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Dorm-Sweet-Home College Care Packages

Dorm-Sweet-Home College Care Packages

Let your favorite college kid know how much you care with a little surprise in the mail. Care packages are a fun way to send items your student loves…nix homesickness before it starts…and help your soon-to-be grad stay on track all semester long.

If you’re looking for a way to deliver a taste of home to someone far away, these college care packages are sure to get a hearty hurrah. From dorm-room essentials to don’t-miss delights, these five boxes are a fantastic way to send a little smile, boost morale and share some love via snail mail.


Most dorm dwellers depend on microwave cooking to survive any given school week (and forget about meal-ticket fare). So, a package of shelf-stable, microwave-friendly foods will be nothing short of awesome! Put together an assortment of instant soups, mac ’n’ cheese, oatmeal, tea and coffee. All they’ll have to do is add water!

  • Microwave Must-Have. Pack a CORNINGWARE® POP-IN® MUG in your mailer. Don’t forget to match it to their school colors. Made of sturdy stoneware and microwave-friendly, these mugs are the
    perfect size for a dorm room.

If there’s anything worse than being sick, it’s being under the weather when you’re also homesick. Make colds, flus and minor injuries a little less painful with a box full of essential first-aid items and get-well gifts. Don’t forget the vitamin C, tissues and a can of chicken noodle soup!

  • Convenient Keeper. SNAPWARE® SMART STORE WITH CADDY AND TRAYS, available at select Target stores, are an ideal way to pack, send and store everything from bandages to cold meds. With a quick-snap lid and easy-tote handle, this may be the most simple and stylish way to keep important items organized.

Whether living in his or her first apartment or sharing space with roomies, your student will become the resident “fix-it” with this quick maintenance kit. Few college kids have basic tools, so send along simple must-haves like a hammer, nails, screwdriver (don’t forget a tiny one for electronics), even a mini hand drill.


Make their next trip to the Laundromat extra easy with a personalized laundry kit—the ultimate way to keep dirty socks at bay. Just box up the essentials: Detergent, fabric softener, a laundry bag and, if needed, a handy sheet of instructions reminding them how it’s done. Your college kid (and their clean clothes) will thank you!


Turn your kid’s co-ed bath experience into an opportunity to unwind with a simple spa box. Your bathing beauty will love a variety of scented shower gels, soaps and shampoos. Don’t forget to pack a nice pair of shower sandals; they’re a must-have!

  • Spa-to-Shower Caddy.The SNAPWARE® SMART STORE WITH CADDY AND TRAYS, available at select Target stores, makes a perfect spa pack. Once empty, it can be used as a shower caddy. With the right amount of space for shower essentials, the easy-grab handle also makes it convenient to tote to the shower.

Sure, you hate to see them go, but it’s great to watch them grow. These five care packages give your favorite student everything they need to make home-away-from-home feel just like…home.


  • Bake-Sale Box. No matter which type of care package you send, it’s always better when sent with home-baked goodies. SNAPWARE® 3.01-CUP TOTAL SOLUTION™ RECTANGLE PLASTIC FOOD STORAGE WITH LID has an airtight lid that keeps treats fresher longer. Imagine how excited your student will be to receive a batch of Mom’s or Grandma’s cookies in the mail!
  • Home Goods. Use an online recipe maker to turn favorite family recipes into microwave-friendly meals for one. Your college kid will have a taste of home, without needing to bake an entire casserole! Start with this S’mores Cake in a Mug —it’s kid (and college kid) approved!
  • Now That’s Smart. Rather that wrapping care packages in a cardboard box, go green-friendly and send everything in a reusable SNAPWARE® SMART STORE® STORAGE CONTAINER. When the semester ends, your college kid will have a durable moving box that’s easy to take anywhere.