Gourmet Gift Baskets: Back To School Bear Hug Care Package Review

Send a Bear Hug to a Student Away From Home with a Back To School Bear Hug Care Package Review + Giveaway

I remember the first time I moved away from home. I was a couple weeks out of high school and totally naive to the experience that lay ahead of. Those first couple weeks were an adjustment and I began to miss home quickly. I craved anything that reminded me of home, and I made many phone calls during that time.

Remembering that feeling, when I recently received the Back to School Bear Hug Care Package from GourmetGiftBaskets.com I wished I would have had something similar during those hard first weeks.

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of GourmetGiftBaskets.com. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

The Back to School Bear Hug Care Package from GourmetGiftBaskets.com is a basket that is filled with snacks and treats that will remind them of home. The Back to School Bear Hug Care Package includes the following:

Teddy Bear – while colors vary, we got a traditional brown bear. The Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com and Sweet Onion Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com we both good. I wish the Cinnamon & Brown Sugar was a bit sweeter, but overall both varieties of popcorn were tasty and fresh tasting.

Butter Toffee Peanuts by Hammonds – These kettle roasted gourmet peanuts are always a yummy treat and the Chocolate Wafer Rolls by Dolcetto were very crisp and the chocolate inside each one was not overly sweet, and the perfect amount to keep the sweetness down.

Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – When you are talking about chocolate chip cookies, there are few ways to go wrong. These are small cookies, and would be a great reminder of home.

What is better than candy? Nothing that I can think of and this assortment is a great selection that includes Strawberry Twizzlers by Hershey, Wild Berry Skittles by Wrigley, Plain M&Ms by Mars, Cheez-its by Sunshine, Strawberry Airhead by Van Melle, a couple of Atomic Fireballs, Jawbreakers, Tootsie Roll Midgees, Laffy Taffy and Smarties. Each of these candies was sweet, and reminded me of days gone by.

All of this comes in a colorful box that will give a sense of excitement to any recipient. If you are looking for a wonderful gift that will remind the recipient of home, the Back to School Bear Hug Care Package would make a great gift for anyone in your life.


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GIVEAWAY: GourmetGiftBaskets.com is giving one Back to School Bear Hug Care Package one lucky reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win (1) Back to School Bear Hug Care Package that will include an enclosed gift card and the following items: (1) Teddy Bear – Assorted Colors, (1) Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com – 4.2 oz, (1) Butter Toffee Peanuts by Hammonds – 5 oz., (1) Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz., (1) Sweet Onion Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.8 oz., (1) Strawberry Twizzlers by Hershey – 7 oz., (1) Chocolate Wafer Rolls by Dolcetto – 4.4 oz., (1) Wild Berry Skittles by Wrigley – 2.17 oz., (1) Plain M&Ms by Mars – 1.69 oz., (1) Cheez-its by Sunshine – 3 oz., (1) Strawberry Airhead by Van Melle – .55 oz., (2) Atomic Fireballs, (2) Jawbreakers, (2) Tootsie Roll Midgees, (2) Laffy Taffy and (2) Smarties. Item #1317* This is a $59.99 value! *Item may be exchanged depending on availability for item of equal contents and value* I will be randomly choosing 1 person on September 15th (9/15/2017) to receive this huggable care package! Open to residents in the US. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by GourmetGiftBaskets.com. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!

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100 thoughts on “Gourmet Gift Baskets: Back To School Bear Hug Care Package Review

  1. jennifer bowen

    sleep over at my friends house on new years eve when i was 8 years old

  2. Christine L

    Loved the video. This would be great for kids that have just gone off to college.

  3. busyworkingmama

    I had a great time but I was staying with my grandparents, so their home felt like home.

  4. Lyndsey R.

    I went to a summer camp. I had so much fun. I remember crying the first night but after that I had a ball.

  5. karley moore

    My first time to really be away from home was when I was 18 and went to college 4 hours away from home. It was scary, but exciting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Monica M

    I would spend a week at my grandma’s house every summer when I was a little girl

  7. paige chandler

    Slep over with the neighborhood girls. Up all night laughing, eating, and talking

  8. mnsteph

    The first time away from home that I can really remember was a summer camp. I didn’t like it.

  9. Reginald S

    My first time away from home not spent with friends or family, my class went to Birmingham AL for space camp.

  10. debra dubois

    A trip to greenfield village with school it was a sleepover what a fun time I was 8 and
    remember it like it was yesterday.

  11. letessha

    Me and my sister stayed with a friend of my mom’s for a couple nights. I have no idea why. She had no kids nor tv in her home. Hated it.

  12. Wendy R.

    I went camping with a friend and her family when I was little… first night away. I cried all night long.

  13. John Smith

    “What was your first time away from home experience?” Summer camp when I was maybe 9.

  14. Julie Lundstrom

    My first experience was going to stay part of the summer with my Grandmas. I would spend time with both of them for the summer. Loved it for many different ways. One would could and play games with me and one was at the Lake and have fun swimming.

  15. Barrie

    My first time away from home, besides visiting family alone, was my junior year of college. At least I was 2.5 hours away from home so I could visit my mom!

  16. Nicole Flynn

    I was 4 years old and my mom took me to Germany to visit her family there. One day she went to visit other relatives and I was so lost and confused with my Oma, she spoke no English and I spoke basically no German. Luckily my cousin came after a few hours and she was our interpreter.

