Certain products not eligible for offers or discounts (including clearance items), and such designation will appear on the product detail page. Limit one offer or discount per order. Offers and discounts will appear at last checkout screen and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offers and discounts do not apply to gift cards or certificates, international or same-day delivery, shipping, care and handling, personalization fees, taxes, third-party hosted products (e.g. wine). Free Shipping offers, if any, are valid for standard delivery.
Last year, my husband bought me my favorite things from my childhood. A copy of the Mrs. Doubtfire movie, some Dunkaroos, and some Kool Aid. One of my favorite gifts ever because it took so long of us talking about our childhoods for him to come up with my favorites. You could make it less expensive by eliminating the movie and going with favorite childhood snacks. You have to buy some on Amazon because they aren’t in stores anymore necessarily.
For those who love to lounge, you can’t go wrong with this robe. The simple, sophisticated white gets a pop of personality in the back with black letters proclaiming, “Friday Always.” Always indeed. It comes in just one size, which fits most, and you can have it monogrammed for an extra charge.  It’s made of polyester chamois and comes complete with two pockets and sash. It’s perfect for post-shower or for lounging the day away.

Most people know about Mophie now through their Juice Pack line of battery cases. As a college kid, your phone is kind of like your sidekick, and even though the juice packs work great, the cases make your phone bit bulky. Tossing a Powerstation XL into their backpack will ensure that any student won’t suffer from dying phone syndrome. This particular rose gold model offers 10,000 mAh of power capacity, giving users up to five full charges, depending on the device.

I often give homemade gifts for Christmas. I make homemade biscotti- almond or chocolate dried cherry and also include homemade hot cocoa mix or Russian tea mix. I have made homemade butterscotch and hot fudge sauce and given them in nice mason jars as gifts. Very cheap to do- buy butter, sugar and cream at Aldi’s. Everyone raves. I have also given wonderful scented soap that I carry home from Florida every year. I have also made Lebkuchen and strudel for gifts. My kids always get lip balm, a toothbrush and a movie pass in their stockings’ – it is a Chrismas tradition. I also go to resale shops and find really neat cookbooks for my daughter. They aren’t high priced and I am recycling them to another cook. I shopped at Sahalie last Christmas and got my DD and DDIL beautiful gloves for ten dollars each- free shipping and no tax!I like to give something that can be used and not end up on the table at the garage sale in a few years.
1) Scrapbooks from Michaels. They have had coupons left & right for 50% off reg. priced items. I bought 6 scrapbooks from Michaels @ 3 for $10. They came with 10 pages, so 20 slots counting back and front for scrap pages. And another 2 leather scrapbooks @ $10 each (they were 50% off). The leather ones are really nice b-cuz they have the metal rings so that you can add more page protectors, if needed. And they are pretty large/wide. The 2 leather ones are for me 🙂 I am starting the scrapbook for my mom and sister and I will be adding few scrap pages and scrap tools (ink, letters, etc.) so that they can make some of their own. I think it’s a great gift. Kohls also has good deals on scrapbooks sometimes. You can at times find them for 50-60% off and you end up paying right about $10-$12 (this is if you’re looking for fancier scrapbooks and you’re willing to pay more than $10 for a gift). Try the Dollar Store (even Dollar & Up Stores), Big Lots or shop the clearance section for cheap supplies.
Smartphones are basically an extension of our arm these days, and when a phone starts dropping below 20%, we’ve all experienced that slight anxiety of a near-death phone. To make sure you never lose connection, Mophie has created a portable power station. It’s slim enough to fit in a back pocket or purse, and each charge will give your smartphone or tablet two new lives.

I purchased the XL version of this bag on May, 11 2015 and I have carried it nearly every day since. I bought this to replace a similar messenger bag made by Rapid Dominance, because I was searching for something with a bit more of a vintage style. I researched quite a few different bags before deciding on this particular model. The bag arrived within a few days of my order, it was boxed and bagged inside the box. I was immediately amazed by the quality of the bag. The size was perfect at 17.3". I excitedly began jamming my daily stuff into the new bag. It easily holds my binder, and a variety of small things that I carry daily. I do not use this bag for transporting any type of laptop, so I cannot speak to using it for that purpose.

I love, love these ideas! My son is special needs, and has SO many aids and people that help him at school. I want to recognize them all at Christmas time, but it can get so expensive! Thank you so much for these fun ideas that are inexpensive, but don’t feel “cheap”. I especially love the Red Box movie night and the Merry Kissmas gift. I’ll be able to thank everyone this year without breaking the bank.
“Wedding registry–type things make sense,” adds Cassidy Olsen, another soon-to-be graduate of Tufts, “because a lot of us are moving into places for the first time permanently. I know nothing about glassware, so I couldn’t say what glassware, but a combo of drinking glasses and wine glasses would be good.” We here at the Strategist love the Bormioli Rocco Bodega short tumblers, which do double duty as wine glasses and drinkware.

