What to Put in a Care Package for Your New College Student

Get Schooled SheKnows AmazonYou’ve pushed your little college hatchling out of the nest, and you’re ready to watch them spread their wings. But, hey, life outside of the comfort of your protective nook may take some adjusting to. After a few weeks have passed, your freshman might need a little boost — and you’re probably more than ready to send them a reminder that you’re never that far away. Enter the college care package.

Not sure what to put into that big box (aside from love, obvs)? Don’t worry, Mama; we’ve got your back. Add any of the following items to your new college student’s next mail from home, and you might just end up being the most popular parent on your kid’s hall. From necessities like single-serving foods to little luxuries like a portable Bluetooth speaker, this list touches on your freshman’s wants and needs.

Of course, it’s always a good idea to toss something into the care package your kid can’t order online or find in a store anywhere — something that reminds them of home. So, fill your cart with these items, but make sure you leave room for a personal touch, too.

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