When your child is away at college or starting to live out on their own, it can be difficult to choose a gift that is not only practical but meaningful. Here are five gifts that will win them over this holiday season.
1. Noise-Canceling Headphones
When it comes to being a college student, everything from roommates to student centers to even libraries can be noisy. A great pair of noise-canceling headphones will save them on days when studying is a priority or if a roommate’s snoring keeps them up at night. It even makes a must-have for extra comfortable traveling.
2. Streaming Movie/TV Subscription
Nothing beats the luxury of having your favorite movie or television program on demand anytime. A subscription or gift card for streaming services can keep your student entertained all year round.
3. Fitness Tracker
Staying in shape while enrolled in classes is tough. But with a high-tech, reasonably priced fitness tracker like FitBit or Garmin, your college student can set their workout goals all while having fun competing with themselves and their friends.
4. Upgrades Basket
After a full semester, your student’s college gear probably needs a refresh. That’s where an “upgrade basket” comes in! Fill a large basket or bin with items such as comforters, towels, mugs, toiletries, and toothpaste. You’ll love treating them, and your student will dig not needing to re-purchase these everyday items.
5. Travel Gift Certificates or Passes
Sometimes the greatest gift is home itself. Consider giving the gift of safe, enjoyable travel with a Red Arrow Student Express Pass. They never expire and guarantee a seat for every trip, as well as free WiFi, chargers for phones, onboard movies, local and satellite radio, snacks, and drinks. Each student’s express pass is good for five one-way trips for the price of four. Routes run from major cities like Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, and Lethbridge. Check out the printable schedule and plan for that big hug when you see them again.