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10 Stocking Stuffers for College Students They’ll LOVE

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, as it does every year, we always end up with the same question: What do we give for presents?!

As if that isn’t already a tough question, if you have a special someone who is returning home for the holidays from college, you probably are wondering what to get them that can actually serve a purpose.

But what can you get to stuff their stockings that they will be able to easily take back to their dorm and life back in school? We have 10 amazing stocking stuffer ideas that any college kid would love to get this holiday season!


Stocking Stuffers for College Students:

  1. Gift Cards

Literally the quickest and easiest stocking stuffer ideas for college students – gift cards!

Whether it be from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks – gift cards are a college student’s best friend.

This works especially if they aren’t giving you clear answers as to what they want for the holidays.

  1. Cards Against Humanity

    Cards Against Humanity
    • A party game for horrible people.
    • Comes with 500 white cards and 100 black cards for eternal replayability.
    • Includes a booklet of sensible game rules and preposterous alternate rules.
    • This is the main game. Buy this first.
    • America’s #1 gerbil coffin.

This game is probably one of the best stocking stuffers for college students you can think of!

This is a great game for college students to help them make friends and invite people over for those college nights they won’t forget with people that could potentially be their friends for a lifetime.

And what better way to bond than sharing a similar twisted sense of humor?! 

  1. Fuzzy Socks

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As mentioned above, no one is going to be mad about getting socks in their stockings this year.

Fuzzy and fun socks can really make anyone’s day! Especially for the colder months, they are a perfect gift!

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  1. Coffee Mugs

With so many adorable choices now (due to Target and Starbucks understanding their market!) there are thousands to choose from that anyone can relate to.

Between showing off your pride in being a #DogMom or your admiration of sloths, there are endless possibilities when you look up “cute coffee mugs” online. 

  1. Laptop Stickers

Horimiya Stickers Vinyl Waterproof Stickers(50pcs)for Laptop Skateboard Snowboard Water Bottle Phone Car Bicycle Luggage Guitar Computer as Gift(Horimiya)
  • · ◎Size : 2–4 inches;Weight : 40g
  • · ◎Quantity and Theme :50 Pcs not repeating Horimiya Stickers
  • · ◎Material : The stickers are made of high quality PVC with sun-proof and waterproof function;They never fade out
  • · ◎Usage : The vinyl stickers can be used for laptops kindle phone pencil case water bottle skateboards luggage cars bumpers bikes motorcycle snowboard
  • · ◎How to Use : Get your stickers clean the surface sticker on wherever you like then use your imagination to create works

What better way to show state pride or support the Save the Turtles movement than getting some laptop stickers?

Laptop stickers are a great way to show off the things your student is interested in without having to get it tattooed on their body (or some other less dramatic way).

Not to mention, these are great conversation starters for when they are in class or at a study session. 

  1. Bath Bombs

Bath Bombs Gift Set 12,Bath Bomb for Women Kids,Contains Organic Natural Essential Oils, Bubble Bath,Best Birthday Gift, Valentine's Day Gifts, Mother's Day Gifts, Christmas Gifts
  • 12 BATH BOMBS GIFT SET: You will get 8 bath bombs with different scents, including lavender, rose, mint, etc.different bath bomb can meet your different needs. If you want to relax after a day of work, you can choose lavender-scented bath bomb to soothe your emotions and calm your mind. If you want to go to sleep faster, you can use the soothing rosemary bath bomb.
  • BATH BOMBS OF DIFFERENT SPECIFICATIONS: The Bath Bombs Gift Set contains 9 large 4.3oz Bath Bombs and 3 small 2.5oz Bath Bombs. Different size for different scenarios.
  • CONTAINS NATURAL ESSENTIAL OILS: Each Bath Bomb contains highly concentrated pure essential oils, not only clean your skin, repair your skin, moisturize your skin, and make your skin more elastic.
  • CREATE RICH BUBBLES: It Will Produce Rich Bubbles when you Throw The Bath Bomb Into a Bathtub Filled With Warm Water, it will Exude a Pleasant Smell. Natural Colorful Bathtub, Giving You a Soothing And Pleasant Spa Experience. The Most Important that It won not Stain Your Skin And Bathtub.
  • BEST GIFT SET: Individually Packaged And packing In An Elegant Gift Box. Suitable For People Of All Ages and Any Occasion: Christmas, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday Parties, Etc.

One of the latest Instagram and Snapchat video trends are of the mesmerizing effects of the dissolving of bath bombs.

This stocking stuffer idea is perfect for the college girls in your life as they will probably appreciate the science of it a little more with candles and a glass of wine – oops! Soda! 

