Friday, December 9, 2011

Gift Guide: The Co-ed

Photo by Stephen Lam
She's a fresh-faced freshman, ready to conquer the world on her own. Give her gifts that are fun and functional in a range of brilliant hues keeping her sporty style in mind.

Something to protect that dining hall banana from unfortunate encounters with textbooks and dorm keys - Banana Bunker from MoMa Store

Fresh and fruity chapstick from her favorite drink makers - Vitaminschtick from Fred Flare

A hilarious read that hits close to home - from Amazon

For making takeout a little more fun - rainbow chopsticks from MoMa Store

Something sleek and sporty to ward off the chill during her morning run - from Athleta

A simply brilliant leather wrap bracelet by Gorjana - from ShopBop

Clever prompts help her keep a record of every day, the pocket-size and delicious color make it a perfect accessory for self-reflection - Keels Simple Diary from Taschen

Rocking headphones in the most scrumptious shades to play her campus-crossing soundtrack - from Urbanears

A simple charm featuring school colors, team numbers or initials - From Eternally Linked on Etsy

Definitely different footwear for her trips to the gym - Vibram Five Fingers Jaya

A subtle scent in the perfect size for sticking in her bag and touching up between classes - Clean Shower Fresh rollerball from Sephora

A charming minimalist wallet in a wide assortment of vibrant hues - Magic Wallet from J. Crew

Beautiful inspiration to hang on the wall - from illustrator Katie Daisy, The Wheatfield on Etsy

Gloves that keep fingers toasty while texting - in dozens of shades and styles - Echo Design

For roommates with conflicting sleep schedules - eyemask from Urban Outfitters

Dorm-friendly PJs in fun colorful flannels - from Victoria's Secret

A deliciously decadent snack in flavors ranging from chipotle cheddar to chocolate peanut butter crunch - from The Hampton Popcorn Company

A helpful guide to everything from grades to guys, U Chic - from Amazon

Easily removable sticker frames for decking the halls of her dorm - from Blue Ribbon General Store

A sleek and sporty silicone watch - Neo from Too Late

Finally, a set of sweet Japanese masking tapes makes tacked up band posters extra attractive - from Cute Tape