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12 Gifts All Future Ivy Leaguers Need

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If you’re joining the ranks of Natalie Portman, Emma Watson and Mindy Kaling this fall, this gift guide is for you. We’ve curated our favorite picks so you can walk onto the quad in style—which all super smart girls will appreciate, not just members of the ~elite eight~. From preppy must-haves to nerdy decor, we’ve got everything you need to bring to New England this semester.


iPhone 6/6s Case, $12, available at ban.do

Trust us, between long nights in the library and all of your extracurriculars, you’re gonna be v busy.

Take Ivy, $17.98, available at Amazon

If you’re moving to Cambridge or Philadelphia this fall, you’re gonna need the wardrobe to match. Read up for some Ivy inspo.

Nerd Pennant, $24, available at Three Potato Four

Let your roommate know what kind of person you are from the get-go.

Typewriter Mug, $14, available at Anthropologie

Prepare to drink a lot of coffee in the years ahead. At least get your caffeine fix in this cute mug.

Eat Yourself Smart, $9.99, available at Urban Outfitters

Hey, if this is what it takes it get that A, so be it.


Wildwood Journal, $28, available at Vera Bradley

Write your heart out in this adorable journal—the mini pen holds it closed when slipped into the clasping pen loops.

Jen Zip ID Case, $48, available at Vera Bradley

Say hello to your campus go-to. With room for your student ID and six credit cards, keep your life together this fall.

Brown University™ Mascot Charm Bangle, $32, available at Alex and Ani

Show a little (subtle) school pride with a classy charm bracelet.

Anchors Away Pave Anchor Studs, $48, available at kate spade new york

All aspiring prepsters need some anchor motifs in their wardrobe.

Nerdy by Nature Tee, $44, available at Sub Urban Riot

It’s in your genes.

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Dartmouth Crewneck Stadium Sweater, $89, available at Hillflint

We love this vintage-inspired crewneck that’s perfect for showing off your spirit at a tailgate.

Ivy Loafer, $59, available at Urban Outfitters

All Ivy Leaguers need some Ivy Loafers.

Katie was the former Senior Associate Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2015, where she studied Writing Seminars, psychology, and women's studies. Prior to joining the full-time staff, Katie was a national contributing writer and Health Editor for HC. In addition to her work with Her Campus, Katie interned at Cleveland Magazine, EMILY's List, and the National Partnership for Women & Families. Katie is also an alumna of Kappa Alpha Theta. In her spare time, Katie enjoys writing poetry, hanging out with cats, eating vegan cupcakes, and advocating for women's rights.