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Birthday Care Package

Birthday Care Package

Birthday Care Package

 

 

It can kinda stink to be away at college for your birthday (or to be the mom who can’t see her baby on the special day)! Sending them a Birthday Care Package can cheer everyone up. Print out the Birthday care package printables, tuck in some favorite treats and gifts, and their Birthday Party in a Box is on it’s way!

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For more care package ideas:  College Care Package Ideas for Every Occasion.

 

Birthday Care Package

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I went a little girly with my care package items this time and I thought these Godiva Limited Edition Cake Inspired Chocolates were perfect for a birthday care package.

I also could not resist these Rainbow Chip Mug Cakes – icing included!

Be sure to include candles, party plates and napkins, and decorations. I am all about these adorable llama plates and napkins!

Add a present or gift cards in the box as well! Anything the birthday kid will make their day special and fun. 

How to Mail Your Care Packages:

I recommend Medium Flat Rate boxes from the post office. The boxes are free. You can pick them up at the post office before you make your boxes. They cost $14.35 to mail regardless of the weight. All of my care package printables are designed to fit this size box.

I make all of my Care Package decorations and labels with Pic Monkey.

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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Graduation Care Package Ideas

Graduation Care Package Ideas

Graduation Care Package Ideas

Care Packages are one of the best ideas for graduation gifts. They give the graduate a box full of items that relate to their interests or future! These Graduation Care Package Ideas are also great for treating the graduate to wonderful self-care, beauty, wellness, special dietary needs, or other fun products. Cratejoy carries more graduation care package ideas than I could include in one post, so feel free to get lost on their website!

Graduation Care Package Ideas

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For the graduate who wants products from small businesses owned by women:

Brownstone and Main delivers a box filled with beauty, self-care, wellness, and lifestyle products created by women-owned small businesses around the US. Their boxes include 5-7 products with a guaranteed value of over $70. A new box is curated every other month. The Brownstone and Main care package would be the perfect gift for an ambitious female graduate.

For the snacker

MunchieCrate delivers a box of 15 snacks for the one studying in the dorm and ready for a late night pick-me-up. These are the snacks the kids grew up with and will be excited to see.

For the coffee lover who will definitely have a Keurig

New K-cups from Podaholics every month will be perfect for the graduate who wants to start each morning with a cup of coffee before work or class.

For the guy who loves to work out and load up on protein

Send a Brotein Box to help him fuel his workouts with high protein treats like protein bars, jerky, and other snacks.

For the graduate who is gluten-free, but would like a sweet treat

Can you believe these gorgeous cookies are gluten free? Each box includes 12 gorgeous, yummy, and gluten free cookies! They also have cookie decorating kits. All of the profits go toward adoption fees.

For the new college guy (or any guy)

What college (or any guy) would not like a new pair of underware, socks, and t-shirt each month? One more day he does not have to do laundry! Basic Man delivers premium quality cotton and bamboo products. The boxer briefs are odor-resistant and antimicrobial

For the popcorn lover

Kernal Crate boxes include 3 unique flavors every month and are tree nut free, peanut free, and gluten free. 

For the New Teacher

Teacher Care Crate is a self-care box for teachers. It includes 6+ items specifically curated for teachers to destress and relax.

For the Woman ready to take on the world

Spark, Hustle, Grow is a subscription box and online community for female entrepreneurs. Every box includes a personal development or business-focused book and 4-6 chic office supplies, tech gadgets, and stationary. Recipients also receive monthly business trainings by experts.

For the Fitness Enthusiast

Barbell Boxes are available for men or women and include the most effective supplements and fitness gear on the market including product, recipes, supplement plans, and motivation.

For the Crafter

For the gal or guy who likes crafting and would love to have all of the tools, supplies, and instructions for a project delivered each month. All Adults and Crafts projects are useful and trendy and provide the opportunity to learn a new crafting technique each month. 

 

For some faith-based encouragement

Upbox curates lifestyle boxes with a captivating Scriptural theme, filled with treasures they love + use, too! They include an assortment of goodies like cards, bath+body, beauty, yummy treats, home goods, + accessories!

For the office and paper supplies lover

Freshen up her desk with a sophisticated office and paper supplies care package by Cloth and Paper. The guys would like the “pensperation” package. It includes 5-7 pens, pencils, or writing tools. 

For Game Night

Game Night in the dorm or with friends anywhere. Escape the Crate sends an “escape room” style game every other month. Each box features a unique theme and gives a team of players 1 hour to escape using the clues included in the box. 

For the Car Lover

Glove Box sends a curated box of 4-6 premium detailing products, towels, and accessories from top car care brand. Packages feature products from the brands the pros use, and as a special bonus DELUXE subscribers receive access to exclusive discount codes and monthly how-to videos to detail like a pro. 

