When people ask me what I want for my birthday or Christmas, I always struggle to provide decent responses. I forget everything that I have ever liked or been interested in. I've found that this is a common experience that most people have had in their lives, especially with their friends and family members. Are you one of them? If so, this list for you. Also, if you never know what to get your college student or college-aged friends, this list is for you.
People always says that teenagers and young adults are hard to buy for. However, there are many gift options teenagers be overjoyed with receiving. From craft kits and cookbooks to gift cards and scrunchies, the options are endless. So, if you have no clue what you want for a present (or don't know what to get for a friend or family member), gain inspiration from this list of 55 gift ideas.
You can't go wrong with giving a college student money! As we all know, college is expensive. So, just give them cash!
2. Gift Cards
Gift cards are a practical and desirable gift optional. Here are some locations that you should consider purchasing gift cards for:
- Visa Gift Card
- Amazon Gift Card
- College Book and Merchandise Store Gift Card
- Starbucks Gift Card
- Chick-Fil-A Gift Card
- Bath and Body Works Gift Card
- Target Gift Card
- Apple iTunes Gift Card
Any girl with long hair will appreciate a scrunchie set. They are cute accessories. Plus, they put less strain on your hair.
4. Anything Sherpa!
Let's be honest: nothing beats soft sherpa apparel. If you find a cute sherpa jacket or throw blanket at the store, pick up one for your college student because that is the perfect gift. Comfort is important when you're stressing out over classes and assignments.
It doesn't matter how many candles a person has! If you find a wonderfully scented candle, then it will make a perfect gift for a loved one or BFF.
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6. Soft Blankets
We all love blankets, and this is an undebatable fact. Find one with a cute design, and pick it up for your college student.
7. Wall Art
College students are always looking for new paintings and art pieces for their dorm room.
8. Yeti Water Bottle
Hydration is important, and Yeti containers keep your drinks cold and/or warm for long periods of time. While students are attending classes all day, it is important to have a reliable water bottle on hand.
9. Simple Jewelry
Most girls enjoy jewelry, so this is a gift that will be fitting for females of all ages.
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10. Lap Desk
In our current digital age, computers are a necessity. Purchase a lap desk for your college buddy. These portable desks are both comfortable and useful when working on assignments on the couch or in bed.
11. Notebook and Pens
College students need to take notes consistently. Notebooks and pens are a useful set of supplies to have on hand.
12. Keurig Mini Coffee Maker
We need our coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in the morning! Plus, college students can use the Keurig to make other food recipes.
13. Bluetooth Headphones
College is a noisy setting; therefore, headphones are a valuable possession.
14. Apple Watch
These watches track your sleep, heart rate, exercise levels, step count, and so much more. They are both fashionable and something students would actually use daily.
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15. Computer Cover
As students, we should really protect our computers better!
16. Yoga Pants
Yoga pants are a comfortable clothing option for both school and workout sessions.
17. Sweat Shirts
College students value comfort over fashion 90% of the time! Purchase us some comfy sweat shirts, please and thank you.
18. Utility Cart
Utility carts are a versatile storage option in rooms with limited space.
19. Brita Water Machine
Clean water availability can be sketchy on college campuses. Gift your college student a reliable source of fresh water...a Brita!
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20. Weighted Blankets
Insomnia and sleep disturbances are frequent in college students, regardless of whether students are living in an apartment or dorm room. Weighted blankets help with sleep quality and anxiety.
21. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
Using a small portable egg cooker is a quick and easy way to make a nutritious meal in a dorm room setting.
22. Wireless Portable Charging Case
You can never be too prepared! College students use their phones more often, so portable chargers can be lifesavers when the battery drains unexpectedly.
23. Concert Tickets
Who doesn't like attending concerts on the weekend?
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24. Ugg or Nike Slippers
Sometimes you just need a comfy pair of slip-on shoes.
25. Oversized Hoodies
Like comfy sweat shirts, hoodies are a necessity for college students.
26. Heating Pad
If you sit at a desk all day, it is inevitable that you'll have sore muscles. Gift a college student a heating pad to help!
Stickers are so popular right now. People put them on everything, including their water bottles and computers.
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28. Face Mask
Gift your college friend or student a face mask set, so they can have a spa day.
29. Hair Towel Wrap
Anyone with long hair would appreciate a nice hair towel wrap.
30. Polaroid Camera
College students have many memories to record. Why not capture memories with a Polaroid camera?
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31. Fuzzy Socks
Do I even need to explain this one?
32. Supportive Memory Foam Backrest Pillow
These pillows are great is you're doing work in bed.
33. Laundry Detergent and Cleaning Products
Cleaning products are expensive, so college students would appreciate them as presents.
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34. Chunky Knit Blanket
You could even make your own chunky blanket! Various craft stores sell classes and materials for making a homemade chunky knit blanket.
35. Weekender Overnight Duffel Bag
Getting an overnight duffel bag will save you time and stress when packing for a weekend at home.
Succulents don't require much maintenance, but they are a cute way to style up your room.
37. Burt's Bees Gift Set
Burt's Bees is one of the best brands for chapsticks. Pick one up for your pal during the winter season especially!
38. LED String Lights
String lights are a great way to decorate a room. They look cute in almost every setting.
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39. Mini Backpack
Most girls need to carry an assortment of essentials with them throughout the day. A small backpack is a great way to transport materials throughout the day
40. Throw Pillows
You can never have enough pillows.
41. Shower Speakers
Who doesn't listen to music? We could all use a speaker, especially a water-resistant one.
42. Tile Device
If you constantly lose your keys or wallet, purchase a Tile Device that will track your objects and help you locate them.
43. Day Planner
College can be overwhelming with different deadlines and exam dates. Use a day planner to keep your schedule straight.
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44. Pompom Beanie
Pompom beanies will keep your head warm and be a fashion statement during the cold months of the year.
45. Party Game
Who doesn't enjoy a good, old-fashioned game night? From to Cards Against Humanity, there are a variety of games to put on your wish list for a quiet night in with friends.
Get your friend or family member a cookbook! We all need to eat, so why not try some new recipes?
47. Streaming Service Subscription
Pay for our Netflix, Hulu or Disney+ subscriptions. Watching television is one of the primary ways college students relax. Who wouldn't appreciate access to new shows and movies?
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Kindles are great devices to access novels, textbooks, and essays. Students, of all ages, would benefit from this gift, especially with increased virtual learning.
49. Non-Perishable Snacks
You can never go wrong with food. Never!
50. Essential Oil Diffuser
Since college students typically can't keep candles in their rooms, gift them an oil diffuser. Diffusers make dorm rooms smell better. Additionally, the different types of essential oils provide varying health benefits for consumers.
51. 3-in-1 Wireless Charger Station
An all-inclusive charging station is a great way to remember to charge your phone, watch, and headphones. College can be stressful, but this charging station is a lifesaver.
52. Coffees and Teas
Students can never have enough coffee and tea, especially if they attend early morning classes.
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53. Craft Kit
When college students have free time, therapeutic actives are a great way to spend one's time. Who doesn't enjoy being creative? Plus, there are various types of crafting that people can participate in.
54. Scratch Off Map of The World
If you love to travel, record your journeys and experiences with a customizable map. This is great for young people who experience wanderlust and desire to travel the world.
55. College Apparel and Merchandise
College students LOVE sporting their college merchandise and fun homemade college-based paraphernalia. We can never have enough!