Care Package Ideas for College Students

Care Package Ideas By now, many college students have already moved into their dorms and are well into the first semester.  They may also have already exhausted some of the supplies they packed along when they headed back to school.  How can parents ensure that their college students always have what they need?  Send them a care package!

What is a care package?

A care package is a collection of items prepared to be sent away for someone who will be living away from home for a while, like college students or members of the military.  Often these packages contain things not easily available at their location.

What to put in a care package for college students 

It’s common for college students to experience some homesickness and stress. Care packages delivery can help take the sting out of some of that initial shock and help to keep them feeling connected to the family.  A car package will let them know that “home” is only a mailing away and they have all the backing and support of the ones they love. Here are some great care package ideas for college students.


We all know that food items don’t last long at all and always needs to be replenished.  Add stuff like nuts and dried fruit, granola, oatmeal, trail mix, cheese snacks, granola bars, and tea bags, to the care package.

trail mix

Laundry Supplies 

It’s not a bad idea to include a small packet of laundry detergent and some fabric softener with your package. Pack the laundry items into a laundry basket instead of a box, and don’t forget to include some quarters for the washing machines.

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Gift Cards

Gift cards will come in handy when your student needs to purchase anything. Consider sending some supermarket gift cards, or gift cards to their favorite restaurant.  I would also include some Visa and/or Amex gift cards.

gift cards

Personal Hygiene Items

It is important for your children to keep up with their personal hygiene while they are away from home.  Head to Walmart and send them the things that you know they will always need like, toilet paper, bar soap, toothpaste, and Schick® Disposable razors. It is a good idea to stock up so you won’t have to worry about running out of disposable razors anytime soon. Smooth, shaved skin looks and feels great, and does wonders for your college student.

personal hygiene items including Schick disposable razors

I also wanted to let you know about a fun sweepstake going on right now.  Give your college student a call and have them enter the #SchickSelfieSweeps for a chance to win fun prizes including cash for college tuition.

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Care Package Ideas for College Students

by Diane time to read: 2 min