We’re going to be grandparents! And as you can see, it’s going to be a girl.
But my son and his wife live out of town. Both are working long and hard and didn’t see a need for a baby shower. Plus she’s working for the very male-dominated field of gaming and it isn’t likely they will throw a shower.
I begged my son to put together a list and he did. We got them exactly what they think they need. Don’t worry, when we visit I’ll go through everything with her mother and we’ll make sure it is truly complete. I copied the list with all my son’s comments for you to get the idea.
Chrisula and I put together this list for easier shopping and list creation. Copy and edit it for YOUR college-bound teenager. Remember you can use the printable list feature to check your total spend and stay on budget.
Send the comforts of home with them. Reuse some things you have and invest in their future with some of the luxuries from the Dorm Décor shopping list. Going off to college is an exciting and challenging time. Whether they’re starting their first year or starting at a new place, there are lots of things to gather. Give the safety of a cozy chair and pillows, so they can prop themselves up with a pillow and add life to their dwelling. Remind them to call home often and to make a positive impact on the people around them!!!
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Mizone Switch Colorblock Comforter Set
For a casual look with an urban feel, make your bed with this comforter set featuring blocks of navy blue pieced together with khaki, teal and green microfiber.
Bea Halen Bean Bag Chair
Complete your relaxing space. Lay back and lounge in bliss with this Bea Halen bean bag chair, filled with UltimaX beans that perfectly conform to your shape for the ultimate restful experience. Comes in zebra, radiant orchid, spicy lime, and black.
Every space needs some life! "Express yourself perfectly with this stunning blooming dish garden, arriving in a trendy wooden container with cut-out designs for both the handles and the word "BLOOM". It's a great way to make their smiles bloom, no matter if they're a green thumb or an indoor plant lover." The perfect air freshener!
Honey-Can-Do 6-Shelf Hanging Vertical Closet Organizer, Natural Bamboo and Canvas
“Turn a jumbled mess into a well-organized closet with our eco-friendly soft storage solutions. Made of sustainable materials, this durable piece keeps clutter at bay using every inch of available space for endless storage possibilities. This organizer has reinforced shelves for great capacity and easily attaches directly to your closet rod with two included steel hooks. Perfect for folded sweaters and other garments, it can also be used for small bags and accessories. Beautiful bamboo accenting creates a classic, eco-friendly look that complements any decor.”
Be fun and creative with this magnetic map & dry erase marker set.
We love our personalized College shopping lists, but realize there are so many items that a new college student will need. This includes some top websites to complete that College Check List. Build your own “College Life Wishlist”. Use the Udorami – Add item button to easily mix and match items from the various websites. (See Quick Tour under About for more details.) Do it alone or with family and friends. Prepare a budget for what you can get right away, make a plan on how you can work towards the items you want. Send your list to some family or friends that may be able to help make parts of your “College Life Wishlist” come true.
by Chrisula Cunningham
University of Snacks Snack Stash by The Popcorn Factory
We love homemade Popcorn. We also love care packages. Send your college student this box of treats to keep them energized. Check out this website for other ideas that you can send on a regular basis to let them know you hope their life is sweet!
Dorm Done Right- JCPenney
They have good prices and quality items. Check out the variety of kitchen accessories that are "must" for dorms, apartments, and even work spaces.
On to College- Target
This is a great place for an extensive list of dorm items and especially for the daily necessities for college life!
The 44-Piece College Dorm Essentials Set - Totally Complete
This was part of the inspiration for the original "U-mi list: College Life-Build A Dorm Room." For a great price, this is a collection of some of the essential items needed to get started on your own. It can be personalized to fit your needs. (Plates not included!)
Create your own oasis with some of these ideas! Enjoy Endless Summer Fun! Create your own oasis with some of these ideas. Spending time on the patio or porch can be a great gift for your family, friends and for yourself! In Albuquerque we are blessed with great outdoor weather, especially summer evenings. by Chrisula Cunningham
Artland Masonware Galvanized Tin Party Station
"The perfect one-stop cocktail center features a round party tub with stand with wine bottle rack and a space for barware and accessories below. The perfect accessory for picnics, poolside and even side bar at family gathering indoors."
Founders' Favorites Gift Box ~Harry & David
"Send a gift brimming with Southern Oregon favorites. There's plenty to share, including extraordinarily juicy Royal Verano® Pears from our orchards and irresistible Moose Munch® Gourmet Popcorn from our candy kitchen. There are lots of tempting savory snacks as well, like our signature pepper and onion relish and Gouda cheese and crackers for snacking."
