Friday, August 20, 2010

For Those Bound for College...

Found some of these back-to-school items for college students. For those of you with a university-bound kiddo or friend, you may want to consider these items (saying this tongue-in-cheek, mind you).

The College Care Gift Bag from Star Provisions - for only $175, you can send your college student off to school with:
  • 1 Star Provisions feed bag
  • 1 Star Provisions baseball cap
  • 1 Bodum Brazil 12oz french coffee press
  • 1 lb bag Dancing Goats coffee
  • 2 heavy hall china plates
  • 2 heavy hall cereal bowls
  • 2 heavy hall mugs
  • 12 disposable wooden place settings flatware
  • 1 box Hot Tamale candy
  • 2 boxed candy cigarettes
  • 1 ear popcorn on the cob
  • 1 bag bourbon caramel corn
  • 1 Orla Kiely composition book
  • 1 table top ping pong set

Hmm, this sounds like a swag bag for Holden Caulfield, not the average college student I know. But, hey, maybe kids are more sophisticated these days. Should we be concerned that it contains stimulants, fake tobacco products and bourbon laced caramal corn? Hmmm.

The Alfie Khaki Bag from Elements is an upscale alternative to your L.L. Bean backpack. It features a back slot for your laptop or iPad, but at $240, I’m going to have to pass.

A more affordable item is the Dorm Survival Kit from Mr. & Mrs. It contains a book light, caffeine gum, eye mask, earplugs, a first aid kit, thermometer, laundry bag, laundry instructions, sewing kit, air freshener, poster adhesive and screwdriver. Laundry instructions - really? Geez, parents, get your kids on board with doing the laundry long before college.

I found these oh-so-practical items among other great finds on Taigon. If you haven’t visited this luxury online retail site, be sure to stop by. While most items are not in my budget, it’s fun to browse anyway.

TGIF, folks. Have a great weekend!


Metropolitan Mum said...

Seeing this, I think I want to go to college again!! MMxx

Jessi said...

Hilarious!! Have a great weekend!

mise said...

The 'Cooking in a Bedsit' book used to be all any student needed in my day, but that was before they discovered that asbestos was not ideal for use while cooking. I like that bag!

High Heeled Life said...

I think the younger they are te more sophisticated they are... or the more they buy into all the marketing and "name branding" ... HHL

Jo said...

Too funny!

I just sent my son off to NC ~ too bad I didn't know about these sooner ;)

Have a great weekend~

Laura Trevey said...

LOVE the survival kit!!

Happy weekend ~~
xo Laura

LindsB said...

I wish I was going to college again, it was some of the best times of my life!

Teresa Hatfield said...

My daughter will love this! She goes back next weekend. Sniff, sniff.

Town and Country Mom said...

Hmmmm. I did send popcorn and granola bars. Oh, and he does have the unlimited plus meal plan (plus what I'm not exactly sure), so he definitely won't starve.

myletterstoemily said...

you find the greatest treasures!

bevy said...

What fun college gifts!

Ann said...

Oh why don't they have them when I was still in College?

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, this post makes me laugh!! I went to Lowe's to buy a car emergency pack for my daughter. For $50.00 you can have 6 cartons of water, light sticks, tisuue (???) and a blanket.
I made up my own for $24.00!!!