Might Be In Over My Head…Maybe?

The College Bound Care Package www.wifemomhouseohmy.comWe have several friends whose sons and daughters are graduating this year.  I have always tried to make sure that gifts are something fun, unique, clever and personal to the person. You can’t really go wrong with cash but that doesn’t seem personal enough.

Today we had the great blessing of being with our friends Jon and Sandy Boulware as they celebrated their oldest daughter graduating from high school. (Side tangent: Sandy is one of the amazingly strong ladies I wrote about in my post on breast cancer and for some unbelievable faith and strength in the face of adversity, check out Sandy’s Journey of Faith)

Rachel is an energetic, bright light kind of girl and I wanted her gift to reflect that. My husband wanted it to be quirky, which fits Rachel. So we came up with the College Bound Care Package. Its simple and a fun twist on the traditional care package.


  • One Large Box – big enough to hold everything
  • Butcher Brown Paper
  • Packing Tape
  • “Fake Stamps” or you can draw them on
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Goodies

We started by gathering supplies we (my husband and I) felt would be appropriate for a college bound girl – be it practical or quirky. Since Rachel loves pink, we also went with a semi-pink theme. Then, I packages it up, with a few rearranging episodes when I realized I left something out, and  covered the inside with some brown butcher paper. I sealed it with packing tape and then wrapped the box in brown butcher paper. Final, I addressed it like any package but I addressed it to Graduate Rachel Boulware and followed with her university and its address. She loved it and hopefully will get some good use out of everything.

Things included:

  • Cup of Noodles
  • Fortune Cookie to open with her roomie
  • Drink Mixes to add to water
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Air Freshener – a must for dorms
  • 3 different Energy Drinks
  • Reusable Glass with lid
  • Hand Soap
  • Mary Kay Facial Cleansing Clothes
  • Mary Kay 2n1 Shave and Wash
  • Mary Kay Hydrating Lotion
  • 3 Mary Kay Glosses
  • Travel Roll Up for toiletries and other bathroom items
  • Lint Brush and Refill
  • Flashlight with Batteries
  • Oreo Cookie Bar
  • Protein Bars
  • Gum
  • Duct Tape – for the quick repair
  • Sewing kit
  • Tissue
  • AbbaZaba
  • Hand Mirror – pink of course
  • Feather Earrings for the nights out with the girls
  • Fun pink stationary set
  • Mini Hand Sanitizer
  • Tube of Frosting – because she’s not at home and she can
  • Hoodie Notepad



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