25 Thoughtful and Useful Gifts for College Students

The life of a college student is all fun and games until it comes to the work and assignments, waking up early and traveling to college, staying home yet managing responsibilities, and a lot of other things.

The college students work harder than most of us can begin to imagine and yet, their work is more often than not left unseen because of the myth that college students have a fun and chill life. It is our duty to make all our kids, friends, and other family members who are college students, feel seen and appreciated. They deserve the credits for making it through life till their college and also still keeping on going and trying to succeed.

It is no secret that the trends and fads of a college student change at an extremely fast pace and it is difficult to keep up with them. Hence, it can be notoriously difficult to decide and select a gift that they would actually appreciate and use instead of secretly returning them. 

So, we have tried our best to do our research and experiments and have come up with a list of 25 gifts for college students that they are bound to not only appreciate and use in their lives but also to treasure forever. These are the items that every college student wants and needs in their lives, so join the train and check the list, select a gift or two for your very own college student and give them the credits they deserve by showering them with your love and support in the form of these amazing and thoughtful gifts!

1. [amazon link=”B081K264GZ” title=”Leather Unisex Passport Holder“/]

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This stylish passport holder cum travel wallet is made of pure genuine leather and makes carrying important handy items very convenient. As a student, everyone needs and wants to travel all around and this is the perfect gift for them because it does not only hold a passport but also has other compartments for cards, papers, coins, notes, etc.

Key features:

  • Made of pure genuine leather
  • Has four compartments
  • Has multiple hidden pockets on both sides of the wallet to keep your personal papers
  • Has card slots and coin pocket 

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2. [amazon link=”B07KZXRM5H” title=”Parker Matte GT Fountain Pen“/]

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The pen is mightier than the sword, and for a student, a pen is mightier than most other things because it is useful in their lives on a daily basis. It is the one thing that they cannot work without because it is important and beneficial. This beautiful looking pen is a combination of style and usefulness.

Key features:

  • Cap on/off mechanism
  • Unique design blended highlighted with a chrome-plated ring on the barrel
  • Has a warranty of 2 years 

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3. [amazon link=”B082MF8349″ title=”Panda Travel Pillow with Eye Mask“/]

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Yes, you want your gifts to be weird and useless but how about you try to be a little different from everyone and make your gift weird and useful, instead of making it useless? This is a gift that would spark amusement in everyone but would also be fought for by everyone because it is lovely and out of the box. This is the latest, much-awaited combo of Aromatherapy oils and will be loved by everyone because of its uniqueness.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your white elephant party gifts NOW before they run out of stock!

Key features: 

  • Comes at a hard-to-beat price
  • Each oil has its own soothing and romantic aroma
  • More than one oil can be mixed to curate your own fragrance
  • Newest gift out in the store

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4. [amazon link=”B0869855B8″ title=”OnePlus Nord 5G (Blue Marble)“/]

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A smartphone packed with features and performance at an extremely affordable price is the dream smartphone of every college student. This OnePlus Nord 5G comes in an attractive blue marble color and has most of the desirable features in it. 

Needless to say, it is the handiest item used by Gen Z.

Key features:

  • Has a RAM of 12 GB and a storage of 256 GB
  • Has 4 rear cameras and 2 front cameras
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries

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5. [amazon link=”B07HZ8JWCL” title=” Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones“/]

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With these stylish headphones on, it’s going to be just you and your music in your own world and it gives you the best music feels ever canceling all the outside noise. It is comfortable to wear and has excellent sound quality. For every music lover student out there, this is the perfect fit for them.

Key features:

  • Combination of excellent sound quality and active noise cancellation 
  • One of the finest pairs of headphones from Sony in a while
  • Gives you the power to tune in and out of your music just at a touch
  • Clear hands-free calling, controls at your fingertip
  • Million other features packed in it

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6. [amazon link=”B07T3554Z1″ title=”Friends TV Show Theme Laptop Stickers (50 Pcs)“/]

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This is one of the most creative white elephant gift ideas which is also thoughtful and will come in handy to the receiver. This crystal clear diamond-shaped ice ball maker is going to bring a sparkle to everyone’s eyes and we assure you, no one will be able to resist this gift. You will be standing out at the party without a doubt. Everyone will be fighting over this gift because it is alluring and useful at the same time as it will help add a charm to the drinks of the party. 

When special occasions call for something nice and unique, one can always turn to this ice ball maker which will provide the best presentation to the drinks and will earn you the best compliments as well.

Key features:

  • Great quality, 100% BPA free and dishwasher safe
  • Hard and durable, won’t break like the plastic ice trays
  • Very charming in appearance

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7. [amazon link=”B08CHYPLGM” title=”HP Laptop Shadow Black“/]

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Every college student has the need for a laptop in their lives because all the works and studies have been digitized in the current generation, especially this year because of this pandemic. So, this laptop is assured to be loved by every student because it is filled with features and gives an amazing performance, and not to mention, it is an extremely beneficial gift for them.

