Gift Ideas for College Girls

Your girlfriend, your high school BFF, roomie, sister, cousin, daughter–chances are, you’ll need a gift for a college girl at some point, but you shouldn’t have to worry over what to give her. Great gifts for college kids don’t need to be high-tech, full of random trinkets, or stuffed with homemade goodies if baking’s not your thing–these presents simply need to be personal, thoughtful, and totally unique, just like she is.


Need inspiration? Think about what the college girl in your life might want or need to make campus life more memorable and fun. If you know a little bit about her interests already (if not, maybe check her Pinterest account?), you can create a custom gift or care package using our college care package gift builder, or browsing our “Gifts for Her” category. If you need more inspiration, see our best gift ideas for a college girl below, handpicked from our best-sellers.

Gifts for Sorority Shenanigans

If you need gift ideas for your college roommate, suitemates, or sorority sisters, consider these sweet treats to share or savor singlehandedly. Peace, Love and Ice Cream is perfect for movie night or a little post-finals indulgence, and We Adore S’mores is a delicious DIY s’mores kit to take on a spring break trip or out to a bonfire.

Peace, Love, and Ice Cream

chocolate sundae sauce gift

Peace, Love, & Ice Cream Gift Set

All the fun of an ice cream cone, all the convenience of digging into your very own pint at home. It’s impossible not to smile at this sweet ice cream lover’s gift! We’ve paired a Fishs Eddy ceramic cone-shaped dish with Paka Monk’s handstamped “Peace, Love & Ice Cream” spoon that’s perfect for any flavor your heart desires. Make it a sundae with a spoonful (or more!) of Hot Cakes gourmet Dark Chocolate Sauce.

Gift set contains:

  • Paka Monk handstamped “Peace, Love & Ice Cream” silver spoon
  • Fishs Eddy “strawberry” ice cream cone dish. 8 oz, measures 4 1/4″ h x 3 1/2″ w
  • Hot Cakes organic Dark Chocolate Sauce, 7 oz

We Adore S’mores Gift Set:

Make your own s'mores gift set

We Adore S’mores Gift Set

If you think of s’mores as something you can’t send in the mail, think again! This gift set elevates everyone’s favorite campfire snack to a gourmet art form, and it’s not for the casual s’more-ficionado. Sure, there’s some assembly required, but everyone knows that’s part of the fun. This collection of treats contains crisp graham crackers, dark chocolate, and tender marshmallows ready to be roasted to the exact shade of toastiness you crave. We’ve included a set of 4 extending marshmallow roasting sticks to help you achieve a perfectly gooey marshmallow without singeing your fingers or burning it to a crisp–unless, of course, you like them that way.

Gift set contains:

  • Madyson’s Marshmallows Marshmallow Squares, 7 oz, 10 marshmallows cut into 1.5″ squares
  • Bite Me! Cookies Handcrafted Butter Grahams, 13.12 oz package, 18 graham crackers (each cracker measures 3″ x 2.5″ x .25″)
  • 2 Theo Chocolate Classic Dark Chocolate Bars, 3 oz each
  • Extending Marshmallow Sticks, set of 4, 32″ when fully extended

Gifts for the Aspiring Beauty Blogger

What’s the best gift for your college girlfriend, who’s perfected her 10-step Korean skincare routine, masters the newest trends before they even hit Instagram, and has her accessory game on lock? Instead of giving her a makeup box subscription, surprise her with A Restful Pause, packed with the purifying (and totally zen) powers of Binchotan Charcoal, sea salt, essential oils, and detoxifying minerals, not to mention effortless hydration with help from MiiR’s chic insulated water bottle. Or, appeal to the fashionista with the Wanderlust Gift Set, which features a gorgeous, eco-friendly scarf, super trendy clear clutch bag great for traveling or concerts, and nourishing lip balm and hand lotion. Whether she’s on the go or relaxing at home, she’ll look and feel her absolute best, all thanks to you.

A Restful Pause:

A Restful Pause Gift Set

Soothing, hydrating, exfoliating: it’s all here with this cool, modern skincare and beauty gift for her that’s as relaxing as can be. Trust us: once you try on a silk eye mask, you’ll never go back.

