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Friday Favorites: Over 75 Holiday Gift Ideas for College Students

Start your Christmas shopping now with over 75 amazing holiday gift ideas for college students. We’ve got you covered with tons of ideas for both boys and girls.

Can you believe we are less than a week from Thanksgiving?


We better get planning our menu for dinner.

Although we pretty much know what we’re making because we both have traditional recipes our families enjoy for the holiday.

Since we both live far from our families we started celebrating the holidays together.

We’ve shared Thanksgiving dinner together for years and have so much fun with our families.

This year is the first time that all of our S2M kiddos have significant others.

Isn’t that crazy!?

But lucky for us the kids that are going to spend some time on the holiday with their boyfriend or girlfriends family doesn’t interfere with our dinner plans.

They’ll all leave for lunch but be back here to have dinner.

We secretly decided that this has to be a new rule in both of our families…lunch with the in-laws (someday) and dinner with us.

We think that’s a good plan, don’t you? lol

A couple of weeks ago we shared our favorite essentials for hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

If you missed that blog post or email, here is the direct link to check it out.

What’s New on the Blog this Week

AnnMarie finished up an awesome DIY home improvement project a couple of weeks ago that she’s pretty proud of.

She installed landscape lighting to highlight some of the house and landscape features of the front of her home.

Pathway lights were also put in along the sidewalk from her driveway to the front porch.

She was able to install all the lighting by herself with no tools in just a Sunday afternoon so go check out all the details in this blog post.

And don’t miss the before and after photos.

Oh and she also completed her first full YouTube video tutorial. We’d love for you to head over there and watch it then subscribe to our channel.

After putting together her YouTube video she got busy styling this month’s virtual supper club’s tablescape.

See AnnMarie’s festive Christmas morning breakfast table all decorated in classic plaids and traditional Christmas colors.

You have to see her moveable hot cocoa bar idea she used for the holiday table centerpiece…it’s so fun!

And our friends also shared some beautiful table designs.

Any of them would be perfect for Christmas morning but can easily be styled for any holiday meal or party.

Keep a look out for our Christmas morning brunch menu tomorrow in your email.

Anne will also be sharing a brand new keto friendly delicious breakfast casserole that you’re going to want to make this year.

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Check out our Friday Favorites: Holiday Gift Ideas for College Students

What Do College Boys Want for Christmas

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Last year we put together a gift guide for teen boys with help from our son’s.

As you may know Anne’s has a 23 year old son and AnnMarie’s boys are 25 and almost 21.

So although they’re no longer technically teens these gift ideas are perfect for boys from their teens well into their 20’s.

All the links are still releveant this year and a couple have even been updated.

We double check with our boys and they’d still love any of these presents.

Some they’ve already received and others may just be found under the tree this year.

More Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Men

We wanted to add a few more options for you this year.

These are some of our 2022 favorite gift ideas. Just click the headline to shop each item.

New Balance Sneakers

college student gift idea sneakers

All three boys love these New Balance sneakers and say they’re super comfortable especially for those long walks around campus.

AnnMarie’s husband actually just bought himself a pair of this classic style shoe.

Maybe he should’ve waited until Christmas. wink- wink

College Student Cookbook

book of recipes for college students

By this time of the year college students may be sick of cafeteria food or making themselves Ramen noodles.

Grab this cookbook sold on Amazon for a useful present for any young man.

Believe us, they’ll be grateful to learn some simple recipes.

USA World Cup Soccer Jersey

product image of mens jersey

The world cup will kick off on Saturday in Qatar which is in the Middle East.

And although it will be over by the time Christmas arrives a stadium home jersey commemorating our country in this world event would be an amazing gift.

Pokemon Violet Video Game

pokemon Nintendo switch game product photo

The newest Pokemon video game may be on your college student’s wish list this year.

Honestly, we questioned this one but we were assured that any college kid that has a Nintendo switch will want this one because it’s suppose to be amazing.

We were also informed the new Harry Potter game is going to be incredible so you could preorder it for whatever gaming system they have.

