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15 Great Holiday Gift Ideas

•15 Great Gift Ideas for your Favorite College Student•

Stressed at the thought of what to buy your favorite college student? No worries — KnowsyMoms has you covered! Here are 15 cool gifts, sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.*

1. Vapur 0.5 Litres Anti-Bottle is the best travel H20 bottle…ever! Never carry a bulky water bottle again when space is at a premium. Reusable and foldable, this water bottle is perfect for traveling! And forget about ever having to purchase another overpriced bottle of water at an airport. Comes in tons of fun colors to boot.

2.  Pen Scanner.  Fast, easy and infinitely portable! Sometimes, you just want to scan from a textbook or other publication instead of writing notes and these sleek scanners are just the ticket. VuPoint Solutions makes some of our favorites but click here to see a wide-range of options. Available in both Wi-Fi and non Wi-Fi models.

3. Fun Family History Throw Pillow. Let this personalized pillow do the gentle nudging for you…a great reminder of family and adorable to boot! Available though a variety of vendors, but is currently offering it for under $20.








4. Coffee Press. A good Coffee Press guarantees that perfect cup of joe. Doesn’t take up a lot of precious space and is available in many different styles.

5. Tea-Lover instead? Consider Teavana’s Perfectea Maker. This unique device allows you to steep tea directly into a favorite mug and comes in two sizes. The end result? A mug full of delicious tea, with no rogue leaves!

6. Books. Pick something fun, practical, or a combination of the two. Try The Naked Roommate, 1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know or The Freshman Survival Guide. For these titles, and many other great reading ideas, click here.

7. Bluetooth speakers. Whether listening to some soothing sounds while studying or wanting to get that party started, Bluetooth speakers are a student must-have.

8. Wireless headphones. Tangled cords are so 2014! Go wireless and kiss this problem goodbye forever. Whether they prefer in-ear or over the ear styles, we’ve got you. Some of our favorites are Beats, Plantronics and Creative Sound Blaster. Top rated models can cost $100 and up, but less expensive choices are available. Click here to see exactly what we’re talking about.

9. Subscription to a healthy snack delivery service like Graze, Healthy Surprise and Blissmo helps you keep them well fueled, plus you know they’re chowing down on something that’s actually good for them.  This link leads you to 13 of the healthiest subscription boxes around. Or, check out Amazon’s Subscribe & Save feature that allows you to deliver what you want when you want at a discount over’s regular prices.

10. Games. Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, Never Have I Ever and more — to make downtime funtime.

11. USB Flash Drives. Doesn’t matter whether you call them flash drives, thumb drives or jump drives, a student can never have too many! Find a wide assortment on

12. Media Streaming Sticks such as Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Roku, Apple TV — so many ways to plug in and stream on! All are available through

13. A subscription streaming service eliminates the need for pricey cable, plus has the benefit of being able to use it anywhere. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Sling TV are favorites, along with Showtime and HBO Now.

14. Fitness Trackers. Not convinced your child is getting sufficient exercise? How about sleep? Fitness trackers are portable and offer a variety of different features that track these stats and more! You can find styles that clip on, can be worn as bracelets or even mimic watches and nice jewelry. Fitbit, Jawbone and Garmin, as well as many other players, offer a wide-range of choices. There’s definitely something for everyone….check out these bestsellers.

15. And, when in doubt, you can’t go wrong with Gift Cards. You can purchase virtually any type of gift card on —it’s one-stop shopping at its finest, to keep your student caffeinated, fed, clothed and entertained! Clicking  here leads you to every type of gift card imaginable.

Happy shopping!

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