What are the gifts that college students want? The list below describes gifts which are not only popular among young people, but are useful items to have at college. In future posts we will continue to add to this list.
The following list was based of the input of college students.
Pre-Paid Gas Cards
Most major gasoline companies offer pre-paid gift cards which may be used at their gas stations. Gas cards make it easier for students to come home without blowing their budget.
Stress Relief Gifts
Students face a great deal of stress from academics and college life. There are a variety of gifts which may help allieviate these issues, for example: portable massagers to ease tension; relaxation CDs, yoga instructional DVD’s, herbal teas. Items like these could be given individually or combined into a ‘stress relief’ gift basket.
Money along with Money Management Skills Audiobook
Students love to get gifts of money, mainly because they always seem to be running out of it! Unfortunately most young people are very weak at managing money matters. With that in mind, a thoughtful additional gift to go with the money is the informative audiobook: ‘Money Management For Young Adults- Learn the Essential Skills That No One Ever Taught You’. This popular audiobook is 42 minutes long and gives an excellent overview of money management skills, from a young adult’s perspective. It clearly explains important topics such as personal budgeting and living within one’s means; responsible use of credit cards; banking basics; maintaining a strong credit rating; identity theft and fraud prevention tips, etc. This audiobook is available at the educational website:MoneyManagement101.org
These are tiny, portable, digital storage devices that plug into the USB port in a computer. They are primarily used to store and transport personal files including documents, pictures, and music files. They make it easy to transfer files from the computer lab to their laptop or to their desktop computer back home. Some FlashDrives come with info security features which help prevent other people from being able to access the content on the device.
In future posts we will add to this list. We will also list gifts that many parents think are popular, but are actually not wanted by most college students.
More college student gift ideas to come..