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Nov 15, 2020
Care Packages

Thanksgiving break is tough for college students. Even if they get to go home the pre-holiday due dates that are assuredly in every class are incredibly overwhelming. Not to mention that sometimes students don’t always get to spend it with their loved ones for a variety of different reasons.


A quick and easy way to send the student in your life some Turkey Day love from afar is a thoughtful Thanksgiving care package. Luckily, OCM has a wonderful selection for you to choose from.

Reasons to send a care package

First and foremost why go with a care package? Besides the fact that care is literally in the name and for obvious purposes. If that wasn’t convincing enough argument no worries, there are three more wonderful reasons to follow. 

It’s a really thoughtful gift idea

No one has received a care package and had a frown on their face. It’s a great way to give a little care on this sentimental holiday. Besides being a pretty simple, but thoughtful, way to show your love and that they are on your mind. Also, it’s pretty unique because care packages are far too often underutilized in gift giving. 


Another amazing reason to go with a care package it’s simple because OCM puts together the package for you. All you have to do is add to your cart, fill out the billing and shipping section, and then it’s done! This is convenient at the highest level. No  more worrying about how it’s going to ship, figuring out if you need expedited shipping, or what kind of box/postage to get. 

Food is the best gift

OCM has a wide variety of gourmet food care packages to send out this Thanksgiving break. Of course Thanksgiving is about giving thanks, but where would this holiday be without delicious Thanksgiving food as the start? 

The first thing you think about when you mention thanksgiving tends to be about the luxurious food you get to eat. Besides, food is certainly the best way to anyone’s heart, especially college students who are going through an exciting (but difficult!) part of life and could always use your support

Getting food as a gift provides the sometimes needed break from the campus dining hall foods. OCM provides a variety of Thanksgiving Care Packages that will suit even some of the pickiest eaters. Don’t believe it? Check out some of the packages, the products speak for themselves anyway. 

Orchards Finest

This is a healthy snack pack that includes apples and pears, and eight very berry snack mix servings. Of course for a little sweet treat there are also 10 gold foil wrapped hazelnut chocolates. It’s a great way to ensure your loved one is getting healthy eats and since it serves 30 it leaves plenty of fruits to share with their other friends still on campus for the holidays. Delicious, healthy, holiday-oriented, and it leaves plenty of extra to go around. A fun extra is that this delicious basket is Kosher certified, which means it was grown to a higher standard. It’s a healthy Thanksgiving care package that comes with a small side of dessert!

Gourmet Meat and Cheese Sampler Deluxe

It’s like the Gourmet Meat and Cheese Sampler, but slightly better because it has more stuff! Roasted garlic sausage and summer sausage, and four types of gourmet cheese. There are a variety of different meats and cheese pairings to try out with the hearty crackers and sun dried tomatoes that come with this wonderful package. This is perfect for any foodie or experimentalist who will want to get just the right flavor, but without a doubt almost all of them will be positively delicious! Not to mention it’s great for your local meat lover, the one who would eat bacon for breakfast everyday if they could. Plus if your college student has access to a fridge this care package can be preserved pretty given the right conditions.

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Country Inn Breakfast Gift Basket

It is the care package for the breakfast fanatic. Since you might not be able to whip up a traditional big breakfast over the holidays try sending them one they can male for themselves!  There’s pancake mix, a little bit of syrup, fresh Maine blueberries, some coffee grounds, scone mix, and even lean country ham. This gift will bring a little bit of home nostalgia along with a warm heart meal. That and this way the care package receiver won’t miss out on the holiday fun of doing a lot of cooking on Thanksgiving day.  Besides, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. The Country Inn Breakfast Gift Basket will help put a smile on your students face right when they wake up!

Fruitastic Gift Basket

Not does this gift basket have a fabulous name, but fabulous snacks inside to follow! With plenty of pears, some apples, a mix of sweet treats, and some savory snacks this gift basket has a little of everything for the loved one in your life. It’s almost like a little snack Thanksgiving packed up into one convenient care package. For a better idea of what you get with the Fruitastic Gift Basket here are the exact contents below! 

  • Comice Pears
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 4 Black and White Cookies
  • 6 Gourmet Brownies: one chocolate truffle, one chocolate truffle with walnut, one marble cheesecake and one cookies & cream
  • 6 Dark Chocolate Mints
  • 1 Harde Salami
  • 4 Snack Mixes
  • 1 Box of Scourtin Biscuits. 

Gluten Free Gift Basket Classic

Perfect for your loved one with Celiac’s Disease, gluten sensitivity, and gluten intolerance. The gluten free lifestyle can often be overlooked when trying to find a suitable care package for loved ones with dietary restrictions, but not at OCM. In the GF Thanksgiving care package you can find delicious treats such as chocolate chip cookies, trail mix, jerky, and so much more. Nuts are also in a few of the items tucked in the care package so be wary of that for any nut allergies. However for everyone else the nuts will provide a little bit of protein that can be missing at times in GF diet. 

With a variety of delectable treats to choose from and more than enough flavor profiles, it is suffice to say there is something even for the pickiest of eaters. Although keep in mind that due to the dough mixing process, all of the products may have come in contact with nut oils.

These are of course just a few of the wonderful care packages you can send your student over the long holiday. What is showcased are some of the bigger care packages because on grandiose holidays you should go big if you can, but there are plenty of more economic options to choose from too! 

There really is just something for everyone in OCM’s Thanksgiving care package and even though the target demographic is aimed for students, it’s really a perfect gift to send to anyone. Just remember sending a care package is easy, effective, and thoughtful.

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