Gifts Your College Girl REALLY Wants for Christmas: 25 Great Ideas

Editor’s note: It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for your college girl; the kind of gift that they will love and can actually use. To help with our search we went right to the source asking this college student to help us pinpoint gifts that will be both fun and functional.

Birthday and Christmas gifts for college girls


This is a simple, yet easy gift that any college student will love!


With the top reviews for a well-priced pick, these headphones would make a great gift.

Ring light:

These are perfect for making you look better on Zoom or to make TikToks! It’s easy to set up and will make a huge difference in how you look on camera.

Fuzzy slippers:

These are a great gift, especially during the holiday season. Also, as a college student, slippers are useful for just walking around the house and are extremely comfortable as well. 

Laptop cover:

This is an awesome way to customize your laptop and make it cute and trendy. 

Hydro Flask:

This is one of the best water bottles you can get. It keeps your drink cold for hours. 

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker:

This is a great gift for the person in your life who loves listening to music; a waterproof speaker is perfect for playing music while showering or near the pool. 


These are the most comfortable shoes ever! Once you try them, you will never go back. They can be worn for various activities and can be worn with or without socks. And now, just in time for the holidays, Allbirds has launched an apparel line with t-shirts, sweaters, jackets and even underwear, all with amazing fabrics and fit.


Mini backpack:

This is always useful for day trips, or even just going for a hike. It is large enough to fit a water bottle and snacks, but much smaller than a school-sized backpack. 

Wireless noise-canceling headphones:

These are perfect for studying, sleeping, or watching videos when you don’t want to be bothered by outside noises. 

Fuzzy socks:

Keep your toes warm and comfortable, especially when it is cold outside. 

Weighted blanket:

This makes sleeping so much easier, and is very comfortable. It helps you to feel super cozy. 

Hair Towel:

This is much better for your hair than using an actual towel after showering, very absorbent.

Lululemon Leggings:

These are always in style and the best workout leggings. They are super comfortable.

Lululemon leggings

Laptop stickers:

This is an inexpensive gift and a great way to customize your laptop. 

Portable Charger:

These always come in handy as a college student. ALWAYS.

Silk Pillowcase:

This will help to make your skin feel soft when you wake up and is very comfortable.

Dr. Martens:

These boots look great with almost anything and are definitely in style for college girls. 

Dr Martens

Fuzzy Sweatshirt:

This is super cute and comfortable for the fall and winter months, and we’re all about comfort these days.

LED Photo String Lights:

This is an excellent way to make her bedroom feel cozier. These light strings have clips to hold photos that will look adorable in any bedroom. 


Hair Clips:

Hair clips are definitely back in style! These are super trendy and add to any outfit. 

Hoop Earrings:

These are super cute and any girl will love these as a present! 

High Waisted Mom Jeans:

These look great on college girls and are in style! 

ASOS Mom Jeans

Face Mask Set:

Great way to add to her skincare collection. 

Salt Lamp

This is a super popular lighting option for college students. It’s inexpensive and looks great in any room.

Thrift store gift card: If your college girl loves thrift stores, a gift card is always appreciated. Thrifting is the new way to stay trendy and get stylish clothes for less. 

Sorority letters items: if she is involved in a sorority, she will love almost anything with her sorority letters on it, including clothing, stickers, wall art, etc. 

More Gifts Lists:

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: 25 Ideas Under $25 for Teens and College Kids

About Madeleine Korn

Madeleine Korn is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the 2019 to 2020 school year, she was the advertising director for The Bottom Line newspaper at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to that, she was an intern for United Airlines in both 2018 and 2019, where she was involved in projects to improve the customer experience. She loves writing and creating videos and really enjoys working for Grown and Flown!

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