Gift Lists for Men

29 Smart Gift Ideas For College Guys and Gals

Updated on August 21, 2019 Updated on Aug 21, 2019
29 Smart Gift Ideas For College Guys and Gals

    Finding a gift for a college student can be a daunting task since it’s almost impossible to keep up with the changing trends. It’s important to find a gift that fits college student needs but it also needs to be fun. Our gift guide has rounded up the best gift ideas for college guys and girls to use on and off-campus.

  1. Lap Desk
  2. This lap desk is built with an environmentally friendly wooden panel and dual bolster cushions for comfort and support. It can be used while lying on your bed or sofa or while traveling. The laptop desk comes with a tablet holder, pen holder, and phone holder so you can have everything in one place. The wrist pad provides a comfortable position to place your wrist while also preventing the computer from slipping off. 

  3. A Day Designer
  4. She can design her life with Day Designer, the original daily planner. For the busy lifestyle of a diligent student, this agenda planner is a simple and easy system created to help you find balance, focus, and productivity. Monthly calendars and daily planning pages help you set goals, create a plan, and take action each and every day. A great gift idea for the productivity queen.

  5. Homesick Candle
  6. Homesick offers specialized candles that tap into your sensory memory through nostalgic scents that can remind you of the place where you grew up. Homesick’s scents capture the most specific of nostalgia — making them the MVP of thoughtful gifting. The concept of these candles is genius: For each state, Homesick distilled its signature smells into a nostalgic blend. Michigan calls on tart cherries and rich chocolate, paying tribute to summer on the Great Lakes through honeysuckle, rose, and cinnamon.

  7. Photo Coasters
  8. Coasters are often a boring necessity for those with neat freak tendencies. The Instant Glass Coasters allow you to use your own photos to personalize an often overlooked home accessory. Use photos of friends, family, favorite places, favorite quotes… the possibilities are endless! They’ll be catching your visitors’ eye as well as their mugs.

  9. Cold Brew Coffee Maker
  10. Forget the Keurig. This cold brewing makes coffee less acidic and smoother in taste than traditional hot brewing, providing you with purer, healthier coffee concentrate. Cold Brewer locks freshness and flavor for up to 2 weeks within the durable extra-thick glass for maximum temperature stability. Flexible for brewing hot or cold, tea or coffee, within a sleek design engineered to fit perfectly in your fridge. The perfect gift for a person who loves their coffee.

  11. Breakfast Sandwich Maker
  12. That’s where the Breakfast Sandwich Maker by Hamilton Beach comes to the rescue. It’s all about making a fresh breakfast sandwich you can grab and go. Just choose your bread and layer on the fixings: egg, cheese, precooked meat, or the ingredients of your choice. In five minutes or less, your perfectly assembled breakfast sandwich is ready to eat. You can customize your breakfast sandwich with a practically endless variety of fresh ingredients. Now you know why everyone who loves breakfast sandwiches wants this product in their kitchen!

  13. Hershel Duffel
  14. Sized for everyday use and a great light travel bag, the compact Sutton Mid-Volume duffle features long carrying handles and a removable shoulder strap. Has signature striped fabric liner and two-way exposed plastic zipper with pebbled leather pulls. Comes in a few colors to suit all your groomsmen.

  15. Jewelry Organizer and Mirror
  16. It looks like just a mirror at first glance, but the mirror opens to reveal plenty of storage space for your jewelry! With ten necklace hooks, necklaces won’t tangle, you can be ready faster and keep everything well protected. 

  17. Backpack Laundry Bag
  18. This might not be the most fun gift but it is 100% necessary. The bags can be hung on the wall or door with Two strengthen rings for easier storage. The 2 pcs adjustable shoulder straps up to 40 inches, safely climb up and down stairs or haul it to and from your car. Complete the gift with some laundry necessities.

  19. Amazon Prime Membership
  20. Amazon will send your gift recipient an email on the day you choose along with redemption instructions. The gift recipient can start their Prime membership right away. If the recipient is already a Prime member, the gift can be exchanged for an Gift Card in the value of the original gift purchase price plus any applicable sales taxes paid. 

  21. MacBook Air
  22. The 13-inch MacBook Air features 8GB of memory, a fifth-generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 2, great built-in apps, and all-day battery life. It’s thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go—and powerful enough to do everything once you get there.

  23. HTML Beer Glasses
  24. Computerized Cocktails. Give your favorite coder an HTML-inspired happy hour with this geek-approved glassware. Simply pour in your beer and watch it fill the < body >, then (as long as you go easy on the foam), see the < head > find its rightful spot.

  25. A Cool Backpack
  26. Constructed of water-resistant material to ensure your laptop and documents stay dry during light rain or from accidental water spills.
    Provides Ultimate protection for your device against scratches and accidental bumps. The built-in USB PORT is convenient to charge your cell phone by connecting your power.

  27. Mini Fridge
  28. This little guy has a large capacity and takes up minimal space, making it the perfect fridge for any area, whereas standard refrigerators can be a tad too much. Enjoy a refreshing bottle of water at the office, have it stocked with sodas and your favorite adult beverages in your garage, game room, or college dorm room. Wherever you place it, you can expect this mini fridge to keep its cool.

