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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide: College Student-Friendly

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Figuring out what to buy for the college students in your life can seem like an overwhelming and insurmountable task, but the team here at Culturas has you covered. Here are some foolproof choices to make gift shopping a little easier this year. 

Instant Pot

In between classes, clubs, and going out, it’s easy for college students to forget to have a plan for dinner some nights. An Instant Pot is the perfect remedy. With settings for rice, stew, and so much more students can set it and forget it before they leave and have a hot plate of food ready for when they return. You can rest assured that the plethora of food delivery apps they have downloaded on their phones will get to rest at least a few nights out of the week. 


With candles by and large outlawed from college dormitories, it can be difficult to freshen up a dorm room with anything other than the scent of overdue essays and overpriced textbooks. A diffuser allows students to disperse a new fragrance without any intervention from particularly pesky resident assistants. With a huge variety of essential oil scents to choose from the world can be their oyster whether they want their room to smell fresh pine or sandalwood.


Pets are a lot of responsibility for college students who are still figuring out how to take care of themselves, a less daunting task — that can also be an exercise in maturity — is a plant. Succulents are among the most resilient foliage you can find and provide just the right amount of greenery for a college dorm or apartment to make it feel a bit more like home.

Check out this collection from The Sill.

Sunrise Alarm Clock

Waking up is hard, and for those unlucky enough to have 8 AM classes a smartphone alarm can be a bit much that early in the morning. After those late-night study sessions, students will want something a bit more gentle to coax them into consciousness. Sunrise alarm clocks provide a natural alternative to those infernal and grating phone alarms that will leave them refreshed and ready to tackle the day. 

Check out this hOmeLabs clock on discount. 

The Comfy

Comfort is key when far away from home and an oversized fluffy sweatshirt that doubles as a blanket can be just the right answer. The Comfy is great for studying, napping, or late-night trips to the dining hall or McDonalds. Priced at a cool $39.99 at Target the Comfy is a great last-minute gift that they won’t realize they won’t realize just how much they need until they put it on the first time. 

Sam Stewart
Sam Stewart
Sam Stewart is a Culturas writing intern. She is currently a junior studying Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. Her passion for film and media has made her particularly passionate about issues at the intersection of race and entertainment.
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