College textbooks are so expensive they’ll appreciate it and so will their parents…
If you’re still struggling with a gift for a college-bound student, fret no more. My suggestion is that you give the student the gift of a textbook or two. When they’re going into sticker shock at the bookstore counter, they’ll appreciate you.
1. Buy a gift card or certificate from a major textbook distributor:
2. Give them money in gift card form:
VISA or American Express Gift Card.
3. Give the parents money to add to their student ID cards (I’m pretty sure schools still do this, but I admit that I’m a little removed).
My advice in this case is that you don’t give less than $50. It’s hard to find books cheaper than that.