Is someone you know about to make the journey to college? Whether it's your child or best friend, this is a time full of emotions. The college experience typically sees students moving to a different city, state, or even country for their educational endeavors. So while excitement is in the air, there's also a level of sadness involved with this momentous event.
With the chances to spend time with each other about to become extremely limited, it makes sense to provide your college-bound loved one with a sentimental gift. This could be everything from a piece of jewelry to custom artwork. As long as it delivers an emotional trigger full of fond memories, it achieves its overall goal.
That said, and although we're a little biased on the subject, there's one gift idea that stands above the rest: a memory blanket.
Let's take a look at a few of the reasons why that is the case.
One of the most comforting aspects of a memory blanket is the number of stories and recollections they can provide. If you were to have a custom t-shirt blanket created, for instance, you could feature multiple different memories for the gift receiver to enjoy.
Due to this, it throws together a proverbial treasure box of memories. In comparison, some customized jewelry may cause someone to look back at one or two different remembrances. Yet with a t-shirt blanket, they could look at a single shirt panel and gain the same type of impact. Then when you factor in that our t-shirt blankets start from 16 panels, they have a lot of comforting memories – the ideal hug for your loved one when they're struggling with life at college.
Custom college blankets come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Looking away from t-shirt blankets for a second, you could decide to get a blanket that is customized with different personal pictures. Another example would be to have the blanket inscribed with a personal message.
Yet if you go with a t-shirt blanket, there are many different possibilities available. Perhaps you want to create a blanket that incorporates the t-shirts of your loved one's favorite football team? Maybe it's a memory blanket that is made with the tees of a deceased parent? Perhaps it's simply a mishmash of their favorite hobbies?
With our t-shirt blankets, you'll also find we offer them in several different colors and sizes. If you visit our shop, you will even see that we stock the "college dorm twin" – a 28-panel blanket that is a popular option with our customers. You can even go so far as arranging your shirts into a specific layout.
Due to the number of choices supplied, there's literally something for everyone.
Another great aspect of a college blanket is the practical nature of the item. Yes, a necklace or painting can help evoke memories and serve as a nice gift. Yet, can you snuggle up with these gifts? You might try it with a painting, but the success levels of this are not going to be favorable!
A blanket, however, is made for snuggling. It's perfect for getting all warm and cozy. If the individual receiving the gift is staying in a dorm room with questionable temperature controls, they'd certainly welcome a blanket over their shoulders while working on college projects.
If it is your child that is going to college, it's fair to say they can't take all of their possessions with them. They're going to leave items behind, particularly old clothing that is just sitting in their wardrobe. If you want to clear out their room, you'll typically donate or throw away these old possessions.
Well, instead of going that route, you can repurpose the clothing by creating a blanket that will be appreciated. You'll still clear out the wardrobe while producing a great gift. It's a win-win.
If you require help with putting together custom college blankets, we're here to help. We have many years of experience crafting beautiful, comforting blankets from old t-shirts. We are also available for whatever occasion you require. This time you might want an 'off to college' gift. However, we can also put together custom blankets that are made up of t-shirts they received during their time at college.