6 Best Christmas Gifts for College Students


Ronni Gallegos

This is a picture of the JBL Flip Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It is waterproof and will come in handy for indoor or outdoor activities of any kind.

It is that time of year again, holiday shopping for friends and family. Despite the anxiety that comes with holiday shopping, buying a great gift for someone can actually be easy, especially for a college student in your life. With the stress of living away from home and being constantly busy, college students tend to be incredibly thankful for the little things gifted to them.

Below is a curated list of the six best items to gift any college student for Christmas. These six items range from trendy to practical; creative to cozy; stylish to functional.

Wireless Headphones
If there’s one thing every college student needs, it’s a pair of good wireless over-ear headphones. Wireless headphones are useful when working out or doing busy work and chores because there is no cord connecting the headphones to a phone or computer. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear headphones are available to purchase at Best Buy and Amazon. Sturdy and versatile with a strong low-end sound, they retail for $299.95. Any student would be thrilled to receive a pair of Beats.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The JBL Flip Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. The speaker retails for $89.95 on Amazon. Connect your phone to the speaker through bluetooth and it can be taken anywhere all the while blasting music. The spill-friendly quality will also come in handy for indoor or outdoor activities of any kind.

Casetify Reusable Cloth Mask
This is a gift anyone would appreciate in 2020-21. Out of all the other masks in the world, why this one? Well, Casetify masks are clean and simple. Disney-themed masks are fun, but those aren’t always practical. Sometimes monotone without any flare is the way to go. These masks are extremely comfortable. They are made of breathable cotton and include a filter for protection. These masks are sold on the Casetify website from $12 and with each purchase, Casetify will donate a mask to a first responder. Now that is bringing some Christmas cheer.

Mini Projectory
A mini projector creates a fun experience when watching TV shows or movies. It will score major “cool” points amongst friends whether hosting a a movie night in the dorm or apartment. The Miroir M75 Mini Projector has a simple set of instructions, so setting it up is effortless. It retails for $94.99 on Amazon. The mini projector can be a great tool to use when de-stressing from college life. Tack up a blank white sheet on the wall, make a batch of popcorn, and enjoy a restful night in.

Programmable Alarm Clock
Going to college means getting up for early morning classes, often after a late night of studying or work. It can be easy to forget to set an alarm for the next morning. To suit their hectic schedules, a smart alarm clock like the Emerson SmartSet Alarm Clock would be an excellent gift. The clock can be programmed to operate on certain days and set to a student’s favorite song. It retails for $19.99 on Amazon.

Keurig Coffee Maker
Coffee is expensive and many college students may not have time to make it to a coffee shop before their 8 a.m. classes. A Keurig is an easy and cheap alternative. Students can conveniently make a cup of coffee in their dorm or apartment in less than a minute. The Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker retails for $49.99 on Amazon.