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Ultimate Gift Guide for EVERY College Girl

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Oneonta chapter.


With the holidays fast approaching, Christmas shopping is in full swing and it can be hard to know what to get friends, family etc. So if you have any college-aged girls to buy gifts for, here is a list of gifts most of them would love to receive! And also a list you can send to your friends and fam if they need some ideas for you!


Face Masks

With the cold winter months hitting, it’s the perfect time to pamper your face with face masks and other skin care products.


Cabin Socks

A must have in every girl’s drawer. There is no such thing as too many fuzzy socks!



Nothing beats the holiday-scented candles from cinnamon, candy cane, pine, and sugar cookie; there are endless choices to choose from.


Cute Home Décor

As we start “adulting” and having apartments of our own, cute room décor is essential and can add a nice personal touch to your place.


Laptop Stickers

Because colorful laptops are more fun than bare ones! Redbubble has really cute and creative stickers to choose from.


Workout Apparel

Working out can be a lot more fun when you feel confident in what you’re wearing. So go crazy with the colored and printed workout leggings.


Starbucks Gift Cards

Almost every college has a Starbucks on campus so gift cards are a safe bet.



In preparation for the cold winter nights to come, fuzzy blankets are a necessity and can be a long lasting gift.



This one is kind of self-explanatory, but college kids are typically broke so a little extra spending cash never hurts.



Everyone loves and uses perfume so it’s even better when you don’t have to buy it yourself.


Cozy Pajamas

You can never have enough Christmas themed PJs so break out the Santa, reindeer and snowman patterns!



With makeup getting so expensive these days it can also be a very much appreciated gift and the options are endless.



In the winter my feet seem to never be warm enough, so a pair of slippers can be a lifesaver and come in handy this time of year.


College Apparel

Whatever college campus they’re reppin’, there are tons of apparel to choose from. Between sweatpants, sweatshirts, long sleeve Ts and hats I’m sure they’ll love it all.



Every girl has a sweet tooth and when it comes to the holidays there can never be enough.


Throw Pillows

Throw pillows can add so much to any dorm room/apartment and come in so many cute patterns and colors.



Cozy sweaters come in clutch and can add a lot to one’s winter wardrobe.



This is just another one of those winter essentials that you can never get enough of.



Any girl who is an avid legging wearer knows just how often these things need to be replaced. Plain black leggings are as simple as it gets.



As cheesy as it sounds, there’s a good chance every college girl needs some extra love during the holidays. Quality time can be the best gift of all!


Happy Shopping!





Jess is from Albany, New York and is currently a sophmore at SUNY Oneonta studying psychology. in her free time she loves to dance, go to concerts, and write! Follow on instagram and twitter (@jess_carlson_)
Kenzie Negron is currently a senior in college studying at SUNY Oneonta to pursue her dream career of being a high school english teacher as well as a part time journalist. Kenzie is the proud Campus Correspondent for the Her Campus Chapter at SUNY Oneonta. Kenzie is also the author of her own blog; http://sincerelykenz.com. In her spare time, Kenzie enjoys snowboarding, indulging in tacos, and hanging out with her friends. You can find out more information about Kenzie by following her on Twitter and Instagram (@kenzienegron).