Gift Ideas For Rutger University Students

5 Trendy Gifts You Can Get Your Friends While You're Still At Rutgers

Everyone loves receiving thoughtful gifts from their friends, and the Rutgers Makerspace is the perfect place to make personalized gifts.


Thanksgiving is over and there are only a few weeks left in the semester which means the holidays are quickly approaching! Black Friday and Cyber Monday offered opportunities for plenty of great Secret Santa gifts, but if you're in a last-minute crunch to find gifts for your friends, don't settle for a basic Starbucks gift card and call it a day. There are plenty of steals and thoughtful gift options to be found right on campus.

1. A Champion sweatshirt (for $15 and under)

C H Martin - 368 George Street

A few weeks ago I dropped way more money than I should've on a single Champion sweatshirt from Urban Outfitters. It wasn't until the other day when I was scouring George Street on my walk home from class that I discovered almost the same sweatshirt for just $15. If you're like me and guilty of wanting to immediately buy anything you see in Urban, it's hard to learn that this habit won't fly on a college student budget. I recommend taking the EE bus to Paterson Street and checking out C H Martin on George Street. I used to pass every day on my walk home from class without giving a second thought, but you can find a few quality pieces for a great value like their extensive selection of discounted Champion sweatshirts.

2. Something vintage

By The By Vintage - 9 Elm Row

Another spot right by the Paterson street stop, By The By Vintage is a second-hand boutique right off of George Street. Rutgers has so much going on and plenty to do, but it is not very easy to shop, with the nearest mall being a drive or bus ride away. By the By features trendy and vintage styles from the 60s to the 90s. It is reminiscent of a trendy New York consignment shop, but without the large price tag. Shopping here is a whole experience for you and your friends in itself, but you can also stop in to pick up Secret Santa steals.

3. Their favorite record

Spina Records - 118 Easton Ave

A trendy spot right in between Prosper and Mine Street on Easton Ave, Spina records offers a collection of vintage vinyls, antiques, and vintage decor. Pick up your friend's favorite record, and also shop their collection of vintage books, posters, and other gift-worthy items.

4. A Moleskine journal

Barnes and Noble - 100 Somerset Street

Barnes and Noble at the end of College Ave is a great place to get a Rutgers student a present anyway, but a Moleskine is a chic option that is perfect for writing notes, to-do lists, diary writing, or using as a sketchbook. While I myself haven't yet hopped on the Moleskine trend, I know many friends who swear by these little notebooks. They are durable, aesthetic, and make great gifts for your creative and artsy friends.

5. A handmade gift

Rutgers Makerspace - 35 Berrue Circle

Everyone loves receiving thoughtful gifts from their friends, and the Rutgers Makerspace is the perfect place to make personalized gifts. Located in the back of Livingston campus, about a 10-minute walk from the Livi Student Center stop, it's a great spot on campus that not many know about. here is free access to machines, workers on hand to assist, and you can print any image on clothing, make embroidered patches, 3D print, and laser engraved on wood or glass. If you have the time, it's a great place to stop by and be creative in time for the holiday season.

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Most Popular Beauty Gurus On YouTube That Will Inspire You

"May your day be as flawless as your makeup."

On YouTube, there are so many different channels, but favorite are the beauty ones. Here's a list of the 20 most popular beauty gurus on YouTube that will inspire you:

1. Jaclyn Hill

Jaclyn Hill, 26 years old, is a professional makeup artist, beauty and fashion blogger, and YouTube phenomenon who publishes videos to her channel Jaclyn Hill.

2. Nikki Tutorials

Nikki De Jager, 22 years old, is a professional hair and makeup artist whose publishes her videos NikkieTutorials YouTube channel.

3. Nicole Guerriero

Nicole Guerriero, 30 years old, is a makeup and beauty guru with an enormous social media presence. She runs a blog called Naturally Nicole where she posts tutorials, DIYs, reviews, and fashion blogs and beauty videos on her Youtube channel.

4. Carli Bybel

Carli Bybel, 26 years old,YouTube superstar and makeup, beauty, fashion and fitness guru who publishes videos to her channel. In addition, she also runs a highly successful blog called The Fashion Bybel.

5. Bethany Mota

Bethany Mota, 21 years old, YouTube star known for giving beauty tips to youngsters on the web. Her channel has earned over 10 million subscribers. She became the first YouTuber to ever be a cast member on Dancing With The Stars in 2014, and that same year she also won a Teen Choice Award for Most Popular Female Web Star as well as a Streamy Award for Best Fashion Show. In addition, she also collaborated with Aeropostale clothing line.

6. Lauren Curtis

Lauren Curtis, 24 years old, top Australian YouTube fashion and beauty guru known for her channel, where she posts makeup and hair tutorials, product reviews and all things beauty-related.

