Many high school seniors are graduating in the next few weeks and plan to head to a college campus this fall. If you have a grad in your life and are looking for great gift ideas, we’ve got some great suggestions for you!
College Bookstore Gift Card
You cannot go wrong with this one. Not only can college students get their textbooks at their campus stores, they can also buy study supplies. College stores are also a great place to find things like snacks, gifts for friends, and of course, college gear. While your grad might prefer cash, gift cards for practical things will also come in handy. You can find your grad’s college bookstore on our handy list.
Voice Control Assistant
Between Google Home and the Amazon Echo, voice assistants are for more than just adding items to a grocery list. College students can use them to help them take notes, read material to them, and remind them of due dates for projects. Of course they also double as a blue tooth speaker and speaker phone. While both the Echo and Google Home can be a bit pricey, the Amazon Echo Dot is dorm-room sized and under $50! Find on Amazon.
A bike makes an excellent gift for the college bound! While most high school graduates would probably prefer a car, it’s actually much easier to get around campus on a bicycle than it is a car. After all, bike racks are all around campus—talk about convenient!
Ramen is a fact of life at college, and a perfect dorm room meal for those late nights of studying after the cafeteria closes. This simple microwave dish helps distribute the heat more evenly while ramen is cooked in a microwave, speeding up cooking time to help fuel those study sessions. Bonus: it might not say on the package, but it also works well for mac and cheese! Find on Amazon.
Want to be instantly beloved by everyone on your dorm floor? Be the person who has a hammer, pliers, and a screwdriver. For everything from furniture assembly to fixing a broken zipper, tools come in handy. We love a particularly tiny one above; it’s small—on with everything you could need. Find on Uncommon Goods.
The best way to prevent that Freshman 15? Staying on top of fitness. Fitness trackers can help you remember to walk, work out, and even drink water. This is a gift that can help every college student push themselves to stay in shape. If you are willing to go the extra mile, Smart Watches can work both as fitness trackers and a digital assistant.
Food Delivery Gift Card
Most cities today offer excellent food delivery services and apps such as Grub Hub, Seamless, and Caviar. A gift card to best local delivery service for your college bound grad will be a godsend on those long nights of studying, and might even help them eat a bit healthier too!
Cold Brew Coffee Maker
If you’d like to enjoy your coffee without waking up your dorm mates, a cold brew coffee maker is perfect! Best of all, it won’t take up precious electric outlet space while still making you an excellent cup of coffee. You can heat it up in the microwave or enjoy it iced. The one pictured above is air tight and holds 32 ounces—so you can share it. Find on Amazon.
Of course we think you can’t go wrong with college gear—especially when it’s made by League! We recommend products for a couple of seasons, so your grad can show off their school spirit regardless of the temperature outside! Think tees, long-sleeved tees, and of course hoodies and leggings and… well, we could go on and on. Find your grad’s school to shop for League gear.
Good luck to the high school class of 2017! See you on campus.