20 Gift Ideas for a Sophomore - Unique Gifter

20 Gift Ideas for a Sophomore

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Whew, I was stumped for gift ideas for a sophomore, aka my niece. This helped a ton for all my holiday presents.

Freshman year can be a bit of a challenge – leaving home, starting to figure out life on your own, screwing up a few times.  By sophomore year, most college students are amped to get back to school, see their friends and have a great time.

The following gift ideas for a sophomore can be tailored to the person on your list and make an excellent starting point.  We’ve got some great gift ideas for college students of all stages, take a look at the freshman gift idea list here!

Gift Ideas for a Sophomore

Flash Drive

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Piles and piles of papers have to be carried around because there are more assignments. For that reason, a digital copy of work is necessary, and that is why backup is critical. In the midst of storing word documents, other files may also need to be carried ‘digitally’. These include music and videos. Therefore, a flash drive with a large storage capacity is better.

Laptop sleeve

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Chances are high this person bought a laptop in freshman year. Make life easier by getting a nice laptop sleeve for safety.

Scanner pen

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A scanner pen will come in handy when there is a need to convert text into a digital copy. The pen can be used to get quotes from textbooks or copy other information that is in text form.

Sunglasses

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First, do a little bit of research. Fashionistas claim the face should be compatible with the sunglasses. If you are not sure, go for sporty sunglasses.

Computer backup system

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Save the frustrations from a computer crash or theft. As a bonus, you can also throw in a backup power system for use during power blackouts.

Portable speakers

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Portable speakers will provide enough flexibility in-house. Music lovers treasure these items. Higher quality is preferable because of the need for quality sound.

Coffee Maker

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By the second year, learning will take its toll on such a student and sometimes sleep will not be a priority.  Even if your sophomore didn’t start drinking coffee in high school, chances are good they have started by now!

Magnetic Strip Bulletin Board

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Display tickets, pictures with friends, course schedules and more in a fun way that decorates their room and is handy.  Think of it like the magnetic fridge that they don’t have all to themselves.

Backpack

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Even if a backpack was on their shopping list during freshman. It is now old or outdated. Go out and get something trendy.

MP3 Player with a voice recorder

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Sometimes there will be need to listen and focus more on the lecture without scribbling down every word. For that purpose, an MP3 player with a voice recorder fits as the best gift.

Wallet

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Definitely a good time for a new wallet because the freshman wallet is already worn out.

Athletic Gear

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At times, they will stop visiting the recreational center because they do not have the right attire. An athletic gear will motivate their fitness.

Clock Radio universal dock for iPod

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A sophomore needs this more. Reason: waking up, music, and FM radio.

Travel bag

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There is going to be plenty of travelling, and a travelling bag will be a lifesaver. Also, a spacious bag will be needed when going for the holidays.  How else can they do their laundry for free at home?

Tote bag

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In some instances, items will be scattered everywhere. A tote bag will help to put everything together. A tote bag will enhance the in-house organization.

Noise cancelling headphones

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Why? Because sometimes external noise should not be tolerated.

Air plants

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The room may be looking dull without some decorations.

Portable Projector

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Watching Spectre on a wall-mounted projection screen is much welcome. This will also come in handy when doing presentations with classmates.

Artwork

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If the graduate-wannabe has a new room, then some artwork will make the place look like a modern gallery.

Amazon gift card

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When you are lazy, let the sophomore collect their item of choice.

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