The College Student Gift Guide 2018


Feb 13, 2017

Buying for students can be a challenge, and finding the perfect gift can be as stressful as a final exam at the crack of dawn! College students are a tech and gadget-heavy crowd, relying on durability and penny-pinching, as tuition and books aren't cheap these days. You can't go wrong with some of these best picks for college students.

Igloo 1.6 cubic-foot Retro Compact Refrigerator with Side Bottle Opener - 62.61

With a sleek retro design, the Igloo Retro Compact Refrigerator is the best compact refrigerator for any budget. College students will love the retro looks, and it's small enough to fit in nearly any dorm room.

Fitbit Alta - 79.99
Stylish and ultrathin, the Fitbit Alta is ideal for those looking to track their fitness activities and sleep. The built-in silent vibrating alarm is the perfect wake-up call for a college student.

S’well Water Bottle - 32.00
The S'Well Wood Water Bottle features a double-walled construction that insulates cool beverages for 24 hours and hot beverages for 12, making it perfect for coffee, tea or ramen.

Anker PowerCore II 20000 - 59.99
College students are always on the go, and nothing can be more helpful than a battery charger, especially if someone is out for classes all day.

Brother HL-L2360DW Compact Laser Printer - 184.99
Do you know a college student that struggles to get their papers printed either at the library or in their department? Relieve the stress of last minute printing by gifting a personal printer. The Brother HL-L2360DW is rated as one of the best black and white Printers you can buy this year.

Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker - 18.99
What’s better than having your favorite coffee? Being able to obtain a cold brew of your favorite coffee! Give the gift coffee autonomy to the college student in your life with this Ice Coffee maker.

Do you have gift ideas? Let us know in the thread! We want to hear any and all ideas you have to give the College Student in your life. If you're a student yourself, share your wish list with us!


Finishing out my 4th year of college, here are some items I cant live without:
RTIC water bottle: Similar to the one linked but cheaper, and in my experience it works great:
RTIC food canister: Nice to pack a hot (or cold) meal in the morning and have it still hot by dinner time is nice for those long haul days:
Anker Bluetooth speaker: Pretty self explanatory here:
APC Surge Protector: College power should be stable, but it isnt always:
Water filter: If you're like me, municipal water tastes terrible, a water filter is one of my most used items:
First aid kit: Especially if you have a kitchen, its going to happen eventually:

My personal wish list, because I have a kitchen in my on campus apartment, is almost entirely lodge cast iron. Cant live without it.


Maybe a padlock/lock to stop pesky invaders from stealing things that aren't theirs? :D I personally know of some who steal other peoples belongings and sold them for quick cash.

However true that might be, I think we should look at the world as though there aren't any bad habits. For my submission, I thought this would make for a nice addition to any persons stationary.

This set of markers
would be helpful if you tend to color code stuff, if you're into graphic design or illustrations or simply a designer.
Here's a sketchbook

to holster all those thoughts.

I'm an architect and the best thing I could have is stationary(among other things in my arsenal) at my disposal to get those ideas out into the real world. I could include charging cables and what not but it's a good idea to have a charging cable specific to your handset. Using generic cables often tends to degrade the battery of a phone.

I thought I'd bring this back

in again :D
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