My son started college last year, and after we moved him into his dorm, and got back home, I felt a little lonely. His room was empty, and it was such a big change for all of us. I got to wondering if he felt this too, and I desperately wanted to send him a gift from home. I found a few little things and sent them to him, but it just didn’t feel like quite enough. I was looking everywhere for care package ideas for college students.
Since that time, I have learned about a neat company called Box-O-Box. I wish I had known about this company last year when I wanted the perfect care package for my son. I mean, sure, he had the necessities, but I wanted him to have something that just screamed “fun”! We are in luck this year – the kind people at Box-O-Box sent me the “Cool Dorm Stuff” box to review and then give to my son! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, as my son is still home, but will be heading back to college shortly. I will send it with him.
I received this box a couple of days ago and anxiously opened it. First of all let me just say how fun and colorful the box is! Inside the top lid was a neat “How to” guide, along with a place for the sender to put their personal message. What a clever idea! I was just as thrilled with all of the goodies inside. There were plenty of snack items, including little mini cups of Mac n’ Cheese, Ramen, chips, snack bars, popcorn, playing cards, a small ball, a little basketball hoop, and other fun stuff. I couldn’t wait to show it to my son and get his opinion. Just as I expected, he totally loved it and agreed that it is the perfect solution for college student gifts – it has a little bit of everything.
The Cool Dorm Stuff is not the only Box-O-Box available – they have many different types of boxes to choose from. It would be so much fun to see what is inside each one. They have the best selection of care packages for students I could tell you about them, but I would rather have you take a look on their website and tell me what you like!
But first, I want to mention: Halloween is just around the corner, and I JUST discovered that they even have a Box-O-Ween just for Halloween! How cool is that? What a great idea for anyone really, but especially for college students who may not get to go out to trick-or-treat, or attend a Halloween party due to studying (UGH). You can ship this to your student, so they can still enjoy Halloween festivities! I guarantee that they will be the envy of their roommates. Remember, if you are looking for gifts for college students or exam time care packages, Box-O-Box is the place!
Ideas for homemade care package:
- Send their favorite cookies
- Gift cards to Starbucks!
- Amazon gift cards
- Non-perishable food
- Trader Joes Treats!
Fun College Games you can add to a care package:
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