I studied abroad in 2009 and LOVED the experience, and then about 5 years later my mom got me a zip-up fleece with the university emblem and a beautiful ornament of the main building. Very surprised and LOVED it.

Also, this seems silly, but my aunt gave me a Netflix gift card right before LO was born and was I ever grateful during all those nursing sessions that I had something funny on in the background (Parks and Rec). I have a subscription anyway but the gift card meant I didn't have to pay for those 3 months during unpaid maternity leave.

Moccasins & new TOMS for when my feet grew / swelled in pregnancy.

DH got me king size down pillows when we were in college with personalized pillowcases with poetry.