19 College Care Packages for Your Favorite Students

Updated by Timothy Paradis

We all know that college is about working hard and playing hard! Hitting the books and pulling all-nighters is mixed with making new friends and lasting memories. If you’re seeing your favorite college student or grad off to college, now's the perfect time to show your support and offer encouragement by sending a college care package .

We assigned ourselves the homework of pulling together college care package ideas that go above and beyond an Amazon gift card. Not only are these options unique and practical, they're a whole lot of fun, too!

Whether your student is doing in-person or virtual learning, they're not going to turn down high-energy snacks, a quality cup of coffee, or a little pampering. Treat your favorite college student to some of the best college care packages today!

The Best College Care Packages

Paradise Delivered Premium Box

Paradise Delivered Premium Box

From $40.83 per box
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If rest and relaxation are high on their wishlist, the Premium Box from Paradise Delivered has got them covered! Self-care in the way of hand-selected bath goodies, beauty products, accessories, treats, and a good read makes a thoughtful gift for every occasion and beyond. No spa trip required: they can simply open the box, draw a warm bath, and enjoy some quality "me time."

Shipping: Your box will ship on or before the 8th day of every month. New subscribers can order up until the 25th of the month to receive that month's box. Following boxes ship on the 8th of the month.

Customer Review

“WOW! Best customer service I’ve experienced in awhile. Been a subscriber for a year. Have loved all my boxes. For the first time last box was missing an item. Email to customer service was answered in 12 hours. Very gracious. Replacement product received in less than a week.” – Army S.

Cratejoy Fruit For Thought Subscription

Cratejoy Fruit For Thought Subscription

From $47.99 per box
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What You’ll Get: Unbox a sensory experience with Fruit for Thought, a subscription box with a new fruit theme each month. Each full-sized box includes 5 to 8 fun and unique gifts including jewelry, accessories, home decor, stationery, etc. Fruit for Thought sends unusual gifts that are beautifully wrapped and fun to discover!

Shipping: Now taking subscriptions to start with the July Peachy Plum Theme which ships July 17. Monthly subscriptions renew the 1st of each month.

Customer Review

“I purchased this box as a gift for a co-worker and she was absolutely delighted! The box was fun & fabulous! She loved that so many items were sourced in the USA and were of excellent quality! This box has a WOW factor for sure and is clearly curated with thoughtful care! Will purchase again!” -Sydney

Freshman Fun Box

Freshman Fun Box

From $69.99 per box
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One of the best care packages for college students is the Freshman Fun Box. A box of fun to cure even the most stubborn case of homesickness, each monthly delivering includes practical personal care items, like deodorant, toothpaste, and face wash, all from trusted name brands, along with T-shirts, laundry detergent, healthy snacks and even easy-to-prepare recipes.

Shipping: We ship between the 10th and 12th of every month. Boxes can be ordered from the 1st to the 20th for the next box (Ex: order June 8th for July box - order June 21 for August box). Recurring charges occur on the 21st of each month.

Customer Review

"Fun box is so personable. When you get your box you know inside there’s going to be something that you need and most definitely something that you want. There’s always a “taste of home” inside to comfort you. The items are awesome well put together you can tell a lot of thought was put in everything in that FUNBOX!" - Cheryl B.

4-Ever Fresh

4-Ever Fresh

From $11.90 per box
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What You’ll Get: Treat yourself with FaceTory, a K-beauty subscription box filled with a new set of sheet masks every month. If you’re not familiar with K-beauty, this subscription box will introduce you to some of the best products curated by self-described “sheet mask junkies.” It’s also really affordable — just under $12 a month — so if you’re hesitant to make the leap into a new beauty routine, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

Shipping: We ship our boxes within 1-4 days of receiving the order.

Customer Review

“I got this subscription for my wife. She says: ‘I absolutely ADORE this subscription box - it is the highlight of my month. The masks are beautifully curated and the customer service is impeccable. Shout out to the LookatMe Sweet Honey Bear mask, which feels and smells like a dream. I recommend this box to everyone I talk to!’” — Evgenii F.

HealthyMe Living Snack Box

HealthyMe Living Snack Box

From $29.41 per box
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Subscribing to the HealthyMe Living snack box is a great way to meet snacking needs while getting a taste of some of the best healthy snack options out there. Created by a certified health coach with a passion for healthy eating, loved ones will get organic, gluten-free, vegan, and single-serve snacks that have been handpicked just them!

Shipping: First boxes ship within 2-3 business days. Subsequent boxes ship on the 15th of each month. If this is for a holiday gift, please be sure to select the appropriate option at checkout.

Customer Review

“My diet is complex due to a couple of chronic health conditions. This box is wonderful for me since it has some things I wasn’t aware of to try plus a couple of old favorites. I love it and everything in it :) Fun and arrived very quickly. Thank you!” – Marie C.

Celebrate States!

Celebrate States!

From $44.00 per box
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Celebrate States will allow you to support small businesses from all over the country while staying in the comforts of home. A great gift for travel lovers and adventurous souls, each month features a different state, sending small-batch treats and artisan goods from local businesses, along with interactive information and fun facts. Explore and expand your horizons with every box.

Shipping: We will ship your first box between two and five business days of your order. Subsequent boxes ship between the 11th and 22nd of each month.

Customer Review

“As a Geography Teacher, I have been getting this box for over a year and have been nothing but happy! They always have great stuff sourced from each specific state that delights me and/or makes me say “wow! I didn’t know that came from there!”. They also always include great print info about the state like travel brochures, maps, visitor’s guides etc that adds extra information and value. Very worthwhile purchase!! Highly recommended!” – Layne S.

Jerky Snob

Jerky Snob

From $15.49 per box
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Jerky Snob takes dried meats seriously. Beef jerky makes for the perfect snack for road trips, while watching Netflix, and even on the way to the gym. Whether they're a dried meat connoisseur or looking for another source of protein, Jerky Snob curates premium handcrafted jerky from small-batch artisans. Choose between 3 different levels, sending from 2 bags up to a full pound, for a variety of protein-packed tasty products.

Shipping: **Shipping not included. Ships to the U.S. ONLY (all 50 states, 5 territories, and APOs.) New orders ship in 1-3 business days, or the date specified. (Gifts ship in logo package via USPS). Regular shipment is 12-16th of each month. No pork allowed? Dietary restrictions? Questions? Scroll to the bottom and click "Contact Seller."

Customer Review

“My S.O. loved these! I got this for him for his birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed looking forward to a new delivery each month. The jerky was really good, exceptionally fresh! Even his least favorite jerky's, the sugar free ones, were pretty good. They just need some kin of sweetness to balance out the flavor. All in all this was a wonderful experience and will be my first stop for future gifts!” -Donna H.

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