While it is an exciting time for students and their parents, it can also be a daunting time too. Setting them up with the basic essentials will help them settle in quickly.
I would recommend doing a grocery shop with them before they start so they have some store-cupboard ingredients for some basic meals. Remind them to store leftovers in the fridge or freezer for a quick meal on nights when they don’t have time to prepare one from scratch. And to sign up for any loyalty cards for local shops too!
I always add a packet of multi-vitamins into my teens bag before she heads off for the new term.
One final tip is not to go overboard on the shopping, as they won’t have space to store lots of extras!