When kids go away to college their needs change.
With the change in lifestyle comes a change in Christmas presents.
So with that in mind here is a list of the Best Ever Christmas Gifts for College Students from factOidz.
They don't care how much or how little.
It also doesn't matter to them if it is in a card, tied with a fancy ribbon or just handed to them. Any size is right for a college student who will be glad to take it to the store to exchange for smaller sizes as needed.
College students crave food from home.
Any kind of cookies, party mix or baked goods are welcome.
This program can help the computer be returned if it is lost or stolen. There is also an insurance policy that comes with the premium software.
College students need all the regular laundry products that you would use at home. This list includes detergent, bleach, fabric softener and stain removal products. Rolls of quarters make perfect stocking stuffers!
Kids get hungry when the dining hall is closed.
Pizza gift cards are great for food during late night studying binges.
Starbucks, fast food, hair styling, gasoline and Target cards are other good choices.
Things like shampoo, deodorants and regular soaps come in handy.
A lot goes on when you live on a college campus.
It's nice to be able to go off campus for a movie or event.
I've been out treasure hunting for some cool vintage finds to add to the mix of Christmas gifts for my college freshman.
I picked up this felt banner at the college bookstore when we dropped him off in the Fall.
My friend, the lovely Tricia Rose who writes the blog, Cabin on the Water and created the line Rough Linen, made it into a great pillow for me.
I created this "art installation" (in honor of the intense UCLA V USC Rivalry) using this solid wood "Bruin" bear and this vintage "Tommy" Trojan Soldier that I found on one of my many treasure hunting forays.
I also scored this great old California license plate,
and this killer famed Berkeley street sign
for some much needed dorm room decor.
There's nothing quite like an old fashioned pencil sharpener and a classic stag horn pocket knife to round it out!
I have a few more goodies up my sleeve that I'll share with you when they are ready!
(I'm pretty sure he doesn't read my blog... poor guy is going through the final stage of initiation at his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, before he heads home on Wednesday.)