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Simple Care Package Gift Ideas for Your College Student

Care packages were always one of the best things to receive as a college student. Usually they included snacks and inexpensive gifts (or necessities) to get you through a rough time, like midterms or finals- and they were sent to you by surprise from a loved one.

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Care packages were always one of the best things to receive as a college student. Usually they included snacks and inexpensive gifts (or necessities) to get you through a rough time, like midterms or finals- and they were sent to you by surprise from a loved one.

If you have a college student in your life and you know they’ve got something stressful going on, why not send them a few goodies to get them through the days?

Here we’ve listed a few of our top favorite products that we’ve found on Amazon that would fit nicely into a care package being sent to your favorite student.

Olly Goodbye Stress.jpg1. Olly Goodbye Stress Gummy Supplement

These gummies are SO GOOD. They’re filled GABA, L-Theanine and Lemon Balm. These three ingredients help counter the effects of mental tension and stress. They have a delicious flavor and actually work!



2. LifeProof Phone Case

Nobody likes a cracked phone screen. Also, nobody likes paying for a cracked phone screen. The LifeProof phone cases can withstand it all so you don’t have to worry about whether or not your phone is protected. They come in tons of colors and for various phone models.

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3. Yeti 30 Oz. Stainless Steel Rambler

This cup will keep ice in your drink all day long! You can put a drink with ice in it, go to bed, wake up the next morning, and your drink will still have ice cubes and be cold! The Yeti is perfect for hot summer days or keeping ice cold water with you at all times on campus.


4. Restaurant Gift Card

College students love eating out, but they love eating out even more when it’s free. A restaurant gift card is always a good idea. Amazon makes it easy by letting you select from all your favorite restaurants in one place. Visit the link to see their selection!


5. Extra Long Phone Charging Cable

Dorm rooms never have enough outlets and they’re usually not in the most convenient places!  These extra long phone cords could come in handy when you just want to sit a little further away. They come in these awesome 3 packs so that’s one for the dorm, one for work, and one for the car!



6. Emergen-C Supplement Drink

This stuff is a lifesaver! Whenever you feel like you may be catching a cold, start drinking some Emergen-C. It’s packed with vitamins to help boost your immune system and get you feeling better in no time. The flu spreads like wildfire on a college campus but this will help keep it away!



7. Healthy Snacks

Oatmeal is such a quick, easy breakfast or snack to make it the dorm. All you need is water and a microwave and you’re set! Instant HEALTHY snacks are hard to find, stocking up on oatmeal and granola bars are a great gift to help your college student stay on track.

Bonus: AmazonFresh is a service through Amazon that will deliver fresh groceries to your door. A subscription to a service like this will save time at the grocery store for college students. It also eliminates picking up those extra things you don’t need, cutting that grocery bill down.

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8. Yogi Tea – Kava Stress Relief

Drinking tea before bed can help promote relaxation. This Kava Stress Relief tea is great to drink when you’re feeling overwhelmed – especially around testing time. With this pack you can get 96 total tea bags, that’s enough tea to last all semester. And it’s super delicious!


9. Gatorade Thirst Quencher Pack

A lot of Gatorade is drank in college (among other things) and replenishing those electrolytes is key. You can send powdered Gatorate more efficiently than a 24 pack of bottles that won’t even last very long. It comes in all the classic flavors and won’t cost an arm and a leg to ship.

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10. Amazon Fire TV Stick

With the Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can plug it into your TV and log into all your video watching services like Netflix, Hulu, or Showtime. You also have access to the entire Amazon store for music streaming, movies, shows & more.

It’s a great substitute for a Smart TV or an expensive gaming console to watch your favorite shows on. The new Fire 4K stick comes out on October 31st, but if you don’t want to wait for that one to come out you can get the old one here!


11. Other Ideas

  • Personal Care Items: Electric Toothbrush, Razors, Socks
  • Seasonal Items/Dorm Decorations
  • School Specific Novelty Items: Sweatshirts, Mugs, T-Shirts

Care packages can be tailored for the stressed student, the student battling the flu, or even the student suffering from a bad breakup! Whatever items you choose to include in your care package, make sure they’re thoughtful and useful.

What are some of the care packages you’ve created? Did you include any of the items above?


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