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Posted 
Mar 26, 2020
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Easter is just around the corner! Everyone can remember the excitement of waking up on Easter morning to search for their baskets.

Easter Chocolate

What better way to surprise the college student in your life than with an Easter care package? Need help figuring out what to put in the Easter basket? We have you covered. Check out the top items every college student wants in their Easter basket this year. 

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End of Semester Care Package

Help Your Favorite College Student Get Through the Last Couple Months

Basket
Need help filling up your Easter basket? We have you covered.

The end of the semester is drawing near. Every college student could use an extra push right about now. So why not make up your own Easter care package for them? This can be filled with everything from their favorite candy bar to a package of homemade cookies. You can also add some healthy snacks, like dried fruit or some granola bars, to the package. 

Want to save money and time? Consider purchasing a pre-made Easter care package. Pre-made packages, such as this one, are loaded up with popular snack items, including:

  • Doritos
  • Gummy Bears
  • Chocolate Eggs
  • Popcorn
  • Ramen
  • Veggie Chips
  • Oreos

You can also add a special message to the basket’s greeting card before checking out. Take this opportunity to tell your college student how much you love them and how excited you are for them to finish up the semester. 

Why Care Packages are So Important

College can be an incredibly stressful time in your student’s life. They are away from home for the first time in their lives and are experiencing new obstacles and challenges every day. One way to show your encouragement and support is through a care package. It doesn’t have to be large and elaborate. Just stuffing their favorite snacks and candies along with a special note is enough to lift their spirits for the rest of the day. 

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School Supplies

Add Some Practical Items to Your Easter Basket

School supplies
A customized pen or cute eraser can go a long way!

Is your college student an avid bullet journaler? Do they need help organizing their notes? Maybe they just love having cute, stylish pens to take with them to class. Pack in some colorful pens and highlighters! 

Pens for Bullet Journaling

Bullet journaling, which can be considered equal parts planner, diary, and written meditation, has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. Bullet journals are completely customizable and can be filled with everything from a daily to-do list to a thought bubble on your long-term goals. Color-coding each section with a different colored plan is a great method for keeping them organized and separated.  

Highlighters for Studying

Does your student need help organizing their notes? Give them a nudge by throwing some miniature highlighters in their Easter care package. Highlighters are great for managing notes and organizing your student’s schedule. Your student will definitely want some when finals roll around!

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Cell Phone Accessories

Earbuds, Cell Phone Cases, and More Can Be Thrown in

Mobile Headphones
Add some headphones or a charger. 

Almost every college student nowadays has a smartphone they carry with them wherever they go. So why not throw a handy phone accessory into their Easter basket? 

Pop sockets, wallet cases, and stickers are perfect for any student. Many students enjoy these accessories for both their style and their practicality. Pop sockets make great grips and cell phone stands, while wallet cases are perfect for storing debit cards and IDs in. A new cell phone case or pair of headphones are also great accessories to throw in! All of these accessories can easily be customized. Pick your student’s favorite color or graphic design. 

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Gift Cards

Treat Your College Student to an Off-Campus Meal

Gift cards
Everyone needs a break from the dining hall once in a while. 

Want to give your college student something you know they will use? Add a gift card from their favorite store or restaurant to their Easter care package! Make sure you buy them a gift card to something on or near campus so they don’t have to stray far. Something as simple as a Chipotle gift card can brighten your student’s day.  

Custom Gift Card Ideas

Want to make your gift card a little more personal? Add a special note! Even something as simple as a homemade card and handwritten letter can make something feel more personal. Don’t be afraid to get a little crafty with your letter. A few well-placed stickers and fine lettering and go a long way! 

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Supplies for Staying Stress-Free

Help Your College Student Manage Their Stress as the Semester Gets Busier 

Scented candles are a great stress reliever.
Scented candles are a great stress reliever.

As the Spring semester winds on, your student’s workload will continue to increase and grow more demanding. Remind your kid to take time to relax and step away from the library every once in a while during this stressful time. Not only are breaks good for one’s mental health, but they also allow for more productive study sessions. 

Add some of these stress relievers in your Easter care package: 

  • Scented candles: There’s nothing more blissful than the scent of a lavender flower or a sunny day on the beach. Help your college student relax with some scents that remind them of home. 
  • Stress balls: Stress balls have been shown to help users release tension and even increase their focus and attention. 
  • Face masks: Who doesn’t love a fun face mask for some rest and relaxation? Face masks come in a variety of scents and ingredients, so feel free to throw a few different ones in the basket. 
  • Encouraging notes: Sometimes, your student just needs a kind note from you that will help them get through the semester. 
  • Adult coloring book: Coloring books are fun ways to utilize your creative skills and release some stress.
  • Tea: Chamomile and peppermint tea are great for reducing stress and anxiety. 

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Study Tools

Get Your Student Some Study Aids to Help Them Prepare for Finals

Writing
Give your student a blank notebook for bullet journaling and note-taking. 

Does your student have any upcoming exams or quizzes? Buy them a blank notebook or some flashcards. Notebooks are great for keeping track of assignments, exams, and any upcoming events. Stickies and notecards are great reminder tools as well. 

Some other fun school supplies you can give them include:

  • Binder
  • Tabs
  • Mini notepads 
  • Mini stapler

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Cosmetics and Skin Care

Pamper Your College Student With Some New Cosmetics

New makeup and skincare products are a fun addition to any care package!

Cosmetics and skincare creams are also great additions to your college student’s Easter basket. Sometimes, you just need to pamper yourself a little! Buy them the latest lipstick or mascara! Toss in some samples of new skin creams. Your college student will love getting new blush for a night out and a new mascara to wear for a job interview. Even a new chapstick is perfect, especially for those cold nights during the spring. 

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Snacks

Throw Some Healthy Snacks in Your Basket

Veggie sticks
Veggie sticks and chips are a great snack for your college student to munch on. 

Having a handful of snacks at the ready is always important. But it’s easy to fall into bad eating habits if you aren’t careful about what, and how much, you eat. Get your college student light snacks, such as pretzels or trail mix, which also offer plenty of nutrition. Dried fruit and nuts are also great snacks to add! Fun fact: dried fruit has the same nutritional value as traditionally-prepared fruit, it’s just condensed in a smaller package. Your college student will be grateful for the energizing snacks!

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Extra Change

Give Your College Student Some Extra Change for Laundry

Laundy
Laundry day: a chore you can never get away from now that you are on your own. 

Have some extra Easter eggs left over? Add some quarters in there for laundry and parking. Not many college students carry change with them nowadays, but it is always helpful to have some just in case. Add some cash in there too, if you want. Having both cash and change on your person is important in the case of an emergency. You never know when you might be in a situation where you can’t use your debit or credit card.

Easter provides the perfect opportunity for celebrating with loved ones and family members. Give your college student an Easter care package they will love! What items did you stuff in your college student’s care package? Tell us in the comments! 

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