33 Educational Gifts for University Students

Updated on July 17th, 2020
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If you know someone that is a university student or going to university soon, then you may want to buy them a gift that will be useful to them. There are all sorts of possible things that you could buy and you may find it rather tricky knowing what you should get for them. We have therefore put together a list of items that we think will be really useful to students to make it easier for you to pick something out for them. Hopefully you will be inspired by the list and you will be able to find something suitable to buy. We have picked a wide price range too, to make it easier for you.

This is a starter set for a kitchen. It would be really useful for anyone just moving out of home such as a student. It has two non-stick pans, two each of bowls, plates, mugs and side plates, glasses,  knives, forks, spoons and teaspoons and a selection of different utensils such as masher, ladle, serving spoon, slotted spoon, wooden spoon, scissors, peeler, can opener, corkscrew as well as a chopping board, baking sheet and tea towels.

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This is a little gift called a ‘university survival kit’ and has 14 small gifts inside a gift bag. Attached is a card which says ‘here is a little gift to wish you good lick’ and it also explains what all of the gifts are and the significance of them. There is a candle, seeds, rubber band, love hearts, paperclip, safety pin, penny, starburst, match sticks, tea bag, happy face, playing card, cotton ball and peg.

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This is a Panasonic TX-24G302B television with a 24 inch screen which comes with Freeview. It could be a useful item for someone to take with them to university. It can be useful to help them to wind down and watch some TV perhaps with friends in their accommodation or it can be connected to a games console or a Blu-ray player. They will need to pay for a TV licence though!

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This is a book called ‘Effective Notetaking’. It is a useful guide for students, many of whom may not have had to take notes before and suddenly are faced by having to do so in lectures. This shows how to format notes, use heading and highlighting, write text and pictorial summaries and the pros and cons of different approaches, how to ask the right questions, making the right connections, reviewing notes and evaluating text.

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This is a lucky sixpence keepsake. It comes in a display case which has ‘Good Luck at University Lucky Sixpence’ written on it with a mortarboard and certificate pictures. The sixpence is known to be lucky but also brings wealth and good fortune. The display box is 50mm x 50mm and is easily opened to reveal the sixpence and it can be removed if required or left inside the box as a keepsake.

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This is a student survival tin which has a selection of useful items for students in and when used up the tin can be used to keep things in. It is 12 x 8.5 x 3.5cm and contains 14 different items including a sachet of coffee, Kendall mint cake, folding spork, tea bag, condom, ear plugs, oxo cube, pencil & paper, mini compass, dog tags and tin opener, so great for all sorts of emergencies.

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This is a laptop tray which is suitable for using a laptop when it is on your lap. It provides cushioned comfort and is lightweight but sturdy. It is actually a cushion which is filled with soft beans and available in black, blue, pink or white. It has a carry handle which makes it very convenient to move around. It measures 48cm x 38cm and is useful for studying when there is not a desk available or when you want to relax in a comfy chair or in bed.

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This is a book called ‘From pasta to pancakes : The Ultimate Student Cookbook’ by Tiffany Goodall. It is a useful student cookbook with really easy recipes that are also cheap to cook. It is aimed at those that have never cooked before so the recipes are really clear and have step by step photographs to follow. There are over 90 recipes with soup, roasts, omelette, curry, brownies, pizza and even vodka watermelon.

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This is a pair of funny ankle socks. They are black and on the bottom in white it says ‘do not disturb’ on one foot and ‘I’m studying’ on the other with a picture of someone reading. The socks are non-slip as the writing on the bottom is made from a non-slip material. They are great for chilling as part of loungewear and they stretch to fit most feet. They are made from luxury combed cotton.

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This is a book called ‘The Student Mindset: A 30-item Toolkit for Anyone Learning Anything’ by Steve Oakes and Martin Griffin. It has information on how to use habits, routines and strategies to succeed. There are five key traits that have been identified to help students so well – vision, effort, systems, practice and attitude. These will help students even if they do not have superior ability and are put into six phases of learning with tools and techniques to help.

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This is a student backpack which is available in blue, black or grey. It is water resistant and has lots of handy compartments. It has a padded laptop sleeve, a main area for book or files or diaries. It has a lockable zipper too and mesh pockets on the outside. There is a built in charging cable to make it easy to charge phones, tablets or other devices. It is made of durable polyester.

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This is a useful reading light or bedside light which has a pen holder design and a USB charger. The design means that it is easy to organise a desk or table by using the pen holder and it has a battery which can be charged using USB which will last 12-15 hours. It has three levels of dimming so that it can be used as a soft night light or to provide bright light.

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This would be a fun gag gift for a student. It is a tin which looks like a Tesco basics design but says on it ‘Starving student: please give generously’. It has a coin slot in the top and it can only opened by using a tin opener so you may need to gift one of those as well! It can hold around 250 coins and is recyclable. It is 11cm tall and 7.5cm wide – the size of a baked bean tin.

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This is a very handy hanging organiser that can fix on a door. It is great for anyone that does not have a lot of space to store their things. It could be used for shoes, clothes, toiletries or cosmetics but also for study materials or stationery. It comes in a selection of colours such as pink, purple, cream, blue, red, lime green and black. It measures 23 x 7 x 105cm and can be wiped clean with a soft cloth.

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This is a set of three Pukka Pads which are A4 in size. They are wire bound so it is easy to remove the pages. There are 250 pages in each and they have dividers which you can change the position of so that you can more easily organise your work. There is also a notes section in each. They have 8mm ruled lines and are perforated so that they can easily be removed.

