40 Stocking Stuffers For College Students

Candy and gift cards are always safe bets when you don’t know what to give. They’re popular and practical even if they’re old-fashioned.

When it comes to finding fabulous gift ideas for stocking stuffers, there is still more work to be done…

Because college students are in the middle of a transitional phase of their lives, it’s weird to shop for them. Finding the right stocking stuffers for teens can be a challenge: it’s hard to know what they will appreciate.

It is not uncommon to receive a non-helpful response, even if you ask.

Before we see the list of stocking stuffers for college students, below is a table of content that shows you what you will find in this article.

What is a stocking stuffer?

A stocking stuffer (or a stocking filler) is a gift that fits inside a stocking.

When Western children go to bed on Christmas Eve, they get their stockings filled between Christmas eve and Christmas morning.

The punishment will depend on how good they have been, with the threat that if they misbehave, they will receive nothing but a piece of coal.

Santa and his elves may create spinning tops, puzzles, and other wooden toys in their workshops, as well as making things by hand or with homemade materials for stocking stuffers.

In order to fit in the stocking, the gift must be small, but many people have an extra Santa gift that won’t fit in the stocking or will just purchase a large sack to hold the gift.

The holiday season is filled with various gifts that children can receive as entertainment before their parents awaken or during breakfast preparations besides oranges and coins for stockings.

As a result, coloring pens, puzzles, chocolates, and books tend to be popular choices.

Simple stocking stuffers can include new socks, pants, a new toothbrush, a bubble bath, or a flannel.

The fact that these things would need to be purchased at some point anyway makes them perfect stocking stuffers since they do not add too much to the cost.

Things you put in a stocking are called stocking stuffers. You can use anything from a satsuma to a tablet as stocking stuffers.

Why do we hang Christmas stockings?

Christmas stockings are a tradition that comes from Saint Nicholas. Some girls who wanted to get married received gold coins from him in a stocking hanging from their chimneys as a wedding gift.

There are stories about him leaving oranges in a stocking. There are no written records regarding the origins of the Christmas stocking tradition, which makes it difficult to know where the tradition originated.

How much do you spend on stocking stuffers?

You can usually buy good stocking stuffers for $5-$15. A $20-$35 gift may take up a lot of space, while a few smaller gifts might be balanced out with crystals or essential oils, for example.

40 Stocking Stuffers for College Students

You know that in college it is risky to take several small items that can destroy your reputation, so you are much more cautious when preparing your shopping list. There are a lot of things you can get for college students, but these stocking stuffers work well. The list includes:

1. Hydro Flask Water Bottle

For long school days, Hydro Flask water bottles keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours. It has tremendous appeal to college students and parents alike.

2. Curling Wand

Curling wands make curling hair easy and effective. This curling wand allows you to create beautiful beach waves with ten different heat settings.

3. Earbuds

I think these earbuds would make a great gift for teens under $100 as they are the best under $100. The waterproof, noise-blocking headphones last 30 hours after charging and block out 80% of outside noise.

4. OOMBRA Bra

Developed by a pediatrician for her young patients, this comfortable bra will make swimming time easier for your daughter. It is available in various colours and prints, featuring six sizes and two strap styles, the OOMBRA is available in six different styles. Underwear, socks, t-shirts, bras are all practical stocking stuffers.

5. Bluetooth Speaker

A Bluetooth speaker like this one is well-priced and gets excellent reviews. The battery runs for more than 10 hours despite its short run time. Your teen’s favorite musicians and their favorite music would make great conversation topics during the holidays.

6. Lokai Bracelets

In addition to featuring simple yet beautiful earrings on our list, reading the founder’s story and seeing how many bracelets he has made to help worthy charities has even further increased our excitement about featuring them..

7. Hair Clip

College girls and teens enjoy hair clips because they are easy and convenient to use. These clips make excellent stocking stuffers because of their length.

8. Portable Battery Charger

Portable chargers are essential for people on the go. With this slim and lightweight portable charger, you can charge almost any smartphone or tablet.

9. Phone Holder for Bike

Your bike-riding teens will love the Vibrelli phone mount as a stocking stuffer or a small gift.

10. Left Center Right

As a stocking stuffer, your teenager will enjoy opening and playing with a game throughout the holidays. It’s no secret that Left, Center, Right is extremely popular.

11. Phone Pocket

This lycra pocket adheres to phones and is a perfect way to store cards or a few bills, eliminating the need for a bulky wallet. Comes in a pack of 2.

12. Leather Driving Gloves

It’s difficult to find the cold-weather gear that our teens will wear even if they’re freezing! These gloves are made from real leather and have a soft fleece lining. They are well-priced and are pretty perfect for stocking stuffers.

13. Engraved Letter Necklace

Our recommendation for your daughter is to include this delicate and well-priced necklace in her Christmas stocking. It has a single engraved letter and is just the right amount of personalization. In addition to being made of gold-plated brass, it comes with pave cubic zirconia. What a great gift this would make.

14. Reusable Coffee Cup

As an example, consider the millions of Starbucks coffee cups discarded every day. Now think how much better it would be for the environment if these cups and mugs were recycled. Available in a variety of colours and sizes, they are all dishwasher safe. These make excellent gifts.

15. Hedgehog Reusable Dryer Balls

By adding these delightful hedgehogs to the dryer, you’ll reduce static and eliminate wrinkles.

16. Birdie Personal Alarm

When activated, it will sound a very loud siren and strobe light. It can be clipped to a backpack or keychain. After 40 hours of continuous usage, the batteries of the audible alarm and the light can be replaced. There are five colours to choose from.

