16 Care Packages That Any College Kid Would Love

    Care package is to college as cigarette is to prison.

    1. The "Good Luck On Your First Day" Care Package

    2. The "Pun" Package

    3. The "This is All the Shit You Forgot" Care Package

    Nothing's better than a beginning of the year reminder that you have the best parents in the world by way of a package filled with everything you forgot at home and were probably going to put off buying at Target for weeks.

    4. The "Hope It's Not Mono" Care Package

    It's an inevitability that every college kid will become ill at least once during his or her freshman year, and that first time being bedridden in a loud, dirty dorm can be rough. A "get well soon" care package filled with all of the essentials for beating a cold will definitely make it suck less. Throw in some Campbell's chicken soup, cough drops, these pill-shaped get well soon notes, and of course some real medicine too.

    5. The Pink Pocky Package

    6. The "Home in a Box" Care Package

    7. The "Hulk Up" Care Package

    Everyone knows that college is the time to bulk up, and a package filled with protein-packed snacks and supplements will aid building lean muscle in a healthy way.

    Homemade Clif Bar recipe here.

    8. The "Box of Sunshine" Care Package

    This is an awesome out of the blue pick-me-up. Just go to a drugstore and pick out any yellow stuff you think they could use or would enjoy (or go with another color scheme if you'd prefer).

    9. The Birthday Care Package

    A cake in a jar and a bunch of "pop-me" balloons make for awesome box-fillers to wish a happy birthday from afar.

    For the collegiate Pixar Fan. Recipe for Monsters University Cupcakes here.

    11. The Movie Night Care Package

    This is a cute way to send them a bunch of their favorite DVDs that they didn't have room to pack. Add chocolate covered raisins and some popcorn to take it to the next level.

    12. The "You Look Thin. Have You Been Eating Enough?" Care Package

    Just a cute reminder that you're thinking about them. Recipe for yummy blueberry scones here.

    13. The Holiday Care Package

    14. The Finals Care Package

    Build this care package with a combination of things that facilitate studying, like chocolate-covered espresso beans and mint tea, and things that relieve stress, like this stress-relief bubble wrap.

    15. The Vegan Finals Care Package

    Dietary restrictions shouldn't get in the way of homemade brownies and candy. RIGHT??!

    Recipe for Vegan Dark Chocolate Brownies here.

    16. And the "Cut to the Chase" Care Package