Gift Ideas for College Girls

Your girlfriend, your high school BFF, roomie, sister, cousin, daughter—chances are, you’ll need gift ideas for college girls at some point, but you shouldn’t have to worry over what to give. 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 for gift ideas for college girls? 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, browsing our “Gifts for Her” category, or checking out our finals week gift ideas. 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.

The Ultimate Ice Cream Gift Set is perfect for movie night or a little post-finals indulgence. 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!


Gift set contains:

  • 4 La Rochere Bubble Glass Bowls, 4.75″ d each
  • 4 Paka Monk “Peace, Love & Ice Cream” handstamped spoons
  • Molly Moon’s Ice Cream Scoop, 7.25″ h
  • Fran’s Chocolates Caramel Sauce, 9.6 oz
  • Fran’s Chocolates Dark Chocolate Sauce, 9.6 oz
  • Sugarfina Chocolate Confetti, net wt 3.8 oz, approx. 138 pieces
  • Dardimans California Mandarin Crispy Fruit Slices, 2.0 oz
  • Dardimans California Crispy Fruit Slices, Pineapple 1.7 oz
  • Virginia Cocktail Sea Salt Peanuts, 10 oz tin
  • Stonewall Kitchen Merry Maraschino Cherries, 13.5 oz


The We Adore S’mores Gift Set is a delicious DIY s’mores kit to take on a spring break trip or out to a bonfire. This collection of treats contains crisp graham crackers, dark chocolate, and tender marshmallows ready to be roasted to the exact shade of toastiness she and her crew craves. The set also includes 4 clever extending marshmallow roasting sticks to help achieve the perfectly roasted marshmallow without burning your fingers.

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 idea for college girls who have perfected their 10-step Korean skincare routine, have mastered the newest trends before they even hit Instagram, and have their accessory game on lock? Keep reading to find out.

Instead of giving her a makeup box subscription, surprise her with a Charcoal Recharge Gift Set, packed with the purifying (and totally zen) powers of Binchotan Charcoal, sea salt, essential oils, and detoxifying minerals. On the go or relaxing at home, she’ll look and feel her absolute best, all thanks to you. 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:

  • Ethics Supply Co. Tides Mediterranean Travel Candle, 15 hour burn time, 3.8 oz
  • Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Face Scrub Towel, 7″ h x 10″ w
  • Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Body Scrub Towel, 40″ h x 9″ w
  • Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar, 4 oz
  • Mixture Charcoal Salt Soak, 24 oz
  • Vial of black tipped mini matches

For those with a passion for travel, the Wanderlust Gift Set easily keeps her organized from all points A to Z. The classic travel journal from Moleskine tracks travel details with a place for personal notes and storage space at the back for receipts, checklists, and loyalty cards. The sturdy MiiR wide mouth bottle has an easy-carry handle, a screw-on lid to prevent spills, and vacuum insulation to preserve either hot or cold temps. The gift set also includes leather accessories from WOOLLY, a sturdy keychain with an HK style steel clip and a luggage tag with a brass stud closure.

Gift set contains:

  • Moleskine Traveller’s Journal, 240 pages with 202 adhesive stickers, 5″ w x 8.25″ h
  • MiiR vacuum-insulated wide mouth bottle, 16 oz, 8.75″ tall with lid
  • WOOLLY Clip Leather Keychain, 5.5″ long (including key ring and clip)
  • WOOLLY Black Leather Luggage Tag, 2.75″ w x 4″ h (closed, excluding strap)

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.

The Wake Me Up Before I Go Go Gift Set will have them buzzing from the moment they start the day with a French press and coffee mug with a French press built in. Plus we’ve included Stumptown’s Hair Bender Coffee because we love the name (perfect for bed heads) and Simply Gum’s all natural Ginger Mints slips for whisking coffee breath away.

Gift set contains:

  • Espro Travel French Press, stainless steel, max fill 15 oz
  • Simply Gum Ginger Mints, 1.1 oz tin, 45 pieces
  • Stumptown Hair Bender Whole Bean Coffee, 12 oz

Great ideas start with coffee and a little something sweet, so let the Perk Me Up Coffee & Chocolate Gift Set inspire her next stroke of brilliance. This perfect “perk me up” in the middle of a school or workday includes a deliciously rich dark chocolate bar from Theo and salted caramels from Jonboy.  Caffe Vita’s French Roast Coffee rounds out the coffee-break trifecta.

Gift set contains:

  • Theo Chocolate Classic Dark Chocolate Bar, 3 oz
  • Jonboy Fleur de Sel Caramels, 4 oz
  • Caffe Vita Organic French Roast Whole Bean Coffee, 12 oz

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.

The Better Than Therapy Gift Set is the ultimate relaxation gift, with pretty colored pencils, a mindfulness coloring book, tea, a soothing scented candle and yes, chocolate. It’s perfect for when she’s had one of those days.

Gift set contains:

  • Art of Tea Happy Loose Leaf Green Tea, 2.5 oz tin
  • Tutti Frutti Colored Pencils, 12 double-sided pre-sharpened pencils in 6 colors
  • jcoco Mini Chocolate Bar Assortment, 8 flavors, 1 oz each
  • Paddywax Prism Glass Candle in Morning Dew, 2.75″ h (without cork lid) x 3.5″ w (at base)
  • Herbivore Botanicals Detox Bath Salts, 8 oz bottle
  • Mindfulness Coloring Book – Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People
  • Vial of Mini Matches, white

Onward & Upward is the ideal gift for celebrating big accomplishments like a graduation, job offer, or securing her dream internship. Send her 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.

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, 64 pages each, 4.25″ w x 5.5″ h
  • bkr Fifth Ave Blue Original Glass Bottle, 500 ml
  • Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Facial Mist, 2 oz

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.

The Lavender Love Gift Set is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to staying calm and collected. This luxe, soothing gift set is anchored by Antica Farmacista’s Lavender & Lime Blossom trio of products, including hand and body wash, moisturizer, and a room diffuser.  The Dreamweaver Bath Balm creates a dreamy milk bath. The sisal body scrubber is made of all-natural renewable sisal fiber.

Gift set contains:

  • Antica Farmacista Lavender & Lime Blossom Hand and Body Wash, 10 oz
  • Antica Farmacista Lavender & Lime Blossom Moisturizer, 10 oz
  • Antica Farmacista Room Diffuser, 100 ml glass fragrance bottle and 7 diffuser reeds
  • Baudelaire Sisal Body Scrubber, 4″ w x 5″ h x 1.5″ d
  • musee Dreamweaver Bath Balm, 8 oz

The sweet Rosy Posy Gift Set 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.bkr Naked Pink Original Glass Bottle 500 ml, Rifle Paper Co. Rosa pocket notebooks set of 2 blank interiors 64 pages 5.5" h x 4.25" w

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


Need more ideas? Explore our College Care Package collection.