Guys love sports. Even if you’ve managed to find one who doesn’t have his Saturday permanently scheduled with football, he’s probably just waiting until baseball, ice hockey or basketball starts season starts. Give him the chance to watch his favorite team and be ready to either celebrate or commiserate with him over the outcome. Beware if you find a game that pits the two of you against one another.
Admit it, you always secretly hoped they’d grow up to be Amish. But you knew if you ever brought it up directly they’d just dig their heels in. Subtly nudge them in that direction by giving them a non-electric washing machine. The operation is surprisingly fast and easy and they’ll save on both electricity and trips to the laundromat. Great for emergency spills and stains.
For novice chefs, I recommend the Budget Bytes cookbook, which is designed for people who are new to cooking and who want to save money. The focus is on simplicity, with a lot of basic recipes that can be adapted or modified however you wish. Plus, with the endless food blogs we have these days, you can give your recipient a book that already has a built-in community, where they can seek out further recipes as well as tips and tricks.

Cooking with fresh herbs makes all the difference, if you can remember to buy them and use them before they spoil. With Back to the Roots Garden-in-a-Can, houseplants become food and basil, cilantro, dill, and sage are never further than the windowsill. Everything needed to grow and maintain the plants (except water) with no mess and no transplanting is in the can.

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was young, and I pull out that skill each Christmas. I’ve learned to make inexpensive–but really cute–scarves and hats. Each Christmas season I look forward to pulling out my bag of yarn, putting on a Christmas movie, and crocheting away in the evenings. Crocheting and knitting are simple skills anyone can learn!
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.
The Roku 4 worked fine for the first 3 months and I was happy with it overall. I wanted a 4k streaming device that supported multi-channel audio. I also wanted a platform that had the widest range of compatibility, so the Roku 4 fit the bill. The menu and controls were more responsive than my smartTV (Samsung from 2013). Netflix and Amazon Prime worked well without any probs. The remote is just ok. I don't like the dedicated channel buttons, especially since I don't use rdio or sling. It would be nice to be able to configure those for channels I actually use.

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.
Another great gift is wax bears. Get a slab of wax 7-8 dollars at flee market 2 bottles of the same scnt 20.00 melt wax adf sent get a stufged animal dip it in sented wax comb fur out let dry and harden can make 8 or 10 bears. Varying on size of bear. Tjen it will smell for ever if it stops smelling all you have to do is take a blow dryer and run across it its a great gift for moms grandmas aunts….anyone!
This is such a fun DIY gift list! I especially love the boho chic jewelry trays and the birch tree art. It can be hard for me to think of a gift that anyone would like, and home decor is a great idea I hadn’t really thought of. This year, my side of the family is going to try $15 or less gifts for each other–something that will be hard to do without trying to make them instead of buy them. Thanks for the ideas!
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.
Go for something unique. Iowa State University senior Haley Ballou once got her boyfriend a few of his favorite things to please his senses, like his favorite cologne and a restaurant giftcard. “He loved it,” said Ballou. “It was super fun because I wrapped them individually. You can make him guess them with his senses, too.” Consider getting him a candle and letting him guess the scent, or a fuzzy blanket and letting him guess what type of warm item he’s feeling. It’ll turn your typical date night into a fun guessing game.
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.
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.
Stitch Fix is my new favorite for college girls. After taking a personal style survey, a Stich Fix stylist will choose five pieces to send to your daughter. The $20 styling fee is applied to the clothes she decides to keep and can return the rest with free shipping.  Stitch Fix comes in petite and plus sizes so this could be a godsend for hard-to-fit young women.

Thanks for sharing such amazing gift ideas. Well this Christmas season I spent so much time in thinking about gifts but I couldn’t think of anything different. Then I decided to give Himalayan salt lamps as a gift to my loved ones. These lamps are so unique and beautiful. I just love them for myself so I thought that it would be a great thing to give to my loved ones. I got them from ittefaqco.


A few months ago, commuting meant crossing the quad. Now, commuting means walking to the train station and taking a 45-minute ride across state lines. She’s really going to need her daily jolt of caffeine. Ensure she’s fully energized by the time she sits down at her cubicle with this portable espresso maker. A removable top doubles as a cup for maximum enjoyment enroute.
The canvas is very strong and comfortable, and there seems to be no defects on the stitching. The buttons, leather straps, buckles and zippers appear to be great quality. I received the XL and think the size is perfect for larger laptops/books. The inner zipper is great for keys while the outer pocket is perfect for the laptop charger and cell phone. There are two pockets on the side, but these are more difficult to get into since there is a buckle (no button) for closure. My only disappointment is that the side pockets are BARELY large enough for a standard bottle of water (and it is still snug). It would have been nice to accommodate different size drinks.

