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Sure, they’re busy pulling all-nighters, running around to office hours and drinking five-plus cups of coffee a day (OK, and maybe going to the *occasional* party), but even the most collegiate of undergrads can feel like a kid again on Christmas morning. That is, with the right gifts. Whether they can’t get enough of their hockey team or are discovering Proust for the first time, here are 19 crowd-pleasing gifts for the college students in your life.

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Mask Frenzy Kit

Ingredients like blue marine algae and pumpkin enzymes will help heal any skin-troubling woes.

Peter Thomas Roth ($75)


'Where to Eat Pizza' Book

If only you could major in pizza.

Phaidon ($20)


Astrology Necklace

A conversation topic to ward off awkward silences.

CAM ($55)


Bar of Gold Palette

She'll school everyone in the art of "dewy dumpling" skin.

Charlotte Tilbury ($58)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Popcorn Maker

A dorm room necessity.

Lékué ($20)


Tabletop Air Hockey

You can take the kid out of the frat, but you can’t take the frat out of this kid.

Amazon ($23)


Chunky Knit Sweater

A bold holiday combo to wear all season. 

Topshop ($85)


Handwoven Apple Earbuds

When they don't want to be like everyone else.

Happy-Nes ($85)

Urban Outfitters

Sriracha To-Go Bottle Keychain

We could all use one of these, TBH. 

Urban Outfitters ($8)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Pineapple Tumbler

For a beverage of their choosing—we don’t need to know.

Bed Bath & Beyond ($20)


Naked Cherry Palette

The newest member of the Naked Palette fam.

Urban Decay ($54)


Short Puffer

For walking to those 8 a.m. classes in the frozen tundra.

Tommy Jeans ($219)


Analog Instant Camera

The ’90s are back, baby.

Polaroid ($100)


Dispatch Monthly Subscription Box


Cratejoy ($25/Month)


Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Quality sound for those dorm room jam sessions.

Bose ($79)


Fringed Throw Blanket

Makes those extra-long twins look a little more cozy.

Anthropologie ($104)


Spiked Glass Water Bottle

Stay hydrated, friends.

Bkr ($40)


Brush Set

A budget-friendly brush set for glam parties.

It Cosmetics ($43)


Phone Wristlet

So they're always just a phone call away.

Coach ($60)

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