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Birthday Gift Ideas For College Guys

Intercultural students sitting in rows at lecture

Know a young man still rocking his college colors?

You’re in luck! For two reasons:

  1. They’re super duper easy to shop for so you barely need me
  2. One of my ideas are guaranteed to be a massive hit and I’ve collected them all here for you!

In this edition of my gift-giving guides, I’ll cover 11 amazing birthday gift ideas for your favorite college boy, and you’ll find that you’ll be super appreciated by even the most spoiled frat-bro.

Let’s get into it!

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Laundry basket. With a lid.

Get him a laundry bin because I guarantee you he has not thought of getting one himself, especially one with a lid like this one that keeps the dorm from smellin up a storm after he tosses his clothes away.

This particular bin is also really easy and convenient to carry to the nearest laundry!


Make sure he can read any book without taking up any space with a Kindle E-Reader

If he don't already have one, it might be because he's being stubborn.

I know I was.

But trust me, my life changed once I switched over to the Kindle Paperwhite.

It's wonderful for any guy that loves to read but has minimal space to hold all his books, and it can even have textbooks uploaded!

Gray e-reader electronic book in male hands

Another useful tool for any college student: a USB Hub

Another useful tool is a USB hub that will keep all of his electric tools and gadgets charged with the limited amount of ports that the current generation of laptops tend to have.

This one right here will work with whatever laptop he has, regardless of brand. 


Make sure he always has access to cool drinks and snacks with a mini fridge

A necessity for any dorm, fraternity room or off-campus apartment is a minifridge like this one that'll fit neatly in any dudes room.

Those long study sessions become a lot easier when the iced coffee can is just an arm length away. I promise you.


Keep his walls from being bare with some college wall decorations

For some reason college boys are obsessed with flags to hang on the wall, so why not get him one!

You could find something funny you think he'll like right here, or maybe go with his college flag like this one! (obviously switch for his school)


Gift him the sleekest and most convenient college backpack on the market

Get him a stylish, sleek, and theft-proof backpack with tons of functionality!

My personal favorite is this one right here. It's great to carry books and laptops, and just looks super clean.


Keep him hydrated with a high quality hydro flask

Every college guy needs a water bottle they're going to keep for way too long to keep them hydrated, so get him some real quality with a Hydro Flask like this one.

You can customize it and everything, and it'll actually encourage him to drink more water.


Make sure he reps his school colors with some college merch

Help him rep his college by getting him some cool hoodies, sweaters, sweatpants or whatever else you think he would dig from either his local college merch store or online.

As usual, Amazon can get your clothes from pretty much any college - regardless how big or small.

Go dawgs!


Make sure his phone never dies with a portable phone charger

With the amount college guys have to walk around these days, it's crucial for both convenience, work and safety that they always have access to a phone.

So go ahead and get him a portable charger!



Charging your smartphone from a portable charger, close-up.

Gift him peace and quiet during study sessions with noise-cancelling headphones

Boy do I wish I had one of these back in my college days.

Regardless of whether he's living on greek row, in a dorm or just trying to get some work done at the local coffee shop -- noise-cancelling headphones are a game-changer when it comes to productivity and lack of distractions.

Help him block out all the noise with some high quality noise cancelling headphones so he can actually focus on his work!

If you want to get her the literal best on the market right now, I recommend you go with these Sony's.

Alternatively a much more affordable option are the Commalta's!

Smiling guy with headphones standing in college and looking away

Enable studying for him anywhere with this genius, functional and foldable laptop stand

Help him study in any place he could possibly need with this genius foldable laptop stand that comes fully loaded with a drawer and a  place for him to have his mouse and phone.

It also just looks really great.

Those Zoom lectures in bed will simply "hit different" as the kids say.


And there you have it! 11 Great Birthday Gift Ideas For College Guys!

No matter what type of gift you decide to give for him upcoming birthday, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart.

Whether you pick one of our recommendations or come up with something entirely unique on your own, just try your best to show some interest in his hobbies and you'll already be doing great.

Need gift ideas for someone else? Check out our other gift-giving guides right here.

Good luck!

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