Unique and Useful Gift Ideas For College Students
Finding a gift that can come in useful for a college student, regardless of whether they are first-years or seniors, can be tricky to do. These burgeoning academics have a lot on their plate as they focus on the studies that will shape their lives moving forward, so gifts that can be helpful are always a great choice. It’s also important for students to be able to de-stress after long days of classes, studying, and tests, so gifts that bring joy and encourage relaxation are also solid choices. If you’ve been searching for a unique and useful gift for the college student in your life, look no further: there are plenty of good ideas right here on ACA.
Staying organized and orderly while firmly entrenched in post-secondary studies can be tough to do for some students, so gifts that can help with organization are a thoughtful idea. Even better is if these gifts also make terrific bits of decor!
Even for people who are habitually neat, desks can get disorganized during busy, stressful times. Fortunately, RunRabbit has just the thing for keeping desktops looking neat!
The Handmade Concrete Desktop Organiser has a sleek minimalist style and is available in six different colours. It’s got everything needed for keeping a desk clutter free, including two phone slots, holes for pens and scissors, and trays for everything else.
It’s important that students can feel at ease in their own personal space during their studies, which is why a little bit of fun and useful decor can go a long way. The Macrame Man has just the thing!
This three-tiered handmade macrame hanging shelf is not only beautiful to look at, it also provides storage space for a few books, some small houseplants, or anything else that might fit! Made from natural cotton rope, this hanging shelf has been sturdily constructed and will look great no matter where it’s hung.
Sometimes you need a place to store trinkets or bits and pieces that tend to turn up everywhere without ever really having a proper place to belong, and the trinket trays made by cmentive are perfect for this purpose!
These versatile trays are the perfect place to put keys, spare change, jewellery, and whatever else fits! Available in four different colours, these trays also make a great place to burn candles as they’ll catch the wax.
Gifts That Encourage Relaxation and Recharge
It’s so important that students are able to relax in their downtime, which means their living space should have items to encourage that relaxation.
Sometimes there’s no better way to find some peace than to curl up on a couch or chair with a cozy blanket and read a good book or take a little nap. For the blanket, consider the handcrafted works of peach&hook handmade.
The Courtney Blanket can be ordered with a custom colour to personalise it and is made from 100% cotton in a design that is cozy, timeless, and elegant.
A living space filled with a pleasant scent can start to ease stress the moment someone walks through the door, and that’s why diffusers are a gift that can help to promote relaxation.
Wax and Wood’s Reed Diffuser is available in 11 different scents and boasts only the highest quality fragrance oils. The diffusers also come with synthetic diffuser fibre sticks, which diffuse the fragrance better than reed or rattan sticks.
A good cup of organic tea can do wonders for stress levels, anxiety, and other negative feelings while helping to improve focus and determination.
For a lot of people, a way to unwind after a long or trying day is to have a long soak in the bath. Bath crystals can enhance the experience, making it easier to forget your worries and just enjoy the moment.
Items Useful for Classes and Studies
While it’s important to focus on life outside of studies, it’s also as important to focus on the studies themselves. Learning is made easier when you have all the write implements, and quality implements make great gift ideas!
While many students might prefer to use digital methods of note-taking, some are still using the old-fashioned pen and paper. A good pen can make writing notes enjoyable, so consider the gorgeous handmade pens of both En Flor and Wild Heart Woodcraft.
En Flor’s Luxury Stationery Rose Gold Preserved Flower Pen is not only lovely to look at – it’s also a high quality ballpoint pen with black ink.
The Virage Pen by Wild Heart Woodcraft is a single barrel twist style pen with an exterior that is dressed in burl wood, paua shell, and resin. For writing, it provides a pleasurable experience through the high quality black ink ballpoint.
You can’t take notes without notebooks and there’s no reason a notebook can’t look wonderful without being practical – just take a look at the notebooks made by Tilly Scribbles!
The Kookaburra Notebook has 56 pages of A5 lined paper and is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. It’s as perfect for note taking as it is for using it as a place to write down thoughts or poems.
Helping Students Find a Balance
Post-secondary education is important but stressful so it’s important to help the students in your life figure out a good balance that lets them learn and live in harmony. Any kind of gift will be appreciated, but a gift that’s both unique and useful will go that extra mile in helping them strike a good balance between studying and enjoying their free time.