Now that you have gotten into college (or uni, as our European clients like to say), it’s time to celebrate!
Welcome to the Admissions Intel College Acceptance Gift Collection.
Gifts detailed below run the gamut from college sports apparel to dorm safety products. No matter your budget or needs, we’ve got the perfect college-themed gifts that are fun and practical.
So, what are you waiting for? Start Shopping!
Enrichment Before You Go
Just because you got into your dream school doesn’t mean you should stop studying. In fact, it’s important that you keep learning so you can hit the ground running with advanced college coursework next September. Also, maybe you want to take a course to see if you like a subject to help you determine what your eventual college major should be. GiftedandTalented.com, developed by Stanford University, is the perfect place for advanced students to take a variety of online courses that will help you stay sharp and start college ready and able to handle professors who are increasingly putting a lot of material online. GiftedandTalented.com was developed by a passionate team of educators, innovators and researchers who understand that advanced learners – and the parents and educators who support them – face a unique set of challenges. They recognize the need for an online community where gifted and talented students and their families can learn, share ideas and resources, and tackle real world challenges. To learn more, visit GiftedandTalented.com now:
Getting to College Comfortably
Let’s face it, traveling to college for the first time can be an uncomfortable experience. Some are scared. Others are full of so much adrenaline that they can’t relax. One of our absolutely favorite products for students traveling between home and college is the incredibly stylish HoodiePillow. Not only is is so soft and cuddly; when all your friends from campus see your HoodiePillow they will want one of their own and you can all go in for customizable ones with your university, dorm, fraternity, or sorority logo on it! Look good and feel good while on the plane or train to and from campus. This one is a must have. To see all of your HoodiePillow options visit its online store now:
Protect Your Tech!
You’ve got to represent with your technology. Otterbox cases are dedicated to all the klutzy, spontaneous, chaotic, graceless individuals who have broken a device or valuable due to their active lifestyle. Save your phone today at Coveroo.com! We are proud to recommend Coveroo.com, which uses patented technologies to customize a wide array of college-themed and other designs onto your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Galaxy, Droid, Fire, Nexus, HTC, Kindle, MacBook, and more. Get the covers you want to make your computer and phone look slick while advertising your pride at getting into your dream college or university. Of all the companies we are recommending, we have the most fun on Coveroo’s website because it allows you to preview in real time how your new phone or computer cover will look. So many possibilities and so little time:
Decorate Your Dorm Room
Once you are on campus and know your dorm room dimensions and tastes of all your roommates, it’s finally time to buy some great dorm room posters. 123Posters.com, Inc. has thousands of posters at great prices:
Keep the Peace in Your Dorm Room
They say that good fences make good neighbors. In the context of a dorm room, good room dividers make good roommates. Sometimes we all need a bit of our own space, and RoomDividersNow is the perfect place to purchase room partitions that will allow you to have some alone time in your dorm room. Browse all of their terrific options now:
Look Good On Campus
While it makes the most sense to dress for success during the school day and while in class, once nighttime rolls around, strip down to a graphic tee that showcases your sense of humor. SnorgTees specializes in pop-culture inspired, random, and all around funny t-shirt designs that are sure to grab the attention of fellow travelers in your dorm, at the library, or in the dining hall:
Alright ladies, this one is exclusively for you. Are you looking for the next generation of graphic tee customization? QTEE.COM offers up the most stylish cuts and the freshest graphics, but YOU pick the color. No more uncomfortable t-shirts, lame graphics or unflattering cuts. This is the 21st century and QTEE.COM believes you should be able to wear a comfortable t-shirt, pick any cool cut you want, add an exclusive design, and customize it all. No more buying shirts the department stores pick for you each season. At QTEE.COM, you have full control. You pick the fashion, you pick the graphic and colorize each t-shirt to be exactly how you want. It’s that simple! Their shirts are as unique as each girl’s individual closet, and that’s how fashion should be. They also sell hats, shoes, bags (you can never have enough shoes and bags, right?), and more. When you show up on campus next fall you will make an immediate statement: Start browsing styles now:
Look Good In Bed
Get your head out of the gutter! When it’s time to go to sleep, there is no need to do so in a drab quilt. BlanketsnMore sells some very cool (or should we say, warm?) NCAA Dorm Room Bedding College Blankets. They also sell organic cotton and wool blankets and organic bed sheets, pillows, and comforters. Show your school spirit even when you are sleeping!
