One thing all college students seem to have in common, besides a lack of cash, is the constant need for snacks to aid in the studying process. Another thing that they will never tire of is the care packages for college students that family and friends send them to let them know they are loved and always on the mind.
Care packages for college students can run the gamut from mundane items that every college student uses, to food and snacks, to electronics. This article focuses on the food and snacks care packages for college students because that’s what every college student really wants and they make great gifts for college students.
You could go to all the time and trouble of putting together one of your own college care packages of snacks which many do. Snack companies that make care packages for college students buy in bulk and can usually offer a variety snack package for less than you could assemble the same college student care package. Besides saving money, another advantage of buying a care package is the extra variety of snacks that it would be hard, if not nearly impossible, for you to duplicate.
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Snack care packages come in a variety of themes like Starbucks, Campus Survival, Spa, Workout, Gag, Sweet and Salty, Party Snacks, Girl Scout Cookies, Asian, Welcome Package, Movie Night, Breakfast, and even healthy, gluten-free, and organic varieties for those students who prefer healthier snacks.
Take a look at our list and see if one of these great college care package ideas is the perfect gift for your college student!
Traditional Care Packages
Just like Grandma used to make or at least there are some of Grandma’s cookies included. Your college student will enjoy the Chips Cookies Candies & Snacks Care Package that comes complete with an assortment of 40 individually-wrapped single serve snacks and read the included Simple Recipes with Chips Booklet by Variety Fun. All snack packages from Variety Fun are carefully handpicked and shipped loose in a Variety Fun gift box. Their motto is Taste, Explore, Enjoy and that’s exactly what you
will be giving your college student. In rare cases, care packages will vary in contents depending on availability, but not count.
This package is setup to include:
2 Oreos (2 oz), 4 Grandmas Cookies (2 oz), 1 Knotts (2 oz), 1 M&M Cookies (1.6 oz), 1 Keebler Fudge Swirls (2 oz), 1 Cheez It (1.5 oz), 1 Chex Mix (1.5 oz), 1 Snyders Pretzels (1.5 oz), 1 Austin Animal Crackers (2 oz), 1 Goldfish (1 oz). 1 Andys Hot Fries (0.85 oz). 4 Planters Peanuts (1 oz), 3 Rice Krispies (0.78 oz), 2 Fiber One Bars (1.4 oz), 3 Nutri Grain Bars (1.3 ox), 1 Nature Valley Trail Mix (1.2 oz), 1 Nature Valley Sweet & Salty (1.2 ox), 3 Air Heads (0.55 oz), 4 Quaker Chewy Bars (0.84 oz), and 4 Welches Fruit Snacks (0.9 oz)
The Snack Gift Party Bundle has their favorite snack flavors in 50 individually-wrapped single-serve packages. It’s really the perfect gift for any college student and comes beautifully packaged with care in a gift you will be proud to give. Gift packages can vary slightly in contents depending on availability, but not count.
This care package is setup to include:
4 bags of Andy Capp’s, Cheddar Fries, 0.85 oz, 2 bags of Chees-It, White Cheddar and Original, 1.5 oz, 4 bags of David Sunflower Seeds, Original, 0.9 oz, 4 bags of David sunflower Seeds, Nacho Cheese Flavor, 0.8 oz, 4 bags of Welch’s Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 oz, 4 bags of Original Skittles, 0.35 oz, 4 Strawberry Twizzlers Sticks, 1 pack of Keebler Cheese And Cheddar Sandwich Crackers, 1.8 oz, 1 pack of Keebler cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, 1.8 0z, 1 bag of Grandma’s Chocolate Brownie Cookies, 2 1/2 oz, 1 bag of Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies,, 2 1/2 oz, 4 Original Slim Jims Sticks, 4 Small bags of Haribo Gummy Bears, 1/2 oz, 4 Air Heads Candy, Cherry, watermelon, Blue Raspberry and Grape, .55 oz, 4 Laffy Taffy Candies, Banana , Cherry, Sour apple, Strawberry, 1 package of Oreo Cookies, 1.8 oz, 1 package of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies, 2 oz,
1 bag of Original baked Goldfish Crackers, 1.5 oz, and 1 bag of Snyder’s Thin Pretzels, 1.5 oz
The Classic Snacks Care Package has their favorite classic snack flavors in 25 individually-wrapped single-serve packages. It’s really the perfect gift for any college student and comes beautifully packaged with care in a gift you will be proud to give. Included in the package are chips, cookies, candy, and more. Gift packages can vary slightly in contents depending on availability, but not count.
This care package is setup to include:
Goldfish crackers, Lay’s potato chips (Original), Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies (Snack size), Oreo cookies (6 in pack), Nutri grain bar (Strawberry), (2) Quaker chewy granola bar (Chocolate chip & peanut butter chocolate chip), Peanuts, Peanut Butter cookies, (2) Mott’s fruit snacks, Skittles (Snack size), (2) M & M’s (Snack size), Hot cocoa mix packet, Milky Way (Snack size), (2) Starburst (Snack size), Swedish fish, and Hershey kisses.
