Everyone loves the holidays, especially college students. So it’s time for you to prepare some gifts for college students.
GUEST POST | This is the time of year where college students come home to take a break from everything college-related. No more all-nighters, no more final exams, and no more early morning courses (at least until the Spring semester starts). College is stressful, and sometimes students need a pick-me-up to remind them that they’re fantastic.
If you’re looking to make a difference in someone’s life, helping a college student is a great place to start. Students are overwhelmed continuously with balancing internships, courses, part-time or full-time jobs, extracurricular activities, and personal lives. Giving them a thoughtful or useful tech present to take back to their dorms and campus apartments is one of the best things you can do for them.
As a student, I always appreciated it when my parents brought me my first camera. I was ecstatic. I still have that camera to this day!. From my experience, I can tell you that the list below is a great place to start shopping for tech gifts for college students.
The Best Tech Gifts For College Students This Holiday Season
Laptops give students the flexibility to do their homework and assignments anywhere. When living in the dorms or sharing an apartment, the students won’t always have access to a quiet environment where they can focus. The library might be packed or closed, and the computer lounge may be filled with talkative students.
Having a laptop allows the student to confine themselves and focus on their work without any distractions. The list below highlights the best and most recommended laptops for college students.
- Apple MacBook Air
- HP Lenovo
- Google Chromebook
- A 2-in-1 Laptop
- Dell Inspiron
You cannot go wrong with a premium subscription. Though you have to pay monthly or yearly, it’s perfect for ensuring that your student has access to the best benefits a website can offer. This ranges from the best prices and products to access to specific software offers. With a premium subscription, your college students get to learn, utilize, and take advantage of a few extra bonuses that come with the price.
Here are some premium subscriptions that you can buy your student.
- Adobe Creative Suite ($19.99 a month)
- Canva Pro ($12.95 a month)
- Microsoft 365 (Free with .edu email)
- Grammarly Premium ($139.95 for the annual plan)
- Zoom Pro–for small teams ($149.90 annually)
- Amazon Prime Subscription
If your student is a photography pro or just loves taking pictures, these cameras are perfect. Most cameras are simple to use or come with an easy to read guide, making it the perfect tech gift for anyone. If photography is their hobby, then I guarantee that they’ll love these camera options.
- Polaroid Camera + Film
- Canon EOS Rebel T7
- Nikon Coolpix B500
- Canon Powershot SX270
- Sony Handycam CX405
A smart TV is a perfect gift for that student returning back to their dorms. It’s great for helping them stay up to date with news, sports, and their favorite prime time television programs. Since they’re in college, you don’t have to worry about a cable. A smart TV lets them access all those channels at a lower price.
Here are some of the best smart Tv’s for students
- Westinghouse 24” HD Smart Roku TV
- Toshiba 32” Class LED HD Smart FireTV Edition TV
- Insignia™ – 32” Class LED HD Smart Fire TV Edition TV
- Samsung – 43″ Class 7 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV
- VIZIO – 40″ Class D-Series LED Full HD SmartCast TV
Other Notable Mentions
While laptops, online subscriptions, cameras, and televisions are all great tech gifts for college students, they’re not the only thing you can buy.
Here are some notable mentions for great tech gifts
- Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
- Portable Charger
- Polaroid Printer
- Drawing Tablet
- 10-Foot Charger
- Amazon Echo Dot
- Google Nest Mini
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE TECH GIFTS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS? DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS ONE OF THESE ITEMS?
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Seriah Sargenton is a lifestyle blogger and digital marketing graduate student from NYC. She spends her free time binge-watching Law & Order SVU and reading online fantasies. She shares personal stories and tips, tricks, and blogging advice on her blog, Riyah Speaks. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.