Gifts for Back to School

College Survival Kit

If you know a student who is heading off to college, you can help ease the transition by sending him or her this welcome survival kit.

Present Pointers

You could also make a food gift for a college student that contains soups, hot chocolate, microwavable popcorn and macaroni and cheese, granola bars, homemade cookies, and wrapped candies in a plastic candy dish. A large soup or coffee mug would also be a welcome addition.

Time frame: One to two hours

Level: Easy

What you need:

  • Shower tote
  • Tissue paper
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Razors
  • Moisturizer
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Brown craft paper or cardboard box

Arrange the toiletries in the shower tote. Place the filled tote in a cardboard box to ship.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Great Gifts © 2001 by Marilee LeBon. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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