gift guide

2019 College Kid Gift Guide By COLLEGE KIDS

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Wrap up the gifts your college kid really wants!

I asked my daughter Lucy and her friends, guys and girls at college (age 18-23) to go shopping on Amazon for things they actually want. I asked for a range of categories and prices, from stocking stuffers to major gifts.

Prices change daily… click on images or links for full info

This is what they ACTUALLY want

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Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

with Airtight Lid & Silicone Handle, 1 Quart, Black

Make Amazing Cold Brew Coffee and Tea 

Yes, this is what they want. Don’t try to understand it. Check it out here.


Keep your girl’s butt warm! 

Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket (Amazon Most Wished For Gift Ideas)

I think this is the most unflattering coat imaginable!

But this is what they want in a longer jacket and the price is right!

This is my daughter’s actual winter coat for surviving the winds off of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She gives it a 5-Star thumbs up.

Great price, 10 colors to choose from.

*this is not my daughter

Okay, she wants a short puffer jacket. Won’t wear a hood? Ugh!

Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Jacket 

Great price, black only, here you go honey, you’re ears will freeze without a hood!.

Does your daughter need a brand name, like Columbia?

buy on Amazon

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (Latest Model)

Yep, they may even do your laundry if these are under the tree.

See the latest best price


They dig hammocks!

ENO – Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock

Choose from 20+ colors on Amazon.

Drinco – Stainless Steel Tumbler Vacuum Insulated Coffee Travel Mug

With Straw Spill Proof Lid For Hot & Cold Drinks |Black Aqua| BPA Free | 20 oz 2 pack

These environmentally friendly kids will save the planet- fingers crossed.

Every girl needs a supply of scrunchies

SUBANG 65 Pieces Velvet Scrunchies Hair Scrunchies Elastics Hair Bands Ties for Women Girls, 65 Colors

She’ll never run out, or at least not before the semester ends.

Grab this stocking stuffer


This is what college kids do to relax. Yeah, right.

See best price on Amazon

Govee Smart WiFi LED Strip Lights Works with Alexa, Google Home Brighter 5050 LED, 16 Million Colors Phone App Controlled Music Light Strip for iOS and Android, 16.4ft

I had no idea these existed, but now I want two! The lights move to your music, Dancing Queen!


They want to stream pictures on the wall.

Remember when they drew with crayons on your walls.

Zeacool Video Projector under $100

LED Portable Home Theater Projector with 1080P Support, Compatible with Fire TV Stick, PS4, Smart Phone, PC & More for Movies, TV and Gaming


HIGH Quality Under $100 on Amazon

Essential Oil Diffuser

300ml Oil Diffuser with 7 Color Lights and 4 Timer, Aromatherapy Diffuser with Auto Shut-off Function, Cool Mist Humidifier BPA-Free

Every dorm room has one!

Get it! Maybe 2! 

They take their audio seriously & wirelessly

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker 

Available in 4 colors, black is the color of choice.

Under $150… check today’s price

 !!! Required College Accessory !!!

Carhartt Men’s Woodside Acrylic Hat

Yep, guys and girls wear these things every day of the year. I’m not a fan, but it IS what they want. Carhartt is the desired brand.

6 colors, all cool, buy two! Under $20

Stocking Stuffer Alert

Portable Stainless Steel Metal Straw

Telescopic Reusable Drinking Straw with Carrying Case Cleaning Brush

Under $10 on Amazon

… more electronics

Fitbit Fitness Activity Tracker

THIS is the brand and the color they want.

More Power Please

Power Bank 24000mah Portable Charger

Under $30, The Perfect Gift. HERE

… I thought this was a joke on me… Nope, they want it…

Pack of 4 Eco-friendly, charcoal, soft bristle, organic, bamboo toothbrushes


Under $15 for 4

Super Loud Personal Defense Safety Alarm

130Db plus LED Flashlight Safety Defense for Campus Life, Wrist Strap for Activation (2Pack Purple)

Okay, they don’t really think about this, but it will make you feel better!


Don’t forget, it isn’t about the stuff.

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It’s the experience!


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