Heading off to college can be both exciting and anxiety provoking for many students. Help ease the nerves with a college gift basket full of budget-friendly items that your favorite student is sure to need his or her freshman year.
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Handy Have On Hands
Batteries-Usually forgotten, but often needed.
Command Hooks-This is one of the few things many colleges will allow for hanging decorations on the wall.
First Aid Kit-Because scraps, bruises, and oh nos happen.
Flashlight-Super handy in case of power outage or emergency. Or even if the roommate has already gone to bed.
Ice Pack-For easing those sprains and strains.
Screwdriver Set or Multi-Head Tool-Great for small tasks around the dorm.
For Taking Care
Dry Shampoo-Convenient for touch ups between showers or after oversleeping.
Hand Sanitizer-Stop the germs in their tracks.
Hand Wipes-For cleaning up on the go.
Lint Brush-Keep the fuzzies on the clothes in check.
Lip Balm-Easy for students to pop in backpacks and go.
Mini Detergent Packets-For when they do not feel like lugging the whole bottle to the laundry.
Poncho-Lightweight and excellent for keeping in the backpack for those pop up campus rain showers.
Spot Remover-For making quick work of those drops and spills on their favorite t-shirts.
Basic Cleaning Helpers
No one really expects that college students are going to spend a lot of time cleaning, but having some basics around for touch ups sure is helpful.
Chlorox Wipes-Good for quickly cleaning surfaces and helping keep germs in check.
Dish Soap-For keeping the small collection of dishes clean.
Dust Clothes-The microfiber kind that can be thrown in the washer and used again and again is ideal.
Magic Erasers-Handy for getting off those unintentional scuffs and marks on the walls, doors, etc…
Food, Glorious, Food
Lemonade or Tang Mix-Just a little water and good to go.
Microwave Popcorn Packets-Your gift recipient will be popular in the dorm when people get a whiff of that awesome popcorn smell.
Microwaveable Soup Mug-Heating up eats will be a breeze in this container.
Mints-For fresh breath on the go.
Ramen Noodles-The college standby meal of students for many years running.
Trail Mix-Just the right food for an energy boost (barring any peanut allergies).
Ziploc Bags-For storing the left overs or bringing along snacks in backpacks.
Highlighter Pens-Helpful for making critical information stand out.
Notecards-A great vocabulary study tool.
Post-It-Notes-These index tab types are just what is needed to mark important spots in the textbook.
For more College-Related Gift Ideas:
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Janet Vinyard says
Great ideas! Any college student would be glad to get this! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet
Sherry Nappa says
I think this gift basket is perfect! I’d like one 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Merry Monday.