Whether your college student has recently left home for the first time to attend college or they are returning for the second, third, or fourth year, you may be feeling emotional and maybe a little sentimental, too. Or, you feel excited and hopeful for their future. Maybe you feel both. Both sets of emotions are okay and even appropriate and expected.
A fun way to filter those feelings is to put together a fun care package from home. After the initial excitement of leaving the nest and flying free has worn off a little, students may start feeling overwhelmed or homesick just a bit. A care package for college students is the perfect opportunity to send a little love and reminders from home. Really, a care package is perfect for sending to anyone!
What to Include in a Care Package for College Students
We've asked our super helpful &More staffers Britt and Rebecca to help us put together a couple of fun packages. You can mix and match items depending on the likes and tastes of your recipient.
The Study Buddy Care Package
1. Something from home.
Does your recipient have a favorite homemade treat like cookies or something else that can be packed and shipped easily? Remember to send a whole batch so your student can share with roommates and friends in their dorm.
Reusable packaging like our RSVP Stand-N-Seal bags are great for packing up cookies or other small baked goods like homemade granola. These eco-friendly bags will keep food fresh in the fridge, freezer, or the pantry and can be reused over and over.
If cooking or baking isn't your thing maybe tea or soup-for-one is? A pack of Honey Straws is perfect for single serve tea!
2. Down time study buddies
We don't think anyone is ever too old to have a plush study buddy. This adorable plush Squishable Mini Pineapple is great for hugging.
3. Self Care for College Students or Anyone!
Since candles are not permitted in most dorm rooms, a wax warmer is a great aromatherapy option.
4. Gentle Reminders
Everyone could use a gentle reminder of how awesome and wonderfully made they are. Notes to Self socks are a comforting gentle reminder to one's self and they make thoughtful gifts for anyone.
Adulting Care Package Ideas
5. Practical Gifts
Let's face it. Sometimes things get smelly-college kids are too busy studying and going to class to do laundry, right? And then there's that issue of a shared bathroom. Yea....
6. Adulting Gifts
7. Stress relief & down time
FinGear magnetic rings provide stress relief during hectic college semesters and U Boost Speakers use bluetooth technology to broadcast your student's music library if they're into listening to music in their free time or while they study.
It is such a joy to put together baskets and packages. We'd love to assist you in picking out the perfect items & more!
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