Christmas Presents for College Girls

Christmas Presents for College Girls

Things we all need, or at least want.

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The Holiday season is upon us, and it's the time of year where every close and distant relative you have, wants to know what you want as a gift for whatever holiday(s) you celebrate! Whether you yourself need inspiration or are shopping for a college girl, below is a list of go-to items, that deviate from the typical wishlist items. And just remember, when in doubt, cash is always greatly appreciated!

College Apparel 

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This one is a no-brainer. College apparel can be really expensive, and you can never have enough!

Sweaters 

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Sweaters and knitwear are super popular right now, and are a great wardrobe staple! They'll also keep you warm on the trek in between classes in the cold.

Booties 

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Booties have become a wardrobe essiential in the mainstream girl's closest. They're the go-to show for a night out, dinner with friends, family celebrations, you name it. They're super easy to dress up or down, and are usually pretty comfortable!

School Supplies 

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Sounds bland, but hey, it gets the job done! Ranging from staples to a printer, there are defiantly some school related items that every college needs, and would be very happy to receive, during the holiday season.

Althletic Wear 

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It's the comfiest stuff to wear to class, and is obviously great (if not necessary) for working out in. This gift will be especially appreciated by any gym fiends in your life, as you can never have enough workout clothes.

Phone Case Wallet 

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Every college student seems to have one. However, in the case that the college student you are shopping for does not, this is a great gift! A phone wallet allows students to carry all the cards they use on a daily basis, in the thing that never leaves their side. And even if the student you're shopping for already has one, a backup doesn't hurt!

Giftcards 

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This one may sound impersonal, but if there's a spot on campus that you know they really like/frequent often, a giftcard would be much appreciated!

Headphones/Earphones

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Everyone uses them! Walking to classes, at the gym, in the dorm, you name it! Whether it be a new pair of the ones they already have, or springing for a wireless pair, they will come in handy!

Purse 

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While this might not be the most used item at college, a good quality purse can change the game. Whether it be going out with friends, a day in the city, or just walking around campus, a cute purse can be helpful and stylish.

Winter Apparel

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It's cold now, time to bundle up. A nice Patagonia or Northface jacket is super helpful when it comes to fighting the cold on the walk to class, and makes a great present. As does stocking stuffers like text-friendly gloves, beanies, and scarves!

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A Letter To My Freshman Self

From a wiser senior

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Dear Freshman Me,

The first thing I want to tell you is to have fun. You only get to be a freshman in college once, so enjoy it while you can, because trust me, school is only going to get harder. Say yes more than no. Go out and drink, but learn your limits. And eat lots of drunk food, because you only get to use the "freshman 15" as an excuse for gaining weight for so long.

Get as involved as possible. Go to the involvement fair, join lots of clubs, and really take advantage of everything college has to offer. Plus, club meetings often have free food, so when you are broke but really want pizza, it's perfect!

Step out of your comfort zone. Introduce yourself to people in your dorm, and don't be afraid to talk to whoever is sitting next to you in class. This is the time to find your place on campus and make friends that will last you a lifetime. After freshman year, it's harder to do this, because everyone has already made their friend groups, so now's your time.

Call your mom, your family, and your friends from home. Just because you are living it up and in a whole new world, never forget where you came from and the people who helped you get to where you are today. School might get really busy at times, but it's so important to make an effort with the people who really have your back.

And last, but not least, do your school work and study. Yes, you can still party and have a great time, while maintaining a good GPA.

I know there is a lot of pressure for freshman year of college to be the best year of your life. You can do your best to try and make that happen, but you also have a whole future ahead of you, so just do what you can and stay optimistic. There are going to be ups and downs, but whether it's the best year of your life or the worst, it will definitely be one you will never forget!

Lots of love,

Senior Year Me

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You Know You're From Trumbull, CT When...

The best memories are made in this boring, little, Connecticut town.

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1. The majority of places you will consider to eat at are in Fairfield or Westport... Colony, Shake Shack, Country Cow, Playa Bowls, BarTaco

2. But if you find yourself too lazy to get on 95 for food, Panchero's is the go-to... never Chipotle. If it is past midnight, the choice always comes down to the McDonalds in Monroe, where you are almost guaranteed to see a group of people you know, or Merritt Canteen.

3. Once you got your license, your Friday night plans consisted of picking up friends, driving up and down Main Street, and, somehow, always finding yourself at the THS parking lot seeing who's car is there because there is nothing better to do.

4. In the Fall, you couldn't wait for Friday so that after school you and half of your grade could walk to Plasko's Farm for ice cream and apple cider donuts... and hope you could get them before the owners would yell at you to leave. (This one only applies to Hillcrest Middle School kids, AKA the inferior middle school in town).

5. You couldn't wait to be a senior so you could officially lead the BLACK HOLE at football games... if you were even willing to go in the cold.

6. You looked forward to the annual Senior Scav, the last week of summer before your senior year where a list of tasks is passed down by the recently graduated class... the official kickoff to senior year.

7. You pass by Country Club Rd. and get flashbacks from the worst Cross Country practices ever. Driving up Daniels Farm Rd. in the Fall and Spring, you are conditioned to yell "hi" out the window to your friends at practice.

8. You knew someone who worked at Gene's gas station... and found yourself spending more time there on the weekends than you would like to admit.

9. You are convinced Melon-heads are real after frequenting Velvet St. to see the abandoned insane asylum with your friends, IF you didn't want to drive all the way up to Fairfield Hills in Newtown.

10. You have had/have been to at least one middle school birthday party at the Trumbull Marriott.

11. You know that the 25mph speed limit on Whitney Ave. is way too slow... and can't help but hit a little air going down the huge hill at the top.

12. The guy at Towne likely knows your name.

13. You never find yourself turning right out of THS... that side of town is irrelevant for those who do not live there.

14. You know to avoid the Merrit Parkway from 4:00-7:00pm at all costs.

15. You know more than you would like to about people you aren't even friends with... in a town so small, things get around very quick.

16. Going shopping really means going to Target, or any store in the mall, for the millionth time that week.

17. The marching band was the best in the state and you would see them practicing, literally, every time you drove by THS.

19. Depending on the side of town you lived, you spent a lot of time at Five Pennies Park or Indian Ledge Park.

20. You would say you couldn't wait to leave, but when you got to college, you find yourself excited to come back to your hometown so you can reminisce on old traditions and make new memories.

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