The College Girl’s Ultimate Christmas Wish List
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With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the overall holiday bustle of shopping rapidly approaching, it’s time to finalize your Christmas wish list! Whether you’re a fashion lover or tech guru, it can be helpful to create a list for loved ones to look at for gift ideas to wrap under the tree.
The intersection of college life and Christmas gifts can be a delicate balance between the desire to look cute and love the space you live in, without the stress of a cramped living arrangement and a lot of unnecessary stuff. In the spirit of minimalism, stick with items you truly want and have room for, and don’t add things that will remain untouched by the time the next semester is over.
Or, if you want to ask for something a little different this year, an experience is a fun way to get the festivities going into the new year. Concert tickets, travel, or my personal favorite, a spa day, are fun wish list experiences that you can also plan to do with the gift giver or gift recipient!
Whether you’re shopping for your friends, sister, or adding to your own Christmas wish list, there is something on this list for everyone. (Don’t forget to check out the rest of our holiday gift ideas on Evie Magazine!)
Gold Vanity Tray
If you’ve been looking for a luxurious way to display perfume bottles and pretty cosmetics, this gold vanity tray is the perfect option! Small enough to fit on a desk or coffee table, this tray is the perfect addition to your bedroom decor.
Every college student needs a practical watch! Add this stylish one to your wishlist to keep track of your steps, tell the cute boy in class what time it is, and make sure you're not late to that group study session.
Who can resist a cute crewneck? This one can easily be worn with everything from leggings and sneakers to straight-leg jeans, booties, and a polo popping out underneath.
Time to give your morning a major upgrade with this pretty single-serve coffee maker!
Sephora Favorites Holiday Lip Set
One of the greatest gifts, and values, is one of the Sephora Favorites beauty kits. If you’ve been looking to change up your makeup routine but aren’t sure what to try, add these kits to your wish list or shop during holiday sales! Their holiday lip kit is a great set, as it includes seven different lip products from a variety of brands.
Sephora Favorites Makeup Must-Haves Set
The makeup must-haves kit includes a mix of trial and full-size products that have been trending online and loved by influencers.
Makeup brushes are the top item in our lives that we often forget to clean (wash them right now if you're reading this!). If your makeup brushes have seen better days, add a new set to your wish list! It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long!
Hair Tools: Straightening and Styling Flat Iron
Head into the new year with great hair! If you’ve had the same flat iron or curling iron since junior high, it’s time for an update and an upgrade. Check out a few top brands and see which one works best for your hair type and needs.
Hair Tools: Interchangeable Curling Iron Set
Another beloved product by T3, the twirl trio curling iron set, is a must-have for your beauty routine in the new year.
Hair Tools: Blow-Dryer Brush
Get a blowout at home in half the time with this fan-favorite from DryBar.
Steve Madden Boots
The winter season is a great time to ask for a new pair of everyday boots. Black boots are easy to wear and easy to style, but if beige is more your color palette, they have that option too!
Tote bags have been a must-have bag this year, and this trend will continue into the new year! If you don’t have a trusty tote bag already, add one to your wish list for easy carrying and casual styling! A nice tote bag is perfect for carrying your laptop and other college essentials to class.
Jewelry: Gold Huggie Earrings
Is there a piece of jewelry you’ve been eyeing this year? Add it to your list. And if you need some examples to up your bling, a pair of gold huggies or a new set of everyday rings can upgrade your daily outfits with the smallest of touches.
Jewelry: Mini Stackable Ring Set
Simple and timeless? Add to cart, immediately.
A new handbag is a great way to accessorize into the new year. A classic cream or white bag or a fun print, depending on your closet needs, is a perfect item to place at the top of your list.
The start of the new year means planning for it! Add this beautiful linen desk agenda to your wish list for a more responsible you in 2023.
Sometimes our living spaces just need an update, and new bedding is one of the easiest ways to change out your room aesthetic. If your bright pink bedding is no longer representative of collegiate you, try a neutral gray or white.
Another easy wish list item is a new pair of sneakers. A basic white sneaker can be worn with any outfit combo for class, or maybe ask for a new pair of running shoes if regular gym sessions are included in your New Year’s resolutions.
Gifting gym clothes can send the wrong message… unless they are on your list! Leggings, tanks, a Scuba Half zip sweatshirt in a new color – the options are endless.
Complete your basic girl wardrobe with a pair of Ugg slippers too, we promise they'll quickly become your best friend when running between dorm rooms and staying cozy during girls' night in.
Candles make a thoughtful and warm Christmas gift, especially in a seasonal scent or with a customized message. It’s a good idea to put a few loved (or strongly disliked) scents on the list, just in case!
Every girl needs a stylish card holder for when she doesn't want to carry a bulky bag on nights out. This one has a cute design and is super affordable!