Clever Care Package Idea: send your student a day at the beach

Is your student feeling the mid-winter blues? Then it’s time to send some love in a shoe box. Yes, you can send sunshine ! It’s called a care package. Your student will be thrilled to receive one and you don’t have to spend a fortune.

Not sure how to get started? Don’t worry! Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage has an entire section to help you put together fun and creative care packages.

Here’s a sneak peek at a themed care package idea that will deliver some warm aloha spirit to your student’s dorm room.


This island-themed package is a fun way to warm up a cold winter day!

  • Leis (from the party store)
  • Beach ball
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach-themed photo frame
  • Lemonade mix
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Swedish Fish candy
  • Dried pineapple
  • Deodorant (the practical part of the package)
  • Flip-flops for the shower
  • Sunscreen

Order your copy of Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage today for more clever and inexpensive care package suggestions.

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