The holidays are around the corner and now’s the time to get all the best stocking stuffers for college students! Whether you want something extremely affordable or you’re looking for something pricier, I’ve got all the best options and ideas for you on this list!
And the best part: the are all from amazon! Almost all of the items on the list have links straight to amazon so you can get all of your shopping done without having to move more than a finger!
All of these ideas work perfect for college students, but could also be great gifts for anyone in high school too.
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Whether it’s a pair of bluetooth earplugs or some noise-cancelling headphones, these are the perfect stocking stuffers for college students!
Try to find some cute patterns that you think they will love. When it comes to this stuff, you can never go wrong with neutral colors like black, grey, and beige.
I can almost guarantee that if you walk around a college campus these days you will see at least one girl with a claw clip in her hair.
These clips are SOOO popular right now and make the perfect cheap and easy stocking stuffer for college students.
Although they are somewhat more expensive that a generic water bottle, they are definitely worth the price. These bottles last super long and are really great quality.
This is another one that students actually want and need in college. Plus, portable chargers don’t have to break the bank.
stick on phone pocket
Try getting a stick on phone pocket for any student. These are so helpful when it comes to holding cards, cash, and student IDs. You’ll never forget all these essentials again!
You can never go wrong with too many scrunchies!
Scrunchies are such an easy gift because they come in so many colors and patterns. Plus, you can get a multipack that isn’t too expensive!
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I have been using the same type of pens for all of high school. I first got them as a gift and have absolutely loved them since!
pura vida bracelets
These are super cute bracelets that are meant to be stacked with each other. They aren’t too expensive and you can get a few that go well together.
It wouldn’t be a stocking stuffers list for college students if I didn’t add fuzzy socks to the list!
You can never go wrong with a few pairs of cozy fuzzy socks for the holidays!
Nail polish is another cute gift that’s perfect for the stocking. It’s not crazy expensive and you can get a few different colors that you think they will love!
For something a little bit pricier, gift a bluetooth speaker. These definitely range in price, but there are totally affordable speakers that are the perfect size for everyday use.
Depending on the student, this one could be a hit or miss.
If you are shopping for a reader, try buying a few books you think they’ll like! You can even throw in a new bookmark with them to make the perfect gift.
If you want to get really fancy, get them a kindle so they have every book in one spot!
Need some book suggestions? Here are my favorites from the past year!
cute post it notes
Here’s your permission to get lost in the post it note aisle at Target!
Get a few packs of cute post it notes to fill the stocking with this holiday season.
It might not be the coolest gift, but stationary can definitely come in handy for students. Get a cute pattern or personalize it with the student’s name!
For your environmental college students, a metal straw is the perfect small gift to fill a stocking with!
lip balm/chap stick
Lip balm is the perfect little item for a stocking stuffer. Try to find out their favorite brand and get them one or a set!
I don’t know about you, but scratch offs are always my favorite holiday gift. Although I rarely actually win anything, they are so much fun to play!
Plus, you can get a bunch of scratch offs and it won’t cost you too much money.
You can never go wrong with some snacks and candy in a stocking!
Another cute idea is to buy gift cards in small amounts to some of their favorite stores. Maybe pick their favorite three stores and buy a five or ten dollar gift card to each.
If you know what phone they have, buy them a cute new phone case! You can even buy a holiday themed case perfect for the holiday season.
Jewelry is always a great addition to a stocking. Prices obviously range here, but you can definitely find something that fits your budget!