From my very thorough approach to this survey on college students gift ideas, though from an unscientific aspect, it can be concluded that 94.8 percent of college students, at a particular time in their lives would have received Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go novel or would have had a line quoted at them at a point in time. From the look of things, almost everyone has received that already, so it is clichéd. With careful consideration, there are many useful, practical and special gifts that a college student will prefer, whether freshmen or graduate students.
Robert Smith, a sophomore at Brown University suggested the wireless headphones as a hugely appreciated gift for a college student. “These are most appreciated when carrying out a particular chore or working out. It is cordless, so it can allow you to move around freely without rupturing any cord.”
Some people prefer to have bigger earphones over their ears. Most People like to give youngsters this gift. “The Bass sound in the background is soft and smooth, thanks to the very balanced equalization induced by the makers. The mid-range and treble sounds are clear and not sharp on the ear.” Ultimately, they have a very sleek appearance, which is one of the basics for giving a gift.
“Talk about quality and portability, all in one Bluetooth speaker,” said Grossman Maxx, a Tufts University Junior. “Because of the soft sound coming out from it makes me want to play music all the time, with friends or at a party.”
“This thermos brand from Japan is a pro at keeping hotness in for days”, as affirmed by Senior Kazuko Boehm Chloe. From Tufts University, which is very appreciated by students who need their coffee hot for a while.
“The best times at college would be when I take naps, it is a daily routine”, admitted by Lee Rebecca, a sophomore at Brown University. “I use this throw blankets when I want to have a quick cozy nap and don’t want my bed looking unkempt.”
College students are known to want their monograms at everywhere possible, so giving them a Pendelton blanket, monogrammed with their Initials or nickname would have them appreciating it. Aside from it being a good gift, it ensures a level of ownership.
A lot of older ladies in college which we were able to interview, suggested that would love to have a Glossier product as a gift. According to Levin Hannah from the Tufts University, “I lost after my Glossier set and their highlighter.”
This is a runner’s friend. For people that love to keep track of their runs, this would be a lovely gift for them. From the Tufts outdoor club, Grossman recommends the FitBit Alta HR.
Most students in college are subjected to taking notes, so this can be a very general gift for someone in college. When Grund Samuel, a Senior at Oberlin College was asked what gift he would like, he said “Maybe a rOtring mechanical pencil, although I used to have one, it broke due to my carelessness. It is the best pencil I ever owned.”
“When it comes to Hygiene, the teeth are a very important part. There is believed to be a correlation between gum and death. Therefore, the condition of your teeth and gums interprets a lot, therefore, keeping it healthy is the way to go” as stated by D Sachi, who, when asked, wanted the Cut’s Kathleen Hou named “a game-changing electric toothbrush”. Sachi sounded not approved of the fact that people pay less attention to their teeth, even when it is really important.
“I have been stranded so many times and not been able to call, get home or order an Uber all due to my battery running down,” says Rebecca Lee. “Studying in a new country has put the need for this portable charger into consideration.”
Pairing it with this extra-long cord, although it looks funny, it is just the best choice for rooms with odd power outlet positions.
An aspiring filmmaker students would be very glad to have a gift like this, and almost every student willing to share visual information of their experience with their family and friends. According to Lin Howard, who loves making videos, he said he is happy to have a portable and smaller place to make his videos from. “My fantasy would be the Sony Alpha A9, but due to its high cost for a student like myself, I would go with the Sony Rx100 Mark V”
This is just the Camera at a lesser cost of under $500. John Stephens likes it because it is quite easy to use and a rugged enough to withstand all the tossing around happening inside a glove box, backpack and take nice pictures on the go.
This is a practical inclusion in a travel accessory pack, you should give this as a gift. According to Lee Justin, having a multipurpose SwissChamp knife in hardwood would be a tool that would inevitably come in handy.
According to Lee Ashley, a nice downtown jacket from Patagonia would be really less bulky and warm, instead of the bulky Winter coat. It would serve both on cold and rainy days.
A fashion student from Parson’s School of Design, Evans Christine has had the Burberry Rain Jacket on her wishlist for years. She got to love it very much when she always saw her Dad wearing it. She thinks it would be a good gift for graduation when it comes to gift clothing.
Levi’s brought to life a rain jacket, looking stylish and yet more practical, notwithstanding that it is plastic.
A New York University freshman, Steward Cameron would love a pair of wool socks as a gift. He pointed out the practically comfortable nature of them in Winter and he prefers the default brown ones.
We have had a sophomore from Savannah College of Art and Design and a student from Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, Grund John and Julie Schwartzberg respectively state that they regard the Dr. Martens Chelsea-style boots as one footwear to have at all cost.
A soon-to-be graduate from Tufts University, Sayles Evan, clearly cited a set of kitchen knives as a very compulsory necessity for a postgraduate apartment. He said he would prefer the three-piece set from Global, though expensive, would last really long if they are used with care.
Another soon-to-be graduate, Olsen Cassidy is seeing this as a gift which suits a wedding registry kind. After stating the common confusion that comes with setting up one’s self immediately after graduation, she thinks glassware like this could always substitute as drinkware and a wine glass.
Adding to gifts that suits wedding registries would be the Hay’s Everyday Silverware. Lauren Levy, a Senior Writer refers to them as a basic necessity, having a very unique style, shape, and feel.
“This should be the start of a smart home, it plays music, tells you the weather, and even crack a joke. This Amazon device serves the most interesting uses” says Jacobson Gil about the Amazon Echo Dot which he refers to as the best gift.
The founder of Manhattan’s Dirt Candy, Cohen Amanda saw this book as the best gift for an amateur cook. She made us believe, the book was a good way to ease her into the kitchen, because of the quite approachable recipes in it. She saw it as a slow teacher which made her into being a great cook. She would recommend it a hundred percent.