Looking for that perfect set of stocking stuffers for the campus dweller? Try some of these ideas.
Things You'll Need
- Hair Clips
- Address Books
- Day Planner Calendars
- Christmas Stockings
- Photo Frames
- Pez Dispensers
- Makeup Brushes
- Perfume Samplers
- Magazine Subscriptions
- Movie Tickets
- Music Gift Certificates
- Postage Stamps
- Post-it Notes
- Address Labels
- Fountain Pens
- PlayStation Games
- Prepaid Telephone Calling Cards
Think of what a student can use: pens, a day planner or Palm device, a stapler, a calculator, a package of cool Post-it notes.
Choose things that you know he or she will use, such as a prepaid phone card, stamps, an address book, address labels and bookmarks.
Look for things that are fun like a Slinky, Pez dispenser, yo-yo, and gift certificates for CDs.
Consider items that will be handy, but aren't necessarily school-related: a pocketknife, a journal, a coffee mug warmer, a new wallet.
Go with a theme. Try several small picture frames, a camera and film. Or choose hair accessories, makeup brushes and perfume.
Try movie passes, video-rental coupons or gift certificates to online and offline merchants.
Find a magazine that is in the student's field of study and order a subscription.
Remember that video games are still an option - if you can afford it, get the student a new Sony Playstation 2 and he or she will have the most popular room in the dorm.
Stick a note in his or her stocking offering a night out on you.
Keep in mind that cash is always handy.