College students will want these 6 things

Posted at 10:25 AM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 14:40:57-04

College kids love cookies from home, but parents should also think a little out of the box when it comes what to send in a care package. 

Want to send box that will bust out the oohs and ahhs from all the friends on the dorm floor?  Here are a few options you can find online

Remember the fun

College is supposed to be fun, remember? Give your student a chance to burn off some energy by sending them a few things to make them laugh and have a good time with their new friends. 

The Laroma Microwave Popcorn Maker makes those snack bags obsolete! With this popper and ordinary kernels (which are less expensive, by the way), your college student can whip up a big bowl of everyone's favorite snack, pop on a movie and host a movie night party!   

Games like Cards Against Humanity and Apples to Apples are the perfect way to break the ice in early part of a new school year or just a fun way to blow off some steam after a long day of classes and study. Just grab the deck of cards and a few friends and get ready for hours of laughter.


Picture perfect ideas

Keep the family close by with a personalized photo iPhone case. You can use a favorite family photo, the family pet or anything the student may love to create a customized phone case. 

Send students even more photo memories from home by loading up a digital photo frame with pictures of the family or familiar landmarks from their hometown and encourage them to add their own current favorites, too. 

Keeping it clean

Parents may never get their college kids to keep their dorm rooms spotless, but they can send a few handy items to make it a little easier.

Contain the little things. Keeping track of all the little things, such as smartphones, remotes, books, pens, pencils is hard enough. Having these necessities within arm’s reach while in bed is a whole different challenge. A pocketed bedside caddy keeps all of the essentials organized and allows easy access, as well.

Back to cleaning basics. Don’t forget the simple stuff: sanitizing wipes, spray cleaner, tissues, paper towels, dusters and maybe even a plug-in deodorizer to keep the room looking and feeling fresh. Packing into a convenient easy-carry basket keeps storage space at a minimum and makes it easy to grab and tidy up.