Exam Cram Gift Basket

In college I was totally that responsible person who diligently studied for each class and was properly prepared for every test that came my way.  I was in bed at a decent hour every night and woke up early feeling ready to take on the day and conquer whatever exam the professor had prepared.  I certainly wasn’t the person who was driving to Burger King at 2 in the morning for tacos with my roommate, or sneaking into an abandoned mansion that was rumored to have once hosted the Rolling Stones and swimming in the hot tub.  I never did that.  Especially if my mom is reading.

So while I definitely didn’t have any need of this gift basket, other graduates who are getting ready to enter the world of late night cramming might find it helpful.

Ideas for items to put in this basket are:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Index Cards
  • Post it Notes
  • Reference books
  • Mug, Thermos, or Waterbottle
  • Snacks
  • Headache Medicine
  • Notebook or Paper
  • And something fun for when they need to take a break

I left a small blank space on the tag so that you can write your own message to the graduate wishing them well or congratulating them on their accomplishments so far.  You can download the PDF here.


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13 Responses to Exam Cram Gift Basket

  1. Mom says:

    I am reading this and its good to know you were the perfect student :) Love you…and this is very, very cute!

  2. Kellie says:

    Too cute! My daugther has exams next week! Perfect timing :)

  3. CShipe says:

    Sweet! I have two younger siblings in college and this will cement my status as the BEST older sister ever.

  4. marlah24 says:

    Cute idea thanks so much for sharing it.

  5. Liv says:

    Like you, I was the perfect student! Wish I had this when I was last minute cramming, I mean thoughtfully studying for all those tests!

  6. christensenshelley says:

    Love this idea. My best friend lives in south carolina and I live in Utah. She was going to come out and visit for the summer but…… She got accepted into her program early. I was very upset that she could not make it out. I feel bad because I may have been kind of a brat about it. So I wanted to send her something letting her know that I still love her and am super glad she got accepted early. This my friend is the perfect thing. Thank you!

  7. Mrs. Laborn says:

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  8. Gabrielle K says:

    I’m a college senior about to graduate in just a few days… does anyone have any gift basket ideas I can make for my roommates and friends for graduation gifts? (Finals will be over by this point…)

    • The Doodler says:

      Hi Gabrielle-
      How about a “get ready for summer” basket? You could throw in a pair of flip flops, some sunscreen, a magazine, and lip gloss. Tie it all up with a cute ribbon and you’d be set!

  9. Anonymous says:

    This so such a great idea. My parents ordered me an Exam Kit for my finals my first and second semesters in college (the only two I spent not living at home). It was great to have and great to know that my family was thinking of me while I was studying for my finals.

  10. lonni says:

    can’t download the pdf can you send it to me?

  11. Julie says:

    Such a cute idea. Thanks! I think I may have gone to the same college as you, because I may or may not have swam at an alleged Rolling Stones hot tub and spent time in the hot ribs around. Made me laugh. Thanks again!

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