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Hello there! Happy Holidays. Are you still looking for gift ideas for the college student(s) in your life? Well here is a list of gift ideas for college students that I came up with as well as some stocking stuffer ideas as well. I hope you find this gift guide useful.
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Gift Ideas For College Students
- A netbook or a laptop: Every student should have their own computer. A laptop or netbook is even better because it is portable. Find out what brands and features they like as well as size and color.
- A desk lamp: For those late night study sessions a desk lamp comes in handy, especially if you don’t want to have a ton of lights. This Limelights Gooseneck Organizer Desk Lamp comes in a variety of colors and features 8 compartments for storing supplies and a stand for their iPad or book.
Limelights Gooseneck Organizer Desk Lamp
- Subscription to Amazon Student: FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, Prime Music is included and allows you to stream two million songs, unlimited reading on any device, stream thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost on over 200 devices and more!
- Hydro Flask: Help them to stay hydrated! Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottles keep beverages hot up to 6 hours and cold up to 24 hours. I carry mine with me everywhere!
- Adult color books: There are adult coloring books for every personality – from funny or calming to obnoxious and raunchy. Here are some of my favorites:
Pocket Posh Adult Coloring Book: Soothing Designs for Fun & Relaxation
Harry Potter Coloring Book
Unicorns Are Jerks: A Coloring Book Exposing the Cold, Hard, Sparkly Truth
Memos to Shitty People: A Delightful & Vulgar Adult Coloring Book
Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book
- The World’s Best Grammar Checker: Grammarly is a Chrome extension that helps writers, students and bloggers craft better documents. It checks the grammar and spelling of text as well as enhances vocabulary by suggesting word choices based on the context of the text.
Gift Ideas For College Students – Stocking Stuffers
- Ear Buds: You can never have enough ear buds! To drown out the noise of roommates (and strangers on the bus that want to talk to you) or to enjoy some relaxing sounds while at the library – a set of ear buds is always comes in handy.
- Portable phone charger: These come in handy all the time. Late night study sessions at the library, trips on the bus or long days at school can drain your phone battery – give them a gift that will keep their phone charged throughout the day.
- Walmart Gift Cards: Whether they live at home, on their own or in a dorm they are going to need items for school. From supplies to room decor and everything in between there is something for everyone.
- Gift cards to their favorite food places. Or even a Starbucks Gift Card
- Office supplies: There are hundreds of options to choose from. Think printer ink, their favorite pens.
- Amazon Gift Cards: Amazon has thousands and thousands of items to choose from and if they already have a Subscription to Amazon Student they can enjoy the benefits of free 2-day shipping as well.
Before you even start shopping online I recommend that you sign up for ebates. It is free to sign up and you can get special savings and cash back at many of the online stores you already shop at. To make it easier also install the ebates Chrome extension and log on to your account. When you are shopping online it will alert you of cashback and deals that are available at that website and all you have to do is activate it.
What other gift ideas for college students would you recommend? Let us know in the comments
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