What’s the best gift to get for the guy who is going away to college? Here’s a list of unique and thoughtful off-to-college gifts he’ll find useful. These gifts are practical and useful for the college freshman.

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Going Away to College Gift Ideas for Guys

If this gift is for your boyfriend, you can find more inspiration in our going away gifts for boyfriend article.

1. Large Laptop Backpack

Let’s start our list of best college gifts for guys with a good backpack that’s proven useful for every college student. The college freshman will need it for classes, travel and more. This stylish rucksack has a large capacity to fit a laptop, textbooks, binders and more school supplies. It is well-built with multiple pockets for easy organization. He will love its sturdy build and good-looking design. See more stylish backpacks for college.

2. Fun Boxer Shorts

Help him to stock up the underwear. The ones with unique design will be highly appreciated.

Fun Boxer Shorts | College Gifts for Guys
Funny and inexpensive

3. Like A Boss Inspirational Pencils

You can also get school supplies like pencils, pens, folders, and notebooks. We recommend these cute pencils stamped with a gold statement to motivate him to work like a boss.

4. Ramen Sticky Notes

College = ramen. Start the ramen life right with this pack of ramen sticky notes. It is the perfect notes for writing the to-do list, grocery list, reminders, or simple just doodling. No boiling water required!

5. Projects 7404 Unisex 5 O’Clock Watch

A beautiful watch is one of the best going away to college ideas for boyfriend. This minimalist watch suits the young men well. Features a clean and simple design, with an attractive modern touch. It matches well with any college outfits for him.

Projects 7404 Unisex 5 O'Clock Watch | College Gifts for Guys
Minimalist college gift

6. New Level Unlocked College Mens T-Shirt
A cool statement tee inspired by games. It makes a nice gift for the college-bound students. This is also an excellent high school graduation gift.

7. Zero F*cks Given Mug
College life can get rough at times. Feeling fed up with a certain situation? Use this mug to show it. Looking for something more subtle?

See more funny mugs for college students.

8. Dorm Bedding

Bedding is in the checklist of dorm living. Your son will appreciate a comfy bedsheet set that can last him up to the senior year. Make dorm life more fun with these cool stuff.

9. Bring Me Some Bacon Socks

Cute socks that he can wear when lounging in the room.

10. COWIN E7 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

A must-have tech gadget for college students — good quality headphones with great noise canceling feature to allow them to focus and study anywhere they like.

11. Dormet

Leaving home means no more delicious meals prepared by mom. Help your college-bound son to sharpen his cooking skill with this dorm cookbook. Dormet features time-saving recipes for flavorful, nutritious meals requiring minimal equipment and space. It is an excellent cookbook for all the college students.

12. S’well Stainless Steel Bottle

This popular water bottle by S’well has double-wall and vacuum insulated features. It is made of tough stainless steel. 17oz capacity to keep his drinks cold or hot for hours. This is a going-away gift that will help keep him hydrated.

13. Blu Monaco Executive Desk Organizers

Keep the desk clutter free with this organizing going-to-college gift. A set of four organizers to store papers, notepads, stationeries, and other knick-knacks.

14. Uber Chill Personal Mini Fridge
Upgrade his dorm life with a compact fridge. This is a 4-liter capacity fridge that fits up to six cans. It allows him to chill his favorite drinks and store some food. Mini in size. Fits dorm’s limited space.

15. Dash Mini Breakfast Maker Griddle

A cute and compact breakfast maker great for dorm cooking. The non-stick surface makes it easy to use and easy to clean. Your college guy can use it to fry eggs, make pancake, hashbrown and more. Provide a cheap and easy way to have healthy breakfast for the young man who’s going away to college.

16. AmazonBasics Closet Storage Organizer

Provides him with more storage space. Get this cheap and functional organizer rack. It comes with two collapsible drawers that he can use to keep his socks, gloves, underwear, and school supplies. This is one of the best college gifts for girls.

17. Dirt Devil Stick and Handheld Vacuum

He will also need a good vacuum cleaner to keep his room clean. We recommend this 2-in-1 vacuum by Dirt Devil. It is powerful and lightweight. The innovative stick vacuum includes a detachable hand vacuum. Easy to use, convenient. Going away to college with the proper equipment to keep his dorm room dust-free.

18. Laundry Basket

Remind the freshman that he has to clean his dirty laundry or be prepared to suffer the consequence. A must-have college gift for college freshmen.

19. Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Thorton Ii Sneaker

Fashion sneaker is another practical college gift for him. We love this pair of classic-style sneaker by Polo Ralph Lauren. Preppy design, great colors. It matches well with the outfits of young college students.

20. Columbia Men’s Hart Mountain Ii Hoodie

If your boyfriend is starting his freshman year in fall, you can get him a good-looking sweatshirt to keep him warm and cozy.

21. Duffle Bag

Duffel bag will be useful when he wants to travel home to see you. He can also use it as a gym bag.

22. Seward College Trunk

The all-time-best going to college gift. A sturdy trunk that comes in handy for transporting his belongings to campus. It also creates extra storage space for those who live in a small dorm room.

That concludes our list of best off to college gifts for guys. Thanks for reading.

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