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40+ Best Gifts for Teens and College Students

by | Sep 30, 2023 | NPP Recommends, Gifts for Teens and College Students

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Best Gifts for Teens and Best Gifts for College Students

Teens and College Students find themselves stuck between not quite adults and not quite kids either. This can leave us puzzled when selecting gifts for them. We want things that are not too childlike, but yet, won’t overwhelm them. They are like adults in that they love the latest technology, but also want the opportunity for pure fun.

Check out our list below of best gifts for teens and college students.

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Best Gifts for Teens and College Students: Games and Activities

Games and things to do with their friends are great ideas. These best gifts for college students and teens are fun for sleep overs, girls weekends, roommates and suite mates in the dorm, outdoor fun and other gatherings of teens and young adults.

Many of these would make good games to play as a family over the holidays or for a New Year’s Eve party.

Best Gifts for Teens and College Students: Downtime and Comfort

Teens and College students also need some down time to themselves. A Craft kit, weighted blanket, or other comfort item can help them get some rest and relaxation over the holiday break.

Best Gifts for College Students and Teens: Clothing

Teens and college students want clothes, but they want the RIGHT clothes. Sometimes money is the best option because they want to pick out their own clothing. BUT there are definitely some retailers and clothing items that will light their eyes up and are best gifts for college students and teens.

Outdoor Voices and Lululemon are at the top of the list for sports and leisure wear.

Another clothing item you can’t go wrong with is socks. They need socks, but it is not something they will usually spend their Christmas money on.

Best Gifts for Teens and College Students: Tech

Tech and electronics are favorites of teens and college students. There is always something new or updated they have to have. Here are some tech gift ideas for teens and college students. Apple products are BIG. The college kids are now using the Apple iPad Pro in class to take notes. It is lighter to carry around than a laptop. If they already have the ipad, consider an accessory like the iPad Pencil or iPad keyboard.

More Best Gifts for Teens and College Students

As with all gift buying considering the recipient is the most important part of choosing a good gift. Not all teens and college students like the same things. Some are gamers. Some are into clothes. Some love tech. Some love crafting, Below are a few more gift ideas for teens and college students.

Everyone can use (and wants) a Stanley Tumbler. Ulta and Sephora are great retailers for stocking stuffers and bath, body, and beauty gift sets. Every teen and college girl I know has or wants a Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag.

Have fun shopping from this list of gift ideas for teenagers and college students!

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