(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – If you have someone special heading off to college, you may be looking for a cool surprise gift – something they can open when they arrive and unpack, or perhaps something fun for their first care package. Jules Pieri, co-founder and CEO of Daily Grommet, an online marketplace for inventive consumer products, has some great ideas.
Head off to college with these Daily Grommet finds:
Project Repat – Upcycled t-shirts & sweatshirts into fun, fashionable and functional products while creating fair-wage employment opportunities in the US.
Torrain – Water-resistant, recycled bags made from Cambodian Rice and Fish Food Bags. Lightweight, durable & one-of-a-kind, The Torrain bags are perfect for travel and the story encourages people to respect our globe, to preserve it and hopefully, to recycle.
IDAPT – IDAPT i4 is an innovative charging solution that can charge up to 4 mobile devices simultaneously and is compatible with over 4,500 devices.
Zumreed – Your music player sits safely inside the Zumreed speaker where it is protected from sand and water.
Discovery Trekking – The fast-dry towel from Discovery Trekking Outfitters is made from an innovative fabric that's designed to pull the water from your skin and then spread the moisture across the surface area of the fabric so it evaporates quickly.
Ready2Go – Lightweight, portable carrier for small electronics and the cords and accessories associated with them.