19 Practical Holiday 2017 Gift Ideas For College Students That Are Also Fun As Heck
The gift-receiving aspect of the holiday season is definitely more important to kids than adults, but that doesn’t mean newly-minted adults should be left off this year’s gift list. College students work hard most of the semester (aside from a few missed assignments here and there). And making it to the holiday 2017 season means they've finished all their final exams and are another semester closer to graduation — and doesn't your favorite college student deserve a gift about it?
As you get older, gifts become more and more practical. And there’s nothing wrong with that. 1,000 thread count queen-size bed sheets? Yes, please. But practical doesn’t have to mean boring and basic. Practical gifts make life easier for the recipient, and the best gifts also reflect the recipient’s unique needs and personality. The gift ideas in this guide will show the college student in your life that you see them working hard to get that degree and even though it’s not easy, you know they can do it.
Isn’t that the boost everyone needs while pursuing their undergraduate degree? Ahead, you’ll find gifts for college students that will cement your cool sister/aunt/mentor status. And if you find more than one gift that is perfect for someone you know, consider sending it in a care package throughout the year. Speaking from past experience, college students love care packages.
2. Dorm Decorations
3. Journaling Class
Journaling is a great way to relax and articulate feelings without having to say them out loud. Author Esmé Weijun Wang created a self-paced online course about restorative journaling through difficult times that'll make a great gift for a college student who needs a break. (Just make sure they like writing, first.)
4. Throw Pillow
5. Tote Bag
6. Candy And Baked Goods
7. Self-Care Tools
9. Laptop Sticker
10. A Well-Written Résumé
11. Skin Consultation
12. Workout Gear
13. Public Speaking Tips
Do you remember the first college presentation you ever gave? You were probably just a little intimidated, and chances are good your favorite college student might be, too. This virtual boot camp teaches the basics of becoming a more effective public speaker.
16. Words Of Affirmation
17. Phone Case
19. Thermos Bottle
College students are always on the go or spending hours at the library. This bottle keeps beverages hot for up to 12 hours, or cold and carbonated for up to 24 hours.
Gifts for college students can be both fun and practical. Whatever you get the young scholar in your life, they'll be sure to appreciate it at the very least because it's one less thing they have to pay for.