Do you have a family member or friend that’s headed off to college soon? Want to give them something useful that’ll make their next phase in life less stressful? Here are some gifts for college freshmen that they’ll definitely put to good use!
Without my microwave, I would’ve died in college. Everything from hot pockets to leftover pizza went through my microwave at some point. I foolishly went through my first semester without one and realized how much I took this essential item for granted. This is a must have for any student that’s not exactly a master chef just yet. Not only are they guaranteed to put this gift to good use but they’ll also probably still use it after their college career. This is one of the best gifts for college freshmen!
This is another item that helped me survive college. Sure the campus library had countless computers, but when it’s midnight and you’ve got 3,500-word paper due in the morning, the convenience of having a laptop must not be understated. Not only will it be useful for college work but you’ll be able to use it for plenty of entertainment purposes. From gaming to Youtube, a laptop is a must for any and every college student.
Who doesn’t love Pop-Tarts? And while you can microwave them, it just doesn’t taste the same as toasting them. And of course, you can always just toast regular bread! Regardless, your future college student will be thankful for this gift.
Now I’m not saying that your future student needs a 50 inch 4k tv, but they’ll be thankful just to have any television. Are they a gamer that needs an upgrade their tiny tv? Why not surprise them before they head off to college? After long nights of studying, your future college student will appreciate being able to unwind by watching their favorite shows on that brand new tv. This is one of our favorite gifts for college freshmen!
Any Streaming Device.
From the Amazon Fire Stick to the Roku, any one of these streaming devices will definitely be useful to your college student. They’ll be able to use all the popular streaming apps such as Netflix and Hulu. Not only that but countless other apps will be at their fingertips. Chances are that these devices will be utilized by your college student for quite a while to keep them in mind when gift shopping!
Is your future college student a music addict that’s always blasting the newest songs? Why not get them a Spotify subscription? They’ll be able to access millions of songs offline and online from their phone and computer! Spotify also has a deal where students receive the premium version of their service for as low as $5. It was a sad day when I realized that I was no longer eligible for this deal once I graduated, but your future college student will get to experience this amazing deal!
Any Gaming Console.
Even if your future college student isn’t the hugest gamer in the world, they’ll be able to utilize countless apps on their gaming console. I’d personally recommend the PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, but no matter your decision, any modern college student will put their console to good use. After studying for hours on end, it’s nice to escape reality into the various gaming worlds out there. Another plus about getting your future college student a gaming system is that most are fairly cheap now. Instead of spending upwards of $400 on a system, you can usually find one for around $200 at most retail stores. However, I’m mainly talking about the base models of these gaming systems and not the ultra 4k versions of the current generation consoles. Regardless, this gift will definitely bring joy to your future college student.