Back to College Care Package Ideas

This post about Back to College Care Pacakge Ideas #WhatsBrewingOnCampus is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Back to College care packages are a great way to start a young adult’s start to a new year. Not only are they broke and overwhelmed with their new school schedules, having a taste of home is so important. I started drinking coffee my freshman year in college in order to stay awake with the late night studying or to get that boost for early morning classes. I remember having to go to the cafeteria to grab a cup of not so good coffee and that just was not convenient or very satisfying. With the Keurig systems, college student can make a cup of coffee without leaving their dorm room or driving to an expensive coffee shop.

college Care package

I love the colors of the Keurig 2000, they sell on You can really show your college student’s personality thru one of the bright colors. However, I decided to make my care package more traditional and kept with the white color.

dorm room coffee bar

So what else makes the perfect college care package, especially for that Freshman student or the student who is living off campus for the first time? Our coffee bar care package is the perfect choice as they can easily get a group of friends together and have a cup of coffee or hot tea and save money doing so.

Care package idea


In our college care package we included the Keurig 2000 series as well as an assortment of coffees and teas. We decided to do a mixture of Kcups and bagged coffee. Be sure and add the reuseable Kcups in your care package as well.

College Care Package ideas


There was not a Dunkin’ Donuts® near my college and I know I would have loved brewing a cup of this in my dorm room. We included  some other coffees of our students favorite donut shops. There is something about a familiar taste that keeps you from getting homesick. 

Keurig Coffee bar ideas

Hot tea was also a welcome treat on cold afternoons in the winter and spring. Lipton® Refresh Iced Sweet Tea is the way to go for a cool and refreshing drink in between classes. With  K-Cups there is no worry about forgetting to take the tea bag out of the cup and steeping it too long or too short. Refresh your mind and body with icy coolness of Lipton® Refresh Iced Sweet Tea. Made from young tea leaves and cane sugar, this iced tea brings pure refreshment.

Coffee Bar ideas

I don’t remember seeing any flavored coffee at my cafeteria. If that is what your student craves but can’t afford to go to a fancy coffee shop each day, include a bag of Folgers Gourmet Selections® Vanilla Biscotti.
Hints of freshly baked vanilla biscotti flavor paired with gourmet coffee make Folgers Gourmet Selections® Vanilla Biscotti Coffee. A dorm coffee bar is not complete without a few treats to share with fellow dorm mates. We included some extra treats like biscotti in our care package too.

So head to your closest Walmart store or do all your shopping on  for the perfect college dorm care package.   (all the things in here were purchased and sent via have some great inspirational ideas to go with the amazing new colors. You will get tips to build a dorm room coffee bar and FREE K-Cup® pod sample pack. And in the sample pack, you will also receive 4 $1 off coupons so you can help them stock up on a variety of beverages and save.


What else would you add to this coffee bar College care package idea? 


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  1. This are great ideas. When my cousin was away (college) we use to send him so a lot of tea and little things that we knew he missed.

  2. I’m not a college student, but I would still love one of these care packages! especially the new Keurig. I love my old one, but that red one is awesome!

  3. What an awesome car package! I wish Keurig was around when I was in college. I probably would have used it often to make coffee becasue I lived on it when I was in school!

  4. Any college student would love this package. I know I would love it!

  5. Oh man, that would be an awesome college care package! wish I had this when I was in college

  6. This is a brilliant idea. I bet any student would love this idea.

  7. That is a great way to start off your college student! I would have loved a Keurig when I was in school. And what cute colors.