2020 Holiday Gift Guide for College Students

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If you haven’t started holiday shopping yet, you’re probably at least thinking of gift ideas for friends, family and coworkers. Gift cards and money are go-to gifts when shopping for college students. But if you want to give something more personal, read on for gift options almost any student will appreciate.*

Self-Care: A Day and Night Reflection Journal

Self-care is important, particularly in these difficult times. It’s easy to get caught up in all the stresses of the world and put one’s well-being on the back burner. This 90-day journal offers a path to creating a habit of regular self-care. It’s 184 pages contain space to write about each day’s intentions, healthy habits, feelings, stressful events and things that were relaxing.

Homesick Scented Candle

Scents can evoke strong feelings and create a more inviting space. That’s probably why candles are such great gifts. If you’re gifting a candle, make it extra special by choosing a scent that reminds the recipient of home. Homesick offers a candle for each state, has an all natural soy wax blend and 60-80 hours of burn time.

Cahot UV Light Sanitizer Box

Sanitization is more important than ever in 2020. So the Cahot UV Light Sanitizer box makes a timely gift for anyone on your list. It quickly disinfects phones, keys, jewelry and other personal belongings. The box also serves as a wireless charger for any iOS/Android QI-enabled device. And finally, it offers an aromatherapy function to leave devices and the surrounding environment smelling great.

Premium Weighted Blanket for Adult

Weighted blankets have become a popular item used to reduce anxiety. Under normal circumstances, college students experience a lot of stress. But this year has been particularly tough, so anything to help ease anxiety makes a welcome gift. The Premium Weighted Blanket has a 100% organic cotton cooling outer layer and comes in a variety of sizes. At less than $40, it’s a steal compared to other weighted blankets on the market.

Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker

College students are often short on space. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a quality coffee maker. The Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker will easily fit a small dorm or apartment. It offers three cup sizes, is travel mug friendly and has an auto-off feature to save energy.

VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer

If the coffee loving college student on your list already has a coffee maker or if you’re looking for something more affordable, the VOBAGA mug warmer makes a perfect gift. It has three temperature settings and automatic shutoff after working four hours. And the spill proof design makes cleaning easy. At less than $25, it’s a budget-friendly yet high quality gift.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa 

The Echo Dot is a gift sure to make any recipient happy. It fits well into small spaces and allows for voice control of music. With Alexa, users can ask questions, check weather and control smart home devices. It also offers hands free calling. With all these amazing features, you might think the Echo Dot is beyond your price range. But this do-it-all smart speaker comes in at under $40.

TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds

Wireless earbuds can be very pricey. But the TOZO wireless earbuds are less than $40 and offer similar features of costlier alternatives. These highly rated earbuds come with a carrying case and can last over six hours playtime from a single charge. Nano-coating makes the earbuds waterproof one meter deep up to 30 minutes.

Cards Against Humanity: Green Box

For the college student hosting game night, Cards Against Humanity is probably a go-to favorite. Surprise them with the new Green Box expansion, containing 300 all new cards. Make the gift extra fun by adding the Blue Box, Red Box, or Absurd Box.

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer

Most smart phone users have a camera roll full of photos they’d love to have in print. But printing pictures takes time and most just put it off or forget. Give the gift of easy picture printing with the Fujifilm Smartphone Printer. Users can print quickly from the free app and even add filters or frames to their photos. Add a photo album or scrapbook along with the printer to make your gift even more memorable.

Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes make fun gifts, offering surprises throughout the year. From cooking kits to beauty boxes, there are countless options to suit any recipient. Overwhelmed with the number of subscription services or unsure which box is the best? You can’t go wrong with gifting college students a snack subscription box. Even if they don’t like something in the box, chances are a friend or roommate will appreciate it.

If there’s a college student on your holiday gift list, you may find it hard to pick something they’ll want that’s also affordable. While gift cards or money are always useful, our gift ideas offer more personalized and unique alternatives.

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