10 Gifts Your College Student Will Appreciate

 1.  Collapsable Microwave Popcorn Popper 

This ingenious contraption fits right in the microwave and delivers delicious popcorn with no oil required for healthier snacking. The bowl is easy to clean and collapses for smart storage. $9, Amazon.Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 11.08.10 AM

2.   Laptop Decals 

An inexpensive way to motivate them and personalize their laptops. Hundreds of styles to choose from on Etsy, like this one for only $3 from StickersForYouAll. 

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3.  Spongelle Shower Sponges and Buffers

With fragrances for men and women, these multi-use, anti-microbial body sponges are the gifts that keep on giving all year long. $14, Skin Spa.


4.  Fun Phone Chargers

Staying charged up is critical for a student on the go! There are many creative chargers that double as conversation-starters, including this pineapple. $30, Target.Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 11.39.35 AM 5.  Packing Cubes

Packing (and unpacking) is a breeze when they use these lightweight travel organizers. $22, Ebags.Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 11.46.37 AM

6.  Cards Against Humanity

Entertain the entire dorm floor with this game! $25, Cards Against Humanity StoreScreen Shot 2017-11-11 at 11.54.56 AM

7.  Hammock

Hammocks are all the rage on campuses. Students can pick a spot outside and set up a study camp. Or take a nap. $50, REIScreen Shot 2017-11-11 at 11.57.04 AM8.  Bendable Tri-pod for Cell Phones

Another way for the selfie generation to up their photo game. Also great for snapping next year’s family Christmas card photo! This one by DaVoice comes with an adapter and travel bag. $10 Amazon.Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 12.10.14 PM

9. Customized Sorority or Fraternity Gear

Has your student gone Greek? From clothing and accessories to stationery and pillows, like the one by Sororitee ($30) below, Etsy is filled with customizable products that proudly represent Greek life.

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10. A Pair of Sneakers

With the school year well underway, a new pair of kicks just might be the ticket to a comfortable walk to class. Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 12.29.32 PM

Hope this helps! Happy holidays, parents. Wishing you a season of peace.


P.S. For more guidance on parenting through the high school-to-college transition, buy yourself a gift —  Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage.




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