There are so many things you can send to friends and family studying away from home. With conveniently fast, cheap and reliable parcel collection and delivery across the UK and Internationally you can be sure your care packages will arrive with loved ones, in no-time at all. You can send a small (up to 2kg) care package from just £1.99 *(ex VAT) or if you’re feeling more generous; a large parcel (up to 15KG) from just £4.99 *(ex VAT). Get a quick quote to see how cost effective it is to send a care package across the UK or Internationally with ipostparcels. 
 

Here are just a few things you could include in a student care package 

 
Dried goods - Instant noodles, gravy granules, stuffing mix, soup sachets, porridge pots – Dried goods like these are cheap and easy to send through the post (as there on no restrictions) and keep your loved one’s cupboard stocked for those days where money maybe a bit tight for them. It also keeps your delivery costs down too as these items are generally light weight and won’t take up loads of room in a care package. To make your package extra special, why not send your loved ones the more premium brands instead of the ‘no-frills/basic’ brands? 
 
Vouchers - book stores, favourite shops, restaurants – University is a time where money is undoubtedly tight and the costs of eating out, books and clothing cannot always be covered by a student loan (or the bank of mum and dad). Why not send a voucher to your friend or loved one studying away so they can have a nice meal out, buy that book needed for their course or simply get a new outfit for the many, many evenings out. 
 
Laundry detergent – It might not seem like the most exciting thing to receive in the post, but a pack of the same laundry detergent that is used at home can bring lots of comfort to a loved one living away from home. Make sure you check our guide to sending liquids and fluids in the post before sending laundry pods or liquids in your care package. 
 
A picture - Of all the things they're missing, your away-from-home loved one is probably missing you the most - even if they don't admit it. A group photo or portrait of you and them in a nice frame is definitely the next best thing to being there. Just remember to pack the frame wisely, especially if there’s glass in it, and everything will be fine. Read our top tips for packaging and posting your parcel here.
 
Favourite snacks - Sending their favourite crisps, chocolates or other snacks can be a wonderful treat to receive and in most cases, absolutely fine to send in the post. Ensure you send items in their original packaging from the manufacturer. Home baked goods shouldn’t be sent via any postal carrier as they are perishable. Read our top tips for sending food and drink in the post.
 
Once you’ve decided what to put in your student care package make sure you’ve checked our prohibited and restricted items list. Our life hacks guide on how to weigh and measure your parcel without scales or a ruler will also help you figure out which UK parcel size to send or what weight and dims you need to enter into our quick quote if sending internationally. 
 
 
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