Key features:

  • Has a memory of 8GB and a storage of 512GB
  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 15.6-inch display
  • Anti-glare, micro-edge
  • Comes with a 1-year domestic warranty

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8. [amazon link=”B07PT6RWK1″ title=”Portronics Power Bank“/]

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Now, you don’t have to worry about your battery running out when you’re traveling or when you are in your class because we’ve got you covered with this power bank from Portronics. It features a high-quality fast charging mode and will charge your phone anytime, anywhere.

Key features:

  • Has dual-input charging options for micro USB and Type-C
  • Ultra-powerful, built using highest quality polymer cells
  • Has a nice rugged and compact body
  • Has an anti-skid grip with a gloss finish
  • Has a digital LED display 

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9. [amazon link=”B07CJCGM1M” title=”American Tourister Black Casual Backpack“/]

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This stylish, high-quality, and fun backpack makes traveling fun and you can rely on it conveniently. It has ample space of 32 liters so you can store your belongings including your laptop in it comfortably. Carry this to your college or a short trip because it suits all kinds of situations.

Key features:

  • Made of polyester material
  • Has an adjustable strap
  • Water-resistant
  • 1-year international warranty
  • Lightweight
  • Mesh pockets on both sides to accommodate your bottle or umbrella

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10. [amazon link=”B08JZJ39Q8″ title=”Wooden Laptop Study Table“/]

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This wooden table is the most effective solution to the contemporary needs of the college students. You can use it as a laptop table as well as a study table. It has a separate side drawer to keep your notes, stationary, etc. It acts as a boon to solve your multitasking needs. It provides a stylish and antique touch to your homes.

Key features:

  • Foldable, easy to carry
  • Lightweight and comfortable to use
  • Comes with the option of adjusting the angle of the surface so that you can lift your laptop for a better viewing and writing level
  • Comes at an affordable price

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11. [amazon link=”B08FXS4457″ title=”Washable Unisex Face Masks (Set of 8) “/]

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Make traveling easier and safer during this pandemic with these 5-layered outdoor protection face masks that are designed to keep your comfort and style in mind. They are reusable up to 30 times. 

Key features:

  • Ear-loop fabric is easy and comfortable on the ears
  • Ultra-breathable filter media on the mask
  • Snug-fit for maximum protection
  • Super soft and stretchable organic fabric
  • Center-front seam cut design to ease talking

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12. [amazon link=”B08KSNP7NP” title=”Black Square Sunglasses for Men“/]

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Carry yourself with comfort and class and make heads turn at every scene with these stylish square sunglasses. The angular nose bridge and the top part of the frame have an edgy-look which gives it an elegant appearance. Make girls go crazy around you with these sunglasses!

Key features:

  • Premium pouch case and a special microfibre cloth free
  • 100% polarized and also UV protected
  • One of the best gifts for college guys

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13. [amazon link=”B07XLBL1S2″ title=”Steve Madden Sunglasses for Women“/]

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These minimal yet chic sunglasses from Steve Madden will complement any kind of outfit you wear and will make you stand out in the best of crowds also. It also suits all kinds of face shapes so you don’t have to worry about how it would look on you. The aviator shaped lenses give the glasses a trendy and fashionable look.

Key features:

  • Stylish full-frame glasses with comfortable nose grip
  • Perfect choice for any outdoor activity
  • Polarized lenses
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty

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14. [amazon link=”B08R63BT1X” title=”Men’s Bomber Jacket“/]

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This fashionable jacket provides you comfort and keeps the winter out of your system along with making you look stylish and trendy. It can be worn for a casual outing as well as for a dinner party because it suits all kinds of occasions and its black color gives it a classic look.

Key features:

  • Has a stylish and elegant look
  • Comes at an affordable price

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15. [amazon link=”B08N8GD3Q1″ title=”Red Tape Women’s Jacket “/]

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This chic jacket is for the girls who like to stay up-to-date with the current fashion. The jacket complements your high-spirited attitude with a touch of glamour and grit. You can pair it up with a pair of denim and your outfit will enhance your beauty like never before.

Key features:

  • Has a woven solid pattern
  • Easy machine wash compatible
  • 100% polyester padding
  • Comes at an affordable price

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16. [amazon link=”B07J4T9LZG” title=”Portable Wireless Speaker“/]

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For the current generation of college students, we all know how much they love partying and listening to loud music and raps and other genres. This portable speaker fulfills their needs of house parties and of listening to music while chilling in their rooms. It is bound to be liked by every college student.

Key features:

  • Hear the details of the music even while playing it out loud
  • The lithium-ion battery lets you enjoy up to six hours of playtime
  • Company and convenient design, easy to carry anywhere
  • Occupies less space
  • Can be hooked to your bag or belt when you go somewhere and need to carry it

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17. [amazon link=”B07KQ1RJNL” title=”Pro Planner Diary Organizer“/]

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We all had our 2020 messed up and couldn’t achieve most of our goals and dreams set for the year this time. So, here’s to hoping 2021 is much better, use this planner to set your dreams and goals and try to achieve them within the desired period. Organize yourself and your life all in one place and make the best use out of it.