The Deluxe Snacks Variety Pack Bundle comes lovingly and neatly gift-packaged and contains 45 snack items including chips, cookies, crackers, nuts, microwave single-serve pasta, chocolates, and other candies and more. You can count on their favorite brands to be included like Lays, Doritos Planters, Kraft, Reese’s, and more. A gift you will be proud to give, the snack selection can vary slightly depending on availability, but not in the count.
M & M’s cookies (Snack size), Goldfish crackers (Snack size), Animal crackers, Lay’s chips (Original), White cheddar popcorn (Snack size), Snyder’s mini pretzels (Snack size), Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies, (2) Quaker chewy granola bar (Chocolate chip & peanut butter chocolate chip), Mac & Cheese, Chef Boyardee Beefaroni, Nutter Butter Cookies, Reese’s Cups (2 in a pack), Oreo cookies, (2) Starbursts (Snack size), (2) Snickers (Snack size), 3 Musketeers (Snack size), Twix (Snack size), (3) Twizzlers, Nutri grain bar (Apple), Sour Patch Kids, (3) Mott’s fruit snacks, (2) Peanuts, (2) Skittles (Snack size), (2) Hot cocoa mix packet, Hershey kisses, and Green tea packets (3).
Healthy Care Packages
These days, more and more students are seeking healthier snack choices and the College Care Healthy Premium Variety Bundle was carefully assembled and packed with care just for them. In this healthy care package for college students, they get 30 individually-wrapped, single-serve snacks and snack bars that are a flavorful mix of nutritious, savory, and healthy spicy snacks to ensure maximum enjoyment. Truly a premium selection, the snack selection can vary slightly depending on availability, but not in the count.
Some example snacks include:
Skinny Quinoa Sweet Onion Sticks, G. H. Cretors Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Popped Popcorn, Just the Cheese Popped Popcorn, Terra Blues Sea Salt Vegetable Chips, Jackson’s Honest Sea Salt Potato Chips, Snikiddy Backed Mac n’ Cheese Puffs, Beet Veggie Chips, Salted Caramel Popcorn, and bags of natural dried fruit.
If you and your student prefer non-GMO snacks the Good Grocer’s Non-GMO and Natural Healthy Snacks Care Package is perfect. It includes 25 individually-wrapped, single-serve snacks that have been carefully selected and meticulously packaged in a beautiful box with love and care. You can count on the Good Grocer snacks in this package to have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. In rare instances, some snacks may vary slightly depending on availability, but not in the count.
Snacks in the care package include:
(2) .875 oz Herr’s Go Lite! Sweet Maui Onion Popped Chips, (2) 1.5 oz Boulder Canyon Olive Oil Kettle Chips, (1) 1 oz Popcorners Whole Grain Sweet Cinnamon Chips, (1) 1.5 oz The Better Chip Jalapeno, (1) 1.5 oz The Better Chip Sweet Corn, (2) 1 oz Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws, (2) .65 oz SkinnyPop Popcorn, (2) .39 oz Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps, (2) 1.25 oz Annie’s Organic Bunny Snacks, (2) 1.25 oz 180 Snacks Nut Crunch, (2) 1.2 oz Kind Bar Healthy Grains, (2) 2 oz Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar, and (4) .7 oz YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks.
Everyone loves sweet and salty, and that’s the theme of the extra-large Healthy Bar Snack Mix – Sweet & Salty. It’s a healthy mix of 50 breakfast or snack bars sure to keep your college student going between meals and remind them of home and family. Snack bars brands can vary slightly depending on availability, but not count.
This care package is set up to include an assortment of the following breakfast or snack bars:
Nature Valley Oats and Honey, Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Peanut; Kashi Chocolate Almond and Sea Salt, Kelloggs Special K Chewy Nut Bars; Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Bars, and Bonus Guy and Gal Specialty Products Energy Mix.
#8 – High Protein Healthy Snack Box – Individually Wrapped with 28 Snacks Plus Snack Better Stress Ball
Give them a care package they will love that is also good for them like the High Protein Healthy Snack Box Care Package. They get 28 great, individually-wrapped, single-serve, high-protein snacks for on-the-go that are both filling and delicious. Great for between meals, these snacks can curb their cravings while giving them important nutrients. Some examples of the included high-protein healthy snacks are peanuts, granola bars, Slim Jims, and protein drinks. This care package even comes with a Snack Better branded stress ball. Each box may vary in snack variety depending on availability, but not count.
