Your mileage on something like this is going to vary based on who you're getting it for and how much stuff they like. Might work better as a one-off care package for starving college students rather than how I did it, a subscription item for my teenagers' school lunches. In my case the kids pick through just what they like, leaving behind what they don't until the next box comes, and I'm left with a growing mountain of those radiant orange peanut butter cracker sandwiches.
1. Diploma frame from the graduate's school. Whether your graduate is going to run her own company or have a small office in a mega-company somewhere, they'll most likely want to display their diploma proudly for all to see—and for years to come. Many campus bookstores offer diploma frames with college or university logos that will add that extra "pop" to your graduate's official degree.
Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer Remember how much fun Polaroid photos were? Well, they are only more fun now that the photos can be edited before printing. This mobile printer creates instant photos that are waterproof, tear proof and adhesive backed. It creates prints directly from a mobile phone via Bluetooth and will be the first gift set up on Christmas morning.
French presses are a great way to make coffee. With nothing more than water and coffee grounds, you can easily produce a cup of coffee worthy of any Parisian cafe. But until now there have been two big drawbacks: A traditional French Press does not keep coffee warm and the glass carafe is all too easily shattered. Enter the double-wall aluminum French press, which solves both of these problems. This one from SterlingPro is very reasonably priced on Amazon Prime, or we liked the Bodum Columbia in a variety of sizes including a single cup version that makes coffee right in a travel mug. Le Creuset offers a ceramic version (shown) in full array of stunning colors.

Have you blessed her with grandchildren? If you have, then you have already given her the greatest gift of all, but she still definitely wouldn’t mind additional evidence of the existence of those adorable moppets. She can use it to taunt Barb, her workplace nemesis whose no-good son Brad has yet to even have a serious girlfriend. Giving someone a picture of yourself may seem narcissistic, but, trust me, your Mom won’t think so.
The Roku 4 worked fine for the first 3 months and I was happy with it overall. I wanted a 4k streaming device that supported multi-channel audio. I also wanted a platform that had the widest range of compatibility, so the Roku 4 fit the bill. The menu and controls were more responsive than my smartTV (Samsung from 2013). Netflix and Amazon Prime worked well without any probs. The remote is just ok. I don't like the dedicated channel buttons, especially since I don't use rdio or sling. It would be nice to be able to configure those for channels I actually use.
Getting out the door on time and dressed appropriately for the weather is all on her now. Give her the gift of a smooth morning routine with one of Amazon's latest tech offerings: the Echo Plus with built-in Zigbee smart-home capabilities. This top-of-the-line gadget will let her sync up all her music accounts, get news briefs, and request and Uber through a Dolby speaker system — and as she her life evolves, it will grow with her.
Getting a t-shirt with a reference to his favorite tv show is always a great option! Rick and Morty has an incredibly devoted fan base, and if the guy you're shopping for enjoys the wacky humor in this animated series, he'll definitely appreciate this parody on a Supreme long-sleeve tee. This is also a more stylish option than a lot of the generic t-shirts you'll find supporting a particular show.
I also understand we don’t all have hours and hours of leisure time to “craft and make” to our heart’s content. Don’t worry! These ideas aren’t the sort of gifts that will have you sewing and quilting for weeks or meticulously handcrafting with tweezers and teeny-tiny paintbrushes like an elf! These DIY ideas are fast and many can be made in “bulk,” so you can have gifts for several people on your list.
For the guy you're always trying new restaurants with, you can make a personalized Food Map with the restaurants you want to try together and include a little certificate offering to pay for a meal of his choice! Create a map on Google maps, save all of the restaurants near campus or home that you want to go to together and some of your old favorites, and then print it out. Add on some cute stickers, throw it in a frame, get creative!
It's nearly impossible to pinpoint the moment that your darlingest little pile of snot and tears who used to cling to your sleeve grew up to be a reasonable, responsible person. And now look! It's time for college. Of course, no student would ever turn down cash or gift cards, but sometimes you want to gift something more substantial and immediately practical when your child heads to school. The rules of giving to a college student living in a dorm or shared space are a little different than giving to anyone else. Keep in mind that items should be consumable or easily portable--whatever gets hauled in needs to be hauled out upon departure. You also don't want to take up too much room. So a popcorn popper with only one function is a waste of space; a microwave or good saucepan with a lid that can perform nightly on multiple items is much better option.
“Teeth are super important. Actually, there’s a huge correlation between gum disease and dying, and also, the condition of your gums and your teeth does predict a lot. So you might as well keep it healthy,” says Sachi D., a senior at Smith College who wants what the Cut’s Kathleen Hou called “a game-changing electric toothbrush.” According to Sachi, “I think it’s an underrated thing that people don’t pay attention to, and it’s actually really important … Or maybe I’m just a hypochondriac, and I’m afraid of dying.”
they weren't kidding when they said these personal alarms were loud, issue i have is turning it off! I had to take the batteries out of it to shut it off, the ear piercing sound was driving me crazy. My other issue is who is it supposed to stop or deter? If it makes me deaf and hurts my ears using it does it really do what it is intended? I gave it 4 stars for it because of it not shutting off. i would prefer it to have a shut off i can use and not hurt my ears in the process
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11. Card Game—A part of attending school is having fun with your friends. That can easily be achieved with one of the popular card games like Cards Against Humanity, Never Have I Ever, The Adult Party Card Game of Poor Life Decisions, or Exploding Kittens. These games can be seen as both slightly inappropriate and completely hilarious—a winning combination for many college students.
Lectures or study sessions can be enough of a struggle to make it through without fighting hunger pains. With Graze, your favorite college student never has to worry about hanger again because every two weeks, Graze sends a selection of snacks curated to his taste preferences. Best of all, every one of the snacks is tasty and healthy (a hard combo to master). Past snacks include a “Turtles” chocolate nut blend and crispy kale chips.
1) Scrapbooks from Michaels. They have had coupons left & right for 50% off reg. priced items. I bought 6 scrapbooks from Michaels @ 3 for $10. They came with 10 pages, so 20 slots counting back and front for scrap pages. And another 2 leather scrapbooks @ $10 each (they were 50% off). The leather ones are really nice b-cuz they have the metal rings so that you can add more page protectors, if needed. And they are pretty large/wide. The 2 leather ones are for me 🙂 I am starting the scrapbook for my mom and sister and I will be adding few scrap pages and scrap tools (ink, letters, etc.) so that they can make some of their own. I think it’s a great gift. Kohls also has good deals on scrapbooks sometimes. You can at times find them for 50-60% off and you end up paying right about $10-$12 (this is if you’re looking for fancier scrapbooks and you’re willing to pay more than $10 for a gift). Try the Dollar Store (even Dollar & Up Stores), Big Lots or shop the clearance section for cheap supplies.