  17. texasinak

    I was always clingy as a small child and didn’t like staying at camp or slumber parties. Once I was a teenager though I was skating competitively, so I would go to camp in the summer by myself. I think if it weren’t for skating I would have had a hard time leaving state for college.

  18. Debra Holloway

    I went to camp, and I loved it, I could have stayed longer.

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    spending weekends at grandma and grandpa house was a big treat for us and even after all these years it is such a good memory

  21. Kim Avery

    I think my first time away from home was Girl Scout camp when I was 6 or 7.

  22. joretta foster

    It was with the Girl’s Scot. I was scrared to death. I had never been away from my mom at night. I had friends with me but it was not the same. The trip ended up being awesome

  23. Lisa Brown

    I studied abroad in Japan when I was 15. I would have loved a package like this.

  24. Julie Bickham

    It was when I was about 19 years old. I moved away from home, like many states away. I only lasted 6 weeks, I was so homesick.

  25. Melissa Storms

    My first time away from home experience was Girl Scout camp. I was definitely homesick.

  26. kim brooks

    First time away was my first official girl scouts camping trip in the woods ! the first day i was scared sad and just wanted to go home, after talking to our leader and getting the feel i was fine!

  27. Christina Graham

    I used to spend weeks in the summer with my great-grandma.

  28. Darcy L Koch

    My first time was spending the night with my grandmother. I was very homesick. My grandmother picked up on this and kept me busy with games, snacks, and good company.

  29. Debbie Welchert

    I slept over a friends house down in her basement, many years ago. It was a lot of fun.

  30. Lisa A

    My first time away from home was at a summer camp, around 6th grade. So much fun!

  31. Amy Ledesma

    A sleepover at a friends house. Their parents and my parents were good friends otherwise I never would of been allowed to go. I was around 7

  32. Cheryl Chervitz

    I used to go to church camp every year, so I’ve been ok with being away.

  33. Lisa V.

    I went down to Florida to visit my grandparents in the wintertime. It was great!

  34. Jen D

    I do believe that it was a class trip to Dearborn Village in Detroit when I was in 4th grade.

  35. Cyndie Walls

    This is such a great care package! Lots of treats and adorable little bear! My 2 grandchildren would love this! Thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

  36. amweeks

    Back in first grade, my parents got to go on a trip to Europe for a week. And I stayed at my best friend’s house for the week. (Other than that, college was my first real away-from-home experience).

  37. Susan Smith

    I went to a sleepover at my best friends house when I was 8. I remember being a little anxious and had trouble sleeping.

  38. Linda G.

    I stayed at my Grandma’s house for a week I was probably 9, had a great time.

  39. Darla Peduzzi

    I went to a sleepover for a friend down the street’s birthday. I was probably about 12 or 13. The only other places I stayed was at both of my grandparents houses which I have a lot of fond memories of.

  40. Christy Peeples DuBois

    My first time away from home I went to basketball camp. I think I stayed two days and called mama saying I wanted to come home. Little did I know till I was grown and experiencing my niece and nephew in Washington, D.C. That it was my dad that would move heaven and earth to get us home when we called like that. I did come home from basketball camp but my sister talked my niece and nephew into staying in Washington, D.C. And they were glad they did.

  41. Ann Fantom

    The first time away from home was camp when I was around 10 or 11

  42. Victoria Scott

    I think it was going to Washington DC in 5th grade with my class! It was a lot of fun 🙂

  43. Bryan Vice

    My first time away was pretty cool. I’d spend summers with my aunt and uncles house and they lived out in the middle of nowhere so i got to ride 4 wheedlers all the time i had a blast

  44. tat2gurlzrock

    I spent every summer at my grandparents across the state. I loved it.

  45. collegeceliackc

    My first time long-term was when my parents moved across the country before my senior year of college, and I spent the year in California alone. Scary but also liberating!

  46. barbg

    A nice snacks care package is great for anybody anytime of the year. I know it would make my day to get one!

  47. ncjeepster

    Sleep over with friends, we had a great time and her Father took us all home. I wrote a Thank you to to her and her parents.

  48. Ellen Beck

    What was your first time away from home experience? Gosh I think it was a sleep over at my cousins. It was alright except her Mom couldnt cook as well as mine and it was horrid.

  49. Jen R

    Well besides overnight stays at friends house, my first week away from home was to my aunt’s during the summer in the country.

  50. Jae Park

    My grandparents farm when my mother was having my brother in the hospital, I loved staying there because …chickens, horses, dogs! Thanks

  51. Eileen Boyce

    I was never away from home until I got married. I would have been scared.

  52. Shane A

    My first time was when visiting my Aunt and Uncle in another state when I was only about 8. It was quite the experience.

  53. Nicole Lancaster

    My first time away from home was a church mission trip to Mexico. I was nervous and a little stressed out the first few days, but I enjoyed myself and the trip was success.

  54. Lisa Pecora

    I did not go away for college but did go away for girl scouts camp (hated it), and for vacations. I def get home sick.

  55. Daniel Scott

    My cousin had a sleep over at his house for his birthday. We had so much fun jumping on the bed.

  56. The Consummate Loner

    What was your first time away from home experience?

    Well, it is not really something I like to think of as it was a kidnapping situation. Thankfully my parents never gave up and eventually were able to get me back but, well, ……

    Carl White

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