Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for College Girls 2023

Here’s a list of the top 25 Christmas gifts for college girls that your student will actually love to receive!

College students can be so hard to buy for! They’re semi-adults, but still seem just like little kids around Christmas time.

Some of these Christmas gift choices are extravagant, some of these Christmas gifts are under $25, but all are tried and true choices.

Socks are great and all, but this Christmas gift list for 2022 is filled with all kinds of things that your student will love and use every day!

Four teenagers wearing snow gear in the snow waiting for their Christmas gifts for college kids.

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Warm and Snuggly Christmas Gifts For Your College Girl

If your student goes to school in a place with 4 seasons, they will need these for sure. My kids grew up in California, so they were super unprepared for winters in their college towns. Waterproof, insulated boots and a warm parka are must haves!

Eddie Bauer Women’s Lodge Down Parka

By now your college girl has finished her fall semester and winter has set in. This parka will keep her warm and dry all through the winter. My daughter and I both have this same Eddie Bauer parka and it truly makes walking in a winter wonderland so much cozier. The hood comes off and the pockets are flannel lined so even if you forget your gloves, your hands still stay warm. This well-made parka will last her for years.

Eddie Bauer Women's Lodge Down Parka, Black Regular S

Columbia Women’s Ice Maiden Insulated Snow Boot

These waterproof insulated snow boots will keep your college girl warm and stop her from slipping on the icy pavement. They’re super comfortable and come in lots of different colors.

Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II, Black/Columbia Grey, 8

Love Your Melon Beanie

Girls love these beanies and 50% of the profits go to charity to fight childhood cancer. All the caps are made in America, come in different colors and styles and also come with and without the pom on top.

Love Your Melon Beanie for Men & Women, Leather Pom Beanie Black, Winter Hats, Cool Beanies, Lined Knit Warm Thick Skully

Cozy Ugg Slippers

These fleece-lined slippers will keep her feet toasty and keep her bare feet off the gross dorm hallway and bathroom floors. They come in lots of cute colors too!

UGG Women's Coquette Chestnut Slipper - 8 B(M) US

Best Tech Christmas Gifts for College Girls

These Christmas gifts will keep your student connected, dialed in, and always on time for class. Well maybe they won’t guarantee that….but your college girl will love them!

Apple Watch

This Apple watch has everything your college girl wants and more. It has a period tracker, fitness tracker, heart rate tracker and more. She can listen to music, text, and call. And Its noise app alert can even tell her when that concert is just a little too loud… It comes in lots of colors and combos too.

Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch w/ Starlight Aluminum Case with Starlight Sport Band. Fitness Tracker, Blood Oxygen & ECG Apps, Always-On Retina Display, Water Resistant

Apple Airpods

These sleek little headphones turn on automatically when you put them in your ear and have their own little charging case. Comfortable and featuring noise cancellation, they work perfectly with other Apple products and your daughter can talk to Siri for hands-free safety.

Apple AirPods Pro

Roku Streaming Stick

Gather round the TV for some bonding time with their new dorm friends. The Roku streaming stick turns any television into an entertainment center. With the dorm room wireless, your student has access to tons of shows and movies on Netflix, hulu, Amazon prime and more.

Roku Streaming Stick 4K 2021 | Streaming Device 4K/HDR/Dolby Vision with Roku Voice Remote and TV Controls

Portable Photo Printer

This gift idea is perfect for printing out all those selfies and social media pics to hang up in their dorm room and share with their friends. It creates instant 4 x 6 snapshots that your girl can use anywhere.

HP Sprocket Studio Photo Printer – Personalize & Print, Water- Resistant 4x6" Pictures (3MP72A)

Smart Speaker

A device like this Amazon Echo can stream music, answer research questions, find out the weather, read the news, play podcasts, set an alarm, dim room lights, act as a speakerphone and more.

Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa | Glacier White

Portable Charger

I never wanted my kids to be stranded with a dead phone so they both have one of these tucked into their backpack. This portable charger is small enough to carry anywhere and strong enough to charge nearly any device multiple times. It’s definitely a must-have!

Anker PowerCore 20,100mAh Portable Charger Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output and PowerIQ Technology, External Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad & Samsung Galaxy & More (Black)

Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Speaker

Music is SO important to our kids. My daughter loves this speaker because it’s portable, waterproof and has a long battery life. This one was her choice because it has 360 degree sound AND it has a cool looking light show effect that changes with the music.

JBL Pulse 3 - Wireless Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker - Black

Noise Cancelling Headphones

At first glance, you may wonder why these are on the list when most kids have a set of earbuds in their pocket all the time. But these are more than just headphones. Great for studying, the noise cancellation blocks out all the external noise and distractions. And there are tons of distractions in the dorm room and even quiet places like the library.

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones - Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 22 Hours of Listening Time, Built-in Microphone - Matte Black (Latest Model)

More Super Cool Christmas Gifts for College Girls

These gifts are things you may not have thought of: from personal care items to items that help the environment, these are favorites of college girls everywhere.

