25 Great Christmas Gifts for College Students

25 Great Christmas Gifts for College Students

Looking for the best Christmas Gifts for a college student? This guide has been updated for 2019 and has the proven gifts your college student will love to get: gifts to wear, gifts for the dorm, and useful gifts. Tons of easy gift ideas that are sure to please!

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Wondering what to get a college student for Christmas? I quizzed my three subject matter experts and did some research of my own to come up with a gift guide that’s been vetted by actual college students.

Gifts to Wear

Help your college student avoid the Freshman 15 and get reminders to stand up and move around some during those extended study sessions with this popular fitness tracker.

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Those dorm floors can get pretty chilly in February. Help them replace those worn-out shower shoes with fur-lined hard-soled slippers. Good for the girls and the boys!

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Levi's Classic Jean Jacket comes in Men's and Women's versions and can be worn with anything. This version is sherpa-lined to keep your student warm around campus.

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This beanie will keep your student's head warm and cozy and it holds a special surprise: bluetooth headphones so they'll always be able to hear their favorite music.

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Support your student in following their dreams with this tie-on wish bracelet.

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What Christmas is complete without an ugly Christmas sweater?And sloths make everybody happy!

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Gifts to Take Back to School

This water bottle is stainless steel with a cool faux wood exterior and says “I’m eco-friendly, health-conscious and stylish!”

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My son crawled under my weighted blanket on his first night home for the holidays, fell asleep on the sofa and slept through until the morning. I knew then that the blanket would be returning with him to school and it did. This blanket really works for easing anxiety and promoting sleep. Everyone needs one!

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After a full semester, your college student might be ready for a dorm room update. Show them the places they can go with this giant wall map.

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Of course, your student might also appreciate a touch of home. These photo clips let your student keep photos of their favorite memories in front of them all the time and the unit easily attaches with command strips.

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Sure a smartphone takes great pictures but if your college student wants to take their photography game up a notch, this mirrorless camera is a lightweight alternative to a DSLR and takes great 4K video.

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Record players are making a strong comeback these days! This portable version looks like the fun suitcase-style record players all the cool kids used to carry around and the Bluetooth capability means you can even use it as a set of speakers when you want to stream music from your phone.

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Space is always at a premium in tiny dorm rooms. Help your student keep all their various devices neatly docked and charging in one compact space. Includes a six-outlet power strip!

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If you can’t be together, show your love with a care package of sweet and salty snacks.

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Help your student start every day with an inspirational message with this felt letter board

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This mini projector is perfect for movie night in the dorm! Simply connect it to your streaming device or your laptop and you're good to go. Just add popcorn.

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Useful Gifts

Sometimes you just need quick and easy quality caffeine for on-the-go. The french press is an easy way to keep your coffee fix going all day.

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Help your student study wherever the mood strikes with this adjustable portable laptop lap desk.

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Keep all important dates and to-dos up front and visible at all times with this wall-mounted dry erase monthly calendar. Great for the visually oriented.

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Or maybe your student is the type who likes to keep their agenda with them on the go. This popular calendar is a great way to keep track of what’s going on.

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Your phone needs some extra juice when you're out and about all day and this portable charger has outlets for both iPhones and Android devices. It can charge your iPhone more than 7 times on a single charge, too, so no need to panic because you forgot to charge your charger.

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Help your student make that 8 am class each morning with this gentle alarm clock which works by gradually brightening each morning before the alarm clock goes off. You can choose to awake to the sound of birds or the ocean if you'd like and charge your phone overnight.

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3 Comments

  1. Laura
    December 1, 2016 / 6:26 am

    This is great, thanks Katy! A co-worker has been stumped as to gifts for her college son, and now I can direct her here for ideas.

    • Katy
      December 1, 2016 / 6:27 am

      Hope she finds something she likes!

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