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25 Practical Gifts That Will Make College Boys Go Crazy!
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Back to school season is an exciting time for kids of all ages, especially for those that are heading off to college for the very first time this year.
If you are wondering about what to get your special guy as he leaves the nest to venture out into the real world, here is a great list of 25 of the best gift ideas for the college boys in your life.
Whether he is your nephew, godson, or family member, he’ll be sure to love any of these practically awesome yet affordable gifts below.
Of course, I did not forget about the ladies too. If you’re curious about what to buy her, you can read more about the best gift ideas for college girls here.
No need to lug around a heavy laptop when this Apple iPad only takes up 1.03 pounds of inside your backpack. It’s a great option to tote along so you can take notes while you’re in class, especially if you type faster than you write. Tip: Hit the microphone icon inside your settings or simply ask Siri to turn on your speak text feature and record your notes if you don’t want to type it all out and miss anything important on the next pop quiz.
Visual learners can all agree that these colorful little pieces of paper are the key to helping us learn concepts quickly and easily whenever we need to prepare for those awful quizzes & exams. Good ol’ post-it notes in all the colors will help jog your memory.
There’s just nothing like a cup of hot soup to warm you up, especially on a cold rainy day. Or better yet, just tote along some hot coffee or hot chocolate to keep the cold at bay.
This thing is so cool because it can be folded up to fit into small spaces, like an elevator, when there are just no bike racks available. This folding bike is a life-saver especially when you are attending a large university trying to navigate your way around campus to get to your classes on time.
You can rest assured that this heavy-duty stainless steel bike chain lock will keep your folding bike safe outside on the rack when you can’t take it inside to class.
Protect yourself from the elements with this versatile yet stylish lightweight black jacket with hoodie. No fluff no mess and works well for just about anywhere.
Stay warm and dry with these no show moisture-wicking socks. Consider these your all-weather footgear for all four seasons because they look just as good as they perform and you’ll never want to take them off, but you should though because showers are important.
Ok, this might be a little far fetched for you right now but hear me out, ok? Can you say, interviews? Or how about internship? And then offer, then acceptance, and maybe if you hustle and heart it out, even corner office in a few years? You get the idea! 🙂
9. Portable Charger RAVPower 10000mAh Power Bank, Ultra-Compact Battery Pack with 3.4A Output, High-Speed Charging, Dual iSmart 2.0 USB Ports, Portable Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad and More [Updated]
This is a must-have for where ever you decide to go. Even though there are plenty of places for you to charge your devices nowadays, the boonies still exists.
This silicone water is super cool! It is lightweight, leak-proof, and it folds up nicely to be stored anywhere you want it.
This is just cool and mostly self-explanatory because who doesn’t love Captain America. Will totally understand and won’t fault you whatsoever if you chose Iron Man instead, he’s uber cool too.
Your usual cup of morning joe is not going to cut it and it certainly won’t sustain you very well for your long day of classes ahead. So keep this next to your coffee mug and make it part of your daily morning habit because diet and nutrition is important, a multivitamin every day is a must.
13. College Laptop Backpack Water Resistant Anti-Theft Bag with USB Charging Port and Lock 14/15.6 Inch Computer Business Backpacks for Women Men School Student, Bookbag Casual Hiking Travel Daypack Gift
This backpack is not for the faint of heart, it has everything you can ever want or need if you ever decide to just wing it one day and live on the open road. Heck, you’re in college, you’re pretty much going to be living out of your backpack anyway.
Let me reiterate that showers are important, thus enter these sandals. 🙂 Back in my day, college boys were wearing socks and sandals everywhere. Not sure if that’s still a trend, but these would be perfect for reviving it!
Make on-the-go meals super fast with this good-looking microwave and “cook” all of your meals in under 3 minutes without having to wash a single pan. Now that’s what I call easy living! 🙂
Ugh, laundry! It is the bane of my existence. Tip: Toss all of your dirty clothes in here and take it to a local drop-off and pick up friendly laundromat where they will wash it, dry it, and fold it for you for cheaper than you’d do it yourself. I used to fill up a large 13 gallon sized garbage bag and take it to my favorite laundromat to have them do my laundry twice a month for under $3. Yes, they actually do exists in the US and they are glorious! 🙂
Two words, communal showers. This shower caddy along with the sandals from #14 are a daily necessity for survival in college bathrooms. You’re welcome. 🙂
Do you really have to buy physical textbooks anymore? Nowadays, you can just download your “textbooks” for all of your classes and read them on your devices from anywhere you want.
This is the perfect way to listen to podcasts, lectures, or music while you are working out or going out and about without missing anything.
20. Vremi Single Cup Coffee Maker – Includes 14 Ounce Travel Coffee Mug and Reusable Filter – Personal 1 Cup Drip Coffee Maker to Brew Ground Beans – Black and Silver Single Serve One Cup Coffee Dripper
Save yourself from much-needed moolah by making your own coffee from home instead of going to the coffee shop to study. This 1 cup coffee maker is the perfect size and portion for your toteable mug.
Need something quick but can’t run to the store to get it because you don’t have a car and your bike has no storage? Get an Amazon Prime student subscription and have it delivered straight to your dorm in as little as a couple of days.
What do you get when you have a dorm room full of college boys? Odor! lol Keep that fresh air a flowing with the hepa air purifier.
This is a daily reminder when you have your usual tea, coffee, or another favorite concoction of your daily energy drink that you are, indeed, very awesome.
As if the mug wasn’t enough of a reminder for you. These motivational posters can serve as a decorative reminder keep you pumped up. Yes, you are quite awesome and you won’t get tired of hearing it, not at all.
An awesome college dude like you deserves to be comfortable. Get your handsome sleep on with these soft and comfy extra-long sheets and slay your day in the best possible way! 🙂
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