Gifts for students going to university

What do you buy for someone going off to university? You can buy something for their flat or resident, something that will aid their studies, something ‘fun’ to help them relax when they are not studying and much more.

Here are 5 smart gift ideas for students going to university


Kindle Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display

Instead of having to lug all those books around a student can rather carry with him the a lighter, smaller and faster kindle! On Amazon the Kindle already supports a massive book selection of over 800,000 titles, and you can find titles on local websites like Kalahari (Click on the Books menu link and select eBooks). If the student already has a Kindle you can get him or her a gift card.

Rice cooker

Black & Decker Rice Cooker

A billion Chinese can’t be wrong: eat rice. With the press of a lever, this electric rice cooker makes up to 6 cups of cooked rice–perfect for students. Simply add virtually any type of dry rice, measure in the water, and turn the unit on.

MP3 player

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player

This inexpensive and tiny MP3 player is ideal for those times you just need some peace and quiet in the study hall. (If you don’t like listening to music while studying then try some white noise). There’s so much more to love when you play with a SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 player. With four gigabytes of storage, this tiny player lets you listen to up to 1000 songs in stunning audio quality.

Alarm clock

Flying Alarm Clock

Getting up at 6am for class is high on the list of ‘University Student Problems‘. I know that most students and people in general don’t have clocks anymore and will simply use their smartphone for their clock and alarm needs, but we know how easy it is to just snooze that don’t we.

The Flying Alarm Clock wakes you up with a loud shrieking alarm coupled with a little propeller-driven key that leaps off your nightstand. To turn off the horrible racket, you have to get out of bed and retrieve the key.


ful Unisex Adult Overton Backpack

A student needs a good comfortable backpack to keep all their stuff for class. This backpack has thick padding on the shoulder straps and back side of the backpack. You can run you headphones through the backpack so you can listen to MP3s. There is plenty of room, lots of pockets, and it even has a spot for your pens and other important things.

Author: SmartStudent

SmartStudent is an educational portal that provides information & advice to aspiring students. regarding applying to university, choosing a course, what to take to university, finding student accommodation and much more.

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