Going away to college, as Blink-182 once told us, can be a sad and confusing time in your life. Sure, you get caught up in the excitement of new classes, making new friends and getting used to living on your own, in whatever way you chose. On the flip side, however, it's signing on to the fact that your significant other, your best friends, your parents, and everything you grew up with won't be within reach whenever you want them to be. It's a difficult concept to swallow, and it can make the transition between high school and college that much more challenging.
When I left to college, I was a wreck. I was incredibly close with my high school friends, and thought leaving my high school boyfriend would be a complete disaster. (Not to mention, I was honestly a fan of seeing my parents on the daily.) I found out, as many people who move away for college do, that I met new friends, and was still able to keep in touch with the old ones. Sure, you can't stay best friends with everyone, but the friends that mattered to me didn't fall away, and getting through college only reaffirmed the fact that we will be friends fOrEvER.
That being said, if you have a BFF that you're absolutely heartbroken to part with when you go off to college, find something fun (and affordable!) to keep you two together even when you're apart. (I heard that, and I know it sounded corny af, but I spare no corniness when I comes to valuing best friends, because they're ~worth it~.) Here are 9 adorable matching gifts for when you and your long distance BFF go to college:
Because even though you aren't close enough to use the ol' can telephone, you're that close ~in spirit~ and it doesn't even matter because we have iPhones now.
You can put your dorm keycard on it and look at it errday.
Fill it with pictures, notes, memories, thoughts of packing lists for college.
The avocados complete each other, what could possibly be better than that? Are you the pit side or the pitted side? Is that question too personal?
Cue, "Where you lead, I will follow." Cue, TEARS.
So that everyone gets a slice of the pie, which obviously represents love.
Because what's more important than souls and coffee? Nothing.
Or "juice" glasses for the under 21 crowd.
I retract my earlier statement. This is more important than souls and coffee.