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The Perfect Gift for College Students Heading Back-to-school

Danielle Dent-Breen's picture

It’s that time of year. College kids are getting their dorm assignments, getting to know their roommates, and will soon be heading back to college. The adjustment to college life and living away from home for the first time can be really difficult. Well, I have a GREAT suggestion for the perfect gift for any college student heading back to school!


I received this gift basket and it is fantastic!

A couple of days ago, I received this awesome Fruit and Healthy Snacks Gift Basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and immediately thought what a great gift this would be for anyone in your life, especially kids who are heading off to college. What a great surprise it would be to receive this amazing box in the mail!

I did a little unboxing video, with the help of my kids, just to show you all how amazing it is! Take a look below:

My kids were so excited about everything in the beautiful basket, they tore into it almost immediately after I turned off the camera! Every single thing we’ve eaten so far has received rave reviews from the whole family! We loved that there are some items in there that we’ve never tasted before, but also tons of healthy snacks that my kids found familiar and exciting.

All of the products were full-sized, and beautifully packaged! Here is a list of everything we received:

Fresh fruit: We received two pears, two oranges, two green apples, and two red delicious apples. The fruit was exceptionally large, fresh, and perfect. It all smelled so good, and was the very first thing my kids tore into! The fruit that is still left is beautifully ripe and as perfectly fresh today as the day the basket arrived.

Wild Maine Blueberry Preserves by Clearbrook Farms: This little jar of blueberry preserves is so delicious! My kids loved it on pancakes and bagels, and we can’t wait to give it a try on some fresh baked blueberry muffins!

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Pretzel Twists by Auntie Trudie’s: lightly salted and baked, perfect for pairing with dips or on their own.

Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip by Roert Rothschild Farms: This stuff is amazing! Sweet and tangy, and mixed with the salty crackers, they are the perfect snack for late night study sessions. Oh my!

Roasted Salted Peanuts by J& R Gourmet: a great source of protein, these were exceptionally crunchy and tasty! I suspect that there may be something different about the way this brand is prepared, as they were really, really good. I may or may not have consumed the entire package in one sitting.

Sugar River Trail Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company: This isn’t your normal run of the mill trail mix! It even includes delicious dried strawberries! We loved this so much!

Artisan Hors D'Oeuvres Oilve Oil and Seat Salt Crackers by Partners: These crackers provide a thick, delicious crunch, and we have especially enjoyed them with slices of our favorite hard cheeses.

Blueberry Pomegranate Clusters by 180 Snacks: These awesome clusters are made with a mix of cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, and flax seeds, with crisp rice, and blueberries, cranberries, and pomegranates. They are packed with nutrition and so delicious! My kids loved these so much I am looking to order more!

Orchard Bars by Liberty Orchards: We received two of these delicious whole-food snack bars, in Pineapple, Coconut, and Macadamia flavor, and Blueberry, Pomegranate, and Almond. I love that these bars are full of healthy real food ingredients, without a ton of added sugars, preservatives, and fillers. These would be great for your college student to throw in their backpack for a quick pick-me-up between classes!

This gift was presented so beautifully, perfectly arranged, and in a gorgeous, heavy duty quality wicker basket that I will be able to use for years to come. The Fruit and Healthy Snacks Gift Basket is only one of many curated collections available at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, and sells for $89.99. They have gifts for every occasion, and in many different price points—starting at only around $15—and even have a special section for College Care Packages! Always check for discount codes, as well, as they often run promotions for 10-20% off your total order!

When you drop off your favorite young adult at college this year, it’s expected that you will shed a few tears. But once you have dried your eyes, log onto GourmetGiftBaskets.com to order a fantastic one-of-a-kind gift basket! They will thank you!