Gift Ideas for Teens and College Students



Shopping for teens and college students can be fun and challenging. It seems that the older kids get, the smaller and more expensive the presents are. I remember needing two rolls of wrapping paper to wrap a giant plastic car for my toddlers. Now I sometimes need barely a square of wrapping paper and the gift costs 5 times what the giant plastic car cost. But, if you know where to look, there are many gifts for this age group that do not need a charging cable. Read through this list of Gift Ideas for Teens and College Students for awesome present ideas that will not break the bank.

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These boot socks are super plush, warm, and fashionable. A definite hit!


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Tassel Earrings

Tassel Earrings are HOT and there are so many to choose from in all price ranges.

LOVE these from Nordstrom

These earrings are a STEAL at $14.95

If she has been especially good this year, Kendra Scott's tassel earrings are beyond gorgeous!

Paper Planners and Journaling are Back!

Stickers, Washi tape, Journaling Pens, and this totally awesome Washi Tape Chomper are essential for any teen or college student's planner or journal. These make great stocking stuffers!

Subscription Boxes

 Give the gift that gives all year. A monthly or quarterly subscription box. Every month or quarter the gift recipient will receive a box from the subscription service filled with goodies for them to enjoy.

My daughter LOVES her Fab, Fit Fun subscription. Every quarter a box arrives with full size beauty products, accessories, and other goodies for her to enjoy. Use WINTERFUN for $10 off your gift box.

For those who want to be stylish, but desire vegan and cruelty free products, give a Live Goodly subscription.

Looking for a subscription box for the guys? Try a sock of the month club. (They have socks for girls too.)

Home Sweet College Home has ADORABLE and unique care packages like this coffee lover's basket.

Bath, Body, and Make up Kits

Nice bath, body, and make up kits are a treat, especially for the college kids on a tight budget.

These Mac Lip Kits will be appreciated by teens, college students, (and their moms)!

Kiehl's and Jack Black are popular brands for guys

Personalized Fleece Blanket

Teens and college students take throw blankets (especially the soft fleece ones) everywhere – the car, the couch, track meets, football games, baseball games. Zazzle has over 180,000 (yes, REALLY!) throw blanket styles that can be personalized and tons of other cool stuff from phone cases and pillows to pet supplies and spiral notebooks, clipboards, post-it notes and more. There is nothing they cannot personalize.

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One of the MANY fleece blankets for guys.

Of course, there are even more fleece blankets for the gals.

Aviator Sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses are a MUST-HAVE for both the guys and gals

 Both Amazon and Nordstrom have many aviator sunglasses to choose from.

House Shoes

 Guys and Gals will appreciate some house shoes to keep their feet warm (and off the dirty dorm floors if necessary).

A Little Encouragement

We all need some encouragement that we can make a difference.

This book, “How Many People Does It Take to Make a Difference?” is full of inspirational messages that range from quotes, to poems, to statistics, to movie dialogue. There are pages with thinking exercises and blanks to fill in to start creating a vision for your life even as you read.

Planning for College Planner

The Planning for College planner is the first ever planner designed for high school students to dream, plan, organize, and record everything needed to navigate the process from high school freshman year to moving and registering for college.

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