You probably remember all too well from your days of academia: college is very much a work-hard, play-hard time in your life. Whether he’s blasting his study playlist or his let-loose playlist on a Friday night, a good set of speakers, like this waterproof, shockproof set by Braven, will be a dorm room essential. With one charge, this speaker boasts 24 hours of run time.
You like the idea of throwing them to the wolves, but then you remember how many times you’ve sat back and watched in disbelief. Add a car to the mix and it only gets worse. Trust us, roadside assistance is a really good idea. Because deep down inside, you know that for every happy ending, there’s a 1990 Camaro on the side of the road somewhere with a skeleton in the front seat.
Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack Does your teenager need a new backpack, one that would replace his grimy bag filled with crumbs and broken pens? These are trendy in a retro sort of way and come in a host of different designs and colors. We love the Settlement backpack for around campus, the Little America Backpack for overnight and the Novel bag for weekends.
So, like you all ,I've been a coffeeholic for many years. Like you ,I've struggled to have a decent maker in my kitchen. I recently finished up with my Cuisinart mod#CHW-12. Had it for 5yrs. It got to point of no longer producing a well tasting cup. We did the Vinigar cleaning etc. So, i spent MANY hours searching online for a decent Maker. Problem was the abundance of poor reviews encompassing many manufacturers! It's now 2018 and we have trouble creating a Kit Coffee Brewer thats decent! W.T.F! I did a switch and desired a maker that will produce a single cup as wife n i both have coffee at different times and mostly need the one 16oz cup. In searching for the 12cup Carafe / or single cup Maker ,my choices became limited. Read the reviews and pulled the trigger on this. It's only been 1wk now but i can honestly state that it is the BEST maker I've ever used! I ran a full 12cup Carafe first off, thn dumped. Then did same for the single cup side. ( full 14oz). Then ran 12cups... Read more
The market is saturated with college grads, and they’re going to need a backup plan. That plan is, and always has been, gold! While they’ve been drinking Keystone Light and playing X-Box (or worse, writing math problems and studying business plans), the smart folks have been in the hills filling up their pockets with precious metals. And having a blast doing it.
At college, when the stress gets high, sometimes you just need to kick back and let life rush on around you and there is no better way to do that with an All-In-One Happy Times Parachute Hammock. It can be used either as a two-person double hammock swing or a one-person single cocoon hammock bed. It comes with everything you need to quickly and easily hang this beautiful hammock between two solid anchors (like trees) up to 18 feet apart safely and without damage to the anchors (trees). They are so simple to use it will only take your student a couple of minutes to wrap the straps around the anchors and pull them tight. Available in 7 great color options, you’re sure to find one they love. Included in the bundle are a single parachute hammock, polyester 10-loop tree strap, paracord extension ropes, and steel carabiners. It’s not just for the dorm courtyard either. Weighing only 2 lbs., it packs up easily in its storage bag for travel to any adventure like camping, backpacking, hiking, boating, hammocking, cycling, motorcycling, and many more. It comes with a money back satisfaction guarantee so you can rest assured that they will love it or they can return it. Each hammock is completely safe thanks to a tested 450 lb. capacity provided by its interlocking triple stitch seams. Hammocks feature quality construction with quick-dry, breathable nylon that is mildew resistant and machine washable. College students need to recharge and this gift I a great way for yours to do it.
29. Water Garden—Are you shopping for a college or university student who is a bit of a nature lover or gardener? Consider getting him or her a water garden. The idea was first introduced with Back to the Roots, a company that produces a water garden containing a small fish tank with an herb garden on top. It is a closed-loop system in which the fish feed the plants and the plants help keep the water clean.
1. Care packages—Do-it-yourself care packages for students can include things like socks, single-serve soups, beauty or grooming products, gift cards, or even cold, hard cash. Basically, anything you think the student in your life will appreciate is fair game. The amount you spend is up to you. (If you're short on time, you might want to consider a pre-packaged gift basket full of goodies.)
2. Shadow box. Many craft and frame stores offer "shadow boxes": a box that has one side made of glass (made to look like a frame) that you can hang on a wall. Create a special one tailored just for your graduate—with mementos, college insignia, and even sports paraphernalia, if appropriate. As an added bonus, shadow boxes work well in an office or in your graduate's new apartment.
What I really don't like is that thing where Amazon lets the business owner write directly to you after buying this. I've gotten multiple messages (both on this one and when I originally tried a different combo pack from the same seller) saying "You bought my product! Please leave a review!" Here's your review. I paid for the snacks, not the guilt. When I go to Whole Foods the cashier doesn't show up at my front door two days later saying, "How's that avocado working out for you, good?"
