“I’m a Broke College Student but Need to Buy Holiday Gifts”

Mia Rollins, Staff Writer


For students on a college budget, here’s a list of 10 dollar or under gift ideas for the holidays.

Burt’s Bee’s 5 Piece Set for $9.99.

The gift set includes beeswax lip balm, mini coconut foot cream, mini hand salve, milk and honey body lotion, and mini deep cleansing soap bark cream. You can purchase this gift from

Macy’s online.

Lush Bath Bombs, $4.95 to $8.95.

Trying to buy a gift for someone who needs a little R&R? Online or in stores, Lush always has an array of beautifully crafted bath bombs made for self-care.

Sheet Face Masks, $8.93

The Dermal Korean collagen essence full face sheet mask pack comes with 16 different types of masks to choose from.

The set is available on Amazon prime.

Octopus Novelty Tea Infuser, $8.00

Know someone who is a tea freak? Buy the Fred “OCTEAPUS” Octopus Tea Infuser on


Starry Night Projector, $9.99.

Need to get a gift for a little brother or sister? The Star Master projector lamp is perfect for kids and generates colorful twilight romantic skies. The unique night light is available on Amazon.  

3 in 1 mobile lens for phone, $8.99.

This lens set on Amazon is a great gift for an “instagrammer” or someone who just likes to take photos on their device. The set comes with three attachable lenses, fisheye, macro, and wide, to get all the angles.

D.I.Y. Mug with Picture, $8.39.

Want to get the best gift for a mom or grandma in mind, pick out a favorite photo to place on a mug. Using Vista Print, customers can design their own mugs with picture collages or wraparound designs and be shipped straight to your home.

Mini Instax Glitter Picture Frame $6 for one or get two for $10.

Have a bunch of polaroid pictures of you and your bestie? Visit Urban Outfitters in store or online and pick out a cute glittery frame to show your sentiment.

David Bowie Coloring Book, $10.

Coloring books have been proven to be stress reliving, why not make it even more fun by coloring in a bunch of Ziggy Stars?

Professional sketch pencil set, $9.98.

The ULSON black sketch pencil pack comes with 12 pencils in a case that is meant for an artist.

This gift can be purchased on Amazon.

Rhodia Notebook, $9.24.

Need a gift for someone who loves to journal? On Amazon, customers can buy the well-made Rhodia lined notebook in colors of black, orange, and white, and is the perfect size for filed notes.

Bananagrams, $9.99.

A fun game to play with the family after dinner is always a good idea!

Pick up at your local Target or online.

Baggu Reusable shopping tote bag, $10.00.

Want to get a useful but funky gift for a friend or family member? The brand Baggu has an arrange of colors and patterns that fit perfectly into anyone’s style. Baggu bags can be found at boutiques and on Amazon.

Collapsible water bottles, $8.99.

Still looking for a gift for someone who loves the outdoors and is always on the go? On Amazon, you can purchase a set of three collapsible water bottles, each bottle holding 480 mL of water.  

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