This is the time of year that really drags along for college
students. The newness has worn off for freshman and the workload has worn everyone down. Receiving a surprise care package
is a real treat for a college student
and something I try to do every year for new students that our family knows.
I always begin with homemade cookies. One of my favorites to include are Candy Bar Cookies. Send a double-batch because you know that in college the vultures come out as soon as someone receives a care package. You want your student to be able to share with friends and have some left over to enjoy.
I save ice cream tubs and other food grade containers that I can use to send the cookies in.
I use double-stick tape to attach some decorative paper to make the container just a little more festive (a care package is all about fun and surprise, right?).
I include other items that a student might find useful and won’t think to buy. This year I included office supplies. In the past I’ve included basic first aid items. You could also include personal care items.
I made two care packages, one for Amber and one for E. (a guy). For Amber, I included the duct tape folder and pencil box
I’d made back in August (I was planning ahead). The pencil
box was filled with the office supplies I’d purchased. I also found this cute dry erase board and magnets to include.
For E., I also included the dry erase board and magnets but added the pencil box and pencil cup
I made back in August. The pencil
box was also filled with office supplies.
I was too efficient in packing
the boxes and forgot to take photos, but I used granola bars, individual drink mix packets and individual-sized snack packs to fill the box and serve as packing
I’ve heard that the care packages were enjoyed. I’m glad and I really enjoyed putting the care packages together. Can’t wait to surprise these college students again in the Spring.
More ideas for your college student:
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I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.