13 Gifts That Are Perfect for a College-Aged Girl

The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means…it’s the most wonderful time of the year šŸ˜‰ I know that college-aged girls can be hard to shop for sometimes, so I decided to compile a gift guide of some items I would love to receiveĀ (I’m a college sophomore).

Of course, the holidays are about so much more than giving and receiving gifts. I can’t wait to celebrate with family I haven’t seen in awhile, and give thanks for all 2016 has been!




But without further ado, let’s get into the gift guide!

Gifts for College Aged Girls

Holiday Gift Guide for aĀ College-Aged Girl

APARTMENT DECOR

Apartment decor is something that all college-aged girls love, but sometimes don’t want to spend their extra money on.

Get to know the girl you are buying for, and what her decor style is like. Does she like minimalistic, neutral colors? Or is she more free-spirited and bohemian?

My favorite idea for giving apartment decor as a gift is super cute throw pillows. They aren’t too expensive and add a fun touch to any room. Your college-aged girl will love getting a new piece to add to her decor.Ā Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!

This fur pillowĀ (pictured right) is only $10 and so fun! It’s the perfect gift for a secret Santa or friend gift exchange.

Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!

Another awesome gift idea for college age girls is candles. A lot of colleges don’t allow candles in dorms, so double check or make sure she has an apartment before you buy. One of my favorite scents is Volcano. They sell it at Anthropologie too and it smells too good. You can find it here.

Looking for a stocking stuffer? I really love firefly lights for apartment decor (pictured to the right). Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!They are super inexpensive (around $10), and add a pretty touch to any room.

If you haven’t found anything yet, I’ll picture some more of my favorite picks for apartment decor gifts below.

A FEW OTHER FAVORITES…

Bedding

Looking to really impress? Check out my favorite duvets and bedding for this holiday season. Getting a fluffy new blanket or a clean new duvet is ideal for the home decor junkie.

Kitchenwares

Want the key to her heart? Buy her a Nespresso. Coffee = love.

Pretty pastel colored kitchenwares and monogrammed coffee mugs are a classic go-to for the holiday season. Anything for the kitchen is a great gift idea for the college-aged girl who is just starting to cook for herself.

Wall Art

A pretty mirror or tapestry spices up any apartment and isn’t too expensive. Check out my favorite picks from places like Urban Outfitters + more for the girl on your list!

CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES

Shoes

Receiving a pretty pair of heels/booties for the holidays is the best. Obviously, before you buy shoes for someone make sure you know their exact size and whether they have wide/narrow feet. Also, if you are buying for them online, check the website’s/brand’s size guide to see if their shoes typically run small or large!

I’m seriously crushing over these Jeffrey Campbell booties with silver detailing. Black boots are a staple for winter and I think every girl deserves a pretty pair.Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!

Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!If the girl you are buying for prefers flats to heels or boots, check out these Steve Madden lace-up flats. These flats (pictured to the right) are super on-trend and perfect for everyday wear. Plus, they are rated almost 5 stars by over 70 peopleĀ and seem to be very comfortable. Score!

Ugg slippers are very popular for the holiday season because they are so cozy and comfy. These slippers are right around $99 and make the perfect gift for really anyone on your list!

A FEW OTHER FAVORITES…

TECH

Tech gifts are getting more popular with each passing year. When buying tech gifts, make sure you know the model of the phone your college-aged girl has (iPhone 5? 6? Android?) before buying. Below is my tech gift guide for the holidays!

Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!This charging dock (pictured left) can charge several different types of iPhones, iPods/Tablets, and more. It’s the perfect gift for a college-aged girl who wants to keep all of her cords organized and keep her devices charged!

Another great idea is a record player. I personally love my record player Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!and receiving new vinyl albums to play for my friends. ThisĀ Ā record player is under $40 and the perfect price point for a holiday gift!

A FEW OTHER FAVORITES…

GIFTS $25 OR UNDER

If you are buying for a secret Santa, $25 is usually a good price point to stay under. I’ve come up with a small gift guide below for gifts that are all $25 or under!

Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!One of my go-to gifts for friends is a Soap & Glory gift set. The brand has the cutest packaging ever and the quality of the products is great. (You can find their products at Ulta/Walgreens, also.)

Another idea for a gift exchange is a rollerball perfume. This idea is great because you may not want to buy a full-sized perfume bottle for someone if you aren’t sure if they will love the scent. Rollerballs are so fun and a great way to test out different brands.Looking to buy a gift for a college age girl this holiday season? Check out Emma Lenhart's gift guide on the blog for tons of ideas for this Christmas/holiday season!

You can never go wrong with an Amazon gift card for the holidays. Gift cards are perfect if you don’t know the person you are buying for very wellĀ because they will get to pick out their own gift.

A UNIQUE GIFT…

One super unique gift idea (that I would personally love to receive) is a subscription service called Candy Club.

Candy Club is an awesome brand that delivers premium candy to your door once a month.The candy is gourmet and arrives at doorsteps once a month in a pretty box with 3 different types of candy.Ā I love this gift idea because it is reoccurring and every time the person receives their monthly box, they will think of you! Plus, it’s super personal while still remaining fun.


Thanks for checking out my 2016 gift guide! What are you looking forward to this holiday season?

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  • Fiorenza Rossini

    Great ideas and picks Emma thank you!
    Particularly fond of the decor ideas. xx

    • Emma Lenhart

      No problem, Fiorenza! šŸ™‚ Thanks for reading.

  • Ashley Hargrove

    This is such a good list!! I kinda want it all for myself and I’m in my 30s! ha!

    • Emma Lenhart

      Haha! I can totally relate to that!

  • Annika Friesen

    LOVE IT! Gift giving is too fun but sometimes a little stressful hehe – perfect list to get it going!

    http://www.fernwehsociety.com

    • Emma Lenhart

      Thanks Annika! And yes it can be stressful!

  • This is a really great list. I’m not college aged but I want that Kitchen Aid. SO cute!!

    • Emma Lenhart

      Right?! How precious. Thanks for reading Inez.

  • I agree with everything here! I’m so happy you included that little clause about candles and dorm rules- it’s so sad to have all these lovely candles I can’t use! Also, fairy lights? LOVE.

    <3 Amanda | http://www.sweetteaepiphany.com

    • Emma Lenhart

      I totally get that, Amanda! Thanks for reading šŸ™‚