If your college student is living the Vegan lifestyle, then the Vegan Snacks Multi-Flavor Assortment Care Package is the perfect gift for them. The care package includes 30 unique, individually packaged healthy, delicious, nutritious, vegan snacks that are not just for vegans, but for everyone. Many of the included snacks also meet other standards such as Kosher, non-GMO, and Gluten free. These snacks are made only with healthy vegan ingredients that range from real natural fruit, multi-grain, sea salt, kale, spinach and more. Snack varieties such as fig bars, chips, popcorn, dried fruit snacks, and veggie sticks also meet health benefits such as all natural ingredients, high source of fiber, low sodium, no cholesterol, no trans-fat and more. All snacks are individually selected and carefully packed into an elegant gifting box that’s sure to warm your vegan’s heart. Please note that in the case that a certain product is not in stock, similar items which are also healthy and non-gluten will be sent out as replacements.
This care package is set up to include:
(4) Cascadian Farm Organic Bars (.78 oz-1.42 oz), Van’s Simply Delicious PB&J Bar (1.2-1.4 oz), Van’s Simply Delicious Cranberry Almond Bar (1.2-1.4 oz), Cosmos Creations Salted Caramel Puffed Corn (1.7 oz.), Cosmos Creations Coconut Crunch Puffed Corn (1.7 oz.), Sensible Foods Sweet Corn Dried Snacks: (.42 oz bag), Sensible Foods Fuji Apple Dried Fruit: (.32 oz bag), Sensible Foods Cherry Berry Dried Fruit: (.37 oz bag), Lundberg Rice Chips: (1.5 oz bag), Kind Healthy Grain Bars (1.2 oz bar) 6 different and distinct flavors included, Simply Sprouted Way Better Snacks (1.25 oz bag), The Better Chip: (1.5 oz bag), G.H. Cretors Organic Popcorn in Olive Oil (.46 oz bag), Jackson’s Honest Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips: (1.2 oz.), Jackson’s Honest Original Sea Salt Potato Chips: (1.2 oz.), Terra Real Vegetable Chips Original And Blues: (1 oz. bag), Hi I’m Skinny Sticks Quinoa: (.71-.78 oz), Hi I’m Skinny Sticks Tortilla: (.71-.78 oz), Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars: (2 oz), Nature’s Bakery Pomegranate Bars: (2 oz), and Nature’s Bakery Raspberry Bars: (2 oz).
It seems that more and more people are sensitive to gluten than ever before. If you and your student prefer gluten-free snacks the Good Grocer’s Gluten Free Healthy Snacks Care Package is perfect. It includes 27 individually-wrapped, single-serve snacks that have been carefully selected and meticulously packaged in a beautiful box with love and care. You can count on the snacks in this package to have no gluten, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and to be guaranteed fresh. In rare instances, some snacks may vary slightly depending on availability, but not in the count.
Each Gluten Free Healthy Snacks Care Package (27 Count) Includes:
(2) 1.5 oz Boulder Canyon Kettle Chips, (1) 1.5 oz The Better Chip Jalapeno, (1) 1.5 oz The Better Chip Kale and Spinach, (1) 1.1 oz Popcorners Kettle, (1) 1.1 oz Popcorners Sweet Chili, (2) .875 oz Herr’s Go Lite! Sweet Maui Onion Popped Chips, (2) 1 oz Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws, (2) .65 oz SkinnyPop Popcorn, (2) .39 oz Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps, (1) Kind Healthy Grains Bar, (2) 1.25 oz 180 Snacks Nut Crunch, (3) .7 oz Yum Earth Organic Fruit Snacks, (3) .5 oz Stretch Island Fruit Strips, (4) 1 oz Planters Salted Peanuts
Specialty Gift Packages
Sour snacks can be addictive with their sweet, pucker-factor and that’s why the Sour Power Care Package was created to give your college student what they crave. The package includes 20+ candies with a sour kick that will make them pucker-up. All snacks are guaranteed fresh, but may vary in variety depending on availability, but not count.
Each Sour Power Snack Box includes the following items (though flavors may vary):
(1) Pack of Willy Wonky Shockers Sour Chews, (1) Bag of Sour Skittles, (1) Pack of Sweettarts, (1) Pack of Sour Punch Punchies, (1) Box of Sour Patch Kids, (1) Pack of Sour Patch Watermelon, (1) Pack of Airheads Xtremes Sour Belts, (1) Pack of Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers, (1) Pack of Sour Punch Blue Raspberry, (1) Pack of Sour Punch Rainbow Straws, (1) Pack of Sour Punch Strawberry Straws, (1) Pack of Sour Punch Apple Straws, (5) Lemon Heads, and (4) Sour Punch Twists.
It’s highly likely that your college student will be watching their fair share of movies while at school and that makes the Redbox Movie Night Care Package the perfect snack gift. Packed by hand with great care, the variety and thoughtfulness of this movie-themed care package are sure to impress your college student.
This care package is setup to include:
1 Night DVD Rental Code Gift Card for Redbox, 2 Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter Single Serve Bags, 1 5oz Mike and Ike Movie Theater Box, 1 6.5oz Dots Movie Theater Box, 1 4oz Reese’s Pieces Movie Theater Box, 1 5oz Hot Tamales Movie Theater Box, 2 Tootsie Pops, and 4 Dum Dum’s.
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