5 Questions College Students Hate Most When Coming Home

5 Questions College Students Hate Most When Coming Home

It's that time of the year again.
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Oh, the joy of the holidays! Cooler weather, peppermint drinks, pretty lights, and just that sense of magic in the air. Personally, I love the holiday season more than any other person I know. Plus, coming home and spending time with your family is always an amazing time. However, coming home for the holidays can seem like more of an interrogation session than just some holly-jolly time with your loved ones. With that, these are the five questions that college students hate the most when they return home for the holidays.

1. "Are you dating anyone?"

No. The answer is always no. Either I'm truly single or I'm just leading you to believe that I am. Besides, do you really want to explain to your grandma what Tinder is? I don't think so.

2. "Hey, Mom, did you see this picture..."

That sibling/ cousin that always tries to throw you under the bus. What happens in college stays in college until your devious relative wants to bring up that Snap of you shotgunning Pabst at a tailgate.

3. "How well are your grades?"

Way to give me flashbacks of sleepless, caffeinated nights of studying and mental breakdowns. But yes, my grades are fine (as far as you know.)

4. "Are you looking for any jobs/ internships?"

Thanks for reminding of the millions of stuff I have to do. I almost had a feeling of calm.

5. "What's your major again?"

Usually followed by, "So what exactly are you going to do with that?" Also, "You're not going to make any money with that degree." I'm a Mass Communications major with a focus in Broadcasting News. Translation: I want to be a TV reporter. And yes, I know I will be poor.

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OK, maybe it's a little early for that but never too early to start the Christmas wishlist. Here are a few items that may be at the top of your college student's wish list.

1. Starbucks gift cards

The multiple weekly trips to Starbucks are starting to add up. One of the best gifts I could receive this Christmas is money added to my Starbucks account to fuel my ability to get through this next semester.

2. Any gift card really

Let's be real, as a broke college student, the less money I have to actually spend at the grocery store/Chipotle/Panera/anywhere the better. Gift cards are a gift from God because you can get exactly what you what without the stress of having to pay for it!

3. Leggings

Lulu Lemon, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, whatever your preference on leggings, they are essential to everyday life as a college student, yet a very annoying thing to have to purchase on your own so getting them as a gift is definitely a treat.

4. Socks

Lame, I know but so essential. Bring on the fuzzy socks!

5. Candles

If we're being honest these are probably banned in all of our apartments/dorms but we've probably burned at least two all the way down already this semester so we could use a couple new ones. Stress Relief from Bath and Body Works and Volcano are the BEST.

6. Big sweaters

Absolutely essential to get through the winter. Name something comfier than a giant sweater, leggins and fuzzy socks. It's not possible.

7. MONEY

This one is a given. Probably the best gift a college student could receive.

8. New shoes

Whether it's new running shoes, Hunter Boots, going out shoes, you can never have too many and these are always on my wish list.

9. Subscriptions to monthly care packages

So I just recently discovered that this is a thing. You can actually subscribe college students to receive monthly care packages. How amazing is that? There's nothing better than checking your mail during a hard week and discovering a care package with snacks.

10. Snacks

Another lame one I know but seriously snacks are another annoying thing to buy yourself in college so when it comes from someone else, they're even better. You can never have too many and they save us so many times throughout the semester.

11. Mugs

If your college student is anything like me, you already have 18 coffee mugs but each one is important to you and you can NEVER have too many. There's just so many cute ones out there!

12. Cute decorations for the future apartment

Whether the student is currently living in an apartment or will be next year, a cute decoration or two is such an exciting thing to receive and will fuel our eager desire to start designing.

13. Coffee

The key to survival in college, and expensive for us to buy on our own so again, such a great gift to receive this Christmas.

14. S'well water bottle

These are so trendy right now and so necessary for college students to take with them, whether it's to class or to the gym.

15. Makeup

If you know your student well and know their favorites, this is a great gift idea.

16. Books

Okay this one perhaps is risky. Some find this one of the greatest gifts of all time, especially if you happen to get them one on their wish list or it could perhaps be not such a great gift if the student isn't a "reader."

17. Scarves

A great "go to" gift. You can never go wrong with getting a college girl a stylish infinity scarf.

18. Subscription to Spotify

Nothing is more annoying than the $5-$15 that comes out of our bank accounts every month but you could change that by covering that cost for us ;).

19. College Apparel

One of the greatest gifts for a college student is more t-shirts/sweatshirts to represent their school because lets be honest, you can never have too many.

20. Blanket

Nothing beats a soft TJ-Maxx blanket to keep one your bed. This is guaranteed to make your college student happy without breaking the bank.

21. Phone case

If your student is anything like me, they get sick of their phone case pretty quickly and its always exciting to be able to switch things up.

22. Gum

Okay yes, this one is a little weird but gum is essential after your morning coffee and goes pretty quickly so its always nice to have some extra packs laying around when its needed.

23. Nail Polish

Nail polish is one of those things I never buy for myself but is essential and new colors are always an exciting gift to receive.

24. Candy

The ultimate "stocking stuffer."

25. Love

When in doubt (or if you're broke), love is the greatest gift of all!

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With the winter months and cold weather quickly approaching for those of us who are not lucky enough to live at the beach year wold, us beach blondes are in for yet another rude awakening.

1. Our luscious blonde locks are starting to fade. 

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For those of you who get beautiful natural blonde highlights in the summer sun, those blonde streaks are now starting to fade and grow out. It is so depressing to see the dull, dirty blonde roots growing back in with out the sun kissed highlights. And if you're like me and you're too cheap to pay for root touch ups at the salon, you'll suffer until May with your dull hair.

2. The tans fade too. 

I don't know what is worse, losing your beach blonde hair or losing your sun kissed tan skin. As your summer tan slowly starts to fade away so does your happiness from the summer months. The only thing to look forward for now is thanksgiving and Christmas, but after that its just dull, cold, snow-filled days.

3. As much as we love a winter wonder land, Christmas in the sand sounds perfect. 

The best time of the year is Christmas and Summer vacation at the beach, so of course combining the two would be amazing.

4. We'd rather be hot than cold, so winter just doesn't work for us. 

If you live somewhere in winter where it gets cold, even if its just below 40 degrees you're so over it. After New Years, you no longer want anything to do with the cold weather so you just want it to be summer.

5. The sunshine makes us happy. 

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In the winter when it is cold and dark, it is hard to be your happy, bubbly self when you can't even get out of bed or you will be freezing. Without being able to be outside with the sunshine on your skin, your happiness and motivation fades along with your tan and highlights.

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