Gift Guides2019-03-05T17:30:25-05:00

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HaveUHeard Specialty Shop, Specially For You!

SPECIALTY SHOP HaveUHeard...has aligned with these special companies for an extra good deals on products for you and your college student. We know you love to shop and so do we! Our team is always on the lookout for collaborations that can bring you special deals! Thanks for visiting our own specially sourced shop! Saturday, November 30th -10th Annual Shop Small Day! This Nov 30, you can be a part of the 10th annual holiday shopping tradition that helps to bring communities together in support of their favorite small businesses. Are you  ready to Shop Small® and make a big impact in your community?American Express cares deeply about thriving communities and believes small businesses are at the core of every successful neighborhood. That's why — in the midst of the recession in 2010 — they created Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring [...]

Big Holidays Gift Guide 2019 for college students

The big Holidays and all that comes with it… Holidays, the season is right around the corner, which means decorations, dinners, memories, and undoubtedly your college students favorite, presents!. It might seem like a no-brainer to know what your college student wants, but just to be sure, we surveyed our student bloggers and developed a list of most-wanted gifts this year. Without further ado, we present to you the official HaveuHeard holiday gift list! Make sure to click on the link to be tele-transported right to the store or item you like, because at HaveuHeard we’re making your holiday season as easy as possible. Good Ideas For the indecisive student who “doesn’t know what they want,” or says “surprise me” Gift cards: Amazon, gas stations, Publix, and other restaurants Amazon wishlist, then you can see exactly what they are thinking… remember making those lists when they were small? Bluetooth Speaker – some […]

Sorority Recruitment – Four Rounds and You’re In!!

Rush Around and Get Ready for Sorority Recruitment! I remember my daughters going through sorority recruitment. 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. 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 sorority recruitment should dress in a way that does not make them feel comfortable. They can show their personality through their outfit choices and accessories. And I don’t think you have to spend more than you are budgeted for. We have found that there are [...]

New Student Shopping Guide – You need this!

Top 7 Categories of What They Need! Shopping for your soon-to-be college student is exciting, exhausting, expensive. 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. 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 of your student’s belongings will find a rightful place, but there are some practical, multi-functional products out there that will allow your student room to walk/sleep/study in their room. Now let’s go shopping!  Let your student help with picking everything out; most will want to at the very least pick out their […]

Smash Stress! Send Exam Care Packages

To Help Ease Their Stress During Exam Week Midterm and finals can be some of the biggest stressors for your student. Don’t expect too many calls from your student during exams. I typically do not speak to my daughter during finals or 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 […]

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 […]

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)

High School Graduation Gift Ideas

Get Them Something Practical 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 […]

The Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide for Graduates

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 will be asking what are good gifts for college graduates these days so HaveUHeard pulled together a list of the most requested graduation gifts according to our very unscientific college student survey. And having had two college graduates, both of whom moved into apartments after graduation, I can tell you there are a lot of items they need to furnish their new place. Choosing the right gift for the new graduate 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 […]