This post: 15 Adorably Unique College Care Packages You Can Order on Etsy / Post Updated August 2022
Now that my daughters have ventured off to college, I miss them like crazy! To stay close to them, I’m always on the hunt for new, fresh college care package ideas to send their way to let them know I’m thinking of them.
I’m not sure what I love more, sending them cute care packages or being on the phone with them and hearing the excitement in their voices when they open them!
If you have a son or daughter in college, sending them a care package is such a great way to show your support, inspire them, cheer them up when they’re down, give ’em a distant hug when they’re sick or, honestly, for no other reason than to just stay connected and let them know you’re thinking of them.
For a few fun and adorably unique college care packages that are bound to put a big smile on your child’s face, I’ve scoured Etsy, the best go-to place for unique finds, and found the cutest care packages ever! Here’s a creative collection of care package ideas that are anything but typical!
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Customizable College Snacks Box
Send your favorite college kid a box filled to the brim with all their favorite snacks and treats! Perfect for when they’re hunkering down doing homework, during finals week when they need a bit of encouragement, or just to put a smile on their face.
Order HERE: Custom Snack Box
A Ray of Sunshine in a Box
Every now and then college life gets hard and our kids need a little pick-me-up to feel better and know they’re loved! This “hello sunshine” care package is filled with good vibes including a lemon coconut bath bomb, a yellow hair scrunchie, socks, candy, lip balm and more!
Order HERE: Sunshine and Poppies
Fuzzy Socks Cupcakes
When it comes to unique college care packages, sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ideas! Just in time for cooler weather, this adorable fuzzy socks cupcake gift is the perfect care package to keep her feet warm in the dorm and let her know she’s on your mind.
Order HERE: Happy To Give Boutique
This care package will make your college student want to curl up in a cozy corner with a warm cup of coffee or tea and read a great book. College can be stressful and this care package is the perfect stress reliever.
Order HERE: Nor More Gifts
Sprinkles of Lavender to Brighten Her Day
What college girl wouldn’t love a little lavender delivered straight to her door on campus? Pamper your favorite college girl with this all-natural bath set that includes lavender natural bath soap, lavender scrub, body oil, lip balm and much more!
Order HERE: Lizush
Exams Succ – But You’ve Got This!
When you’re a college student in the midst of finals week, finals really do succ! Send your favorite student this sweet care package to put a smile on their face. Arrives with a cute “Exams Succ” sign, fuzzy socks, a bath bomb, scrunchie, lip balm and other optional items!
Order HERE: Natural Succulents
Birthday in a Box
Yeah, it totally stinks when your child is away at college on his or her birthday. But, this birthday in a box sends your college student everything they need to celebrate! A mini bundt birthday cake, birthday candle, iced happy birthday cookies, birthday plates and hat, and even a blow horn. Sing your student happy birthday all the way from home!
Order HERE: Nanas Gourmet Goodies
Scrumptious College-Inspired Cookies
Send him or her the cutest cookies on the planet! These cookies are custom made to order so you can choose any college, sorority or fraternity colors! It doesn’t get any sweeter than this for guys or girls! Check out her Etsy site for more adorable custom cookie ideas!
Order HERE: Hanna Belle Boutique
One-of-a-Kind Custom Handwritten Pillow
Send your son or daughter the most creative gift ever! This one-of-a-kind customized snuggly pillow with your personalized handwritten message is such a wonderful way to let your child know you’re thinking of them, offer them a few words of encouragement or, just because!
Order HERE: Hen House Originals
Cheer Up, Butter Cup
Send your college student a little ray of sunshine that’s bound to make them smile with a message that says, “A gift that’s brighter than the sun, guarantees smiles and tons of fun! I’m cheesy. I know. It’s certainly true. But, cheese is a medicine for those feeling blue.”
Order HERE: Parcelly
Just for YOU Spa Basket
Send your student this relaxing spa bath and body gift basket to help them relax and unwind after a long day of classes and studying. Brimming with everything they need to de-stress, including shea butter, coconut milk and Himalayan pink salt soap bar, ultra-creamy body butter and herbal infused bath soak, and so much more. This gift will let your favorite college student know just how loved they are.
Order HERE: Justine Maree Studio
Fall Coffee and Tea Gift Basket
For the college student who loves fall and the aroma of autumn spice tea and pumpkin spice coffee, this is the care package for them! Imagine the look on their face when they open this creative and heartfelt gift basket!
Order HERE: The Gifty Grape
“I’m Studying” Care Package
Nearly every college student feels overwhelmed (kinda like they’re “dying”) when they’re deep in the throes of studying, keeping up with college classes and exams. This adorable care package will lighten things up a bit and put a huge smile on their face! (Heads up… colleges don’t allow candles in dorm rooms but the candle is perfect for college apartments!)
Order HERE: Campfire Gifts and Co
PAWS-IBLY the Cutest Gift Ever
Nothing makes our kids feel just a little closer to home than when they can cuddle up alongside their favorite furry friend. This customized pillow, complete with a picture of your child’s favorite pet, is the perfect gift to remind them of home and everything they love.
Order HERE: Zoey’s Attic
“Fries Over Guys” Ultimate Breakup Box
Breaking up is never easy. But, it’s especially hard when you’re miles away from home at college. This breakup box, complete with “loser repellent” spray, will put a smile on your daughter’s face and encourage her to keep her head held high.
Order HERE: Parcelly