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Dec 22, 2016 01:05 AM EST

Christmas has come once again. 'Tis truly is the season to be jolly and to show your love through thoughtful and meaningful gifts.

If you want to give a gift to a college student but don't know what would be the perfect gift, check out the list below for ideas that may be able to help you in your search. Pop Sugar created a guide for some of the best gifts for college students.

Desk Caddy

A desk caddy is used to store everything that a student would need on their desk, from pens, scissors to desk accessories. There are several sizes, colors and styles to choose from which makes it easier to match the recipient's preference. You can also include pens and other items that they can use.

Monthly Subscription Box

You can opt to give a monthly subscription box to a college student. BuzzFeed shared 20 of the best subscription boxes that you can give as a gift. The products range from makeup, food, art supplies and even wine.


What better way to help college students become the best version of themselves than to give a journal. This note-taking item is flexible and can be used for school notes, as an organizer or as a diary.

Portable Power Charger

Let's face it - modern phone batteries still need improvement. A portable power charger is a practical gift that a college student can definitely use daily.


You can also give them a sturdy yet stylish backpack. With so many things to carry around campus, a comfortable bag would be another practical choice.


Sometimes, students just want to put on their headphones and not talk to people. Headphones can also help them tune out distractions as they work on their projects.

Flash Drive or External Hard Drive

There are so many files to keep and, while cloud storage is quite useful, it's always good to have a lot of places to back up one's important data. A flash drive or external hard drive can help solve this issue.

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