It’s time to send your son or daughter off to college, so far away from you maybe for the first time. It’s every child’s dream to go to college and they need their parents’ support and guidance throughout. So you should gift him something that is very useful for him and also which will be a constant reminder of his folks back home. So here are a few ideas for you.
- A backpack
He will of course need a backpack to carry all his books for lectures. So a stylish and handy backpack will be perfect. This will always be used by him. Consider buying a good quality one since a backpack goes through serious wear and tear. The last thing you need is to get a bag which will not last for long. Also, be mindful as to what sized books he’ll be carrying around. Buy the bag accordingly.
- An emergency kit
Students will bring all their clothes, tech-gadgets, beddings etc. but will hardly pay attention on an emergency first aid kit. This will be vital since young people are bound for mischief and injury. Add some band-aids, aspirins, first aid creams etc. to this kit.
- Customized stationery
Stationery is an obvious and usual item for college. However, you can make it special by getting a customized stationery set for students. You can choose what items will go in the kit, engrave his name or favourite quote on it, get it done in his favourite colour etc.
Like the stationery set for students, there are bedding-kits especially made for college students, including all items such as bedding, sheets, linen, pillow cases etc. These are ready-made so that it is easy for purchase and also take it along to college.
- Personalized card holder
College students will join an internship during college. A personalized card holder to put their own business cards will make them feel special. You can engrave a pattern, his name etc. so that he can always use it and maintain his professional look.
- A scrap book
You might think this idea is childish but frankly, there is no age for scrap books. You can make one by yourself, add some of his childhood pictures, photos with the whole family and leave the last few pages to add his memories from college that he would love to cherish.
You can also give him some gift vouchers from the grocery store, a clothes shop, bookstore etc. so that at least for the first few days, he will not have to go through the hassle of shopping. These are some simple gifts that you can give him so that he will feel loved and will constantly stay in touch with you.