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With the holidays right around the corner, I am trying to get a jump on all the holiday shopping. Luckily, I have Amazon Prime which allows me free shipping (on mostly anything), and other awesome perks as well such as free streaming of movies/TV shows (much like Netflix, but it’s included in the Prime membership)! Don’t worry if you don’t have Amazon Prime, I have a special offer for you! You can click here to sign up, and you will receive a 1 month membership for FREE (it must be the first time you have had a membership)! That means you can order all your holiday goodies, and if you decide you don’t like it for some reason, you aren’t obligated to continue with your membership! Don’t walk, run.
For the first installment of this series, we focused on Infants-8th graders and if you missed that post, go ahead and click here to check it out. For the second part of Domestic Superhero’s Holiday Shopping List we are focusing on high school aged teens (14-18 years old) and college students. Shopping can be tough sometimes, but with a little push in the right direction you can find the perfect gift. Ask yourself a couple key questions….Do they have a favorite hobby or are they passionate about a sport? If so, find something that relates to one of those. Do they like gaming? Perhaps a new Wii or PlayStation game would be nice. Do they likes movies or entertainment? How about a new Blue Ray Player or the latest comedy? Dorm stuff? Here are some ideas that can get you going in the right direction….
Most people have a tablet nowadays and high school and college students are no exception. Heck, I even know 2 year olds with Kindle Fires! The Kindle Fire HD is great because there is such a wide array of uses for it. This is definitely a gift that keeps giving.
Does the student in question have a passion for running? The Apple Nike + iPod Sport Kit is a great way to keep track of running stats and help enhance performance. Add a pair of Nike Women’s Revolution 2 Running Shoes (men’s available too!) for the perfect runners gift.
How about some Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Studio Monitor Closed-back Dynamic Stereo Headphones?! That’s a mouthful, and an earful! For music lovers, these headphones would be perfect. Need some great tunes to go along with them? Consider loading up an Amazon Gift Card so that they can purchase music from the Amazon Music Store.
At this age, most teenagers and college aged students are driving. Make sure they know the laws surrounding driving while talking on their cell phone. You can go hands free with this Plantronics M50 – Bluetooth Headset and avoid the distraction of hold a phone. Another great car/phone accessory is the iOttie One Touch Windshield Dashboard Universal Car Mount Holder (for iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C, Galaxy S4/S3/S2, HTC One DROID RAZR HD) which is fully adjustable and locks your phone in place on your dashboard. They also make a version for a tablet too (see here).
Board games like Scrabble are really fun for sleepovers and holidays too! Everyone loves circling around a game of Scrabble!
Looking for a BIG gift? The one?! Perhaps the JOOLA Inside Table Tennis Table would be fun. It could be set up in the basement or garage (probably not ideal for a dorm room), and I am sure kid’s from all over the neighborhood would come over to play! When I was in high school I used to go over to my friend’s house and play all night. The people who owned the table would always dominate everyone else, and I always wished I would have had one at home so I could have practiced! They even have Table Tennis Clubs in college, so this gift could be preparing your student for his or her future!
Have a gamer on your hands? Just Dance 2014 (available for most gaming consoles) is great for those late night dance parties and Grand Theft Auto V (available on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3) is perfect for guy’s nights!
Whether you are purchasing a new Kindle Fire, or they already have one, a neat new case could be a great gift! The FINTIE Stand Leather Case (for Amazon Kindle Fire 7″ Tablet)comes in 24 different color options!
I think the Wii is at an all time low in price, less than $150! The Nintendo Wii Console Black with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort is a great combination. Grab a Wii and a couple games for some long lasting fun!
Two perfect gifts for trendy girls: FRYE Women’s Melissa Button Knee-High Boot (shown in Brown Antique) which come in several different colors, and the Soft Chevron Sheer Infinity Scarf which also comes in tons of colors and is only $5.99!!! That scarf may be the score of the year!
Loaded Questions is such a fun game! I think the description on Amazon tells it best: “This bestselling game tests players on how well they know each other with more than 1,000 questions designed to spark laughter, creative discussion, and lasting memories. Whether you’re with friends, family, or people you’re just getting to know, Loaded Questions is the perfect answer to “What should we do now?”
This is the holy grail of jackets at college. Not only great for teens and 20-somethings though because they make them in all sizes. People of all ages wear them (but especially High School and College students). The North Face Denali Fleece Jacket is great quality and lasts for a really long time. I don’t know how long, but I bought one in 2002 and it’s still going strong, along with one I bought in 2004. They last forever. They come in tons of color combos and are made in men and women’s sizes (tip, if you are buying for a smaller teen, you can probably get by with the larger kid’s sizing, which is also cheaper!).
The Heat and Iron Man 3 (DVD + Digital Copy) are 2 great new DVD’s that would make great stocking stuffers.
