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15 Awesome Christmas Gift Ideas for College Guys

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If we’re being honest, guys just heading out to college may not fully realize what it is they may need for dorm life. Or life, in general – but they’re trying! Are you looking for Christmas gifts for college guys?

And you can help them out by checking out this list of 15 Christmas gift ideas for your college guy to help go back next semester ready to learn and feeling great!

From the bookworm to the sporty guy to the one who just really wants to listen to music 24/7, there’s something for your guy on this list!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Guys:

1. Echo Dot with Alexa

With him inevitably yelling “Mom!” at least once his freshman year of college, an Alexa Echo Dot is perfect when he needs something. The Echo Dot can help him remember papers that are due, what the weather is like, and most importantly, remind him to call home.

2. AirPods

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds with Lightning Charging Case Included. Over 24 Hours of Battery Life, Effortless Setup. Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone
  • Quick access to Siri by saying “ Hey Siri ”
  • More than 24 hours total listening time with the Charging Case
  • Effortless setup, in-ear detection, and automatic switching for a magical experience
  • Easily share audio between two sets of AirPods on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV

Apple’s AirPods are the hottest item on their site right now. The wireless headphones are perfect for a dude on the go, a college athlete, or just wanting to study in silence without the tangled mess of other headphones.

3. MacBook

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch Retina display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 128GB) - Gold (Renewed)
  • Stunning 13.3-inch Retina display
  • Touch ID and the latest Apple-designed keyboard
  • Dual-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel UHD Graphics 617
  • Fast SSD storage and 8GB memory
  • Stereo speakers with wider stereo sound

Now that he’s in college, he’ll be writing a ton of reports. Get him the best laptop out there for holding lots of storage and with an incredible battery life.

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4. Desk Organizer

SimpleHouseware Mesh Desk Organizer with Sliding Drawer, Double Tray and 5 Upright Sections, Black
  • Space-saving mesh design with Stylish Drawer. No Tools Needed.
  • Two side load letter trays, and a tray with a 3 compartment drawer. Upright section has Five 2" compartments.
  • Desk storage, File Folder and Letter Organizer
  • Sturdy Metal construction with Classic Black paint
  • Dimension: 13.2"L x 13.2"H x 9"D; USPTO Patent NO:D890,842

Let’s face it, no matter how clean you kept his room growing up, he’s probably still just as disorganized. Getting him a desk organizer can get him to file papers and supplies neatly in one little space – even if the rest of it is a mess.

5. Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Wide Mouth with Straw Lid (Pacific, 32-Ounce)
  • DESIGN IN MIND: With it's easy-access wide mouth, the sleek design holds the same volume of liquid as other leading water bottle brands. Also, safety is top-of-mind, as the bottles are made out of non-toxic BPA-free plastics & 18/8 food-grade stainless steel.
  • SLIP-FREE GRIP: Unlike other leading water bottles, Hydro Flask has a powder coat, which gives you a solid grip. The Powder Coat works with the premium TempShield insulation, which prevents condensation from forming on the outside of the bottle, to give you exactly what you want in an everyday refreshment system.
  • Durable, reusable, and virtually indestructible water bottle is the perfect size for kids
  • INSULATION INNOVATION: The double-walled, vacuum insulated TempShield Insulation, the same technology used in all Hydro Flask products, will ensure that your beverage of choice maintains its temperature for many hours to come. Hot drinks up to 6 hours, and cold drinks up to 24 hours.
  • DRINK IT IN: The durable Wide Mouth Straw Lid lets you add perfect sipping to all your outdoor adventures. It works with all Wide Mouth bottles and, thanks to the handy finger loop, you can clip your favorite Hydro Flask to your pack. Please note that the Wide Mouth Straw Lid is not leak-proof.

No young adult would be caught dead nowadays without a Hydro Flash because #SaveTheTurtles. Everyone is choosing Hydro Flasks not just because of their ability to keep drinks hot and cold for longer, but because opting for one reduces the plastic waste in the oceans.

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6. Keurig

Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, With Strength Control and Hot Water On Demand, Matte Black
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: 1 water filter handle, and 1 filter to help ensure your beverages taste their absolute best
  • BREWS MULTIPLE CUP SIZES: (6, 8, 10, 12 oz.). Enjoy the most popular cup sizes all with quiet brew technology, minimizing noise during use
  • STRONG BREW: Kicks up your coffee’s strength and intensity
  • LARGE 52 Oz. WATER RESERVOIR: Allows you to brew 5 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy
  • SIMPLE BUTTON CONTROLS: Just insert a pod, select your desired cup brew size, and get fast & fresh brewed, delicious coffee in minutes

He’s going to need a lot of coffee and a Keurig is going to satisfy. With late night study sessions and early morning tests, grabbing a cup of coffee at Starbucks will get pricey and he may not have the time. But he will save money and time with a Keurig at home!

7. Rolling Duffel Bag

Olympia U.S.A. 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag, Red, 33 inch
  • Constructed Of Supreme "Protecflon" Polyester With 1200 D. Polyester
  • Recessed in-line skate metal ball bearing wheel system and hide-away retractable handle
  • Self-repairing excel zippers, Weighs 7.1 pounds
  • 8 convenient pockets for maximum packing versatility. U-shape top opening for easy access to spacious main compartment pocket.
  • Size: 15.5x14x33 inches

Does he have to travel to come home from college? This rolling duffel bag is ideal for the traveling student who has a lot of stuff to bring back to school from Christmas!

