Shopping for a student? Christmas is a great time to treat the bigger kids in your life to a few luxuries. We've picked a handful of great gifts for students that will officially give you cool relative status with picks for their uni pad and party lifestyle. In fact, we wouldn't mind a few of these under the tree...
- Stuff magazine subscription, £39.99
For guys or girls who can't get enough of the latest gadgets, a Stuff magazine subscription is a savvy student staple. Not only is it a great read if they're in the market for a brand new laptop for Uni or an up-to-the-minute smartphone, each issue also reviews the latest technology in TV, HiFi, cameras and tablets, plus cool new updates in home and wearable tech.
- Storm & Lighthouse Bottle Opener Key Ring, £3.99
A steal under a fiver, we love this handy bottle opener for being totally neutral (no gaudy designs or gimmicks, suitable for both sexes) and incredibly useful. We can't promise they won't try and unlock their front door with it after a heavy night out, but we can promise they'll be a hit at house parties. The ideal stocking filler and we'll take one for us, too.
- Oliver Bonas Sleepy Eyes Eye Mask, £15
Know a student that loves a daytime nap? Or perhaps they've got a particularly useless set of curtains in their Uni room? This pretty eye mask has a touch of Holly Golightly, helping them look stylish while they snooze in on-trend velvet with luxe gold embroidery. It even comes with a handy storage bag for sleepovers, too.
- LED Cactus Lamp, £10.99
A fun and trendy piece for their student digs, this cute cactus lamp is one of our favourite gifts for students! It's battery powered, meaning there's no annoying wires (or expensive bills when they forget to switch it off). A great and portable piece to add personality to any drab student let, we reckon this would make a great conversation piece on a kitchen windowsill or as a funky touch to a bedside table.
- Marie Claire magazine subscription, £14.99
One for the ladies! If you're looking for stylish gifts for students, you can't go wrong with Marie Claire. Landing through the letterbox every month, it's a fabulous way to deliver a much needed fashion fix, alongside A-list interviews, essential features on current affairs, great career tips, interior trends, health and wellbeing advice and much more!
- Unibox subscription, from £21.95 + P&P per month
If you're looking for a bigger treat or a one-off box of student essentials, why not try a subscription box? Our favourite is Unibox, a monthly themed delivery of student staples tailored to the recipient - past boxes include the Back To Unibox, Exam Survival Unibox and Festival Unibox. Each one contains handy healthy snacks, drinks, sweets and supplements, plus cool stationery, accessories and beauty/grooming goodies, too.
- My Printed Personalised Instagram Selfie Frame, from £24.99
We saved the best to last! This printed Instagram frame is the ultimate party piece and photo prop. Choose from 3 different sizes (approx A0, A1 and A2) and personalise to your heart's content - why not give them their own hashtag (we like #UniLife, #FresherForever and #TeamNoSleep) or title it 'Class of 2020' to make it last until graduation?
Feeling inspired for the festive season? Shop our magazine subscriptions for Christmas!