Getting around campus is no sweat with this great High Sierra Loop Backpack . It has several compartments and can accommodate both large and small books. It also comes in tons of different patterns and colors!
For girls having a trendy clutch is a must these days. No one wants to haul around a big bag when they are running out at night, and these are perfect size for a cell phone, some cash, and credit cards. The Urban Expressions Chelsea Clutch and BCBGeneration Luna The High MaintenanceClutch are perfect for teens and college students alike.
Nothing is more frustrating then losing random pieces of jewelry. Even in jewelry boxes things get tangled and go missing. This Closet Complete CANVAS Ultra 80 Pocket Hanging Jewelry Organizer is the perfect solution. Not only does it keep everything organized, but it hangs up, which means you can slide it in the closet with your clothes. It takes up barely any space, and any college student knows space is very tight in those tiny dorm rooms.
This Kenneth Cole Reaction Mens Time Travel Kit is perfect for putting all those toiletries. From going back and forth between the dorm bathrooms, going home for the weekend, or a holiday trip, this puts all those bathroom goodies in one place.
This Killer Concepts Rocksteady Portable Bluetooth Speaker (XS V1.5) system is really cool! It is wireless, has 10+ hours of battery life, and can sync up to any device with blue tooth. It can also be connected via USB if you don’t have the blue tooth option available. It gives off great sound and would be perfect for a dorm room or home bedroom. It’s portable too, so is easy to bring on a tailgate or to a BBQ.
BioShock Infinite is a hot new game for nearly every gaming device. If the student in question likes action gaming, this game will not disappoint!
Nowadays every student it equipped with a computer and some computers don’t even offer CD optical drives anymore. Stay easily connected with the SanDisk Cruzer 32 GB USB Flash Drive. You can save and store, transfer, and bring wherever you need it. Keep it safe in a
College students can be a gift buying challenge. With this in mind, we offer a list of very can't-miss holiday gift ideas that won't break the bank.
College students are notoriously broke and in need of everything. Many are wearing backpacks that have long since fallen apart, using pencils that hardly work, and reading books they just happened to find in the $5 bin. But, if you thought this would make finding a gift for the college student in your life easy, think again. With so many possibilities, it can be tough to find the best gift. Plus, do you know how many backpacks and pencils are out there? It’s nearly impossible to sort through which ones are the best for college students.
To help you really make an impact this year, we’ve sorted out the 25 best gift options for college students. These range from books to snacks to accessories; you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your college student on this list. Check out our lists of the best gifts for musicians, the best gifts for teens, and the best stocking stuffer ideas for more great gift ideas.
1. Brimma Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle
Every college student needs a high-quality, insulated water bottle. The college student in your life is probably on the go all day. In between classes, work, and studying, it is nearly impossible to find a time to run back home and get a drink. This leads to many college students purchasing beverages from vending machines and campus restaurants. On top of costing absurd amounts of money, these locations are full of unhealthy beverage choices. Gift your college student the convenience of a well-designed water bottle. For other great water bottle choices, you can see our best water bottle guide here.
2. Colored Sticky Note Set And Organizer
College students go through a lot of sticky notes no matter their major. They can be used for everything from note taking to pre-editing essays to keeping track of assignments. But, sticky notes are also notoriously hard to keep up with. They get lost in the bottom of backpacks and crammed underneath beds, never to be seen again. Gift your college student with a set of sticky notes they won’t lose with this compact, sticky notes organizer.
3. Coquimbo Mini Sewing Kit
Many college students have to stretch everything they own. They don’t have the disposable income to go out and buy a new backpack when their strap breaks or a new pair of pants once a hole develops. Instead, lots of college students choose to repair their damaged belongings. To help them on this quest, gift them this mini sewing kit. It has all the necessary tool to make simple repairs but is also extremely easy to store – great for a small dorm room.
4. Getting the Best Out of College
It would probably be safe to assume that any college student is attending college to at least attempt to learn something. But, with the rat race of exams, essays, and pop quizzes, it can be easy for college students to forget to focus on actually learning something. This book explains how to take advantage of all a college has to offer not only to learn something but also get a head start on your career and your life.
5. Inspirational Necklace Pendant by iWenSheng
Every college student needs a little inspiration now and then, especially in the middle of finals or before a tough test. When you’re struggling with grades and homework, it can be tough to remember to take a moment to breathe. Give your college student the gift of a pick-me-up with this inspirational pendant. Now, they’ll have a constant reminder that they can get that ten-page paper done before tomorrow morning and conquer their finals without drinking that tenth cup of coffee.
