Choosing a gift for your child who just joined college should not be such an uphill task, whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas or any special occasion. All you need to do is to ensure it is relevant and ranks high in the cool factor. Whatever you make a pick, make it thoughtful and something they can’t really buy for themselves. However, this is easier said than done, and if you are not careful, you could face the cold slap of rejection from those teenage college tantrums. So, to help you out, here are some cool gifts that you can use to make the life of your college son/daughter memorable and above all, a gift they will definitely appreciate
Get them a smartphone
It will not matter whether it’s an iPhone or a Samsung galaxy as long as it can keep them web connected. These days, phones have become a little bit of everything to us and even more to your college boy/girl. First, that iPhone S6 will be their condensed computer and greatest companion. However, you might be wondering how in the world you will afford such a high-end phone. Well, here’s a simple solution that won’t let your break the bank. Simply sign up for a phone contract, which allows you to get the phone for free and pay for it later in monthly instalments.
Portable power supply
I bet every college student wants to keep enjoying using their gadget at all times, be it a laptop or a kindle, without worrying about running out of power. Keep the power supply small, one they can easily fit in their pocket or bag as they go on their daily routine.
Book on college experience
Getting your child who is about to join college a book on what they are about to experience will do more than prepare them for it. They will forever appreciate that simple gesture you make to give them a sneak peek into their future world. However, ensure the book is interesting and captivating; reviews can help you with this. Alternatively, if your child would want to evade the hustle of turning papers, get them an eBook. After all, an eBook has no weight, and they can read it anywhere they want.
Your child’s life is going to be full of fun and adventures. This is not to say that they will not be careful out in the field because they will be. However, the last thing they will think about is a first aid cream. That’s why you need to buy them an emergency kit. Ensure the kit is of average size, so that he/she can comfortably carry it. Include painkiller, tweezers, and a copy of their medical card. Have them carry the original with them everywhere they go and keep the photocopy in the kit.