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25 Welcome Gifts for College Students to Kick Off the Semester

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When college students first start attending school, they are often nervous and unsure of the future. Receiving a gift could make them feel more welcomed and excited about their new adventure. Check out some of these awesome welcome gifts for college students below.

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Top Welcome Gifts for College Students to Make Them Feel at Home

It’s hard going off to college, especially if you’re living away from home for the first time. While these gifts won’t fix their homesickness, they can at least help a college student in your life (or your class) start the semester off right by feeling more organized and at home.

Miady 2-Pack 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger, USB-C Fast Charging Power Bank, Backup Charger for iPhone 15/14/13, Galaxy S23/22, Pixel and etc

Portable Power Bank

Portable power banks are so handy for college students not that everything is digital. You never know when you’ll need to charge your phone or laptop when in class!

Study Definition Printable Poster

Study Definition Printable Poster

This funny “study” definition poster tells the truth about what studying is these days, texting, eating, and watching TV while pretending to study or procrastinating.

College Necklace

College Necklace

These can be customized when their school for a fun “welcome to college” gift idea.

Ultra Soft Cozy Sherpa Throw Blanket, Light Weight Warm Decorative Throw Blanket with Tassel, Solid Antique White Pattern Reversible Boho Style Blanket for Sofa, Couch, Bedroom,Travel, 50”x60”

Super Soft Throw Blanket

College dorm rooms can be cool, especially when you don’t have control over the temperature. A throw blanket is a nice addition to their dorm room (and one you know they’ll actually use).

Custom Dorm Welcome Mat

Custom Dorm Welcome Mat

This is so fun if the college student you’re welcoming knows who their dorm roommate is (or you want to welcome your new roommate). You could also get it without personalization if you don’t know their name too.

Call Your Mom Pillow

Call Your Mom Pillow

Sometimes college students need a reminder to stay in touch with their family. This pillow is both practical as a throw pillow, and practical for them to think of home too.

College Candy Snack Box (40 Full Size Variety) Candy Care Package Teenage Student Gift Basket - My College Crate

Snack Care Package

You can never go wrong giving snacks to college students!

Custom Neon Sign

Custom Neon Sign

These fun neon signs can be customized with any message. Choose their name, school name, or an uplifting message. Then they’ll have a cool decoration for their dorm that also doubles as an extra light.

steo spce Ramen Bowl Set, Microwave Ramen Cooker Instant Noodles Bowl With Chopsticks, Rapid Ramen Noodles for College Dorm Room Essentials Dishwasher-Safe

Ramen Cooker

The college student staple! You can give this to a college student on its own, or package it with a variety of ramen noodle packets for a unique (and practical) gift basket idea.

College Care Package Magnets

College Care Package Magnets

These magnets are great additions to college care packages or to give as inexpensive welcome gifts for college students. Hopefully this will help them remember to stay connected with their family while they’re busy and away!

Dorm Room Cupholder - Durable, Convenient and Space-Saving Holder for Beverages, Accessories and Decor

Dorm Room Cupholder

Did you know these existed? Well you do now! Great if the dorm room has bunk beds or no room for a bedside table.

Best College Student Printable Planner

Best College Student Printable Planner

Help them stay organized and on top of things with this Best College Student printable planner at hand.

Monogrammed Earrings

Letters of the college could be put on these earrings to represent the school!

Hasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit Game: Stuff You Should Know Edition, Trivia Questions Inspired by The Stuff You Should Know Podcast, Game for Ages 16 and Up

Trivial Pursuit Game

This game is based on the podcast “Stuff You Should Know” that’s really popular with young people right now. Not only will they learn some new things, but they’ll have a great icebreaker activity to play with their new friends.

Funny Mug gift idea for college students

Funny Mug

Most college students enjoy coffee or tea so a mug is a great welcome gift idea. Go with something they like, or find a funny one like this study-themed mug.

Inspirational Pencils

Inspirational Pencils

They sure can, as long as they think good thoughts along the way. Plus, these pencils will be great to write with too, which they will be doing a lot of this year.

“Hey mom, I’m home” Funny Laundry Bag

“Hey mom, I’m home” Funny Laundry Bag

They will be doing a majority of their laundry at home, even if they have access to washers and dryers, since it costs so much. This “Hey, mom, I’m home” funny laundry bag is a great way of announcing their presence.

Engraved Yeti Tumbler

Engraved Yeti Tumbler

This yeti tumbler can be engraved with their name or the name of the school, and will help them stay hydrated as they run around.

“Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it. -Hillary Clinton” Wall Art

“Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it. -Hillary Clinton” Wall Art

Remind them to never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it. There will be a lot of challenges and new things they face, but they should never sacrifice what is right for anything.

Master Lock Portable Small Lock Box, Set Your Own Combination Lock Portable Safe, Personal Travel Safe, Pink, ‎5900DPNK

Personal Safe

If a kid is staying in dorms a safe can help protect their valuables when they’re not home. Add it to a welcome gift for a practical gift idea.

Haundry Mesh Shower Caddy Bag, Portable College Dorm Bathroom Tote, Quick Dry Holder for Camp Gym, 8 Basket Pockets with Key Hook and 2 Oxford Handles, Gray

Dorm Shower Mesh Basket

Most dorms have communal showers and it can be a pain to carry all your shower products back and forth. This mesh caddy is a great solution – the best part is it dries easily too. Give it alone, or fill it with shower supplies for a nice gift basket.

Open When... Envelopes for College Students

Open When… Envelopes for College Students

Fill each of these envelopes up with something special (get creative!) for a super thoughtful college welcome gift idea. The best part is it doesn’t take up much space too!

Magnetic Poetry - College Kit - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA

College Magnetic Poetry

So much fun if they have a fridge in their dorm!

CAGIE 5 Subject Notebook College Ruled 6'' x 8'' Hardcover Spiral Lined Notebook with 5 Removable Colored Dividers 204 Pages Notebooks for Work, School Supplies, Home & Office, Writing Journal

College Style Notebook

Practical gifts like school supplies are a great way to welcome college students to their new semester and help set them up for success. Love this tabbed notebook to keep things organized.

Star Right Assorted Colored Blank Flash Cards - 2'x3' Blank Index Note Cards, Flash Cards Blank, 1000 Pre Hole Punched Index Cards w/Metal Binder Rings, Blank Flashcards for GMT Prep, Math, Language

Flashcards for Studying

We had to say it, but most college students need some tricks to study effectively. These flashcards are handy to keep on hand and way easier than making your own.

College is a fun adventure, but it brings a lot of challenges along for the ride, and a welcome gift will go a long way in making them feel more comfortable and welcome.

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