Care Package for a University Student

Tips for a Great Care Package for a University Student – #ChurchAndDwight

Care Package Giveaway $75 value – Canada Only Ends 9/12

While my daughter is not quite yet ready for university it will only be a couple of more years before she heads off to a post secondary institution. Only one more year before she has to start thinking about which universities she wants to apply to. I can’t believe it won’t be long before we have a university student in the family again. The last one was me when I did my grad studies and my daughter was only in grade three.

In fact here’s my convocation at the beautiful university that I attended Royal Roads. That “castle” has also been in such movies as the X-Men and more but it was the site of our convocation too!

As someone who has been a university student more than once, is a mom and has worked in universities for over 15 years I have some experience in what makes for

a great care package.

Moms Know Best: University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids

No matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. It’s not bragging either when we say that moms know best, because when it comes to our kids we have invaluable insight. Not to mention our own life experiences. I know I’ll sleep better at night knowing that I’ve equipped my daughter with the tools and the learnings she needs to succeed. Who’s kidding whom? They likely don’t want our advice so keep it short and sweet.

They can’t get a date without clean clothing!

Stain removers, sorting and scooping are not for students. Let’s face it. They’re just looking for an easy solution to the challenge ahead – no clean socks or underwear and they’ve got a date in a few hours. Send them off to school with a container of the new Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks. This all-in-one detergent tackles tough stains, doesn’t require any measuring or scooping and is student-budget friendly. If you’re lucky, it may also mean you’re not greeted with a load of dirty laundry every time your kid comes home to visit.

Tip: Don’t be surprised when you receive a call or text saying, “Mom, how do I sort my laundry?” Or “Where do I find the washing instructions?” To help make laundry easier (and prevent shrinking t-shirts and colour bleed disasters at the same time!), educate them on the proper laundry symbols. In fact, you can download a fun laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer Laundry that lists the most common symbols and what they mean.

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Sometimes, kids know best! 

Just because you’re the one who’s prepping the kids for back-to-school, doesn’t mean they can’t teach you a cool thing or two – beauty hacks are no exception! One must-have item that’s as just as popular amongst moms as with students is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It is the world’s #1 dry shampoo* for a reason – it instantly refreshes your hair between washes, no water required.  It works by absorbing excess oil from the roots leaving hair looking clean and fresh.  So, whether you’re running late or just looking for an instant refresh, new Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume is a saving grace as it has the additional benefit of transforming hair with gorgeous, touchable volume and bounce. This is one item you won’t forget anytime you’re in a pinch and who knows, you might even find yourself sneaking into her bag to borrow some when you’re out!

batiste dry shampoo

Easy Peasy but healthy meals

I know as a university student with limited kitchen facilities I had to be creative with food and it was challenging to keep it healthy. Give your university students some easy meal ideas, put them on recipe cards. A portable blender, protein powder, chia seeds and a few other things for healthy smoothies is always an option.

Gift Cards

Whether it’s gift cards for restaurants, grocery stores or even school supplies you can’t go wrong with having a few gift cards in their care package. At least with gift cards unlike cash you know where they will be spending it.

Know of someone heading off to college/university this Fall? Help make sure they’re equipped with this student care package giveaway.

Make sure to check out some of our other handy tips like our Budget Friendly Tips to Spruce Up the Backyard

*GIVEAWAY* $75 value

  • OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
  • Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Paks in Fresh Scent
  • Trojan XOXO Condoms and Bareskin Lubricated Condoms
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume

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  1. Tiffanie Davenport says:

    Spent most of it at the beach enjoying the nice weather

  2. Ashley Miller says:

    We went camping, swimming & the hub and i took a mini vaca to Nashville, Indiana for our 10 year anniversary! Was a good summer!!

  3. staycation, gardening, cleaning house

  4. I had to go into hospital for a week this summer. Had my 3 brothers over for a gathering and also,had a great day at our friends lake house.

  5. we took a trip to Vancouver and then spent the remainder playing local tourist

  6. Caryn Coates says:

    Spent the whole summer keeping the kids busy, Parks, beaaches, zoo, and hikes

  7. Nena Sinclair says:

    This summer, I spent a lot of time with my grandchildren. We went on lots of lit adventures, to the beach, some summer festivals, the zoo, picnics….

  8. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    We spent most of the summer up north at our property, fishing and hiking.

  9. Jocelyne Alldrick says:

    My sister came for a visit with her family…we went to the beach…did some cycling…we got outside every chance we got

  10. Juliee Fitze says:

    I fly out west and visited my son and his family for a few weeks best summer ever.

  11. Carol Denny says:

    We spent a lot of time at the family cottage

  12. Gardening and a few day trips :).Thanks!

  13. Doris Humber says:

    I worked during the summer. Went camping on a weekend.

  14. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    Travelled within Ontario, camping and enjoying my backyard. Pretty sweet for sure.

  15. I visited family in another province.

  16. Angela Sears Cunningham says:

    This summer was pretty much a bust for us.Mostly doctors appointments 🙁 We did however get to attend 2 family BBQs so that was great 🙂

  17. Clair Palmer says:

    we went camping, lots of swimming

  18. I did a lot of golfing.

  19. Tara Betterley says:

    We stayed close to home – we did go out a few times in our trailer to camp as well.

  20. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    We did 3 mini getaways in our province of Nova Scotia

  21. I was working a lot but did make it to the beach

  22. There was a wedding this summer (don’t really like weddings) and me and my niece went for bike rides. She in the carrier. She LOVES it

  23. ivy pluchinsky says:

    We went to the beach a couple of times, went to the arcade and the pool,. and attended a family wedding.

  24. We hung out outside, watched movies, and the kids went camping a few times!

  25. was with family just being ‘us’. thanks

  26. we did a lot of biking in and around Niagara region!

  27. We did way too little this summer with no time off.

  28. Wendy Jensen says:

    Over the summer we were very busy and still busy as we moved into a house.

  29. Florence Cochrane says:

    My daughter came home for a visit and we did a road trip to L’anse aux Meadows.

  30. Summer is always a fun time for the family. Had a few BBQ’s this summer with family and friends. Visited cousin out of town & had a few good laughs & memories from the past. Took a few days trips to out of town fairs which we love, so much to see and do and the food is always such a big hit. Visited one of our famous beaches out of town, just love the water.

    Thanks for this chance to win a university care package

  31. Jaclyn Mercer says:

    I spent a lot of time with my kids and tidied up around the house!

  32. I worked lots of overtime. Coworkers needed time with their families.

  33. Beach trips, long walks on our local trails, backyard bbq’s and bonfires is what we did a lot of during the summer.

  34. Kelley Moore says:

    We didn’t do anything my husband started a new job, hopes for next year though.

  35. We went on a few road trips, did some camping and lots of fishing.

  36. Marlene J says:

    We hung out at the park, bar-qs, pubs, eating out, museums, stayed home, street festivals & so much more.

  37. wendy hutton says:

    stayed around home, did gardening and checked out local events

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