f you are purchasing and sending gift baskets for college students, you want to make sure that you send them something they will really need and appreciate. After all, you really want to make sure that your gift is something special for them. It’s easy to find nice gifts that they will enjoy without having to spend a huge amount of money. Here are a few things to make sure is included in the college student gift baskets you purchase and send to your college student.
A Fleece Throw: These warm and cozy small blankets are ideal to include in gift baskets for college students. Many late nights of studying in the dorm are much more pleasurable when the student has a warm, soft blanket to wrap themselves up in. Dorm rooms can get cold in the winter and an extra layer of warmth will be greatly appreciated by your college student. These polyester or fleece throws come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors and are priced to fit most budgets. If you like, you can have one embroidered with your students initials or school logo.
Yummy Treats & Snacks: Gift baskets for college students are not complete without at least a few delicious snacks and goodies. Choose from a selection of individual size packages of chips, crackers, cookies, gum, hard candy, etc. Your student will also appreciate any homemade cookies, muffins or bread you have time to make and include. Their roommate and dorm mates will as well! Coffee, cocoa, nuts and trail mix are also good items to include. Fill a special mug with specialty cocoas and Hershey Kisses and tuck it in a corner of the basket.
A Funny Alarm Clock: Alarm clocks come in a variety of sizes and shapes that come with unique alarms. Waking up for class is probably your students least favorite thing to do. Including an alarm clock in gift baskets for college students can give them something to laugh about each morning or ease themselves awake with some sounds. You can buy a rubberized alarm clock that can be thrown against a wall and not break when it goes off. Consider your students temperament and choose an alarm clock that will make them feel better about facing the morning.
Favorite Tunes: No doubt your college student loves music. No matter what type of music they enjoy, there are a variety of different things you can include in their care package that they are sure to appreciate. No college kid should be without good tunes. So, consider adding in some music gifts to the gift baskets for college students. Add in some favorite CDs, perhaps an mp3 player, or even a small radio or portable CD player that they can enjoy while they are away in college.
Helpful College Supplies: There are probably quite a few college supplies that your freshman needs, and these supplies go great in college student gift baskets. Even if they took supplies with them, they probably go through them fast. Add in some nice pens, plenty of paper or notebooks, and perhaps even a nice day planner to help them stay organized. It’s easy to go through supplies fast in college, so these college supplies are definitely something they will need and can help to make up part of the care package that you are sending to them.
Gift Cards and Certificates: Most college students don’t have a lot of money, so adding in some gift cards and gift certificates is a wonderful idea. They may not have the money to purchase some of the things they need, which is where some of these gift cards can really be helpful to your college student. To treat them to a nice dinner, add in a gift certificate to a restaurant, which is sure to thrill them and give them a good meal to enjoy as well.
It’s easy to see that there are many different things that college kids needs. Consider these ideas when you are trying to select gift baskets for college students. This way you’ll be sure to get them something that they need and something they will really appreciate.
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