If you know someone who is going to be heading to college for the first time, or heading back you may want to give them a special gift. A gift basket works well for the college bound student. The best way to personalize the back to school gift is to make the college basket yourself. Doing this allows you to throw in some specialized items like gift certificates, or gift cards which can be easily tucked inside the basket. This helps to make it extra special. Below are a some ideas on what to put in your basket and how to put it all together.
Laundry bag gift basket
For the basket you can use the laundry basket. A collapsible laundry basket will work well, and then you can stuff all of the other things into the basket. This allows you to allow a lot of items to be placed into the gift pack. You can even have others chip in for the gift basket and you all put your items into the basket. This way the laundry basket is also part of the gift. The laundry basket can be any shape or size, and color.
Add school supplies
College students definitely need school supplies. So you can never include enough pencils, pens, post it notes, and notebooks. You know that you can never have enough of these items, so when they are on sale toss a lot of them into the basket. If you are not sure what items they need for college you can always check online and even order them online. You can also see what books the college student may need and perhaps you will be able to find them for re-sale.
Small household items
There are several household items that you can add into the back to college gift basket. You can never go wrong with household items. For example you can add tissues, lint removers, batteries, all of those small items that the college student may end up forgetting. Try going with unscented all natural items just in case they have allergies. You can even include a plunger and other items that the graduate may forget.
Snacks a must
You also want to make sure that you pack plenty of snacks into the gift basket. For example granola bars are great for energy pick me ups during the day. Candy also makes great snacks, for everyone unless of course they have some severe allergies to chocolate. You can also throw in some bags of pretzels, or other simple snacks that will not expire before the summer is over. Gift certificates for snacks are also a great ideas.