College is all about living your best life on a budget — which means the university student in your life probably has their fingers crossed for some amazing presents every time a birthday or holiday comes around. Consider this list a Gifts for College Students 101 course because below, we’re getting you up to speed on what gifts campus co-eds *actually* want this semester.
Shower caddies and bed risers are must-haves for every college student, but they probably already picked up these essentials at the start of the school year. Instead, choose a present that suits their interests, while still being useful. For the person into dorm room decor, a fresh new set of quirky towels and the coziest faux fur blanket will be a total hit. The tech-obsessed teen in your life would love a mini projector to make their place the ultimate hangout spot. Or, consider gifting them a cookbook full of easy and fast recipes or a box of snacks for when they don’t feel like cooking during finals week. You could even surprise them with a mini coffee maker that’ll help them save money and stay caffeinated during early morning classes and late-night study sessions.