7. Laura Lee

Laura Lee, 28 years old, YouTube beauty vlogger who posts hauls, makeup tutorials and look-books to her channel.

8. Casey Holmes

Casey Holmes, 25 years old, hair and makeup obsessed YouTuber who publishes videos on her channel.

9. Teni Panosian

Teni Panosian, 32 years old, beauty, makeup, skincare, hair and style video blogger and vlogger also known as Miss Maven.

10. Tess Christine

Tess Christine, 25 years old, beauty and fashion guru who started her YouTube channel in April of 2011.

11. Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren Elizabeth, 22 years old, actress, fashion and beauty YouTube personally known for her channel who also opens up to her subscribers about serious issues in her life in hopes of inspiring girls everywhere.

12. Manny Mua

Manny Mua, 25 years old, popular YouTube personality who runs a beauty and makeup channel where he posts reviews, tutorials and more to his channel Manny Mua.

13. Jeffree Star

Jeffree Star, 31 years old, is gender-bending singer, fashion designer, DJ, performer, makeup artist and fashion and beauty blogger who publishes videos to Youtube.

14. Kathleen Lights

Kathleen Fuentes, 25 years old, Style Haul partner and beauty guru known for her YouTube channel as KathleenLights.

15. Aspyn Ovard

Aspyn Ovard, 20 years old, video content creator who is a beauty and fashion guru known for her self-titled YouTube channel. She also runs a secondary channel called Aspyn + Parker with her husband Parker Ferris. In addition, Aspyn and Parker own an clothing store online called Luca + Grae.

16. Desi Perkins

Desi Perkins, 29 years old, lifestyle and beauty vlogging sensation on YouTube who is also incredibly popular on Instagram.

17. Caitlin Bea

Caitlin Bea, 23 years old, YouTuber who is a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle guru. She became a partner with StyleHaul and Maybelline New York.

18. Patrick Starr

Patrick Starr, 27 years old, Filipino-American YouTube beauty expert, better known online as Patrick Starrr, who works as a professional freelance makeup artist.

19. Huda Kattan

Huda Kattan, 33 years old, social media phenomenon who created the blog Huda Beauty which became the #1 blog in the Middle East and a top 20 beauty blog worldwide. She posts her video content to her self-titled YouTube channel as Huda Beauty. She is a Hollywood trained makeup artist and beauty consultant who started her own makeup cosmetic line.

20. Tati Westbrook

Tati Westbrook, 35 years old, best known on YouTube by her channel name GlamLifeGuru, she is a Hollywood makeup artist and stylist who posts beauty hauls, tips, tutorials and reviews to her channel.

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31 Thoughts That Haunt Halloween-Lovers All Year Round When It's NOT October

Because Halloween is clearly the superior holiday.


April is here and that means we are officially six months away from the best month of the whole year: October. It's not just the best because I was born in that month, but because it holds the best holiday of all time: Halloween. For those of us who love Halloween, the months leading up to October drag on. Here are 31 things Halloween lovers are thinking right about now.

1. Six more months until October


2. Is it too early to start decorating?


The answer is no. Especially if you never took the decorations down in the first place.

3. Yes, I'm adding my Halloween playlist into my music rotation


Spooky music = spooky vibes

4. Why does everyone hate Halloween?


Clearly its the best holiday every

5. Who wants to have a Halloween movie marathon?


6. 3 a.m. is the witching hour


7. There should be two Halloweens


One isn't enough

8. Is it socially acceptable to wear my pumpkin sweater?

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Yes the answer is yes.

9. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice


10. Candy corn is gross but also an actual mood 


11. So I'm thinking a Halloween-themed BBQ


12. What if I named my future child Wednesday?


That makes me Morticia, right?

13. Did you see that orb? I bet this place in haunted


14. Was the Monstermash an actual graveyard smash?


Yeah it was.

15. Why are pumpkins not in season yet?


16. Who would win: Dracula or Frankenstein's monster?


The real question.

17. I need my halloween socks


18. He's JACK the pumpkin king



19. Trying to stay calm when when October is 6-months away


20. Ghosts are SO real 


I say while watching paranormal shows for the 100th time

21. Everyday is Halloween


22. On Wednesday, we wear black


23. Lets get spooky


24. Mess with me and I'll put a spell on you


25. Where's my broomstick?


26. That's a bunch of Hocus Pocus


When people say Christmas is better than Halloween.

27. Raise your hand if you ever felt victimized by people who start Christmas before Halloween


We all know that one person.

28. The Halloween movie series is classic


29. I wish I lived in Halloweentown


Halloween 365 days a year.

30.  How many days until Halloween again???


31. Halloween is cool


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