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Buy A Gift For A College Student

A guide by College Student & Fan of College "College Student"

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It seems that whenever I'm trying to buy my friends in college a gift (or if their parents ask me what I believe they would like), I can never think of one. While I'd love for great ideas to be top of mind...well..you know.... That's why I've developed a list to remind myself (and others) of the stuff every college student needs during the course of their career. The following are my top gifts for college students. They are in no particular order.

Gifts you just need:
1) Because you never know where to put your laundry: Bajer Design& Marketing 895 3comp Popopen Hamper
2) A mini-fridge for a dorm room or bedroom that looks cool: Avanti RM174SS Cube Refrigerator (Platinum)
3) A great gift that all students will need. It gives them all of the tools they need to get ready for applying and interviewing: The College Student's Step-By-Step Guide To Landing A Job
4) As much as I'd love to have AAA, there are times you need to start your car...quickly Jump-Start DC Power Plus (AU400)
5) We all need new sheets. This would be a great gift every other year: Wamsutta 300-Thread-Count Egyptian Sateen Twin Fitted Sheet, Periwinkle
6) Caffeine is a mandatory. This is cool and makes great coffee: Bodum Chambord Coffee Press
7) Since we're on the subject, if your student is over 21, they will think you are great for this present: WMF Manhattan Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker with Built-In Strainer
8) Everyone needs help organizing: Closet Starter Kit - 12 Name Brand Pieces Included!
9) And a little help decorating (also check art.com): Starry Night, Art Poster by Vincent Van Gogh 28x22 Art Poster Print by Vincent van Gogh, 28x22 Art Poster Print by Vincent van Gogh, 28x22
10) And a little more help: $100 to $1,000 Makeovers: Maximizing Your Decorating Dollars (Trading Spaces)
11) Everyone hates when their stuff falls in the shower: <product no longer available>
12) And surprisingly our showers aren't so clean: <product no longer available>
12) So your students doesn't miss class. You slip it inside the pillow and it gives you a nudge: Shake Awake Vibrating Portable Travel Clock

Technology: The following are some great presents that college students need and use.
1) Jump drives: Portable and they hold an incredible amount of information: Lexar Media 1 GB JumpDrive Sport USB Flash ( JDSP1GB-231 ) (Retail Package)
2) Great for your desk, dorm or bedroom. Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer
3) A light that plugs into your computer: Ziotek USB Desk Lamp Turquoise
4) If you have a laptop, it's nice to make sure you keep it. Kensington MicroSaver NOTEBOOK Security LOCK 64068C NEW
5) They are just cool: Apple iPod Photo 60 GB White M9830LL/A (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
6) It does everything...all info...one place: Microsoft OneNote 2003 [Old Version]
7) Portable and fits in any size of room: Coby DVD-207 Compact DVD Player
8) Your student probably needs straight A's to justify the cost. But what a nice way to spoil them: Epson PowerLite S3 LCD Projector

For fun. College isn't just about studying...Reading, watching and other entertainment:
1) This is no ordinary pogo stick. It has ups---a vertical of five feet. Flybar 1200
2) If you have an I-pod, you need one of these for your room: B0006ZO2CG
Remember...one thing....The Graduate (Special Edition)
3) If you've bought them the martini shaker above, at least make sure they can make a decent one. The Best 50 Martinis
4) Just a classic...and free flair: Office Space - Special Edition with Flair (Widescreen Edition)
5) To capture the fun... Polaroid i-Zone 200 Mini Instant Camera

Great for studying:
1) Just in case your college students has loud friends: Sony MDR-NC6 Noise Canceling Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
2) One of the few books for college students on the topic: The College Student's Step-By-Step Guide To Landing A Job

Products mentioned include:
1.  Bajer Design& Marketing 895 3comp Popopen Hamper  by Bajer
$17.50 Used & New from: $9.95
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2.  Avanti RM174SS Cube Refrigerator (Platinum)  by Avanti
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3.  The College Student's Step-By-Step Guide To Landing A Job  by Michael Krush
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4.  Jump-Start DC Power Plus (AU400)  by Sharper Image
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5.  Wamsutta 300-Thread-Count Egyptian Sateen Twin Fitted Sheet, Periwinkle  by Springs Industries Bedding
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6.  Bodum Chambord Coffee Press  by Bodum
$35.71 Used & New from: $24.50
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7.  WMF Manhattan Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker with Built-In Strainer  by WMF
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8.  Closet Starter Kit - 12 Name Brand Pieces Included!  by Organize.com
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9.  Starry Night, Art Poster by Vincent Van Gogh 28x22 Art Poster Print by Vincent van Gogh, 28x22 Art Poster Print by Vincent van Gogh, 28x22  by Poster Discount
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10.  $100 to $1,000 Makeovers: Maximizing Your Decorating Dollars (Trading Spaces)  by Brian Kramer
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11.  Shake Awake Vibrating Portable Travel Clock  by Shake Awake
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12.  Lexar Media 1 GB JumpDrive Sport USB Flash ( JDSP1GB-231 ) (Retail Package)  by Lexar
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13.  Logitech Z-2300 THX-Certified 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer  by Logitech
Used & New from: $143.00
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14.  Ziotek USB Desk Lamp Turquoise  by Ziotek
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15.  Kensington MicroSaver NOTEBOOK Security LOCK 64068C NEW  by Kensington
$17.99 Used & New from: $11.49
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16.  Apple iPod Photo 60 GB White M9830LL/A (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)  by Apple
Used & New from: $295.00
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17.  Microsoft OneNote 2003 [Old Version] [CD-ROM]  by Microsoft Software
Used & New from: $1.99
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18.  Coby DVD-207 Compact DVD Player  by Coby
Used & New from: $19.99
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19.  Epson PowerLite S3 LCD Projector  by Epson
Used & New from: $185.00
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20.  Flybar 1200  by Flybar
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21.  The Graduate (Special Edition) [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Letterboxed] [Special Edition] [Widescreen] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Dustin Hoffman
$11.88 Used & New from: $0.01
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22.  The Best 50 Martinis  by Jennifer L. Newens
$5.36 Used & New from: $0.01
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23.  Office Space - Special Edition with Flair (Widescreen Edition) [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Special Edition] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Ron Livingston
$7.98 Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars   (1,208) | 2 customer discussions
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24.  Polaroid i-Zone 200 Mini Instant Camera  by Polaroid
$19.99 Used & New from: $9.99
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25.  Sony MDR-NC6 Noise Canceling Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)  by Sony
$99.88 Used & New from: $17.99
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26.  The College Student's Step-By-Step Guide To Landing A Job  by Michael Krush
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Last updated: 11/6/05
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