Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer Remember how much fun Polaroid photos were? Well, they are only more fun now that the photos can be edited before printing. This mobile printer creates instant photos that are waterproof, tear proof and adhesive backed. It creates prints directly from a mobile phone via Bluetooth and will be the first gift set up on Christmas morning.
True story: I asked for a subscription to The Economist for several years in a row, and never got it, and it always bummed me out. Now, The Economist is not a cheap gift (there’s a reason I asked someone else to buy it for me) but there are plenty of other magazines subscriptions to be had for far less than the combined newsstand price of a few issues. (For instance, you can get three months of print and digital access to the New Yorker for only $12, plus a free tote bag!)
Send him back to school after winter break with all the essentials. Whether it’s some sports memorabilia to hang in his dorm, a branding iron gift set to make his college barbecues the talk of the town, or a pile of snack goodies he can munch on when cafeteria food is just too far to get to, he’s sure to love any of these practical and thoughtful gift ideas.
Food, honestly, is never a bad gift. People need to eat, and they’d prefer to eat something delicious. Similarly, home décor is often the last thing on somebody’s mind. So give them a jar or vase full of the delicious manna of your choice, and once they’ve scarfed that down, they’ll have a nice receptacle for flowers to go on the dining room table. (Or the hand-me-down kitchen table with the bum leg that could really use all the help it can get.)
Cologne is always a nice gift cause it shows that you care. It’s basically saying, “I can’t possibly be too close to you.” Just think about the chills he’ll get when your nose lingers near his neck.  Also, make sure you buy him a scent you love. Say goodbye to the scent of middle school (aka overwhelming AXE *gag*) and hello to college sophistication.
Is he an amateur photographer? This set will transform his mobile phone into an instant Telephoto Camera Lens hassle-free with this Apexel 12X telephoto lens. Our telephoto lens will help overcome the limitation of smartphones that can only take near-sighted photos or low quality zoomed images. It’s like taking superior quality photos like a pro! It attaches to almost all smartphones using its removable clip without leaving ugly marks or scratches on the device.
The thing about college is it’s a brand new experience for most students – the first time they’re stepping out on their own and almost certainly learning how easily they lose their important belongings. For a cool twenty bucks you can gift them the peace of mind to not lose their keys, wallet, etc. Just slip the Tile Mate onto a keyring, into a wallet, or into the back of a backpack and you’ll be able to cue up a GPS pinpoint of exactly where that thing is. Too bad it doesn’t remind them to call home every once in a while.
As apple cider is to fall, hot chocolate is to winter—regular, steaming mugs of that chocolate-y goodness can propel you through the short days and oh-so-long nights of January and February. Grab a few packets of your favorite brand (and don’t forget you can get different varieties, like mint or Mexican chocolate) and put them in a festive mug for your recipient’s pleasure.
We have Amazon Prime and would recommend it to anyone, but particularly to students with limited resources.  The Amazon Prime Membership Gift will be sent via email to your guy on the day you choose, along with redemption instructions. He will be able to start their Prime membership right away. The one-year gift membership does not automatically renew, but is renewable.  Your student will get FREE two-day shipping on millions of Amazon products, unlimited, ad-free access to over one million songs and thousands of playlists and station with Prime Music, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, FREE unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive, and free books to read each month through Kindle First and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.  We have saved lots of money on shipping and movies and love being able to have a single library of our pictures safe and backed-up online.  He will also have access to Amazon Prime Day each July where he will be able to choose from thousands of highly-discounted products saving him even more money.  Give the gift of music, videos, and savings.  This may end up being his favorite gift of all.
20. Photo Book—If you are buying a gift for a college or university student who has moved away from family and friends to attend school, consider giving him or her a photo book. Companies like Picaboo, Shutterfly, and Walmart offer a large number of styles and designs. You just upload pictures and can make a custom photo book that is sure to bring a smile to a homesick college student's face. And it is a great keepsake that can be kept for years.
HUEVEMBER is a month-long art challenge where artists around the world and across mediums follow prompts to create color themed art every day of the month. Although every artist interprets the challenge in their own way there are a few standards which are followed. Due to the fact that this is supposed to be a challenge, artists attempt to feature a different color every day they participate. Many artists will also use this challenging period to do more than use an abundance of color. Artists who use color in their work on an everyday basis have been known to step outside of their comfort zone and use a new medium or even test colorful art supplies during this challenge.
I love this lap desk. It's the perfect size for my 14" laptop. The wrist wrest keeps the laptop from sliding off and makes typing a breeze. The only quibble I have is that the pull out shelf for the mouse is too slick. My mouse wants to slide off the thing so I often just use the mouse on the top surface with the laptop. It's a tight squeeze and definitely not something you could do with a 15" laptop. It'd be great if they'd use something with less slide, though that might affect how the drawer slides under the desk.

Once the daily PE classes or high school sports teams wind down, it becomes all too easy for college students to lower their level of physical activity. Sometimes it takes a bribe, in the form of a tech gadget they covet, to get them moving again. Some gift options include, a fitness tracker (Fitbits start at $100) Bluetooth earbuds (The Wirecutter recommends the $100 Jlab Epic 2), insulated water bottles like S’ip by S’Well ($25 each) or a new gym bag.