Add a touch of class to your messy cables with these easy to use Cord Clams and Headphone Wraps. Perfect for travel, reducing desk clutter at work, storage in your car or at home. Made with Full Grain Leather and heavy duty brass metal, these are elegant and stylish ways to keep your cables neat and tidy. Perfect for phone chargers, headphones, your everyday cables. Compact enough to fit snugly in your pocket, too.

I know I was always wanting a snack when I was studying late into the night – and popcorn was one that I always turned to. While the bagged popcorn is most convenient, it’s not always the best for you. I absolutely LOVE this microwave popcorn maker from Pampered Chef. They have a small version and a family-sized version, and they are both awesome and super easy to use. I wish I had one as a college student.
What I really don't like is that thing where Amazon lets the business owner write directly to you after buying this. I've gotten multiple messages (both on this one and when I originally tried a different combo pack from the same seller) saying "You bought my product! Please leave a review!" Here's your review. I paid for the snacks, not the guilt. When I go to Whole Foods the cashier doesn't show up at my front door two days later saying, "How's that avocado working out for you, good?"

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 find handmade Christmas gifts to be so thoughtful and meaningful, and I’m sure the people on your gift list will as well. Everyone loves a keepsake, and having your kids add their special touch can make each gift even better, so don’t go it alone. Get the whole family helping like Santa’s little workshop and you’ll have Christmas done in no time!
Probably the best bag I have ever had. This bag fits all my college textbooks and it pockets on the outside to fit all of your utensils! Very comfortable to wear, the strap is adjustable, so you can fix it to your liking. Fits well with all types of outfits, I'm always getting compliments on this bag. Do yourself a favor and stop wasting your time because this is the bag your looking for.
Move over, Cards Against Humanity – What Do You Meme? is the new favorite party game. Your man can entertain his friends at parties or giggle with you late at night in his dorm room. Be prepared for gut-wrenching laughter from all of the greatest memes in Internet history, such as Pepe the Frog and The Man Talking on the Phone While Looking Irritated. Besides, who doesn’t love a good meme?
Make him the coolest dude in campus. “Guys like sports and they like wearing sports stuff, so it’s perfect,” said University of Iowa junior Madison Offenburger. Whether it’s your college mascot or his favorite professional team, your guy will surely sport his gift all day, everyday. Get yourself something to match to make it even cuter. Now that’s what I call #couplegoals.
Here’s a gift that students will appreciate the first time they are sick at 2 a.m. Put together a kit that includes first aid supplies and over-the-counter medications that your teen is likely to need. Steer away from prepackaged kits; no one knows what your kid needs better than you. Consider: cough drops, cold remedies, eye drops, thermometer, hydrocortisone, antacids, analgesics, antibacterial creams, and other things your college kid will need.
Believe it or not, there are toys that make beautiful music. Perfect for all ages, Munchkin’s Mozart Magic Cube inspires creativity and interactive play while teaching how sounds combine to create eight classical music masterpieces by the master composer. With a touch of a button, this interactive cube lets your child add or subtract from any combination of five different instruments, including harp, French horn, piano, flute, and violin. 

Emails just don’t always cut it. Thank-you notes, condolence letters, and even some follow-ups to job interviews still need to be penned by hand, and many of our kids have nothing to write them on. Sure your kid can run to the store every time he or she needs to write a note, but if there’s a nice box of stationery on hand, the chances are much better that the note will actually get written. Moo offers beautiful letterhead that can be personalized on high-quality paper stock. The designs are far from traditional and the paper is safe for laser printers. Paperless Post offers personalized paper stationery in a seemingly endless array of designs.
You wouldn’t think, but an engraved flask is a really thoughtful gift that your boyfriend will enjoy. Alcohol and thoughtfulness? Pretty uncommon pairs,  but an engraved flask is a gift that your boyfriend will enjoy. He’ll know you really care about him from the individualized engraving, and he’ll be able to get his drink on at the same time. Perfect for those BYOB parties and date functions you always get invited to.
Have you blessed her with grandchildren? If you have, then you have already given her the greatest gift of all, but she still definitely wouldn’t mind additional evidence of the existence of those adorable moppets. She can use it to taunt Barb, her workplace nemesis whose no-good son Brad has yet to even have a serious girlfriend. Giving someone a picture of yourself may seem narcissistic, but, trust me, your Mom won’t think so.
The concept is awesome. The application is alright. Sound quality is okay. Overall, I use this every day for lectures. All of my lectures get recorded, but I very rarely upload and listen to content back. I believe this is helpful to studiers and I think it helped improve the way I study. Among other changes, this helped raise my GPA to a 4.0 this semester. I would recommend this concept, but I would also look to see if there are superior products out there.

The years spent in college are the ones where teenagers turn into young adults and are ready to take on the world. Even so, it’s not uncommon for them to miss their own little corner of the globe from time-to-time. Make their dorm room a home away from home with a candle that will remind them of their roots. It’s the perfect way to cure homesickness.
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