Good gifts for a college freshman in the big city?
May 30, 2012 9:45 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to find a cool high school graduation/birthday gift to give to a young woman who will be moving to NYC for college in the fall
posted by stagewhisper to shopping (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So my baby sister will be moving to NYC in the fall to attend the school of social work at NYU, and she's got a high school graduation on Friday that I'm traveling out for. I'm coming up empty on finding a hip but useful gift for her. My budget is not huge.
I'm in the NYC area and have been trying to brainstorm ideas for things that she'd find useful or enjoyable for her freshman year in college. Ideally I'd like to find her some kind of subscription/monthly care package/gift certificates, but suggestions for one-time gifts that keep giving are useful as well.
She's not particularly "girly", so even though I'm looking for something like the items covered in previous askme gift subscriptions, I'm searching for care packages that are not so "beauty" centric, and maybe local to NYC rather than shipped in from elsewhere (although I won't rule those out).
Since she'll be on a meal plan and her department is known for the amount of free food it provides, I'm not sure how exciting or useful food care packages would be either. All ideas (especially from those of you who were recently freshmen in NYC) are welcome.