Encourage students to phone home by supplying them with a pre-paid or monthly billing cell phone. Use this About.com feature to find service providers in the college's area.
Students living in a first apartment sometimes subsist on spaghetti and pizza. Inspire them with the simple recipes in The Student Cookbook, The Essential Student Cookbook and The (Reluctant , Nervous, Lazy, Broke, Busy, Confused) College Student's Cookbook. Or compile a book of your own recipes that will remind your student of home!
- Newspaper Subscription
Help them get to know their new city with a newspaper subscription, or have their hometown paper mailed so they can keep up on what's happening. Check out News Directory to find newspaper links.
- Digital Camera
One of the hottest gifts of the year, a digital camera will make sure that all those college memories are preserved. Explore the digital camera buying guide at CNET before making your purchase.
- MP3 Player
All that late-night studying at the library can get awfully quiet without some tunes to keep your student awake. Check out CNET's MP3 Player section to find out abuot the iPod, Zune and more.
- Stationery and Stamps
Check out Crane's selection of bulk stationery and cards, and buy stamps from the Postal Service online.