  29. Portable Charger
  30. The compact design & powerful capacity this charger is made of a fresh anodized finish aluminum-alloy body with Unique Anti-Fingerprints design. With a 12000mAh rechargeable capacity provide more than 3 charges for an iPhone XR or about 2.7 charges for a Samsung Galaxy S9, enjoy your trip without worry about the power of your smartphone. 

  31. Rapid Ramen Cooker
  32. Perfect for late-night snacks or quick meals in between classes. The secret behind the delicious taste behind every Rapid Brands Cooker is the unique, patented thick-bottomed construction. Our products are made with extremely durable and heat-resistant Polypropylene, which is dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, and of course, microwaveable!

  33. Prisma Photo Frame
  34. If you’re seeking a departure from the typical photo frame or want to introduce something more dynamic to your walls, consider Prisma. Prisma is a contemporary photo frame that works as both tabletop frame and as a wall frame, thanks to its wire geometric-shaped backing that is both functional and decorative, adding a dimensional component to an otherwise flat picture display, creating diversity within your décor.

  35. Bedside Caddy
  36. Whenever it’s finally time to relax after a long, hard day, you want to make it easy to keep all the most important essentials close by when you’re finally lying down in bed. This Bedside Caddy Organizer that offers plenty of storage space for TV remotes, books to read, your tablet or laptop, glasses, and other small items, so you can unwind and get comfy without having to search for things you want the most.

  37. Noise Canceling Headphones
  38. These are dorm room necessity. Beats Studio³ Wireless headphones deliver a premium listening experience with Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling (Pure ANC) to actively block external noise, and real-time audio calibration to preserve clarity, range, and emotion. It continuously pinpoints sounds to block while automatically responding to individual fit and music playback. Earbuds kinda person? You can’t go wrong with Apple Airpods.

  39. Snack Care Package
  40. The Snack Box by Duogreen is a collection of 40 individually wrapped single serve snacks. This snack box includes a flavorful mix of fun and popular snacks that they will love. Perfect for snacking in between classes or when they have the late-night munchies.

  41. Echo Dot
  42. The most popular Echo is now even better. With a new speaker and design, Echo Dot is a voice-controlled smart bluetooth speaker with Alexa, perfect for any room. Just ask for music, news, information, and more. You can also call almost anyone and control compatible smart home devices with your voice.

  43. Comfy Sheet Set
  44. Bare Home’s sheet set is made of incredibly soft brushed microfiber. Thier process creates a soft and luxurious feel while maintaining a durable, machine washable, easy to care for fabric. The long-lasting vibrant color, soft feel, and easy care mean that this sheet set cannot be beaten. Combining the vast color choices with the amazingly soft fabric, you will want our sheets on all of the beds in your home. Treat yourself today, you have earned it. 

  45. Hangover 3 in 1 Mist
  46. A weightless 3-in-1 coconut water-infused mist that primes sets and refreshes makeup while keeping skin hydrated. Perfect for all-day use and mid-day refresher. Soothes and smooths skin so you always look fresh even with zero zzz’s.

  47. Drinking Card Game
  48. If you are looking for a fun drinking game to add to your collection these are it. A really fun game that doesn’t require much thought, and mostly an excuse to drink with friends while your favorite Spotify playlist plays in the background. Cute logo, and quality cards that won’t get soggy if you accidentally spill on them. There are only 100 cards, so an expansion deck might be nice. These cards WILL get you drunk.

  49. Travel Tumbler
  50. These Ramblers come standard with our YETI Lid, the only drink lid that uses the power of magnets to keep your water, beer, or favorite drink on lock. Our Ramblers are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and have a No Sweat Design to make sure your hands stay dry
    Dracut is a durable coat of color that won’t fade, peel, or crack through extended field use and also provide additional grip. They over-engineered these double-wall insulated tumblers with an 18/8 stainless steel body, which means your drink still keeps its temperature no matter how much of a beating this cup takes.

  51. Cordless Tea Kettle
  52. People love hot tea and pour-over coffee, with a fast boiling kettle it saves much time on brewing. The kettle chamber illuminates in beautify blue lights while it is heating, and turn off when boiling is done. Great for a cup of joe or a cup of noddles.

  53. Shower Caddy
  54. The shower bag made of tough and versatile mesh. Along with the high-quality mesh material, the shower tote is also equipped with a handle which can be used to hang the tote on pegs or hooks. This tote has 8 outer compartments and a large one in the center to keep everything you need easily accessible including shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors, toothbrush, comb and keeps them organized and shipshape. 

  55. Passport Cover
  56. Beautiful gold foil stamping, A gorgeous marble effect elevates the elegance of the passport holder. Flip open to reveal the stunning rich deep gray color inside. Any traveler will appreciate receiving this passport holder from the Via Lorenzo collection for an upcoming travel adventure.

  57. Bento Style Lunch Container
  58. Each compartment is separated and fixed to make sure lunch doesn’t become a mess. This specially designed lunch box is an ideal choice for school, work or when traveling. This leakproof design allows you to take your food out without worrying that the food will spill out of the box.