Key features:

  • Comes in a premium sturdy gift box
  • Has a motivation quote on it matching the planner color
  • Free stickers and other goodies inside the back-pouch

Premium thick non-bleed fountain-pen-friendly 110 gsm paper

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18. [amazon link=”B089SPW1NM” title=”Multipurpose Keychain“/]

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This stylish keychain serves several purposes, like that of a bottle opener, mobile stand, scale (inch/mm), car door opener, lift button pusher, ATM, and mobile screen stylus, all of which are extremely useful to any college-going student. Hence, it makes for one of the best gifts for college students because it has the features of style and usefulness combined in one.

Key features:

  • Made of zinc material
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Serves several purposes along with that of a keychain

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19. [amazon link=”B08KPK8TBS” title=”Large World Globe with Monuments“/]

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One is never too old to use a globe because it is handy in every household, let alone for every college student. This large globe has a steel chrome arc and will enhance the grace of any table that it is kept on. It also has famous monuments which enhance the knowledge of people. It moves smoothly just like the rotation of our earth.

Key features:

  • It is laminated, scratch-proof
  • Can be easily wiped and cleaned
  • The boundaries and places on the globe are updated according to the current information

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20. [amazon link=”B08P31DPHD” title=”Digital Alarm Clock with Bluetooth Speaker“/]

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This is the dream gift for any college student because it has been packed with all the desirable features. It has an LED display for time, works as an alarm clock, and also as an FM Radio and a Bluetooth speaker. All these features are combined in this single alarm clock which also has an appealing look and also has a micro USB charging cable. It is just what every college student looks for in a gift!

Key features:

  • Multifunctional Bluetooth speaker alarm clock radio
  • Double loudspeakers with super bass
  • Delivers incredible sound
  • It’s creativity and modern design makes it the best gift
  • Dual alarm clock, you can set two different alarms based on your needs 

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21. [amazon link=”B07LCQ8CVG” title=”Friends TV Series Coaster (Pack of 12)“/]

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This coaster set is assured to come in handy in every household and the trendy print of the friends TV show theme just makes it the perfect gift for college students. Every student, big or small, school or college, is a fam of Friends TV show and we all know that a coaster with the same theme is just what we need to flaunt it to our friends and earn compliments from them!

Key features:

  • The amazing artwork of the coasters makes them unique
  • Doesn’t fade or scratch off
  • No stain or grease stays on it
  • Permanent print on the coaster using UV ink technology 
  • Superior durability, will not break if dropped 
  • Has foam on the back so it protects the desktop from scratches and also provides an additional gripping

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22. [amazon link=”B07X3BPBSH” title=”Ceramic Coffee/Tea Mug (Pack of 2)“/]

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The unique designs on the mugs make them very attractive and eye-catching. Now, you don’t have to worry about staying up late at night because you can have your coffee from this mug admiring it at the same time and also doing your work simultaneously.

Key features:

  • Easy to clean and store
  • Has a capacity of 500 ml
  • Comes in a pack of 2
  • Handmade ceramic mug
  • Has an attractive design
  • Safe to hold to avoid heating

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23. [amazon link=”B085Y9L7C2″ title=”Puma Unisex Sneakers“/]

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Provide comfort and style to your feet with these elegantly designed unisex sneakers from Puma. Your feet can snuggle and rest in the comfortable sole of the shoes and you can walk and run with ease and style with these shoes. Needless to say, they also provide maximum flexibility and performance.

Key features:

  • Made of canvas material
  • Has a rubber sole
  • Has a lace-up closure
  • Extremely stylish looking and comfortable-to-wear shoes

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24. [amazon link=”B083QK7RKS” title=”Rechargeable Night Lamp“/]

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This beautiful night lamp works with gesture-controlled movements of your hand. It is portable and convenient to carry. There are two modes of lighting in it which can be controlled intelligently. The colors are soft and pleasing to the eye and do not create any strains.

Key features:

  • Eco-friendly and portable night lamp
  • Non-touch technology 
  • The brightness is adjustable
  • The hand gesture can be used to change colors and brightness 
  • 12 hours of full usage on a charge
  • Rechargeable warm light with 350 hours of standby time

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25. [amazon link=”B00MIYM0VS” title=”Thermosteel Water Bottle 1 Litre“/]

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This bottle from Milton’s is vacuum insulated with a stainless steel body which gives it a smooth and good-looking finish. It is efficient for storing beverages for a longer period, therefore it is one of the most practical gifts for college students because it is extremely beneficial to them during their travel and classes.

Key features:

  • Safe and sturdy
  • Leakage proof, therefore safe to store beverages and liquids
  • Suitable for holding both hot and cold beverages
  • Keeps your drinks from reaching room temperature for up to 24 hours
  • Comes with a sturdy, screw-top cap which prevents leakage
  • Comes with a capacity of 1000ml
  • Portable and convenient to carry

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We assure you, after receiving an item from this list of best gifts for college students, they are bound to feel special and loved. They deserve to be rewarded for their hard work and for making it through life despite all the obstacles thrown their way. So, hurry and get your hands on these gifts now before they run out of stock!