It's true what they say: it doesn't get much better than college. Even when juggling school, work, and friends, the four years spent at an academic institution are top contenders for the most exciting years of life. It's hard to believe that the college experience could be sweetened any further, but it can—if you give the right gift. No longer do you have to try to keep up with the trends to determine what the college girls and guys in your life will actually use. The Rank & Style algorithm cut through the clutter and uncovered what cool gifts college students will actually use this holiday season, from electronics to cookware and clothing. So go ahead and check out the line-up to see if one present in particular speaks perfectly to someone collegiate in your life.
December 7, 2016
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Ban.do External Battery Pack for iPhone
From class to an internship to the gym and a party, the college kid on your gift-list is always on the go. The other guarantee? They are constantly connected, too. Keep them in touch with the world with this blinded out battery pack made for any situation.
Swell Water Bottles Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
For the environmentally-concious college student, grab a gorgeous water bottle from S'well. It's insulation can keep cold drinks chilled for 24 hours and hot liquids warm for 12. Kiss disposable plastic goodbye!
T-fal OptiGrill Stainless Steel Indoor Electric Grill
For the college guy or gal that misses home cooking comes this electric indoor grill that serves up perfectly prepared steaks and kabobs (and much, much more)—just like mom did.
Outdoor Voices Women's Kits
Athleisure is all the rage on campuses around the country, in large part thanks to the cool-girl (and cool-guy) vibe Outdoor Voices promotes. Give the gift of a kit to the active college student on your list, which comes with three staple pieces from the clothing line.
Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot
Come rain or snow, college students still have to get to class (that's why they're there, right?). Best to invest early on in some gear that will get them to their seats on time. At the top of the list are these Hunter boots, which actually look just as good when the weather is clear as when it's not.