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Awesome Send-Off Gifts for Your College-Bound Student

by on Aug 26, 2015

Back to school is all around us. Along with the school supplies and dorm room decor, it’s a great time to think about including a little something special in your sendoff. Whether it’s your child, your niece, your grandson, or your best friend, we’ve teamed up with Best Buy and Evite to round up a set of “happy trails” gifts that will help them off with style.

Top 10 Gifts for Her

Fuji Camera

1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera from Best Buy, $99.99

Your girl can document all her college adventures with this instant mini film camera, and then use the prints to give that dorm room some personalized flair.


2. Kate Spade Cedar Street Slim Bee, $68

For the nights when she’s not holed up in library studying, this wristlet will house all the evening’s necessities.  

Iced Coffee Maker

3. Hamilton Beach 2-Quart Iced Coffee Maker from Best Buy, $29.99

These beautiful summer days linger, and you can help her start her day off right – or get an afternoon pick me up – with this iced coffee maker. No need to trek off to the dining hall. 


4. ProFlowers Desert Jewel Succulent Garden, $29.99

Help her bring a little bit of nature indoors with this lovely, low-maintenance succulent planter. It’s the perfect dorm-room plant!


5. Ban.dõ Good Ideas Notebook Set – Petite Party Dots + Hopes + Dreams, $14

Going to college is the stuff dreams are made of. Help her document her new adventures with this journal set. 


6. Fitbit Surge Large-Size Fitness Watch with Heart Rate Monitor from Best Buy, $249.99

Help her work on her fitness and stay on track with this Fitbit. All those steps walking from quad to quad? Counted!

Scratch Map Wall Art

7. Uncommon Goods Scratch Map, $28.95

This scratch map is the perfect dorm wall adornment. And, it’ll inspire her to start planning her next study-abroad adventure. 

Manicure Set

8. Sephora All Hands in Deluxe Manicure Kit, $30

She’ll love this perfect manicure kit for quick and easy maintenance.


9. Kate Spade Ultra Thin Enamel Bangle, $32

A pop of pink with a secret message. This bangle is the perfect gift for your best friend; it’ll remind her of you and make her feel fierce.

Travel Pouch

10. Tulisan Large Travel Pouch, $25

This tote is the perfect size for stashing all of her toiletries for trips back home.

Top 10 Gifts for Him


Bluetooth Speaker

1. UE BOOM Portable Bluetooth Speaker from Best Buy, $199.99

This portable and water-resistant Bluetooth speaker will have him singing in the shower and provide the perfect soundtrack for parties and study sessions.

Jack Black Travel Kit

2. Jack Black First Class Five Travel Set, $49

This set will solve all of his grooming needs and help him feel fresh as a freshman.


3. Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones from Best Buy, $179.99

These headphones will accompany him on all his late night study sessions in the library.


4. Würkin Stiffs RFID Blocker Leather Wallet, $75

A stylish, leather wallet with radio-frequency identification blocking technology (to prevent others from stealing his credit card information) combines function with fashion. He’ll be toting that student ID with style…and security.


5. Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle from Best Buy, $399.99

When he needs a study break and a little time to unwind, this PlayStation will be the ticket – and it even comes packaged with this summer’s most popular game.

Ping Pong Set

6. Wild & Wolf Ridley’s Ping Pong Set, $12.50

Help him take a physical break from hitting the books with this ping pong set.

Key Chain

7. KeySmart Key Organizer, $18

His keys have never been more organized. College students need this. 


8. Xtreem Mini Stealth Drone from Best Buy, $49.99

Guys and their gadgets. He’ll love this mini drone to document his ultimate frisbee match or favorite sporting event.


9. Roku 3 Streaming Player from Best Buy, $99.99

He’ll be able to stream all his favorite shows on his TV with a Roku player.

Beer Brewing Kit

10. West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit, $20

College and beer are synonymous. He’ll love brewing his own with this brewing kit…of course, once he’s 21 and moves off campus.

This post is sponsored by Evite and Best Buy.