The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.
There is nothing truly better than being able to give to others during the holiday season. While gift-giving is incredible, picking out the perfect gift for your closest friends and family can be stressful. You want the present to be something unique and special yet valuable. I can find myself scrolling online endlessly, which can feel like a waste of time. It is challenging to brainstorm fun gift ideas when so many products are on the market, but you no longer need to worry about finding the quintessential gift.
Here are gift ideas for the college-aged girls in your life.
For the athlete:
1. Chargefeel Low Women’s Workout Shoe
There are not enough good things that I can say about these Lululemon sneakers ($138.00). They are supportive and perfect for all activities. I am very picky about sneakers, and I love how these shoes are comfortable, high-quality and stylish. The shoes come in 11 different colors, so there is bound to be a color that your recipient will enjoy. According to Live Strong, proper workout shoes can help enhance performance and prevent injuries. There is nothing athletes like more than setting new personal records and achieving greatness, so help them reach those goals with new shoes.
2. Studio Gym Bag
I am obsessed with this Gymshark gym bag ($48.00). It is so adorable and chic, especially with the oversized bow on the front. For those worried that the recipient of this gift would get the coconut white bag dirty, you can also purchase it in rose brown or black. The material is easy to clean, and the bag is large enough to fit all gym necessities. You cannot go wrong with gifting the college-aged athlete in your life this gym bag.
3. Series A Sport Canteen
This Corkcicle sport canteen ($42.95) keeps beverages cold for 25 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. The sports lid makes it easy for athletes to take a sip during workouts. The mouth of the bottle is also wide enough to fit ice cubes, which is really important. I love this water bottle; it was my favorite one to use when I played competitive tennis. The bottles are also durable and last forever.
4. One Pound Bala Bangles
Bala Bangles wrist weights ($39.99) can enhance any workout and can be worn while completing daily tasks. They come in blush pink, charcoal and heather if you order from Amazon, which means faster shipping if you’re a Prime member. People commonly wear these while walking or doing home workouts, core training, boxing, aerobics, yoga, pilates and rehabilitation. They are made of steel wrapped in silicone, so the wrist weights are comfortable to wear.
For the tech wiz:
1. AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)
Headphones are worn 24/7 by college students. They are worn to listen to music on the way to and from class, listen to friends and family while on the phone and watch TikTok videos. Everyone needs a pair of high-quality wireless headphones. Splurge on your college-aged friend or family member with the gift of the best wireless headphones on the market.
2. Fine Line Custom iPhone Case
Who doesn’t love an adorable, personalized phone case? This Baublebar custom phone case ($68.00) is a fashionable gift that can be customized to your recipient’s liking. You can choose the color of the case, what the text reads, the text style and more. If this is a necessity for the college-aged girl in your life, remember it can take four weeks for the personalized case to ship. Order soon to get this memorable present.
3. MiracleWipes for Electronics
We all have electronic devices that get filthy. These electronic cleaning wipes ($16.97) are a great gift because almost all college students have a phone, computer or other devices, and most people don’t think to get the cleaning product for themself. With 60 wipes, their electronics will be spotless for a long time.
For the fashionista:
1. Recycled Multi Crossbody
Kurt Geiger sells some of the most fun, fashion-forward accessories. This Kurt Geiger crossbody bag ($145.00) is for those who are always on the go. I love that you can wear it as a shoulder bag with the shorter gold chain or crossbody with the fabric strap. This purse can comfortably fit your necessities and matches any outfit. While on the pricier side, this gorgeous crossbody purse will be well-received by any college-aged girl.
2. Nemi 18K Gold Vermeil Huggie Hoop Earrings
Nobody can ever have too much jewelry. These Baublebar huggie earrings ($68.00) can elevate any outfit, whether casual athleisure worn to class or an outfit for a night out. These versatile earrings are both an ideal size and lightweight.
3. On the Fly 48mm Polarized Aviator Sunglasses
Sunglasses are an excellent and useful gift for those living in Florida. When it is sunny 12 months a year, sunglasses are always needed. These Quay polarized sunglasses ($65.00) are trendy yet timeless. Polarization is so helpful because it helps block harmful rays, and black goes with everything.
For the beauty queen:
1. Black Opium Eau de Parfum
Everyone wants to smell good. Black Opium perfume ($83.00) is what I wear daily, and anyone would want it. The scent is sweet yet warm with hints of white flower, vanilla and coffee. This designer fragrance will keep your recipient feeling fancy.
