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The Curated Care Package: Gifts for College Students

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As any doting parent (or grandparent, or sibling, or friend …) will tell you, gifts for college students don’t have to end once those dorm rooms are done up and classes have started. Every college kid appreciates knowing someone is thinking of them, and care packages are a great way to do just that. But, what do you get the student who is short on space and weighed down by study schedules? We’re glad you asked! Magpies Gifts has pulled together some of our best ideas regarding gifts for college students.


Feed More than Their Love of Learning
College kids tend to be strapped for cash, so food gifts are always appreciated. Load up your care packages with their favorite homemade and store-bought treats, and be sure to include some they can share! (Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn, available from all three Magpies shops, is a tasty treat they’re sure to love.) Candy dishes and the like are always great additions, too. After all, they need a way to keep those eats close by. Mud Pie offers some great options!


Gear ‘em Up for Game Day
Few things compare to football season on campus, and any college kid would be thrilled to receive something to amp up the experience. From Kendra Scott jewelry in collegiate colors, to fun T-shirts that show her allegiance and clear bags to help ensure she has everything she needs at the stadium, there are tons of options to help your favorite student get the most out of game day! Corkcicle beer and wine coolers and collegiate Smathers and Branson cozies are great ways to keep drinks cold at tailgates, too!


Make Home Away from Home a Bit … Homier
The college experience is a wonderful thing, but it can get a bit lonely. Sweet reminders of a student’s home can go a long way. Send along a favorite stuffed animal or photos they can use to decorate. A nice candle, pretty picture frame or fun seasonal décor can really add a lot to a space. (And make a college kid feel loved!) Of course, you can’t go wrong with a snuggly-soft Barefoot Dreams blanket, perfect for cozying up for study sessions and movie nights, too!


Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Your favorite Houston gift shop has tons of great ideas when it comes to gifts for college students. Stop by and take a look in store, or shop online. We’re glad to help!

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