For the Dog Lover

BoxDog sends 6-8 premium products for dogs, including 4 bins of 100% handmade bakery treats, 1 vegan skincare item from the BoxDog line, 2 unique toys and 1 dog dear or gadget item you won’t find in stores.

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Spring Finals Care Package

Spring Finals Care Package

Spring Finals Care Package

Summer is almost here! But, first the college kids have to take their finals…. Send the college student in your life a Spring Finals Care Package. This post has all of the box decorations, tags, and stickers to make the perfect care package. The Spring Finals Care Package Printables are available in the Year of Care Package Printables set above and below this post.

Need a Winter Finals or more Care Package Ideas?

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Spring Finals Care Package

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Supply List:

White Cardstock

Sticker Paper

Cute Ribbon

Tissue Paper

USPS Medium Flat Rate Box – available free at the post office

Sunmaid Raisins

Sunscreen

Cereal

Chips

Bubbles

Sunflower Seeds

 

 

Raise those grades with some grade raisin’ raisins!

Encourage them to BLOW THOSE TESTS AWAY!!

They may roll their eyes, but you do CEREAL-SLY want them to do well!

It has not been a fun semester for these kids, but they have chipped away at this online school thing and are ready to be done!

Going outside and getting some sun can be a huge stress reliever.

You cannot put too much SUN or FUN or corny puns in this spring finals care package. The kids of spring semester 2020 deserve it!!

Add some yellow tissue paper and a few more of their favorite treats and drop this box in the mail (or by the bedroom door).

Consider printing and slipping in a Bible Verse or two or twelve from 12 Bible Verses for College Students.

 

Consider printing and slipping in a Bible Verse or two or twelve from 12 Bible Verses for College Students.

All of the care package decorations I create fit a USPS Medium Rate Flat Rate Box, which ships for $14.35, regardless of weight.

The box decorations, tags, and stickers are available for download in the Year of Care Package Printables set.

I create all of my care package decorations, tags, stickers, and blog graphics with:

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

A Year of Care Package Printables

All of the supply lists, box decorations, and item tags to make Care Packages for Halloween, 2 Different December Finals, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Spring Finals. Over 50 of my most popular downloads all together in one place and it's TOTALLY FREE for members of the Almost Empty Nest Community.

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Laundry Care Package

Laundry Care Package

Laundry Care Package

 

Looking for a fun and useful gift for a college student? How about a Loads of Fun Laundry Care Package? A care package filled with laundry essentials will be welcome by anyone who would like to have clean clothes. The cute laundry care package printable is located in the Subscriber’s Library. You may gain access to the library by subscribing below.

 

For more Care Package Ideas:

Care Package Ideas

Going Away to College Coffee Gift Basket

DIY Graduation Gifts

Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide

Laundry Care Package

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Supply List:

White Cardstock

Cellophane Gift Bag

Cute Ribbon

Basket Filler

Book: Do Your Laundry or Die Alone

Laundry Soap

Stain Remover

Downey Wrinkle Release Spray (For the college student who does not want to iron.)

Bleach Crystals (They weigh a LOT less than liquid bleach!)

Do Your Laundry or Die Alone by Becky Blades is the most adorable graduation gift book I have ever seen. The advice is written in short, numbered paragraphs in a fun tone – something a college bound 18 year old might actually read.

Items to add to your Laundry Care Package:

Roll of quarters

Dryer sheets

Portable clothes line

StramperBag Backpack Laundry Bag

Prefer a premade Laundry Care Package? Check this one out in the Almost Empty Nest store. Also available: Create you own Laundry Care Package with the Laundry Care Package Box Decorations. 

I create all of my care package decorations, tags, stickers, and blog graphics with:

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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Easter Care Package

Easter Care Package

Easter Care Package

 

Wishing you could send an Easter Basket to your college kid who can’t come home for the weekend? Send an Easter Care Package instead.

Use these Printable Easter Care Package Box Decorations to make an Easter Basket. Fill it with Easter goodies to complete the care package. Even if you can’t be there, the Easter Bunny can still send a box decorated like an Easter Basket to celebrate the occasion.

The Easter Care Package Printables, as well as ALL of the Care Package Printables featured in Almost Empty Nest posts are available for FREE below.

For a complete list of Care Packages:

Care Package Ideas

Easter Care Package

 

How to Make your Easter Care Package:

 

I start all of my care packages with a Medium Flat Rate Priority box. The boxes are available for free at your post office. They ship for $14.35 regardless of the weight of the package.

