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5 Gift Ideas Every College Student Wants

There’s no doubt that college is a stressful time for students. Whether it’s their first year on campus or they’re finishing up their senior year, it can be a bit overwhelming at times, and gifts are definitely appreciated.

If you want to give the right gift to a college student this Christmas, there are plenty of options to pick from to help them get through their four years at a university. If your college student is moving off away from their home, they might not have a lot to work with at their new school in terms of supplies and furniture.

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If they’re moving into a dorm or an apartment, they’re probably either not furnished with much or not furnished at all. That’s why little bits of furniture and décor can help a college student a lot, and make for great Christmas gifts. I find BJ’s and Costco to have great deals on Back To College items and smaller furniture pieces.

Preferably, they’d be able to come in a box and be assembled elsewhere, because trying to move an entire TV stand or something similar could prove to be a bit difficult. School supplies are often a much needed resource for college students.

Whether it’s pens, pencils, notebooks, textbooks, or anything else, some of these things can be harder to come by than others. A nice care package complete with all of the essentials and then some can go a long way towards them getting off to the right start for their semester. Snack boxes are another great hit for the college student.

Depending on how much you’d like to spend, electronics can also be a great option for Christmas gifts. Many colleges require students to have access to a basic laptop for a lot of their school work, so you’ll want to make sure your student has a good one.

5 Gift Ideas Every College Student Wants

Anything from MacBook laptops to Windows laptops will make a great addition to their supplies for school, and with many varying prices, it doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank.

You could also look into getting a college student some smaller, more basic types of electronics, such as headphones. Headphones are great for walking around campus, going to the gym, and even studying to block out loud noise.

A good pair of wireless headphones can be purchased for a relatively low price. Finally, there’s always the option of the good old gift card. Most often, college students are strapped for cash and could always use something that can get them a good meal or anything else they might need. BJ’s offers discounts on gift cards throughout the year. This is my favorite place to get a deal.

Gift cards to specific restaurants, coffee shops, and large chain grocery stores all make for much needed gifts to college students. Or, get them something like a Visa or Mastercard gift card that allows them to spend it anywhere they see fit.

I hope this helps you to give a wonderful gift to your college student this year.


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