This is a gift guide for the college-bound students who are moving out to start a new life.

We have brought together a college-students-approved list of 15 practical going to college gifts that college students really want. If you are wondering what gift should you get for someone going to college or what do new college students need, read here to find out the answers.

From college supplies, dorm room decorations, tech gadgets, and more. This list covers useful, affordable, and thoughtful gifts the new college students really want.

Going Away To College Gift Ideas

1. Desk Accessory Set

Send them off to college with some pretty school supplies. Brighten up her dorm, this set of marble pattern stationery set looks beautiful on the desk and it is also functional. She will love the sturdy stapler, rose gold tape dispenser, unique Eiffel tower-shaped scissors, pink marbling mousepad, beautiful crystal pens, and the binder clips. This is one of our favorite going-to-college gifts for girls.

Rose Gold Marble Desk Accessories
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2. A Duffel Bag

Most college dorms have limited space. Pick a duffel bag instead of a suitcase for your college-bound kids. They can use it to haul their belongings when they’re going away and store away the bag easily when they are done unpacking. Also, the duffel bag can be used as a gym bag or a short trip travel bag.

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3. College Dorm Room Storage Bench

Dorm room space is limited. Furniture that serves multiple functions is what college students actually need. We love this beautiful tie-dye ottoman bench. It offers your college student an extra space for storage and also a plushy foot rest.

Storage Ottoman Bench
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4. A Reusable Tote Bag

We need good vibes in our everyday lives. So let’s make sure your college-bound kids go to college with happy and positive mood.

Good Vibes Rainbow Tote Bag
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5. A Mini Fridge

Keep your favorite snacks and drinks on hand. Get this portable fridge to store your food. It is small in size that fits dorm rooms and it’s spacious enough to store some food, drinks, and skincare. It also comes in other cute colors like pink, green, teal, white, red, and black.

CAYNEL Mini Fridge
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6. A Noise Cancelling Headphones

A pair of good quality headphones makes one of most popular gifts for college students. We love the modern appearance and outstanding active noise canceling feature of this Status Core headphones. It significantly reduces noise and delivers crisp sound to help you focus on what you want to hear. It is a must-have tech gadget to help students study in peace.

Status Core ANC Headphones
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7. Motivational Mug

College students often need a caffeine boost to catch up with their busy life. A good-looking mug will be much appreciated. Get this inspirational mug that reminds your college kid of his/ her awesomeness. It will become his favorite mug for the coming four years.

Turtle Motivation Mug
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8. A Bicycle

Give him a smooth ride around the campus. This cool-looking cruiser bike is lightweight and versatile. Designed for leisure and long-distance, its powerful 7-speed allows a wide range of riding from daily commute, beach journeys, to climbing the hills.

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sixthreezero Ride in The Park Men's Touring City Road Bicycle
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9. A Laptop Backpack

A good backpack is must-have essential college students really need. This classic JanSport backpack with modern features is an excellent backpack for college. It has a spacious main compartment, fully-padded laptop sleeve, soft tricot lined tablet pocket, and a dedicated slip pocket for smartphones.

Get to know more backpacks for college students. Check out these cute college backpacks.

JanSport Laptop Backpack
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7. Shark Blanket for Adults

Something fun for your big kid who is moving away for college this fall. This shark will keep him/ her warm and cozy in the dorm.

(Need more dorm decoration ideas? See here for 20 Simple Ways to Decorate Your Dorm Room)

Dorm Room Shark Blanket
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11. Laundry Hamper

Going to college means you have to do own laundry. Give him a large laundry basket so that he can toss the dirty laundry into one place and bring it to wash with ease without messing the room.

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12. A Planner

College years can be hectic. If you are looking for a gift that’s useful to college students, get a planner notebook for them. A good productivity notebook will help them to keep track of their busy schedules, reminders, and notes.

Productivity Planner
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13. A Travel Mug

A cute and functional going away to college gift for girls. Keep her favorite beverage warm for hours and enjoy with style. This travel mug has attractive vintage vibes that make us happy. Its soft-touch handle and leak-proof slider allow users to sip easily while carrying it outside.

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14. Dorm Cooking Appliances

A multi-function cooking appliance for college students. It is easy to use and easy to clean. No stove needed, just plug it in and adjust to your desired temperature to cook. You can use it as a ramen cooker, non-stick saute pan, slow-cook your soup and boiling water.

Dorm Cooking Mini Cooker
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15. College Cookbook

To prep the college-bound students with basic cooking skill. This guide has everything you need to cook yourself real meals with real food. It has easy recipes to make nutritious meals, satisfying snacks, and simple desserts. It also covers info about knife skills, cooking tools, and stocking your pantry.

Prep: The Essential College Cookbook
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That concludes our list of Top 10 Going-Away College Gifts. Thanks for reading.

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