Last-minute Christmas Gifts for Students!

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You’ve done all the shopping but you’d like to give the student in your life an extra present, one that will be perfect for college life. It’s too late at this stage to add to Bezos’ bank account and order online so we take a look at some last-minute gifts for students that you can pop down and get in your local shop.

Last-minute Gifts for Students!

A USB-powered Cooling Stand/Pad 

A Laptop Cooling Stand/Pad protects laptops from overheating with its metal mesh surface and using powerful fans. Perfect for a student working busily on essays and studying. These are USB powered so there’s no need for an external power supply. Many also include additional USB ports for the laptop. 

A Laptop Case 

It’s not all about backpacks. Students can be stylish with a sleek and trendy-looking slim classic case with a laptop compartment and a front pocket for all those documents, cables, leads, accessories and documents. An adjustable and removable shoulder strap will give the option to carry it over the shoulder or the casual grip carrying handle gives to carry it as a standard briefcase. 

An Insulated Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Bottle 

Encourage the student in your life to move away from single-use plastic water bottles and give them a reusable water bottle. There are a myriad of funky designs out there to choose from that are both good-looking and functional. This year give the student in your life the gift of perfect hydration.

An Amazon Echo Dot 

The 4th gen Amazon Echo Dot is rounded, sleek and compact and is perfect for small spaces. Alexa will responds to commands and questions and can stream music, podcasts, radio stations. Perfect for students, Alexa makes it easy for them to organise their day and find the answers they want. The Echo Dot is also a convenient way for making hands-free calls and is the perfect way for a student to stay in touch with friends and family. 

Apple AirPods 

Apple AirPods don’t come cheap. These luxury noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones produce stunning sound,  giving hands free control thanks to built-in Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. They’re easy to use and great to listen to. AirPods work with all Apple devices and will have the student listening to all their favourite sounds without any wires getting in the way and they’re ready for use as soon as they are out of the charging case. 

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Activity Tracker

Help the student in your life to reach their fitness goals with the Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker.This sleek, water-resistant tracker is packed with features that help its wearer get to grips with their workouts with features like built-in GPS, Active Zone Minutes, new exercise modes and sleep tracking. 

Cards Against Humanity

Give the gift of group laughter to a student this Christmas. Cards Against Humanity is a best-selling party game and perfect for groups of students. Unlike most party games, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable as you and your friends are! The game is simple to play and can be played everywhere and is guaranteed to have everyone laughing.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker 

Buy this for the student in your life and they can bring their music with them wherever they go and crank up their tunes wherever they are. With a portable bluetooth speaker, they will never have to play their favourite track to their friends on the phone again with its tinny sound. With this speaker, students can breath life back into music and let that punchy bass rock their boots.

Power Bank

Keep mobile devices charged while on the go with a powerbank. These are must-haves for every student. Usually with two USB Type A ports and a Type C port plus a Micro USB port so that you can charge multiple devices at once. Make sure the student in your life never runs out of battery in the middle of something important.

Extra-Long Charging Cable

It happens to all of us – we’re either on the couch using our device and the battery is running out while we’re in the middle of something or we’re hunched in a corner using a device because it’s plugged in recharging. Here’s the perfect way to end both problems for students. Buy him/her an Extra-Long Charging Cable and have a few metres freedom to recharge and continue to use whatever device comfortably at the same time.

Wake-Up Light

Wake-up lights are recommended by physicians and pharmacists for establishing a healthy sleep and wake routine. This is a perfect gift for a student guaranteeing them a natural wake-up routine with a simulated sunrise and wake-up sounds. After a hard night’s studying, give them the gift of an easy and energetic wake-up.

Wireless Ergonomic Mouse

After spending so much time on a computer, many students experience discomfort and muscle strain using the traditional mouse. An Ergonomic Mouse lets students adopt a more natural hand position, reducing the muscle strain and discomfort related to the prolonged use of the mouse. 

Foldable Keyboard

Students often find themselves struggling with phones and tablets when it comes to typing anything in detail. This is the ideal gift to help them solve that problem. A small foldable keyboard is a great addition to their mobile kit. Cheap and portable, a foldable keyboard means that a student is in full control of their typing no matter what device they are using.

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