Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students

Monday, November 5, 2018

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students

It's DAY ONE of Holiday Shopping Week!
Today is all about those pesky teenagers and college students.
I've hand-picked 10 pretty cool items that I think they will enjoy.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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Do you remember being a teenager?  Or maybe a broke college student?  I remember being pretty set in my ways, knowing exactly what I wanted for Christmas and trust me when I say it was not socks or some cutsy figurine from Grandma.

None of that stuff mattered.  I remember wanting practical items that I needed {remember they have NO money} and then maybe just a couple of fun things sprinkled in too.  In today's world it's all about being on top of technology, convenience and style.

I do have some experience currently in this category.  While my kids are not yet teenagers {ahhh!} I do have five nieces and nephews who are.  Four in high school and one in college.  So I feel I have a bit of a grasp on their wants and needs.  They tell me exactly what they want {which I love} so I've been listening and taking notes for awhile.

Here are my top 10 hand-picked items {plus a few extras!} for teenagers and college students.  I hope you find a few things and get some of that holiday shopping done early!

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Whether we like it or not technology is here to stay and our teenagers and young adults have phones, iPads and kindles constantly surrounding them.  And guess what?  They need them constantly charged.

This BESTEK Power Strip has three outlets, three USB ports, an LED power switch and 5 foot extension cord.  It's space saving design allows it to fit under desks, on a wall or any surface you want.  It also comes with an 18-month warranty.

Purchase yours HERE for $23.99.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm not sure what it is about young adults but they are always licking their lips which in turn gives them chapped lips.  Especially in the winter.  I've found that the Burt's Bees brand is the BEST at combating dry, chapped lips.

I have a niece who is in college at the University of Minnesota and trust me when I say walking through that tundra of a campus in January requires lip balm about once an hour.  This holiday 4 pack is perfect for the teenage girls in your life.  A great stocking stuffer!

Purchase yours HERE for $9.99.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Again, technology.  They have to have something to carry all that stuff in, right?  Whether walking around campus or headed from school to their part-time job.  

The AMBOR Laptop Backpack is lightweight, waterproof, fits up to an 17-inch laptop, includes an USB charging port, headphone jack and combination locks.  Great for travel, work or school.  Also includes a 30-day money back guarantee and 12-month warranty.

Purchase yours HERE for $28.99.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Here's the thing, even though they are often short on money, college students still need to eat.  And yes, their meals will often consist of cheap ramen noodles, peanut butter toast and pizza, but why not give them the tools to make some easy meals once in awhile?

This 5 Ingredient College Cookbook is just for those times.  Times when they're sick of those same foods and need something different.  Great for those that love to cook, but are short on ingredients!

Purchase yours HERE for $12.31.
10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Did you know sleep is VERY important to kids ranging from 13-19?  They almost need as much as newborn babies.  If you have one at home then you know how hard it is to wake them.

This CuteKing Weighted Heavy Blanket is ideal for those sound sleepers {or those who need help falling asleep} and comes in dark gray, perfect for girls and boys alike.  It is engineered to feel like your body is being hugged, yet breathable and durable.

Purchase yours HERE for $63.59.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Every event we attend at the high school level the girls are all dressed up and most often their hair is an array of colors.  So instead of having them dye it a semi-permanent color give them this temporary hair chalk.

This GirlsZone Hair Chalk is a fun gift idea and perfect for Homecoming week, Halloween, dances, parties and school sporting events.  Doubles as a great face paint too!  Easy to remove from both hair and skin.

Purchase yours HERE for $15.99.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Desks are no longer just for sitting at - people like to stand now!  A former job of mine gave us the option of this type of desk and I loved it.  Sometimes you just need to get on your feet!

This Compact Standing Desk Converter is great for teenager's rooms or dorm rooms.  It sits on top of your current desk and can easily move from a sitting to standing position.  It comes fully assumbled {such a plus!} and with a money back guarantee.

Purchase yours HERE for $132.99.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Any small kitchen counter appliance that makes an easy, quick breakfast is a winner in my book.  Let's face it, once kids become teenagers THEY GET REALLY HUNGRY.  No longer will a simple bowl of cereal sustain them until lunch.

This Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker is their solution!  Great for high school students to make breakfast on their own and ideal for college student's dorm rooms.  Small, convenient and in return gives them a filling breakfast before starting their day.

Purchase yours HERE for $22.99.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

No, this cute college student isn't for sale, but the beanie and infinity scarf is!  I've found that many teenagers will easily walk out of the house with just a sweatshirt on in the winter, but most all will always wear a hat or scarf so they can stay in style.

This Funky Junque Women's Infinity Scarf and Slouchy Knit Beanie Set comes in SO MANY COLORS I couldn't even count them all.  Ideal for outdoor sports and walking to class when temps are no where near warm.

Purchase yours HERE for $25.99.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)


Again, technology.  Nothing is worse than having your teenager steal your phone charger.  How do we lose so many of those things?

This Hercules Tuff USB Charging Station Organizer will save their life and yours.  Place it in their room, next to the front door or in your office.  Even better get it for your college student so they and all their friends can be charged for life {which means you should always be able to get ahold of them, right?}.  It also comes with 6 additonal charging cords!

Purchase yours HERE for $42.99.

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P.S.  After I set these gift ideas up I kept finding items that I thought you'd like, so guess what?  Here's a couple more.

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)




10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)



10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teenagers & College Students...everything from chargers, to phone cases, to cold winter gear to food items....and more! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)


There ya have it!  All my picks for that pesky age group of 13-21 {or 22, 23, 24, 25....college sometimes takes awhile}.  I hope you found an item that is the perfect fit for your teenager or college student.  

And when all else fails just GIVE THEM MONEY.

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