12 Unique College Care Packages to Kick Off the Semester
Posted by Timothy Paradis
The 2020-2021 school year is kicking off with plenty of uncertainty, and many college students are having to adapt to a year that looks like it will be anything but business as usual. To minimize risk and comply with necessary social distancing, many campuses are moving to an all-virtual, distance learning structure. Others are reducing risks by limiting the number of students living on campus.
No matter what changes this year has thrown at college students, we're here to say that nothing should stand in the way of their educational goals and dreams! But, because the quest for knowledge might look and feel very different this year, your college kid might need some extra support and encouragement to navigate this new path.
The Cratejoy Marketplace offers some of the best subscription boxes that are perfect to send as a practical and fun college care package. Whether your college kids are working online from home or isolating in their dorm room on campus, a highlight of college life is getting some happy mail! So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gift ideas for college students!
Backed by plenty of 5-star reviews, the Vegancuts Monthly Beauty Box is one of the best subscription boxes to get a sampling of the wide world of clean beauty products. With years of experience behind them, let the pros deliver a selection of top-quality, health-promoting products like artisan soaps, serums, mists, and more. Treat a loved one to a box that's guaranteed to be 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
Shipping: $60-$110+ of luxurious cruelty-free beauty in each box. New orders placed before the 10th of a month will ship by the 17th of the same month. Orders placed between the 11th to end-of-month will ship by the 2nd of the following month. Renewals ship by the 17th of renewal month.
“Great customer service! Great subscription box. High quality products.” – Ashley D.
Who couldn't use a little extra encouragement these days? This uplifting box delivers joy through personalized, faith-based care packages. Every box includes a bible verse and 7-9 fun items like eye masks, calming teas, and a personalized tote bag. The best gifts are meaningful and useful, and this box delivers both, plus a little extra!
Shipping: All boxes ship on the 15th of each month. Please order by the 14th to get the most current box. Let us know at checkout or send us an email if you need your box delivered by a different date.
“Love the box. Always brings a smile to my face and I look forward to receiving it.” – Patania S.
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.
“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.
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.
"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.
Ah yes, it's here again––Shark Week, aka that time of the month when Mother Nature blesses you with a few days of guilt-free self care. All funny monikers aside, this week requires extra TLC. Enter Shark Week Survival Kit, a monthly box of period care to help you get through your menstrual cycle. Each monthly box is packed with organic cotton tampons, panty liners, calming essential oils and herbal teas, all handpicked from small, women-owned businesses.
Shipping: Your first box will ship 1-3 business days after you order! After that we'll ship your new favorite monthly visitor on the 4th of the month, every month.
"Love it, my new favorite subscription box!" - Olivia S.
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