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    41 Gift Ideas For Students That They’ll Definitely Appreciate

    Apart from writing their assignments, these should cover their wish list!

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    1. This mattress topper will add an extra layer of comfort to their bed.

    2. Gift them this plush reading pillow to provide extra support if they're working in bed.

    3. Speaking of working from bed, this cushioned tablet tray is ideal. It allows them to stand the screen up while having extra room for a keyboard.

    4. And for when they're sat at their desks, I predict they'll appreciate this wooden laptop stand.

    5. Student halls can get chilly, so gift them this hooded blanket to cosy up in.

    6. The Little Book of Student Food is filled with delicious, easy recipes they can make on a budget.

    7. Student accommodation isn't always the comfiest, so treat them to this fluffy rug to make it feel more homely.

    8. Door stoppers like this one are a must-have when living in halls. It allows them to prop their door open so flatmates can pop in for a chat when they walk by.

    9. This over-the-door shoe hanger will give them a lot more storage space to work with.

    10. Speaking of storage, this three-tiered cart is narrow enough to fit in small spaces, and can house extra belongings.

    11. Check out this laundry basket with handles to make their trip to the laundrette a lot easier.

    12. Drying clothes can get expensive, so gift them this three-tiered clothes airer.

    13. And for smaller items such as socks, I predict they'll appreciate this over-the-radiator airer.

    14. They can save money on laundry detergent by switching to this ecoegg. It's filled with beads that will last up to 70 washes before needing to be refilled.

    15. And so that their socks don't become victim to the washing machine, these mesh laundry bags will make sure they don't disappear.

    16. If they share a bathroom, this mesh caddy allows them to transport their toiletries from their room.

    17. And these shower sliders are ideal too, because let's face it, who wants to walk bare footed around student accommodation?

    18. These LED photo clip lights will allow them to personalise their living space more.

    19. And to ensure they get their deposit back, these Command hooks are a great way of hanging things on walls without causing damage.

    20. An A4 whiteboard is great for scribbling down reminders and to-do lists, and it won't take up too much space on their desk.

    21. These flip note keyrings will come in handy when it's time to study for exams!

    22. How adorable are these artificial succulents? They won't have to worry about watering them too!

    23. For a practical gift, I would consider this mini first aid kit for those 'just in case' moments.

    24. When I was a student a travel sewing kit like this came in handy for any minor fixes such as loose threads or buttons.

    25. These charging cables are extra long which is perfect if there isn't a plug socket close to their bed.

    26. I predict they'll love finding this Bluetooth speaker under their Christmas tree. With 15 hours of playtime it's ideal for house parties, and it will stay connected to their phone from 66ft away.

    27. This duffel bag is perfect for travelling home at the weekend, and can be folded up when not in use.

    28. Check out this set of sticky notes and index tabs to make annotating their textbooks a breeze.

    29. And these transparent sticky notes are ideal for underlining and making notes in books where they can't write on the page.

    30. This microwave soup mug is perfect for quick lunches, especially if they're on the go.

    31. Or how about this microwave pasta cooker? It also has a built-in strainer to pour excess water out.

    32. Gift them a good night's sleep thanks to this adjustable eye mask that will block out any unwanted light.

    33. If you're happy to spend some extra coin, treat your giftee to this mini fridge. They can store skincare, or even extra drinks in there.

    34. They can back up all of their work and essays thanks to this portable USB hard drive.

    35. And for any important paper documents, this expanding file is sure to come in handy.

    36. Check out this mini voice recorder so they can listen to lectures later to take down more notes.

    37. Upgrade their movie nights thanks to this collapsible microwave popcorn bowl.

    38. This draught excluder will stop any cold air from seeping through the gap between the door and floor.

    39. Being a student means juggling with finances on a regular basis, so this budget planner allows them to plan their weekly and monthly spends.

    40. This bedside caddy will let them store their belongings that they need in easy reach if they don't have a side table.

    41. If their accommodation doesn't allow candles, then check out Yankee Candle's fragrance sphere. The beads will fill their room with a cosy scent that lasts for up to 30 days.