If you ask any college student, I’m pretty sure they would say that it seems like they have lived on coffee for periods at college and the Hamilton Beach 49980A 2-Way Single-Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker is the perfect, flexible way to provide the go-juice your student needs.  They can save money by brewing their own coffee instead of picking up expensive Starbucks and blowing their scarce cash.  It’s easy to use, even for a college Brainiac, and it has plenty of features and flexibility to make it an indispensable college appliance.  This model actually doubles as both a single-serve Keurig-style coffee brewer for just one 14-oz. serving of great coffee for the student or a full 12-cup carafe coffeemaker for late-night study sessions with fellow students.  It features a non-stick hot plate, automatic shutoff, a built-in programmable clock/timer, and an adjustable single-serve side multi-level cup rest that adjusts to fit all cup and mug sizes.  This will be their go-to gift over and over during their college career.
The popular Buddy design has now arrived for your kitchen. Buddy uncorks wine bottles with its welcoming open arms. The corkscrew is used manually. When not in use, this little helper looks great as a decorative figure, in your kitchen or on your dining table.  Designed by Alan Wisniewski for Umbra – original, modern, casual, functional and affordable design for the home.
Buying the perfect gift often sounds like a lot of pressure. But it's all in the way you approach it. Look at who you're buying for. What are they always talking about? What are their hobbies? Connecting your present to something you already know they like is the easiest way to get them something you know they'll enjoy. From clothes and accessories to booze and tech gear, here's what to get him.
Your mileage on something like this is going to vary based on who you're getting it for and how much stuff they like. Might work better as a one-off care package for starving college students rather than how I did it, a subscription item for my teenagers' school lunches. In my case the kids pick through just what they like, leaving behind what they don't until the next box comes, and I'm left with a growing mountain of those radiant orange peanut butter cracker sandwiches.
1) Scrapbooks from Michaels. They have had coupons left & right for 50% off reg. priced items. I bought 6 scrapbooks from Michaels @ 3 for $10. They came with 10 pages, so 20 slots counting back and front for scrap pages. And another 2 leather scrapbooks @ $10 each (they were 50% off). The leather ones are really nice b-cuz they have the metal rings so that you can add more page protectors, if needed. And they are pretty large/wide. The 2 leather ones are for me 🙂 I am starting the scrapbook for my mom and sister and I will be adding few scrap pages and scrap tools (ink, letters, etc.) so that they can make some of their own. I think it’s a great gift. Kohls also has good deals on scrapbooks sometimes. You can at times find them for 50-60% off and you end up paying right about $10-$12 (this is if you’re looking for fancier scrapbooks and you’re willing to pay more than $10 for a gift). Try the Dollar Store (even Dollar & Up Stores), Big Lots or shop the clearance section for cheap supplies.
Still haven’t found what you are looking for? Campus bookstores have a huge array of college-branded items that can be ordered online, many at the very last minute. College kids love gift cards to local restaurants that are above their pay grade or to the neighborhood pizza joint so that they can treat a gang of friends. Ditto with gift cards to yoga, spin, and barre classes. Here are some great wallets for young men and a hoodie for anyone headed to a career in tech. Patagonia beanies come in every cozy warm style and color and we love the cable stitch ones for women.
A huge part of fitting in at school is what music you’re listening to, and what better gift to give a new student than, well, basically all of it? With access to tens of millions of songs, Spotify is the industry standard for streaming, and a premium subscription unlocks ad-free listening and the ability to download songs onto any device for offline use. It’s the perfect add-on to pretty much any gift on this list.
Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack  Does your teenager need a new backpack, one that would replace his grimy bag filled with crumbs and broken pens? These are trendy in a retro sort of way and come in a host of different designs and colors.  We love the Settlement backpack for around campus, the Little America Backpack for overnight and the Novel bag  for weekends.  

Comic books are a growing market, and there’s a lot more out there these days than just Marvel and DC. There are classics like The Watchmen (for someone who’s interested in a new take on superhero tropes), socio-political graphic memoirs like Persepolis or Maus, and literary works from Chris Ware or Daniel Clowes. A great recent series is The Wicked + The Divine, about 12 gods who are incarnated every 90 years as David Bowie-esque pop stars.
Go to Whole Foods, or whatever vaguely chichi market you have in your town, and loiter in the wine section. Look a little confused. It won’t be long before a concerned person wearing an apron or a name tag will wander up to you and ask you if they can help. And, oh, can they! Tell them your budget, what your friend likes, and they’ll give you plenty of options. Be upfront if you don’t know anything—they can still make recommendations. Wine store employees are a lot like librarians: they wander about all day just dying for someone to ask them a question.
Between tuition, textbooks, groceries, and, most importantly, the daily coffee fund, the bills can add up, not leaving lots of room for college students to let loose. Consider a practical gift, one that will make their studying a little less stressful or make their downtime a little more fun. A fun subscription service, like Graze, that delivers delicious, healthy study snacks every other week, or MeUndies, that delivers uber-comfy new underwear every month, will help make their life easier so they can get back to the books.
You’re here, but you want to be there. So you spend your life narrowing this divide, and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your bootstraps, wiping the sweat from your brow, chasing undiscovered happiness just around the bend. In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus to the journey that matters most.
College isn’t all fun and games. There’s a lot of work and a lot of stress, what with all the newfound responsibility. On top of that, you’re not allowed to leave for most of the year. In a lot of ways it’s like a really pleasant, barely supervised labor camp. In short, there are a lot of things a college student can use help with, from homesickness to life advice, from school supplies to basic safety and hygiene. Mercifully, you no longer have to guess what they want. They want this stuff right here.
×