5 Gifts For College Students Under $15

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Do you have a college student on your gift list, but you’re not sure what to get them? Well I can help you out.

I asked a college student to give me a few ideas for great gifts for under $15. I then took her ideas and used them as a guideline to create this list of gifts for both college guys and college gals.

Find that perfect gift for the college student on your Christmas list.

5 Gifts For College Students Under $15

1. Gift Cards

Help your college student keep his or her Netflix account going with a Netflix gift card. Or if a Redbox is available in his or her area pick them up a Redbox gift card.

Of course, really a gift card for any place you know he or she likes to eat or shop is always appreciated.

psst… Did you know you can earn Netflix gift cards through InstaGC and that Swagbucks offers Redbox gift cards.

2. Computer Accessories

Pretty much every college student has a laptop nowadays and laptop sleeves help protect it as it is carried around campus. They are available in plain colors or bold patterns.

Laptop decals are a fun way for college students to personalize their  laptops and they come in dozens of variations from Darth Vader to colorful city scenes.

3. Dorm Room Accessories

Fairy lights are a big hit in dorm rooms across the nation. Another fun mood lighting gift is this miniature disco ball with remote control.

4. Water Bottles And Travel Mugs

Coffee helps with those late night study sessions and an insulated travel mug helps keep it hot until all the terms for the test are memorized. This one is suppose to be just as good as YETI for much less money.

Water is so much more fun to drink when you have a water bottle with a built in fruit infuser.

5. Cell Phone Accessories

These PopSockets are easy to put on and take off your phone as needed. They act as cell phone stands, tangle free ear bud storage and more. They come in a variety of different colors and designs.

Another great cell phone accessories for the college age crowd is a portable charger so they can charge their cell phone no matter where they are. My family owns several of this brand and they often come on sale for under $15.

Please note all items listed were under $15 when this post was published, but prices could change at anytime.


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  1. Mari Smith says:

    How about a roll of quarters (which is $10.00) for doing laundry?

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