‘Tis the Season! 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your College Student – 2018

It’s that time of year again.  Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday.  We’re thinking about family and friends and we’re thinking about gifts.  If you have a college student, or an about-to-be college student, you may be searching for some ideas for useful or fun gifts.

You know your student best, and can tap into interests and needs, but we’d like to offer some suggestions that may stimulate your imagination. We have ten new suggestions for 2018, but we’ve offered some suggestions in the past.  Don’t stop with this post! Check out our  Gift Suggestions tab for over 100 additional suggestions.  There’s something for everyone there!

Check out our ideas, and then let your own creativity take over!  If you have additional suggestions, share them in the comments!

Spinning Decision Maker paperweight

Students have decisions to make all of the time.  This might be a fun way to consider the options.  And it holds your papers down, too!


Portable phone charging case

No more dead battery excuses.  Phone is charged whenever you need it!


Goodnight Dorm Room: All the Advice I Wish I Got Before I Went to College

With a nod to that children’s classic we all loved, this is a fun way to share some college advice.


Exploding Kittens Card Game

Rather a strange name for a game, but that might be just why your college student loves it!


Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You: A Journal

Based on the famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, this journal will help your student think about life and taking the chances that make sense.


Phone Camera Lens

Your student can use this lens to get creative with a phone camera.


Laser Cut Wood Journal

Elegant, and definitely different.  Your student’s notebook won’t get mixed up with anyone else’s at school.


Ostrich Pillow — Travel Pillow

OK, this looks just plain silly.  But students are champion nappers, and this might just elevate that to a new art.


Batman 2-slice Toaster

Who doesn’t want their superhero represented at breakfast?


Virtual Reality Headset

A little outrageous, but this has to be a lot of fun!

Note: We think these are great gift ideas for your student no matter where you purchase them.  If you use our links, College Parent Central receives a small percentage of your purchase price. This does not change the cost to you.  We think it’s only fair to let you know that.

Remember, if these suggestions aren’t enough, go to the Gift Suggestions tab and find dozens more ideas.  (And don’t forget to let your student know what you’d like as well!)

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