Want to give the best gift to your college friend or girlfriend? This blog post will give the best birthday gifts for college girls!
Buying gifts for someone can be hard. Buying a birthday gift for a college girl is about to be easier and less stressful. These birthday gift ideas combine popular trends and practicality. You’ll find a gift that she’ll obsess over and truly appreciate.
This list will make the shopping experience easier and less stressful! This blog post will give 31 useful gifts for college girls that also can be given on their birthdays. And if you’re a girl in college who doesn’t know what to ask for, this list will give you an idea.
31 Useful Birthday Gifts for College Girls
Make memories last forever with a Fujifilm Camera. These cameras have been around since I was in high school. I captured some great memories with my friends this that camera. It’s a nice gift for someone who wants to take fun, candid photos with friends and to remember college.
2. Beauty Set
All the beauty products a girl needs are in a beauty set. Find one that matches her beauty needs and it’ll be a useful gift for sure.
3. Fleece Blanket
There’s no better feeling than being warm and cozy and a fleece blanket is the best gift to give to any college-aged girl.
4. Air Fryer
It seems like everyone has an air fryer. Having one is so useful, especially if you’re on a busy schedule. Any college girl would love to have one as a gift to make cooking easier.
5. Handheld Vacuum
From cleaning a car or mess in their apartment, any college girl would definitely use a handheld vacuum.
6. Oversized Sweatshirt
If you walk onto any college campus nowadays, you’re bound to find a few girls wearing an oversized sweatshirt, leggings, and a pair of walking shoes. This oversized sweatshirt from Amazon would make a nice birthday gift for a college girl.
7. Fuzzy Slippers
A pair of fuzzy slippers like these are always a good option for a birthday gift.
8. UGG Slippers
Trendy is one adjective to describe these Ugg Slippers. These shoes are all over TikTok and Pinterest probably due to their comfortable and also the UGG name behind it.
9. Blanket Hoodie
Again, comfort is a big thing for college students, especially while studying. A blanket hoodie would be perfect for study sessions during finals week or a slumber party between friends. This one is also cute with cats on it!
10. Lap Desk
This is probably the top useful gift for college students overall on this list. Not only does this lap desk holds a laptop, but also a phone. It also has space for a wireless mouse and a cushion for wrists. This is a gift that the college girl you know will definitely use.
11. Filtered Water Bottle
Every college student needs a water bottle, especially a nice insulated one like this from Amazon. This filtered water bottle will save them tons of money, too.
Related: 11 Examples of the Perfect Water Bottle for College Students
12. Glass Containers
This is the perfect gift for the friend who is always cooking or loves meal prepping. I love glass containers by how long they last and how they help with me saving money with cooking.
13. Walking Shoes
With campus back in-person that means that students are back walking all day. Gift them a pair of walking shoes to help them out! I had these shoes during my two three years of college and lasted a long time. I love how my current walking shoes: the Adidas Cloudfoam Pure 2.0.
14. Personalized Rain Jacket
Rainy days on campus are always hectic. A personalized rain jacket would come in handy for sure!
15. AirPod Pros
Noise cancelling and portable are two traits AirPod Pros have that are so useful for college students. I know that I couldn’t go a day on campus without my AirPods. They would be great birthday gifts for college girls who love music or to focus while studying.
16. Mini Waffle Maker
These mini waffle makers have grown in popularity! Breakfast made easier and simpler with this mini waffle maker as a birthday gift.
17. Mug with her Initial
One cannot have too many mugs. A personalized mug with the birthday girl’s initials is a great birthday gift for college students. Target always has some that make cheap gifts.
18. Trader Joe’s Cookbook
I have this exact cookbook and can’t wait to use it! I love Trader Joe’s and shopped there throughout college. Even then, this cookbook is a great starter one for beginner cooks. Then there is a college version of the cookbook here!
There’s something having an iPad that makes you more organized. There is even a TikTok sound about iPads. It’s one of the best birthday gifts you can give to a college student.
20. Personalized Friend Photo
For their birthday, gift your college friend a personalized photo of them from Etsy! A friend gave one of us for my birthday and it’s a cute gift that I love.
21. Charm Bracelet
Jewelry is always a go-to gift for any girl. Charm bracelets are coming back in style. They are sentimental and meaningful gifts. Its customizability also gives the girl the chance to express and show off her personality and style. Pandora’s charm bracelets are a classic!
22. Starbucks Giftcard
Starbucks coffee was a lifeline for me during college. I still ask for a Starbucks Gift card as a birthday gift post graduating. I know any college girl would appreciate it and actually use it as a gift.
23. Makeup Mirror
Putting on makeup in a dorm or even apartment lighting isn’t the easiest. Having a makeup mirror would be a gift perfect for makeup-loving girls.
Related: The Best Guide To Building a Basic Makeup Kit For Beginners On a Budget
24. Laptop Handbag
Laptops are a must have for college students. But adding a tote handbag will elevate any outfit to be Instagram-ready.
25. Gold Hoop Earrings
Gold hoop earrings are trending right now—especially for the That Girl and Clean Girl aesthetics. They are versatile and can be paired with a pair of jeans for an everyday look or to match a dress.
26. Phone Case
A phone case is a need, especially on a college campus. There were many days where I dropped my phone while leaving class or dropping it while walking to class. I love how this phone case from Etsy has initials on it, making it way more personalized.
27. Rice Cooker
I know that most of my college friends and I struggled to make rice correctly, so one of my friends bought me a mini rice cooker. I absolutely needed this while in undergrad, but I appreciate it so much because it’s perfect for me now in my first apartment.
28. Tote Bag or Canvas Bag
Another useful birthday gift for college girls is a tote bag. Tote bags are so popular right now and it seems like every other girl on Pinterest has one. I know so many people who love collecting cloth tote bags since they come in handy tasks like grocery shopping, sitting in the park to have a picnic, moving, or just as an accessory for an outfit.
29. Cute Desk Lamp
Desk lamps are cuter and more practical than ever! If the birthday girl want to charge their phone while studying, then I recommend this desk lamp I used to have.
Or if they want something cute to have while reading or chilling out, I love this cat lamp I had that can also be found on some study with me YouTubers’ desk.
Related: 21 Ways How to Make Your Desk Look Aesthetic
Sunglasses are needed, especially while walking on a college campus. There are days during the fall and spring when the sun is blaring up in the sky and a cloud is nowhere to be found. It also helps make the birthday girl look more stylish, too!
I got my pair of sunglasses (The Hepburn Sunglasses) from Privé Revaux and love them.
31. Leggings from Lululemon
Finally, another birthday gift idea for a college-aged girl you can give is a workout set from Lululemon. Walk on a college campus and you’re going to find tons of girls sporting a part of Lululemon shorts, tops and/or leggings. It’s also a great outfit choice for a girl that goes to school on a walking campus.
Buy a pair of leggings on Lululemon.com!
That’s it for this blog post about birthday gifts for college girls!
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