Information about hand-delivery, customization, food allergy accommodations, and more!
  • Delivery

    On the morning that your care package will be delivered, we will reach out to your student by text to set up a delivery time and place. At the time of delivery, your HandPicked package will be delivered directly to the lucky UNC student and we will ask their permission to take a photo that we will send to you so that you can see their happy face! We aim to deliver all gifts within 24-72 hours. Please let us know if there is a specific date or time frame within which you would like your gift delivered and we will do our best to accommodate. We now deliver Monday-Friday.

  • Social Media Posts

    We love to show off your students' smiling faces! However, not everyone feels comfortable having their photo shared on the internet. Pictures of students are only shared if permission is granted by the student (and students who receive care packages because they are not feeling well will not be asked for permission as most do not feel up to modeling). Follow HandPicked Gifts on Instagram and Facebook to see photos of all of the students who have had their days brightened by special care package deliveries!

  • Food Allergies & Restrictions

    As a parent of a child with food allergies, I understand the importance of sending safe gifts. Please add as much specificity as possible to your notes about your student's dietary restrictions (processed in a facility, shared equipment, etc.), so that we can do our best to provide the best, safest HandPicked package possible.

  • Value

    Our goal is to HandPick fun and functional gifts for each recipient with a careful eye on value. A HandPicked gift combines the convenience of online ordering with the personal touch of a care package sent from home, while eliminating costly and unpredictable shipping fees and delays.

  • Custom Gifts

    Do you have a special occasion that requires an extra personal touch? Contact Kara at handpickednc

    @gmail.com and we will be happy to work with you in creating the perfect, customized gift for your event. 

  • Delivery Area

    HandPicked Gifts currently delivers to students who live on and off campus at UNC Chapel Hill. Additionally, we will happily deliver to schools, groups, hotels, and residents in Chapel Hill, NC. Shipping is now available outside the Chapel Hill area.