College students have begun heading out to their new homes, a first for many. This creates a bit of anxiety for parents as well as students. For most young adults, it’s their first time living away from home, navigating through a new social culture, making new friends, and being self-reliant solving their own problems.

 It might make you both feel better if you send off a care package to keep the connection strong, and create a happy surprise for your student who may be feeling a bit stressed out by the new life. 

 Building and personalizing care packages can be quite a challenge when there’s so many options to choose from. Luckily, you can assemble or design a care package digitally and have it delivered to your college student! Some are premade while others can be customized based on some of the favorite things your child may love. Below, find five websites you can check out to create a care package for your college student!


BroglieBox has self care packages, such as the Student Success Box, filled with thoughtful and useful products that help students prioritize their mental health and self-care. Each specifically curated box includes a copy of Piece of Mind Magazine, featuring timely and useful articles, guides and visual tools from top mental health professionals. You can also customize boxes to suit your child’s needs, and can include items such as candles, calm books, jump ropes, and even therapy dough. You can also include a personalized note with each package to add a personal touch.

Spoonful of Comfort

If your child is sick in college and you’re too far away to  deliver a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup, don’t worry. Whether your child is ill or simply needs a pick-me-up, a bowl of gourmet soup can go a long way in restoring the mind, body and soul. Spoonful of Comfort has amazing packages full of delicious food, such as pre-made meals like old-fashioned dinner rolls, chocolate cookies, soups, and other traditional comfort delicacies.


With CampusCube, you can select packages to send each semester and adjust the delivery week to match your student’s schedule. Each box is timed and themed to arrive for important holidays and exams! You can write a personalized gift message full of love support for each box. There are a variety of premade packages available such as a “Snack Attack” care package and “Workout” care package filled with delicious treats that your child will relish.


Does your child enjoy delicious candy and tea? Send them a Classic Bokksu gift box filled with 20-24 Japanese snacks, candies, and a tea pairing curated around a fun cultural theme. Your child will really enjoy trying these new snacks and exploring the 16+ page culture guide magazine in the box, which details each product’s origin, flavors, and even common allergens. Additionally, every box you purchase supports these family-run businesses in Japan and helps keep their traditions alive.

Love and XO Julia

Give your child the gift of clean beauty and skincare with one of Love and XO Julia’s gift boxes. One of their most popular gift boxes is the Love & XO Surprise Gift Box, which 3-4 clean beauty, skincare, and self-care products and accessories. Each box will be thoughtfully packed with a hand-written note explaining why each beauty product was chosen and wrapped up with a celebration in mind. You can also add a personalized gift note to each box to add a personal touch.

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About Anika Nayak

Anika Nayak is a freelance journalist from Tampa, Florida specializing in health and wellness. Her work has appeared in ArchDigest, Business Insider, Elite Daily, HuffPost, Insider and many more.

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