College Student Gift Guide

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As the Christmas season kicks into high gear, I can’t help but want to share some of the best gifts you could possibly get for the college students in your life. These items are perfect for the male or female student, and I’m sure they’d put a huge smile on their face. If you know someone who is passionate about school and getting good grades, this is the gift guide for them!

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Wacom Bamboo Folio

Most college students are either a laptop person or pen and paper person. The Wacom Bamboo Folio is a perfect compromise. You can leave your laptop at home while you recharge and take notes by hand. My Bamboo Folio allows me to be completely present in the classroom.

wacom bamboo folio

When I took my laptop to class I almost always got distracted and was unable to focus. But if I bring my Bamboo Folio I know I can unplug for class and get those notes right onto my laptop once i get home! I can transfer my handwritten notes to PDF form with the touch of a button. It’s so convenient and so perfect for the college student in your life.

wacom bamboo folio

Another cool item from Wacom is the Bamboo Duo pen! It has a stylus on the end so I can easily write in my planner, take notes, or plan blog posts and then scroll through my phone or tablet easy breezy! It also comes in a bunch of cute colors. Mine is pink and you can see it lookin’ cute below.

wacom bamboo duo


Every college student loves a good pen! These and these are my two favorites. Different colored pens are a plus for color coding!

Redbubble stickers

I absolutely love Redbubble and they have the coolest stickers for any college student! You can put them on your laptop, your notebooks, and folders. If you know your college student and can pick from a plethora of awesome stickers, they make a great, easy gift!

Coffee shop gift cards

If you know their favorite coffee shop, college students will always appreciate some free cups. Give them a gift card to their favorite place!

Water bottle

Something we use every day is a water bottle! I absolutely love my s’well bottle. It keeps your drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours! I used mine over the summer every day and I couldn’t survive without it. I take it with me to class and I love that it keeps my water cold even if it has been sitting in my backpack all day!

Party games

Cards Against Humanity is one of my favorite party games to play with friends! My boyfriend just bought a game called The Voting Game that sounds really fun too! These games are a great way to make friends in dorms or a fun excuse to invite a bunch of friends over during the week.

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  • Anna Hubbard

    I’ve never heard of the Bamboo Folio before, but it looks really cool!
    -Anna |

  • Lanae Bond

    Even though I am no longer a college student, I would love to have the Bamboo Folio!

  • That looks so cool! I have heard of Wacom before but never tried it. Totally need a Swell bottle too.

  • Mommy Blogs It

    Those papermate pens are awesome! By far my favorite. Great list, my little sister would love all of this!

  • mckenna bleu

    These are the cutest pens! I love bamboo too!

  • I keep seeing those s’well bottles everywhere! Seriously debating on buying myself one especially since they’re so beautiful too!
    marissa diamandis | – how ineloquent

  • I am not a college student and I want all of these lol I have been on the fence about a new planner for next year and ended up just creating my own for right now!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  • Greta Hollar

    I love all of your picks! Cards Against Humanity is one of my favorite games!

    Greta |

  • Sam Crawley

    Love this guide! The Wacom product looks cool!
    -Sam |

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Those swell bottles are super cute! And coffee is definitely a must!

  • I’ve been eyeing swell bottles at target! And can never have too many colored pens!

  • Well this is a great list because honestly we no longer have a clue what to get our daughter.

  • Swell bottles are amazing! I buy those for gifts often. Everyone loves them.

  • Dia

    I would have also taken food gift cards lol I love cards against humanity. I actually was playing last night at a Christmas party.

  • Michelle Champalanne

    All of these gift ideas are great! As a recent college graduate (and current grad student!), I can agree with you that I would have loved to receive of any of these!

  • So many great gift ideas! I want the Bamboo Folio so badly!

  • I got a Bamboo Folio too and I love it! Also I want to get a mini Swell bottle to toss in my purse before leaving for the day — they are the best!