17. Pura Vida Bracelets

It’s easy to find designs in your daughter’s favourite colors, including the school colors, from artisans around the world who make these trendy bracelets. Pura Vida has a plethora of cute jewellery pieces on its website, so browse around to find the perfect piece for your teenager.

In the past three years, Pura Vida has contributed over $3.8 million to non-profits through sales of its charity collection.

18. Allbirds Socks

Whenever your kiddos wear their socks, they will think of you whenever they wear them since socks are always some of the best stocking stuffers. You can choose from no-show socks for men and women as well as tube socks in other colours and styles.

Your teen will never wear socks like this again because they’re made from eucalyptus fibre and ZQ Merino wool.

19. Essential Oil Bath Bombs

A gift like this will be especially appreciated by college daughters who, if they’ve been using the shared showers at school, will be happy to have a chance to take a real bath at home. There are nine essential oils in each: lavender, rose, grapefruit, tea tree, peppermint, chamomile, rosemary, lemon, frankincense, cinnamon, jasmine, and sweet orange

20. Frother

If your teen uses this handy frother to finish off their coffee or hot cocoa, they can make their own customized hot drink at home rather than heading to Starbucks for something more expensive. Because of the thin shape and utility of this device, it makes a wonderful stocking stuffer.

21. Lip “Sleeping Mask”

This overnight lip treatment is packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants that leave lips clear and soft. You can select from berry, grapefruit, vanilla, or apple-lime flavors.

22. Journaling Pens

Discovering a new rainbow pack of pens in a stocking on Christmas morning will be a thrill for any of your artistic teens who love to journal.

23. Tile Pro

Tile tracking devices are trusted by our sons to find their keys every time they leave the house. They will never lose their keys again. These devices are waterproof and operate in 400-foot ranges. A battery can be replaced every year.

24. Mario Badescu Facial Mist

This is a must-have for many teen girls who prefer to mist their faces rather than use a heavier moisturizer.

25. Apple AirPods Case Cover

Are your kids getting Apple AirPods Pros for their big holiday gift this year? Consider one of these inexpensive silicone covers that will help protect this expensive bit of tech from scratches and damage.

26. Stainless Steel Straws

In the same way as plastic water bottles, plastic straws are a source of waste and pollution. Using these reusable straws, you’ll be able to use them several times without having to throw them away.

27. Question-a-Day Journal

This journal will allow your thoughtful teen to record five years of their life by answering just one question per day.

28. Moleskin Limited Edition Harry Potter Notebook

Moleskin makes wonderful notebooks and the limited edition ones, like this Harry Potter notebook, make perfect stocking stuffers.

29. Jack Black Lip Balm

We love these lip balms because they have SPF 25 and an assortment of great scents. These are wildly popular cosmetics for guys (but also great for everyone) and they also have a number of gift sets and other products that would make great stocking stuffers.

30. Dino Cell Phone Holder

You can FaceTime with your teen using this adorable mini dino to rest their cell phone! Teens don’t have to hold their phones upright in order to FaceTime. You can hang the dino vertically or horizontally, and you can choose from a dozen different colors.

31. Sugar Lip Balm

We adore Sugar’s makeup products and this luscious lip gloss in Rose has an SPF of 15 to make it irresistible. G&F recommends this purchase for teenage girls.

32. Pura Vida Bracelets

It’s easy to find designs in your daughter’s favourite colors, including the school colors, from artisans around the world who make these trendy bracelets. Pura Vida has a plethora of cute jewellery pieces on its website, so browse around to find the perfect piece for your teenager.

Pura Vida has donated over $3.8 million to 200+ non-profits through sales of its charity collection.

33. Carhartt Watch Hat

These versatile acrylic unisex beanie hats come in dozens of colours and are perfect to keep in a pocket of a jacket for those truly frigid days ahead.

34. Field Notes Memo Books: National Park Series

If your teen prefers paper and pen as a way to stay organized when taking notes, here is a trendy brand with loads of different styles to pop in their stocking. We are kind of in love with this National Park Series with iconic covers representing 18 parks.

35. Paper Airplane Book

Lined notepaper was once used to make paper aeroplanes. You can fold and release 69 planes in this slender book. Putting together and flying your little planes over Christmas was a wonderful, nostalgic experience.

36. Taco, Goat, Cheese Pizza Card Game

This super-popular card game is easy to learn and can be played in just 10-15 minutes. How can anyone pass up this game if only to find out how “taco, goat, cheese pizza” are related???

37. Hand Warmers

On days when your teen has to trudge through the snow to get to class while living in a cold climate, it will be a little bit of a luxury for them to slip on gloves or boots.

38. Avocado Slicer

With this all-in-one tool, your avocado-loving teens can split, slice, and pit avocados.

39. Burt’s Bees Gift Set

There is no denying that Burt’s Bees products are widely popular, and we think these three items – body lotion, hand cream, and lip balm – are gifts that anyone would enjoy receiving.

40. Mini Notepad Eye Shadows

That would make a great makeup gift for your daughter whether she is traveling or staying at home. Eight different shades to choose from.

FAQ

Do you wrap stocking fillers?

Use normal wrapping paper or newspaper to wrap up the stocking items. The scrap pieces of wrapping paper leftover from wrapping large gifts are great for wrapping stocking stuffers.

What is the most common stocking stuffer?

The most popular stocking stuffer is most likely candy. Who doesn’t like it? While any kind of candy is likely to be appreciated, tradition dictates you purchase the holiday-themed and specially decorated candies confectioners produce every year.

Conclusion

Stocking stuffers for college students always come in handy as they either help you remember fond memories of their life, or connect better with people within their new environment; a few people say not to a Bluetooth speaker box.

However, it’s vital to always carry the most essential items in your journey to college

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