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#AmazonWishList for Your College Student!

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College Care PackageI never went away to college but I remember getting excited in high school thinking about all the fun care packages my mom would send me while I was there. At Girl Scout camp when I was younger, some girls would get fun care packages from their parents and I could only imagine how awesome they would be in college! I dreamed of homemade cookies, loving letters, fresh stationary for me to write back on (I LOVE office supplies), and other snacks to keep me going.

I have two neighbor girls that used to watch my kids for me and now they are off to college. I think the kids and I are going to pull together a care package for them to show them that we miss them and are thinking about them.


One of the first things I’d probably add is Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts. They are great to have on hand for a fast pick me up snack (as long as your dorm mate doesn’t have an allergy!) Peanuts are a nutrient-dense, tasty snack that deliver seven grams of protein and six essential nutrients (a good source of niacin, Thiamin, Vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, fiber) per 1 oz. serving.

Mac and Cheese


I’d add in some KRAFT Mac and Cheese because what college student doesn’t eat Mac and Cheese? I’d probably throw in some pre-made bacon pieces so she can toss that in with her mac and cheese to make it even more tasty! It’s easy to make in just 3 1/2 minutes and all you add is some water. For some other fun recipes, visit the KRAFT Mac and Cheese site.

KRAFT Easy Mac Amazon

You can have 10 snacks or meals for under $10 when you purchase your KRAFT Mac and Cheese on Amazon! There are so many fun and practical things you can add to your college student’s care package from Amazon. Tomorrow we are going to talk about some fun items to send during our Twitter chat.

  • Wednesday, October 15th from 11-12pm EST
  • Amazon will be offering special promotions during the hour on the featured products purchased using the #AmazonWishList feature. This includes $1 off all featured products that are purchased during the party using #AmazonWishList and #AmazonHasIt.
  • Amazon will be giving away 10 Kindles to give away as prizes during the party!

Shopping has been made easier with #AmazonWishList. All you have to do is connect your Twitter account with Amazon and reply with #AmazonWishList to any tweet containing an Amazon product link and that item will be added to your Amazon WishList. Amazon WishList is great for college students because they can build their WishList for their perfect care package and Mom and Dad can just send them what they want straight from the site. There is even an awesome feature called Don’t Spoil My Surprises where it will not tell the owner of the WishList what was purchased, but if someone else views the Wish List they will see what’s been bought so that there are not doubles sent.

College Friends

Wouldn’t you want to send these two beautiful girls some gifts? They are some of the best sitters we’ve ever had and the kids miss them terribly! I may even have to add some stationary in there so they can send little notes to the kids since they aren’t online yet to keep in touch with their girls.

If you could add some items to an #AmazonWishList for a college care package, what would you add? Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for our twitter chat to win prizes and save some money!

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My step son is going off to college next year, so we will be sending lots of care packages next year.

  2. I would definitely find this helpful and useful once my daughter goes to college. I could send her all kinds of goody packages!
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  3. I would add fresh linens, toiletries, laundry detergent pods, and yummy non-perishables! Of course, generic gift cards are always an excellent gift for anyone.
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  4. Sounds like a great care package. Packages like this are so much fun to receive!
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  5. What a great idea to make Amazon Wish Lists for college kids. I love using the wishlists too
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  6. I love sending care packages, for any occasion I can think of. I just love getting people items that they really need and would save the day!
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  7. We have a “foster” college student, so I put together a special basket every semester. Thanks for these great ideas!
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  8. I used to love getting care packages in the mail when I was in college! What a great list – I’ll have to remember when I’m sending a care package to my little sister!
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  9. Oh the things I would add… I love the idea of adding items via Twitter. Will have to check it out

  10. That is a great way to keep up with what the kids off to college need so you can send them tailored care packages.
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  11. I love the Amazon Wishlist. This is a great way to send the kids exactly what they need. Great!
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  12. Ann BAcciaglia says:

    I love that KD is on your list. I ate that for 3 years in university. So delicious and economical.

  13. I do like the idea of a Care package I remember college days were very tight and a Carr package would have been really nice at times.

  14. I think this Amazon Wishlist is a great idea for anybody you want to send a care package to. They can just go online and pick out what they want or need. It takes all the guess work out!
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  15. Wow, that’ s a better price than in-store! I might just order some for us haha.
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  16. Amazon WishList is perfect for the college student. I love sending my brother who is in college a care package of the brands he loves.

  17. I wish they’d had Amazon Wish list when I was younger. We love ours so much and think it’s so good to help people know what to get you or even what you want. However, when I was in college, I’m sure I didn’t get any gifts like this in the mail!
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  18. I love these college care package ideas! I’d love to make a girly care package!
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  19. my cousin just started her first year of college. maybe i’ll send her a surprise care package. i’m sure she would love a unexpected gift!
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  20. So cool! Amazon is amazing 🙂

  21. Amazon really does have it all! This is such a great feature to find out what your college student really needs and wants and you can deliver! #client
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