Blue-prynt’s Official 2018 Holiday Guide

In Advice
November 15, 2018
5 min read

Hey parents, believe it or not, the semester is coming to a close and your college kids will be home before you know it. This means it must be holiday season! Thanksgiving is just days away which means Chanukah is right around the corner and Christmas follows soon after that. Since we know you’re stressing about what to get your college kids who claim they “don’t know” or “don’t care” about what they want, we put together an exclusive gift guide just for you so you can get your kids presents they love that will also be useful to them when they go back to school in the Spring. Follow along here to surprise your unique student with the perfect gift.

For your world traveler: this perfect go-everywhere carry-on suitcase from Roam Luggage allows you to design your own personalized suitcase for all of your adventures. This customized and scratch-resistant luggage is available in every school color and will be your student’s most spirited travel companion. Use code “BLUEPRYNT” at checkout to receive $25 off of your order.

Maize & Blue Roam Suitcase for University of Michigan students.

Buy it here for $350.


For your high school senior: a college spirit box from Current Home. Perfect for any dorm room, your daughter will love to use this as a jewelry box in her future home away from home. Use code “BP2018” at checkout for 10% off your order.

Current Home Acrylic Boxes.

Buy one here for $110.


For your forgetful child: this Orbit Key Finder from PaperSource. Never again will they lose their room keys because this sensor sends the location right to their smartphone. Unless, of course, they lose their smartphone, too!

Orbit Key Finder from PaperSource.

Buy it here for $34.95.


For your health nut: a gift card to Thrive Market, an online and super affordable organic grocery store that can deliver their favorite snacks right to their door. Thrive caters to every dietary restricted student, too. Whether they’re dairy-free, gluten-free, or vegan, and the dining hall isn’t providing the best options, Thrive has exactly what they need to be happy and healthy.

Buy here.


For your daughter who is at school up north: Chocolate Sun Cocoa Glow #2 Self Tanner from Safe & Chic. Since she isn’t getting the sun, this natural self-tanner will keep her skin glowing even in the snow.

Chocolate Sun Cocoa Glow from Safe & Chic.

Buy it here for $40.


For your party animal: The Sonos One Speaker. The “small but mighty” speaker will provide the perfect playlist for any pregame. It also uses Amazon Alexa to even further simplify the party process.

Sonos One speaker in multiple limited edition colors.

Buy it here for $229.


For your entertainment buff: a Vintage Copper Smartphone Projector from PaperSource. This contraption connects to a smartphone and projects videos on to any flat surface.

The Vintage Copper Smartphone Projector from PaperSource.

Buy it here for $29.95.


For your all-nighter: this pack of Pure Bright Eye Masks from Safe & Chic. These life-savers brighten your eyes and get rid of those designer undereye bags so no one knows they spent the night in the library.

Pure Bright Eye Masks from Safe & Chic.

Buy it here for $30.


For your stressed-out studier: send them for a massage, facial, wax or pedicure at a participating spa. If pampering is not their thing, wellness partners offer a variety of fitness classes from spinning, Zumba, and yoga to personal training sessions.

A giftcard to purchase a treatment from

Buy one here.


For the Kanye-lover: an “uh huh honey” tapestry, or any tapestry for the more creative types, from Tapestries are a perfect way to jazz up a plain wall and make a bedroom or apartment that much more exciting.

The “uh huh honey” tapestry from Society6 hung in a living room.

Buy it here for $44.99.


For your face-routine-obsessed student: the Clean Beauty Go-Tos collection from Beautycounter. This all natural product line offers a perfect gift set that includes a pore control cleanser, acne spot treatment, lengthening mascara, and a mini rose lipgloss.

The Clean Beauty Go-Tos package from Beautycounter.

Buy it here for $45.


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Sonos Wireless Music Player

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