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  1. Portable Charger

INIU Portable Charger, USB C Slimmest Triple 3A High-Speed 10000mAh Phone Power Bank, Flashlight External Battery Pack Compatible with iPhone 13 12 11 X Samsung S20 Google LG iPad, etc [2022 Version]
  • ✅【From INIU--the SAFE Fast Charge Pro】Experience the safest charging with over 38 million global users. At INIU, we use only the highest-grade materials, so we do have the confidence to provide an industry-leading 3 years warranty.
  • ✅【Ultra Slim 10000mAh】The thinnest 10000mAh power bank on the market, easily slips it into any of your pockets or bags. Enjoy the days’ worth of charging capacity, enough to top up iPhone 8 3.6 times, Samsung S8 2.3 times, or iPad Air once.
  • ✅【2022 Version USB C Input & Output】Unlike most chargers featuring a USB C input only, INIU 3A High-Speed PowerPaw has a USB-C In & Out port to perfectly fit your new iPhones, iPad and all upcoming USB-C devices.
  • ✅【Faster 3A Charging Saves You 45 Mins】Fater 3A charging enables fueling your iPhone up to 78% in 1 hour, which markedly outpaces 2.1A's charging 42% in the same time. 3A faster speed sets you free from the sticking cables earlier now!
  • ✅【Even Wider Compatibility】Unlike the market’s most power banks incapable of charging low-current accessories, INIU portable charger can work with not only all the phones, tablets but your smaller devices like AirPods, Bluetooth headphones, fitness trackers, smart watches, etc.

Having a portable charger on you at all times has become more of a normal item to be found in a person’s car or purse.

In case of weather emergencies, long road trips, or going to a weekend-long music festival – portable chargers are any young person’s lifesaver. 

  1. Jewelry

Amazon Essentials Platinum Plated Sterling Silver Round Cut Cubic Zirconia Tennis Bracelet (6mm), 7"
  • Tennis bracelet featuring round cubic zirconia stones in four-prong basket settings set in sterling silver
  • Crafted in .925 sterling silver
  • Imported
  • These silver pieces are built for longevity. This piece features a metal plating or flashing, or an electrocoating for a more lustrous appearance, but it can wear off with long-term or heavy use. To ensure the longevity of your plated items store your jewelry in a dark, cool, dry place such as a pouch or air tight box and avoid rubbing plated items together. Also try to avoid exposure to cleaning products and perfume which can both negatively affect your items. Your local jeweler can advise you where to send your jewelry if you would ever like them replated.

Coming back to school with a new, flashy watch or diamond necklace will make your student go back looking and feeling confident!

With online shops like Etsy, there are hundreds of shops that can help you pick out the perfect gift like stackable rings, monogrammed bracelets, and elegant watches. 

  1. Popsocket

PopSockets: PopGrip with Swappable Top for Phones & Tablets - Harry Potter - Slytherin Gloss
  • PopGrip with swappable top; switch out your PopTop for another design or remove it completely for wireless charging capabilities
  • Offers a secure grip so you can text with one hand, snap better photos, and watch videos hands-free
  • Use with a PopSockets PopMount 2 and go hands free
  • PopGrips are compatible with PopWallet+, Otter + Pop cases, PopPower Home Wireless Charger, and PopMount 2
  • Sticks best to smooth hard plastic cases. Sticks to iPhone 11; will NOT stick to iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11Pro Max without a suitable case.

Every young adult needs to have a Popsocket!

They come in a variety of colors, themes, and characters from different shows and movies so you can really choose any kind you know they will want!

Related: 21st Birthday Ideas To Make Your Day Memorable
  1. Key Chain

KeShi Bling Bling Rhinestones Car Keychain, Carabiner, Keychain, Key Ring, Charm Chain, Charm Ring, with 3 Flat Style Key Rings
  • is designed for you to group your keys so you can have easier access should you need to detach
  • The keychain is fully upgraded and reinforced to ensure that it does not fall. The upgraded version is engraved with English letters that are more beautiful and upscale!
  • The rhinestone is upgraded and reinforced again to ensure that it will not fall.If you find that the rhinestone is falling, you can request a refund.
  • Made of sturdy metal alloy with rhinestone accents, durable and highly polished, giving a sense of luxury and quality
  • Includes three matching flat key rings and a car horseshoe buckle

Give them a memory to look at wherever they go! A keychain to remind them of home or their favorite sports team is a perfect way to get them to think of you, no matter where they are.

Attaching a little keychain to their stuff is a simple little reminder that you are always there with them, even when you physically can’t be.


These stocking stuffer ideas don’t stop here! Put your own take on these if you feel necessary or even add your own!

These are our top 10 favorite items because any college student of any gender or age will really appreciate the effort and importance each of these gifts will provide.

Reading this blog post after the holidays? No worries! Use this as a guideline for a birthday package to send them! Either way, the love will translate no matter what day of the year it is!


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Written by The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is a lifestyle blog about the journey of college to adulting. Here you can find the tips for college, self-improvement, adulting, and more.

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