Even if the college student you are buying for owns a cell phone, having a prepaid phone card can still save them tons of money. As well as their parents. These can be purchased practically at every store out there, as well as discount stores, grocery stores, video rental stores and anywhere else you can think of. You may be able to buy them from your local phone company or cell phone provider at a discount as well, saving you even more money.
Grocery Store Gift Card:
If your college student you are buying for is living on campus, then a grocery store gift card could in handy for them. Main problem while in college is getting food, while I was in school, receiving a gift card for grocery shopping would have been a life saver. Many grocery stores are online now and the gift card can be purchased that way and even delivered to the student as well. Or you can go to your local grocery store if the college student has the same one in their area. Also, many are reloadable as well.
Bookstore Gift Card:
Having some books paid for while in college is great. The cost of books id extremely high and every bit helps. Many colleges offer gift cards in their stores or have partnered with the larger book stores. Being able to buy books each semester will help the college student as well as the parent. The number of books a college student buys can be astronomical and having a gift card to help pay for them will definitely make their life easier.
Necessity Gift Pack:
Putting together a necessity gift pack is not hard and can save your college student money and get them a few items they need. Buy a basket or bad or even a pail or bucket from discount stores such as the 99 Cent Store or even Big Lots. Then add items such as soaps, lotions, body spray, cologne, makeup, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, notebooks, pencils, pens, candles or anything else you think they might like.
Video Night Gift Set:
You can put together a video night gift set for a college student without paying a lot of money. Baskets can be purchased at dollar stores and discount stores such as Family Dollar and Dollar Tree. You can also purchase the items to place in there, such as candy, popcorn, soda or coffee or tea, coco packets, peanuts, chips or anything else you think your college student might like. You can add movies as well, especially when you can find discount DVD’s at stores like Target or Walmart in the $5.00 bins. Or any similar store in your area.