6. Recipes Every College Student Should Know
It can be incredibly hard to cook in a dorm, especially when you’re trying to make it to class in ten minutes or cramming for an exam. College students don’t have much time to cook, which is why many of them live off of dried noodles and cheap fast food. Equip the college student in your life with the knowledge to make fast, healthy meals and snacks with this highly-reviewed book. No longer will they have to choose between finally eating something that isn’t frozen and getting to class on time.
7. Activ Life Best Kid’s Frisbee Rings
College students need to stay active just like everyone else. With this gift, they can fill the time between classes with a quick game of frisbee. These frisbees are easy to catch and throw, making them a great gift for even new frisbee players.
8. Keep Calm and Study On Mug
It isn’t uncommon for college students to drink a lot of coffee. Between exams, essays, and friends, coffee might be necessary to get to class on time. So, get your college student this stylish mug for them to drink their coffee out of while they’re cramming for finals.
9. LED Photo Clips String Lights
Decorating a dorm room can be difficult. You don’t have much room to work with; it can be incredibly difficult to fit in all the necessities and still find room for any decorations. Plus, leaving home and attending college can leave many college students homesick. You can conquer both of these problems with this ingenious product. It easily attaches to any wall, lights up, and holds lots of pictures, giving college students an easy way to decorate and remember home.
10. Personal Alarm Keychain
Though we might not want to admit it, college can sometimes be dangerous. College freshmen have probably never been away for extended periods by themselves. Many college classes take place at night and campuses can be dark after the sun goes down. Don’t let your college student leave home without this simple put effective alarm keychain. If anything was to happen, all they have to do is press a button and the keychain with play a loud, sharp ringing sound, getting the attention of those nearby.
11. Savvy Infusion Water Bottles
When you’re constantly rushing from class to class, it can be difficult to eat healthily. Most college students likely do not get the nutrients they need between the ramen noodles they eat for breakfast and the Chinese takeout they eat for dinner. This gift lets them be a little healthy by trading in their soda for fruit infused water.
12. The Starving Students’ Cookbook
This easy to follow the book of inexpensive recipes is a great gift for any college student. Many college students do not have the time or money to cook gourmet meals every night, but this does not mean that they don’t have time to cook at all. With this recipe book, even a reluctant chef can find their way in the kitchen and make mouthwatering dishes.
13. UNIQUE HM&LN Genuine Leather Journal Notebook
Many college students enjoy journaling and doodling in between classes. Having a beautiful journal can be a great way to keep up with professor emails, upcoming assignments, and schedules. When you have a lot to juggle like most college students, having a place to keep everything is indispensable. This journal is refillable and is a great fit for a nice fountain pen.
14. Variety Snack Care Package
Nothing excites a college student as much as food. For one, most college students are usually running very low on money and have to budget their spending carefully. This means that they cannot splurge on a whole bunch of junk food. Secondly, college students don’t have time to run to the store and shop. Most of their food comes from microwavable meals or fast-food restaurants. This variety snack care package, then, can provide a much need breath of fresh air for the college student in your life.
15. Why Didn’t They Teach Me This in School?
College students usually have a notoriously low income. To meet all their needs and get to class on time, they need to budget ruthlessly and stay on top of their finances. But, many colleges students don’t know how to do this. This leads to them not taking care of their funds as they should, opening up pathways to trouble during and after college. Gift this highly-reviewed book and give the college student in your life the knowledge they need to keep their finances healthy.
16. Canvas Laundry Bag
All college students have to do laundry in a communal laundry room. This means that they will have to somehow transport their laundry down from their dorm room to wherever the washers and dryers are located. This is a lot easier said than done, especially when you consider how far away the laundry room can be. No one wants to parade their laundry through the halls, so get your college student this canvas laundry bag, providing both functionality and privacy.
17. CraveBox Snack Box
This gift is very similar to our other snack box suggestion but has a different variety of snacks that might be more suitable for the particular person you’re buying the gift for. We recommend looking at both snack boxes and deciding which one your college student would prefer. Of course, most college students will appreciate getting any food at all. So, don’t stress too much about the decision!
18. Healthy College Care Package
It is challenging to find healthy, portable snacks. Many healthy snacks require a refrigerator, which a college student might not have, or are impossible to transport easily. Most college students need healthy snacks they can throw in their bag as they’re rushing out the door for class, and this snack pack provides just that. With 30 healthy snacks, this is the perfect gift for any busy college student.
19. Happy Times Hammock Shop
It might seem strange, but many college students hang out in hammocks in between classes. If you only have a short wait before a class starts, it can be futile to trek all the way across campus to the dorm. Instead, many students choose to set up a hammock and spend their time studying or relaxing in between class. These hammocks, though, are somewhat expensive and out of many student’s price range. Gifting one is always a great idea.
20. LapGear MyDask Lap Desk
Doing homework can be hard if you don’t have anything to write on. But, most college dorm rooms are far too small for a desk and a bed. Help the college student in your life overcome this problem by gifting them this lap desk. Now they can lounge on their bed and do homework.
