Are you tired of stocking stuffers that never make it out of the stocking? It’s always the same every year.
I know my daughter is tired of nail polish and hair ties, and if I put one more beef jerkey in my son’s stocking, he might go find another mom!
Both of my children are college students, and this year, I was determined to be a little more unique, yet still keep their stocking stuffers at a minimal cost.
Heaven knows I spend enough on Christmas.
Here are your stocking stuffer ideas for college aged kids , and the best part is that they may actually use them!
GLOBE FACE ROLLER
College is hard on young adults, and sometimes it shows on their faces. From cram-sessions to partying, it eventually begins to show, even on their young faces.
A freezable face roller to get those juices flowing and reduce eye puffiness.
Introducing cable bites. My daughter (she is 18 and a freshman in college) pointed these out during one of our recent shopping trips.
They keep phone charger cords from fraying, and are as cute as they are useful.
WICKED WITCH BOOKMARK
If your college student is a book worm, this is the perfect bookmark for them. I love the striped legs hanging from the book, and you can’t miss those red ruby slippers!
METAL STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS WITH BRUSH
I don’t know about you, but my college kids are all about going green. These metal straws are perfect for smoothies, coffee, soda, or anything else your kids put into their contigo mugs. And, they even come with a perfectly sized brush to clean them with.
POST IT NOTES
Yes, Post It Notes are a great stocking stuffer for college students. In fact, mine keep disappearing from my desk, which is why both of my kids will be getting them this year!
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PHONE CHARGER
Whether they already have a phone charger or not is irrelevant. They need more. I’m constantly searching for my phone chargers, and 9 times out of 10, I find them in one of my kids rooms. Why? Compatible with the iPhone.
These little things are lifesavers if you have one like I do who is constantly losing his keys, wallet, and phone. Every time I turn around, he’s asking me, “Mom, have you seen my wallet?” I bought him 3!
It simply attaches to anything that you don’t want to lose and is tracked by Bluetooth. I wish I would have had one of these when I was 17 and left my purse on a Greyhound bus!
Perfect for college students whether commuting or living on campus. They are designed to easily engage a siren for self-defense, or anytime they feel threatened.
They were designed for women, but perfect for anyone.
SPA HAIR WRAP
My hair stylist recently told me to stop drying my hair with a towel, and start using microfiber towels instead. Not only are bath towels hard on your hair, they also make hair more frizzy, which is what sold me on the concept.
College students are always wanting to travel, but they are not the most responsible people when it comes to protecting important documents. A passport case is a great stocking stuffer for your international traveler.
After all, one day they will be out of college and hopefully financially independent enough to pay for a trip!
One day, when your college grad can afford that vacation, won’t they feel so grown up with these Vegan leather luggage tags?
A luxury gift at a stocking stuffer price!
I don’t care who you are, but at some point or another, we have all wished we had a lint roller. I keep this at home for both of my college kids (yes, both of them, boy and girl) because we have a dog, and regardless of how much you sweep, getting dog hair on your clothes is inevitable.
I hope you found some stocking stuffer ideas for the college kids in your life. If you need more gift ideas for other family members, friends, or co-workers, take a look at some of our other holiday gift ideas for people who are hard to buy for.