With Rosh Hashana starting on September 9, we are thinking of our kids at college and Rosh Hashana gifts for college kids. Jewish Holidays, particularly Rosh Hashana, since it falls at the beginning of the school year, is particularly difficult for parents. We miss our kids around our holiday table! However, from my own personal experience as well as that of thousands of customers, this sadness can be diminished by sending Jewish holiday foods and Rosh Hashana gifts that your student will love.
At Challah Connection, we have created kosher holiday gifts specifically with college kids in mind. When my first son Sam left for college, I missed him terribly. There was a hole at our holiday table that was tangible to us all. However I did get some solace knowing that I had sent Sam enough round challah, honey, rugelach and apples to share with his dorm friends. When he called to tell me how much the kids loved the goodies (many of whom had never had challah) I felt a sense of happiness and peace.
IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR COLLEGE GIFT GIVING
1) Shipping to a dorm? Allot 1-2 days for the gift to navigate its way from the dorm loading dock or entrance to your child’s mailbox. Be sure to tell your student to check his/her mail. Often, the kids forget to do so. These are simple steps that will ensure smooth delivery.
2) Shipping to Apartment? Ask your student when he/she or roommates will be there to receive the package. If no one will be there during the day and there is no doorman, then you may need to consider delivery to an alternate address such as a friend or job address. Fedex will only leave packages if the driver feels it’s safe to do so andwill attempt delivery 3 times before leaving a note that the recipient needs to come to the Fedex office to retrieve the package. You may want to select a gift that is not perishable in this case.
TOP THREE ROSH HASHANA GIFTS FOR COLLEGE KIDS
Share the traditions of home and know that you have sent your student a delicious reminder that it’s Rosh Hashana—the time for new beginnings and promise. L’Shana Tova to you.
Jane Moritz, Chief Maven Officer, Challah Connection