Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Perfect Gift for the College Student

This will be my first Christmas as a college co-ed and I'm excited for finals week to be over (not to mention the stressful cramming weekend before) so I can go home and start celebrating the holidays. I've been so busy finishing up classes, filling out professor surveys and studying (of course!) that I haven't had much time to think about Christmas. And it's in two weeks! I'm sure it will be a relaxing month, though, which is probably the best gift a college student can ask for.
Besides some time for R&R, here are a few gift ideas for the college student in your life.
  • Gift cards: You can't go wrong with a gift card  (or money). Make sure you ask them beforehand where they like to shop so you'll know they'll actually use the card. Oh, and a gift card to a restaurants is always great, too--college students usually live pretty cheaply and a night out is always appreciated.
  • Practical (but cute) shoes: College campuses are usually pretty big and most people have to trek across it to get to classes, the library, etc. Invest in a nice pair of boots (preferably waterproof, or sprayed with waterproofer) that are stylish, too, such as Bearpaws. They look similar to Uggs, but are a fraction of the price and hold up just as well!
  • Underwear (and other essentials): Who doesn't procrastinate on laundry every once in a while? It's nice to have plenty of stuff to go around so you're not a slave to the washing machine every weekend. Gilly Hicks has a great selection, with all kinds of colors and styles so you can't go wrong.
  • A day at the spa: Back to the relaxation thing. Any stressed-out student could definitely use a massage or a mani/pedi to brighten up their day. Look for a day spa that's gotten good reviews but isn't too pricey.
  • Winter accessories: So not every student lives where it's snowy and cold, but if you know someone who does, chances are they could use a scarf, hat and gloves. Buy them a cute set that'll go with anything (or match it specifically to a certain coat, if you know what they have) and keep them warm on the way to class.
The Perfect Gift for the College Student
Of course, these are just a few ideas for the college student in your life (whether it's you, a friend or your child)...just make sure the gift comes from the heart and they'll love it!

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