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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For College Students

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for College Students

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for College Students |

College students can be tough when it comes to holiday shopping. If I had to guess, I’d say that most of them just want to receive cash and/or gift cards. If you’d prefer to give them something that’s a little more exciting than another $10 Starbucks gift card, this list contains everything from a party game to sweets to easier ways to see their videos and listen to their tunes!

Please click through for more details on these gifts for college students.

Gift Ideas: Utter Nonsense Game
1. Utter Nonsense Game • Amazon • $22.98

Utter Nonsense is a new game for 4-20 players where people must say funny and sometimes raunchy phrases in stereotypical accents. One player in each round is the judge who decides who said their phrase the best/funniest in the chosen accent.

2. Money Soap • Amazon • $22.95

This might seem like a gag gift, but there is REAL money in the middle of this bar of soap! Each bar is guaranteed to have an American $1, $5, $10, $20 or $50 bill inside.

Gift Idea: Money Soap
Gift Idea: Nap Anywhere
3. Nap Anywhere • $59

What college student wouldn’t love this? They can take a quick snooze while waiting for a lecture to begin, or perhaps on the bus on the way to class. I feel like I would have put this to good use when I was a student!


4. My Life Map by Kate and David Marshall • Amazon • $13

Official description: “An introspective fill-in-the-blank that helps readers reflect on their past, evaluate the present, and dream for the future.” This would make a wonderful gift for a student who is close to graduating, or perhaps one who is trying to narrow down a major.

Gift Idea: My Life Map - A Journal to Help You Shape Your Future by Kate and David Marshall


Gift Idea: SleepPhones are headphones you can easily wear while sleeping
5. SleepPhones • $99.95

SleepPhones are wireless headphones that are sleep-friendly, comfortable and cordless. The life of the battery of the headphones is 10-13 hours, which is hopefully enough time to help your favorite college student get enough sleep!

6. Soundfreaq x Clashist • $100

Soundfreaq teamed up with Clashist to design a line of speakers that look seriously cool. Speakers feature amazing sound quality, USB charging for devices, alarm clock, FM radio, and bluetooth wireless.

Gift Idea: Soundfreaq x Clashist
Alex and Ani Path of Life Earrings
7. Alex and Ani Path of Life Post Earrings • Alex and Ani • $48

These gorgeous stud earrings showcase “life’s twists, turns, and unexpected winds” and would be a wonderful gift for a soon-to-be college graduate.

8. Olive Camo Herringbone Discover Backpack • TOMS • $128

TOMS are more or less the official shoe of college students everywhere, so it stands to reason that they should love the new line of TOMS backpacks as well.

TOMS Camo Backpack
Gift Idea: College Care Package from Eleni's New York
9. College Care Package • Eleni’s New York • $149

If anyone wants to send me a college care package I would happily accept it! This package comes stuffed with: 3 Chocolate Chip Crisp Cookies, 3 Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Crisp Cookies, 3 Butterscotch Crisp Cookies, 6 Chocolate Chunk Soft Baked Cookies, 6 Snickerdoodle Soft Baked Cookies, 6 Oatmeal Soft Baked Cookies, 6 Chocolate with White & Dark Chocolate Chip Soft Baked Cookies, 6 Ginger Soft Baked Cookies, 2 Chocolate Chip Brownies, 2 Cream Cheese Brownies, 2 Salted Caramel Brownies, Licorice, Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn Pizza with the Works Conversation Cookie Box. I mean, yeah. What college kid (or anyone) wouldn’t be happy to receive this box of sweets?!

10. Smartphone Bed Stand • Amazon • $29.98

I rarely use my phone in bed but even I want one of these stands that attaches to the side of the bed and holds a phone for easy viewing of television shows, movies, or even web browsing.

Gift Ideas: Smartphone Bed Stand
Gift Idea: Emergency Money Box
11. Emergency Money Box • IWOOT • $10.97

I imagine any college student would love to receive this… as long as you first filled it with an emergency stash of money. 😉

12. Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet • Nordstrom • $48

Leather totes are still as popular as can be and getting her one of these totes is actually a two-for-one gift since the bag is reversible with a different color on the inside! It also comes with a wristlet, so I guess you could say this is a three-for-one!

Gift Idea: Reversible Faux Leather Tote
Gift Idea: Guinness World Records 2016 - Gamer's Edition
13. Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer’s Edition • Amazon • $8.41

Of course we all know about the Guinness Book of World Records, but this one is dedicated to records, trivia and round-up’s about everything video game-related.

14. Candy Club Subscription • Price varies

Once they get back to campus, send your favorite college student the gift of candy! Each month Candy Club sends an assortment of tasty sweet treats. Each box contains $60 worth of candy. Purchasing one box costs $27.99, but the price goes down substantially if you pre-pay for a monthly subscription.

Candy Club Subscription


Be sure to check out our entire 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for great gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list!

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