Now that Noah has been in college for a few years I know way more about what a college guy would want for Christmas. In fact, Noah let me pick his brain so I could create a list of the best Christmas gifts for college guys.

It’s important to factor in the living situation. If he is in a college dorm room he has a lot less space than if he is in an apartment. If they you aren’t sure what the living situation is assume that if they are a freshman that they live in the dorms. 

Best Christmas Gifts for College Guys

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

Jabra Elite 7 Pro

Jabra is a great brand and you can expect their products to least for years. We’ve had many of their products over the years and they hold up really well over time and they are comfortable in your ear. Thanks to the adjustable Active Noise Cancellation the sound is excellent. Having the noise cancellation can also help students concentrate when getting their work done. Buy on Amazon

Shower Speaker

If the college student you are shopping for has their own apartment a shower speaker is a great gift. My kids have the SKYWING Soundace S8 5W Shower Speaker. At $18 it’s a super affordable that college boys will appreciate. 

EcoTank ET-2850 PrinterEpson Eco Tank printer

Having their own printer will make their life easier. I personally recommend the EcoTank ET-2850 it’s an innovative cartridge-free printer that uses high-capacity, easily refillable ink tanks. So college won’t have to worry about running out of ink or having to spend money they don’t have on cartridges. The ET-2850 has great print quality, auto-duplex printing, a high-resolution flatbed scanner, and a convenient color display making it the perfect printer. Buy on Amazon

Alarm Clock

Most young men use their cell phones for an alarm clock but these are not always the best choice. Get them a smart alarm clock that also offers wireless charging. Check out the options on Amazon

Portable ChargerMyCharge HubMax

The MyCharge Hub Max will quickly add hours of battery life to your device like a cell phone because it’s a lightening charger. It has two built in cables including an iPhone charger and an Android charger, plus a usb port that allows you to charge anything else. Why get a wimpy charger when you can have this much better phone charger. $79.99 on Amazon

Water Bottle

There’s only two water bottles I recommend the Owala or the Hydroflask. Both are insulated stainless steel, don’t sweat, and BPA free. 

Duffel Bag or Weekender Bag

College kids do travel a little here in there, whether headed somewhere fun for spring break or just home for the weekend. They often don’t need much so a duffel bag will easily do the trick. 


A nice Leatherman makes a great gift and they last forever. Plus, you are guaranteed that the receiver will definitely end up using it. Pick out one that has all the basic stuff like a screw driver, flat head, bottle opener, tweezers, a knife, scissors, and pliers. These come in all different sizes, all types of styles, and different price points. Shop all the styles on Amazon. 

Gift Cards

You cannot go wrong giving a gift card as long as you stick to places you know are in the town their school is in. If you are unsure what kind of stores are near them just get them a iTunesAmazon, or a Visa gift card. 

HALO BoltHalo Bolt Car Jumper and Air Compressor

The HALO BOLT can jump start a full-sized car or SUV. It can also inflate your tires with the built in air compressor with a universal nozzle with interchangeable nozzles that allow you to inflate other things like  balls, air mattresses, and more! It also has two USB ports to charge your devices and a bright LED floodlight that will help you incase you need to change a tire in the dark. It’s small too, you can see it in Noah’s hand in the photo while we jump start his car with it. $89.98 on Amazon

College Care Packages

For a more practical gift you could create your own version of a college care package with a variety of items. Items could include Ramen noodles, school supplies, water bottle, fuzzy socks, stress ball or stress dough, snacks, candy, and anything else you want to throw in. 

College Merch

Get them some t-shirts or a hoodie to the school they attend. You are guaranteed to wear them since that’s their school. 

Bluetooth SunglassesBluetooth Sunglasses

Lucyd Lyte Smart Frames are good looking bluetooth enabled frames are light weight & a flexible fit. When wearing them you have the ability to listen to music, take phone calls, and chat with your phone’s assistant with just a tap. If you need to you can upload your prescription or choose from a wide array of lenses to match your lifestyle from polarized shades to colorized options, even readers. Buy on Amazon

Pixel Eyewear Blue Light Glasses

Safeguard student’s eyes with these stylish blue light glasses from Pixel Eyewear. Pixel Eyewear provides breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint. Lenses also contain nanotechnology that reduce smudges and repel water and dust. For comfort, each lens has an anti-reflective coating, eliminating computer glare and reducing the stress on your eyes. Purchase blue light glasses.
Do you have a good idea for a gift for a college guy? We would love to hear about it in the comments below. 
Good luck with your shopping! We hope this gift guide helps!
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