Practical Things to Add to College Care Packages

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When your child moves out of the house and it’s his/her first year away, I’m sure the number of college care packages you send are more than just a care packages

I was thinking of what I would put in a college care package if I was in that situation today, and immediately a few things popped to mind. 

Practical essentials that may result in an eye roll, but then again, you want to make sure your baby has everything needed to make them feel like their dorm really is home away from home!

1. A color coded wall planner

2. A cozy comforter.

3. Comfortable Memory Foam slippers.

4. A thermos dispenser to keep hot chocolate or coffee hot. And makes enough to share with dorm buddies.

5. An essential oil diffuser. (Yes, I love my oils!)

6. A one month’s supply of hand sanitizer, disposable masks and disposable gloves. (These Get Go Care PPE to-go kits are just what any parent needs their college student to keep on hand. ) 

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7. A 3 quart Instant Pot to make homemade, stress-free meals. 

8. A personal blender for those rushed mornings. A tropical smoothie would be the perfect start to the day.

9. With the Amazon Prime Deal price right now, this Echo Dot would be the perfect addition in your child’s holiday care package. Early Christmas gift!

On a side note, did you know Amazon Prime has some pretty sweet student deals your college student can cash in on?

10. A personal power bank to ensure low battery is never a problem!

Practical Things to Add to College Care Packages

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What would you add to your child’s college care packages? 

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  2. I would add a bag of tide pods and a roll of quarters to the care package, it would make laundry time so much easier. Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. I would add a bag of snacks like their favorite cookies, beef jerky, etc. A small favorite from home whether it is a little knick knack item or something along those lines. A gift card to go out for a special favorite place to eat. An Atomi for the loads of chargers kids have now. A picture of something at home like a pet or something.

  4. These ate great ideas.I would send them a mini microwave, snaçks and toiletries.
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  5. Gas card, USB cable, I can never find mine, car charger, gift cards for food.
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  6. Small value gift cards so they can treat themselves and/or their study buddies (Subway, McDonalds, Dominoes, etc), Airborne immunity support, a cute mug, comfy socks, healthy snacks, and a self-care book!

  7. These are awesome ideas. I would add a gas card, a little coffee pot and something personal that would remind them of home.

  8. I would add photo frames of the family, a comfy pillow, and calendar with important family dates.

  9. That’s an awesome college gift package. I would add a Grubhub or a couple fast food gift cards.

  10. how great this would be for my niece she would love this I would add gift cards for restaurants

  11. Fantastic ideas..I would send my daughter and cousin earbuds,pictures of family and comfy flip flops to,wear around the dorms..

  12. Love all of these ideals, I think I would add a first aid kit, a roll of quarters, stamps and cards, gift cards to restaurants close to campus, medicine, family pictures.

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