The transition to young adulthood can be challenging for many of our children; what better way to let them let you know that you’re thinking about them than sending a college care package? Whether it’s the start of a new school year or deep into finals, sending the special young adult in your life a surprise is a wonderful way to let them know that they’re in your thoughts. Dealing with all of the rigors and new experiences that college brings can be stressful, and a surprise treat can be just what the doctor—or in this case, the teacher—ordered. It is also a period with many exciting moments that should be celebrated. Many of us here at GiftTree have gone through the same trials and have many similar memories, here are a few of our favorite gifts to get through the school year and celebrate the specials moments.


For the Budding Wordsmith


Perfect for penning their next masterpiece or recording all of the exciting firsts that college has to offer (or possibly even notes from Bio 101); the Embossed Fine Leather Journal is sophisticated yet rugged journal that features free embossing on the cover. Crafted from soft, supple leather and featuring 192 pages of high quality paper, this will become the constant companion to the budding wordsmith in their exciting college journey.


For the Sweet-Toothed Sophomore


The Fresh Fruit and Cookies Basket is sure to satiate the sweet tooth of any college student (not just sophomores), as well as help them get their daily serving of fruit. This gift makes the perfect college care package and features fresh baked cookies in a variety of flavors, gift grade pears, crisp apples, juicy oranges and more. Each gourmet item is individually wrapped for freshness, and the gift is accentuated with a hand-tied satin ribbon with optional personalization.


For the Bookworm


The Engraved Bookmark is an excellent and thoughtful way to commemorate an important college achievement or special occasion for the avid reader. This silver-plated 6” bookmark features complimentary engraving on the medallion and it arrives presentation-ready in a signature GiftTree gift box. Pair this with a book from a favored author for an excellent college care package.


For the Stressed Student


College brings many changes and new experiences; one of the less popular changes is an increase in stress. It can come from the first day of class on a new and unfamiliar campus, social situations and then of course there are finals. The Soothing Hot and Cold Therapy Neck Wrap Pillow is a great way to help your favorite stressed student relax. This gift can be heated in the microwave for penetrating warmth to ease tension and anxiety. It can also be chilled in the freezer as a refreshing cold pack to reduce inflammation and soothe strained muscles, bruises or insect stings.


For the Tech Savvy Traveler


Do you know a tech savvy college student who needs help keeping track of their cords? Whether it’s a journey across campus, out of the country or to come home for break, the Personalized Leather Cord Travel will help keep cords safe secure and tidy. Genuine saddle leather is polished to perfection, with a functional roll-up style and complimentary embossing on the surface.