Men’s Leather Slim Wallet

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This minimialist leather wallet is availiable 25 color options and is an affordable gift idea for a college student.

The slim style is flat enough to fit in a front pocket since some boys seem to be anti back pocket wallet carrying.

Apparently, that’s not a cool way to carry a wallet anymore with the young people. lol

Cards Against Humanity Party Game

product image Cards Against Humanity card game

Give a fun and inappropriate party card game this year for the holidays.

Your boys will be cracking up playing this one with their buddies.

Wireless Bluetooth Beanie Hat

charcoal gray hat with Bluetooth speakers inside

Keep him warm this winter with a cozy and stylish beanie hat from Amazon that comes in three color options

He’ll appreciate the builtin wireless speakers so he can listen to his favorite tunes around campus while working out or heading to class.

What Do College Girls Want for Christmas

collage with 25 gift ideas for teen girl gift guide

Not only do we have boys but we both have girls too!

AnnMarie has a daughter who’s 18 and Anne’s twins are 19.

They were a bit more helpful when helping us write our gift guide last year and we had to narrow down all the ideas they sent our way.

But just like our teen boy guide the list for teen girls is still super helpful again this year according to our researchers (aka daughters).

There were only two ideas we had to update the shopping link for this year but you’re good to go so check out all the items our teens suggest here.

More Gift Ideas Any College Girl Would Love this Year

Of course, the girls may have already sent a list of ideas for this year while the boys still don’t have any.

Here are a few things from their wish lists they’re hoping to find under the tree.

Aerie Flare Leggings

American Eagle wide boot cut black with cross over waist leggings

You may have noticed flare pants are on trend right now.

Not only are wide legged jeans in style but also flare leggings.

These cross over waisted flare leggings are a great find from Aerie and are currently on sale so grab a pair for your college student today.

AnnMarie actually has a regular pair of the cross over waisted leggings and they’re super flattering on top.

Set of Neutral Matte Hair Clips

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This set of eight hair claw clips in two different styles and a variety of neutral colors are a budget friendly gift idea.

College girls can throw their hair up with these cute accessories while studying or running out the door to get to class on time.

The soft matte texture and color is really pretty and would coordinate well with any style.

Converse White High Tops

product image of white converse sneakers

Classic high top converse sneakers in white are on the wish list of many teen girls again this year.

These casual shoes seem to be a style that’s always trendy.

If you get them directly from Converse they’re available in 15 color options.

And you can even design a custom style too which is a really fun idea!

Normal People Novel

cover of book titled Normal People

If the college student in your life is a reader there are some great books geared to young adults.

AnnMarie’s daughter loves to get recommendations for novels on social media and Normal People by Sally Rooney is on the top of many influencers reading lists.

It’s actually now an Emmy nominated Hulu original series.

And it’s another affordable gift idea for a young woman.

Aerie Buttercream Crew Sweater

American Eagle camel cozy sweater

Does your girl want a super soft cozy sweater for the holidays?

Then this option from Aerie may be the one for her!

It’s described as one of the softest pieces of clothing you’ll own and you won’t want to take it off.

Keep her warm this winter with this ribbed sweater that’s available in 10 different colors.

Hurry because it’s on sale right now too!

Wristlet Keychain and Credit Card Holder 

wallet with bracelet keychain

This functional wristlet bracelet is both a keychain and a pocket credit card holder which is perfect for college girls.

An inexpensive gift from Amazon that is available in 33 colors and styles!

Simple Modern Insulated Tumbler

product image for college girls of water cup with straw

If you have teen girls you know how much they just love a good water bottle.

I mean seriously having a cute trendy water bottle is as imperative as good hydration possibly even more important for collge students. lol

This reusable tumber cup comes with both a straw lid and flip lid so it’s great for water or coffee.

Available from Amazon in 31 colors and 5 sizes you’re sure to find the perfect tumber for your girl!

I hope you found something perfect on our holiday gift ideas for college students.

If you have any other ideas we’d love if you’d share them in comments below!

2022 Holiday Gift Ideas for College Students

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