I’m a person who loves to shop for holiday gifts. Buying gifts for others brings me great joy and it’s one of my favorite things to do!
With the holiday season just around the corner, I’m sharing my guide for holidays gifts for the graduate students on your holiday gifts list!
As a current graduate student, I know that I’m focusing my holiday gifts wish list this year on items that are practical, functional and fun.
Here are 10 holiday gifts for graduate students that are friendly to any budget, style and will put a smile on your favorite graduate student’s face when they open it!
HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE LOVER OF THE FINER THINGS:
Crockpot: It’s so easy to get caught in the take-out/carry-out routine when you are a graduate student. A crockpot which comes in a variety of sizes and is easy to use. Throw in some ingredients in the morning, turn it on and dinner is ready by the time class ends.
Tepi Natural Throw: Everyone needs a comfortable and warm throw blanket. Perfect a low key night in cuddling on the couch with take out and a movie. This gift is a fabulous and cozy addition to any dorm or apartment.
Bodum Chambord 34 Ounce French Press: Late night study sessions and early mornings call for coffee! A French Press makes a great cup (or two) of coffee and easily fits into any sized kitchen.
Proof Laptop Messenger Bag: Graduate students have a lot of items to carry around; books, laptop, keys, snacks. I own this awesome messenger bag myself. It’s durable, practical, neutral and a perfect addition to any grad student accessories wardrobe.
HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT:
Moleskin Blank book: As a blogger and a writer, I have quite a collection of blank books and journals. This gift is also practical as graduate school work involves a lot of writing and in order to be a better writer, you have to write.
The New York Times: 36 Hours 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada: Often people move to new places to go to graduate school, this best selling book is the perfect guide to a 36 hour adventure!
HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR THE PRACTICAL STUDENT:
Apple iTunes Gift Cards: My fellow grad students and I are always looking for new study music or fun apps when our brain needs a break. You can get these just about anywhere and they make a great stocking stuffer too!
Netflix: One of the things many students have to sacrifice is a 100+ channel cable subscription. A Netflix subscription is a budget friendly alternative for any graduate student. Also, they can watch their favorite shows and movies as much as they want!
SpaFinder GiftCard: Attending grad school can be stressful! Long hours studying, late nights and early mornings can be tough on the body! What better gift for the graduate student in your life than a day at the spa!
And finally, rolls of quarters. Most graduate student living situations require coin operated laundry and it can be easy to forget to have some on hand.
I’ll know I’ll be asking Santa for some of these items!
What graduate student holiday gifts are on your list?