If you are in need a graduation gift or dorm move in present for a future UT student, check out this University of Tennessee Care Package.
It is that time of year! Graduation parties are coming up and lots of teens are getting ready to head off to college. When my oldest step daughter was on her way off to Knoxville, I wanted to find a fun gift to give her after the dorm move-in weekend. I created this University of Tennessee care package to give her a few necessities for college life and some treats.
Team spirit was the focus for this basket! Included in the basket were only things that fit with the Vols color scheme of orange or white. Keeping with the school colors made the package a festive gift to present to the new freshman.
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University of Tennessee Care Package Items
I got lots of the items with my Walmart Grocery weekly grocery pickup order. If you have never used Walmart pickup, you should. Save $10 on your first order here.
The other items were found and purchased online.
V8 Energy (orange)
Welch’s Essence Orange
Crush Orange Singles
Lifesavers Orange Mints
Tic Tac Orange
Orange Index Cards
Orange Over the Door Hooks
Vols Flip Flops or Slippers
3-2-1 Dorm Microwave Cake – I used this recipe and packaged it in a mason jar. It isn’t college if you don’t cook your cake in the microwave.
Packaging the Gift
The Dollar Tree had the white basket that I used. To finish this University of Tennessee care package, just place all of the orange and white items inside the basket.
Next wrap about half a yard of orange tulle (very inexpensive at a craft store) around the entire basket. Secure the tulle with an orange chevron ribbon. After that I just created a quick Orange you glad to be a Tennessee Volunteer Gift tag.
This gift was fun to put together and give. I have also created one for our middle step daughter attending the University of Alabama and for a close friend at Ole Miss. If you need a unique and creative way to give a graduation gift, try this!