Sending the leading little lady in your life off to college this fall? *Holds back tears.* While you obnoxiously soak up every last minute with your daughter, sister, best friend, etc. until her impending college departure, hold on to the fact that you can get total brownie parts for putting together the world’s best care package to send her later in the semester. Or, even right after she moves in (it’s never too early). Start planning now so that when she’s feeling homesick or needs a pick-me-up, you can ship one ASAP. Check out four care package ideas college girls will love.
For Your Sister:
Whenever you’re missing your sis a little extra and want to show her that you’re thinking of her, send a care package that reminds her how awesome she is. This little “Hello, Gorgeous” kit from Etsy can do the trick. Complete with a champagne scented candle, a chocolate chip cookie, confetti, and a “Hello, gorgeous” note card, this care package will land you the “Best Sister of the Year” award. Another heartfelt package idea is to mail a box of “Open When” letters with a few other goodies. My younger brother wrote these for me, and having them honestly made adjusting to college so much easier freshman year. Write letters for situations like “Open After Your First Big Exam,” “Open When You Feel Homesick,” “Open When You Need A Laugh,” or “Open When You Finished Your First Semester.”
For Your BFF:
Heading off to a different college than your BFF? Keep your long distance relationship strong by sending each other heartfelt care packages every once in a while. This made to order care package from Etsy has everything your favorite gal pal could ever need, from cute balloons in her school’s colors to jelly beans and a sweet note. Or, you can whip up your own best friend box. You know her better than anyone, so stock up on her favorite movies and candy to send before her first big exam or after a breakup.
For Your Daughter:
When it comes to college essentials, Mom always knows best. Show your broke college student some love and help her stock up on all the necessities. Send her some school supplies for late nights at the library, headbands for shedding the Freshman 15 at the campus gym, Advil for those long nights you don’t even want to know about, a few packs Ramen noodles (AKA the nectar of life for college students), and even some family photos. Make sure you include a sweet note from the rest of fam, too!
For Your Niece:
Have a close relationship with your niece and want to send her off to college in style? That’s where a care package comes in. For a coffee-loving college girl, round up some gift cards to her favorite beverage spots (Starbucks is a given), and toss in this super cute customizable mug from Etsy for on-the-go cups of joe. Add some decorative notebooks or a patterned planner and you’re set. Total #AuntGoals.