Celebrate your child’s return to campus with a care package from home. It’s a great way to show that you are thinking about them.
Assembling and packaging a care package may seem daunting, but we assure you – it’s not as hard as it sounds! We’ve done some of the work for you and picked out some of our favorite items from shops across the Lehigh Valley. Simply place your order and when you’re ready, stop into Express Business Center where we will be happy to pack and ship it for you!
Book Lovers Box-
- Bookmark from Moravian Book Shop – Grab a bookmark from the oldest bookstore in America! Moravian Book Shop offers a variety of books and gifts and is known for its Bethlehem and Moravian themed items.
- Gift Card to Let’s Play Books – With three floors of books, Let’s Play Books has something for everyone. Whether your college student enjoys romance, mystery, or crime, owner Kirsten Hess will be happy to help you pick out the best fit.
- Wool Blanket from Donegal Square – Warm their heart and body with a wool blanket from the Irish-themed shop in Bethlehem, PA.
- A Pillow from Domaci – Send a little piece of home with the popular Bethlehem coordinates pillow from home decor shop, Domaci. The throw-size pillow is the perfect addition to their bed and can be used as a back prop while reading.
Get Well Soon Kit-
- A variety of medicine from Neighborx Pharmacy – Give your business to a local pharmacy. Fill your basket with tylenol, cold medicine, cough drops, and nasal spray. May as well throw in a box of tissues, too!
- Tea from Nature’s Way – Nature’s Way in Easton offers a variety of loose-leaf teas, perfect to soothe a sore throat and relax the body.
- Honey from Sandt’s Honey Company – Honey is soothing for the throat. Sandt’s offers a variety of locally-made tea flavors, perfect for adding to a cup of tea or slice of toast. Find out what all the buzz is about!
- Olive Oil & Vinegar from Seasons – the store features the largest selection of fresh, premium extra virgin olive oils and premium balsamic vinegar. They can be used in a variety of recipes or on top of salad.
- Cheese from The Cheese Guy – Brent Delman, a.k.a. “The Cheese Guy,” serves up rich, flavorful small-batch cheeses that are also kosher, vegetarian and 100% free of artificial preservatives or flavorings.
- Dips and spreads from Santisi Imports – Santisi Imports has been importing small estate extra virgin olive oil, artisan pasta, balsamic vinegars, and other specialty items since 2005.
- Salsa from Casa de Jorge Salsa – Nothing like enjoying a little salsa and chips in your dorm on a random Tuesday night. Casa de Jorge Salsa offers a variety of specialty flavors from spicy to sweet. Pair with a bag of tostitos.
- Restaurant Gift Card – Pick up a gift card to your child’s favorite college town eatery.
Rise and Shine-
- Coffee from Monocacy Coffee Roasters – Pick up a batch of Monocacy Coffee to help on their next all-nighter. This specialty-grade, fresh roasted coffee in a variety smells as good as it tastes!
- Mug from Learke – Share a little humor with this adorable coffee travel mug with the phrase “Living from Cup to Cup.”
- Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans from Chocolate Lab – Chocolate-covered espresso beans provide the perfect blend of bitter and sweet – plus a punch of caffeine! Be sure to call before stopping by the shop – these are not sold daily.
- Morning Energy Shower Steamers from Hope Hill Lavender Farm – Hand crafted and infused with a blend of essential oils, these shower steamers are designed to give a burst of energy. Simply place in the back of shower out of direct stream of water and inhale.
- Tea from Simplicitea – Relax with a cup of tea or chai. Traditional, specialty, and medicinal blends available. For relaxation, try Chamomile. Chamomile can help ease muscle tension, promote sleep and soothe the belly.
- Aromatherapy Rollers from Khinder Creations – The Metta aromatherapy roller is made with calming essential oils of lavender, roman chamomile, sage, and spearmint safely diluted in a grapeseed, avocado oil, and sweet almond oil base. This blend is also charged with reiki and intended to aid in healing and relaxation.
- Lavender Lotion from Pocono Soap – This lotion is made with 100% pure Lavender Essential oil for scent. It’s a classic, calming favorite!
- Socks from Something Different Boutique – After slathering on the lotion, she needs a pair of socks to keep her feet warm and cozy. Grab her a pair from this chic boutique.
- CBD Bath Bomb from Apothecary Living / PHSecrets – Located next to Brew Works in Downtown Bethlehem, Apothecary Living offers a variety of lotions and CBD bath bombs for total relaxation!
- Blanket from Mercantile Home – A blanket is the perfect way addition to a post-bath snuggle session.
- Gratitude Journal from Elaine Zelker – Inspire her with a gratitude journal. When you take the time to focus on the good things in your life you naturally become more positive. By writing down what you are grateful for, it can make you more optimistic because you are choosing to see more of the positivity, joy, and love in your life.
- Coffee Soap Bar from Senatural Soaps – Not only will the coffee grounds in the soap safely remove excess dead but the caffeine in the soap helps tighten your skin, giving you healthier looking skin.
Movie Night –
- Popcorn from The Carmelcorn Shop or Clusters – The Carmelcorn Shop features both butter popcorn and caramel corn. Clusters offers more exotique flavors. Their savory flavors include Buffalo, Pickle, Loaded Baked Potato and more. Their sweet flavors include Cinnamon Toast, Cookie, and Toasted Coconut – just to name a few!
- Candy from Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop – Grandpa Joe’s carries a wide selection of nostalgic candy. Treat your loved one to something sweet!
- Gift Card to the Local Drive In – Purchase a gift card to the closest drive in or theater near your child’s college.
Leaving the nest can be a scary transition for both the college student and for mom and dad! Make it a little easier by sending some love with a care package.