19 Back-to-School Gifts for College Students
From sentimental items to must-have dorm decor, these gifts for college students will make the new school year a success.
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With prompts like “Open when you miss home” and “Open when you’re having a bad day,” these sweet envelopes will keep your college student connected to loved ones. Stuff with candy, photos, recipe cards and other sentimental tokens.
Keep that morning coffee or tea hot all day long. This vacuum-insulated YETI tumbler holds its temperature for hours, plus it has a sturdy design that can handle even the toughest days.
When something breaks, don’t panic. This mini-yet-mighty kit features everything a college kid needs for minor repairs, including a hammer, flashlight, pliers and screwdriver.
Make those late-night cram sessions a little more comfortable. These giant floor pillows are a colorful way to add extra seating to a dorm room.
If your kiddo is moving out of state for college, remind them of their roots with this custom art print. It features floral and heart details, plus calligraphy state names.
Smarten up a drab dorm room—literally. This handsome headboard is decked out in a gorgeous vegan leather, plus it features two power plugs and two USB ports for easy charging.
Most college housing won’t allow a traditional coffee maker. But single-serve machines, like this colorful Keurig K-Mini Plus, are fair game. We love this version for its compact size and 2-minute brew time. (Meaning he can still make a cup while dashing out the door for an 8 a.m. class!)
Let’s go Badgers! This fun campus glass—available with artwork for public and private schools alike—is ideal for sipping water and showing off your spirit.
This may very well be the ultimate back-to-school gift for a college student. An Amazon gift card gives them the power to buy anything they need for a successful school year, from textbooks to an oversized pack of Kraft mac and cheese.
Everyone on the floor will be impressed with her master cooking skills, thanks to The Ultimate College Cookbook. This handy guide has dorm-friendly recipes for Baked Ravioli Lasagna, Hot Chocolate Lava Cakes, Pumpkin-Spice All-Nighter Oats and more. Pass along these college recipes, too.
Skip the stress. These easy-to-eat gummy bears pack in 10mg of broad spectrum CBD, plus vitamins B12 and D3. They’re perfect for calming your student’s jitters, agitation and the oh-so-dreaded “Sunday Scaries.” Consider these other CBD edibles, too.
Paint and wallpaper are major dorm room no-nos. But these pretty, plant-inspired wall decals will peel right off when it’s time to move out.