Moroccan Oil hair treatment ($48.00) smells fantastic but, most importantly, helps one achieve silky smooth locks. It is applied after hair is washed, and it helps to detangle, smooth flyaways, speed up the drying process and treat split ends. This rich argan oil will work wonders for anyone’s hair.
3. Revlon One-Step Volumizer
Recently, this hair dryer has become very popular because it is an incredible dupe for the expensive Dyson Airwrap. The Revlon hair dryer brush ($32.49) is easy to use and adds a curl to the ends of your hair. After using this product, it gives your hair the effect of a professional blowout. This gift is fitting for those who want to achieve the look of a Dyson Airwrap for a lower price.
4. 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath
There is nothing quite like Philosophy bath and body products. I put Philosophy body wash ($22.00), specifically snow angel, on my Christmas wishlist every year. It is incredibly fragrant and makes my skin silky and soft.
5. Satin Pillowcase
For those who want to maintain healthy hair, a satin pillowcase ($19.00) would be an exceptional gift. This helps hair stay healthy overnight, including breakage reduction and frizz taming. The satin material keeps the face and body cool and prevents wrinkles. Keep your college-aged friend looking her best with a new pillowcase.
6. Tinted Lip Balm & Lip Gloss
Lip balm and lip products are always needed. I love Burts Bees lip care because it is affordable, easy to find, moisturizing and long-lasting. All the colors are pretty, and its tinted lip balm ($5.49) gives a beautiful color to your lips. You could also buy someone the Burts Bees lip gloss ($5.99), which is creamy and not sticky. The gloss adds a sparkly shine to your lips. It can be a struggle to put on makeup for class, but these two products make it easy.
For the comfort seeker:
1. Nike Sportswear Phoenix Joggers
College dorms can be freezing. Get your college friend a pair of cozy Nike fleece-lined high-waisted joggers ($65.00) so she can stay warm. The waistline is flattering and comfortable. The joggers come in sizes XS to 3X and are made in 12 colors, so there is a pair for everyone.
2. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Rib Trim Throw – 45” x 60”
There is no better feeling than wrapping up in a Barefoot Dreams cozy blanket ($44.97). These blankets are high-quality, and the fabric is to-die-for. This blanket will keep your college-aged friend warm throughout the winter season and comfortable year-round.
3. Halluci Women’s Cross Band Soft Plush Fleece House Indoor or Outdoor Slippers
Nobody would deny a pair of comfortable slippers. These fluffy slippers ($21.99) are fantastic for those living in dorm rooms or apartments. It is nice to have a reliable and cozy pair of shoes to wear around. These slippers come in 13 colors, and because you can buy them with Amazon Prime, they are a solid last-minute gift.
For the Gator fan:
1. University of Florida Women’s Wunder Train High-Rise Tight 25”
Anything Lululemon is desirable, especially these UF Lululemon leggings ($115.00). This gift would be best for any Gator-loving and school-spirited student. Athleisure is the most popular genre of clothing on college campuses, and these leggings would get a lot of use. Even though they are expensive, Lululemon is made to last forever.
2. University of Florida Gators Quarter Zip Top
This UF zip-up ($86.00) is soft, comfortable and stylish. I love the quarter-zip style because it feels like an elevated hoodie.
3. University of Florida Ties
Hair ties always seem to disappear, but these UF Teleties ($7.99) will be easy to locate. This style of hair elastic prevents damage and breakage. My friend gifted me these, and I absolutely love them.
For the one who has it all:
1. Capri Blue Pink Shimmer Jar Candle
The Capri Blue Volcano candle ($38.00) became very popular a few years ago but still has the same amazing tropical scent. This candle is very strong and a wonderful gift for anyone who seems to have everything. Even if she owns this candle, she probably doesn’t have it with this dazzling pink shimmer jar. The candle also comes in a mini version ($16.00).
2. She’s Birdie Personal Safety Alarm
There is nothing more important than safety. The Birdie safety alarm ($29.95) sets off a loud sound to deter an intruder. Walking around alone as a woman can be dangerous. This alarm will help any college-aged woman feel safer because this device will scare away an attacker. It also comes in eight colors and easily attaches to keys.
Gift-giving can be a stressful challenge. Everyone wants to give someone a spectacular gift, but there can be a lot of pressure to find that present. This list has something for every college-aged girl.