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Gift Guides2018-08-28T12:39:58+00:00

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‘Tis the Holiday Season

They Will Love the Holidays… The Holidays are right around the corner. And while it may not be that hard to figure out what students want, we sent our interns out to pull together an unscientific list of gifts students actually want. From gift cards and money to practical and fun, here is their 2018 gift list. To help you get a jump on these items, we’ve added links to websites and products. Electronics When it comes to technology, no surprises here. From Earpods to wireless Headphones, from Smart speakers to Smartwatches, from Smartphones to Laptops to streaming devices, every college student needs some kind of electronics. It’s all about making their lives easier while they are at school studying, exercising to unstress or taking a study break to catch up on their favorite shows (they can’t study 24/7) Check out all our Electronic picks here Cozy Students love to feel cozy […]

‘Tis the Holiday Season

They Will Love the Holidays… The Holidays are right around the corner. And while it may not be that hard to figure out what students want, we sent our interns out to pull together an unscientific list of gifts students actually want. From gift cards and money to practical and fun, here is their 2018 gift list. To help you get a jump on these items, we’ve added links to websites and products. Electronics When it comes to technology, no surprises here. From Earpods to wireless Headphones, from Smart speakers to Smartwatches, from Smartphones to Laptops to streaming devices, every college student needs some kind of electronics. It’s all about making their lives easier while they are at school studying, exercising to unstress or taking a study break to catch up on their favorite shows (they can’t study 24/7) Check out all our Electronic picks here Cozy Students love to feel cozy […]

‘Tis the Holiday Season – Practical Fun

They Will Love the Holidays Even with Practical and Fun Gifts! The Holidays are right around the corner. And while it may not be that hard to figure out what students want, we sent our interns out to pull together an unscientific list of gifts students actually want. From gift cards and money to practical and fun, here is their 2018 gift list. To help you get a jump on these items, we’ve added links to websites and products. I did not cook much as a college student, but today’s students are not only more cooking savvy but they know which cooking appliances will save them time (so they can study, remember?). From blenders (smoothies make for a great meal on-the-go, to air fryers (because who needs all that extra oil/fat) to Keurigs. Or how about a monthly subscription of streaming television, hair, makeup and skincare samples and clothing delivered to their […]

‘Tis the Holiday Season – Stocking Stuffers

Fill Those Stockings to the Brim… The Holidays are right around the corner. And while it may not be that hard to figure out what students want, we sent our interns out to pull together an unscientific list of gifts students actually want. From gift cards and money to practical and fun, here is their 2018 gift list. To help you get a jump on these items, we’ve added links to websites and products. From eco-friendly water bottles to keep their drinks at the right temperature (for their hours n the library) to cookbooks (when they need to eat without complicated recipes), from portable chargers (so they will always have a fully charged phone when they are out) to planners for the new year (a tool they’ll likely appreciate in college), wallets (so they won’t lose their ID, money, driver’s license – which we know happens frequently) and backpacks (they have to […]

‘Tis the Holiday Season – Watches

Be On Time for the Holidays… The Holidays are right around the corner. And while it may not be that hard to figure out what students want, we sent our interns out to pull together an unscientific list of gifts students actually want. From gift cards and money to practical and fun, here is their 2018 gift list. To help you get a jump on these items, we’ve added links to websites and products. Time for them to make sure they aren’t running late to class, or they are clocking in a good amount of exercise all while not missing a text, important email, reminder. From smart watches to activity trackers to impressing that interviewer (while of course at a job fair looking for an internship or job), they are all about these watches. Click on the product or your favorite store logo of what you like, and we’ll lead you right […]

‘Tis the Holiday Season – Sporty

Be Sporty for the Holidays… The Holidays are right around the corner. And while it may not be that hard to figure out what students want, we sent our interns out to pull together an unscientific list of gifts students actually want. From gift cards and money to practical and fun, here is their 2018 gift list. To help you get a jump on these items, we’ve added links to websites and products. From workout sneakers and even pre-workout sneakers (smh that is something requested) to workout clothes for the gym or yoga, students today are finding a way to balance classes and going out to working out. IMO it’s great that they understand the health benefits of exercise. Click on the product or your favorite store logo of what you like, and we’ll lead you right to the purchase!     Fila Sneaker Throwback vibe sneaker from FILA featuring an aggressively […]

‘Tis the Holiday Season – Cozy Stuff

They Will Love Cozy Stuff for the Holidays… The Holidays are right around the corner. And while it may not be that hard to figure out what students want, we sent our interns out to pull together an unscientific list of gifts students actually want. From gift cards and money to practical and fun, here is their 2018 gift list. To help you get a jump on these items, we’ve added links to websites and products. Students love to feel cozy (we’d like to believe because it reminds them of home) whether they are hitting up the library or just hanging out. That means comfy novelty socks, slippers, and even string lights and candles. Click on the product or the title of what you like, and we’ll lead you right to the purchase!   Ugg® Socks In 1978, an Australian surfer brought his beloved sheepskin boots to Southern California and founded UGG. […]

