While some say college is the best time of your life, it isn’t all fun and games. There’s a lot of work, stress, and unfamiliar, newfound responsibility falling on your young adult’s shoulders. There’s a lot of gifts that college students would want and love to receive, including the latest tech gadgets and tickets to Mexico for spring break. But the real secret to college gift-giving: finding something that helps make adulting a little bit easier. From dorm life hacks to basic living necessities, this all-inclusive list covers items that college students will use and appreciate every day of the year, whether it’s their first-day send-off or a delicious chocolate graduation gift.


1. Gourmet Chocolate Basket



We all have bad days, and nothing turns a frown upside down quite like chocolate. And the only thing better than chocolate is a gourmet chocolate gift basket, which will truly make any student feel like a king or queen. For college students who are short on cash and missing home a little extra, these gift baskets are the perfect way to say: “We’re thinking about you.” If your young adult has a rough weekend of studying ahead, an upcoming birthday, or just broke up with their significant other, these heavenly, mouthwatering creations are sure to make their day a whole lot brighter (and tastier).


2. Weighted Blankets


Between studying, extracurriculars, and part-time jobs, a college student’s schedule can get overwhelmingly busy. It can be hard for scholars to find a minute to catch their breath, let alone time to relax and unwind. That’s why it’s so important for students to make sure they are getting enough z’s at night to power them through the day.

If your college student is feeling extra stressed, gifting them a weighted blanket is a great place to start. Weighted blankets utilize deep-touch therapy, gifting users with a deeper, more restful sleep, while also aiding with anxiety and stress. This gift is sure to get a lot of use, not only during finals week but every day of the year. When you wrap yourself in one of these beautiful blankets, it feels like an entire-body hug from a loved one. This trendy gift is also super stylish – pick out a cute blanket that will go with your scholar’s bedding and dorm room decor. This personal touch won’t go unnoticed.


3. Scholarships


There are many stressors that college students face every day, including financial burdens. With new textbooks, school supplies, and student debt, the money adds up and runs out quickly. That’s why helping your college student land a scholarship is truly the gift that keeps on giving. While filling out applications and writing personal statements might seem like a college student’s worst nightmare – bear with us a moment. There are many easy, no-essay scholarships available online that take only minutes to complete. These scholarships are not only available for college-bound students but are also geared towards students already in college.

While this gift is not immediately gratifying, your college student will thank you later when they can dedicate their precious funds to dining out and weekend trips.


4. Computer Surge Protector


Is your favorite scholar a gamer? If so, then a computer surge protector might just make all their dreams come true. Nothing is worse than purchasing an ultra-expensive gaming P.C, only to have it spontaneously implode within a matter of seconds due to a random storm or power surge. A reliable surge protector can save you the replacement costs of your sensitive and expensive P.C, as well as lots of heartbreak and tears down the line.


5. Glass Top Stove Cookware


If your favorite scholar lives off-campus or has access to a kitchen, then they will certainly be doing some cooking. While dining hall food is convenient during the day, having your own kitchen tools can come in handy if you ever want to whip up a quick breakfast or have a hankering for the occasional home-cooked meal. However, if your student has a glass-top stove in their kitchen, they will need to make sure they are purchasing the appropriate cookware. Glass stovetops are trending right now with their sleek aesthetic and minimalist design, but they do require more thoughtful choices when it comes to cookware. This glass top stove cookware will allow your scholar to cook their heart out without harming their glass top stove – which could result in an expensive and disappointing damage fee on move-out day.


6. Wedge Pillows


If your favorite scholar is cursed with the snoring gene, then this could potentially cause roommate tensions in the dorm room. Sleep is precious in college and any disturbance is most likely going to be less than appreciated. The worst part about snoring is it feels like there isn’t anything the snorer can do to control their nightly noise – or is there?

Wedge pillows are the perfect, inexpensive defense against snoring. Made from memory foam and high-quality materials, these one-of-a-kind pillows are elevated at just the right position to prevent the frequency and severity of snoring. Whether you are a side sleeper or a back sleeper, these wedge pillows will help your student scholar sleep like a rock (a quiet, silent rock). Expect a thank you card from your student’s roommate in the mail.


7. Pull Through Knife Sharpener


When your favorite scholar heads off to college, it may be the first time they are cooking for themselves. Whether they are chopping up veggies for homemade guacamole or carving up a turkey for Friendsgiving festivities, a knife is one of the most essential kitchen tools, but keeping it sharp is key. Shockingly enough, a dull knife is even more dangerous than a sharp one. And the last thing you want is a panicked call in the middle of the night due to a dicing disaster at the chopping board.  

A pull-through knife sharpener is an easy-to-use and affordable solution to keeping any kitchen knife in tip-top condition. Whether you’re a budding chef or an amateur cook, these pull-through knife sharpeners are sure to give any college student a cutting-edge in the kitchen.

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