We’re one month into college, and the books are starting to weigh down! And this also makes it the perfect time for a care package to one of your long-distance college BFF! If you didn’t see my first post in this series of college care packages, don’t forget to check it out here! One of the reasons I love care packages, especially during this part of the semester when you’re settling in and really getting into the swing of things, is that it provides a little reminder from home to relax and take it easy. It’s so easy to get caught up and panic over early semester things that we tend to get a bit burnt out!
This time, I’m really excited to be putting together the care package for the “mom” of my friend group. Despite being the youngest in our friend group, she’s always been the one with girl scout cookies, first-aid kits, sewing kits, and all-around “mom”-vibe. After all, what do you give to the person, who is always giving to you?
This year, my friend is actually living off campus in a house of her own with another roommate, so I wanted to get her some oldies but goodies to keep in the pantry of things. Just like last time, I grabbed a Priority Mail, Medium Flat Rate Box. Last time, I used the flatter size because of space, but this time I went for the cubed shaped box because a lot more of my objects that I was packing in this time were cubed themselves and it just seemed to fit better! And honestly, having these options for flat rate is so great to take advantage of. Inside this box:
- Her personal favorite and my own guilty pleasure: Skittles and Brookside Chocolate
- A snack for the “Mom” who always had these: KitKat
- A slightly more on the healthy side of snacks: KIND bar, Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt
- Something to curl up with on the couch and movie: Orville Popcorn!
- Something to relax with and calm those exam nerves: Chai Tea
Like last time I wanted to give it a personal touch and since my friend is a bio-chem type of person, and we both studied anatomy together in high school I also packed in this book that I found at a used bookstore sale!
I also found this ADORABLE notebook with something of an inside joke between us:
It is such an easy care package to put together and so much fun to do and take your own mind off of your work. I really tried to think about what would make sense for someone who wasn’t necessarily living in a dorm, but living by themselves and wanted a snack but didn’t have access to the college cafeteria late at night.
I’m really excited to get working on the next care package, looking forward to getting the next one out likely around fall break, so keep an eye out for that! I’m really loving this series, so comment down below and let me know what you’ve done or if you have any suggestions!