Gift set contains:

  • Herbivore Botanicals Detox Bath Salts
  • Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap
  • MiiR 16 oz Insulated Water Bottle
  • Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Eye Mask
  • Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Face Scrub Towel
  • Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush

Wanderlust Gift Set:

Wanderlust Gift Set

For those with a passion for travel, this gift set easily takes her from sightseeing to shopping to an evening strolling a favorite avenue after dinner. The airy Rita Cotton Scarf in shades of blue and gray paired with the PVC Crossbody Bag creates a beautiful fashion statement. We’ve also included a couple of pamper items – Bohéme Amber, Vanilla and Musk Hand Cream and Herbivore Lip Conditioner to send her off in style.

Gift set contains:

  • Bloom & Give Rita Cotton Scarf, 40″ w x 71″ h (approximate size)
  • Mer-Sea & Co. Travel Luxe PVC Crossbody Bag with Navy Suede Leather Strap, 5.5″ h x 8″ w
  • Mer-Sea & Co. Bohéme Shea Butter Hand Cream, 3.4 oz
  • Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Conditioner, .17 oz

Coffee Gifts for the Rise and Grind-er

Is she a caffeine fiend? You can’t go wrong with a prepaid to her favorite coffee shop, but to really get her buzzing with excitement, try one of our best coffee-themed gifts for college students. Mocha Madness is ideal for all-day fuel, with two types of coffee, energy bars, and chocolate, as well as MiiR’s classic travel tumbler that keeps coffee hot or cold for hours. Creative Coffee Break is a perfect boost for late-night study sessions, thanks to the cold brew coffee pouch, decadent Theo Chocolates Big Daddy Marshmallow treats, and craft notebook and pen to help with brainstorming or downtime doodling.

Mocha Madness:

Mocha Madness Gift Set

Jumpstart the day with a buzz from coffee and chocolate–some might say, the world’s most perfect flavor combination. This gift set is packed with delicious, energizing treats like fresh-roasted whole coffee beans and “bean bags” for brewing your own New Orleans-inspired cold brew coffee concentrate. We’ve included a MiiR tumbler to keep your beverage of choice close at hand, and 2 RXBAR protein bars and a bar of Theo Chocolates’ 70% dark chocolate for those who prefer to eat their caffeine. They’re portable, filling, and best of all–tasty.

Gift set contains:

  • 2 RXBAR Protein Bars, peanut butter chocolate and chocolate sea salt,each 1.83 oz
  • Theo Classic Dark Chocolate Bar, 3 oz
  • Cold Brew Bean Bag
  • Caffe Umbria Bizzari Blend Whole Bean Coffee, 12 oz
  • MiiR Lidded Tumbler, black, 16 oz capacity

Creative Coffee Break:

coffee gift for staff

Creative Coffee Break Gift Set

Great ideas start with coffee, so let this gift set inspire her next stroke of brilliance. We’ve included a special insulated and lidded travel tumbler, a handcrafted letterpress notebook and a retractable ballpoint pen so she can take her creative notions anywhere, and some delicious treats to lift her spirits. Brew a batch of New Orleans-style cold brew coffee concentrate with Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bag and snack on Theo Chocolate’s incredible Big Daddy Marshmallows with caramel and chocolate for a snack that’s truly exceptional.

Gift set contains:

  • MiiR Insulated Tumbler: holds 16 fl oz, fits most cup holders, comes with press-on BPA-free plastic lid
  • Pike St. Press Handcrafted Letterpress Notebook, Dimensions: 8″ x 5″, 128 blank (unruled) pages
  • Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bag, 2.5 servings per bag (10 ounces coffee concentrate)
  • Theo Chocolate’s Big Daddy Marshmallows, 1.9 oz package with 3 marshmallows
  • OHTO’s Needle Point Horizon Ballpoint Pen, measures approximately 5.35″ long x 0.44″ wide

Grade-A Gifts For the High Achiever

She’s a TA, Student Senate treasurer, sorority social chair, and a regular food bank volunteer–oh, and she’s applying to law school, like, right now. Even the busiest girlboss needs to chill now and then, so help her schedule a little downtime with these cool gifts for college girls on the go. Better Than Therapy is the ultimate relaxation gift, with colored pencils, a mindfulness coloring book, cute candle, and yes, wine and chocolate. (PS. If she’s not 21 or you can’t ship wine to her state, removing this canned wine is easy: simply delete it from the gift set.) Onward & Upward is the perfect gift for celebrating big accomplishments like a graduation, job offer, or securing her dream internship–stylish surprises and treats for body and spirit will perk her right up and prepare her for all the adventures to come.