8. Cap Toe Dress Shoes

New Republic Men's Mason Suede Cap Toe Dress Shoe - Black (8)
  • CLASSIC STYLE: Classic oxford construction with stitched detailing
  • DETAILED CRAFTSMANSHIP: Cap toe design with leather finish rubber outsole and reinforcement stitching
  • UNMATCHED QUALITY: High quality smooth suede upper with 100% leather lining

Have your guy lookin’ fly when he goes back to school next semester! These cap toe dress shoes are perfect for big presentations and watching your little boy turn into a man.

9. Fitbit

For your athletic guy who likes to keep track of his fitness, a Fitbit is his ideal Christmas gift. With the ability to connect to his smartphone, he can track his progress, watch his heart rate, and be reminded to do his daily workouts.

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10. Quest Protein Bars

Quest Nutrition- High Protein, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Keto Friendly, 12-2.2 ounce assorted flavors variety Pack
  • 20-21g Protein, 4-6g Net Carbs, < 1-3g Sugars, 14-16g Dietary Fiber, 170-200 Calories, 4.5-8g Fat
  • Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization.
  • No added sugar and keto-friendly protein bar
  • Includes 1 bar each of the following flavors: Blueberry Muffin, Double Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Brownie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Hazelnut, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter, S'mores, Cookies and Cream, and White Chocolate Raspberry

Protein bars aren’t just for the college athletes of the group, but they’re a great and healthy snack for college students. Because honestly, we all know college kids don’t eat well! A package of a couple dozen Quest bars are a perfect on the go breakfast for big days.

11. Amazon Fire TV Stick

Rather than only having Netflix streaming, have all of his favorite streaming services all on one device! He’ll be throwing the best parties – er, study sessions, with this awesome Christmas gifts for college guys.

12. Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth Speaker, BUGANI M83 Waterproof Outdoor Speaker Bluetooth 5.0, 2400 Minutes Playtime with Charge Your Phone, 40W Wireless Stereo Pairing Booming Bass Speaker, for Gym, Party
  • Bluetooth Speaker - The latest Bluetooth 5.0 wireless speakers provide faster connection speed, more stable signal transmission and lower power consumption. Easily connect with your phones, computers, Windows and other Bluetooth devices
  • Durable and Portable - The smooth rubber appearance protects BUGANI M83 bluetooth speaker from scratches and impacts. Carrying your music around with the TPU handle. IPX5 waterproof speakers are perfect for pool, beach parties
  • 40W and TWS - The amazing 40W power provides the best listening experience. Two full-range drivers and two woofer pumps out more volume with less than 1% total harmonic distortion. Connect 2 BUGANI M83 bluetooth speaker to create the left and right channel, getting 80W powerful stereo sound
  • Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker - Play up to 2400 minutes for a fully single charge. You can use the BUGANI M83 to charge your phone, tablet or any other devices at any time without worrying about your devices being out of power during music appreciation
  • What You Get: BUGANI M83 Bluetooth Speaker, Micro USB Charging Cable, Aux Cable, Quick Start Guide, BUGANI's 12-month quality service and our lifetime customer service

Is your college boy a verbal learner? Bluetooth speakers are perfect for when he’s studying and can listen to his lecture or an educational podcast to absorb information. That and so he can annoy his roommate with his fav tunes.

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13. Crock Pot

Crock-Pot 2100467 Express Easy Release | 6 Quart Slow, Pressure, Multi Cooker, Stainless Steel
  • Pressure cook, slow cook, brown/sauté, or steam with 1 appliance
  • 3 advanced features: Manual pressure, simmer, and boil function
  • Stress free steam release dial keeps hands away from the steam when releasing pressure
  • Cooks upto 70% faster than conventional oven
  • 6 Quart capacity serves 7 plus people

With a crock pot, he now has no excuse to not know how to cook! This is a perfect gift for the boy who can’t really cook, because all needs to do is throw some things together in it and bam! There’s dinner for the week!

14. Razor Refills

Gillette Mens Razor Blade Refills, 10 Fusion5 Cartridges, 2 ProGlide Cartridges, Lubrastrip for a More Comfortable Shave
  • LUBRICATION STRIP fades when you are no longer getting an optimal shave
  • 5 ANTIFRICTION BLADES provide a shave you can barely feel
  • INCLUDES 2 GILLETTE PROGLIDE REFILLS: Gillette’s best blades for a close shave
  • All Fusion5 and ProGlide refills FIT ALL GILLETTE 5-BLADE HANDLES (excluding GilletteLabs)
  • UP TO 1 MONTH of shaves with each refill

Gifting him his favorite razor refills will really be helpful since when does he have the time or money to go out and get them himself? He’s going to be really grateful for the extra boost.

15. State University Hoodie

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For the Christmas gifts for college guys that went to a state university, the perfect way to show school pride is with his school’s hoodie. Now, it’s time for you to get one to show your support, too!

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Written by The Metamorphosis

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