7 Great Gifts for New College Students

The very first year of college is a period of growth and significant change. With that comes an opportunity to give the college student in your life something special and extremely useful. Here are a few great gift ideas.

Duffle Bag

This is especially handy for someone who will have a busy schedule. This will be good for gym sessions between classes, or for the student to pack up and go home for the holidays.

Laptop Sleeve

If your recipient has a laptop, ask for its dimensions and order them a sleeve. This will protect it from any spills or falls that might happen.

Bluetooth Speaker or AI Assistant

The recipient will need some way to play his or her favorite tunes in their dorm room.

Eco-Friendly Water Bottle

Many colleges now have water stations for students with refillable water bottles. This helps protect the environment and is a great way for college students to save a little money.


There’s a good chance that the temperature in the student’s dorm room will fluctuate, regardless of the location of the school they’re attending. This is ideal for any college student living in a dorm with central air.

Shower Caddy

If your child has multiple people sharing the same shower facilities, a shower caddy is a must-have accessory. Consider giving a pair of sandals with it if he or she lives in a residence hall with a common shower area.

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

When studying for important tests or for a big gamer, having a pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones is a must.

Here’s an additional one: Command hooks! Use them to hang up decorations and poster board in dorm rooms.






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