Every year I sit down and write a list of things I want for Christmas that I don't usually get throughout the year. After finishing up my list this year I've discovered that these wants really should be needs. Everyday I find a practical item I would like to replace on my list of electronics and clothes. Here's twelve practical gifts every college student wants.

1. Gas money

Every week I think, "Wow I could really use some gas money."

2. Food gift cards

There is no better feeling than ordering your meal and paying for it with a gift card.

3. Spotify subscription


I love Spotify but hate it every time I see the charge on my monthly statement.

4. Makeup


Looking great always makes you feel great except when your bottle of foundation that lasts three weeks cost an arm and a leg.

5. Chapstick

Does anyone ever finish an entire tube of chapstick?

6. Netflix subscription

Are you really a college student if you aren't binge-watching your newest obsession.

7. Socks

I already own more socks than I know what to do with but every time I do laundry I end up losing the matching sock

8. Yeti cup

This is the saving grace of all cups.

9. Soft blankets

You really can never have too many comfy blankets to wrap yourself up in.

10. Snacks

Snacks are how I make it through life.

11. Markers and pens

I started this semester off with an endless supply, now I have one I found on the ground.

12. Ice cream

I've never had a problem chocolate ice cream couldn't fix.