How To Pack A Perfect Care Package For College

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Years of being a beauty blogger have taught me one thing--how to pack a gift box that delivers nothing but wide smiles and loud squees of delight. Sending a gift box to your favorite college student is easy and doesn't have to be too expensive.

Start planning your care package by determining what your actual package will look like. Sure, it's going to get mailed in a box, but that doesn't mean you're just throwing stuff in a box! My favorite care packages always come in big, strong bags. And if I know women, I know we love bags. Hit up your favorite discount store, like Walmart, and grab a thick, cute, canvas bag.

You're going to want to pack items that you know your daughter (or son!) is going to want, but really doesn't want to pay for themselves. This means easy basics like shampoo and granola bars or other dry food that can be eaten when too busy to go to the dining hall.

If it's been a long time since you've lived in a dorm, let me remind you of the smells. THE SMELLS CAN BE SO BAD. Be a nice mom or dad and send along one of those cute decorative wax burners to keep the room smelling fresh, without the worry they'll forget to blow out the candle.

The number one product I would have loved to get in a care package? Disposable RAZORS or cartridges. Those things can be pricey! But feeling clean and smooth means feeling confident. And confidence means the world. Schick makes some of the best disposable razors for men and women and even got me to switch from my beloved Venus to the Schick® Hydro Silk® Razor. It's available in either disposable or reusable, has the longest lasting moisturizer on the blade cartridge and gives one of the closest shaves I've ever had. Including disposable razors or cartridges in your care package is key!

Finally, try to pack a special little something in the bottom of the bag. Whether it's a cute medallion necklace like this one or something more practical like a gas card or prepaid Visa gift card or backup laptop battery, you'll never worry that your not-so-little bundle of joy is stranded or forgets how much you love them. Even when they forget to say it back.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.


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