Stumped on what to get a college student this holiday season and on a budget? From high-tech school supplies to entertainment, here are some gift suggestions that every college student will want and actually use.
While good old fashion gift cards may seem boring, students will welcome them with open wallets. Look for retailers that will help students decorate their dorms, put gas in their car or support their coffee shop habit. To potentially save money on next semester’s bill at the campus bookstore, see if your student’s school partners with major book retailers.
Although some models aren’t exactly cheap, students can save money (and their backs) in the long run with a convenient way to read and carry textbooks. Students can use an e-reader to digitally take notes, have a more portable study aid and forgo carrying around heavy books with a small tablet-style device
Backpacks and laptop cases are stuffed and lugged around campus and get their fair share of wear and tear. Students, especially seniors, are sure to appreciate a professional bag that will cover them on campus and look presentable during job interviews.
To keep up in lectures and simplify the note-taking process, these portable devices allow students to scan on the go and transfer printed text to their laptop. Using a USB connection, students can keep and access important documents, copies of IDs, and receipts.
To save money in movie rentals and allow students to legally watch all of their favorite TV shows, parents can set up memberships for sites like Netflix and Hulu. Just make sure to find out the membership terms so students don’t end up with a big bill.
Whether students are looking to tune out a roommate while studying or want better quality when listening to music, wireless headphones are a great gift that they can use in the library and walking to class without the tangled mess.
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If you have a college student on shopping list this year, here are seven budget-friendly items that are sure to impress.