Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Gifts For a College Budget

By Jillian Ramsey
Staff Writer

We all know that the holidays can be a rather expensive time of year. Especially when you are in college and don’t have the time to work a lot due to a demanding course load, as well as extracurricular activities. Yet, before you use any Paw Bucks to buy one of those mini Christmas trees they are selling in Sandella’s for your mom, know that there are plenty of low-cost, high-quality gifts for any loved one. Here is a holiday gift guide suitable for a college budget with gifts that people will actually use.

Gifts For Anyone

A water infuser bottle allows you to add any flavor to your water. Photo courtesy of Amazon.
A water infuser bottle allows you to add any flavor to your water. Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Water Infuser

This water infuser from Amazon is only $15, and if you are a student you can try Amazon Prime for free and get free two day shipping, which is perfect for those last minute gifts. These water bottles are the best way to stay healthy and hydrated. They are perfect for the person who is always on the go and they are a great way to spice up your water.

Hot chocolate kit is an easy DIY present. Photo courtesy of seekingshade.com.
Hot chocolate kit is an easy DIY present. Photo courtesy of seekingshade.com.

Hot Chocolate Kit

Hot chocolate kits are so easy to make. All that you need is hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, some candy canes to crush and put on top, a mason jar and a bow to tie around it. This gift is really simple and it is also really cute and practical. Who doesn’t love hot cocoa? If you wanted to make it a little more personal you could always go to the dollar store, get a plain white mug and, using some Sharpies,  design them a mug.

Sony earbuds are a inexpensive and practical gift.  Photo courtesy of Target.com.
Sony earbuds are inexpensive and practical. Photo courtesy of Target.com.

Headphones

Headphones are the perfect gift for everyone. Almost everyone needs headphones at some point, whether it’s to listen to music while studying in the library, to watch a movie or Netflix on your laptop, or to play music during your afternoon run, we all use headphones. This makes them such an awesome gift. This pair of Sony ear buds, have great sound quality and they can be found at Target for only $14.

 

 

For Her

Alex and Ani bracelets are the perfect gifts for any lady. Photo courtesy of Ebay.
Alex and Ani bracelets are the perfect gifts for any lady. Photo courtesy of Ebay.

Alex and Ani Bracelet

Alex and Ani bracelets are the easiest gift for girls. With so many different options available, you are bound to find one for all the ladies on your shopping list. They even have a few that donate back to nonprofits or charitable organizations. They promote positive energy and usually are under $30. They can even be found at stores such as Dandelion and Murphy’s Jewelers at the Promenade shops.

For Him

A wireless speaker allows you to listen to music anywhere. Photo courtesy of Target.com.
A wireless speaker allows you to listen to music anywhere. Photo courtesy of Target.com.

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Sometimes guys can be tricky to pick out gifts for, but most men really love listening to music. Wireless Bluetooth speakers are so convenient because they can be taken virtually anywhere and they are small and compact. They have great sound quality, and are a great way for guys to play their favorite music wherever they go. This iHome Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Speaker can be found at Target for only $24.

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