Gifts that Every College Student Wants this Holiday Season

November 26, 2019

As many college students arrive home for the Thanksgiving holiday, parents are busy prepping for the turkey dinner and other last-minute meals when friends stop by during Thanksgiving break. It is the perfect time to enjoy a walk with your kids, read a book by the fire, play a family game of cards (our family is hooked on Sevens), or take advantage of the Black Friday sales to stock up on holiday gifts. Serena Chmelar is making parent’s lives easier with her helpful shopping list for college students. Read her blog post below.

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The holiday season has officially arrived, and I personally could not be more excited about it! I have been waiting for the holidays since, well, last holiday season, and I decorated my apartment the day after Halloween. For this week’s post, I put together a holiday gift guide for all the special people you will be shopping for this year. This guide shows the perfect gifts to buy for college guys and girls!


A Bluetooth Speaker

This is a perfect gift for anyone and will definitely get a lot of use from a college student. Bluetooth speakers are perfect for every occasion, from the shower to the party. This one from Ultimate Ears was rated the best Bluetooth speaker of 2019 and is sure to be hit for college students this year.

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These Apple headphones have been on the radar for a while now, but they are bound to make another huge hit this holiday season. These Bluetooth, true wireless earbuds are perfect for students who are constantly walking around campus. They are sleek, convenient, and pack a great sound quality. Apple just released the new Airpods Pro, which contains all sorts of new features, but either model will make a college student ecstatic!

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A Nice Perfume

Every girl in college would absolutely love to receive a nice bottle of perfume this holiday season. Perfumes clearly come in a range of prices and scents, so if you aren’t sure which one to choose, you should check out Sephora’s Holiday Perfume Sampler Kit. This kit comes with thirteen samples of Sephora’s best selling perfumes. After you’ve used the samples and decided on a favorite scent, you can use the voucher that comes with the kit to get a full-sized version of your favorite scent!

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Homesick Candles

These candles are the cutest idea for a college student, especially a freshman student who might be missing home a little bit more. These candles from Homesick come in scents named after all states and various cities around the United States. These candles are made in the U.S. with an all-natural soy wax blend. I personally think this is a perfect gift, just make sure your college student is allowed to have candles burning in her room!

Pro Tip: If candles aren’t permitted due to living in dorms, this company also sells a lot of the same scents in aroma oils which can be used with a diffuser!

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UGG Slippers

If your college student goes to a school that tends to have colder weather, she will definitely appreciate a pair of warm, comfy winter slippers. I have these UGG Coquette Clog slippers and wear them all the time. They were especially useful for living in dorms because you can truly wear them at all times. I was honestly guilty of wearing these to class a couple of times, but they were perfect for keeping my feet warm all winter long.

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Lululemon City Sweat Joggers

I see a guy wearing a pair of these Lululemon joggers every single day at my school. These are a great gift for a college guy because they will keep him warm, but comfy in class- what more does a guy need?

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YETI Coffee Tumbler

This is for all the guys out there that love coffee, which is probably most guys in college. This is a perfect Tumblr for guys because it’s not too showy and it’s very effective. It comes in a range of colors and sizes, but I like this navy one below. Since this Tumblr is for cold and hot beverages, it is also great for game-day tailgates and could be fun to personalize with school colors!

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Serena Chemlar, Author

Serena Chemlar, a second-year student at the University of Virginia majoring in Psychology and minoring in Entrepreneurship, has joined the College Scoops team as an Editorial Intern. Originally from New Jersey, Serena loves lemon bars and she lives by the saying, “Every little thing is gonna be alright”. Say hi to Serena @serenac124.

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