Nothing beats streaming movies and TV to provide entertainment on campus between, sports, studying, and classes.  The Roku 4 Streaming Media Player is the best available streaming media player providing your college student with 4K compatibility, over 2,500 Roku channels offering over 300,000 streaming movies and TV episodes, a fast quad-core processor, the latest 802.11ac wireless support Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound, MicroSD support for additional storage, a USB 2.0 port, and an enhanced Roku remote control that supports voice search, point-anywhere use, has a headphone jack, motion-control for gaming, and a speaker for remote-finder alerts.  Your guy will have all the media he can handle with one of the most powerful entertainment devices available.  No doubt all of his friends will be going to his room to watch TV using your amazing gift.
What is a Smart Pen?  It’s the modern way to take notes in class.  Pens like the Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen record everything your student writes and hears either together or separately.  They can tap anywhere on their notes taken on Livescribe Dot paper to replay the audio from that exact moment or transfer notes and audio to their Mac or Windows PC for later review, organization, and sharing.  They can even search their notes for fast location of critical sections.  Sharing is easy via email or other services.  They need to use special paper, but that’s a small drawback compared to how helpful this form of note-taking can be to students.  With all the Livescribe Dot paper formats, your student is sure to find one that is best for them including college-ruled notebooks, lined journals, blank journals, mini journals, A5-sized notebooks, grid notebooks, flip notepads, and even sticky notes.  They can even print their own dot paper for free using the Echo Desktop application.  With 2GB of memory, there is plenty of room for notes or audio including up to 200 hours of audio or thousands of pages of notes.  It comes with a 50-page tarter notebook, the Echo Desktop software, a micro USB cable, 2 ink cartridges, and a smartpen cap.  Give the gift that makes the most difficult part of college (other than the tests and quizzes) easier for them.
Fitbit is just the right gadget to have on your team to wage a war against the freshman fifteen. Fitbit will help them stay on track with their fitness goals. The sleek wristband looks just like a small bracelet but has the capabilities to track sleep, steps, heart rate, calories burned, and active minutes. To really kick into motion, challenge your friends to daily and weekly activity challenges.
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Have you found yourself a guy not ready to step into the mature world of cologne? Then a video game is perfect for him. But have you really payed any attention to what he’s playing? Saint Joseph University senior suggests getting Call of Duty Black Ops 2 or one of the Fifas. Not only will this make his day, but it will give you the perfect chance for some space. Want to have a girls’ night? Just remind him that he’s so close to that next level up, and you can say goodbye to clingly texts.
Unless you live in Florida or Southern California, it’s probably cold where you are. And cold-weather accessories are, at least for me, always the first things that go missing just when you need them. They fall out of a pocket, or somehow find their way under the seat of your car, or you toss them in the back of the closet and only rediscover them the following summer when you’re looking for some long-lost piece of sports equipment.
Simply join two square pencil holders with permanent glue; let dry. Attach cork floor samples (available at local home centers) to the sides and ends of the dual caddy with permanent glue. Once dry, fill one side with pencils and create a planter on the other side. Line the bottom of the planter with a 1- to 2-inch layer of gravel or sand. Plant a succulent (or another plant that doesn't need a lot of water and maintenance).
1. Care packages—Do-it-yourself care packages for students can include things like socks, single-serve soups, beauty or grooming products, gift cards, or even cold, hard cash. Basically, anything you think the student in your life will appreciate is fair game. The amount you spend is up to you. (If you're short on time, you might want to consider a pre-packaged gift basket full of goodies.)
The pour-over promises excellent, rich taste and robust aroma while maintaining the natural oils of the ground Coffee. For the perfect cup of Coffee, simply fill the cone-shaped filter with freshly ground Coffee and pour a small amount of heated water over them until soaked. Slowly pour the remaining hot water into the filter. Coffee will drip into the mouth-blown, borosilicate double wall glass carafe and, in 3-4 minutes, will be ready to serve. Remove the filter from the carafe before serving and enjoy!
Nothing beats streaming movies and TV to provide entertainment on campus between, sports, studying, and classes.  The Roku 4 Streaming Media Player is the best available streaming media player providing your college student with 4K compatibility, over 2,500 Roku channels offering over 300,000 streaming movies and TV episodes, a fast quad-core processor, the latest 802.11ac wireless support Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound, MicroSD support for additional storage, a USB 2.0 port, and an enhanced Roku remote control that supports voice search, point-anywhere use, has a headphone jack, motion-control for gaming, and a speaker for remote-finder alerts.  Your guy will have all the media he can handle with one of the most powerful entertainment devices available.  No doubt all of his friends will be going to his room to watch TV using your amazing gift.
Not Black Yoga Pants College women love to go to yoga, barre and spin classes but the day of the black-only yoga pant is over. Try wrapping up some new workout gear in gorgeous bright patterns that will become her new favorites. There are lots to choose from at Pink, Outdoor Voices, LuluLemon, and Athleta, including these white ones which look great with this pretty baby blue top.
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