gift cards for college students
Start writing a post
Life Stages

17 Gift Cards To Buy For The College Student In Your Life

You want to get them something nice for Christmas? Trust me when I say gift cards are the most useful thing you could buy.

68
17 Gift Cards To Buy For The College Student In Your Life

Everyone knows that college students appreciate any and all gifts that come their way.

However, they can be hard to shop for. What do you get for an adult who is still kind of financially dependent on their parents and doesn't really have their own place yet? Well, I have a suggestion for you: gift cards. Gift cards are the holy grail of Christmas gifts.

You're basically just getting them whatever they want, which, after all, means that you've gotten the perfect gift. If you need some advice on which gift cards to give them, I suggest you do one of these.

1. Amazon

Giphy

They can get literally anything they need from Amazon... all without having to leave the dorm!

2. Gas cards

Giphy

Driving gets expensive quick, so having even some of your gas paid for is helpful

3. Chick-fil-A

Giphy

Tbh who doesn't like Chick-fil-A

4. Target

Giphy

Everyone loves Target

5. A nicer restaurant

Giphy

Even if you can't pay for their whole meal, your gift card could make it affordable for them to even go to a nicer restaurant

6. A coffee shop

Giphy

If you want to be extra thoughtful, you could google the best local coffee shops near their campus, but you could also just do Starbucks.

7. Barnes and Noble

Giphy

While Barnes and Noble might not be everyone's first choice, your studious, book-loving college student probably loves going there. Plus, they have lots of fun things that aren't books.

8. Kroger

Giphy

Even college kids have to eat. Help buy them some groceries.

9. Michael's 

Giphy

For those stressful moments you need to unwind, crafts are perfect. But, craft supplies can be expensive, so give them this to help them out.

10. Panera Bread 

Giphy

It's a little nicer than fast food, but still pretty affordable. So you just know every college student loves it.

11. Subway

Giphy

College students rarely eat healthy food, but when they do, it's probably at Subway.

12. A music store 

Giphy

Even if they don't play music, it can still be fun to go vinyl or even CDs.

13. Walmart

Giphy

The Amazon of physical stores.

14. A department store 

Giphy

Maybe they need some new clothes for something, but most of the college students I know are more likely to spend their money on food unless they absolutely have to have some new clothing item. You can help them out with that.

15. Movie theater 

Giphy

Movies are fun, but so expensive! Gift cards to the movies are a great way to give your college student something fun.

16. Chipotle 

Giphy

Nearly every person I know likes eating at Chipotle. And for a lot of people, there's so much food in one thing that they can eat out of it twice and have a decent meal both times.

17. Or, just give them money

Giphy

Because everyone loves money.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers

1111221

Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

704702
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series

729827
Netflix

Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

470268
Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

288550
Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?

430271

Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.

289094

Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

194452
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments