Every gift list has a number of expensive and impersonal items: cash and a trip to the apple store. Yes, these are the things that students want, but are they things they really need? If you want to put a little more personal thought and time into your gifts here are some gift ideas for the practical soul. Things that will definitely be useful.
Whether it’s an interview with a prospective employer or just another day at the student’s internship they need something appropriate to wear. A blazer, a few woven shirts, a suit, or a pair of nice comfortable shoes will definitely come in useful.
2- Framed Photographs
Some of the most treasured gifts are those that come from the heart. Help your student decorate their dorm with a priceless moment from the past. Just grab a frame at your local arts and crafts store; It’s something they’ll keep in their homes for the rest of their lives.
Many students don’t have time to read for pleasure, between classes and work. But that doesn’t mean they don’t want to. Pick up a book in their favorite genre; one that hopefully doesn’t have anything to do with education.
4- Gym Membership
If your student loves to work out, but doesn’t have a free facility in their university, a gym membership is a great idea. It’s something they’ll really get a lot of use out of, and it will save them a lot of money. Just don’t give this gift as a message, make sure they really do love to workout.
Yes, the cell phone and ipod have rendered this item relatively useless, but it still looks professional. Plus, if your student works as a waitress or in retail it might still come in handy since these positions often don’t allow employees to keep their phones on their person.
Sheets, comforters, and decorative pillows aren’t exactly an exciting gift, but they will certainly come in handy. Every student needs a spare set, and bright, warm colors can really spruce up a dorm room and make it feel more like home.
7- Professional Portfolio
Notebooks and pens are not a great present to express your affection for someone, but every young professional needs a professional portfolio for their job search. Help make your student feel more confident and ready for his or her career by picking one up at your local office supply store.
No matter what style or design every student needs something to lug their books and computer to and from class. A new bag will be useful either now or in the future.