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Over 50 Care Package Ideas for College Students


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If you are wondering what to put in your college student’s care package, wonder no more! Here is a list of over 50 items… and counting. Send me your ideas here. and if your college student will be home soon, be proactive and learn how to deal with their visits.

Defining the student: lives in a dorm, has access to a microwave, hot pot and small room refrigerator.

Food Items for Care Packages

  • Potato chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Hot cocoa
  • Ramen noodles
  • Canned pasta meals
  • Cookies
  • Mints
  • Gum
  • Candy bars or other chocolate
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Instant oatmeal

    Personal Items for Care Packages

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Feminine napkins
  • Tampons
  • Shower shoes
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Towel
  • Wash cloth
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Contact lens solution
  • Hairspray

    School Supplies

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Paper – lined or plain
  • Notebooks
  • Sticky notes
  • Highlighters

    Other Items for Care Packages

  • Roll of quarters, dimes, nickels for laundry room.
  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Recent magazine
  • Recent hometown newspaper
  • Motivational book
  • Devotional book
  • Air freshener
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Dish soap
  • Dish cloth
  • Phone card
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Pictures of recent event
  • Photo album
  • Letters and drawings from younger siblings
  • Video of family sending their love
  • Blank CDs
  • Holiday decorations
  • All purpose spray cleaner
  • Trash can liners

    Quick Links: How to Get Your Teen into College | Quiz: Is Your Teen Ready for College?

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