A care package is a welcome surprise for college students who have just moved to campus. We put together our favorite college care package idea for college women with a few things that are true necessities and others that will just make her smile.
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Improve her beauty sleep with a 100% mulberry silk pillowcase, which is meant to keep skin and hair hydrated (anything that means less bedhead is a win in our book.) Silk is also hypoallergenic. We love the value and twelve pretty color choices that Quince offers.
An adorable tote bag is a must for every on-the-go college woman, and Minted offers dozens of fresh fabric prints in 100% durable cotton with copper snaps (to keep items secure) and beautiful leather straps. We love the Cut Garden Floral as a jumpstart to everything fall (including fashion).
This coffee mug will be a subtle reminder to your daughter to phone home! Also, available are a hoodie, baseball cap, t-shirt and more.
We have fallen in love with Kyle Cavan whose collegiate jewelry pieces are elegant and true keepsakes. They have chosen iconic buildings and retro logos to create lovely necklaces, bracelets, and more. Your daughter will LOVE this.
Inspire your daughter with a custom bracelet from Little Words Project. Choose the color, the stone, add her initials and/or special words, a birthstone charm…the choices are endless.
CampusCube college care packages for students can be customized with snacks and/or little gifts. There are enough snacks and treats to share with her new roommate and hall mates.
We are in love with this belt/cross body bag from lululemon. They come in many pretty trendy colors and varied sizes. Your daughter will LOVE this in her college care package.
A mini jewelry box is great for travel and for storing special pieces at college. This compact case is available in four pretty colors and fits in a drawer in a dorm room for safe-keeping.
With the second generation of Air Pod Pros, there is now up to 2x more Active Noise Cancellation than the previous models. If your daughter is having a hard time blocking out noisy roommates and hall-mates, this could be an amazing care package or birthday gift.
This super-popular brand of facial mists come in this set of three fragrances: cucumber and green tea; herbs and rosewater; camomile and lavender.
Your daughter will love this broad-spectrum SPF lip balm with hydrating honey, shea butter, & sunflower seed oil. In a crowded market of lip balms, this one gets top reviews.
She will also be happy to try this Bliss hand cream with a lemon and sage fragrance.
Your daughter can polish her nails without needing a top or base coat with this line of Essie polishes. Gorgeous colors, too.
These travel mugs come in many pretty colors and are super-popular. Available in sizes for 14 to 40 ounces, it will keep drinks cold for 8 hours and iced for 30 hours. Hot beverages stay hot for 4 hours.
Want to send flowers to your daughter but don’t know what the florists are in her college town? The Bouqs Company delivers farm-fresh flowers and plants with beautiful arrangements to choose from.
Cookies by Design delivers freshly-baked cookies safely to a dorm, apartment, or home. They have a wide assortment to choose from — including platters with assorted cookies — and these signature cookie bouquets, which might be perfect for students studying at home.
Your daughter can turn her shower into a spa with one of these aromatherapy tablets. Infused with essential oils, they are available in lavender, eucalyptus, or orange mint.
Modeled after clay used in art therapy classes, these pots of aromatic therapy dough are infused with essential oils for stress relief and have been super popular in the Grown and Flown group.
This felt pouch can hold glasses, a phone, or other necessities at your teen’s bedside.
We all need some things to help us relax, and our teens are no different. A nice eye pillow is cute, and luxurious, and might help your college kid get a little extra sleep.
The Amazon devices have amazing functionality, and the 5th generation Echo Dot is a compact and very useful digital assistant. She can play her favorite music, with enhanced audio, use it as a timer or alarm clock, call an Uber, order a pizza, and so much more.
Your daughter will feel comforted and loved with this assortment of herbal teas from Tea Forte.
A warm chocolate cake with chocolate icing that your daughter can cook in a microwave in one minute(!) might just be a perfect indulgence after a long day of classes. Mug Treats come in many flavors.
Since day one, we have loved this book, and it is a G&F favorite volume to send to college daughters. Becky Blades is the uber-talented author and illustrator who wrote these words of encouragement for her off-to-college daughters. She left a blank page for you to add your love note to your daughter.
Hydro Flask is one of the most popular brands and is available in many colors and sizes.
This is something your daughter can never have enough of, especially if she wears her hair long.
These facial wipes are the easiest way to take off makeup, especially if you want to clean your face without walking down the hall to a communal dorm bathroom.
Socks are some of our favorite care package items, and Notes to Self is a favorite place to buy socks. Every pair has an inspirational message which will send your daughter a positive reminder whenever she wears them.
Face masks are great for a night in, to do self-care. This pack of 7 is only $11.95.
Fuzzy socks are the perfect gift to get your teen as we head into fall, as the weather will soon become much colder.
These are so useful for drying hair and much gentler on the hair than using an actual towel.
Written by New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan, Hello World! gives the reminder that the journeys we take through life are all about the people we meet and how these people will make us smarter, stronger, and more amazing than we ever thought possible.
Get your daughter a Birdie safety alarm — it sounds loud when pulled, to draw attention if she is ever in an unsafe situation.
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