The new semester is about to start this autumn, and students everywhere are getting organized for the upcoming stresses of classes, getting settled in a new dorm and attempting to make a new set of friends.
If you are about to embark on a new year of college or want to support someone who is, care packages are an awesome way to start the year off right. One of the best things you can do to help your new student feel at ease, have a taste of home in his/her new environment and give him/her an exciting surprise is to send them something meaningful, whether that be practical or sentimental.
Here are our top choices for the best ever anxiety-relieving, depression-defeating care packages:
Something that reminds them of home. Whether it be a photo, favorite scent-sprayed cloth, or old toy this ca
n bring a flavor of home to the dorm.
Aromatherapy shower cubes or essential oils. While aromatherapy bath salts are very popular, bath tubs may not be available in a dormitory (or sketchy if there are some). Some brands make the same essential oils available in shower cubes or fizzy bath balls that can be set on the ground. Anxiety-relieving scents like chamomile, lavender or ylang ylang can help freshman year nerves.
Joke or humor books. Whether silly or knee-slapping hilarious, these little booklets can be a good reminder for students to chill out and take life lightly, despite new-found massive workloads and responsibilities.
Chocolate– milk, dark, white… any solves all problems!
Decaffeinated teas– while coffee may become the drink of choice among many college students, those who are under a lot of stress, lack of sleep, or sensitive to caffeine may need a decaf choice much more.
These are just some ideas for care packages, but the most important part is to make it your own! You know this individual best so make that shipping weight count with items you know well help them feel loved and at ease.