Send Your College Student Some Southern Love
If your college student is getting a bit homesick, a care package filled with familiar items can help ease him over the hump.
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A college student may have a favorite regional goodie that will give him a sense of home, no matter how far away he is. Here are some of our favorites.
Keep Them Cozy
Keep Them Warm
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After a mug of hot chocolate, your student can wrap up in this scarf for his trek across campus.
Keep Them Supplied
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Personal essentials tend to run out fast, and it’s not always convenient to run to the drugstore. Pack a box of items like toothpaste, facial tissues, contact lens solution, razors and shampoo. Add a touch of Southern sweetness with this set of beeswax lip balm from Savannah Bee Company.
Don’t Forget To Write
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It’s always nice for you to receive a handwritten note from your student. These personalized note cards will remind her to drop you a line or two.
Games and Toys
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With the stress of research papers and midterms, sometimes it is nice to unplug and spend a few minutes playing with a simple toy, like a yo-yo or paddle board.
Smells of Home
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Making a dorm room smell homey is important. A reed diffuser can be a bit safer than lighting candles.
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Whether used as casual footwear or shower shoes, a new pair of flip flops is always welcome.
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Your student will make new friends fast once the scent of freshly popped corn drifts down the dorm hallway.
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Everyone, parents and students alike, will feel a little safer when your student is carrying this TSA approved, water-resistant alarm.
Quick Study Snacks
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Microwavable foods, like oatmeal and soups, are ideal when your student needs a late night pick-me-up.