This is usually the time of year that a few parents will call on me to create a basket for their college students. The contents would normally contain items that can aid the student during study time and serve as a reminder that they are loved and can ROCK their exams.
Sadly, during this COVID-19 pandemic, many college students and high school seniors are missing out on a time that would add great memories but instead are quarantined away from friends and activities that brought them joy.
I know that the essentials now are toilet paper (smh), hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and face masks but there are still some items that can be assembled to bring someone joy during these difficult and uncertain times.
Here are a few suggestions for some of the students and people that you want to send love.
- Snacks (healthy with a dash of guilty pleasure)
- Water, coffee or tea
- Reusable mug, cup or tumbler
- Gift card
- Lip balm
- Journal or note cards
- Writing tools
- Cozy socks or tshirt
- Good book
- Items to create a vision board
- Scented candle or diffuser with essential oils
- Bath & shower goodies
This type of treat would be good all year around but will definitely add a smile and sweet thoughts during tough times. Stay safe, stay home and send as much love as you can. We all are in need of a little extra right now.