Family Feud Board Game
"One of the most popular game shows of all time, The Family Feud is back and better than ever in the new 5th edition full of "SURVEY SAYS" questions from the TV show! Game features Scoreboard, Answer board, Strike Indicator, wipe-off marker, and question booklet featuring 90 rounds of play and over 700 Survey questions from the Steve Harvey-hosted game show!"
NCAA Logo Brands Quatrefoil Jr. Caddy
"The Junior Caddy tote is the perfect solution for organizing your tailgate supplies. It offers stylish and extensive utility with a large main compartment, six outside pockets, and one interior zipper pocket. Many moms love to use this as a diaper bag or weekend bag. Your favorite team logo is screen-printed on one side and the tote features an on-trend pattern."
Boska Partyclette XL Set
"Melt and slow cook your favorite cheese, vegetables, pancakes and eggs at the table using cozy candlelight - no electricity required. A unique dinner party experience, our extra-large raclette kit includes enough spatulas, non-stick pans and tealights for up to eight people. And thanks to its sleek design, it stores compactly when the party's over."
Simply Chocolate Sumptuous Snack Basket
"These decadent treats are daily hand-dipped and decorated for the ultimate fresh snack indulgence. Chocolate lovers will quickly devour these delicious caramel pretzel rods, caramel apples, classic pretzel twists and chocolate covered grahams. All are individually cello wrapped and then the basket is placed in a cello gift bag with a bow."
Bleacher Blanket~ Ombre Stripe
Get this personalized and carry it with you to park, movies in the plaza, or to cuddle up while hanging with some friends! What a fun way to keep warm in style!
Globe String LED Lights - Spritz™
"Add a striking look to your home with these fun and festive Globe String Lights from Spritz?. A perfect way to light up your special events or decor, these non-blinking globe string lights look attractive and appealing wherever they're applied. The battery-powered string lights can be placed anywhere throughout your home to give off an inviting glow."
Wolferman’s Mix and Match Bakery Gift - Pick 6
"We make it simple to share a custom bakery gift, or to order one for your own pantry. Simply choose from a collection of Wolferman's favorites, including scones, Belgian waffles, tea breads, English muffin breads, sweet rolls, crumpets, and three sizes of English muffins. Select which sweet and savory options to include, and we'll wrap it up with an exclusively designed gift band for any occasion. Send and enjoy exceptional baked goods with ease."
Check out this list to see some great finds for the Fourth of July celebrations and festivities. Some of our favorite spots to shop have super classic ideas for honoring America’s Independence. Get together, enjoy time with family and friends, remembering the blessings and challenges of liberty and justice for all. “July 4th ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion.”— John Adams
by Chrisula Cunningham
4th of July Firework Show by Macy's
Everything you need to know how about Where to Watch, The Talent, Macy's Salutes Those Who's Serve, The Big Give Back, and even The Perfect Summer Time Party Recipes for a great holiday celebration no matter where you you are.
Americana Outdoor Living by Target
Give your living space a great touch with the inspirational items like the Outdoor Throw Pillows, Big Blue Star Outdoor Rug, Red and Blue Striped Outdoor Runner, American Bamboo Torch, and the Bryant Faux Wood Patio Adirondack Chair.
Home Americana and 4th of July from JCPenny
The Home Americana Red Truck Wall Sign, Leaning Porch Sign, Filled Decorative Lantern, Wood Curl Star Wreath, Burlap Wreath, Stars and Stripe Aprons, or a Gold Dipped Red Rose are just a few of the unique treasures to add to your collection.
American Pride by Edible Arrangements
"Add instant fireworks to any celebration! Edible Arrangements® fruit bouquets are perfect for backyard barbecues, block parties, beachside celebrations and more. Our collection of patriotic arrangements are a festive, fun and all-American way to celebrate the U.S.A."
Add some solar to your outdoors for everyday and all celebrations. Start with the Gemmy 48-Light White-Shade LED Solar Bulbs String Lights and make having solar an important part of your life a little more each time you can.
All Patriotic Treats
Treat your self and your guests with yummy delights from See Candy like the Stars and Stripes Nuts and Chew, Peanut Brittle, or Assorted Lollypop. Find Patriotic Treat Bags and other sweets.
"Red, White and Que" BBQ Grill Cookbook
"Why We Love It-
Featuring dozens of recipes that favor farm-fresh ingredients, this outdoor grill cookbook will inspire you to fire up the backyard barbecue any chance you get. Grilling, planking, smoking and roasting techniques are demystified in this outdoor guide that includes meat and poultry dishes, a healthy dose of fruit and roasted vegetable recipes and a full chapter on salads."-World Market
Keller's Farm Stores
Cruise with your family and enjoy time at local farm stores, enjoy and become a patrons. For those in Albuquerque one choice is Keller's, where they work to "offer a great deal of selection and a tremendous variety, we are small and personal when you need attention."