The holiday season is upon us, well it’s quickly approaching, and that means it’s time to start thinking of gift giving. Today I’m sharing the perfect gifts for college students.
This year I’m taking a different spin on my gift guides. I’ll be sharing shorter gift idea compilations with a variety of gift ideas for everyone on your list! And I’m sharing these now so that they can be of most use to you.
PERFECT GIFTS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
There’s no doubt that college is a stressful time for students. Whether it’s their first year on campus or they’re finishing up their senior year, it can be a bit overwhelming at times, and gifts are definitely appreciated.
If you want to give the right gift to a college student this Christmas, there are plenty of options to pick from to help them get through their four years at a university. If your college student is moving off away from home, they might not have a lot to work with at their new school in terms of supplies and furniture.
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If they’re moving into a dorm or an apartment, they’re probably either not furnished with much or not furnished at all. That’s why little bits of furniture and decor can help a college student a lot, and make for great Christmas gifts. This pom pom photo garland is a cute gift idea for a college girl.
Preferably, they’d be able to come in a box and be assembled elsewhere, like this futon sleeper sofa, because trying to move an entire TV stand or something similar could prove to be a bit difficult. A sturdy bean bag chair is great for a dorm room or small apartment.
Wall decor that can be easily installed and removed is the best gift for college freshmen. They’re perfect for dorm rooms and student apartments.
COLLEGE STUDENT ESSENTIALS
Whether it’s school supplies, foods, or anything else, some of these things can be harder to come by than others. A nice care package complete with all of the essentials and then some can go a long way towards them getting off to the right start for their semester.
Kitchen essentials and small appliances are also great gift ideas for your college student. It was in college when I really got into drinking coffee. Hello midterms and final exams! A compact size Keurig is perfect for a dorm room or a small first apartment.
A compact air fryer is the perfect small appliance for college students. Small appliances are great for dorm rooms because they tend to have a lot of restrictions on what you can and can’t have and space is very limited.
Depending on how much you’d like to spend, electronics can also be a great option for Christmas gifts. Many colleges require students to have access to a basic laptop for a lot of their school work, so you’ll want to make sure your student has a good one.
Anything from MacBook laptops to Windows laptops will make a great addition to their supplies for school, and with many varying prices, it doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank.
A wireless charger for all of their devices is a unique gift idea for a college student or anyone really.
You could also look into getting a student some smaller, more basic types of electronics, such as headphones. Headphones are great for walking around campus, going to the gym, and even studying to block out loud noise.
A good pair of wireless headphones can be purchased for a relatively good price. Apple airpods don’t break easily and they hold their charge for a long time. Think of them as an investment piece.
As a planner girl myself, I would recommend my favorite Erin Condren Life Planner. If your college student is a big planner too but maybe they don’t have the budget to get an Erin Condren Planner, why not gift them one?
I would let them in on this gift so they can pick out and customize which planner they feel will be of most use to them.
Finally, there’s always the option of the good old gift card. Most often, college students are strapped for cash and could always use something that can get them a good meal or anything else they might need.
Gift cards to specific restaurants, coffee shops, and large chain grocery stores all make for much needed gifts to college students. Or, get them something like a Visa or Master Card gift card that allows them to spend it anywhere they see fit.
UNIQUE GIFTS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
I tried to keep this gift guide at only five categories but I want to make sure you are armed with the absolute best gift ideas.
When you’re a college student your first job is to be a student. If you have a part time job it’s often times not to buy lavish desires. It’s for the necessities.
The holiday season is the time to spoil your hard working college student! I know when I was in school I couldn’t spend money on perfume for myself. What is your college student’s favorite fragrance? Give them a good size bottle of his favorite cologne or her favorite perfume, they’ll be so happy you did.
Hopefully you found these Christmas gift ideas for college students very helpful. I know many of us recall how grateful we were when we came home for Christmas break and went back to school stocked and ready for the next semester! Especially after a couple of weeks of good home cooking right!