The Academic: Gifts for College Students

Need a gift for the stylish student?

September 10, 2008 10:56 AM
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Help your college student personalize her room with this photo wall organizer. Includes space for 28 photos. $15 at urbanoutfitters.com

Wall Graphics

Let her dress up her room with these funky decals that she can overlap or space out in any pattern she likes. She'll love it. $18 to $200 at modernwallgraphics.com

Peek-a-Boo Poncho

A campus classic, this Peek-A-Boo Poncho from Sonya Madden will keep her cozy in lecture halls or on a cool morning across the green. $425 at sonyammadden.com

Lush Life White Crystal Stapler

Bring a little bling to her desk with this sparkling crystal-covered stapler. $19.99 at lnt.com

People Bookends

Dress up any dorm room with these elegant figurine bookends. Your grad will treasure them for years to come. $39.95 at cb2.com

Whiteboard Magnets

Add a little life to your favorite student's bulletin board with these handy whiteboard magnets. A fun and imaginative gift. $5.99 for an eight-pack at staples.com

Living Ecosphere

This wholly sustainable ecosystem makes a great addition to any dorm room. Complete with plants, live shrimp, algae, and more. $89 at vivaterra.com

Homedics Luxury Foldable Massaging Backrest

The perfect backrest for your favorite college student. Turns a dorm-room bed into a great place to read or do homework. $49.99 at bedbathandbeyond.com

PB Teen Supercool Fridge

This popular little fridge turns any dorm room into a home-away-from-home. Fill it with healthy treats, drinks, and late-night snacks. $199 at pbteen.com

Modular Speaker Double Shelf

Give the gift of music with this sleek speaker and storage set. Features stereo-quality speakers that work with CD and MP3 players. Rock on. $99 at pbteen.com

Black & White Damask Lap Desk

The student on your list will flip for this portable lap desk. The exclusive design — which includes a cup holder — makes for an ideal work station that can be used anywhere. $24.75 at delight.com

The Laundress Signature Bucket

This is just the gift for the beautiful laundrette on your list. Features signature detergent, stain solution, fabric mesh, and more. $112 at drugstore.com

So Low Gray Vest

This tony little gray vest will be your college student's campus staple. Made with faux fur and featuring toggle buttons. So cute. $218 at solowstyle.com

Juicy Couture School Essentials Set

Keep the student on your list looking smart with this Juicy Couture School Essentials set. She'll be the trendiest gal on campus. $25 at juicycouture.com