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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 football team or are discovering Proust for the first time, here are 20 crowd-pleasing gifts for the college students in your life.

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Mask-A-Holic Kit

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

Peter Thomas Roth ($75)

Need Supply

“Where to Eat Pizza” Book

If only you could major in pizza.

Phaidon ($30)

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Brand New Smartphone

Whether a notorious doodler (hi, Galaxy Note8) or obsessed with getting the perfect selfie (sup, Galaxy S8?), any 20-year-old would be more than pleased to see a new smartphone in their stocking.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ($950); Samsung Galaxy S8 ($725)


Astrology T-Shirt

This limited-edition tee is dyed with recycled graphite powder and features each sign’s dominating quality and element.

Wrad x Yoox ($115)


Moonchild Glow Kit

Metallics are very in.

Anastasia Beverly Hills ($40)

Bed Bath & Beyond

Popcorn Maker

A dorm room necessity.

Lékué ($20)

Urban Outfitters

Tabletop Air Hockey

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

Urban Outfitters ($36)


Chunky Knit Sweater

A bold holiday hue to wear all season. 

H&M ($20)

Bergdorf Goodman

Design-Your-Own Headphones Kit

For the artistic types (or, you know, anyone who loves to doodle).

Seedling ($30)

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 Heat Palette

The eye shadow palette that broke the internet.

Urban Decay ($54)


Short Puffer

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

Everlane ($145)


Analog Instant Camera

The ’90s are back, baby.

Polaroid ($100)

Urban Outfitters

Who’s Most Likely To Game

Again, we don’t need to know...

Urban Outfitters ($16)


Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Quality sound for a budget-friendly price.

Bose ($109)


Fringed Throw Blanket

You can never have too many.

Snowe ($148)


Spiked Glass Water Bottle

A chic way to remind them to stay hydrated.

Bkr ($40)


Brush Set

These budget-friendly brushes are known for their superior quality and eco-friendly materials.

EcoTools ($50)

Instax Mini Frame Phone Case

Ya know, so they can have you close to their heart (and always in their hand).

Instax ($20)

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