Are you on a budget or unsure of what to get that college student for his or her birthday? Below are some great gift ideas for college students that cost $10 or less! In addition, these are gifts that are sure to be used and appreciated, and are easy to locate from your home, local shopping area, or online. Pick one, or mix or match, here they are waiting for you:
Music lovers – While it is tricky to purchase someone’s favourite CD (in case they already have it), an e-gift certificate from Amazon.com will allow your gift recipient to wait until an artist has a new release and they can pre-order it using the code that was in the gift certificate. Also, if something is missing from their collection, the recipient can immediately place an order for that missing piece to add to their collection. Amazon.com e-gift certificates are definitely one of the hottest and most desired gift certificates around due to their vast coverage of many different items.
School Supplies – Pens, pencils, folders, spiral notebooks, batteries, and other school supplies are always welcomed by college students. These are great items to have on hand and also make excellent stocking stuffers.
Beauty – A Bath and Body Works gift card is another great idea. After season sales occur twice a year there and many products are marked down to $1. Allow your recipient to select their own fragrance unless you know for sure they like it, as some scents tend not to agree with people.
Something that is relevant to a student’s major – Music majors would love a ticket to the symphony, sports majors would love a ticket to a sporting event, Marine Biology majors would like a ticket to the local aquarium. think about the student’s major and see if you can find a relevant fit.
Movies – Everyone has a favourite movie that they love, the question is, do you want to present it on DVD or as a movie ticket? If you are unsure, both AMC Theatres and Blockbuster rental store have gift cards available at many merchants.
For those that live on their own – Everyone can use a little help with groceries now and then. Consider giving a grocery store gift card. Your favourite student will appreciate the card on weeks that money runs tight. Make sure though, that before you purchase the card that the grocery chain is located near the student’s home. When in doubt check to see if a Super Target or Super Wal-mart is nearby.
For students with a car – A gas gift card for $10 makes a great present. It is something that can definitely be used; however, it also is an important safety item, as the card can be put away in case of emergency for a fill-up.
Book lovers – Will definitely appreciate a book from their favourite author. Unsure if your recipient already has a book? No problem, all of the major book retailers (Books A Million, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com) all offer either gift cards or e-gift certificates.