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Posted by nortonsflorist on July 20, 2019 | Last Updated: July 31, 2019 Flowers Gift Baskets Plants

Motivate Students With 5 Great Back-To-School Gifts

It’s almost time for college students to return to campus. Plus, we know a lot of medical students are starting their work at UAB University Hospital and UAB Hospital Highlands. This is a great time to encourage your student and motivate them to do their best. A great way to do this is with excellent gift ideas that they may not have thought of. That’s why the designers at Norton’s Florist have come up with a few back-to-school gift ideas to motivate students.


Bright modern flowers in square wooden vaseyellow and pink modern bouquet

Heart-Warming Gifts

A Little Thought From Home Make sure students know you’re thinking about them even when they’re away. Send something special to be delivered directly to them in their dorm room or college apartment. Fresh bouquets of cut flowers, indoor plants or a fun treat basket are all great ways to show your student how much you care.

A vibrant bouquet of flowers in bright colors will put a smile on their face and warm their heart. Our Hollywood design features hydrangea, hot pink roses, sunflowers and green spider mums. Designed in a keepsake wooden box, this design brightens the whole room with compact color and style.

A Sunsplash of color never hurt anyone! Spruce up their dorm room and motivate them at the same time. This gorgeous piece features yellow calla lilies, hot pink roses, orange spray roses, and pink daisy mums. Arranged in a clear glass cube vase and accented with green button poms, this design fits easily on any desktop space.

Plant in planter shaped like football

Send a fresh dieffenbachia in our Football Planter that will be enjoyed for years to come. This piece fits perfectly on a student desk, while the low-maintenance leaves purify the air and freshen your student’s space. Add balloons in UAB or Alabama colors for a festive fall celebration.

Classic snack gift basket with fruit and chips and candy

Treats abound with our Classic Snack Basket. Filled with chips, cookies, candy bars, nuts, chewing gum, and more, this basket also includes fresh fruits for a healthy balance.

Other Gifts

Storage Solutions Dorm life and apartment living mean space is at a premium. Send your student some great storage solutions. Cute boxes in varieties of shapes and sizes will help them stay organized and enjoy their living space.

Portable Chargers Students and their electronics are on the go these days. Keep them charged up and connected when you provide portable chargers for their laptops, tablets and cell phones.

Noise-Canceling Headphones Whether your student is trying to study or catch some zzz’s between shifts, finding a quiet spot can be challenging. Noise-cancelling headphones allow students to block out distraction and stay focused no matter where they are.

Coffeemaker Prevent students from spending their money on expensive coffee shop coffees every morning on the way to class. Gift them with their own coffee-maker, complete with flavored syrups and creamers, as well as a to-go tumbler. This way, they can take their fresh brew to class every morning.


More than anything students need to be reminded how much you love and miss them while they’re gone. Show your support and encourage them on their path to success with a unique back-to-school gift that’s exactly what they need. For more great gift ideas talk to the designers at Norton’s Florist. We will be happy to share some great ideas with you and help you set your student up for success.