Today is all about sending a student care package and how it can mean so much. Moving away to university is an exciting, yet challenging, time for young people and their parents. Leaving home to live and study independently can teach young people to fend for themselves, but most students, understandably, feel homesick within the first few days of joining the university. Parents, too, cope with feelings of loneliness and loss, also known as “empty nest syndrome”, which can be made worse by fretting about the well-being of their offspring. However, one way in which parents can help their children to adjust to what is, after all, a significant lifestyle change is by sending them a student care package from time to time.
Why Send a Care Package?
Gifts for students can be sent at any time of the academic year. Students should appreciate the novelty of receiving a parcel in the post, the excitement of opening it and, of course, the reassurance that their parents are thinking about them. Parents, on the other hand, can be satisfied that a carefully chosen care package, filled with all, or at least some, of the comforts of home, is not only a practical gift but one that serves to strengthen the bond between them and their children.
Food, especially homemade cakes and cookies, is a mainstay of student care packages. However, for parents who lack the time, inclination or skill for baking, other options include snack foods, such as packets of nuts, sweets or microwave popcorn, and slightly more substantial items, such as instant noodles, instant oatmeal, and soup. Most students have very limited culinary skills and they'll probably be the last to admit they are really missing home... so just in case, they need their spirits lifted and the much-needed comforts of home, why not arrange to send one of our cookie gifts designed to remind your student that you're thinking of them and provide them with a huge boost. You can include a free photo card to include your smile together with a note to remind them just how proud you are and to wish them more lashings of Good Luck. Take a look below at some of our best selling gifts for students. We've also much more choice in our Cookies and Muffins category.
Alternatively, personal hygiene essentials and toiletries, such as toothbrush and toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner – especially the small, travel sizes, which are easy to pack and send through the post – are likely to be well received. So, too, are notoriously expensive razor blades and perhaps even a first-aid care package, with plasters, bandages, antiseptic ointment, painkillers, and rehydration, or hangover remedy, sachets.
Work, Rest & Play
Most students would rather spend their limited funds on items less practical than stationery, but parents can support their educational goals by including pens, pencils, notepads, folders, paper clips, sticky notes, and even a lightweight USB drive, perhaps loaded with family photographs or music, in their care package. Of course, university life is not all about studying, so parents can encourage their students to kick back for a while by sending them books, magazines, DVDs, headphones and other items for their entertainment.
Lisa Knowles, UK -
This is such a thoughtful gift idea. Loved tough cookie theme and so did my nephew who had a terrible bout of flu. Made him feel like a champ. Thanks Smart Gift- will be returning (but hopefully not for the same occasion)!!
Andrew Bray -
Original gift with nice finishing touches, we used your photo card service to send our logo and photo of the whole team to wish our colleague Jeff get well wishes, superb service, many thanks.
Gemma - Hull, UK -
I really liked the website and the cookie tins that you can have delivered are absolutely brilliant. I've already seen a couple of things I will be purchasing for friends for christmas, definitely a site I will be recommending to my friends!