It’s the most wonderful time of the year (even if it doesn’t feel like it)! If you’re looking for some stocking stuffer ideas for college students, we’ve got you covered with these 24 awesome stocking stuffer ideas.

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The Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for College Students

Lip Balm

One of the most practical stocking stuffer is a good lip balm.

With all the stress and lack of sleep that comes with college, your lips are sure to get dry! A great inexpensive stocking stuffer is EOS Lip Balm.


Gum helps your breath smell nice and also gives you something to do in class when that professor starts lecturing (or if it’s a bear, while the bear eats your arm).

Mini USB Fan- Stocking Stuffer Ideas for College Students

A mini USB fan makes an awesome stocking stuffer idea because it’s an easy way to stay cool during those long days in the library or at a study session.

This is also super practical because you can keep it plugged into your laptop and use it as a mini desk fan!

Key Finder

One stocking stuffer that’s great for college students is a key finder—if you’re at all like me (and I hope not), then losing your keys seems to be an almost daily activity!

Mini First Aid Kit

A mini first aid kit makes another excellent stocking stuffer idea because things happen- even if you’re super careful!

Portable Charger

A portable charger or power bank is another stocking stuffer that makes college life easier (and safer)!

This will make sure you never lose battery on your phone again during those long study sessions.

We all know how important it can be to reach out to friends and family when we’re feeling stressed, so this stocking stuffer definitely comes in handy whenever you need an extra boost of energy (which seems like every day).

Portable Printer

This Portable Mini USB Printer makes another great stocking stuffer idea!

Whether you’re taking notes in class or printing out a paper, this stocking stuffer will be so helpful and cute to have.

Book Light

Another great stocking stuffer is a book light because we all know that reading your textbooks by overhead lightbulbs isn’t exactly ideal (and also makes me feel like I’m back in middle school).


It’s great to have because it gives you a place to write down your thoughts or sketches out ideas you get in class without having to worry about losing them!

Anyone on your stocking stuffer list would love a journal.

Bluetooth Speaker

A Bluetooth speaker is the perfect stocking stuffer because it’s super small and can be taken anywhere!

It also comes in so many different colors that you are sure to find one for any of your friends or family members!

Plus, who doesn’t want their music with them everywhere they go?

Hand Warmers

You can either stick them in your pockets or throw them in gloves and mittens to keep yourself extra comfy this holiday season.

Earbuds-Stocking Stuffer Ideas for College Students

This is also a great stocking stuffer idea if your college student likes to listen to music or audiobooks.

Phone Case

To protect your phone from damage with an awesome new cover!


This stocking stuffer is especially useful when your roommate has forgotten to turn the lights off or if you need to find something in your room at night!

It’s also great for those late-night study sessions.

Lotion Bars

These are a really practical stocking stuffer idea because they’re moisturizing and great for the cold weather.

Candles-Stocking Stuffer Ideas for College Students

Candles create a pleasant smell in your room and give you something to do when finals week is getting you down! Plus, who doesn’t like candles?

A Pack Of Pens

These are my favorite pens to use! Plus it’s always a great time to stock up on pens. You never know when you’re going to need one!

Water Bottle

You can never have too many water bottles around, especially in college!

Gift Card-Stocking Stuffer Ideas for College Students

Let your college student buy what they really want with a Visa gift card.

Fuzzy Socks

Keep the feet comfy and warm this winter!

Extra-Long Phone Charger Cord

An extra-long charging cord is excellent for those long days of studying because there is never a plug right next to you when you need it!

Some Microwavable Popcorn

This Stocking Stuffer is great for when you’re just staying in and doing your own thing! This can also be a super cheap Stocking Stuffer idea because it’s easy to find microwavable popcorn at the store.

A Mini Vacuum Cleaner

This Stocking Stuffer is great because it’s a multipurpose stocking stuffer idea. It can be used to clean up small messes around the house, like crumbs or something spilled on your floor.

Eye Mask To Sleep

This stocking stuffer idea is great for when you’re trying to sleep, especially if your roommate tends to stay up late and talk on the phone!

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More Stocking Stuffer Ideas

  • Sticky Screen Cleaner for Laptop and Phone Screens
  • Mini Erasers
  • Candy Canes
  • Desk Organizer
  • USB Car Charger
  • Mini Stuffed Animal (Teddy Bear, Penguin etc.)
  • Pencil Pouch or Pencil Case
  • Post-it Flags/Notes in Multiple Colors
  • Tote Bag
  • Shower Caddy with Shampoo/Conditioner and Body Wash
  • Snow Globe
  • Mug with Mini Hot Cocoa Packets or Coffee Packets in Multiple Flavors

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season filled with love, laughter, joy, and delicious food.

This list of the best stocking stuffer ideas for college students will help make their dorm feel more like home! What did you get in your stocking?