|

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.



<< Previous: Pen/pencil case

More on: Back to School

|

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.

To order this book visit Amazon's web site or call 1-800-253-6476.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

3 Fun Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Looking for some great Thanksgiving games to play with your kids? Print our free Pin the Feathers on the Turkey game, Pin the Hat on the Pilgrim game, and Thanksgiving Parade Bingo game for loads of laughs this Turkey Day!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Surprising Sources of Caffeine in Kids' Foods
Even low doses of caffeine can have an effect on your child's health. Since the FDA doesn't require caffeine content on food labels, learn about hidden sources of caffeine in kids' diets.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!