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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

10 Great Gifts for Freshers...

Lucky enough to know a teen heading off to university in the next couple of weeks? Pondering over what to get them as a going away present? Look no further, here are ten great suggestions...

1. Fancy dress costumes - any excuse for dressing up and Freshers are there with bells on. My daughter was lucky enough to receive a set of these as a going away present last year and they went down a storm.

Emergency Outfits - Spinning Hat

2. Travel mug - the perfect gift for the student who loves a lie-in. When Olivia announced that she'd never managed to get up in time to have a hot drink before any lecture, this is what she found in her stocking last Christmas...

Travel Mug - Thermos

3. A waterproof bag -  perfect for carrying books, folders and everything else besides. It's amazing how many students turn up without one and as they walk almost everywhere, everything gets wet!

Tote bag - Converse
Messenger bag - Superdry


4. Throw - perfect for when they're feeling homesick and need a bit of TLC.

Starlight Sherpa Throw


    5. Bag of treats - they're a long way from home and chances are they won't be splashing a lot of cash on anything luxurious in the food department. Think chocolate, cookies and popcorn...

    Gift Bag - Whisk Hampers


    6. Converse - universally popular, casual and comfy. Perfect for all that walking!

    Converse All Star Low Maroon Canvas




    7. Gift vouchers for their favourite store...

    TK Maxx gift voucher
    or, coffee shop...

    Caffe Nero gift voucher


    8. A photo album filled with memories from home...

    Geometric Triangle Photo Album - Paperchase


    9. Lights to cheer up drab dorm rooms...


    Tetris Light - Paladone
    Yellow Sunflower Fairy Lights - Sleepyheads


    10. And last, but by no means least, the perfect gift for the fresher who can't get out of bed in the morning (or afternoon)...


    Lexon Cube Sensor Alarm Clock

    Until next time...

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    5 comments :

    1. Fab list Izzie. I wish my parents had brought me half the things on your list... oh hang on a minute, they paid my rent, food and fees. :) Just kidding - but I would have loved a bright lamp because my room was really drab and dark.

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    2. Love the list! Very nice items in there for non-freshers too :). #PoCoLo

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    3. Great list, I wouldn't mind a few of the items for myself! #pocolo

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    4. Good list. I'd like the travel mug myself.

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    5. Awesome idea on the fancy dress front! I've got a way to go yet thank goodness but I'll be looking to you when we do x

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