Holiday Gift Guide for Broke-ish College Students

Gift guide season is finally here! I’m all about online shopping this time of year, so gift guides are my favorite. Shopping without crowds of people, and … the bonus of getting a package at my door is the best. I have been trying to get a head start on all of my holiday shopping, but I am a true procrastinator. However, my procrastinating has almost benefited me this year because I have come across a lot of great options and most importantly I have found the sales.


After some Black Friday and Cyber Monday damage, I was excited to create a thoughtful gift guide. It seems so many times we make spur of the minute shopping decisions that just don’t benefit anyone. My only problem with blogger and brand gift guides is that they forget I am a broke college student and so are my friends. I have tried to tailor this gift guide to be $50 or less, and trust me there are plenty of options way less than $50.

Your BFF won’t be returning these gifts the day after Christmas either.

A budget doesn’t mean you can’t find amazing gifts. The options below are some of my favorite items in my house. Some of these I have already purchased for friends and family. I think $50 and under is a great price point because it’s something they may have not gotten for themselves but it also won’t completely ruin your budget.

Check out my gift guide for all the college students out there.

I hope this gift guide helped you shorten your shopping list. Be on the lookout for next week’s gift guide for the guys in your life.


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