My oldest child is just starting college (hence all the college-bound posts on the blog lately). Since I’ve been dreading his departure for months, I was thinking about ways to stay connected to him after he was gone for several weeks. So, when we went shopping for all of his dorm supplies, I doubled up on a lot of them to use for a super easy college care package. I used as many BOGO coupons as I could like this one for Schick® Disposable Razors.
I know I’m biased, but I think you can see from this picture of us together when we toured his school, he’s a good-looking young man.
Since he’s attending school so far from home without knowing any of the over 40,000 other students, I know he will feel more confident and outgoing if he’s clean shaven and smelling good. That’s why I knew my first care package for him would have to be one with all of his favorite personal hygiene products. While the cleaning products I sent him with would probably last all year (if they were used at all), he would for sure go through his deodorant, toothpaste and razors long before his first visit home.
Here’s the hygiene kit I sent with him to school:
For his care package, I loaded up all of the non-liquid personal care products that I had purchased double of during our college shopping trip and put them in a tissue paper lined box.
I’m going to wait a few weeks before I send it. Before I seal the box I’ll top it with a layer of notes, photographs, and comic strips and quotes. Perhaps I’ll even toss in some gift cards for his favorite stores and restaurants if I’ve recovered from our first tuition bill. Speaking of high tuition bills, why not encourage your child to enter the Schick Selfie Sweeps? He or she could win $10,000 towards tuition!
Keep an eye out for more care package ideas. My goal is to send him at least one each month. In addition to sharing my ideas, I’ll also give you the after-action report to let you know how well the arrived intact and whether or not my son loves them.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.