The holiday season is just around the corner and many of us are wondering what to buy everyone on our list.
We scoured the internet to put together the top gifts for college students (or young people) for Christmas 2018.
The Best Gifts for College Students This Year
Pura Vida Bracelets
These trendy bracelets are made in Costa Rica and perfect for the adventure-lover you know. They look better when stacked together in packs of bright colors. Buy Pura Vida bracelets here.
Cards Against Humanity Extension Packs
This game is hilarious! You can get a friend an extension pack to keep the laughs coming. Buy Cards Against Humanity extension packs here.
Echo by Amazon – Heather Gray Fabric
This first one is an absolute no-brainer. College students have parties, right?
They’re hanging out with friends in the dorm listening to music.
With the Echo, they can play their favorite songs by just requesting them with their voice.
The Heather Gray fabric edition (new this year) is very stylish too.
Cambridge SoundWorks Portable Bluetooth Speaker
From tailgates to parties, days at the beach or by the pool, BBQs – I can think of so many uses for this portable speaker set. It’s one of the top rated and top reviewed devices on Amazon.
I bought one for myself last year and LOVE IT.
This makes for an awesome time and great holiday gift. Buy the Cambridge SoundWords speaker here.
Cute and Comfy Blanket Shawl – Urban CoCo
This plaid blanket shawl is ridiculously comfy and cute.
It comes in every color imaginable.
a HUGE College Gift Box of Cookies, Candy, and Classic Snacks
Let’s face it. College students get hungry.
Send your college student this snacks care package and the whole dorm will benefit.
Sephora Favorites – Nude Lip Collection
This year makeup trends were all about the lip and Sephora is the top beauty store for college-aged women.
Get the latest nude lip kit for 2017 and your college girl will be happy.
This is a 6-piece lip set with 5 deluxe sizes and one full-size.
Millennial Monopoly Board Game
Apparently this game is super popular with millennials right now (age 20’s to early 30’s)! My sister suggested we play it at our Friendsgiving we’re co-hosting with friends and coworkers. Millennials are known for collecting experiences and not things so this puts a twist on the classic game we all played growing up!
Buy on Amazon here.
Book – Real Girl’s Cooking by Haylie Duff
Many college students don’t know how to cook (well).
Help them out with this awesome recipe book that is easy, simple, and will help them get started cooking.
Plus, Haylie Duff wrote it.
the Ultimate Charging Station for phones, iPads, laptops
Let’s face it. Chargers get lost in a messy dorm room.
Help your favorite student find their charger and get out the door faster with the ultimate charging station.
Buy it on Amazon:
USB Charging Station – 60W 12A 5-Port Quick Charge – Ideal Dorm & Home Charging Dock Desktop Device Organizer
THIS cute tunic dress has over 3,000 reviews on Amazon
To say this dress is a HIT with college girls is an understatement.
It has over 3,000 reviews at the time we’re writing this article.
The best part is that it comes in 20+ vibrant colors.
Buy it here on Amazon:
Women’s Casual Long Sleeve Short Mini Dress Loose T-shirt Tee
Brighten up your dorm room with this gift
THIS Succulent planter is super cute
Succulents are SUPER hot right now.
I have a potted succulent on my desk at work and in my windowsill in my kitchen.
Any college girl would love to put this super cute succulent planter in her window or on her desk.
Buy it on Amazon here:
Set of 3 Life-Like Mixed Artificial Succulent Plants in Country Rustic Wooden Square Pots & Display Tray
What to Buy College Students this Year
The Nintendo Switch – Neon Blue and Red Joy-Con
Ah, the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch.
This one is awesome because it’s the neon blue and red joy-con version.
College students have time to play video games. They’ll love this.
This Instant Camera is a cute throwback
This is a great stocking stuff or gift for a girl who loves to take pictures.
Capture the best moment’s with friends with this adorable camera that comes in all different colors.
This VR Headset
Virtual Reality is a big thing this year but most VR headsets are crazy expensive.
Here is a cheaper one that is still really well built and works with most smartphones.
And there are always Amazon gift cards
Seriously, don’t stress yourself out this holiday season.
You have enough stuff to do.
College students are THRILLED with gift cards and then they can pick what they want.
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What are you buying your college students this year?
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