19 Genius Gifts for College Students

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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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peter thomas roth mask set

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

'where To Eat Pizza' Book

If only you could major in pizza.

Phaidon ($20)

zodiac necklace

Astrology Necklace

A conversation topic to ward off awkward silences.

CAM ($55)

charlotte tilbury highlighter palette

Bar Of Gold Palette

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

Charlotte Tilbury ($58)

popcorn maker
Bed Bath & Beyond

Popcorn Maker

A dorm room necessity.

Lékué ($20)

air hockey

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 sweater

Chunky Knit Sweater

A bold holiday combo to wear all season.

Topshop ($85)

woven ear buds

Handwoven Apple Earbuds

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

Happy-Nes ($85)

sriracha keychain
Urban Outfitters

Sriracha To-go Bottle Keychain

We could all use one of these, TBH.

Urban Outfitters ($8)

pineapple tumbler
Bed Bath & Beyond

Pineapple Tumbler

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

Bed Bath & Beyond ($20)

naked cherry palette

Naked Cherry Palette

The newest member of the Naked Palette fam.

Urban Decay ($54)

men s puffer

Short Puffer

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

Tommy Jeans ($219)

polaroid camera

Analog Instant Camera

The ’90s are back, baby.

Polaroid ($100)

monthly subscription box

Dispatch Monthly Subscription Box


Cratejoy ($25/Month)

bose soundlink speaker

Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Quality sound for those dorm room jam sessions.

Bose ($79)

fringe throw blanket

Fringed Throw Blanket

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

Anthropologie ($104)

spiked glass water bottle

Spiked Glass Water Bottle

Stay hydrated, friends.

Bkr ($40)

it cosmetics brushes

Brush Set

A budget-friendly brush set for glam parties.

It Cosmetics ($43)

phone wristlet

Phone Wristlet

So they're always just a phone call away.

Coach ($60)

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