Student Life

Top 22 Cool Items for Students

Check out this list of cool items any high school or college student can use.

Shawna Newman

November 17, 2022

Top 22 Cool Items for Students
Students want these gifts!
Whether you’re looking for end-of-year gift ideas for friends, or for holiday or Christmas gift ideas for students, you’ll want to consider gifting the coolest gift of 2022. From technology to must-haves for a student room or dorm room—before you visit the store or do your online shopping, check out this student wish list for 2022.

Top Items for Students

As the year wraps up, many students realize there are a lot of items they could really use. We’ve broken this student gift list into categories to help you find the perfect gift.

Technology Gift Ideas for Students

Technology and gadgets change every year. Just as you can have a smart home, you can have a smart study space. AirPods With Airpods, you can listen to music, and podcasts hands-free while walking through the halls or across campus. Get your Airpod case engraved so you and your roommate or best friend don’t mix them up. Bluetooth Speaker Relaxing and listening to music is a form of self-care -- be sure you have the audio tools you need to focus, relax or get pumped up! Noise Canceling Headphones There will come a time this year when you need to drown out your roommate, friends, or people nearby while trying to focus. That’s when some noise-canceling headphones will come in handy. Because it’s not always convenient or practical to pack up and study elsewhere or ask someone to leave. Portable Power Bank You never know where you’ll be when your phone runs out of battery – especially in college, when you’re constantly on the go. You’d be wise to purchase a backup charger to always keep it with you. It’s compatible with most devices, but make sure that it fits yours before purchasing - just in case. Bluetooth 3-in-1 Keyboard and Organizer with Tablet Stand Eliminate desk clutter with this multi-purpose keyboard that can hook up to your desktop, tablet, or phone.

Room Décor, Dorm Room Gift Ideas

Clutter makes it harder to study. Organize your room before classes start to set yourself up for a successful semester. Sunset Light With fewer hours of daylight, it helps to have ambient lighting in your room. This type of lighting can be used to mimic a sunset or to help students create videos. Bed Risers Whether you’re in a dorm room, apartment, or still a high school student living at home, bed risers are a lifesaver because they allow you to store off-season clothing out of view. These fit most extra-long twin and full-size beds, too. Underbed Storage Store all your extra blankets and shoes under the bed in these easily accessible pull-out chests. To make it even easier on yourself, use bed risers to double your storage capacity.
Style Station Organizer Save counter and desk space with this style station organizer. Weighted Blanket Quality sleep is SO IMPORTANT as a student. Whether you are concerned about homesickness as a college student away from home, test anxiety or general stress, you can sleep better with a weighted blanket. This blanket is portable and can even be washed with its removable cover. Non-Slip Hangers You’ll find you have tons of extra space when you use these ultra-skinny hangers. Plus, they're velvet, meaning your clothes won't be slipping off and falling on the floor. Storage Ottoman When you’re limited on space, the key rule to follow is to find dual-purpose items whenever you can. That’s why a storage ottoman is perfect for just that reason. You can use it as a footstool, a table and to tuck away any items you may like to store inside. Talk about multi-tasking – this is one impressive little ottoman! School Spirit Decals Show your school spirit with decals that celebrate your school team. The decals will easily come off post-season. Dry Erase Wall Decals You can finally color the walls thanks to these dry erase wall decals! They look cool and will serve some important – and fun – purposes. Write yourself inspirational notes and reminders. Photo Clip String Lights Make your college memories look like magic with a Photo Clip String Light. This fun wall décor will add ambiance as well as keep track of your growing friendships. Relaxing Aromatherapy Neck Pillow Take time after your study sessions to pamper yourself. Try this Microwavable or cooling next wrap to give yourself some much-needed relaxation. Clip-On Mini Fan You may not have temperature control in your dorm room and if your dorm is in the Midwest or southern states, late spring or early fall can feel warm. Circulate some air and cool off with this mini fan. Ergonomic Laptop Riser As many students find themselves studying at home or finally returning to their college campuses, it's no surprise this office enhancement is currently number one on Amazon's best sellers list. This gadget has five stars and more than 12,000 reviews!

Cooking Tools for Students

Microwavable S’Mores Maker It is going to happen—you will have a late-night study session where snacks are needed. Everyone should have one of these—no additional explanation necessary. Keep it a healthier snack by using dark chocolate with a few almonds?! Coffee Maker Save money by making your coffee at home or in your dorm. fuss with a bulky coffee pot! Purchase a single cup mini brewer so you don’t have to make space for a bulky coffee pot. Mini Instant Pot Cook dinner fast, even in a small room. This gift will help to feed your graduate for many years to come. They can use the slow cooker to make rice, yogurt and casserole. Soon-to-be college students need to be sure these are allowed in on-campus housing or dorms.

More Student Gift Ideas

This category is for all those gift ideas, tools or resources that may come in handy. Insulated Water Bottle Water bottles are a must. They help save the environment by eliminating plastics and keep you hydrated throughout the day so you can stay alert. It is worth the extra money to buy an insulated water bottle, so you drink stays the temperature you want, longer. Gift Cards For the parents or family members asking how they can help you prepare for school, you may consider asking for gift cards. You can use gift cards all year long! If they want to give you something specific with the freedom to choose for yourself, ask for a themed gift card. This could be food or food delivery gift cards, gift cards for gamers, make-up gift cards, or even personalized Visa gift cards. Cactus Dryer Balls Laundry just got cute with stylish dryer balls, which also happen to be useful.

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