When the time comes to send kids to college, trying to figure out what they need to make their living space cozy can be challenging. However, here are options that are practical and easy to use, especially for someone who will be living away from home for the first time.
1. NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop
Most colleges don’t allow hotplates or other stoves to be used in dorm rooms for safety reasons. However, the NuWave cooktop device will enable your student to prepare basic meals without having to worry about hot surfaces or fire regulations. When using the NuWave, your student will be able to adjust the temperature settings easily, enabling numerous meals to be prepared. The NuWave device can even be pre-programmed to ensure that it is not left on accidentally and it comes with a 9” hard-anodized fry pan, making dorm-room meal preparation a snap.
2. A Good Cookbook
If your student has never lived away from home before, he or she will soon learn how the cost of take-out can add up. In addition to giving them a device like the NuWave Cooktop, it is a good idea to give a recipe book as well. An ideal cookbook option would be something like the as seen on TV ‘Great Kitchen Secrets.’ Not only will this book provide your student with a plethora of recipes; it also provides a host of organizational tips and easy cleaning hints.
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3. Gift Cards
Students often don’t realize how expensive everyday living items such as stationery, books, food, clothing and cleaning essentials can be. As a result, many run out of money quickly – especially when part-time jobs are scarce in the immediate area. Giving them gift cards to local fast food joints, book stores, local Dollar Tree stores, dry cleaners (if applicable) and general gift cards for places such as Walmart or Target will allow them to obtain the items they need without worrying about how they will pay for them.
4. A Mini Fridge
A dorm-room fridge will probably be one of your student’s most used items, especially during summer or once your student has learned to prepare meals on their NuWave Cooktop. The fridge will enable leftovers to be stored safely and it will also mean that staple food items can be purchased and stored for preparing cheap meals. The fridge can also come in handy for students who may need to store temperature-sensitive medications.
5. Care Packages
Students who are far from home for the first time can often feel a little lonely. Sending them care packages will not only help ease the loneliness; they will also provide an opportunity for Mom or Dad to send them a few of their favorite snack items, a book or two, essentials such as laundry soap and dish towels and virtually anything else that will come in handy in a dorm room.
In most cases, parents can rest assured that gift items like these will be well-received by students and they will often end up being shared by many others in the dorm as well.