These “I hope your school year is smooth” back to college gift ideas are perfect for anyone who is going to college for the first time or returning for another semester!
My little sister is awesome. This summer she’s been my blog assistant, baby-sitter, and fashion stylist in the time that she’s been home from college for the summer. I really wish she lived closer so that she could go to school and still do all of those things in her “free” time. As a way of saying thank you for all of the help she’s given me this year, I thought it would be nice to put together a back to school gift basket (using my how to put together a gift basket tips!) with fun college gift ideas inside.
One of my favorite things about creating gift baskets is coming up with a silly theme, but this one didn’t come to me until we started talking about shaving our legs on our cruise last week. Somehow in the conversation we decided that shaving your legs just happens more often in college than it does once you get married. Definitely a true story in my life. Anyway, while we were talking the theme for the gift basket finally hit – shaving legs, okay not shaving legs, but smooth. Have a “smooth” year with things that are smooth.
I went into Rite Aid and started with the obvious part of the gift basket – Schick® Hydro Silk® Razors and shaving cream. It was a little tough to choose from all of the razor options hanging on the shelf, but in the end the Schick with its just won out. The razors were all locked up on the shelves, so I had to ask a store employee to get it down for me. I went ahead and bought two in coordinating colors because you know, you can never have too many razors while you’re in college right?
Once I had my razors, filling the rest of the gift basket just came easily. I just walked aruond Rite Aid and picked up a bunch of things that I think of when I think of the word smooth. My gift basket eventually was filled with items for the shower, a hair product for making your hair smooth, and of course, irresistibly smooth chocolates.
Here are some other ideas I came up with for the word “smooth” if you need more ideas:
- Peanut butter
- iTunes gift card with a list of songs that have the word smooth in the title (or song)
- Pumice stone (to make your feet smooth)
- Something silky
- Ice cream
- Marble anything
- Porcelain anything
- Roses (petals are smooth)
- Jazz music album
I used a shower caddy as my physical gift basket because what college kid wouldn’t appreciate having somewhere to store all of their things for the shower (hello communal showers). And to finish everything off, I made cute watercolor (water is smooth right??)”I hope your year is smooth” gift tags in colors that go well with the Schick Hydro Silk razors. In case you wanted to use this idea for something besides going back to school, I also made “I hope your day is smooth” gift tags as well that you can download and print out below. They would be perfect for someone who has been having a hard time, is taking a test, or just needs a little boost. Click on the links below the images to download the color and saying that you want.
Download Printable Gift Tags
What would you put in a college student gift basket? This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schick®. The opinions and text are all mine.