Gifts for College Students

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As we approach the holidays, you might be wondering what to get your college student or friend. Well, look no further! These gifts range from holiday-specific to birthdays too!

Gift Cards

You can never go wrong with gift cards! This allows the person to choose their own gift. Some suggestions include:

  • Starbucks
  • Netflix or Hulu
  • Amazon
  • Spotify


You can make your own gift-inspired basket with all of their favorite things! Do they enjoy movies? Why not include a popcorn bucket, popcorn of several flavors, and candy? You can change items based on their personality.

Major Specific Items

It’s so special receiving gifts with their major in mind.

  • Humanities? Maybe a book or stationary set.
  • Science? Maybe a stethoscope and inspired items.
  • Arts? Maybe a music book or paint set.
  • Social Sciences? Why not the newest DSM-5 they can use for the next couple years?

Personalized Gifts

I love getting personalized items from Etsy and Amazon. These are special because it includes the recipients’ name. These items could be picture frames to kitchen appliances, blankets, or mugs, the possibilities are endless!


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