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Easter and Passover gifts for your college student

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High School Parent | College Parent

After leaving for college, students usually can’t wait to get home for the first few holidays.  Eventually, busy schedules and tight budgets mean staying on campus for some breaks and long weekends.

If your student won’t be home for Easter or Passover this spring, you can put together a fun care package to let her know she is loved and missed.

A few hoppin’ good Easter gifts for college students

  • Holiday decorations — window clings, plastic eggs, a basket
  • Egg dying kit
  • Jellybeans and other candy treats
  • Gift cards
  • Earbuds
  • Small bottles of shower or shave gel, nail polish in a fun spring color, perfume, etc.

Passover fun

  • Box of matzah
  • Marshmallow-filled chocolate frogs!
  • Plague bag with toy frog, etc.
  • A copy of the Maxwell House Haggadah (or something similar)

Worried that your student might be lonely during the spring holidays? Encourage her to accept an invitation to go home with a classmate, or to find out what religious services and events are happening on campus and in town. Have fresh flowers delivered to her dorm room, and decide on a time for a phone or Skype chat.

Need an easier option?

Find great Easter gift baskets (and a gift tower!) that you can have sent directly to your student here.

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