Cool Gifts for College Students

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Cool Gifts for College Students

Published December 4, 2017 | Last Updated December 1st, 2023 at 09:09 am

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The holidays are a few weeks away, and you still haven’t checked certain college students off your gift list?

No worries, the fun, practical, and even charitable things we’ve rounded up here would thrill any college kid.

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Yukon Charlie’s  Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is not only a way to get from Point A to Point B in the snow, it’s also great exercise, and great fun. Lightweight and practical, especially while trudging to class in the snow.


Memory Board

A board that’s perfect for keeping souvenir ticket stubs, photos, and items that will surely bring a smile to any college student’s face, front and center.

Memory Board


Phillips Norelco OneBlade Face & Body Trimmer and Shaver

It will be smooth sailing for guys who use this shaver.


Pet Bookends

For the cat  or dog lover, a whimsical way to keep your books together.

Pet Bookends


Electric S’mores Maker

Your student can bring back some summer fun regardless of what the weatherman says is going on outside with this s’mores maker.

Cool Gifts For College Students

eBags Classic Packing Cubes

Make the best possible use of valuable packing space and keep everything contained.

packing cubes

The Future Is Female Bracelet

Jewelry with a message for your empowered girl.

Cool Gifts For College Students

iPhone Camera Lens

This close-up and wide angle lens allows you to expand your world of mobile photography.

iPhone camera lens

Schitts Creek: The Complete Boxed Set

Boxed set of the entire six seasons of one of TV’s most popular series.

schitts creek boxed set

Basketball 3D Light

When the light hits the acrylic plate, it creates a 3D effect optical illusion of a basketball. Great conversation for your sports fan.

3D basketball light

Echo Dot (5th Gen)

One of the most compact smart speakers that fits perfectly into small space.

Echo Dot (5th Gen)


Tile Anything Finder

We’re not naming names, but kids lose things…and The Tile makes it easier to find them. Problem solved!

Cool Gifts For College Students

Philips Sonicare Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Because dental hygiene should not be forgotten in college.

Board Games

Settlers of Catan

One of the most popular board games!

settlers of catan


Strategy-style game, similar to Settlers of Catan, with a special focus on income and territory expansion.


Half Truth

One of the creators of this game is Ken Jennings, Jeopardy legend known for his 74-game winning streak, so it’s no surprise that this trivia game is meant to appeal to fans of Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuits.

half truth game


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