Sending your baby off to college is an exciting but scary time! You’ve spent the last 18 years preparing them for the next phase of their lives, but it seems to come faster than you expect. You may have stocked up on dorm decor and textbooks, but what about the other essentials, like planners and healthy snacks, to get them through the whole semester when the studying seems to never end?
To help any young adult navigate college life, we rounded up some of our favorite dorm and college subscription boxes that make great care packages when the going gets tough!
Price: $39.95 per month
What You’ll Get: Stay motivated through the entire semester with a subscription box for lady entrepreneurs! Stocked with motivational books , planner supplies, and more, Sparkle Hustle Grow is the perfect subscription box for your favorite #girlboss.
Shipping: Subscribe by the 15th to get that month’s box; Boxes ship within the U.S. around the 18th of each month
Price: Starting at $49/month
What You’ll Get: Sometimes being away from home can be overwhelming, but fear not! Hopebox is the perfect gift for someone (or yourself) who is having a hard time adjusting to the ups and downs of college life. Brighten your life with 10+ handmade items from creative artisans each month.
Shipping : Ships worldwide from United States
What You’ll Get: Cloth & Paper sends high end luxury organization, stationery, and gifts each month. Box options include their pens and pencils box, their stationery box, or their stationery and pens box!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from United States
Price: Starting at $24.99/month
What You’ll Get: For the single ladies! You will receive 3 to 7 products every month depending on the box size. Expect items such as: fashion accessories, bath and beauty products, artisan snacks, books, and so much more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from United States
Price: Starts at $59.99/month
What You’ll Get: Heading off to college or boarding school, while exciting, can leave parents feeling all the feels of having an empty nest and can leave students with a serious case of homesickness. Send out the ultimate care package each month with the Freshman-Fun-Box filled with personal care items, apparel, snacks and more, from name brands you know and trust.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 10th-12th of every month
Price: Starts at $54.99/month
What You’ll Get: Scribbler was created by bestselling authors Lindsay Cummings and Victoria Scott. Expect curated writerly gifts, monthly prompts, newly released novels, and more! Stay motivated and improve your writing skills (perfect for crafting letters to home).
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. by the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $10.00/month
What You’ll Get: It doesn’t matter your age, you can always use a little help to get organized to reach your life goals. Plus, journaling is good for mental health and de-stressing. Journey Books includes a planner filled with to-do lists, task notes, calendars, and prompts to get you journaling.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 25th of every month
Price: Starts at $14.95/month
What You’ll Get: Complete your look from head to beautifully designed toe (and finger) nails with the Fearless Nail Art subscription. The Nailed It Box strives to send you all the gear you need to create some fierce nail art. From stamping plates and holo powders to glitter and decals, you’ll stock your supply kit for a steal each and every month.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 1st-4th of each month
Price: Starts at $15.99/month
What You’ll Get: Experience your period your way with My Period Bag, a monthly subscription that delivers pads, tampons and monthly extras right to your door. You're able to mix-and-match 50+ period essentials, including organic and you'll even get a few extras like snacks, artisan skincare, beauty and bath products.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 1st-12th of every month
10. Away From Home
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What You’ll Get: Away From Home is a care package for college students, curated to help relieve some of the pressure and stress that can come from long days in lecture halls. Every box revolves around a new theme focused on mental health and wellness and includes 10-12 healthy snacks chosen by registered dietitian. Or, upgrade the subscription for an additional 2-3 self-care or tech items!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 5th of each month