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This is a paperback book ‘A Guide to Uni Life: The one stop Guide to What University is Really like’. This is a guide which covers every aspect of university life. It has information on everything from fresher’s week to final exams including having fun, managing money, using technology, mental health and staying physically healthy. It has an insight into what to expect in a realistic way written by a graduate.

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This is a keyring with a pendant. The pendant can be personalised as it says a name of your choice at the top, then has pictures of a mortar board and rolled certificate and underneath says ‘Good luck at university’. It is in a metallic disc which is shiny and silver coloured which attaches to a keyring. This means that it could be used with keys or as a bag charm.

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This is a useful laundry basket that can be folded. This means that it can be easily transported and stored when not in use. It is made from heavy duty Oxford cloth and has a thick plate at the bottom. It is 28 x 28 x 72cm, and has aluminium handles to make it easy to carry. It is also waterproof and slim so will easily fit even in the smallest of rooms.

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This is a pretty string of fairy lights with photo clips. They are 5m in length and there are 50 LED lights and 50 photo pegs which are attached to the cable. The lights can be hung up and they will light up the photographs that are pegged up. They come with a remote control to change the lighting effect and brightness or to turn them on or off.  A lovely way to give warmth to a student’s room.

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This is a 90 piece first aid kit which could be a useful gift for a student. It has all sorts of items that they may find handy to deal with small injuries like plasters, dressings, ice packs, wipes, eye wash etc. It all comes in a handy bag folded and compressed so that you can easily keep it in a very small space or carry it around with you.

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This is a novelty mug and coaster set. The mug is white with red colouring on the outside with white lettering. The coaster is red with white lettering. Both have a crown image and say ‘keep calm I’m a university student’. The mug is dishwasher and microwave proof and is 8oz in size. They are carefully packaged to prevent breakages. They will make a fun and useful gift for any student.

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This is a hammock seat which could work well for students. It can be used outside so hung from a tree etc. It comes in a selection of different fabrics and can hold two average adults as it made from sturdy parachute nylon and rope. It is light and portable so can easily be taken from place to place for picnics, sunbathing, holidays etc. It can be folded up small as well so is easy to store when not in use.

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This is a useful weekly planner which is magnetic and attaches to a fridge or any metal surface. It comes with 4 dry white markets so that you can write on it in different colours and even allocate one colour per person so that they can all plan their week. It is A3 size and is really easy to clean with the eraser that is included. It will even clean off after the writing has been on it for 6 months.

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This is a fun card set for a drinking game. It is called ring of fire and needs three or more players that are 18 or over to play. The game has rules included and there are 55 cards in total. They are fun to play and can help you to bond with others but the stakes are high as you will end up having to drink a forfeit if you lose!

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This is a drinking game called pong. It comes with a selection of ping pong balls and cups. It can be a fun game to play at parties but gets harder the more that you drink. The idea is to get the ping pong ball into the cup. There are 20 red retro drinking cups made of cardboard and 20 orange ping pong balls included in the set which comes in a blister pack.

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This is a beer pong funnel which you use for drinking with. It has an extra thick tube and a large funnel so that you can get two cans of beer in at a time. It means that the tube will not bend or kink. It has a valve system so the drink will flow out with an easy twist and you can see how quickly you or others can drink through it.

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This is a spin the shot game. It is a set of two spinners and each comes with a shot glass, You fill the glass, spin the spinner and whoever it points to will have to drink. The spinner is anti-skid and is made from durable plastic and is 2.56 x 4.72 x 3.74 inches. The shot glass can hold 2 ounces of liquor. It comes boxed so ready to give as a gift.

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This is a hip flask which would be suitable for a female student. It is silver with a hot pink colouring and says on it ‘girls night out’ with a cocktail glass design. It holds 8oz of alcohol and has a hinged screw top lid so that you will not lose the lid while you are taking a sip. It measures 14cm x 10cm x 3cm and would make an unusual gift.

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This is a three piece pan set by Joe Wicks. They are non-stick aluminium pans which have lids and orange handles. There are three pans – 16cm, 18cm and 20cm and they have shatter resistant glass lids. They heat up fast and have long-lasting non-stick interiors which make them easy to clean. The handles are easy to grip and add colour to the kitchen. They are suitable for all hobs included induction and are dishwasher safe.

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This is a 16 piece stainless steel cutlery set. It has black and silver coloured handles in a geometric pattern. It comes with 4 knives, 4 spoons, 4 forks and 4 teaspoons, which is a useful amount for a student, in case they need to fill a dishwasher before they wash up or if they share a place with others and want to share or even just for entertaining. They are dishwasher safe.

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This is a very useful towel set. It includes 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels and 4 washcloths. They are 600gsm and ring spun cotton and they come in a choice of grey or blue. It might seem like a big set but it means they will have one for the gym or swimming and a hand towel for the bathroom and the kitchen or bedroom as well as plenty of washcloths so they can clean them regularly. They come with free delivery.

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This is a Lenovo Ideapad which is a slim HD laptop. It would make an idea gift for a student as they will be able to use it for studying but also for when they want to wind down and have fun. It has 8 hours of battery life and charges up rapidly so it is easy to use. It has lots of useful features such as USB ports, HDMI connection, earphone and mic combo and Microsoft Office 2019.

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This is the Epson Workforce which will print, scan and copy. A really useful tool for any student so that they can stay in control of their work. They will be able to print out their essays, scan in useful information and also photocopy things that they need. It does double sided printing to save paper. It will print from a smartphone or tablet and scan to cloud.  Has an LCD screen to use to select the options you need.

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