As the school year begins at the end of summer, remember the students who go to college. They might be leaving home for the first time or forget the essentials that they need for class or for their dorm room. Make a few gift baskets or care packages to give to the people you know who are leaving for college. You can also take a few baskets to a college in your area so that students who need them can get them.
Most dorm rooms have a microwave. Pack a small box with microwavable treats that are made in a mug, such as muffins, cakes, and brownies. These sweet treats can be the perfect start to any morning or an energy boost to get through the last few moments of a study session.
Since the fall season is right around the corner after school starts, send a package that has a scarf, gloves, a hat, a small box of coffee and tea, and a few books so that the student is prepared. Personalize some of the items with initials or a short message.
A basket for the first day of school could include pencils, pens, and a few notes to offer encouragement to get through classes.
Put a smile on the face of a special student by making a box with fun characters and bright colors. Include fun treats like fruit snacks, fish crackers, and small packages of cookies.
Some students might not have a lot of extra money for toiletries, so consider making a basket with things like shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, deodorant, and dryer sheets. You can make a basket using one color or a basket that is a bit more personalized with scents and items that you know the student will like to use while in school.