Holiday Gift Guide for College Students

Of all the people on Santa’s list of naughty and nice, college students will inevitably be the most grateful recipients. For an entire semester, they’ve been pinching pennies and borrowing clothes from each other’s closets. They’ve spent their free time studying for finals or picking up an extra shift—and probably adding to their wish list for Christmas. So they’re definitely ready for all the tidings of comfort and joy that being home for the holidays will surely bring!

Want to make all the college students in your life extra happy this Christmas? Check out the Registry Finder Holiday Gift Guide for College Students and get ready for the easiest part of your holiday shopping.


Gifts for the Cozy College Student

We all know a college student (or 2 or 3) whose greatest concern is comfort—especially in the dead of winter. Make sure your college kids are kept cozy in their dorms with a few of our favorite gift items.


Holiday Gifts for College Students | Personalized home blanket

State of Love Blanket

A personalized blanket like this one is the perfect nod to home—both in literal terms and cozy ones.


Great Gifts for College Students | Hello Mello lounge pants

Hello Mello Lounge Pants

I’m a firm believer that there are never too many PJ pants in the world. Add another pair to your college kid’s collection this Christmas—the best thing to wear during late night cramming/coffee drinking/music listening. And this particularly pretty pair comes with a convenient matching drawstring storage pouch.


Tea Infuser Mug

Eventually, college students have to take a break from drinking coffee because the caffeine shakes are real! Tea is the best hot drink to curl up with under that new blanket in those new PJ pants. This mug brews its own tea and is an adorably neutral addition to any dorm room.


Great Gifts for College Students | Minnetonka Chesney Women’s Slippers

Minnetonka Chesney Women’s Slippers

As a born and bred Florida girl, I used to turn up my nose at slippers. It wasn’t until I moved to the arctic tundra of Ohio that I realized the supreme necessity of a pair of fuzzy (and cute!) slippers like these!


Gifts for the Active College Student

It’s almost time for those famed New Year’s Resolutions to make their grand January appearance. Kick start your college student’s resolutions by outfitting them with some of the best active gifts on the market!


Great Gifts for College Students | Fitbit Charge 3 Wireless Activity Wristband

Fitbit® Charge 3™ Wireless Activity Wristband

If a college student near you doesn’t have a Fitbit please remedy that by gifting them with one for Christmas. They will undoubtedly break all the step records just from trekking across campus!



Great Gifts for College Students | Personalized Yoga Mat

Scripty Style Personalized Yoga Mat

Any college student would be grateful to stretch and sweat away those freshman fifteen on a personalized yoga mat. It’s a cute portable workout spot that rolls up with a strap for simple travel to the gym and then convenient storage in a small dorm room.


Great Gifts for College Students | ProForm Select-a-wait dumbells

ProForm® Select-a-Weight Dumbbell Collection

Making it to the gym gets harder and harder as the weather gets colder at college. The thought of bundling up and potentially wading through inches of snow to lift weights is definitely not as appealing as using this Proform Select-a-Weight set. It would fit neatly in any dorm room and offer all the perks of gym weights without ever leaving the heated comfort of the building.


Gifts for the Traveling College Student

College is the time to see the world! Students are young, unattached and relatively okay with couch-surfing and living out of a backpack for a couple of weeks. They just need a few of these essentials to lighten their load and get them on the road.


Top Holiday Gifts for College Students | Personalized Luggage

Personalized Luggage and Travel Gear

Every world traveler needs a good set of luggage and day-to-day travel gear. We highly suggest these toiletry bags, duffel bags, and tote bags! They are customizable with names and initials to make them stand out in a crowd, yet they’re durable enough to make it through all the miles a college traveler will surely put on them.



Great Gifts for College Students | Polaroid Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera

Polaroids are coming back in style and they’re the cutest travel accessory. Capturing the sights and people that make up college memories has never been easier than with the Fujifilm Mini Camera.


Gifts for the Trendy College Student

Giving a few trendy pieces at Christmas will make any college student overflow with joy.


Great Gifts for College Students | Revlon One step hairdryer and brush

Revlon® Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Brush

Give your stylish college student the gift of convenience and great style with the Revlon hair dryer and volumizer brush. She’ll be able to give herself silky- smooth hair in one simple step!


Great Gifts for College Students | Tapestry


Dorms look better when they’re decorated! Now that they’re settled in, help your college student glam up their cinder block space with a wall hanging like this tasseled map of the Americas.


Great Gifts for College Students | Bedside shelf

Bamboo Bunk Bedside Shelf

This shelf is the perfect storage solution for a small dorm space. Students can keep their books and notes right next to their bed, just in case they want to catch a cat nap between cramming for exams.


Great Gifts for College Students | Bluetooth Portable Record Player

Crosley Record Player

How about a gift that keeps on giving? This record player fits the bill. The musical stylings floating down the hall are sure to make your college student the most popular one on the hall. Add a few Christmas classic vinyl records and you’ve got the coolest gift of Christmas 2019.


Tis the season for lots of gift giving—which makes it one of our favorite seasons!

Check out our GiveIt Blog for more gift ideas to keep you in the holiday spirit for the rest of the year.


Featured image via @inspiredbythis, photo by @monikahibbs

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