Look Good at the Game (College Sports Apparel)
There are many ways to show your college pride on game day. You can dress like a full-on fanatic or you could take a more understated approach; yet, no matter how you choose to show your colors, the following online store options will take good care of you. First, we have FansEdge.com, which has a great selection of college team wear – from knit hats and pullover hoodies to UnderArmour performance tees and hats. See more here:
Another option is Fanzz.com, which has terrific NCAA and professional sports apparel. See more here:
Finally, The College Shack takes the more subtle approach with some stylish D-ring belts, tank tops, ties, bar hats, and visors:
Let’s face it; a lot of students can’t wait to get their Greek on in college (i.e. join a fraternity or sorority). If you have rushing and pledging in your future, you would be wise to look and act the part. Fashion Greek is THE PLACE to get frat- and sorority-specific clothing and accessories for both guys and gals:
College Party Gear
Parents, we hate to break it to you, but your children just might be drinking alcoholic beverages in college (though of course not until they are 21). If you like to wear your alcoholic beverage affiliation, WearYourBeer.com is the place for you. Arrive to the party with your intentions on your shirt! Plus, if you choose to abstain (every single one of you under 21!) WearYourBeer.com also has some cool Batman and Superman shirts, sandals, wallets, hats, flip flops, and accessories that will keep the party going. For those of you who are underage who may still plan to attend parties where alcoholic beverages are sold, you may want to come in your Jack Daniels Knit Winter Brim Beanie Hat if you plan to hang outside in the cold a lot. View their entire collection now:
Meanwhile, the party still is raging inside where the guys have pulled out the beer pong table, but not just any beer pong table; this one is from BJs Beer Pong Tables. BJ’s sells personalized party accessories such as beer pong tables all done up in your frat or school colors and beer pong mats, shirts, balls, and cups! Stock up for the entire semester:
The cost of textbooks on campus is a crime. Now, you have an option to save a lot of money. With eCampus.com you now have an online destination where you can save up to 90 percent (YES 90%) on new, used, and rented textbooks as well as ebooks. There is no excuse not to save on books that many of you will only use for one semester! Plus, when you are finished with your eCampus.com books, you can sell them back to eCampus.com and turn books that are no longer useful to you into CASH MONEY BABY! Visit eCampus.com now:
Sadly, campuses across America are not as safe as they once were, but that doesn’t mean you are destined to be a victim. We take the safety of our clients very seriously; therefore, we recommend Mace Brand Pepper Spray Purse Defense Spray (Hot Pink) and DrinkSafe Date Rape Coaster used to Test Beverages for Date Rape drugs such as ghb and ketamine if you find yourself in bad situations. In addition, when you want to make sure nobody gets into your dorm room but you are not satisfied with your dorm’s old-school lock, try the cheap and convenient GE Personal Security Door Stop Alarm.
Graduate School Prep
It’s never too early to be thinking about graduate school! Magoosh is the best quality, yet pretty cheap, online test prep around for the GRE and GMAT; therefore, Magoosh is Tactical’s preferred choice for GRE and GMAT preparation. Oh, and if you have younger children, brothers, or sisters who have still yet to take the SAT, Magoosh also offers SAT prep. Learn more:
College Pride Accessories
Parents, since you will be funding your student for the next four years (at least), you will be writing a lot of checks. You might as well like looking at them. 4checks sells over 600 check designs at half off the price you would pay your bank. We here at Tactical are particular fans of their College and University themed checks, checkbook covers, and address labels. And since nobody really likes buying checks, 4checks is offering TacticalCC.com visitors a deal if you want to stock up on four boxes of checks all at once (See below, and remember the coupon code). Go see for yourself if any of their personal checks, checkbook covers, or address labels strike your fancy:
An Anonymous Friend
Adjusting to college life takes time, and for many students, living on campus far from home can be a lonely and isolating experience. While social networking is ubiquitous, greater numbers of us feel isolated and alone. Now more than ever it’s important to speak to a friend and confidant to make sense of our fast-changing world; yet, many of us have nobody we can turn to when we just need to talk. At FriendAndConfidant.com an anonymous friend and confidant is standing by ready to hear from the unvarnished real you, and if you desire, your friend and confidant will share his or her friendly words of advice and support with you once he or she gets to hear your story.
Congratulations on getting into university!
Parents, congrats – your child is going to college!
Students, great job! Now, let’s party!