The Ultimate Christmas List For College Girls

The Ultimate Christmas List For College Girls

50 things every college girl will be asking for.
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This is how you get gift-giving right.


1. Money

You can never go wrong with some cash.


2. Bralettes

Just in case you missed it, bralettes are the next big trend and everyone's latest obsession.


3. Thick Knit Beanies

We like being cute and cozy.


4. Coloring Books

Yes, we are adults. We are grown. But, we also like to color.


5. Slippers

Instead of lacing up shoes every time we want to leave our dorm or go get the mail, we would love just to slip on some furry slippers.


6. Headphones

Headphones are a necessity to survive college and an extra set is always appreciated.


7. Cards Against Humanity

Secret: Girls love to play raunchy card games just as much as the next guy does.


8. Stapler

Tip: When going to college get your own stapler. It is a hassle to ask a professor or friend every time you need to staple something for a research paper. This would also make a good stocking stuffer!

9. Staples for the Stapler

This may seem silly, but when you need to hurry and go to class but you have already used your last staple, it is a very depressing day.


10. Notebooks

Believe it or not, students are already running out of paper after their first semester.


11. INK, INK, INK

Ink is expensive af. We all will be very appreciative that the money will not be coming out of our own pockets.


12. Gift Cards

If you are the kind of person that does not like to give cash, because it is not personal, then that is fine. I will personally and happily accept all gift cards.


13. Massage

A certificate for a professional massage is a fantastic gift- especially considering all the stress we have been under for the past 16 weeks.


14. Food

Care packages to take back to school with us would be amazing. Going back to cafeteria food will not be easy for any of us.


15.Gas Cards

Driving back and forth from school to home really puts a dent in some of our savings. Gas cards are always a nice treat.


16. Oil Change

Some of us have to travel long distances from home. Certificates for oil changes are nice and help us to adult a little less.


17. Fuzzy Blankets

Ladies are obsessed with blankets and partying almost as much as this sloth is.


18. Pencils

You would think we would learn to not lose our pencils as much as we did in high school, but some things never change.


19. Quarters

Quarters are essential for doing laundry. If you have some extra quarters sitting around, give them to a college student.


20. Hats

Yes, 8 AMs are tragic, but hats are a blessing when you can stroll around the whole day with bed head and no one will know.


21. University Gear

No matter who you are, you always love reppin' your school. Shirts, hats, you name it, we'll wear it.


22. Books for Dummies

Sometimes we need a little bit more than a textbook to learn.


23. Furniture

Most of us will be moving or are already living in apartments. Since many apartments are not furnished, we will happily accept any pull out couches or tables you are willing to give up or buy for us.


24. Furry Boots

If the temperature is below 50 degrees, you better believe girls will be bringing out their furry boots.


25. Sorority Apparel

When a girl is initiated into a sorority, the merchandise becomes part of their life. Any hat, scarf, shirt, jacket with their sorority's letters on it, you name it- they want it.


26. Coffee

Girls are scary without their caffeine. Anything coffee related makes for a great present.


27. Books

For once we could actually read something other than a textbook which is very encouraging.


28. Blanket Scarves

All girls love a good blanket scarf that can dress up any plain-jane outfit.


29. Chapstick

One Word: Stocking Stuffer.


30. Make-Up

I am not trying to be inappropriate, but every girl loves Naked.


31. Inspirational Canvases

When we are having a rough day, inspirational canvases are a good self-esteem booster.


32. Fuzzy Socks

I do not know a single college girl that does not love fuzzy socks.


33. Cute Mugs

Even if you drink hot cocoa instead of coffee, every college girl needs a cute mug to get her day started the right way.


34. Yeti

Yeti cups are good for keeping your drink cold while you are in class all day long.


35. Glow in the Dark Nike Yoga Pants

That way, not only are we lit, but our pants are as well.


36. Candles

For some reason, girls go crazy over candles. Don't ask.

37. Anything "Matte"

Lipstick, fingernail polish, etc. Girls go crazy over anything and everything matte.


38. Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are the bomb.


39. Cute Workout Clothes

Then we won't have any excuses. This will actually give us the motivation we need to hit the gym- and we can be cute and fancy while doing so.


40. Starbucks Gift Cards

We are college students. Do not be surprised if this is at the top of your student's Christmas list.


41. Perfume

Girls like to smell nice, but we do not have money to pay for Victoria's Secret's "Bombshell" no matter how bad we may want it.


42. Bath and Body Works

Ladies are obsessed with Bath and Body. Don't believe me? Check it out on Black Friday. Just remember- you were warned.


43. Hair Ties

Because you can never have too many pony tail holders.


44. Purses

Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors- We want them all.


45. Chocolate

Enough said.


46. Mani-Pedis

Girls love manicures and pedicures. Not only do their fingers and toes look pretty, but it is relaxing, too!


47. Converse

Because we all love being retro and you can never have too many converse.


48. Free Tuition

We all would appreciate it if someone could pay off our student loans.


49. 4.0 GPA

If Santa is real, all I am asking for is a 4.0.


50. Dogs

Because let's be honest, you can never go wrong with buying a girl a dog.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Putting Away Christmas

It sometimes feels like the end, but it's not.
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It's probably the worst time of the year for those of us who love Christmastime. At least in the days immediately following December 25th, it's still socially acceptable to listen to your favorite Christmas carols, keep your Christmas lights plugged in, and enjoy your tree and decorations.

But, sometime after New Years, the day inevitably comes when the celebration of the Christmas season must give way to the next one. Whether you throw your tree out promptly on January 1st, wait for the official changing of the Christian liturgical season at Epiphany (January 6th), or just take everything down when you have time, there's a definite sadness that accompanies the un-decorating process.

First, there's the sheer amount of work involved in taking everything down and packing it away for next year. It takes time and effort to locate every tiny ornament hidden in the boughs of your Christmas tree, tenderly wrap each fragile figurine in a Nativity set, and untangle the many strands of lights that illuminated your yard all December. We spend hours putting everything away, not to mention vacuuming tree needles and glitter off of the rug.

Once everything is safely stored in the basement or garage, of course, it's guaranteed that we'll find one last decoration that we completely forgot about, meaning that we have to somehow make space for it in one of the already-overstuffed boxes of ornaments and tinsel and lights. It can all be pretty overwhelming.

Christmas teardown is also a reminder of just how much stuff we accumulate, and just how little of it we really need or care about. Now is probably a good time to get rid of some of it so that we'll have less to store, put up, and take down next year, but often in our mourning for the ending of the Christmas season, we find it difficult to part with almost anything. We make mental pacts with ourselves not to buy any more decorations next year, but then immediately break our resolutions when we see the cute little nutcracker ornaments on a great sale a week after Christmas, or when all the new decor begins to appear in stores the following October.

And of course, there's the essential fact that putting away Christmas decorations means the ending of one of the most beautiful, festive, and happy times of the entire year. The decorations in the stores and around town gradually disappear, the number of family gatherings and parties on our calendars begins to dwindle, school and work resume as vacations end. Everyone and everything just seems a bit less jolly as the bleak wintry weather of January sets in.

But even in the face of a long winter devoid of Christmas cheer, there's still hope. There's hope for exciting holidays ahead, like sweet, romantic Valentine's Day or joyous Easter Sunday. There's hope for changes in weather, like potential snowfall and the eventual coming of spring, when the earth will finally come back to life in flowers and birds and trees and EVERYTHING. And for those who celebrate the coming of Christ at Christmas, there's the promise that Immanuel, the presence of God With Us, doesn't go away even when we've put away our manger scenes and stopped listening to O Holy Night.

Before we know it, Christmas will be just around the corner once again, and we'll get to enjoy our favorite holiday traditions and celebrations sooner than we think. Even though lovers of Christmas will never not struggle when Christmastime comes to an end, we can take comfort in the fact that the cycle of the seasons continues, bringing so many other things to enjoy until Christmas comes again.

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