‘Tis the Holiday Season – Electronics

They Will Love Electronics for the Holidays… The Holidays are right around the corner. And while it may not be that hard to figure out what students want, we sent our interns out to pull together an unscientific list of gifts students actually want. From gift cards and money to practical and fun, here is their 2018 gift list. To help you get a jump on these items, we’ve added links to websites and products. When it comes to technology, no surprises here. From Earpods to wireless Headphones, from Smart speakers to Smartwatches, from Smartphones to Laptops to streaming devices, every college student needs some kind of headphones. It’s all about making their lives easier while they are at school studying, exercising to un-stress or taking a study break to catch up on their favorite shows (they can’t study 24/7) Click the button of your favorite store below the product you like, and […]

Finals Are A Bear – Send A Care Package!

Send Help Now! Final exams can be some of the biggest stressors for your student. I typically do not get to speak to my daughter during exam weeks. My calls usually get a “sorry I cannot talk right now” text response followed by an “I’m at the library mom” text. I also know that she is not going to eat healthily and probably going to consume any form of caffeine she can get whether it is coffee or energy drinks and late-night snacks most likely consisting of pizza and junk. Everything from eating habits to sleep habits, from study skills to exercise changes during exam time. I hate to say it but I had my share of all-nighters when I went to UF and, no matter how good a student you may have, when there is a grade on the line, students will do whatever it takes to make sure they are […]

Midterm Blues Care Package

Surprise Them With a Box of Love! Midterm and final exams can be some of the biggest stressors for your student. I typically do not get to speak to my daughter during exam weeks. My calls usually get a “sorry I cannot talk right now” text response followed by an “I’m at the library mom” text. I also know that she is not going to eat healthily and probably going to consume any form of caffeine she can get whether it is coffee or energy drinks and late-night snacks most likely consisting of pizza and junk. Everything from eating habits to sleep habits, from study skills to exercise changes during exam time. I hate to say it but I had my share of all-nighters when I went to UF and, no matter how good a student you may have, when there is a grade on the line, students will do whatever it […]

Send a Little Halloween Love…

Have Some Halloween Fun! When my daughter left for college, I sent her a Halloween care package.  It was nothing fancy; just some dollar store decorations, candy for her to share with her suitemates and some fun things that could be used for a makeshift costume. Remember that UPS shipping within the state of Florida is typically overnight at no additional cost; a perk I have often enjoyed. If you are creative,  Pinterest has some great themed care package suggestions.  Some sayings you can put inside include: I Miss you Boo (with a ghost next to it) No tricks just treats! Hey Pumpkin, you deserve this Going batty without you Well… you get the point. We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to send and went right to the source… our interns. They may be adults but they are still not too old for a good, old-fashioned Halloween gift. Here are the most […]

What to Wear for Sorority Rush

Four Rounds and you’re IN!! I remember my daughters going through rush. The first one was convinced that her outfit selections were the reason she got dropped from many of the houses. That is very hard to hear from your daughter especially when you have spent much of their lives trying to teach them that beauty comes from within. That is not to say that there were not moments in which I tried to teach them that they needed to dress appropriately; appropriately for job interviews, appropriately for family get-togethers. You get the point. I did not want them so focused on brands or trying to dress in a way that was not representative of who they were. But, recruitment is one of those times when you are judged on appearances. I am not suggesting that those going through recruitment should dress in a way that does not make them feel comfortable. […]

Is Their Stuff Safe?

One more thing to worry about, is the stuff safe? Right up there with the call from my college daughter that she lost her phone, keys, student ID, (fill in the blank)

What to Get Dad on a Limited Budget

Cash-Strapped Students Here is Your Answer My sister and I are daddy’s girls but not in the way you would think. We grew up playing sports and having him as our coach. He would bake cookies with us, rough house with us and talk to us in the same way he would talk to my brother. That was until we were teenagers wearing makeup, dressing in what he would consider too short dresses and skirts and showed an interest in boys. Then he became a protective dad. No matter the relationship, the one thing my brothers and I had in common is that we have a very limited budget when it comes to picking out a Father’s Day gift. Many college students are in the same position. So we pooled our money together to come up with one great gift. We’ve always managed to be as creative as possible when it comes […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cash Strapped Students!

