We know that there are technically a few more weeks left in summer, but once the school year starts, we might as well call it a wrap on bathing suit season and start looking forward to pumpkin lattes and candy corn. If you’re like many of the parents that follow ‘Fairy Tales,’ your kids have already started school or left for college and are knee-deep into their new semester at school. A DIY back-to-school care package is the perfect way to send them a little love if they’re away – or throw into a basket to create a fun bundle (a fundle!) to come home and enjoy after a long week in the classroom.
the anatomy of a perfect back-to-school care package
If you want to put together a special pack of thoughtfulness for your superstar, consider your goal for this gift. You want them to continue trying their hardest in their new school year, while feeling loved, supported, and inspired to strive for excellence. In order to create the perfect pack here are some questions to get you started:
- What are some items that will contribute to their excitement to do their homework?
- What are some items they can use daily that have nothing to do with school, but they’ll enjoy?
- What are some items that will provide an extra boost of energy or support as they lock in those A’s?
Here’s what we came up with:
Starting with some basics for their desk is a must. Gift them some special accessories to do their homework or store their necessities. We recommend:
Next up, unwinding during breaks. You want your kids to work hard but also take a beat between chapters to take care of themselves. Small items that they could use in their day-to-day that have nothing to do with school are a great way to support their work-life balance. We suggest including:
And when they’re done enjoying their break, they’ll need a little bit of energy as they put their head back in the books. Here are some thoughtful additions to round out your special delivery:
- Gift card to their favorite coffee spot
- Snacks (protein bar, nuts, chocolate bar)
- Crystal Light mix-ins (cause staying hydrated is always cool)
Other options also include:
- Washi tape
- Hand lotion
- Hand sanitizer
- Face wipes
- Coffee mug
- Water bottle
- Homemade cookies
We’d love to hear your ideas! What are your go-to must haves in a care package? What was the best care package you ever received? Let us know in the comments!