5 Delicious Ways to Show Your Favorite College Kid You Care!


All across America this month, college dorms are filling up with coeds. And from what we hear, those kids are hungry. They’re in dire need of fuel to counter the homesick blues, the all-nighters, and those days when their food plan just isn’t cutting it! For all these reasons, we offer all sorts of care packages that will make your favorite student feel extra comfy in their new digs and–as an added bonus–they’re magical at turning strangers into bffs!

Plus, it’s a great way to get that kid to call (or at least text) you.

Dorm Move In Gift Box

The loft has been constructed, the fridge is tiny and there’s an illegal hot plate in the corner. Freshman move-in is complete! No matter where your favorite college student is studying, they’ll need some tasty treats to make friends and impress that cute English major down the hall. We pack non-perishable winners in our colorful gift box that your typical student can use to break the ice and become wildly popular: Koeze peanut butter, American Spoon preserves, banana bread and eight brownie bites from Zingerman’s Bakehouse.

Snackboard Gift Box

This has always been our most popular gift basket. No heating, no cookingit’s ideal for dorm living. It also come in four sizes. The small includes Zingerman’s Farm Bread, a Magic Brownie, John Macy’s Cheesesticks, Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips, Premium Salsa, Fruit Preserves and Koeze’s Cream-Nut Peanut Butter. The medium adds Zingerman’s Peanut Brittle, Ginger Chimes Candies, a Ginger Jump-Up Molasses Cookie and Destrooper Beligan Butter Cookies. The large and deluxe have even more goodies tailor made for sharing.

Munchies Gift Box

When Mail Order managing partner Mo Frechette was in college, his thoughtful mother sent a gift of food near exam time. Then he got all A’s. Cause or coincidence? Why risk testing it?  Packed in our cartoon gift box, it includes Ann Arbor Tortilla Chips, Fundidora Salsa, Cashews with Lime Leaves, Virginia Diner Peanuts, John Macy’s Cheesesticks, Zingerman’s Peanut Brittle and a Zingerman’s Magic Brownie. This one ships for FREE!

Dean’s List Gift Box

They’ve moved out of the dorm. They are renting a six bedroom house with nine other people. It’s starting with cheer and promise. You know there will be trouble, though. Send them a gift while they’re still in the honeymoon phase, while they can win friends over with food. We’ll pack our colorful gift box filled with vittles they can all fight over: Rustichella spaghetti, Il Mongetto tomato sauce, Koeze Peanut Butter, Coop’s hot fudge, Raye’s mustard, Chi-racha Hot sauce, butter-toasted peanuts, ground High Flier coffee, a Sourcream coffeecake, a couple of brownies from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a Sharpie marker so they can write their name on everything.

Brownie Bites Box

You know a sure-fire way to make friends for life? Give them brownies. Better yet, give them Zingerman’s brownies. Our Brownie Bites Box comes in four sizes, so get as few as 20 or as many as 200–you can treat all the roommates or the whole floor! Plus, they’re perfectly, snackably bite size. They’re just what your favorite scholar needs to keep them going while writing that paper they forgot was due tomorrow!