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My friend is a senior in college. What is a practical gift I can buy him?

Asked by jonbo2 (20 points ) January 21st, 2009

I usually get people a bottle of their favorite liquor or case of beer for their birthday because I know that they will use it, I know that they like alcohol, and I know that it will save them a trip to the liquor store. But I’m tired of that, what’s another creative, practical gift that I know that a college student would use?

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tonedef's avatar

If he’s moving away, I’d try not to get him something that might be difficult or burdensome to move. An Ikea gift card comes to mind, or maybe a gift card to a store where he can buy interview clothes.

steelmarket's avatar

The largest capacity thumb drive that you can afford. I can’t get enough of them.
A webcam so you can stay in touch more (if they are moving away), or
a pair of cheap walkie-talkies if he lives close (guys love walkies, not matter what age).

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Really nice sheets, or good pillows.

stevenb's avatar

A good cookbook. I highly recomend cooksillstrated.com. Their cookbooks are amazing. He will use it for life and always remember who gave it to him.

kevinhardy's avatar

a box of porn and a bottle of whiskey

leeafton's avatar

I would get him a D.S.S.I. ink pen that it also a digital camcorder with sound so he can record his classes instead of taking notes. check them out http://www.dssi.cc/dssi_spy_pen.html The secret is that D.S.S.I. sells them for cheap on ebay and they are the best brand for the money.

azhaiaziam's avatar

shoot… some brew and a whole lot of strippers jk.. well it is his last year to party hardy before going into the real world… A practical gift would be a box of condoms… seriously, you should get him a digital picture frame so he can look at all the good times he had in college w his friends…

majorrich's avatar

An interview suit if your budget allows. Probably the most practical.

Kraigmo's avatar

Cash. Or rolls of quarters for laundry.

Kardamom's avatar

Get him some movie tickets to his local movie house (most of them now have cards that you can load up in any denomination). Or a gift certificate to the local grocery store (fancy ones like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are always appreciated). A nice piece of luggage with wheels and a fold down handle (if he’s getting ready to move).

EmptyNest's avatar

If you know the name of his collage bookstore you can see if they have gift cards. Or gift cards to nearby stores or restaurants.

prioritymail's avatar

A nice dress shirt or tie that they might use for job interviews or work.

AshlynM's avatar

New sheets, pillowcases, notebook paper, pens, maybe a new backpack, gift certificate or gift card to his favorite place to eat or shop.

bluue_face's avatar

Give him all the budget that you want to spend for a gift, or a lovely smell perfume.

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