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Send-Them-Off to College Gifts

Posted By Jessica Fisher On August 18, 2009 @ 9:24 pm In Gift Ideas,Learning | 1 Comment

This week 19 years ago, my dad dropped me off at college [5]. I was 18 and ready to take the world by storm. Back then I did my writing on a word processor/typewriter and had never heard the word email. I bought my books at a bookstore (remember those?) and mail order was done with a paper catalog. A lot has changed in the last twenty years. Yikes! I feel old.

If you’ve got college students in your family, you may find yourself wanting to help them out, but not sure how. My brothers have clued me in that they buy their books through Amazon. {Gasp.} No long line at the campus book store? Wild.

I love to use Amazon for home purchases. I just never thought about it for college. A gift card to Amazon [6] makes a great Send-Them-Off to School gift. And Amazon is making it easy to do:

1) E-mail a personalized gift card [7] for immediate delivery.

2) Print a personalized gift card [6] on your own printer. (Remember to have your credit card handy when you’re ready to print).

3) Schedule an e-mail gift card [6] up to 12 months in advance.

What in the world will they think up next?

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