It’s hard to shop for my college age daughter! She is so busy with school, she doesn’t really have time to browse and look for things that she wants. Maybe your college girls are the same way. So, I have to come up with gifts based on what things she’s wanted in the past year or two. I hope this list will help you know what to buy for your daughter also. Here’s the best holiday gift ideas for college girls that I came up with.
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My daughter, just like me, likes Precious Moments, so I get her one of these calendars every year. Every new month when she flips to the next calendar page, we enjoy looking at it together and pointing out all of the cute things we like about that page. We usually notice something the other one doesn’t. It’s nice to still be able to enjoy something with my daughter before she finishes college and moves away!
Just like I mentioned in my post, The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys, my kids really love calendars! We give all of our kids calendars every Christmas so that over vacation, we can sit down one day and go over everyone’s school schedules together, birthdays, appointments, etc. and put them on the calendar. It’s a fun bonding time. If you’ve never bought a calendar for your kids, you should add this to your yearly tradition.
College girls use their phones a lot, so their phones need to be protected. My daughter uses her phone for texting us and her friends. She also uses it to keep on top of her school email and any other notifications from school. Of course, she also uses it to call her friends, especially her best friend who’s going to school in another state. So, with all that use, she needs to make sure her phone screen is protected. This one is nice because it comes with two. That way when one wears out, she has another one to replace it.
If your young adult has a different type of phone, you can still look at this link, and underneath the description are tons of other screen protectors for different phones.
If your daughter’s anything like my daughter, she likes to wear those really cute canvas shoes. They’re very practical for wearing around campus and they’re so versatile, they can even be worn to church with a dress. So, anyway, traditional socks won’t work with these types of shoes, so she has to wear liners. These liners are really nice because they have a no-slip gripper to keep her socks in place in her shoe. Who wants to be walking around and have to keep stopping because your sock slipped?
This pack of socks is super cute with fun-colored stripe designs and even some other colorful designs. I even wish I had a pair!
If your daughter’s anything like my daughter (and me too!), she loves purple and pretty things. So, when my daughter’s old bedding wore out, she needed to find a new one. With no time to shop in a store, online shopping was a great solution. It took her several weeks to find one she liked, but finally she found this one. It is really beautiful! She really likes it, and especially likes the extra decorative pillows and sham that comes with the set. It makes her feel fancy and grown up! So, if your daughter needs a new bed set, you should consider this one.
Every girl likes jewelry! One of the most important things in my daughter’s life is her faith, so when she found this pretty necklace with “faith hope love” engraved on it, she was delighted! It’s really just as beautiful in person as it is in the picture. She wears her necklace every day to school, as a great reminder to keep her faith. So, if you have a daughter whose faith is important to her too, you should check out this necklace.
Sometimes, in the midst of studying, college girls just need a break! My daughter either plays her violin, or she likes to color. It’s nice and relaxing for her to be able to just do something mindless for a little while and give her brain a break. Otherwise, things just get too overwhelming. This adult coloring book is a perfect way for her to get that break, and she can even get some encouragement from the verses she’s coloring. She liked this book so much that she even gave her best friend one for Christmas.
This would be a great way for your daughter to get a little break too. They have other books too, like the Psalms, if you’re daughter would prefer a different version or if you want to get her more than one.
So, now that your daughter has the coloring book, she needs pens to color with, right? These pens are great because they have a dual tip so your daughter can use them to color in the broad or fine lines. The pens are also quick-drying and don’t have an odor. They’re really smooth to color with and give your picture very vibrant colors. When we went to my parents’ house for dinner, my mom saw my daughter coloring in her book with these pens, and my mom wanted a set too for her card-making! So, your college daughter or anyone on your list would love these pens!
Every girl wants to look beautiful and this makeup brush set can help her feel pretty! My daughter doesn’t wear too much makeup, but she wanted this set because she heard it was really great for putting on makeup. The brushes are soft and are good for sensitive skin. They come in a pink case that my daughter loves, so it’s easy to keep the brushes organized. This is important for a college girl on the go!
My daughter absolutely loves painting her nails! No matter what is going on, she always makes time on Sunday nights to paint her nails. She doesn’t always feel like just plain colored nails – she likes adding designs. She sometimes adds the designs free-hand, but also wanted something else to make the designing easier. So, she found these image plates. With these plates, she can make tons of different designs. There are designs for all of the different holidays, characters, animals, letters, words and much more. If you have a daughter that likes to paint her nails, this would be a great gift for her!
If you have image plates for your nail polish, you’re going to need this stamper and scraper to go with it. Luckily, all of these things are very inexpensive and they will last for many, many sets of painted nails. This stamper helps transfer the images from the plates above to your nails. Each end is a different size, for the different sized images you want to stamp. There’s even a video in the product description that shows you how to use it.
There’s even special nail polish that works well with these nail art stamping kits. They come in all kinds of different colors.
So, if your daughter loves painting her nails just as much as mine does, these gifts are perfect for her!
All of these are the best holiday gift ideas for college girls that I could find. They are great for Christmas, birthdays, any other holiday, or just because. For those of you who like to send monthly care packages to your daughters who are away at college, any of these gifts would be great to include.
Is there any gift on here you think a college girl in your life would love to get? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear about it.
I would love it if you would share these holiday gift ideas for college girls so that other people will know what to buy for the young women in their life.