Did you just send your baby off to college? Or your sister? Brother? Well, as hard as it is, you can still be there when they need you most. You know what you need most that first few weeks of college?
How do you make those friends that will stand by you through four crazy years? With your winning personality. BUT a package of random, weird, wonderful familyness (chock-full of movie nights & caffeine) never hurts…
You want to ease the homesickness of those first couple weeks of freshman year for your baby? Send a care package that’s inherently them.
Matted art without the weight of a frame – perfect for taping up on dorm room walls
Jewelry – something cute and simple, just for fun
Organizers – maximize their small space with boxes and trinket trays for sorting everything
Quirky stationery supplies – to make note-taking more bearable
DVDs and candy for at least two movie nights
Coffee, coffee, coffee – Starbucks gift card and to-go mug to get through the first round of all-nighters
SUBTLE HINT: self-addressed, stamped envelopes and extra stamps – and not-so-subtle phone calls referring to said envelopes
Air freshener – because dorm rooms never smell like flower gardens
Personal, quirky odds and ends – blue elephant? Check!
Bonus: Instead of packing peanuts or bubble wrap, protect the contents with air-popped popcorn. It’s environmentally-friendly and just plain fun.