6 College Care Package Ideas for Homesick Students

Updated: Mar. 28, 2024

From sentimental gifts to treats and goodies, these college care packages will make the new school year a success.

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gifts for college students Open When Envelopes For College via antdesign/etsy.com

“Open When” Envelopes

With prompts like “Open when you miss home” and “Open when you’re having a bad day,” these sweet envelopes will keep your college student connected to loved ones. Stuff with candy, photos, recipe cards and other sentimental tokens.

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Exam Cram College Care Package via merchant

Exam Cram Care Package

Shower your college-aged kids and grandkids in support with this Exam Cram care package. It comes with sticky notes, pencils, highlighters and salty and sweet snacks to make finals week a little less dreadful and a little more blissful. Building your own care package? Check out our ideas for college care package treats.

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Out Of The Blue College Care Package via merchant

Out of The Blue Care Package

Do you miss a child or grandchild who’s away at school? This “Out of the Blue” gift is the perfect care package for college students who you want to surprise. It includes tons of favorite sweet and salty snacks—all in blue packaging, of course—as well as some helpful note-taking supplies and a stress ball. This is a great back-to-school gift for high schoolers, too.

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Amazon Gift Card College Care Package via merchant

Amazon Gift Card

This may very well be the ultimate back-to-school gift for a college student. An Amazon gift card gives them the power to buy anything they need for a successful school year, from textbooks to an oversized pack of mac and cheese.

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Atlas Coffee Subscription College Care Package Via @Atlascoffeeclub/Instagram

Atlas Coffee Club

Treat the coffee-loving college student in your life to this six-month subscription to Atlas Coffee Club. Each month they’ll enjoy a bag of coffee from around the world, plus brewing instructions and a postcard. This is a particularly good college care package for the student who can’t wait to study abroad.

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Mens College Care Package via merchant

College Boy Exam Care Package

When college exams are around the corner, things like health and hygiene are the furthest thing from most students’ minds. That’s why we love this gift set for a male college student that comes with some exam week essentials, like breath mints, shaving supplies and vitamins.