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Renée Lee, Mikee Lachica

College Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Of The Hottest Items For This Cool Season

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

With December finally upon us, the holidays have officially arrived. And in this season of giving, brainstorming gift ideas for other college students can be difficult. With the end of fall quarter nearing, and finals just around the corner, thinking about getting presents can become just another stress factor on your list of responsibilities. Give your brain a rest and check out our College Holiday Gift Guide! We compiled a list of our top 10 favorite items to gift any college student: 

Women’s Wool Runners: Allbirds

Allbirds‘ shoes are the ultimate combination of comfort and chic. Known as “the world’s most comfortable shoes,” they will feel light on your feet while providing solid grip at the same time. What we love most about this brand is their mission for sustainability. Each shoe is made from the renewable materials Tree + Merino (Trino™)! Our pick is the Women’s Wool Runners in the color Dolphin, which will add the perfect splash of green for your holiday wardrobe! Make your mistletoes merry with these babies ~ 

Angela Initial Pendant Necklace: BaubleBar

Go big or go home, but make it modern and minimal. The Angela Initial Pendant Necklace accentuates every outfit that it goes with. Personalizing your pendant with your initial adds its personal touch to this trim and contemporary jewelry piece.

Airweight Jogger: c’est beau1872

As much as we love dressing up for all the festivities, we must admit that we also love dressing down. Which is why we are currently obsessed with these sleek black joggers, because they mix luxury with sophistication. The holidays are arguably the busiest season, especially for college students, so the Airweight Jogger is a great gift for running errands, traveling to visit loved ones over break and resting in the midst of all the chaos. 

Pearl Sheet Masks Variety 7+1 Pack: LAPCOS USA

With the changing holiday weather comes changing skincare routine. Add our favorite face sheet masks to your weekly regime to battle dryness! With LAPCOS USA‘s variety of 7 different sheet masks and an exfoliating pad, you will able to have a spa night all Winter-round! 

Mina Ear Cuff Set of 2: BaubleBar

Who said that cuffing season actually requires a significant other? Satisfy your own cuffing season with BaubleBar ear cuffs, lovely accessories that you can gift to any of your loved ones! And the best part? No piercings are needed! The Mina Ear Cuff Set of 2 consists of 2 gorgeous cuffs that are easy to slip on and off, making them extremely convenient to wear. The day-to-day schedule of a college student can be hectic. These cuffs are perfect for instant glam, especially during rushed mornings!

Pashionista Shoes: Pashion Footwear

Pashion Footwear offers the world’s first fully convertible heel, with shoes that function as both heels and flats! Pashion comes from the combination of Practical + Fashion. The brand’s vision is to achieve a day “where women can fully customize their convertible high heels to assure that their shoes can adapt to their day as epically as they do.” Each shoebox comes with the tools to effortlessly attach/detach the heels. Pashion Footwear shoes are great for parties, especially for any college student that is a part of a sorority. These shoes are the perfect solution to avoiding sore feet while walking from sorority row to the other side of campus! Our pick is Pashionista

Align Pant II 25”: Lululemon

If there is one thing that is certain, it’s that cold weather = leggings. A pair of Lululemon leggings are a staple in every college girl’s outfit. Whether your loved one is in a hurry for class or going straight to the gym after, leggings are always a go-to for every occasion! Our pick is the Align Pant II 25” which has become a stable in our own wardrobes.  

Sirena 18K Gold Vermeil Huggie Hoops Earrings: BaubleBar

These hoop earrings manifest the saying “big gifts come in small packages.” This small but mighty statement piece will be the showstopper jewelry for any holiday outfit! Its sleek design perfectly hugs the lobe and even comes with a black storage pouch for keeps. Surprise your loved one with the beauties! 

Headbands: The Sis Kiss

In need of an upgrade on your outfit but don’t know how? Simply wear these headbands to elevate your style this holiday season! This Blush Braided Headband is simple but chic enough to put a feminine touch to your outfits. And if you want to bump up the flare on design, we recommend getting your hands on this Pearl Knot Headband Satin. Whether you’re deciding between straight versus curly hair for your holiday looks, definitely keep these headbands in your wishlist or add it to your college friends’ gift ideas!

Essential Silver Band Ring: c’est beau1872

What perfect way to ring in the holidays than with actual rings? The Essential Silver Band Ring come as a pair and will add the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Simply put, they are the best ~essentials~ to include in your closet! 

We hoped that you’ve taken a thing or two on our top picks for this holiday season! But remember, no amount of money can substitute the love and companion you can give to others. Happy Holidays!

Renée is an alumna at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and served as the HCUCLA Editor in Chief and one of the Campus Correspondents for the 2019-2020 school year. She is passionate about storytelling and pushing for more Asian American representation in fashion and entertainment. 
Mikee is an alumna at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and served as the HCUCLA President and one of the Campus Correspondents for the 2019-2020 school year. She is a lover of all things pink, aesthetic, and good storytelling. In her spare time pre-pandemic, you would find her watching a good rom-com movie, going to Disneyland, exploring more of Los Angeles through coffee shops, brunch places, and events, or playing with her puppy, Snowie! During the pandemic, she enjoys graphic designing on her iPad (and watching even more rom-coms with Snowie). Currently, Mikee is bringing Disney+ moments to life through world-class campaigns at The Walt Disney Company and earning her Master's Degree in Communication Management at the University of Southern California (USC). Contact Mikee via email at mikeejoycelachica@gmail.com or visit her portfolio at http://mklchc.co