The following resources will help you surprise your student and let them know you are thinking of them. Please note that deliveries from off-campus vendors are made to the Benjamin West House (Public Safety), which is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Students will receive a phone call to alert them to a delivery.
The College Bookstore offers balloon bouquets for Swarthmore students. Bookstore staff are happy to call the student with the news that a surprise is waiting for him or her in the bookstore. You can order a balloon bouquet online or by phone at 610-328-7756.
Birthday cakes can be purchased from Dining Services. Contact Therese Hopson, 610-328-8181, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give Dining Services at least three days' notice. Half-sheet or nine-inch round cakes are available, with a choice between chocolate or yellow cake, and chocolate or vanilla icing. Include a message to be written on the cake and the student's current email address or cell phone number. We will contact the student a day prior with pick-up information.
The College Bookstore offers care packages for Swarthmore students. If you give them a little information about your loved one on campus, they will prepare a basket personalized for your student (food only, gifts and fun items only, or a combination). Baskets are wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbon. Bookstore staff are happy to call the student with the news that a surprise is waiting for him or her in the bookstore. You can order a care package online or by phone at 610-328-7756.
Local florists include Kenny's Flower Shoppe, Inc. (610) 566-6162 or toll free at (800) 566-6176 and Swarthmore Flower & Gift Shop (610) 544-9732 or toll free at (877) 226-5334.
The Swarthmore Food Co-op is a "Best of Philly" full service food market offering meats, seafood, produce, cheeses and unique grocery items, with a focus on local and sustainable foods. The Co-op can deliver customized care packages to the College and offer gift cards in the amount of your choice. To arrange a gift card or to order a care package for your student, please call (610) 543-9805 or email email@example.com.
Edible Arrangements in nearby Media, Pa. offers a fresh fruit bouquet for any occasion. For more information, call (610) 565-2832 or visit.
Barbara McGee, massage therapist, offers massages at the Worth Health Center. Various massage therapies are available for half- hour or one- hour appointments. Gift certificates expire at the end of the academic year and are non-refundable. Massage gift certificates can be purchased by calling Barbara McGee at (610) 888-3374. The gift certificates will be sent to the student via campus mail.