As the leaves begin to fall and the holiday season draws near, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about gifts for the college freshman in your life. As a mom with a son who’s now a college freshman living hours away from home, I understand the need for a list that’s fun but also practical. I’ve put together a thoughtful holiday gift guide tailored to college boys, featuring a mix of practical and stylish items.
- Poker Set: College life often involves downtime and bonding with friends. A poker set is a popular choice for this age.
- Headphones: A quality pair of headphones is a must for any college student, helping him concentrate during study sessions and unwind with music during his free time.
- Light-Up Money Tree: This fun and unique gift idea allows your son to keep some extra cash at hand while presenting it in cute way. We did this last year for my then high school senior and he loved it!
- Breakfast Sandwich Maker: Early morning classes require quick and easy breakfast options. A breakfast sandwich maker will help him start his day right with a delicious and quick meal.
- Apple Watch: A versatile gadget that helps him stay connected, track his fitness, and manage his time efficiently.
- Packing Cubes: These are a game-changer for staying organized when traveling home or for trips during college breaks.
- New Laptop: If it’s time for an upgrade, a new laptop is a great gift choice.
- Facial Soap Scrub: Skincare is important, and a facial soap scrub can help him keep his skin fresh and clean.
- Active Wear Detergent: With an active lifestyle in college, a specialized detergent for workout clothes will come in handy.
- Single Cup Coffee Maker: Late-night study sessions and early morning classes call for a quick caffeine fix.
- Passport Holder: Great to use when studying abroad.
- Barbour Jacket: A timeless and durable jacket perfect for chilly days on campus.
- Duffle Bag: A stylish duffle bag is a must for weekend getaways and trips back home.
- Dress Shoes: Every college student should have a good pair of dress shoes for formal events, interviews, or presentations.
- Pullover: A cozy pullover is an essential for those brisk days on campus or for lounging in the dorm.
- Stanley Cup: A reusable cup for his daily dose of coffee.
College boys will appreciate these gifts, as they cater to both his practical needs and sense of style. These items will also remind him of home, even when he is miles away. You can find more college essentials here.