Make a DIY College Survival Kit With Dollar Tree Items
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Make your own college survival kit to send them back to school with all the essentials!
Know a high school graduate heading off to college soon?
Consider making a fun DIY College Survival Kit gift basket and then attaching our free printable card! I went to Dollar Tree for filler items, but you can create a simple gift basket with items you think your recipient will both need and love. I remember how bummed I was in college to have to spend and budget for essentials like soap, detergent, toothpaste, and batteries for the first time. My freshmen college roommate received a gift basket like this, and I remember being kind of jealous at the time! 😂
This is such an exciting time in a young person’s life, and receiving a thoughtful gift like this is special and also easy to accomplish at any price point.
Make a super affordable gift basket from Dollar Tree!
Dollar tree has inexpensive snacks and practical items to fill a gift basket for college students, including large baskets to use as containers! I scored everything pictured below at Dollar Tree for about $13!
Here are some fun college survival kit ideas to consider:
- flip flops for shower shoes
- earplugs and sleeping masks
- laundry detergent/dryer sheets
- laundry basket/laundry bags
- snack food items like Ramen noodles & microwave popcorn
- shower gel and loofah
- coffee mugs/cups and instant coffee
- hand soap/hand sanitizer
- personal care items like deodorant, toothpaste, etc.
- tools, flashlight, batteries
- First Aid kit with bandages and pain reliever
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This is such a thoughtful and practical gift idea!
Other than gift cards or cash, I honestly struggle with what to give as graduation gifts. A gift basket doesn’t cost much, but it can mean so much to someone that you thought of them!