The Ultimate College Care Package

Got a kid going away to college? Whether they act like it or not, they are going to miss you and miss home! Getting a package is probably one of a college kids favorite things! They probably equally love getting things from home, knowing that they are missed, and the fact that they are getting free stuff :p carepackage

If you are going to send a student off, make sure to send them the ultimate care package ASAP! Either send it the day they leave, so they get it a few days after moving in, or send it a few days in advance, so they can get it the day they move in.

The Ultimate Care Package List
  1. A framed photo of the family – They will actually love this, I swear
  2. Coffee or coffee shop gift card – Their life depends on this
  3. A coffee cup – they need something to drink it with! Togo cups = just as important as their cell phones
  4. Their favorite candy – not too much… freshman 15
  5. A healthyish snack they like – along with unhealthy snacks they love
  6. A Walmart or Target gift card – whatever is in their college town
  7. A gas gift card – if they have a car
  8. Cold medicine – they are going to get sick living in the dorms.. no doubt about it.
  9. Some sort of small game – such as cards or a nerf gun
  10. Finally, A personalized note

You aren’t taking complete care of them anymore, you notice and so do they. Trust me. Sending your college kid a care package every once and a while will be something they absolutely love.

Note: Don’t tell them you are sending it! Surprises are even better!


The Ultimate Wedding Gift

I had the most amazing gift idea the other day.. I don’t know why people haven’t thought of this sooner, but I am pretty proud of thinking of this. If you have already thought of it.. I’m sorry. I was buying my friend a wedding gift and after I bought the gift, I had to buy wrapping paper, ribbon, and a card. I was annoyed that I didn’t have any wrapping paper at home that would work for a wedding gift, and then all of a sudden it hit me.

A great wedding gift isn’t always something on the registry, or those wine glasses you think everyone would like. A great wedding gift is something that they won’t know they need until the time comes that they need it for. In my case, this would be a whole bunch of gift giving necessities. A lot of times people don’t buy the wrapping paper, gift bag, bows, ribbon, cards etc. until they need them! A lot of times buying theses things are quite annoying. The next time I get a gift for someone’s wedding or something like that, I am going to buy them a container filled with different wrapping paper, bow, ribbon, and all that good stuff! I just googled wrapping paper storage and this walmart kit came up.Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 4.57.51 PM

Even when I see a wrapping paper deal, I never want to buy it because I don’t need it at the time, so it doesn’t seem like a smart purchase. Buying off season wrapping paper is the best time to get it thought. They are always cheaper if you get seasonal wrapping paper not during that season! I would probably get a larger one to hold more things. All of these gift giving necessities can really add up at the register, AKA a very sufficient wedding gift! :)

iPhone 6 Coming Soon

iphone_6_fake_line_up_heroWhat would make a better back to school gift than the latest iPhone? I am very excited for the iPhone 6, my phone need to be replaced badly and I am watching the rumors of various sites. Here are some of the tidbits I have come across.

iPhone 6 rumours at a glance

  • iPhone 6 Release date: September 2014
  • iPhone 6 Screen sizes: 4.7- to 5.5-inches (or both)
  • iPhone 6 Price: Same as existing: 16GB £549, 32GB £629, 64GB £709
  • iPhone 6 possible new features:
    • Up to 128GB internal storage or expandable storage
    • Better camera
    • New iOS 8 operating system
    • Heart rate EarPods
    • NFC chip
    • A8 processor
    • Wireless charging
    • Will work with Apple’s rumoured iWatch
    • Sapphire glass and LiquidMetal design

I am excited to see what the new phone will look like and when exactly I can get my hands on one.  It is always so fun to have a new toy to figure out!

Loving This Water Bottle for Gift Giving

I carry a water bottle with me everywhere, I look for my keys, purse, phone, and water bottle before I leave the house. If I forget it I am immediately thirsty. Drinking water is very important to good health so I like to give my loved ones nice water bottles as gifts. I found this one recently which is great for the person on the go.

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This Contigo Autoseal Kangaroo Water Bottle is available from Amazon for $12.19. It has really nice features for someone on the go. The opening seals tightly and can be operated with one hand. It is 100% leak proof and spill proof, isn’t that great? The built in compartment lets you put maybe some cash and your car key in it when hiking, how convenient right?

More features:

  • Patented AUTOSEAL technology – Press the AUTOSEAL button to sip; release to automatically seal.
  • No cap to remove, no spout to open – convenient one-handed water bottle operation from sip to seal, perfect for all activities.
  • Patented AUTOSEAL lid is 100% leak-proof and 100% spill-proof.
  • Water bottle features a built-in compartment – just flip open door to store ID, gym card, money, key, and more!
  • Flip up handle with carabiner to clip to gym bags and backpacks.

Great Summer Birthday Gift Ideas

Summer birthdays are fun for kids and adults a like. For summer birthday parties you can take a group to the beach, pool, water park, camping or any park as long as it is not storming. It seems like you have more choices which is wonderful, less limitations are always more fun.

I also love to pick out summer birthday gifts. For adults you can give fun t-shirts, beautiful plants, (because you don’t have to worry about them dying in cold weather), outdoor games they can actually use or equipment like kayaks and fishing poles they don’t have to wait months to enjoy. Children’s gifts that are fun to give in the summer are bikes, roller blades, scooters, and countless toys they can play with outside. Noisy toys are good to give in the summer because they children are not trapped inside with them and being told they can’t use it. That is always a bummer.