Packages

Valentine Care Packages

March Madness Care Package

Easter Care Packages

Saint Patrick's Care Package

Spring Finals Care Package

Halloween/Fall Care Packages

New Apartment Care Packages

Birthday Care Package

Going Away to College Care Packages

Taco Care Package

Done For You Care Packages

More than 50 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.

Scroll down to see all of the creative care package ideas for college students.  

What do you put in a college students care package?

Click on each package to see lists and ideas for each college care package.

best college care package ideas

Best College Care Package Ideas

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Care Package Ideas 1

Best College Care Package Ideas for Winter Finals

Care Package Ideas 2

Best College Care Package Ideas for the Super Bowl

Care Package Ideas 3

Best College Care Package Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Care Package Ideas 4

Best College Care Package Ideas for March Madness

Care Package Ideas 5

Best College Care Package Ideas for Easter

Care Package Ideas 6

Best College Care Package Ideas for Spring Finals

Halloween and fall care packages

Best College Care Package Ideas for Halloween, Fall, and Football

Care Package Ideas 7

Best College Care Package Ideas for New Apartments

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Best College Care Package Ideas for Birthdays

Care Package Ideas 8

Best College Care Package Ideas for Going Away to College

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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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