Whether it’s for a birthday, a holiday or a special occasion, gift-giving can be stressful, especially if you’re looking for ideas for a college student. While cash is always appreciated, many find themselves looking to gift something a bit more personal that’s still quite useful. Fortunately, there are creative ways to give something that feels like a splurge but has plenty of functionality too. From leather products to spa days, here are some practical yet enjoyable gift ideas for the college student in your life.
A New Laptop Bag or Tablet Sleeve
College kids haul their electronic devices everywhere they go. While it’s important to have the ability to work and study anywhere, all that travel can lead to serious wear and tear or costly damage. Give them the gift of a high-quality leather bag for their laptop or tablet so they can protect their electronics in style. It may even help them make the transition from student to business professional.
A Useful Subscription Service
From streaming to box deliveries and everything in between, there’s a subscription service for just about every need and lifestyle. A monthly supply of healthy snacks or coffee is a great way to give your favorite college student the energy boost they need. Grammar checking subscription services can help serious students fine-tune their writing skills and submit better papers and reports. If you’re looking for something a little more fun, a streaming service for music can help make late night study sessions a little more enjoyable. Other great ideas include gym memberships, video streaming and even transportation services.
A Day to De-stress
College can be an incredibly fun, but still demanding and stressful time. Combine this fact with the reality that many college students neglect to care for themselves the way they should and you could be dealing with burnout at the end of every semester. To help them de-stress from all of the hard work (and detox from the parties and junk food) give the gift of a relaxing spa treatment. Purchase a gift card or book a massage, facial or scalp treatment to help them unwind and recharge for the next class session.
It can be challenging to shop for today’s young and modern college student. When in doubt, go for a mix of functional and fun. You’ll be giving a gift they’re more likely to use and can enjoy and remember for years to come.