College students love getting a care package from their parents, the people who care about and miss them the most. If you’re a baker, by all means, go ahead and bake! If you love gathering your kid’s favorite treats and small gifts and don’t mind the trip to the post office, shop and ship away! But don’t let lack of time or meager baking skills hold you back.
If you want to get something in the mail right now, the answer is just a few keystrokes away. And this fall, if your college student is studying at home, send them a care package, too, as they would also love getting a surprise.
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Where to order a college care package
CampusCube College Care Packages sends nutritious snacks plus high-quality and useful American-made gifts. The founder tells us that she gets great feedback from college kids who say “they love or would like to try” what CampusCube offers. In addition to monthly box plans there are specialty options including gluten-free, nut-free and vegan boxes.
Buy a custom Grown and Flown college care package that comes complete with a card of encouragement to your college student, “You Got This!” or a spa-theme box for any mom who needs it now with “You Did This!”
NOW! Save $5 on any single care package order — Discount code: GF5
Save 10% on any order of 3 or more care packages — Discount code: GF10
Notes to Self Socks
Laura Schmidt started notes to self to put her belief in the power of positive thinking into action (and on people’s feet!) During a trip with her family on New Year’s Day 2011, Laura watched out the window while her feet were propped up on the car dashboard. She was thinking about one of her favorite topics, positive affirmations, and how the subconscious mind is most receptive early in the morning and late at night.
At that moment, she turned to her husband and said, “I think I’m going to put positive affirmations on the toes of socks!” A new pair or socks (or a few new pairs) make for a great college care package.
Now — use the code GROWNANDFLOWN at check out and take 12% off an order of $75 or more (and free shipping.)
With a mission statement of “Send love and do good. Care packages with purpose,” Hugabox makes it easy for parents to send care packages to their teens in college who need a bit of love from home. With each box purchased, Hugabox donates to a leading Sarcoma Cancer research institute.
Here’s where you can read about the courageous mom who lost her daughter to Sarcoma Cancer and started her Hugabox company to honor her daughter’s memory and raise funds for research.
Wicked Good Cupcakes
In 2010 mother-daughter team Tracey Noonan and Danielle Vilagie took cake-decorating classes to spend quality time together. They launched their first store in October of 2011 in Cohasset, Massachusetts. Soon they came up with the idea of a cupcake in a jar. In 2013, they successfully pitched their product on Shark Tank and made Wicked Good a household name.
Choose between many yummy flavors and packs with 2, 4, or 6 jars. Your student will love this!
Cookies By Design Cookies
Look at the wide range of selections offered by Cookies by Design. Not only do they bake, ice, and decorate the oversized sugar cookies daily, but they also offer baskets of cookies that include chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, red velvet, and more.
Harry’s Shave Kit
Harry’s ingenious subscription boxes will keep your son supplied with razors, shave gel, and replacement blades at a frequency that matches how often he shaves. Harry’s also has face wash, body wash, lotion, and some cute accessories.
KIND Gifting Cubes
KIND will assemble a care package for you — we love these bars, and we love the mission of the KIND company.
Nice means well, but it’s not enough. Kind is different. Nice is polite, but it stays out of it. Kind is honest — it speaks up and rises to the occasion. Nice doesn’t add to problems, but Kind rolls up its sleeves and solves them.
Want to send flowers to your college student but don’t know what the florists are in their college town? The Bouqs Company delivers farm-fresh flowers and plants with beautiful arrangements to choose from. Here are selections under $50.
Amazon — Hangry Kit Snack Sampler
While perusing the digital aisles on Amazon, check out these Hangry Kits that come in various themes.
A giant popcorn tin with three flavors, butter, caramel, and cheese, will be a crowd-pleaser with your student, their roommate, and hallmates.
Candy Club Subscription
Candy Club offers much to choose from for any student who would love a monthly supply of candy.
Cookies come in multiple flavors and arrive in this durable tin.
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College Care Packages From Home: 50 Great Ideas Here is a list of care package ideas you can order and organize into a highly-personalized box for your college student.