An Easter Care Package may be the easiest of all care packages to make because the stores are full of colorful Easter items to make your package a gift to remember.

Of course, the first thing you need is Easter Grass! Put this in the bottom of the box. It also acts as packing material.

 

Add some Plastic Easter Eggs. For my son’s packages, I stuffed each egg with money. One son has to use coin operated laundry machines, so plastic eggs are a great place to put quarters.I also made a box for a relative who is serving oversees in the military. I put candy in his plastic eggs.

No Easter basket or care package is complete without a Chocolate Bunny.

Finish off your care package with any other Easter themed items you would like. I used Goldfish crackers and other candy. Seasonal school supplies, scented candles, or bath items would also be great – anything that brings some beautiful color to the box.

You will have them hopping around their dorm room or apartment on Easter morning with a few treats from you to remind them how much you love them.

Want to make your Easter care package even more special? Almost Empty Nest has premium Easter Care Package Decorations available in the Almost Empty Nest Store.

Prefer a premade Easter Care Package? Check this one out in the Almost Empty Nest store.

A Year of Care Package Printables

All of the supply lists, box decorations, and item tags to make Care Packages for Halloween, 2 Different December Finals, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Spring Finals. Over 50 of my most popular downloads all together in one place and it's TOTALLY FREE for members of the Almost Empty Nest Community.

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Gluten Free and Vegan Care Packages

Gluten Free and Vegan Care Packages

Gluten Free and Vegan Care Packages

Many people need to eat gluten free or prefer vegan food and products. Shopping for and finding these specialty products can be difficult especially if you are not sure if a product meets the requirements. Fortunately, several companies make gluten free and vegan care packages that you can send to your college student.

Gluten Free and Vegan Care Package Ideas

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Love Goodly Care Packages:

Love Goodly carries eco-friendly, non-toxic, organic, cruelty-fee, non-gmo and vegan products. Whether you are looking for a few items or would like to order a pre-made subscription boxLove Goodly delivers boxes with full-size premium products dedicated to nontoxic beauty, eco lifestyle and wellness. You can order one box or a series of boxes to cheer up your college student who may be feeling neglected in the school cafeteria and stores surrounding her school.

Love With Food Gluten-Free Gift Box

Love With Food helps you discover new organic, all-natural, or gluten-free snacks. Their snacks do not contain flavoring, coloring, trans fats, hydrogenated oils, or high fructose corn syrup. You can send a one-time box or a monthly membership, which starts as low as $7.99/month. They donate a portion of their proceeds to help fight childhood hunger.

Snack Sack

Snack sack is a Crate Joy “Best of 2019” Favorite. Each Snack Sack includes 11-15 Gluten Free certified snacks. You can also choose the Classic, Vegan, or Workplace snack sacks. The reviews are great. Prices start at $22.67/mo.

Ten Thousand Cookies

Can you believe these gorgeous cookies are gluten free? Each month receive 12 gorgeous, yummy, and gluten free cookies for as low as $28.50! They also have cookie decorating kits. All of the profits go toward adoption fees.

Kernel Crate

Kernal Crate boxes are tree nut free, peanut free, and gluten free. They include 3 unique flavors every month.

Pigasus Pizza

A monthly gluten free pizza subscription would be the perfect treat for any college student and way better than the gluten free options available in the cafeteria. Each month receive 4 frozen pizzas from Roberto’s Pizza.

Karma Baker

Karma Baker, a long time gluten free and vegan bakery in Los Angeles, will send a gift box of their most sought-after favorites including a cake pop, donuts, and cookies. Yum!

Elevate Snack Box

Elevate Snack Boxes are gluten free, vegan, and dairy free. They include 20 plant based items.

Bunny James Gluten Free Care Package

Add Gluten free packages to the list of things of things you can get on Amazon. This care package from Bunny James has amazing reviews.

Bunny James Vegan Care Package

 Amazon care will ship a Bunny James Vegan Care Packages right to your college student’s door!

 

There are also many non-food items that will be appreciated in a care package for those with unique dietary needs. Ideas include:

  • School supplies like pencils, pens, highlighters, notepads
  • Socks
  • Seasonal paper or non-disposable goods (napkins, plates, cups)
  • Seasonal room decorations
  • Lip balm
  • Stress Balls – these emoji stress balls are my favorite!!
  • Toiletries

Care Packages are one of the best ways to show your college student that you love them and are thinking about them. If they are gluten free or vegan or have any special diet, a box filled with items they can eat without worry is an exceptional treat. Being able to purchase Gluten Free and Vegan care Packages is also a treat for the gift giver!

 

For more care package ideas:

Fun College Care Package Ideas

Finals Care Package Ideas

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