Whether your student is showing signs of homesickness or barely pausing to send you a cheerful text message between great classes and new friends, a package from home can be a fantastic surprise. Send your student some TLC in package form.
Here are five fun care package themes, plus hints for putting together a care package that will be the envy of the residence hall.
Winter Wonderland: Fend of winter’s coming chill with a hat, mittens or fingerless gloves, comfy slippers or thick colorful socks, hot chocolate or tea, travel mug, Vitamin C supplement drops, healthy snacks, pocket tissues packs
Sports Season: Athletic socks, other apparel for the sport, energy bars, water bottle, jump rope, string bag for carrying stuff to the gym
Movie/Game Night: Classic DVDs, microwave popcorn, movie-style candy, fleece throw blanket, playing cards, travel-sized versions of favorite board games
School Supply Restock: Pens and pencils, notepads, envelopes and stamps, file folders, Post-it notes in fun shapes and colors, mini stapler, Scotch tape, batteries
Spring Fever: Flip flops, sunglasses, sun block, beach towel, water bottle, Frisbee or Hacky Sack, kite
The time is always right for a care package. Birthdays and holidays are a natural, plus the week before midterms or finals. A few more tips:
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