Student receiving study care package in delivery

Send a study care package this exam period

25th May 2023, 8:08am in Lifestyle by Amy Newham

Study season is well underway for students across the UK sitting their GCSE, A-Levels or university exams. Of course, this time of year can be stressful for students, so why not send that special someone a little pick-me-up?

Whether it’s a relative, partner or friend burning the midnight oil, we’ve listed some ideas on what to include in an exam survival kit. On top of that, we’ve got some helpful tips on prepping your package for delivery and cost-effective ways to send and track a package.

How do I make a student care package?

When it comes to the inside of your parcel, you'll want to include helpful and practical gifts to send by courier. Here are some suggestions:


Colourful stationery

For those papyrophiliacs out there (or just those who are prone to losing pens!), you can’t go wrong with sending stationery to a student during exam season. Think pens, post-it notes, highlighters, bookmarks – anything to help them cram in those facts and figures. Stationery doesn’t have to be your standard ballpoint pens, either. You can find an eclectic mix of stationery available online and in stores.

Non-perishable snacks

Long hours of studying require a good number of snacks. Biscuits, crisps and sweet treats are an excellent addition to any study hamper.

For university students, cooking dinner can go out the window during exam season. It could be helpful to send some quick meals in the form of dried goods like pot noodles, soup sachets and porridge packs.

The great thing about these kinds of snacks is that they are lightweight, which helps keep delivery costs down when sending a parcel.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Sending your loved one their favourite beverage brand can be a nice pick-me-up (and for sharing with their mates). If they don’t drink tea or coffee, there are luxury hot chocolate brands available which make for a lovely treat after a hard day studying.

Gift card

During exam season, remind the student in your life that the end is in sight with the promise of a fancy dinner or a new outfit for their next night out.

Many takeaway gift cards are also available, so your lucky recipient doesn’t have to venture far from the library to enjoy their favourite meal.

Self-care products

fluffy socks on feet

Remind your recipient to unwind after a long study session with self-care treats like comfy socks, a face mask or a journal. If your recipient isn’t the ‘pamper-type’, a stress ball is also a great addition!

Photo album

If your recipient lives far from home, it might be nice to include a few photos or even a photo album for them to look through to remind them you’re thinking of them. If you send a picture in a frame, pay extra attention to packaging the glass to avoid breakage.

Of course, these are just suggestions. You can make your study parcel as bespoke as you like, and they don’t have to break the bank. However, you must check our Prohibited & Restricted Items list before you attempt to ship!

How to send a student care package

Once you have decided what to put in your care package (and checked that it is suitable for sending), you’ll want to package it safely for transit. Our packaging and measuring guides will help you determine the best way of packaging your item and what weight and dimensions to enter into our online quote tool.

Below is our quick packing tutorial to give you an idea:

What is the cheapest way to send a care package?

With Interparcel, you can send a study package to a loved one for less than you think. We offer fast, reliable and cost-effective services from the most trusted delivery companies across the UK and internationally.

You could save money with our Economy delivery services for less urgent deliveries. However, if you want to send a parcel to a loved one quickly, you can book a speedy Next Day or Timed UK service. Most of our services come with a level of inclusive transit cover.

You can also track your parcel online using our tracking portal so you know it arrived at their door safely.

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