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Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students

by Erin Dower

Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, Valentine's Day, finals time, or just because, learn what to send to brighten her day.

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Gift Cards


Cash is in short supply for most college students, so they'll love gift cards for almost anything. A gift card to the grocery store, drugstore, or coffee shop near her school is a practical idea. An iTunes, Amazon, or other retail gift card is a special treat.

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