10 Affordable Holiday Gifts For the Student in Your Life

10 Affordable Holiday Gifts

For the Student in Your Life

As you wrap up up your late night study sessions, fill in your final Scantron bubble, and turn in your term papers, there’s one big light at the end of the tunnel: winter break. But wait! Before you turn off your brain and get into full-on sloth mode (you know you’re wearing sweat pants the entire time), don’t forget to finish up your holiday shopping. If you’re looking for some fun, affordable holiday gifts to give your favorite student – and if that’s yourself, no judgment – then look no further than this list.

1. A 2017 planner 

All right, so this isn’t a fun gift for everyone, but we all know those people who get excited to organize their life. Gift them a shiny, new 2017 planner just in time for the New Year, and watch them get excited over all the blank pages of possibility. Don’t forget to fill in your birthday before giving it to them!

2017 "Planners Gonna Plan" Organizer by bloom daily planners

2017 "Planners Gonna Plan" Organizer by bloom daily planners: $15.95 on Amazon

2. Stress Balls

The end of the semester can be a rough time, so a stress ball is a perfect gift Plus, they're just really fun to play with. Help your beloved student work out a bit of their exam stress, and give them something to fidget with in class next semester. Nothing says, "I care," like giving them something to pulverize.

IsoFlex Stress Relief Ball: $5.81 on Amazon

IsoFlex Stress Relief Ball: $5.81 on Amazon

3. Emoji Erasers

Who doesn't smile everytime they see a perfectly placed emoji? From the crying laughing face to the face with heart eyes, these erasers are an adorable addition to anyone's backpack. Even if you're erasing a major mistake, at least you're doing it in a fun way.

Set of 18 Emoji Erasers: $16.45 on Amazon

Set of 18 Emoji Erasers: $16.45 on Amazon

4. "Why You're So Awesome" Fill in the Love Journal

Yeah, most students don't want to emerge from their books at the end of the semester just to be handed another one. Trust me, this one is different. In the "Why You're So Awesome" journal, you can fill in all of the personal things about the recipient that makes them awesome. This is one book they'll wish didn't end.

"Why You're So Awesome" Journal: $9.95 on Amazon

"Why You're So Awesome" Journal: $9.95 on Amazon

5. College Gear

Whether they're already in college or just starting to look at prospective schools, they'll appreciate a bit of college swag. Get them anything from a keychain to a sweatshirt: they'll love the fact that you got something special just for them.

College Gear

6. Syringe Highlighters

These highlighters are fun for anyone, but especially students interested in science or medicine. Studying and taking notes is always a little bit better when you're doing it with fun supplies, after all.

Syringe Highlighters in 6 colors: $6.99 on Amazon

Syringe Highlighters in 6 colors: $6.99 on Amazon

7. Adult Coloring Books

There's something majorly relaxing about coloring. Luckily, there are a lot more options out there than the kiddie coloring books you might have played with as children. Give your friend a coloring book that they can work on mindlessly as they unwind from the stress of the semester.

Amazing Swirls Coloring Book for Adults: $6.98 on Amazon

Amazing Swirls Coloring Book for Adults: $6.98 on Amazon

8. Personalized Travel Mug

This is a perfect gift for the coffee or tea drinking student in your life. While Starbucks sells a lot of great travel mugs around the holidays, take this gift to the next level by giving your friend a personalized photo travel mug. These mugs let you slip in a photo of your choosing, displaying it proudly through it's clear surface. For laughs, I recommend slipping in an embarrassing selfie.

PixMug Photo Travel Mug: $9.99 on Amazon

PixMug Photo Travel Mug: $9.99 on Amazon

9. Magnetic Poetry Kit: College Edition

You've probably seen refrigerators covered in those various magnetic words that you can rearrange into hysterical sentences. If your recipient in in college, or headed to college, give them a college set! They can deck out their mini-fridge with words like "dorm," "roommate," and of course, "pizza."

Magnetic Poetry Kit- College Edition: $12.95 on Amazon

Magnetic Poetry Kit- College Edition: $12.95 on Amazon

10. Winter Break Care Package

After final exams and general end of term chaos, help your friend relax with an ultimate winter break care package. Stock a basket or gift bag with their favorite things, from snack foods to candles to cozy socks. If you'd rather get a pre-made care package, you can go that route too! When they settle in on the couch with their care package and a Harry Potter marathon, they'll thank you.

Hot Cocoa & Cookies Holiday Care Package: $21.95 on Amazon

Hot Cocoa & Cookies Holiday Care Package: $21.95 on Amazon

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