What to Put in a College Gift Basket

If off to college for a freshman or going back for a new school year, or just for a semester, students always love being thought of. A college gift Basket full of helpful things that students may forget to bring along is a winner. Here are some ideas of helpful things to put in the gift basket. If you can think of anything else, remember your college days, just include it!

  • Batteries
  • Binder Clips
  • Bubble Gum and/or Mints
  • Chip Clips-large and small bag clip in an assortment of colors
  • Chlorox Wipes
  • Duct Tape-Duck Brand, clear tape, masking tape. FYI- Duck brand comes in over 40 school colors and logos, not to mention Glow-In-The-Dark
  • Clipboard
  • Deck of Cards
  • Dish Towels
  • Drink Coasters-silicone drink coasters
  • Dry Erase Board and dry erase markers for the board
  • Dusting Cloths-Microfiber Cleaning Cloths are easily reusable by just rinsing out them out
  • Ear Plugs
  • Flip Flops
  • Glow Sticks-Because glow in the dark is just really fun
  • Lingerie Bag for Laundry
    Lint Roller
  • Lip Balm
  • First Aid Kit-an all-purpose first aid kit will do the trick for those every day scraps and run ins. Make sure it is a complete one so the person doesn’t have to make a trip while trying to take care of their little boo-boo
  • Paper Clips
  • Poncho
  • Removable Wall Hangers-Command Large Utility Hook are economical and the best. At the end of the year, the hooks can be peeled right off the wall
  • Roll of Quarters-Although plenty of campuses have gone completely to card swipe systems, you will still find vending machines on some. Also, they can be used for campuses that still take quarters.
  • Safety Pins
  • School Colors or Logo Coffee Mug
  • Small Flashlight
  • Stamps
  • Stapler
  • Sticky Notes