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Looking for the perfect college girl gift ideas? Here are a variety of gifts for every type of college girl.
Gifting for college girls can either be the easiest task or the most daunting... there's no in-between!
You want to find a gift that shows you care while also not being insanely overpriced. Simple, right? Well, no need to worry because this post has a gift that any college girl will love.
Christmas gifting does not have to be stressful; this is the happiest time of the year where you can show people how much you care about them. And if you're in doubt, ask yourself if you would want this gift. If the answer is yes, then you are on the right track! So have fun, enjoy, and let's get planning!
This post is all about college girl gift ideas.
Our Top College Girl Gift Ideas:
Best Overall: Revlon Air Brush
"This hair dryer is a gamer changer.... you will never go back!"
Best Under $25: Initials Necklace
"I've been seeing this necklace everywhere. Super trendy and a perfect gift for any girl that loves to accessorize!"
Best Value: Hotexy Workout Set
"The quality does not match the price. This workout set is absolutely amazing and completely lives up to the hype!"
Most Popular: Gold Hoop Earrings
"I wear them all the time and the gold plating was done really well!"
Best Custom Gift: Personalized Travel Set
"This travel set is gorgeous and now my necklaces never get tangled!"
Best Subscription: FabFitFun Subscription
"I was gifted the FabFitFun box last year and love it so much. I look forward to my box every few months!"
Best Cooking Appliance: Instant Pot
"This Instant Pot has seriously changed my life. I don't know how I lived without it!"
Cheap College Girl Gift Ideas Under $15:
1. Carhartt Beanie
You cannot go onto a college campus without seeing this beanie on at least 20 girls. It's comfy and perfect for any girl in a cold climate. They take any outfit to the next level and will become a classic piece in her wardrobe.
2. Gold Hoop Earrings
Gold earrings have become the piece of the year. They look stunning and are super lightweight, yet give you that quality feel.
Gifting simple jewelry pieces is an easy go-to for a holiday gift!
4. Hair Claw Clips
Large hair clips are the new secret weapon, trust me. Running late to class? No problem, throw your hair in a banana clip and you automatically look put together.
Banana clips are super easy to use; you simply twist your hair low bun and then use the banana clip to keep the twist secure!
5. Keyring Bracelet
No college student will be upset getting this keyring as a gift; it truly makes carrying around your keys so much easier.
6. Personalized Initial Necklace
Everyone loves a personalized gift and this necklace could not be more gorgeous! You can easily stack this necklace with others or leave it on it's own; either way it will look amazing.
Gold necklaces have and will always be a classic piece. Highly recommend!
7. AirPods Case
Since every other college student has AirPods, it can sometimes be hard to distinguish your pair from another, which is why it is an amazing idea to get a case.
You will never have to go another day wondering if you just put in someone else's AirPods in your ears (a gross, true story)!
8. Oversized Hoodie
Comfy, cozy, perfect for going to classes, and sleeping in bed all day. Need I say more?
9. Thick Wool Socks
College Girl Gifts 2020 Under $50:
11. Workout Set
This workout set has been hyped up SO much and for good reasons. The quality is incredible, especially for the price.
You'll probably want to order them in every color once you get your first pair; this is what I call a true "bang for your buck".
12. Glossier Lip Gloss
If she's a makeup lover, then she's probably obsessed with Glossier. I have not met anyone who doesn't love Glossier; they just know what they're doing.
You can get anything from Glossier, and it will make her happy, but make sure to keep the gift in the pink bubble wrap bag it came in (it's a thing, trust me).
13. Blue Light Glasses
Everyone needs a pair of blue light glasses. Everyone.
If you are staring at a screen for too long weird things happen to your eyes, and especially with most classes going fully online blue light glasses have become a necessity.
16. Portable Charger
You know those things you can't imagine your life without? This is one of them. If you are out of your apartment in classes all day, your devices will probably die, so having a portable charger is a lifesaver!
This eyelash growth enhancer works like magic! Your eyelashes will be on another level after applying this for a few weeks.
Countless studies have shown the benefits of essential oil diffusers. Essential oil is so amazing for your body, and using the diffuser will also make your room smell divine.
Seriously though, essential oils are amazing for your skin, health and can also be used for so many other purposes (cleaning, etc.).
19. Sports Bra
This Nike sports bra is insanely supportive and comfy. Whether you're working out or just casually going to class, you can't go wrong with a great quality sports bra.
20. Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask's are as common as AirPods in college (which means, for real, almost every other girl you see has one). They champ every water bottle out there and are a staple college item.
21. Daisy Perfume
Girls love their perfumes, and this one is a classic for any college girl. I swear the perfume tailors itself to each person it's on, call me crazy!
But, for real, I have gotten so many compliments on this perfume. Highly recommend!
College Girl Gift Ideas Under $100:
23. Slip Pillow Case
Everyone needs a silk pillowcase, I can't imagine my life without one now. A regular pillowcase is horrible for your skin.
The silk pillowcase helps prevent wrinkles, amazing for anyone with acne, and regulates your body heat. If you have curly hair, it will also keep your hair from getting frizzy! These pillowcases are next level.
24. Nike Air Force 1
I'm going to sound like a broken record, but you cannot go wrong with Nike Air Force 1's. Everyone has them (and for good reason). They work with any outfit and are above all comfy. I love them, you'll love them and so will your best friend.
26. FabFitFun Subscription Box
I received a FabFitFun subscription as a Christmas gift last year and can say it's one of my favorite gifts I've ever gotten. Every single season you get a new box of goodies tailored to your likes; it's like Christmas every season!
This blowdryer is hands down one of the best. I use it every day, and it makes getting ready in the morning quick and easy.
Your hair will be silky smooth, and the airbrush gives you the perfect blowout.
This candle is out of this world and will make your room smell a-maz-ing.
Some people just use the candle as a decorative piece, which I understand, but it is truly worth lighting!
I make a smoothie every single morning, and the NutriBullet is perfect for a college student; it's small, and you can take your smoothie to-go in the blending cup!
30. Skincare Set
Taking care of your skin is so important and "Drunk Elephant" is a college-crowd favorite.
I love the variety available in the set; you can really test out every product and see what works for you!
31. Personalized Jewelry Travel Case
Every girl needs a jewelry case for traveling!
College consists of going to and from home and it's common to be out of town more than once during the semester so a travel jewelry case is invaluable.
A large vanity mirror is a game-changer in college.
Sharing a bathroom is more common than not, and trying to do your hair in a tiny makeup mirror is almost impossible. A vanity mirror gives you the perfect lighting and makes it painless to do your hair.
Best College Girl Gift Ideas over $100:
33. Daniel Wellington Watch
36. Barefoot Dreams Blanket
For years I wanted a Barefoot Dreams blanket, the hype around them is crazy, and now that I have one, I can truly say they are worth it.
I cannot fully describe to you how amazing these blankets are; they're cozy, super soft, and lightweight while still keeping you warm. I love wrapping mine around my waist and tucking it in. I walk around with it on, and it's just perfect. Can you tell I love it?
As I said, travel is a part of the college experience and having a quality suitcase is a necessity. Coming from someone who had drag around a cheap suitcase, I can tell you the investment is worth it!
40. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
My sister has this speaker, and it is my favorite (I stole it from her for a few months before having to give it back).
This is a no-fuss speaker that can get as loud or quiet as you want. Also, it's the easiest speaker I've found to connect/ disconnect from your phone quickly.
42. Moncler Pom Pom Hat
One of my favorite winter hats that takes your outfit from a five to a ten in an instant.
I seriously love this hat, and it looks incredible with any winter outfit.