Build Your Shopping Annuity With College Care Packages!

Take it from someone who graduated college just 5 years ago; receiving a care package in the mail, especially within those first few weeks of freshman year, is one of the most amazing things in the world. Being in a new place, with new friends, and still trying to figure out the cafeteria/late night eating spots/food situation can be daunting. So what’s an UnFranchise Owner and parent of a college student to do? Put together a care package that will be the envy of all their friends, while building your Shopping Annuity, of course! Here’s some suggestions for what to include in your brown box, all of which are available on your SHOP.COM Portal.

Shower Sandals

Dorm room showers have a rep for being less than clean, and showering barefoot just isn’t an option. Stick a pair of rubber sandals in your kids’ care package just to be safe. Find a ton of different low-budget styles, available from our SHOP.COM OneCart Partners, here.

Candy

You can’t send a care package without at least one package of candy! Our pick is this package of gummy worms, but if that’s not their favorite, you can find a whole assortment of candy here.

Isotonix Supplements

…Or better yet, DNA Miracles OPC 3 chews! They taste like candy, so they’re bound to remember to take them! Find an assortment of Isotonix products here.

Awake Energy Shots

Need we say more? Buy them in bulk; your son or daughter will thank you!

Choice Bars

Running to class, to the library, to a friend’s dorm to study, to the cafeteria…help your college student make good, healthy choices by sending them their favorite Choice Bar flavor!

$5 A Meal College Cookbook

We’ll bet 10 bucks that your child isn’t going to do any major cooking during their freshman year, but if they do¸ send them this!

Extra Tooth Brush(es)

Tooth brushes get lost, don’t ask us how. Just send ‘em a few extra in case.

Pepto-Bismol, Tylenol and Cold Medicine

The next best thing to having your mom there to take care of you when you’re sick is having the right medicine on hand. There’s nothing worse than having to run out to the 24 hour CVS in the middle of the night because of a stomach ache/head cold! Get your Pepto here, Tylenol here, and choose from a variety of cold medicine here.

Hot Chocolate

Is there anything better than curling up with a cup of delicious hot chocolate on a cool fall day? No, of course not…especially when you’re hard at work studying in the dorms! Find our fav flavor here.

Marley Coffee Single Serve Pods

Nothing goes together better than coffee and college! If your son or daughter has a single serve coffee machine like a Keurig, make sure to stick a package of Marley Coffee Single Serve Pods into your care package. Get them here.

Annie’s Organic Instant Mac & Cheese

Organic? Check! Cheesy? Check? Easy to make? Check! Annie’s Organic Instant Mac and Cheese is pretty much the perfect college student/ dorm microwave meal. Grab a pack of 12 here.

Instant Soup and Noodles

Another great meal idea is instant soup and instant noodles. Find our top pick for instant soup here, and shop a wide variety of instant noodles here.

These are just some of the products that you can include in the next care package you send your son or daughter, so if you want to suggest we add anything else to the list, let us know! Post your thoughts, ideas and comments in the section below.  

Andrew Bonner, Lead Social Media Writer

Andrew Bonner, Lead Social Media Writer

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