cool gifts college students
. It s not a secret, college students are poor. So it s no surprise that one of their most desired item is money. Try buying a wallet like this awesome Alpine Swiss men s leather bifold wallet, and stuff it with some cash, gift cards, and maybe even a check or two.
GoPro HERO4 Session
. The GoPro HERO4 Session is able to withstand the high demands of an active college student s life. As such, this camera is a must have. Bring it to the beach, the pool, mountain biking and pretty much anywhere you go.
BRAVEN 805 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
. College students love to listen and share their music and what better way to do it than by cranking up this groovin BRAVEN 805 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker which works with your iPad, iPhone, and iPod.
. Is that college student in your life a math genius (or at least aspiring to be)? Thenthisis the perfect gift for him or her.
Apple Watch Sport
. If your college student needs someencouragement to live a healthier lifestyle, stay on time, or even engage a little more then they ll want the Apple Watch. Even if your college student doesn t need the encouragement
SERBAGS Vintage military canvas rucksack backpack
. Sure, every college student needs a backpack. But this semester, don t just purchase any ordinary backpack. Rather, surprise your college student with this high endSERBAGS back packmade with high quality cotton mixed fabric and genuine leather.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
. It s like a tablet and a laptop all in one. What college student wouldn t want One.
Apple iPad Air 2
. Maybe your college student is more of an apple kind of person. Then check out the Apple ipad Air 2. Boasting of a 2048?1536 Retina Display, the pictures on this tablet look so stunning, you might just want to keep this for yourself.
Great Neck 21044 Essentials Around the House Tool Set
. Whether it s for setting up that new desk chair or to place that nice decorative shelving in the room, your student is going to need some basic tools. Complete with 31 pieces which includes hammer, pliers, and screwdrivers, the Great Neck Essentials bag is what they re looking for.
Schwinn Men s Prelude bicycle
. In most college campuses these days, it s easier to get around the campus on a bike than on your personal vehicle. The money you save in parking decals, gas, and time is outrageous. So treat your college student to this Schwinn Men s Prelude bicycle.
Canon PIXMA MG8220 printer
. For those times where your student may just want to print out his or her homework at home (as opposed to the busy, dirty, and quite frankly unappealing print lab) there is no better option than this Canon Pixma MG8220 Wireless Inkjet printer. It boasts of superior optical scanning resolution (yes, it has a built in scanner) of 4800x 9600 dpi. It s super quiet and the prints are amazing!
Pots and pans
. Not only is cooking healthier for your college student, it also saves them money. So encourage the healthy practice of cooking by giving them an awesome pots and pans set like thisT fal Ultimate Stainless Steel Copper Bottom set.
. It s hard to cook without something to cut with. And with knives as stylish as these Mercer Culinary Genesis set, your college student is going to want a reason to use them.
. Coffee becomes a staple item in just about every college kid s diet (we have arduous assignments to thank for that). What better way to enjoy this life giving (and much needed) nectar than on a favorite mug. Especially if it s a mug like this design changing morning mug. Just pour your favorite coffee and watch the magic happen right before your eyes!
Under Armour Duffel Bag
. You don t want your college student to go into the school gym sporting a rundown, embarrassing, in need of replacement gym bag do you? Of course not! Take it upon yourself to upgrade your college student s gym bag with this stylish Under Armour Duffel Bag. This bad boy screams I workout.
Cards Against Humanity
. A great way to bring some fun to any social event, Cards Against Humanity pits the innocent to that which is not so innocent and your college student will love every minute of it. This is probably one of the few games you actually want to lose at.
Wireless and Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphone
. Who want s to play their favorite video game while being distracted with annoying sounds. Give the college student in your life the gift of auditory bliss with these Noise Cancelling Headphones.
WeWood Jupiter Watch
. Not only is wood biodegradable, but it also reminds us to use materials that are earth friendly for items that we wouldn t think of using them for (like this watch). Besides, theWeWood Jupiter Watchlooks cool.
Star Trek USS Enterprise D Pizza Cutter
. Possibly the coolestpizza cutterin existence.
Single serve coffee maker
. Coffee can be expensive in popular coffee venues. And as we have already established, students need coffee (lots and lots of coffee). So why not encourage your studious college student to save money while enjoying his or her coffee by gifting them with this awesome and stylish Hamilton Beach single serve coffee maker. This is one of those gifts that just keeps on giving.
Coleman Instant Tent 4 Person
. Encourage your college student to take a break once in a while and enjoy the gift of nature with this cool instantColeman tent. It can fit up to four people and is easy to set up (for those of us who are not Boyscouts / Girlscouts).
The Walking Dead Keep Calm Mens T Shirt
. If you are a fan of the Walking Dead series (and let s be honest, who isn t) then you need to buy two of this shirt. One to give away and one for yourself (you know you want one).
MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer
. Give your creative college student the gift of creating really cool stuff with the somewhat expensive but totally awesome MakerBot Replicator.
. The Xbox One is pretty much your home entertainment system in one box. On the I want scale of 1 to 10, this is 20.
. The PlayStation 4is definitely an item your college student wants. If you want to blow their socks off this school term, this item right here is the way to do it.
. A collection of the first five years of Piled Higher and Deeper, a comic strip about life or, lack thereof, in graduate schoolas it originally appeared in Stanford University s The Stanford Daily Newspaper. This is the quintessential comic book for grad students. Yeah, it s quirky and that makes it just right for your favorite student or PhD candidate. $11
. Seriously, I totally rejected this on first pass. Then I took a second look. And checked with some of my young friends. Boy, was I wrong. This is a total lifesaver, and works like a champ! Yes, it is a unitasker because it does only one thing, but does it so well. It makes a hot fast breakfast with minimum prep and easy cleaning anywhere, including a dorm room. And it s so cute! $24
Miracle Cube Timer
. No more buttons, switches or dials, the Datexx Miracle Cube Timer allows you to mange your time with simplicity and convenience. Set the timer by simply resting the cube with the desired time facing up5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes. When time s up, a loud alarm rings. Silence by setting it back to zero at the top. $18
Wake up light
. This is an alarm clock like you ve never seen. Its dawn simulator gradually lights up a room so it feels like you re waking with the sun in a natural sunrise without a loud, annoying alarm. It really does make a huge difference in one s quality of sleep and ease in getting out of bed, especially during the longer dark months of winter (or thesis writing). Simple to operate and can double as a bedside lamp. $60
. This bestselling book is a classic, and a great gift for that highly intellectual young person on your gift list. Simply put, it is a colorful guide to the world s most consequential trivia. It is a reference book like no other that makes sense of our world by putting the data we are bombarded with every dayhealth findings, technological advances, cultural touch points, war statisticsinto creative visual perspective. $17
Travel Power Plug Adapter Charger
. You don t have to understand it. Just know that anyone who travels can really use this little gem with 3 international plug adapters covering more than 150 countries. And it s good domestically as well with two USB ports for mobiles phone, digital camera, mp3, iPod, iPhone, etc. And so easy to carry! Choice of colors. $14.
. This FURINNO A6 ultralight adjustable laptop table features an air vented design that reduces overheating of your laptop, notebook, or tablet. Totally adjustable, this little table will turn a regular desk into a standing desk yet works laid back on the bed. Holds up to 30 pounds but weighs less than 5 pounds. $55
Travel coffee mug
. If someone on your gift list runs on dark, hot liquids, this Zojirushi stainless steel coffee mug is the ticket. It s sleek, it s beautiful and keeps hot coffee hot for a very long time. It has a non stick coated interior and flip open lid. The entire thing disassembles for thorough cleaning. Accommodates full size ice cubes for cold drinks, too. Comes in 12 oz and 16 oz sizes with choice of five colors. $25; $27.
. Life can t be all books and study. This is the way young people like to kick back and play for a spell. This Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle is state of the art and the latest in cool. $200
. Ask any 20 something for the nearest coffee shop and you re sure to be directed to Starbucks. That s the way it is. A bundle of Starbucks gift cards is what typical, modern, hip and cool college students crave. It s okay. $40
Kindle Fire HDX 7
. This latest Kindle Fire reading device is built for work and play. With a beautiful 7 inch HDX display, it s ultra fast, light weight and the HDX 7 comes with improved battery life. $179
Portable power supply
. Make sure your giftee enjoys his or her smartphone, tablet or ebook reader without worrying about running out of power. This Skiva PowerVault A2600 ultra portable external battery pack is a lipstick sized design that fits any pocket or bag. An absolute must for a busy collegian
Meals in a mug cookbook
. Making a meal in a mug is the perfect solution for solo dining, and it s also a quick and easy option for busy people. The meals from this book are a convenient and budget friendly way to eat delicious and healthy meals when living in a dorm, traveling in a RV or eating at the office! $16
Dorm Room Essentials
. Even kids who have it all at home could use some new items to take to their college dorm. Some dorm room essentials that can help college bound seniors make the transition include things like a mini hamper, a mini fridge, twin XL sheets and bedding, or fuzzy flippers. An alarm clock is also a good gift for students with early classes. And depending on where the graduate is headed, a raincoat and umbrella or a durable pair of winter boots might co
. When you ve been living at home with mom and dad your whole life, the shower situation you encounter at college can seem rather interesting. Fortunately, certain items can make the process much easier, and those items are simple for outsiders and family friends to purchase, too. First, a small shower caddy is essential, as are personal care basics such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and razors. Second, a pair of shower flip flops and a robe or
. Give your college student the gift of flight. Whether that be a trip home or abroad, that s up to you. JetBlue gift cards are the way to go.
