Frugal Foodie Mama: Creating a College Foodie Care Package for my Favorite Niece Using #AmazonWishList

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Creating a College Foodie Care Package for my Favorite Niece Using #AmazonWishList

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Creating a College Foodie Care Package Using #AmazonWishList via #AmazonHasIt
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First, let me preface this post with the disclaimer that no other nieces of mine were shunned or offended in the writing of this post.

My niece, Shelby happens to be my one and only niece. ;)

And yes, I do happen to have a niece in college. (My husband was accidentally on purpose as my in-laws best describe it, so all of his siblings are a good bit older than him.)  

Shelby also happens to be little miss's "best friend"...

Since little miss was born, Shelby has become one of our go-to babysitters when the husband and I want to squeeze in a date night. Little miss is very particular about who she is left alone with (that is being stated mildly, folks), but she is always excited to see her Shelby at the door. :)
And lucky for us, Shelby is attending college just 20 minutes away...

In fact, she is attending my old Alma mater, also majoring in education.  
College life and dorm life isn't always easy. Between classes, projects, papers, and the usual college scene, convenient snack options that also happen to be dorm friendly are a must.
So for my favorite niece, aka one of our go-to babysitters, aka little miss's best friend, a college care package here and there is definitely in order.  Since I also happen to be a food blogger, it is only natural that I create a foodie care package to send along to my niece. ;)
And Amazon Wish List makes that easy for this mama...

Creating a College Foodie Care Package Using #AmazonWishList via #AmazonHasIt

I browse dorm-perfect snacks like Slim Jim, Swiss Miss, DAVIDS sunflower seeds, and Orville Reddenbacher microwave popcorn and simply drop them into the College Foodie Care Package I created via Amazon Wish List...
Creating a College Foodie Care Package Using #AmazonWishList via #AmazonHasIt
With a few clicks, I have a college foodie care package all ready to go, paid for, and sent her way! No boxing everything up and no trip to the post office for me.  And being an Amazon Prime member (which I have been for years) also means free 2 day shipping ensuring that my niece gets her care package quick.

The Amazon Wish List feature just got even better too! :) Arriving just in time for all that holiday shopping, Amazon introduces #AmazonWishList, allowing you to add items to right to your Amazon Wish List without leaving Twitter. Happen upon a tweet from your favorite artist, expert, brand, or friend with a link to an product that you know would make a great gift for a friend or loved one? Simply add it your wish list by replying to the tweet with the #AmazonWishList hashtag.  Learn even more about this cool new shopping feature from Amazon by visiting the Amazon Wish List page.

Want to learn more about #AmazonWishList, plus have the chance to win 1 of 10 Kindles? Be sure to join in on the in the first ever #AmazonWishList Social Shopping Party on Wednesday, October 15th from 11am-12pm EST!  Just log in to your Twitter and follow the #AmazonWishList & #AmazonHasIt hashtags to join the party. They will also be offering special promotions plus $1 off all featured products during the hour of the party only!  But you have to join in with the party to find out how to snag the extra savings for yourself. Hello, early jump on holiday shopping! ;)

What would you include in a college foodie care package?
What items are on your holiday shopping list this year?