What Christmas gift to give an older first-time college student who has almost everything he needs?
November 5, 2006 6:25 AM Subscribe
I've read previous posts about what to get a college freshman, but this one is a bit different and the previous suggestions really don't apply much...
posted by jspierre to Shopping (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For Christmas, my best friend will be going to college for the first time. He already has a home (no dorm), owns a laptop, has a car, has a decent job, etc. I want to get him something that will be related to going to school next year, but something that's not too impersonal (like a gift certificate), or useless (like a dictionary - he's old enough that he has several of these floating around already). What are some gift ideas under $200 for a well-over-20 guy going to college for the first time?
I'm stumped, because he has seemingly everything he needs (laptop, usb drives, backpack, laptop bag, etc.). The gift must also be a little substantial (read "not cheap/cheesy"), because this is a Christmas gift, not just a 'going-to-college' gift.
Any suggestions, or should I nix the "school" gift idea for something less practical?