. For $88 you can get that college student of yours a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player. They ll be able to stream 1,000+ channels of movies, TV shows, sports and more. It s fully loaded with a one stop search fit with dual band wireless, Ethernet and USB. Purchase here.
Gym Yoga Membership
. Whether they re a fitness junkie or just want to lose a couple of pounds, the gift of a gym or yoga membership may be ideal for your kid. Down Dog Yoga, VIDA Fitness, Yoga District, MINT, they re all great options and often advertise some stellar holiday deals this time of year.
Anker Backup Cell Phone Charger
. It s the size of your lipstick, but far more useful than just a gloss. The ultra compact portable charger will allow your child to power their smartphones and other USB charged devices. Buy it on Amazon for $19.99.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
. Personally, I m a fan of Bose s QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, and while they re a little on the expensive side, they ll make your kid smile from ear to ear. Ask my co workers, they can attest to how well these babies work, allowing me to tune out every and all distractions with just the flick of a switch.
. Because who ever goes to the store just to buy new socks. Thanks, mom and dad.
A gift certificate to a florist in your new hood
. Flowers feel a little unnecessary when you re tight on cash, but if you have a gift card there s no excuse! You can instantly make your apartment feel cozier and not have to worry about infringing on your (necessary) wine budget.
CALM DOWN organic bodywash
. You re about to graduate. Don t have an anxiety attack! The essential oils of ginger and lavender will help calm and clear your mind so you re ready to walk across that stage and into the rest of your LIFE, if you will. Find it here for $20.
A cork globe
. If you have big jet setting plans after college, or just want to daydream some, this is a sharp way to show off where you ve been and/or where you re headed! You can even tack on ticket stubs or photos to make it more personal.
A nice blazer thatll do the job for work and play
. You re probably going to have lots of job interviews to go on and lots of fun parties to attend postgrad. A nice versatile blazer will be a much needed upgrade to your college wardrobe. Find this one for women for $79.90 and this one for men for $149.
A weekender bag
. All your college friends will probably be headed in different directions after graduation. A nice weekender bag will have you ready to visit them constantly.
Nail polish in your school colors
. Perfect for the big graduation day and all the interviews in store after. Find this Essie rock the boat polishherefor $8.50.
A money tree
. AND THEY SAY MONEY DOESN T GROW ON TREES.
Adobe Ink and Slide
. When you re trying to make a drawing or diagram, sometimes a mouse and keyboard just won t cut it. Adobe found a way to integrate those clunky, incompatible stylus systems with your omnipresent iPad. And with the additional smart ruler tool, your lines can be crisp and clear.
. Struggling to wake up for that early morning class? It s probably because your alarm isn t smart enough. Meet Sense: an intelligent alarm and sleep tracker that sits on your nightstand. Along with a sensor called the Sleep Pill that clips to your pillow (don t swallow it), Sense can monitor noise, light, temperature, humidity, and particles in the air as you sleep, giving you insight on your sleep patterns or letting you know why you keep fallin
Bitlock Keyless Bike Lock
. Bitlock s cut resistant steel U lock lets you unhook your bike with your smartphone
. If your tailgating routine seems staler than that pizza your roommate left out for like 2 months, look no further than the Coolest Cooler to mix it up. If crowdfunding for this contraption goes through, it will be equipped with Bluetooth speakers, a USB charger, LED lights, and a fully functional blender to make those foam beer koozies feel so last century.
. These pretty wooden spoons ($4) are a unique gift for anyone on your holiday list even your boss.
. This friendship bracelet ($5) makes a unique gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season.
. Simply bound and wonderfully unique, this handmade cute kitty notebook ($5) is ready for capturing someone special s big ideas.
. Lighten anyone s life with a scented, cool vanilla mint candle ($4) that s packed in a handy travel tin.
Home projector for TV and movies
. With a portable projector ($85) and a wall mounted projection screen ($45), students who are less interested in a owning TV can see the shows and movies that they usually watch on their laptops projected on a big screen.
. These super cute, trendy plants survive on air do not plant them in soil and can be perched anywhere to decorate a dorm room.
. SOLO Eyewear makes its trendy sunglasses ($95) out of recycled bamboo, and each pair you purchase provides eye care for poor people, including prescription glasses and eye saving surgeries. The company has restored vision to 6,540 people around the world.
. Stitch Fix, which offers gifts cards, will send a box of five handpicked, trendy clothing items that a personal stylist will select after the gift recipient fills out her style profile. You keep what you like and send the rest back in a prepaid envelope ($150 $180).
Homemade soda maker
. With the SodaStream starter kit you can make your own soda at home, eliminating the need for soda cans ($59).
Funky yoga mats
. Ditch the boring ones. How about an elephant of Namibia yoga mat, a blue flame mat or coral blossom mat? All $58. Or try a personalized yoga mat decorated with three large photos that you upload when ordering (also $58).