Gifts that College Students Will Actually Thank You For

College students have a lot on their plate, and when they come home for the holidays, they want nothing more than a break from the constant pressure of school. When it’s time to get your favorite college student a gift, you really have to consider if they can or will use it. Whether they want to get in shape, want to experiment more with food, or just need some old-fashioned R&R this list is perfect for college students.

Nostalgia has teamed up with Wal-Mart to allow individuals to buy multiple gifts without breaking their budget. MyMini products are personal-sized cooking gadgets suited to fit tight spaces like dorm rooms, office spaces, apartments, and more. They provide quick and healthy portion-controlled bites for on-the-go lifestyles, but also offer potential for some creative cooking. Compact in size, they serve nicely as either stocking stuffers or easily wrapped gifts. Best of all, each item costs under $10! The MyMini series offers something for everyone.

Three Sisters Apothecary Gift Totes are the ideal choice combining the best of our bath and skincare offerings. Each Gift collection is thoughtfully and sustainably packaged in an elegant, easy to carry tote. The arrival of Winter Solstice marks the point when the earth is tilted the farthest away from the sun. It is the shortest day and the longest night of the year and with it marks the long-awaited return of the sun. This start of a new solar year is a celebration of light and rebirth of the Sun. A cooling blend of spearmint and peppermint captures the chilling cold that accompanies this event.

SweetNight’s Eye Tech Mask is the perfect gift for any adult in need of some rest and relaxation. It provides gentle vibration massage, fully blocking light, and warm and cold compress. It relieves eye strain and soreness, fatigue, dark circles, and all the negative symptoms of prolonged screen exposure, providing rest and relaxation. Due to its battery-powered (USB chargeable) lightweight, foldable, and compact design with a waterproof but skin-friendly cover, it can be used anytime and anywhere. It’s currently on sale for $152, and using code GIFT at checkout will save you an additional 5% on the Eye Mask and all the other SweetNight products, already discounted by up to 60%!

Ovente’s travel mirror features a full-face view and a mini magnetic pocket mirror that sticks to the back when not in use. Its lights, which emulate natural daylight, are dimmable by holding the button on top of the mirror. The detachable tray on the base of the mirror allows you to keep all your favorite products handy and the mirror to stay compact for travel. The mirror is chargable and cordless! Perfect for college students living in a dorm.

The Original Cap Magnet is the best, coolest, most convenient way to hold your golf ball marker… period! Say goodbye to annoying hat clips and right-handed only magnetized hats. Our strong, lightweight, and flexible magnetic patch can be installed anywhere on any hat to keep your ball marker exactly where you want it. Use our directional ball marker or one of your own – #CapMagnet works with any ferrous (iron-containing) marker. Newbies and pros alike will love this small but mighty, completely unique golf gift. Proudly sourced and assembled in the USA.

Gifts like these will get your kid to actually appreciate you in day-to-day life. Happy holidays!