February is the perfect time to send your favorite college kid a Valentine-themed care package filled with everything from Berry Bear-y Granola to cozy fleece scarves, silly college paper dolls and more.
This may well be the cutest, quickest trail mix ever. Fill a cellophane or plastic bag with crunchy homemade granola, add a handful of mini-graham-y bears, dried cranberries and some red M&Ms. Tie with red-striped grosgrain ribbon. Voila!
This cozy fleece charmer will keep your Valentine warm at any football tailgate, campus bonfire or chilly stroll through the quad, for about a buck and a half - and it requires no sewing at all. Make it in plaid or a cheery red for Valentine's day.
Decorated with DIY film strips, heart motifs and photos of friends and family, this easy, inexpensive craft project makes a perfect little Valentine gift and a cheery addition to any dorm desk. Using one-inch craft punches in heart and square shapes make this project a breeze, but an exacto-knife works just fine too.
4. Valentine Chocolate & Pink M&Ms
A classic heart-shaped box of chocolates will please any Valentine, of course. But conversation hearts and Valentine M&Ms - in pink, red and white - will delight too.
This is, after all, the most Victorian of holidays so why not send your college kid a period-inspired paper doll ornament? OK, so the Victorian paper doll is wearing a Texas A&M Longhorns' T-shirt and cowboy boots, but that's what makes this project fun.
6. Cookies, Brownies & Berry Blondies
There's not a kid on the planet who doesn't love getting cookies in the mail. Go old school with chocolate chip, whip up some sugar cookie hearts, or bake up a batch of your favorite brownies or berry blondies, and cut them out with heart-shaped cookie cutters.