Holiday Gift Ideas That Students Will Love
Drawing a blank on what to get your favorite graduate this year? From life planners to steamers, here are a few gifts new graduates will actually find useful in their new adulting endeavors.
Apple Watch tells you what time it is, who’s texting you, what they’re saying, and when people post on social media. That’s right. It’s the watch that’s far enough away from a phone that teachers can’t yell at us for using it in class. Plus, it holds all your favorite apps, pictures, and counts your steps every day!
It’s the worst feeling to have to leave your dorm or apartment late at night or really early in the morning to go print something off at the library. Instead, save time, money, gas, and the emotional trauma of being late to class by having a printer of your own.
Cards Against Humanity
The epitome of college life is the weekend. This card game might be a little vulgar, but it’s the quickest way to liven up a party. If you’ve ever heard of Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity is just the R-Rated version. If you’re looking to get something that will help keep a student’s mind off classes, this is a great way to go.
Somehow college backpacks look like they just came back from a three-week mountain adventure even though all students have done is watch Netflix all day? Not only are these suggestions cute, but they have all the space and pockets one could need without looking like a nerdy suitcase.
College students all run on coffee (or tea for some). Usually, the majority of people in morning classes have a transportable cup of some sort containing whatever liquid gold it is that keeps them going, especially in the cold weather.
Besides all the coffee that college kids transport around, they also have to stay hydrated. Nalgene water bottles are popular because they’re easy to wash, come in great colors, are nearly indestructible, and are perfect to cover with stickers (college kids put stickers on everything).
Blankets & Pillows
When won’t a blanket come in handy during college? They’re needed whenever you’re on the couch, in bed, sitting in chilly classrooms, watching sports games, and pulling all-nighters in the library.
High-quality headphones and earbuds are a priceless commodity for a study-holic. There are only so many personal study rooms in the library. When all of them are full, it’s time to pull these babies out to drown our surrounding noise. They’re definitely an essential for every college student.
Do the students you’re buying for love heading outdoors and being adventurous? Well, this little camera records videos and takes pictures in all types of conditions. No matter what they do for spring break (surfing, skiing, hiking mountains in the rain or shine), this little gadget will record it all in very high quality. What a perfect gift for the memory-hungry, adventure-seeking student.
College kids are always on their phones—checking texts, social media, emails with new assignments, and anything else they can think of on their walks across campus. Portable batteries extend that limited phone charge without having to be plugged into a wall. Plus, they’re small enough that they would make great stocking stuffers!
These handhelds de-wrinkle your clothes in about 30 seconds (which is way faster than the dryer). Also, it’s super rare that college kids get the time to hang up all their clothes right after they come out of the dryer, so this is handier than you’ll ever know.
*Price as of 11/22/2017