If your son, daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sibling, friend or colleague is off to university this year and you are unsure what to buy them- here are a few ideas that all students are bound to love!

A book voucher

A book voucher

Food: All students need to stock up their cupboards once they leave home for the first time and must fend for themselves. A great gift is a selection of the store cupboard basics like pasta, rice, tinned goods and jars- things that can be cooked up in a jiffy. If you want to make these items gift-worthy, a hamper is the ideal way to make them look pretty.

Shopping vouchers: If you don’t want to add to the huge amount of things they need to pack in the car and take with them- a voucher is just as good. You could gift them a voucher for their favourite supermarket or home store so they can buy the all-important essentials for their space like food, duvets, cookware and towels.

Money: Money is always welcome when you’re a student as they must live a frugal existence. Why not give them some cash so they can spend it as they please, whether this be on essentials… or non-essentials.

Stationery: Every student is going to need at least a basic amount of stationery for their studies- pens, pencils, files, notebooks, dividers and plastic pockets all help to keep a person organised and ready for the year ahead. If they are prepared and have bought these supplies already- you could always get them some made from chocolate instead!

Chocolate Stationery Box (£14) www.choconchoc.co.uk
Chocolate Stationery Box (£14) www.choconchoc.co.uk

A streaming service voucher: If they don’t want to lug their entire DVD collection with them- a streaming service voucher is the next best space saving option and perfect for relaxing after a heavy study session… or a heavy night out. Think Netflix, Now TV or Amazon Prime.

Booze: If the student you are buying for drinks- any easy option is to get them a bottle of their favourite tipple- they are going to need it for all those house parties and for drinking while they are getting ready for a night out.

A cinema voucher: For the movie loving student- you could gift them a cinema voucher for those lazy nights out when only popcorn, fizzy drink and a dark room will suffice.

A book voucher: If the student in your life is an avid reader- a book token would be a blessing if you know they prefer to read rather than go out on the town. It can also help pay towards the books they might need to study with too. 

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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