20 of the Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students

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Never underestimate the power of a stellar stocking stuffer. While larger presents can sometimes overshadow the more compact finds, stockings are a great opportunity to show the college student in your life you care. These tiny but mighty gifts range from thoughtful and unique self-care items to winter treats that will help students smile between classes. Personalized add-ons like curated fragrance oils and wireless headphones are small luxuries to help them enjoy a break from midterms and power through the rest of the year.

To take the stress out of shopping for college students, we rounded up some of the best stocking stuffers any undergrad would be happy to receive. Whether they're a fashion-lover with an eye for accessories or a student searching for the latest and greatest in tech, there's a holiday gift out there for everyone. Some of our favorites include a disposable camera to capture all their best memories, a self-warming eye mask to melt away finals stress, and collegiate pouches to give them an extra dose of school spirit. That's not to mention a butterfly claw clip they won't want to take off, as well as hot chocolate on a stick that's just as delicious as it sounds.

If you still don't know what to add to your holiday shopping cart, allow us to play Santa this year. Shop our favorite stocking stuffers for college students below, and get a head start on those wishlists.

β€” Additional reporting by Chandler Plante

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Face Masks
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Face Masks

This TONYMOLY Face Mask 5-Pack ($15) is the perfect self-care gift for the student who loves their skin-care. Plus, they're so affordable, you can gift one to everyone in your family.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Collegiate Pouches
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Collegiate Pouches

The freshman in college coming home for their first holiday season will be obsessed with these Collegiate Pouches ($33), but the senior who's rounding out their final year will love them, too. We love that they're personal and useful at the same time.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Therapy Dough
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Therapy Dough

Sometimes, intense stress calls for Therapy Dough ($15). These come in four available scents β€” lavender, pine, eucalyptus, and orange β€” but you can collect them all, or give each person a different scent.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Flash Film Camera
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Flash Film Camera

Life looks better through a disposable camera. Throw this Kodak 35mm Film Camera ($18, originally $20) in their stocking for some added nostalgia.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Disney Villainous Board Game
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Disney Villainous Board Game

Ravensburger's Disney Villainous: Introduction to Evil Board Game ($30) is perfect for any Disney fan looking to embrace their inner villain with friends and family. College students can play as one of the four famed antagonists (Maleficent, Captain Hook, Ursula, or Prince John), and they will love experiencing the immersive gameplay and "easter eggs" of their favorite films with their friends.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: The CrunchCup XL
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: The CrunchCup XL

Let your college student enjoy their favorite milk and cereal on the go with The CrunchCup XL ($30). They don't need anything else β€” no extra bowl or spoon required. The best part? The CrunchCup has two separate cups to keep the cereal from getting soggy.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Hidden Pocket Scrunchies
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Hidden Pocket Scrunchies

These Hidden Pocket Scrunchies ($20) do double duty. They're classic scrunchies, but they also have hidden pockets, so you can keep cash, keys, or any little essential with you when you're in a pinch.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: The Five-Minute Journal
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: The Five-Minute Journal

You've probably seen The Five-Minute Journal ($29) everywhere, but it really does work. If your college student loves to journal or wants to embrace more mindfulness in their daily routine, they'll appreciate this gift. You can read our full review of The Five-Minute Journal here.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Ruffle Socks
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Ruffle Socks

It wouldn't be the holidays without new socks. It gets cold in the dorms, but thankfully, this Free People Ruffle Sock Pack in Bright Combo ($30) is equal parts cute and cozy. This pack comes in three (with multiple different colorways to choose from), so students can mix and match as they please.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Apple AirPods Pro
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Apple AirPods Pro

You can't go wrong with these Apple AirPods Pro ($230, originally $250). Everyone will want to unwrap these this year, but if you're still on the fence, read our Apple AirPods Pro review for more info.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Sleep Headphones
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Sleep Headphones

Get a good night's sleep in any dorm with these relaxing Sleep Headphones ($20). They have over 17,000 positive reviews and come in different colors, so anyone can find their perfect match.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Shower Steamer Spray
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Shower Steamer Spray

If they're in college, they're likely using communal showers. This Shower Steamer Spray ($25) will be a beloved present, because it makes any shower experience feel a bit more like being at a spa. Sign us up!

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Crease-Free Hair Clip Set
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Crease-Free Hair Clip Set

This Crease-Free Hair Clip Set ($8) is adorable but also practical. These gentle clips allow students to pull their hair back without any creasing, making skin-care and makeup a total breeze.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Strap on your shower shoes, because this Tree Hut Candy Cane Shea Sugar Body Scrub ($8) makes everything feel more festive. We love this candy cane scent for the holidays, but we're sure any version would make it into the shower caddy.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Metal Butterfly Claw Clip
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Metal Butterfly Claw Clip

Y2K fashion is back in full force, and this claw clip is the proof. We like this Charley Metal Butterfly Claw Clip ($12) because it's an affordable, modern take on the sparkly '90s style.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Cherry Bag Charm
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Cherry Bag Charm

This Free People Cherry Bag Charm ($20) is berry cute. Set any backpack or tote bag apart with vintage-feeling leather cherries β€” they're just too sweet.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Hot Chocolate on a Stick
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Hot chocolate is the ultimate seasonal treat, so this Hot Chocolate on a Stick ($40) takes the cake. There are four flavors in each pack β€” salted caramel, peanut butter cup, peppermint, and french truffle β€” so students can enjoy a sweet treat while they're studying or hanging at home.

A Unique Present: Self-Warming Eye Masks
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A Unique Present: Self-Warming Eye Masks

When they need to shut out the world for a minute, they'll be grateful for these Self-Warming Eye Masks ($20). They're super soothing and great for a minute of chill time (and each pack comes with five masks).

A Whimsical Game: Things They Don't Teach You in School Game
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A Whimsical Game: Things They Don't Teach You in School Game

So much is learned in the classroom, but there are still some things you aren't taught at a desk. That's where this Things They Don't Teach You in School Game ($35) comes in. It's hilarious, fun, and perfect for any college student.

Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Instant Colorful Tea Latte Kits
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Best Stocking Stuffers For College Students: Instant Colorful Tea Latte Kits

If they are caffeine obsessed but want to swap out their afternoon coffee, these Instant Colorful Tea Latte Kits ($30) are a great way to get started. There are so many fun flavors to try, including pink latte, matcha latte, and golden latte.