What do you gift to college students?
That’s a question that’s on a lot of parents and grandparents minds when birthdays and Christmas start to roll around.
Thinking of gift ideas for college students can be a bit of a challenge…
…and especially, when it comes to gift ideas for college girls.
Gift Ideas for College Students
Great gift ideas for college students are usually a mixture of needs and wants.
College girls DEFINITELY appreciate practical gifts. And who wouldn’t when you’re a struggling young adult?
These young ladies are only human after all, and things they want appeal to them just as much.
When picking the right gift for college girls, I suggest going with one of each.
One thing that will bring out the excitement in her because it’s been on her wish list for a LONG time, and a little extra something to make her smile because she knows she could SO use that.
To help you out with the gift choosing process, in today’s post I’ve rounded up 20 gift ideas for college students that any college girl would LOVE to get.
I’ve included both awesome and simply useful items to appeal to both of your college girls senses.
Now here are 20 gift ideas for college students that will make college girls say YAY!
Gift Ideas for College Girls
1. Candles or Melts
This gift for college girls will remind her of you anytime she lights it.
And if she is living in a dorm, you may want to opt for candles melts instead. As most dorms ban candles due to fire hazards.
I think these Sonoma Goods Candles smell just as good as Bath & Body Works Candles. Plus, they’re a little cheaper!
2. An Insulated Water Bottle or Tumbler
3. A Relaxation Gift Set
A relaxation gift set makes for thoughtful gift for a college girl.
When you’re a busy college girl going school, stress is quite often part of the equation!
Give a college student something they can use and take a break with. After all, they need to relax sometimes to be successful.
4. A Chunky Knit Throw
These cozy, chunky knit throw blankets are pretty popular right now.
Any college girl would be delighted to receive one as a gift! They double as a way to keep warm and a chic decorative piece.
If you’re feeling crafty, you could even DIY this gift yourself!
5. Bonsai Tree
For some, gardening is a way to relax.
Even though most college students don’t have space for a garden, there is always space for a little Bonsai Tree.
Plus, they’re really cute and a little greenery can go a long way in college dorm room.
6. Burt’s Bees Gift Set
A gift idea for a college girl in your life who could use a little pampering: a Burt’s Bees gift set.
This one can be just right for a number of different types of students.
7. A Fanny Pack
Yes – believe it or not – fanny packs are back in style!
And they are starting to get really popular with college aged girls.
The best part is:
There are TONS of cute styles to pick from, and they’re affordable to boot!
8. A Pizza Pouch
Looking for a funny gift for college girls?
This portable pizza pouch is sure to get a laugh! It’s a necklace that can hold a piece of pizza!
It’s really a great stocking stuffer idea for any pizza lover.
9. A Keurig Coffee Maker
Caffeine is a MUST for busy students!
That’s why a coffee maker, like a Keurig, makes for a super useful gift for students.
It’s compact and easy enough to use in a dorm, and it’ll help her save money because she won’t need to go out for coffee.
10. A Breakfast Sandwich Maker
While we’re on the subject of easy to use gadgets for college dorms (or apartments):
My next gift idea for a college girl is a convenient Breakfast Sandwich Maker!
A student can’t always afford to go out to eat, but they can afford to make these breakfast sandwiches themselves.
11. A Bluetooth Speaker
Music – it’s an essential in college.
It helps pass time between classes and can be motivating to listen to while doing homework.
A gift of a portable, Bluetooth speaker is sure to be a hit with a college gal!
12. A Lap Desk
College students spend a fair amount of time working on a laptop and doing homework by hand.
And sometimes, you just wanna work from bed!
Make it easier for college girls to work from the comfort of their bed by gifting them a lap desk. They’re kind of awesome!
13. A Portable Charger
The last thing a college student needs is for their phone to run out of battery in the middle of the school day.
A portable charger is GREAT to have when running around campus, or when doing some traveling.
This gift for college girls will get you a big THANK YOU!
14. A Planner
Planners are a useful gift idea for a college girl, whether she is already organized or maybe needs a little help getting organized.
Personalized planners (like these ones) are SUPER popular, too! I love how many cover options there are to choose from now, too!
Check out this post with my top planner picks for college students for more ideas.
15. Wireless Headphones or Earbuds
…Or at least as far as the Bluetooth signal will reach.
But that is SO nice for college girls who are working out, finishing school projects or just cruising around campus.
16. Scratch Off World Map
Give this fun gift to a college girl who wants to travel!
She can scratch off places she wants to visit or wait until she’s made the trip. The goal is to travel the world and clear the map!
A scratch off world map makes for a nice decor piece, as well.
17. Face Masks
You can never go wrong with pampering gift ideas for college students.
Especially with college girls!
18. A Care Package Full of Snacks!
You know what’s always a perfect gift to college students?
A care package filled with yummy food is such a welcome sight to receive in the mail when you’re in college.
19. Air Plants
Air plants are a unique gift and some of the EASIEST plants to grow. This makes them perfect for decorating dorm rooms or small spaces.
A little greenery can go a long way!
A gift of air plants would be an awesome surprise for a plant loving college girl.
20. A Sherpa Pullover or Jacket
The last gift for college girls I suggest is:
A cozy, sherpa pullover or jacket!
You can’t always afford a really nice, warm coat for winter when you’re a college student. Sherpa’s have been super popular lately and any college girl would be absolutely DELIGHTED to get one as a gift.
Alright, those are my 20 gift ideas for college students!
Have any other gift ideas for college girls?
Drop your ideas below! I’d love to hear about other gifts that are HOT right now!
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