If you ask any college student, I’m pretty sure they would say that it seems like they have lived on coffee for periods at college and the Hamilton Beach 49980A 2-Way Single-Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker is the perfect, flexible way to provide the go-juice your student needs. They can save money by brewing their own coffee instead of picking up expensive Starbucks and blowing their scarce cash. It’s easy to use, even for a college Brainiac, and it has plenty of features and flexibility to make it an indispensable college appliance. This model actually doubles as both a single-serve Keurig-style coffee brewer for just one 14-oz. serving of great coffee for the student or a full 12-cup carafe coffeemaker for late-night study sessions with fellow students. It features a non-stick hot plate, automatic shutoff, a built-in programmable clock/timer, and an adjustable single-serve side multi-level cup rest that adjusts to fit all cup and mug sizes. This will be their go-to gift over and over during their college career.
9. Things to use in their new city or at graduate school. Is your graduate moving to Boston, Washington, D.C. or New York City? Consider buying them subway fare cards or even a monthly pass. Other locale-specific gifts, like a Zagat book or Thomas Guide, can be incredibly helpful—and appreciated!—as your graduate starts their new life in a new city.
At some point, everyone needs a good tool kit, and this 100-piece set from Workpro contains all the basics to make small repairs around the house. It includes a hammer, wrench, pliers, and pretty much everything you would need to build or fix minor repairs. What's more this tool kit comes in a compact size that can fit in a kitchen drawer so it won't take up valuable space. When you drop off your kid just tuck in a corner for them to use when the need strikes.
Stitch Fix is my new favorite for college girls. After taking a personal style survey, a Stich Fix stylist will choose five pieces to send to your daughter. The $20 styling fee is applied to the clothes she decides to keep and can return the rest with free shipping. Stitch Fix comes in petite and plus sizes so this could be a godsend for hard-to-fit young women.
Stumped on what to get the college-aged person in your life? Whether it’s a going away gift, a birthday present or something clutch for the holidays, a well-placed gift can go a long way toward keeping students focused, on-task and firmly un-homesick. That’s why we put together this gift guide for the university gang, including everything from an all-purpose backpack to a laptop that does just about everything (except get them a 4.0, they'll have to do that on their own).
A cookbook is always a good gift for a beginner cook, and Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of Manhattan’s Dirt Candy, relied on this one when she was in college. “Will you ever cook from it? Well, I did when I was in university, and the approachable recipes were a great way to ease me into the kitchen,” she said, adding, “And for me, it’s almost like a scrapbook, reminding me of when I tried to make Gypsy Soup, of hours spent poring over the recipes for Vegetable and Walnut Pate, Stuffed Eggplant, and Lentil burgers, trying to figure out how to tweak these dishes to make them better, learning from what they were doing, and slowly, page by page, without even knowing it, becoming a chef.”
I love this lap desk. It's the perfect size for my 14" laptop. The wrist wrest keeps the laptop from sliding off and makes typing a breeze. The only quibble I have is that the pull out shelf for the mouse is too slick. My mouse wants to slide off the thing so I often just use the mouse on the top surface with the laptop. It's a tight squeeze and definitely not something you could do with a 15" laptop. It'd be great if they'd use something with less slide, though that might affect how the drawer slides under the desk.
Another great gift is wax bears. Get a slab of wax 7-8 dollars at flee market 2 bottles of the same scnt 20.00 melt wax adf sent get a stufged animal dip it in sented wax comb fur out let dry and harden can make 8 or 10 bears. Varying on size of bear. Tjen it will smell for ever if it stops smelling all you have to do is take a blow dryer and run across it its a great gift for moms grandmas aunts….anyone!
If it wasn’t for Mom’s college care packages, I don’t know how I would have made it through college. Now you can send your student the ultimate snack care package without all the time and work it would take to create this kind of variety. The Ultimate Snacks Variety Box care packages for college students contain an assortment of 50 individually wrapped snacks including chips, cookies, candy, granola bars, tea, and more all neatly packed in a gift pack. In rare instances substitutions may have to be made in the contents depending on availability, but not in count. Give a gift that won’t last long in time, but they will remember forever.
I ordered this tool for my son. He is going away to college and I knew that he would need some sort of tools to put together cheap dorm room furniture and hang pictures, etc. I didn't want anything too big so this is perfect and seems to have everything he would need. It is the "Swiss army knife" of tools. It looks like good quality so we will se how it holds up over time. Any place you need tools but don't want to take up space this is useful, like your car or camping.
Ideal My First Magic Set is perfect for beginner magicians who are new to the art of magic. Filled with over 20 easy-to-learn tricks and high-quality props, this set will teach children to perform the same tricks as professional magicians such as ‘making candy disappear,’ ‘tear and restore,”x-ray color vision box’ and much more. The tricks they’ll learn in this set are a great introduction to the fun and exciting art form of magic.