Raise your hand if you remember moving away to college. It was your first time away from home. It was exciting. It was terrifying. It was exhilarating. It was lonely. I remember sitting in my dorm room after my parents had left thinking, "Okay. What now?"
College was a great time in my life. It was one of those periods where you have to grow up and you're allowed a lot of mistakes in the meantime while you work to figure it all out. In the end, you've grown up a lot (although I promise you still don't know as much as you think you do...but that's a post for a different day).
For those of us who move away from home, there is a since of pride in our independence, but there comes a time of loneliness. A time of homesickness. A time of nostalgia. A time of uncertainty.
And it's amazing the small things that can bring you out of that funk. Tell me if you remember a day like this: you go check your tiny dorm-sized mailbox (it's tiny, like everything else for a dorm) and there is a colored slip of paper in there. It indicates that you've received a package that is too big for that mailbox. Moments like that were cause for excitement.
Twice while in my freshman year I received one of these cards that was unexpected. I had not ordered anything. Both times it was a package from home. Once from my mom and once from an aunt and uncle. Those were the most amazing packages on earth. A slice of home were all I needed in those moments. Frankly I don't even remember what was in them. I just remember how incredibly special they made me feel - that someone was thinking of me and wanted to make me smile.
Now you've endured that long story for me to introduce you to an amazing company called Minimus. Minimus specializes in gift boxes and packages that are perfect for the college student, office, or military.
You can find this dorm meds pack:
A dorm snack pack (every college students needs!):
But they don't just cater to college students. You can find this pack for use in any public restrooms (for germaphobes like me):
Or seasonally, a summer camp pack (perfect for camping):
One amazing gift that you might consider for a loved one moving off to college this year: a College Student Care Package of the Month, available for only $150 for 7 months coverage! Similar packages available for loved ones serving overseas as well!
You can also use Minimus to shop for travel size versions of some amazing products and use them to put together your own custom care package. Or just buy your favorite products in TSA approved sizes here! The possibilities are endless!
There are also so many other gift sets available - just go check them out for all of the selections!
Minimus wants to help out in this series of giveaways by offer my readers the chance to win a dorm laundry care package - perfect for those dorm needs.
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