Start with a block of 4x4-inch wood, and sand it to smooth the rough edges. Once sanded, paint the top a color to coordinate with your friend's workspace. Cut the bottom of the block at an angle to tilt the base, then measure the sides of the block to determine the length of decorative paper needed to cover them. Soak the paper in water to make it pliable, then use a thin layer of watered-down decoupage medium to evenly attach the paper to the sides of the block. Line up the paper with the block's painted top; if the paper is too long at the bottom end, neatly wrap it around the base. Seal the paper with a top coat of decoupage medium. On the top of the block, measure and mark pencil holes in an evenly spaced pattern; drill holes into the top at a 90-degree angle using a 1/2-inch bit.


Gone are the days of solo cups and ping-pong balls in the fraternity or sorority house basement. But we’re wiling to bet the new grad doesn’t have many sophisticated cocktail recipes up his sleeve. Up his entertaining game with this clever set of four pint glasses. Each one has measurement lines that provide clear instructions for making four classic cocktails.
Sometimes guys’ obsessions with video games can seem a little hard to understand. But if your boyfriend loves them, you can’t pass up an opportunity to hand him something related to it. Buying your man something related to his favorite game, like Overwatch, will show him how much you care. “Even if she hates video games,” said University of Iowa junior Wyatt Dlouhy, “it’s nice to see her go out of her way to learn about something she doesn’t care much about.” Your thoughtfulness will mean so much more than a video game session.

Gone are the days of solo cups and ping-pong balls in the fraternity or sorority house basement. But we’re wiling to bet the new grad doesn’t have many sophisticated cocktail recipes up his sleeve. Up his entertaining game with this clever set of four pint glasses. Each one has measurement lines that provide clear instructions for making four classic cocktails.
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We got my brother a water bottle, and he was so excited! HydroFlask is a popular brand, but it’s pricey! We LOVE the Simple Modern brand of water bottle. It keeps the water really cold (and your ice sticks around for a long time), but they are half the price. I have the 64-ounce bottle, but there are different ones in a variety of sizes. The HydroFlask lids do fit on them. I bought one of the HydroFlask straw lids, because I prefer that for drinking out of my bottle.
In my unscientific but thorough survey of gift ideas for college students, I would say some 94.8 percent of all college students have, at some point, either received a copy of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go or had it quoted at them. It’s a classic read, but as far as gifts for college students go, it’s clichéd — and you can give a practical, useful, and unique gift to a college student that’s better than that. To make things a little easier, I spoke with actual college students about the most memorable gifts they’ve ever received, the gear and gadgets they use every day, and the items on their wish lists to find the best gifts for college freshmen, gifts for college graduates, and all the students in between.
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