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Care Packages

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Care Packages

How to Order

Contact Care Packs via phone or e-mail for ordering details.

Please check out our delivery page for more information.

Packages we offer:

College is an exciting time in a person's life. Living away from home, however, can also be tough at times–for both parents and students. Our personalized gift packages help parents stay close to their student, even when they are far away. Through our Care Package program, you can send your student birthday cakes, cookie-of-the-month selections, get-well packs, bear baskets, rain kits and more.

Please click here for details on how to order.

Basket descriptions

Bear Bag

Send your student a little special something to show your appreciation.  The Bear Bag includes a decorated plastic bag filled with assorted candy and a locally made Drakes Glen Creations chocolate bar, tied to a soft, plush bear.  Great for any occasion, this beary treat makes a wonderful birthday present or simply a reminder that you're thinking of them.  Chocolate bars may contain nuts. $15

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Birthday Celebration

Help someone you love feel special on his or her birthday by sending a Birthday Party! Each package includes a two-tiered, inscribed 8-inch cake, plates, napkins, forks, and a coupon for a two-liter bottle of soda or quart of milk. (Serves 8) $40

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Bear Basket

When living away from home becomes un-bear-able, you can remind your student that you're thinking of them while still keeping in line with the HSU school spirit.  This basket comes with a fluffy plush HSU bear, an HSU mug, HSU lanyard, and an assortment of HSU pens and pencils as well as hot cocoa and a locally-made chocolate bar from Drakes Glen Creations in Arcata.  A good package to welcome your student to their new school!  Chocolate bar may contain nuts.  $32

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Cookie of the Month

Our Cookie of the Month package is always a hit with students and it’s easy to understand why. Every month your student will receive a dozen cookies and a coupon for a quart of milk, all placed in a reusable tin. This package comes in a variety of options:

  • One semester (September - December; or February - May), delivered the first Friday of the month. $30
  • Single month. Delivery date is your choice. $15

    (Note: Cookies may contain nuts)

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Get Well Pack

It is always hard being away from home when you are sick. Help your son or daughter feel as close to home as possible with a Get Well Pack. This basket of goodies includes a can of Chicken Noodle soup (vegetarian tomato soup available upon request), HSU reusable mug, crackers, orange juice, throat lozenges, tea bags, and a coupon for two movie rentals. $29

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Movie Night

The Movie Night Pack is a perfect gift to help ease the pressure of everyday stress. Attractively arranged in a basket, this pack includes one dozen assorted cookies, a package of popcorn, a coupon for a large one topping pizza, coupon for a 2-liter bottle of soda and 1-pint of ice cream and 2 movie rental coupons. Cookies may contain nuts. $45

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Rain Kit

Bring sunshine to any rainy day with a Rain Kit. This kit includes coupons for two movie rentals, HSU reusable mug, umbrella, three packs of hot cocoa, two packs of microwave popcorn, and assorted candy, all cheerfully arranged in a basket. $40

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Thinking of You

Send someone a light and healthy treat. A basket of three assorted bagels with cream cheese, three assorted muffins and three pieces of fresh fruit. It's a great way to let your loved one know you're thinking of them. $22

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Finals Packs

Finals Packs are created and managed by the Residence Hall Association. The packages are given out at the end of the semester around Finals week. Details about the packages are available around November (for fall semester) or April (for spring semester). For more information on Finals Packs, contact the RHA at (707) 826-3330 or visit:

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