The Perfect Care Package

If there is one thing that all college students—no matter their majors, minors, extracurricular activities, etc.—have in common, it is their shared love of care packages.  These bundles of love and joy can brighten up bad days, midterms, finals, holidays, birthdays, and any day in between.  Whether you’re a parent short on ideas or an unfortunate student with a parent short on ideas, here are just a few ideas for the perfect care package.


  • school supplies
  • toiletries
  • envelopes and stamps
  • Febreeze and Tide to Go
  • small sewing kit and tool kit


  • magazines
  • books
  • DVDs
  • iTunes gift cards


  • gum
  • candy
  • snacks


  • note
  • photos

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About The Author
Ashleigh ShermanClass of 2017, Journalism Major, Marketing and Political Science Minor

Hey current and future Hoosiers!  Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Ashleigh Sherman.  I'm from Dublin, Ohio--but don't worry, I'll be rooting for the Hoosiers over the Buckeyes!  I'm majoring in journalism and minoring in marketing and political science.  I'm a reporter for the Indiana Daily Student, a blogger for WeAreIU, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a member of the IU Run Club. I can't wait to share my Hoosier experience with you!