The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for College Students

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    o you have a student in your life and you want to show a little extra appreciation this holiday season huh? It can be daunting to know what to get a student, especially a college or university student. Their schedules are jam-packed with tentative balance between school work and regular work, they seem to run on caffeine, and they make the old “am I finishing this diploma or is this diploma finishing me'' joke a little too much for your liking. 

    Now this brings us to the question: what do you get the student in your life? We compiled the ultimate gift guide for college students here for you. Happy Holidays everyone!

    For your ease, we’ve divided this blog into the following categories: 

    • Practical Gifts
    • Around the Home or Dorm
    • Health and Wellness
    • Relaxation and fun 

    What to gifts to get college students

    Practical Gifts for College Students

    Practical gifts have a bad rap (pun intended). But in all honesty, they can be some of the most useful and most used gifts a person can get. College isn’t known for being the most affordable thing out there, so nabbing a practical gift can be one of the most thoughtful gifts you can get for that college student in your life.

    A Solid To-go Cup

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    You really can’t go wrong with a good to-go cup. Whether your college student is a tea or coffee drinker, or even just likes to keep their hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold . A to-go cup with a stylish flair to fit their style is always a good gift. Did we mention they can also be budget friendly?

    Some New Headphones

    Headphones are a for-sure student essential.No matter if they’re being used for a study session, vibing out on their commute, or even working out, headphones are always a great gift. You can kick this gift up a notch by springing for noise-cancelling headphones.

    A Key, Wallet, or Whatever they Tend to Lose Finder

    If you have a forgetful and frazzled college student, get them a nifty tracker they can put on whatever they tend to lose. The Tile Mate is a discreet way to keep track of your thing. If you’re looking for a practical, thoughtful gift, look no further. 

    A Laptop Stand and Sleeve 2-in-1 

    This will easily become a favourite amongst students. It combines two necessities in one with a sleek and trendy design. The 2-in-1 Laptop Sleeve by Moft comes in a variety of colours and sizes to fit the needs of any college student.

    Around the Home or Dorm

    Snack Lover? Air Fryer. 

    Retro Air Fryer from Stokes

    Did you really think this article wouldn’t contain an air fryer in 2022? Think again. If you have a snack lover or even just a regular foodie in your life, an air dryer is a great gift option. With hundreds of healthy or indulgent air fryer recipes out there floating around on the internet, this is a great gift option. 

    A Set of Microwave bowl cozies 

    Microwave Cozies from PracticalHomesteadCa on Etsy

    This one might sound a little odd but we all have been there. Whether it’s a bowl fresh out the microwave or an ice-cold smoothie bowl, we have all sacrificed our hands for food at least once. A pair of microwave cozies can help protect your hands and prevent future burns or spills. You can find some adorable cozies on Etsy. 

    Weigh them down, with a good blanket

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    Although the science is still out for debate on whether or not weight blankets are scientifically proven to improve sleep quality. There is some evidence that weighted blankets do! The added weight in the blanket simulates  

    A Good Cookbook

    The kitchen is the heart of the home and many of us feel connected to our homes through food. Cookbooks are a greta way to help us re-connect with our homes if we’re far away or help us explore the foods of others homes as well. If you don’t know what kind of cookbook your college student would like, you can always DIY it with homemade recipes!

    Health and Wellness

    A Good, Sturdy Duffle Bag

    Whether it’s for the gym or for a weekend trip a good reliable duffle bag is always a good option this holiday season. With so many sizes, style options, and colours out there on the market, there’s bound to be one that fits the needs of your college student. 

    A ABM College Massage Special

    Needless to say, many students carry stress and one of the best ways to work it out is to.. Massage it out! Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with an ABM College Massage special, did we mention that you also get the bonus of aromatherapy when you purchase this December?

    Click here for more information on how to purchase the Holiday Massage Special

    Cleaner or Scented Air

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    Cute title aside, getting the college student in your life a air purifier or an aromatherapy machine is a great idea. Whether they live at home or in a dorm, having a n air purifier can help keep allergens, pollen, pet dander, and other irritants out of their air which makes for better healthier living. Aromatherapy also has beneficial health benefits, it can help to reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety. 

    Get to Shopping 

    Hopefully this helps you shop for the college student in your life! Happy shopping everyone!

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