Even though college students are just a little over a month into the spring semester, we are already feeling high amounts of stress over tests and papers. Nobody said college was going to be easy, and this statement is ringing truer and truer each day. So, to the parents, grandparents, or anybody else who loves us and cares about our well being, here are 22 things you should send us if you love and miss our presence.
1. Gift cards to the local grocery store.
Preferably Walmart or Food Lion, since that's all we have here in Farmville, VA.
2. Room decor from the Target dollar section.
Or anything from Target, for that matter. Some college towns don't have one of these glorious establishments, and we are experiencing withdrawals.
You can never have too many sticky notes or colored pens.
Because some people need it after lunch, and gum is disgusting.
For those cold nights spent in the library until 2 in the morning.
6. A handwritten letter.
These are one of my favorite things to get in the mail, and there is always something so sentimental about snail mail.
Definitely one of my favorite grab and go snacks.
8. ... Or candy, in general.
Preferably, gummies. But, I won't refuse chocolate candy either.
For those late night Taco Bell runs, or just to make us feel a little bit better about ourselves.
10. A funny movie/DVD.
There's something so simple and serene about watching a funny movie on a DVD player that brings us back to the less stressful times of our childhood.
I always get random cravings for hot chocolate, but it's never enough to make me want to go buy a box of mix.
Because the majority of our lives revolve around coffee, and sometimes our Keurigs just don't cut it.
These are so quick and easy to eat between classes (or if you're like me, IN class).
This can be even better if you send a scent that reminds us of home.
For some reason, I only own about five at a time because I am always losing these!
16. Homemade cookies/brownies.
These always make me so happy knowing my mom took time out of her busy day to think of me and bake yummy treats.
17. Gift cards for our favorite online shopping stores.
What better way to relieve stress than buy clothes you don't need?
18. Nail polish.
You can never have too many bottles of the same shade of pink.
19. Mug warmer.
These help keep your cup of coffee warm for long periods of time so you don't end up wasting such a sacred drink.
I go both of these things at an alarming rate because some places are just plain disgusting.
No one ever really thinks of buying these, but they work for so many more reasons than their typical use.
22. iTunes gift card.
For all those "educational apps" our professors tell us to buy. *wink wink*
Every college student loves getting a care package in the mail, so if you really love and miss us, please send one our way!