Graduating is just around the corner and many young high school kids are college bound. The ever popular open house to congratulate your kids for working hard the past 13 years is about to happen and many people are wondering what can they give that would be useful. Remember that their dorm is very small and they usually cannot put much in it but there are items that really do help the student. The following is just a few simple suggestions that a lot of students really do appreciate receiving.
Gift Item #1 Refrigerator
Yes, a small refrigerator is always appreciated by any college student. Those late night studies require cold refreshments or perhaps a snack. The small portable refrigerator can fit on the night stand by the bed, the desk top, or even on the floor. The student can keep things like juices, soda’s, pizzas or other snack items. This is a great gift item and can be found in your local department store for $100 or less.
Gift Item #2 Microwave
A small microwave fits the college student’s dorm very well and is an excellent gift item. Most students enjoy having access to a microwave especially in those late night study sessions. It is great for the very active on the go student. You can heat up those breakfast sandwiches, or other frozen food items. You can make popcorn for yourself or a group of friends. Many students like the microwave because they can make frozen dinners that save them money and provide them with a delicious meal. Today there are microwaves that have a small roasting unit on the side where you can prepare meats of all kinds. This is great for those students who like to do their own meals. You can buy a microwave for $60 and up depending on the features that you are looking to provide.
Gift Item #3 Gift Cards
When you are really not sure what to get as a gift for the graduate who you know is college bound a gift card is an excellent choice. It is great to get a gift card that you can load with money and usable at about any store. In this way the student can use it as they like getting the items that they find needed the most. Many money gift cards can be used at the school book shop which helps with the cost of supplies. The student may like to use the card to buy food items at nearby places like Pizza etc. A money gift card can be used at almost any place making it a very valuable gift to any graduate.
These are just a few gift ideas that most students like when they graduate whether they are going to college or not. Some graduates may plan on getting their own apartment and working after high school or perhaps they are going to stay home and go to the local community college but it really does not matter because these are welcome gifts to almost anyone.