If you’ve got kids of a certain age, then you may have recently seen them off to college. Perhaps for the first time! And while college is a great time for young people to explore their independence and to learn and grow, they’re never too old for a little care package from mom and dad. Or from grandparents, aunts and uncles, even family friends!
One of our Goodly employees told us that when she was in college, her grandfather did something special for her: he granted her entry to an exclusive organization, something he created, called the "Keep The Wolf From The Door Foundation."
Now, that phrase saw its popularity way back in the 1920’s, and if the “wolf was at your door,” it meant you were going hungry and/or about to starve.
Here's how the "Foundation" worked: at the start of each month, her grandfather would send her a letter with a check for $20 to spend on whatever she wanted, but most likely pizza and beer, because this was not his first grandchild to go to college.
The deal was twofold: 1) she had to cash the check right away, and 2) she had to reply back with a letter of her own, letting him know what was going on in her life.
We don't expect many people send checks these days — heck, do today’s college kids even know what they are? — but a care package is still a fun and loving way to keep in touch with your favorite college or boarding school student. A way to keep the "wolf" of boredom, stress, loneliness or even hunger from the door!
Good thing we're the gift box experts here at Goodly. We've got some amazing gift boxes and care packages for college students!
If they weren’t drinking it already, many students discover the joys of coffee for the first time during their college years. This caffeinated gift box has everything they need to elevate their experience, including gourmet coffee beans, a grinder and even caramel vanilla sugar cubes! This lovely box will earn your student the envy of everyone else in their dorm or apartment complex.
They've come a long way, but dorm rooms can be pretty dreary places. We’re firm believers that green plants will make any room more welcoming and homey! This fun gift box has soft socks, a clever mug, an indoor grow kit for clover and even thank you notes! A green-themed gift box is perfect for striking up a correspondence with your far-away student.
A Barrel of Laughs
College and boarding school life can be overwhelming sometimes! New places, new faces, new subjects and exams. Laughter is a fabulous way to decompress, so this funny gift box is sure to be a hit! It’s got hilarious socks, snacks, awesome stickers and more.
Keeping it Chromatic
Is your student more the serious type? You know, the ones who like to always be prepared? This thoughtful gift box is chock-full of elevated school supplies, as well as an old-fashioned treat and even a stress ball! We think a gift box like this should be mandatory for every new college kid, but hey, that’s just us. Give your favorite student a leg up with this cool gift box!
If our gift boxes aren't in your budget, we've still got options for you. First, did you know you can build your own box? Because you totally can! It's a great option for budget reasons, or just in case one of our many gift boxes doesn't quite fit with your intended recipient.
You should also look through our best sellers, because even individually, our gifts are curated for the biggest smiles, laughs, and hearts. From socks to school supplies, puzzles, candles and more, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone at Goodly!