Top 10 Gifts for Students
Need some last minute gift ideas for students? Here are some essentials that all students should have.
1. Touch screen gloves
Too cold outside to remove your gloves but you absolutely have to check your smart phone? Add a pair of touch screen gloves to your winter outerwear! Lightweight and warm, the “Aglove” allows you to text and type on smartphones, tablets and cameras. Amazon retails the gloves for between $12.89 to $19.99 and they come in black charcoal.
2. Keurig Coffee Machine
Perfect for the hurried student, the Keurig coffee machine makes a single serving of coffee and other hot drinks in just a few minutes. The coffee grounds or other drink mix comes in a K-Cup that fits into the machine and begins brewing after the start button is pressed. The Keurig machine comes in 14 styles ranging from $99.95 to $249.95 and has over 200 types of K-Cups.
3. Sonic Boom Alarm Clock
Having trouble waking up in the morning? Try the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock that not only creates a loud sound but also sends vibrations through the bed and shakes an oversleeping student awake. Variations of this clock have popped up everywhere, but the Sonic Boom retails at Amazon for $29.82. So now, you have no excuse for oversleeping.
4. Amazon.com Gift Card
Help students save on their second semester textbook bill by giving them an Amazon gift card. Any amount will help as many students can spend up to $500 on their textbooks. Amazon gift cards can also be used to purchase dorm room items, movies and other essentials for students. Other great options for gift cards include Dunkin Donuts, Target, Wal-Mart and the student’s favorite clothing store.
5. Speck Candy Shell iPhone 4S Card Case
Instead of trying to juggle your wallet and phone in one hand, try replacing the wallet with a phone case that has a card holder. This Speck case can fit 3 cards, comes in 5 different colors and retails at Amazon for $17.15.
6. UChic, The College Girl’s Guide to Everything book
Know a girl who’s getting ready to start her first year of college next fall? Give her UChic, The College Girl’s Guide to Everything, a book written by 50 journalists and accomplished students that shows young women how to survive in college. It includes everything on relationships, healthy eating habits and how to maintain a strong GPA.
7. iPad Keyboard Case
Love your iPad but can’t stand to type on that small keyboard? Give that student who’s always on their iPad a separate keyboard and you’ll save them hours of aching wrists. Sold through Amazon for $55.48, the Logitech keyboard makes a great gift and also doubles as a case and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to the iPad.
8. Charging Stations
With so many devices to charge, who wants to deal with messy cords and a shortage of outlets? Get the gadget savvy student a charging station where they can plug in their phone, Kindle, iPad, iPod and whatever other devices they have. The Sharper Image Restore Charging Station, sold at Macy’s for $49.99, is a great option and comes with a carrying pouch to protect the station when traveling.
9. Massage Gift Certificate
Finals can be stressful on a student’s body, so get them a gift certificate for a massage to their favorite spa nearby. A one hour Swedish massage should do the trick, but extra stressed out students and athletes could use a deep tissue treatment. If you’re feeling extra generous, call the spa and book a full day of treatments for the tired student.
For parents of college students still looking for gifts, there’s nothing better than some extra cash for your kids. Students can use the money to pay for gas, rent, groceries and other living expenses. Money is the perfect gift for students to catch up on bills and other expenses.