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Better Than Ramen: 20 Awesome Holiday Gifts for College Kids

After cramming through finals, they deserve a little holiday joy.

The life of a college student is not easy — there are term papers and sleep depravation, beer bong hangovers, the trying-not-to-hear-your-roommate-snoring-while-you’re-studying aggravation, subsisting on endless cups of ramen noodles and dealing with the ensuing MSG-induced anxiety attacks... (Or maybe that was just me?)

Let’s face it, even though they’re almost fully-fledged grown ups, there is probably no family member more deserving of some holiday gifting love than a college kid. Before long they’ll be on their way back to campus having swiped mom’s last roll of TP. But let’s take a moment to indulge them anyway, shall we?

GoPro Hero+ LCD

This cinema-grade, panoramic "point-of-view" action camera makes film school practically obsolete, and the entry-level price tag is nice, too.


 

Sherpa Slippers

What every coed needs: super cozy slippers for lounging at the quad.


 

Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless Headphones

These wireless, Bluetooth-enabled headphones come in an array of fun colors, and the ear cups are extra cushy for extended listening.


 

Covent Alarm Clock

This retro alarm clock from the master timepiece makers at Newgate has style for days and will ensure your college kid doesn’t miss morning Trig.


 

Zipcar Zipcertificate

Give the gift of Zipcar! The car-sharing company is now available in more than 500 universities. What beats wheels when you want ‘em? Certainly not fruitcake.


 

Chunky Knit Pompom Beanie

A chunky-knit beanie with a cute pompom topper that is ideal for Rilke-loving lit students.


 

Vibes Speak Canvas Tote

This tote has perfect messaging for exam time.


 

Amped Fleece Throw Blanket

So soft and luxurious — better pair the blanket with the alarm clock above or they might sleep in.


 

Roku Smart LED TV

No cable? No worries: this TV gives you access to 4,000 streaming channels.


 

Kate Spade Thermal Mug

Spare the earth another paper cup and cram your way through finals at the same time!


 

Cozy Zoe Pajama Jumpsuit

Because deep down we are all still a kid at heart — or, in this case, a friendly monster with googly eyes.


 

Nostalgia Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station

A coffee maker, toaster oven, griddle all in one — what more do you need!? Well, a mini fridge actually if you want to be really nice. 


 

Urban Renewal Remade Cozy Coat

An all-enveloping coat you can sleep in and wear to class — leisurewear nirvana! And the roomy hood is convenient for tuning out when you need a moment.  


 

Apple iPad Pro

In the digital universe, the iPad pro is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving. Pair it with a Smart Keyboard for note-taking mastery.


 

Kiehl’s Mens Skincare

Beat school stress with some quality skin care, this Kiehl's starter kit gets guys on the right path.


 

ban.do 17-Month Classic Agenda

A stylish agenda for keeping track of things, like the next school break. Features day-to-day sections plus at-a-glance calendars and a pocket inside the back cover holds paper mementos.


 

Getting Pizza Gym Bag

Who doesn't love a badass gym bag?


 

Patagonia Better Sweater

This heathered pullover basic sweater will get so much wear, let's just hope it gets washed, too, at least once a semester.

 

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