You Want to Do Something Nice If you’re like me, you talk to your mom about five times a day— no? Just me? Well, you probably at least talk to her once a day. If not, then I guess you’re like my brother who talks to my mom more like once a week. We both adore my mom and think the world of her but have different ways of showing it. One thing my brother and I both have in common are that we’re both college students with a rather limited budget. This usually doesn’t mean much because beer— er, I mean tuna, is cheap. But I’m not about to give the woman who gave me life the “tuna” of gifts as a present for Mother’s Day. If I did, I’d never hear the end of it. Many of us college students find ourselves in the same position many times throughout the […]

High School Graduation Gift Ideas

Get Them Something Practial Yet Fun When my older daughter graduated from high school, not only did she go to a lot of graduation parties, but she had a joint one with her best friend. She received gift cards, money and a lot of logoed apparel and decorations from the college she was going to (UF). By the time my younger daughter graduated, the gifts she received, in addition to money and gift cards, were from the college registry she set up. Today, the lists have gotten longer but so have the places to buy gifts, many of which are now online.   Whether your student is having a graduation party, sending out announcements or just has a big family that is looking to get the high school grad a gift, HaveUHeard pulled together a list of the most requested graduation gifts for 2018 according to our very unscientific high school and […]

Shopping Guide for New Students

Top 7 Categories of What They Need! Back to school-college is the second biggest consumer spending season right behind winter holiday season. Parents expect to spend an average of $1,347 on their soon-to-be college student. College shopping is big business. Is it too early to shop? No, definitely not. HaveUHeard how much there is to shop for? Look at the college checklist from the top retailers and you will see an average of 126 items. It is very easy to get caught up in the excitement of shopping with your student for college; the lists can get overwhelming so we tried to break it down for you. You may also want to read our blog on Dorm Décor. There are lots of good ideas there as well. The average traditional dorm size is only about 130 square feet and most likely, that is shared space. It is hard to think that all […]

Exam Care Packages

Surprise Them With a Box of Love! Midterm and final exams can be some of the biggest stressors for your student. I typically do not get to speak to my daughter during exam weeks. My calls usually get a “sorry I cannot talk right now” text response followed by an “I’m at the library mom” text. I also know that she is not going to eat healthily and probably going to consume any form of caffeine she can get whether it is coffee or energy drinks and late-night snacks most likely consisting of pizza and junk. Everything from eating habits to sleep habits, from study skills to exercise changes during exam time. I hate to say it but I had my share of all-nighters when I went to UF and, no matter how good a student you may have, when there is a grade on the line, students will do whatever it […]

Graduation Gift Guide

Finally, They Are Graduating! It seemed this day was always way off in the future, but it’s true; graduation is almost here. Many people, including Aunt Sadie, will be asking what good gifts for college graduates are these days; so HaveUHeard pulled together a list of the most requested graduation gifts for 2018 according to our very unscientific college student survey. Choosing the right gift can be tricky but this list will help! We’ve added links to websites and products, (and yes, the ads and links that appear on our blogs are partners of HaveUHeard. ALL opinions and products mentioned in our blogs are 100% our own. We hope you will patronize these businesses. Partnerships like these make HaveUHeard possible.)   Electronics TV– One of the most requested items by students as many of them will actually be moving into their own apartments and can no longer share with their roommate or […]

Ultimate Study Abroad Gift Guide

Leaving On A Jet Plane?  My daughter studied abroad for almost 10 weeks during the summer between her sophomore and junior year of college. I remember wondering how she was going to be able to pack 10 weeks’ worth of clothing, shoes, accessories, toiletries into one 50 lb. suitcase. I watched as she packed, weighed her suitcase, and then repacked to meet the weight restrictions. I stayed out of her room for the most part because every time I did walk in and see about 10 pairs of shoes lined up, I would start to laugh. I could not imagine why she would need that many, but I also knew she would figure it out no matter how many times she had to re-pack.  She did end up realizing that there were items she definitely needed to take and that she would have to just put together outfits that could be mixed […]

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Sent With Love As far back as I can remember we always celebrated Valentine’s Day; not in the religious sense; it was a tradition I grew up with and continued when I became a mom. My daughters (a UF graduate and a current UF student) have not been home for Valentine’s Day for years so I use the holiday as an opportunity to send them a little love from home. There are so many gift ideas for Valentine’s Day. Just sharing the love from HaveUHeard. We’ve added links to websites and products, (and yes, the ads and links that appear on our blogs are partners of HaveUHeard. ALL opinions about products mentioned in our blogs are 100% our own. We hope you will patronize these businesses. Partnerships like these make HaveUHeard possible)   SWEETS FOR THE SWEET!   What student doesn’t love candy? For that matter, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t […]

Twas the Night before Holiday Vacation

And So the Story Goes… Winter break, visions of sugar plums dancing in your head, family time and maybe a family vacation; and having your student home. But your vision and your student’s vision of winter break may just be polar opposites. Hanging out with you on vacation every day may not be what your student is planning on doing.  And while we are all excited to have our kids home, there needs to be a mutual meeting of the minds, so to speak. Yes, some have had very stressful semesters and may need this downtime. If that is the case, definitely give them a few days to get used to being home. Expect that they have changed; just as you too have changed as you both adjusted to a new family dynamic. You may notice a new sense of independence and self-sufficiency. And that is something to be excited about. Of course, how […]

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