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10 Gift Ideas For UCSB Students

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It’s that time of year again – the time just before the holidays when everyone is scrambling to find gifts, whether we’re buying them for our friends or adding them to our own wish lists. But if you go to UCSB, look no further. These 10 gift ideas are perfect for Gauchos, covering everything from bike accessories to beach day must-haves.

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Sand Cloud Sand-Resistant Beach Towel

UCSB is a beach school and it’s time for us all to invest in a high-quality beach towel. This one from Sand Cloud is made of organic Turkish cotton and was designed to be sand-resistant – no more accidentally tracking sand all over your dorm or apartment! It is also lightweight, quick-drying, and large enough to share with your friends.

UCSB Holiday Mug

We all need a little pick-me-up on these cold winter nights. Enjoy a warm cup of tea, hot chocolate, or coffee in this adorable UCSB Christmas-themed mug. It even includes pictures of iconic places around the UCSB campus, like the lagoon and the Recreational Center.

Home Bike Repair Kit

If you’re like most UCSB students, you ride your bike to class almost every day. All that biking is sure to result in some wear and tear, so make sure you take care of your bike. This repair kit includes a tire pump, patches for tubes, and other tools to ensure your bike stays in tip-top shape and continues to quickly and safely get you to class.

Do Or Drink

If you’re a fan of Truth or Dare, you’ll love this card game – it challenges you to choose between outrageous dares or taking drinks. It is the perfect choice for pregames or just a night in with friends. Even if you prefer staying sober, it is bound to result in laughs for everyone.

Cosmetic Storage Case

Living in a dorm or apartment is all about organization. With this cosmetic storage case, you can keep your beauty supplies organized in one place. It is available in two colors (pink and green) and contains two drawers and a transparent plastic case for all your products.

RTIC Day Cooler

This RTIC food and drink cooler is perfect for beach days or hiking trips with your friends! Just add some ice packs or bags of ice and it will keep your items cold for up to 24 hours. This cooler also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, making it much easier to carry than hard coolers. It is available in three sizes (6 cans, 15 cans, or 28 cans) and four cute colors (hot pink, rose, orange, and purple).

Weekly Planner

Stressed about winter quarter? No worries – this planner will ensure that you get off to a great start. It includes not only daily, weekly, and monthly to-dos, but also places to write yearly goals and track your habits or hobbies. If you’re looking for something that is sure to support your holistic goals as a UCSB student, this planner is for you.

This Minidress

This minidress is perfect for your next night out in IV. Not only is it fashionable, but under the pleated skirt is a pair of built-in shorts that have a secret pocket for your cell phone. No more worrying about losing your phone (or your balance) while at your next party – this dress has got you covered.

Bike Wheel Lights

It’s not always easy biking through IV at night – some streets are too dark and some cars drive too fast. If you prefer a little more flair than simple headlights and taillights, check out these wheel lights. These waterproof LEDs attach to the spokes of your wheels and form pretty patterns as you pedal. With these lights, you’re sure to ride in safety and in style.

Travel Surf Kit

If you’re into surfing, check out this travel-sized surfing kit. Although it’s only a little larger than an average-sized wallet, it has the essentials – wax, sun protection, and a fin key. It’s ideal for your next surfing adventure, whether it’s just a day trip or a longer journey.

Hopefully this list included a few things you’d like, whether it is for you or a Gaucho you know! Have a great holiday season.

Kendall is a third-year Communication student at UCSB and an editorial intern for Her Campus UCSB. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually either doing yoga, getting coffee, or planning her future travels.