A simple, but highly useful college accessory is The Sofia + Sam Multi Media Memory Foam Lap Desk.  It is really the perfect workstation for anyone using a laptop, tablet or smart phone on their bed, couch or chair.  It provides a flat, solid, comfortable workspace with a cool and soft memory foam cushion support for hours of use without fatigue.  It includes a built-in ergonomic wrist rest, a slide-out mouse desk that pulls out on either side for left or right-hand use, a handle for easy portability, a tablet slot to support electronic devices, and a USB LED lamp to light the work area.  It is really a completely self-contained portable desk space that your student can use just about anywhere.  The large work area measures 18.5 x 14 x 3.5 inches and easily accommodates laptops up to 15 inches.  Sometimes you just want to sit in a comfortable chair, on your bed, or just anywhere that isn’t your desk while you work and this lap desk makes that possible.  Give a gift of comfort and flexibility that your guy will really appreciate.
College is notorious for taking away any semblance of a good night’s sleep. To help make it out of bed on those way-too-early mornings after way-too-late nights, Philips has devised a wake-up light that imitates the sun. 30 minutes before you need to get out of bed, the light will slowly increase the brightness in your room, simulating a natural sunrise. This gradual wake-up is proven to increase your mood, energy, and productivity throughout the day.
Gifts for college guys that they will actually use include ones that help them enjoy their school experience more in some way.  Whether it’s something for their room, something to help them with studying, a relaxing gift, something that helps them when something needs fixing, something to eat, or any of a number of gifts that they will appreciate the gift because you helped them.
I know most of you are probably thinking about gift ideas right now… and we all know how much people love a handmade gift. At least I know I do! When my kids come home from pre-school with a handmade gift, it just melts my heart! So much better than anything else I could ask for. Most of these DIY Christmas gifts below can be made for less than five bucks! You really can’t beat that. Check out how cute they are!
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.
If you purchase this pen, you will need to invest in the notebooks. So far I have not been able to find the notebooks in stores and buying them online is expensive. Their website is cheaper than Amazon, but they also charge shipping. The sample booklet it came with only lasted me half a semester. You also have to buy the ink cartridges (The off brand one works fine!) as I went through three in a semester. I wish someone offered a darker ink, but its alright. They also sell smart pen cases, which I would recommend you... Read more
Frank & Oak has become the go-to brand for guys (and, as of late, girls!) to purchase stylish, effortless clothes. Style Plan is Frank+Oak’s new membership service that allows members to browse through Frank + Oak’s product offerings and order items right to their door. Members get unlimited access to express shipping for free, free sendbacks, and 5% store discount.
The student life isn’t exactly known for being full of culinary excellence (cue memories of mac and cheese and greasy pizza) and for the student who isn’t as adept in the kitchen, cooking can be intimidating. The Starving Students cookbook is full of page after page of recipes for the new chef, with advice on simple things like how to scramble eggs or make simple vegetarian dinners.
French presses are a great way to make coffee. With nothing more than water and coffee grounds, you can easily produce a cup of coffee worthy of any Parisian cafe. But until now there have been two big drawbacks: A traditional French Press does not keep coffee warm and the glass carafe is all too easily shattered. Enter the double-wall aluminum French press, which solves both of these problems. This one from SterlingPro is very reasonably priced on Amazon Prime, or we liked the Bodum Columbia in a variety of sizes including a single cup version that makes coffee right in a travel mug. Le Creuset offers a ceramic version (shown) in full array of stunning colors.
MINI JAMBOX by Jawbone Wireless Bluetooth Speaker  Sometimes music just needs to be blasted loudly, for the entire dorm hall or apartment mates to enjoy. This small speaker packs a ton of audible punch. Mophie phone case charger  Your teen with never be able to use the “my phone ran out of battery excuse” with a Mophie case. Having a charged phone is a true safety device.  Jackery Portable Charger This small charger can easily fit in a backpack or briefcase and serves the same purpose of never letting a phone go dead.  
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.
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