Gift Basket for College Students

Do you have a college student on your list? You are sure to get a smile and lots of hugs with this Gift Basket for College Students

Gift Basket for College Student

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Basket filled with treats and essentials for college student

Ever since my middle son went away to college, I have been putting together a basket of snacks, drinks and treats to have during finals week. My youngest is now a senior in college and there is only 1 more semester of college finals baskets. 

Going on a hunt through the store to find things they love is always fun. Here are the items I have added to give you inspiration – 

Gift Basket for College Students


  • Basket – any size will work, I like using a large laundry basket. It makes carrying really easily plus they can use the basket for laundry or supplies later. 
  • Tissue Paper to fill, if needed
  • Ribbon, optional
  • Tape, to attach ribbon

Essential Ideas

  • Laundry Soap
  • Stain Remover
  • Kleenex
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toiletries 

Food Ideas

  • Homemade Treats – like Peanut Butter Cups, Oreo Balls, Cookies or Chex Mix 
  • Drinks – water, soda, whatever they like
  • Chips
  • Breakfast Granola Bars
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Peanuts
  • Snacks – individually wrapped
  • Snack Cakes – individually wrapped
  • Apples

Treats and snacks for college student

Need more ideas? Here are a few – 

  • Game or Cards
  • Shaving supplies
  • Paper
  • Pens or Pencils
  • Room Freshener 
  • Laundry Bag to bring home dirty laundry

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Gift Basket for College Student

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