Better Than Therapy:

Better Than Therapy Gift Set

Rough day? Better talk to some wine about it. This is the gift set you turn to when you (or a girlfriend) have had “one of those weeks”–the kind that calls for dimming the lights, turning the tap to HOT, lighting a candle, and dipping into your stash of Chardonnay In A Can to enjoy in the bathtub. Yes, you read that correctly. You see, unlike bathtub gin, bathtub wine is really quite delicious and not at all scandalous (well, not very). Plus, it’s quite an intelligent choice when you consider how much safer you’ll feel without the risk of a slippery wineglass, right? Follow it up with a no-stress coloring session paired with an assortment of eight culinary inspired chocolates.

Gift set contains:

  • Mindfulness Coloring Book – Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
  • Blackwing Coloring Pencils, 12 count
  • jcoco Mini Chocolate Bar Assortment, 1 oz each, 8 flavors
  • Essentially Geared Chardonnay, 375 ml
  • Herbivore Botanicals Detox Bath Salts, 8 oz bottle
  • Paddywax Prism Glass Candle in Morning Dew, 2.75″ h (without cork lid) x 3.5″ w (at base)
  • Vial of Mini Matches, white

Onward & Upward:

Onward & Upward Travel Set

Send your favorite jet-setter on her way with an exquisite suede leather tasseled passport clutch in deep navy, two journals for recording her adventures, a bkr water bottle and Herbivore Botanicals’ coconut water facial mist to stay hydrated along the way, and a couple of delicious espresso chocolate bars to nibble on in flight. Whether she’s traveling a few hours away or across the globe, this is the perfect sendoff gift.

Gift set contains:

  • Mer-Sea Travel Luxe Navy Suede Passport Clutch, 4″ h x 6″ w
  • Rifle Paper Co. Bon Voyage Notebook Set of 2, 4.25″ w x 5.5″ h, 64 pages each
  • bkr Ryan Blue Original Glass Bottle, 500 ml
  • Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Facial Mist, 2 fl oz
  • 2 Meg Maggie Margaret Espresso Caramel & Mocha Nougat Candy Bars, 1.2 oz each

Gifts for the Cool, Calm, and Collected One

Even with a full courseload, plenty of on- and off-campus extracurriculars, and a social butterfly’s schedule, she manages to maintain a positive attitude and aura of calm at all times. Help her stay as cool as can be with these relaxing gifts for college girls who love to unplug, refuel and make the most out of every moment.

Lovely In Lavender:

Lovely In Lavender Gift Set

Make her next “journaling by candlelight” session even more soothing with Mixture’s classic votive candle in a light “Lavender Garden” fragrance, Rifle Paper Co.’s Tapestry Pocket Notebook Set (both with blank pages, so there’s no limit to her creativity), and a tiny vial of matches to help keep the flame alight.

Gift set contains:

  • Mixture Classic Color Votive Candle, 2 oz, Lavender Garden Fragrance
  • Rifle Paper Co. Tapestry Pocket Notebook Set, set of 2, 64 pages each. Measures 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.
  • Vial of Mini Matches, white

Mindful Moment:

Mindful Moment Giftlet

Don’t underestimate the soothing benefits of putting pencil to paper; the “Mindfulness Coloring Book” along with double sided colored pencils allows you to experience the relaxing power of mindful coloring anywhere you like. Pick from over 70 intricate patterns, and treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and focus. To make the moment even sweeter, we have included a bag of Wild Things Skinny-Dipped Chocolate Almonds dusted ever so decadently in cocoa powder.

Gift set contains:

  • Mindfulness Coloring Book, 5″ w x 7″ h, 112 pages
  • Tutti Frutti Colored Pencils, 12 double-sided pre-sharpened pencils in 6 colors
  • Wild Things Skinny-Dipped Cocoa Chocolate Almonds, 1.5 oz

Rosy Posy Gift Set:

Rosy Posy Gift Set

This sweet, rosy duo is a lovely gift for someone determined to start the day right–creative, organized, and hydrated (that’s where that natural glow comes from, after all). We’ve paired the ever-popular bkr water bottle in a beautiful blush pink silicone cover with Rifle Paper Co.’s Rosa pocket notebook duo for a simple, attractive gift that would make the perfect last-minute present for your roommate, sister, niece, or bff.

Gift set contains:

  • bkr Naked Pink Original Glass Bottle, 500 ml
  • Rifle Paper Co. Rosa pocket notebooks, set of 2, blank interiors. 64 pages, 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w