Weighted Blanket

College can be stressful and even the most together kid can get anxious. These weighted blankets are proven to help you relax. I like this one because you can slip it inside any duvet cover you like. When you buy one make sure to read the description since the weight of the blanket is related to the weight of the user

YnM Weighted Blanket — Heavy 100% Oeko-Tex Certified Cotton Material with Premium Glass Beads (Dark Grey, 48''x72'' 15lbs), Suit for One Person(~140lb) Use on Twin/Full Bed …

Luna Facial Cleansing Brush

This futuristic little gizmo gives your student clean skin in just one minute. It comes in a range of colors and can be recharged with a USB cable so you don’t have to worry about running out of batteries or using an outlet in a shared bathroom. It’s waterproof and has a built-in timer. Great for boys who care about their skin too!

FOREO LUNA 3 Smart Silicone Facial Cleansing and Firming Massage Brush for Spa at Home, Sensitive Skin

Yeti Insulated Tumbler

These insulated cups are my favorites because they work for hot or cold drinks, AND you can put them in the dishwasher. My kids are becoming so eco-aware that they always carry their own cup and skip the Starbucks throwaway ones. It has a smaller base than most cups so it fits in most cup holders too.

YETI Rambler 20 oz Travel Mug, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with Stronghold Lid, Seafoam

A Sweet and Dainty Necklace

Dogeared makes the cutest dainty sentimental necklaces I’ve seen at a great price. If you’re looking for a sentimental gift for your daughter, you’ve found it. They have a ton of designs so one is bound to be perfect for your college girl. Dogeared also has great customer service – they replaced a necklace my daughter accidentally yanked off and broke. Favorite necklace replaced = happy girl!

Dogeared You are Mighty, Pyramid Necklace Silver One Size

Tile Mate Finder Gadget

If your kids are anything like mine, they are always losing their stuff. This Tile Mate is a cool little gadget you can put on anything you want to be able to easily find like car keys, charging cable, or anything you want to keep track of. Using the phone app, you can quickly find your item. Can’t find your phone? You can use one of the tiles to find it too.

Tile Mate (2022) 1-Pack.Black. Bluetooth Tracker, Keys Finder and Item Locator for Keys, Bags and More; Up to 250 ft. Range. Water-Resistant. Phone Finder. iOS and Android Compatible.

One Night Ultimate Werewolf Game

The object of One Night Ultimate Werewolf is to find out who is secretly the werewolf. This super fun game can be played by up to 10 friends, and has an app that guides you through the game. Each round only takes about 10 minutes, so it’s perfect for a quick study break.

Bezier board Games One Night Ultimate Werewolf Black

Bags, Suitcases, Wallets and More Perfect Gifts for Girls

I remember getting my first really nice leather wallet – I felt so grown up. Kids these days seem so much more sophisticated, but they still love getting a quality suitcase, beautiful leather wallet or other travel accessories.

Classic Leather Wallet

This zippered wallet is my daughter’s favorite. It comes in a ton of pretty colors and is well designed with an ID window, multiple card and cash pockets and even has a zippered coin purse. It’s sleek and sophisticated looking to boot.

Kate Spade leila large continental pebbled leather wallet

If your daughter is off at a school where sports are a big deal, she’ll need one of these bags that meet all bag restriction guidelines. NCAA games, concerts and music festivals are all starting to require these for safety reasons.

Clear Messenger Bag for Games and Concerts

Vorspack Clear Bag Stadium Approved Clear Concert Purse with Inner Pocket

North Face Backpack

This backpack is super popular on campus and is sized just right for women. It has a padded laptop sleeve and plenty of pockets for keys, glasses, and water bottle. It also comes in about a zillion cool colors so it’s easy to find just the perfect backpack for your daughter. It looks pricy but when you think your girl will be using this day in and day out for at least 4 years, it’s a great investment.

The North Face Women's Recon, Minimal Grey Dark Heather/Graphite Purple, One Size

Carry on Luggage with Spinner Wheels

Make sure to get one with spinner wheels. It makes navigating an airport laden down by backpacks and carry-ons so much easier. Pick a color that’s easy to spot on the carousel for when they decide to check their luggage. This one only weighs 7 pounds, has a TSA approved lock, meets the required TSA dimensions and has a 10-year warranty.

Amazon Basics 21-Inch Hardside Spinner, Navy Blue

A Grown Up Toiletry Bag

Isn’t it about time for a nicer toiletry bag? This is a perfect gift for a college student and will serve them well through years of travel. It’s waterproof so if something leaks, it won’t ruin anything else in her suitcase. It has a hook so she can hang it up and lots of great storage compartments.

Bago Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag For Women and Men - Large Waterproof Bathroom Shower Bag - Multiple Compartments and Inner Organization (Pink)

A Sweet Little Backpack Sized Wallet

This sweet little wallet is the perfect size to toss in a backpack or grab on the way out the door. It comes in pretty colors, is leather and comes with a sweet little heart charm and tassel. Just the right size for a student ID, driver’s license and ATM card.

Lavemi Womens Leather Wallet Small Compact RFID Blocking Credit Card Case Purse with Zipper Pocket(Peacock Green)

A Weekend Bag For a Quick Trip Home

This genius little bag has a sleeve on the side that slides right over her wheeled luggage handle, making it easier to tote all her stuff to the airport or train. Just the right size for a quick overnight trip or she can use it as a carry-on duffle bag.

Women Ladies Canvas Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Tote Duffel in Trolley Handle (Blue Stripe)

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