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Looking for the best Christmas gifts for college girl? These ideas are sure to be loved by any girl in college!

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Deciding on Christmas gifts for college girl is not an easy feat.

Let's be real, girls are never easy to shop for but it's especially hard to find the perfect present ideas for college girl. 

As a recent college graduate, I know these are the most popular asked Christmas gifts for college girl this year. If you buy one of these, it is almost guaranteed that they will love it!

This post shows you 30 most popular Christmas gifts for college girl.


Best Overall: Ugg Slippers

"I'm so obsessed with these Ugg slippers. I tell everyone I know to get them, they're that good!"

Best Under $25: Laneige Lip Glowy Balm

"The Laneige Lip Glowy Balm is a must-have beauty product that promises to transform dry and chapped lips into a soft and supple pout."

Best Value: Bluetooth Speaker

"This speaker is the loudest and best quality speaker I have had. Plus, since it is waterproof I can take it to the pool with me which is really nice."

Most Popular: Lululemon Leggings

"I mean how can you not love Lululemon leggings!? They last forever and are sooo comfy."

Best Trendy: Adidas Campus 00s

"Pretty much every girl has these shoes right now so I had to get a pair. I wear them with everything and they look super cute."

Best Customized: Gold Initial Necklace

"This necklace is one of my favorite necklaces I own. I wear it with every day and get compliments on it all the time!"


1. Ugg Slippers

UGG slippers are extremely popular Christmas gifts for college girl that will last you for years.

These are especially popular in dorms because you can wear them throughout the dorm hall and don't need to take them off.

2. Hydro Flask Tumbler

Hydroflasks are making a comeback with this cup right now! A big competitor to the Stanley cup too, and I think they are even cuter.

3. Barefoot Dreams Blanket

Is there a more comfy looking blanket?! I'm thinking no.

You can't go wrong with a blanket as a Christmas gift, it is a hit for all kinds of people.

Dorms and apartments have a history of being cold since no one wants to pay for a lot of heat. A blanket is a must in the winter.

4. AirPods

Bluetooth headphones are a college essential and beloved item by many.

Some of my college friends said that bluetooth headphones have been their favorite purchase of the year and that they didn't know how they lived without them before (slightly dramatic, but you can clearly tell these are a hit).

5. 2024 College Planner

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We made the PERFECT planner for college students and just know that this would be the perfect gift to keep college girls organized!

Anddd we just launched a January-December 2024 version which would make the absolute best Christmas gift this year.

6. Lululemon Workout Gear

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You can never have enough Lululemon clothes and will be a hit no matter what the girl is like.

Lululemon is by far the most popular workout brand for college students.

7. Oversized Sweatshirts

These will never get old or go out of style. And they are an absolute MUST to wear to class!!

8. Apple Watch

Not only can it help you stay organized and on top of your work, an Apple Watch can also help look at your fitness and sleep patterns. This is a bigger gift, but one of the most wanted Christmas gifts for college girl.

9. Adidas Campus 00s

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I recently saw a picture of a group of girls from my high school with their college friends and every single one had white sneakers on.

It is definitely the popular shoe available right now.

10. Baseball Hat

Hats are always popular but especially with college students since sometimes we don't feel like washing our hair lol.

11. Winter Jackets

If you're in the north and the college student doesn't have a long winter jacket like one of these, you might as well plan their funeral. 

Okay, totally kidding. But seriously, a good jacket is so essential for anywhere that gets cold. Most of college students classes require a walk and colleges don't cancel classes easily for snow/cold weather.

This Christmas gift for college girl can be a little pricey, but they both last forever.

12. Satin Pajamas

The go-to college pajamas is a large old t-shirt and a raggedy pair of shorts.

BUT, having a nice set of satin pajamas makes you feel much more put together and the perfect way to feel a little more like, "I've got my shi* together and I will ace this test tomorrow".

Everyone could use a new set of pajamas and no one really thinks about buying themselves them which makes it the perfect gift.

13. Sephora Perfume Sampler

You absolutely need a good perfume in college, and this is such a fantastic gift to get the college girl in your life to find her signature scent!

14. Gold Initial Necklace

Dainty necklaces are a cute everyday accessory that college students can wear. These styles are very popular among students and is the perfect little accessory.

15. Portable Charger

There is two things college students are always dealing with: Always being on the go and their phone never charged.

A portable phone charger is the perfect gift for college students and can easily fit in a backpack or purse.

16. Laneige Lip Glowy Balm

I absolutely love this lip gloss and use it all the time! It is a must-have in college for going out and making any outfit look just a little more put together.

17. Bauble Bar Phone Case

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These name phone cases are SO cute and super trendy right now. They are a little pricier but definitely super high quality for a super fun case.

18. Eyeshadow Palette

This eyeshadow palette is perfect for college students because it has colors for everyday wear and colors that can also be worn on a night out.

Any beauty lover would love this palette. (also, if you can snatch it up--get it! It's sold out so many places because of how popular it is!)

19. Paula's Choice Face Masks

Face masks are the closest thing college students will get to a spa. Believe me, this will be one of the best Christmas gifts for college girls.

20. Silk Pillow Case

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College apartment and dorm showers can be rough on the hair so anything that can tame it a little bit, is worth it.

These silk pillowcases are known for helping keep hair from breaking and eliminating frizz.

21. Robe

Um, who wouldn't want this as a Christmas gift?! This robe is the perfect thing to throw on after a shower or getting ready before going out.

22. Giftcards

Gift cards have always been and will always be the most wanted Christmas gift for college girl.

The most popular gift cards among us college students are Amazon, Target, food places, and gas gift cards.

I'm biased to Amazon because they offer SO many products. They can get everything from game day apparel to food (and everything in between). Amazon gift cards can be purchased online.

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23. Bluetooth Speaker

Every college student needs a bluetooth speaker. It is essential!

This speaker is one of the most popular speakers because of how loud it can play, it won't break if drinks get spilled on it, and can easily fit in a purse or backpack to take somewhere.

24. Travel Mug

If the student you are gifting this too is a coffee or tea lover, this is a must.

The Yeti Tumblr is truly the best insulated travel mug and keeps your drink hot all through the day. Plus, it doesn't spill which is very important. If you don't like white, there are 12 other colors to choose from.

25. Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Everyone wants Ray-Ban sunglasses. These are BY FAR the most popular sunglass brand for college students. You literally can't go wrong getting a pair of Ray-Bans for a girl in college.

I would say these are the most popular style Ray-Bans for students but there are all different kinds of styles, so make sure to see which one you think they would like best! Quay is another super popular brand that I absolutely love!

26. AirTags

If the student you are buying for loses things a lot, they NEED an AirTag! 

You attach them to your keys and hook it up to an app on your phone. Your phone will tell you exactly where your things are if you lose them.

27. Dainty Necklace

Similar to initial necklaces but any dainty gold necklace is such a necessity for college girls! You need these for nights out or just making an outfit look cuter for class.

28. Towel Wrap

I've said it before and I'll say it again, towel wraps are a MUST in college! I used mine everyday and still use it every single time I shower.

29. Luna Face Cleaner

You know Clarisonics? Well this is the new "IT" skin care cleaner. I do have to say that these are amazing and clean your face so well.

These aren't cheap but they will last you a long time (and come in different colors!).

30. Cosmetics Travel Bag

A travel makeup bag is so nice to have in college because you are usually carting your makeup around to different places for parties or game days you are getting ready for.

To have a travel cosmetics bag that is clearly yours can make sure your stuff doesn't get lost.

Plus, you'll be able to have it for a really long time!

This post showed you 30 most popular Christmas gifts for college girl.

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