Hello Local | care packages for your college student | a hug from home

Remember being away at college for the first time? No matter how things were going, there’s a certain low-key loneliness that comes with all the new-found independence. And boy, did that loneliness disappear as soon as you discovered a magical care package from home in the mailbox. What joy that little package brought! Like a hug from home.

Well, now you can send your own hugs to a college student in the form of locally sourced care packages. Hello Local, a Northwest Arkansas company offering locally made or themed apparel and merchandise, aims to become your one-stop shop when it comes to home-grown fun. Hello Local has compiled a care package of goodies that any college student will flip over. From mouth-watering snacks to cool tees and school supplies to cozy candles – all made by Northwest Arkansas vendors, our care packages will make your college student feel special and loved.

For students near and far

Undergraduates and graduates in Arkansas from far-away locales can discover their new home state through care packages with locally sourced, carefully selected items. The friendly fun found inside can help combat any residual homesickness and give your student a feeling for the wonders Arkansas has to offer.

For those students near home, Hello Local offers free delivery to the U of A Fayetteville dorms. And anyone going away to college can have custom-curated care packages shipped to them nationwide straight from the Hello Local online store. Plus parents, whether college is near or far, care packages are the perfect way to remind your child of the comforts of home. It might even, gasp, spur an actual telephone call from them instead of a text to say thank you!

Don’t forget about Christmas care packages!

Why are we talking about Christmas when it's so dang hot outside? Because the holidays are less than 12 weeks away! Stay ahead of the college curve by having your care package arrive just in time for the holiday season and before the stress of final exams hits. Your college student will love you for it – as well as for the whole going to college thing. 

Send your loved one a piece of Arkansas!

If you’re shopping for locally made or locally themed apparel, merchandise, or goods, Hello Local aims to become your one-stop shop! Launched in 2016, we continue to expand our local offerings by partnering with more than 50 Arkansas small businesses. The Hello Local Online Store provides you a convenient way to source local products and offers free – yes free! – local delivery. Contact us today, email, or visit us on Facebook or Instagram to learn more about the fun and exciting options available to you with our gift box program – and show your loved one how much you care with a customized care package!

August 30, 2022 — Sunny Skaggs