10 Christmas gift ideas for Students

Are you still looking for something you can give to a Student this Christmas? What do these college and grad school kids need these days? What would really come in handy?

Here’s a list of 10 Christmas presents a student will love!


Datexx Miracle Cube Timer

Next to whatever subject they are studying, the one thing students learn is time management. The Miracle Cube Timer should come in handy then. Just flip the dice so the required amount of minutes is face up and leave it. After the set time, the alarm will go off, which can be turned off by putting the Zero side face up. There are 5 different cubes available, all with different time intervals, but for students, the white one (5, 15, 30, 60 minutes) or the yellow one (5, 10, 20, 45 minutes) are probably most suitable.

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Miracle Cube Timers. Photo: Datexx

 

Stick-Up Weekly Calendar

Sometimes a wall calendar can be too overwhelming. It’s easier to focus on the tasks per week. The Stick-Up Weekly Calendar stays put when you attach it to your computer screen, wall, shelf or fridge door. It’s a sticky note and calendar in one!

The Stick-Up Weekly Calendar. Photo: Poketo
The Stick-Up Weekly Calendar. Photo: Poketo

 

FitBit One

Staying fit is essential when you are a student! It’s too easy to forget to exercise when a paper is due or exams are coming up. The FitBit One is a nifty little fitness tracker that measures the amount of steps taken, the distance covered and calories burned. It also measures the quality of your sleep and how many times you woke up. The device is a clip-on to be worn on your belt, bra or pocket, and in a wrist band during the night. The FitBit One syncs to a computer, so you have immediate feedback and you can see which areas to improve.

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FitBit One front back and side view. Two colour options. Photo: PC Mag

 

Wreck This Journal

Let’s face it: students love to doodle. It might look like they’re studying, but really, they’re busy drawing stick figures and poking holes into the pages. Wreck This Journal encourages this “destructive” behaviour and engages journal users in the creative process. It’s arty, it’s a distraction and slowly but surely this journal will take the fear of the blank page away.

A Wreck This Journal before and after. Photo: Joe Bower
A Wreck This Journal before and after. Photo: Joe Bower

 

Wallet with Gift Cards

Is your student in need of a new wallet? Why not get (or make) a nice one and then fill the card slots with gift vouchers and other cards? A student will always find a use for a voucher!

Here are some suggestions:

  • iTunes Gift Card
  • Amazon Gift Card
  • Cinema Voucher
  • Cinema Loyalty Card
  • Pre-Paid Bus/Train Tickets (monthly/yearly etc.)
  • Google Play Gift Card
  • IKEA Gift Card / Family Card
  • Coffee Shop Vouchers and Loyalty Cards
  • Book Store Vouchers/Loyalty Cards
  • Nectar Card
  • Fast Food Vouchers/Coupons
  • Top Up Voucher for mobile phone
  • Loyalty/Club Cards for grocery stores
  • Library Membership Card
  • Bodyshop Card
  • Clothing Store Vouchers/Loyalty Cards
  • Restaurant Gift Cards
Wallet with cards. Photo: Gabrielle/Flickr
Wallet with cards. Photo: Gabrielle/Flickr
Various Gift Cards. Photo: PeterPhoto / istockimages
Various Gift Cards. Photo: Cappex

 

Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 Charger

Students have all sorts of devices these days. Phones, tablet PCs, Laptops, iPods – the list goes on. A day of lectures can drain the batteries of the laptop or tablet entirely. The Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 charger connects to anything via USB and can recharge dead devices in record time. Even after days without a charge itself, it can still charge up an iPad multiple times. This is a practical device and a must-have for tech-savvy students!

Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 charger. Photo: Amazon
Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 charger. Photo: Amazon

 

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Dorms and Halls of Residence can be noisy places. In order to listen to music in peace while you work and study, listen to audio books or watch a movie without disturbing others, noise-cancelling headphones come in handy. The On-Ear headphones are easier on the ear than In-Ear buds, they are comfy to wear and keep distraction from background noises to a minimum.

Sennheiser HD 202 noise-cancelling headphones. Photo: Amazon
Sennheiser HD 202 noise-cancelling headphones. Photo: Amazon

 

Mini-Speaker

Despite what I just said about keeping the noise out, sometimes you just have to blast your favourite playlist to get pumped up for whatever you’re planning. Mini-Speakers connect through an audio lead, expand when opened and fill the room or car (if you’re like I was for a long time and don’t have a CD player in the car) with the playlist in your mp3 player.

XMI X-Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule Speaker. Photo: Amazon
XMI X-Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule Speaker. Photo: Amazon

 

Fruit Infuser Bottle

Flavoured water is tasty, especially when the flavour comes from fresh fruit! A fruit infuser bottle will help keep students hydrated and on track with their 5-a-Day! They’ll be the envy of their fellow students!

Fruit Infuser Bottles use fresh fruit to flavour water. Photo: Amazon
Fruit Infuser Bottles use fresh fruit to flavour water. Photo: Amazon

Hi-Light Clip Light

Students have notoriously little desk space actually available. While they need a decent desk lamp, especially for those all-nighters, space for such a lamp might actually be hard to come by. The PBteen Hi-Light Clip Light can clip onto the edges of shelves or the side of the desk, providing light and saving space!

 

Hi-Light Clip Light. Photo: PBteen
Hi-Light Clip Light. Photo: PBteen

 

Christmas gift ideas for college and grad students
Christmas gift ideas for college and grad students

 

Like this list?

Check out my 10 Gift Ideas for Writers and 10 Gift Ideas for Readers as well!

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