Gifts for your far away College Student
Long distance relationships are notoriously tough, whether they are the stereotypical long-distance romance or the long-distance family relationship that happens when a child is in college (or boarding school!) and the parents are far away. Here’s a short list of fun gifts and treats that might make a few of those long-distance days a little less far apart. Most of these suggestions are from small- and home-based businesses!
This one tends to be a bit on the romantic side, but what about matching compass rose bracelets. (Yes, I totally love the compass rose, check out my logo!). Etsy has a cute pair on a customizable card at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/619405058/friendship-bracelet-best-friend-gift-for?ga
Every college student loves a care package, and so does their parent. Grab a student-friendly gift package of treats from Minimus at https://www.minimus.biz/dorm-snack-pack-k01-0489902-9000.aspx or a laundry kit at: https://www.minimus.biz/dorm-laundry-kit-k01-0489903-9000.aspx , and get a parent care package full of Autumn treats at: https://www.minimus.biz/autumn-komfy-kit-k01-1159911-1200.aspx . Search their site for gluten-free, first-aid, travel-sized, breakfast-focused and of-the-month options.
An almost ridiculous blanket sweatshirt. If there’s one thing college students like to be, it’s comfy when they study. “The Comfy” is perfect for late nights in cold libraries or auditoriums. I am not sure if anyone could pull it off as legitimate clothing, but if anyone can, it’s a college student. One size fits most at: https://thecomfy.com/products/the-comfy
A friendly and low-maintenance plant, like a succulent. These come boxed with a fun card and candle (make sure your student can have candles in their room before you send this one). Choose your perfect message at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JTrockandlotus?ref=l2-shopheader-name&search_query=succulent
Last, if your college student is missing their animal companion most of all, get them a custom pet pillow! Send in a high quality picture of your pet and have it printed on fabric and sewn into a great pillow to keep on their dorm bed. Plus it’s kind of weird. What could be better?! https://www.etsy.com/listing/198722119/custom-pet-pillow-college-student-gift?ga
Let us know if you have any other fun or unusual gifts to remind a college student far away that you love them! Maybe we’ll make a new post next semester.