November 8, 2017

“Sweet” College Care Packages

Having a child go off to college is exciting, sad and nerve-racking all at the same time. Even more so are the feelings that your college-bound loved one is experiencing.  What will the roommate be like? Will I make friends quickly? Will I get homesick? What will I eat?

One thing that makes the transition easier for the college student is to receive care packages. We’ve put together a couple of college care package ideas that anyone would love to get but especially those that need just a little taste of home.

Deluxe Survival Kit

Make their day sweeter with the perfect gift to start, power through, or finish the semester–our Deluxe Survival Kit:

Cookies by Design Deluxe Survival Kit








Aptly named, if we do say so ourselves, this has everything your soon-to-be baccalaureate could need or want to get through study sessions, staying energized during a three-hour lecture or preparing for exams. Our kit has:

  1. One dozen of our rich and chewy, homemade gourmet Chocolate Chip Mini Bites
  2. One dozen soft, sugar cookie Sweet Spots with our signature velvety icing (icing can be customized with school colors)
  3. A 9-count box of our silky, melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Truffles in every flavor
  4. One personalized, full-sized sugar message cookie in your preferred colors and message
  5. AND your choice of traditional sweet and tangy sour Jelly Belly jelly beans or a classic Gourmet Mixed Nut Set

All tucked into a chic box, for on-demand carb-craving satisfaction. It’s the all-in-one College Gift everyone can enjoy.

Gourmet Cookies in Tin:

Cookies by Design Assorted Gourmet Cookies








Perhaps you’d like to send them a batch of fresh baked cookies, but just don’t have the time to bake? We’ve got the perfect offering! Our Gourmet Cookies are the perfect balance of tradition and comfort food, made from scratch. Choose from an assortment of flavors and packaging but here they are nestled in a re-usable tin that keeps the cookies fresh, but let’s be honest, they probably won’t last long!

Both come with a personalized message from you, to add that extra bit of encouragement and love from home.

What goes well with cookies, late night study sessions, and long lectures? Coffee! Try one of our favorite care-package DIYs:


DIY Coffee Care Package








This is one of our favorite care packages to create, compliments of @creativecarepakges. (Check them out on Instagram!)

You’ll need:

  • A card board box
  • Coffee-themed stickers/Cut-outs/Pictures
  • Dairy-free creamer (Take care to purchase those not requiring refrigeration. We like to send at least two flavors)
  • Individually wrapped sweetener (Whatever your care-package-receiver would prefer.)
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Disposable coffee lids
  • Disposable drink stirrers
  • Optional (Cardboard drink sleeves)
  • Instant Coffee
  • Napkins or paper towels
  1. Decorate the box with your coffee-themed decorative elements. Adding pictures and encouraging notes makes the package even more personal.
  2. Fill your box with the coffee supplies
  3. Send your care package.
  4. (Smile!)

Whether you go big with our Deluxe Survival Kit, a caffeinated-care package, or our baked-fresh-daily Gourmet Cookies, we have just what you need to give the gift of a sweet semester.



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