21. LAGHCAT Big Mermaid Tail Blanket
What college student doesn’t want to curl up after a long day of classes in a mermaid tail? This product comes with a warm, adult-sized mermaid tail blanket, silver mermaid necklace, and a bag for easy transportation.
22. Leaper Vintage Laptop Backpack
With all the hustle-and-bustle of college, backpacks wear down very fast. Most college students use their bag from the moment they wake up to the second they lay down at night. They are used to transfer everything from books and class materials to clothes to lunches. If it needs to be carried, it is probably going in the backpack. A backpack is always a great gift for a college student, especially a stylish and versatile one like this.
23. Sumsunshine Laptop Backpack
It is nearly impossible to attend college these days without a strong, high-quality computer. Usually backpacks, though, do not have a way to transport most decent sized computers safely. Without a way to get the computer to and from class safely, there is a risk of breaking it or even losing it. Because of this, it is necessary to have a durable and functional computer bag. This product provides just that. It has a combination lock to prevent theft, a hole to accommodate headphones, and a padded back panel for extra comfort.
24. The Freshman Survival Guide
If you know a college freshman, you should consider purchasing them this book. It contains everything a freshman needs to know about “studying, socializing, and everything in between.” It truly is a must-have guide for any freshman looking to get the most out of their college years.
25. Vere Gloria Messenger Bag
Depending on their major and course load, some college students might not need that large of a bag. This is particularly true for upperclassmen, who are usually taking more specialized classes that don’t have many books. Lugging around a big bag that you don’t need can be frightful. If this sounds like the college student in your life, you might want to look into purchasing them this small messenger bag. It has enough room to hold a small book or two but won’t be extremely bulky.
The holiday season is finally upon us, and we can't wait to start creating our Christmas wish list! There are a lot of wonderful products that were released this past year, and we are so excited to include them in our 2017 College Christmas Wish List. Are you unsure of what to get your friends for this holiday season? Keep reading for our top five products to give as the perfect gifts for your friends and family. #sponsored
Life as a college student can be quite stressful. In the midst of late nights, a busy schedule, and lack of sleep, Alba Botanica®'s Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes Cooling Eye-Revive Gel will make the perfect gift for your busy friends. This travel size product is infused with cucumber, green tea, and caffeine to help reduce puffiness and help you get through your day. Grab some of these products for the perfect stocking stuffer. Still unsure of whether or not you need this? Alba Botanica®'s products are 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free. #DoGoodDoBeautiful
Are you looking for the perfect present to give to your makeup-slaying friends? For all of the beauty gurus in your social circle, Tarte's Lights, Camera, LashesTM Mascara makes a great stocking stuffer. This cult classic is vegan and curls your lashes to create the perfect voluminous look. #RethinkNatural
The winter season brings cold weather and dry skin. Stock up on these BeingXSanctuary hand creams for a bottle of moisture with delectable scents. #SuperBeing
Looking forward to creating arts and crafts for this holiday season? These Krazy Glue All-Purpose Singles are the perfect supplies for your crafting galore.
Created by Allergen, #ActuallySheCan is a female empowering campaign. In collaboration with Le Motto, these soft tank tops are both empowering and cute for your athletic wear. Gift these tanks to your athletic friends or simply anyone who will appreciate these soft tanks.
What's on your holiday wish list?
I asked several college students, and these items are on their Christmas List.
It is that time of year again! The holiday lights are starting to come out of the boxes and up around the neighborhoods, carolers are singing in the city centers, and Christmas cookies are baking in the oven. But you know what this also means? We have to start racking our brains for gift ideas for our favorite people. Ugh, I know it can be a bit stressful… However, I have great news for you! Because you’re reading this, you MUST be looking for gift ideas for college students… right? Well, guess what?! You’re in the right place! Whether you’re a college student parent or a college student yourself, you will find gift ideas from all prices in this perfect student holiday gift guide!
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Let’s start out with the best of the best, shall we? This list of gift ideas will make your favorite college students life so much easier in the upcoming new year. Most are practical, while others are just plain fun! Let’s get into it…
Alright, we covered the extravagant gifts, are you ready to tackle some more budget-friendly ideas? I have compiled a list of items that are easy on the wallet but make perfect gifts for hard-working college students!
These budget-friendly gift ideas make great stocking stuffers!
My last list in this student holiday gift guide is… books! Every student needs a good book collection and these books have proven time-and-time-again to be ever so valuable! They cover topics including productivity, career development, time management, and so much more.
Well, that is it! That is all I’ve got! I sure hope this student holiday gift guide gave you some fabulous ideas for this year’s holiday season. If you have any other great ideas, comment them below!
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