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The Ultimate Care Package

The Ultimate Care Package

$ 68.00

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Sea Salt Fine Virginia Peanuts

Italian Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies

Smoked Paprika Fig Salami

Gift contains 5 more items

Late Night Popcorn Party

Late Night Popcorn Party

$ 55.00

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The Popper

Ridley's Games Room Movie Buff Quiz

White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning

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Sun Kissed

Sun Kissed

$ 75.00

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Sun Kissed Sand Bag Candle

Face & Body Balm (SPF 30)

After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist

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Little Luxuries

Little Luxuries

$ 79.50

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Esprit Shea Butter Hand Cream

Mint Floral Journal

XOXO Celebration Tin Candle

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Just Chillin'

Just Chillin'

$ 108.00

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The Grand View Hammock

16oz Tall Boy

16oz Tall Boy

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Better Than Therapy

Better Than Therapy

$ 117.00

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Blackwing Colors Pencil Set

Detox Dead Sea Bath Salts

Jcoco Mini Bar Assortment

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Simply Savory

Simply Savory

$ 59.00

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Miss Marjorie's Steel Drum Plantains

Orange Zest Fig Salami

Texas Tango Mango Salsa

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Cocoa-licious

Cocoa-licious

$ 52.50

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Dark Chocolate Pretzel Popcorn

Italian Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Milk Chocolate Coffee Caramels

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Feel Better Gift Set

Feel Better Gift Set

$ 78.00

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Feel Better Loose Leaf Tea

XOXO Celebration Tin Candle

Italian Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies

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Salami Sampler Gift Set

Salami Sampler Gift Set

$ 103.00

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Salt Blade Seattle Stick

Toscano Fennel Pollen Salami

Bread Spread & Dip

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Wake Me Up Before I Go Go

Wake Me Up Before I Go Go

$ 67.00

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Matte Black Travel French Press

Hair Bender Whole Bean Coffee

Ginger Mints

Just Breathe Spa Gift Set

Just Breathe Spa Gift Set

$ 77.00

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Coconut Soak

Natural Bleached Sea Sponge

Urban Concrete Soy Wax Candle - Gold

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The Creative Type

The Creative Type

$ 78.00

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Outside The Lines, Too

Tutti Frutti Colored Pencils

BIG Idea Sketchbook

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True Blue Coffee Kit

True Blue Coffee Kit

$ 48.00

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Navy Double Glazed Mug

Organic Holler Mountain Whole Bean Coffee

Popcorn Snack Medley

Popcorn Snack Medley

$ 49.00

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Sea Salt Fine Virginia Peanuts

Butter Toffee Pretzels Tin

Pop On The Cob Popcorn

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The Herbivore Triple Treat

The Herbivore Triple Treat

$ 63.00

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Mini Facial Oil Trio

Petite Voyager Candle

Mini Matches - Blue

Tea Time is Me Time

Tea Time is Me Time

$ 124.00

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Trevi French Press

Monty Latte Cup

Happy Loose Leaf Green Tea

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College Care Packages 101: Don't Call It Bribery

Mom and Dad, your back-to-school assignment is this: make sure your college student calls home, and do it in the most creative and adoring way possible. In case you need more convincing to send a Knack care package, here’s the Cliffsnotes version of what makes ours special:

  • Knack care packages are high quality.

     Consider us the anti vending machine. We source delicious, non-perishable snacks that are (mostly) healthy. You’ve practically got that Most Valuable Parent award locked down already.
  • They’re as unique as your student.

     Our college care package ideas and possibilities are endless. If your kid wants truffle popcorn, peanut butter cups and a new tumbler --you can make that very gift in just a few clicks by using our College Gift Builder
  • They’re the easiest gifts you’ve ever made.

     Find care package ideas for your college kid and swap items to customize until it’s perfect, or send a handpicked collection of gifts from our care package products. Write a personal note and we’ll include it with a custom booklet in their gift, which we pack beautifully. Give us an important deadline ahead of time, and we’ll even make sure their gift is delivered exactly when you want it to arrive--in time for their final exams or the first Halloween away from home. Basically, we do everything but their laundry.

Common Types of College Care Packages: Off To A Great Start, Healthy Foods, Exam Survival and Thinking of You

    1. The beginning of the year Off To A Great Start care package sets the tone for the rest of the year. This most common type of care package sends love from home just when they're still finding their feet. Contents that boost their newfound independence might include practical items you realized during move-in that they still needed, sentimental items such as favorite foods, and healthy snacks. The most important part of this gift, however, is the personal note from home!
    2. Exam Survival Packages are also quite common, and should be timed to arrive 2 weeks before final exams when academic pressure is at its peak.  Coffee and healthy snacks are great study fuels to get them through this stressful period of the semester.  
    3. There's no limit on the amount of Healthy Snack Packs that a college student -- and their roommates and friends -- can consume during a semester. Balance nuts, dried fruits, teas and other healthy choices with a few treats such as cookies or chocolate.
    4. Finally, sometimes everyone just needs a little boost, especially when they're away from home.  Thinking Of You care packages might include grooming or fun items to make their dorm or apartment feel more cozy, attractive journals to make note-taking more fun.  Or if they're under the weather, you might include a Get Well care package to get them back on their feet. 

      Questions? Contact us or browse past college care inspiration.

      Still Stumped? Contact our Concierge.