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25 Back-To-School Gifts College Students Will Actually Use


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It’s back-to-school season, and if you have a child in your life that’s headed off college, you’re likely racking your brain trying to figure out everything they’ll need to have before you send them on their way. After all, college can be stressful, and finding the perfect gifts to get them started off on the right foot for all the big changes coming their way makes a pretty sweet send-off. 

The only problem? Sometimes, there’s not a whole lot of overlap between the things you think they’ll need and the things they’ll actually use. To ensure your money doesn’t go to waste, it’s best to have an in on the most-coveted items around in addition to the most practical. So, what kind of back-to-school gifts are college kids wanting this year?  

Gifts for College Students

Best Back-to-School Gifts for College Students

When it comes to today’s youth, tech is king, so you’ll want to make sure they’re up to date on all the latest gadgets and electronics, from iPads and speakers to TVs and chargers. 

There’s also plenty to be said for those creature comforts they might otherwise miss having from home, such as clean sheets, blankets, and kitchenware that makes cleanup a cinch. 

From the latest in back-to-school tech and must-have dorm supplies to kitchenware essentials and furniture, the gift options for college kids are truly endless, but we’re narrowed into into a handy list of 25 top products you’ll feel great about giving. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST’s picks for the best back-to-school gifts your college-bound kiddo is sure to love. 

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