Your Helpful Holiday Gift Guide for Business School Students

Gift Ideas for Business School Students

What do future business leaders want under their tree this holiday season? The Rasmussen College School of Business decided to dive into the 2014 holiday shopping scene to help you find the perfect gift for the special business student in your life.

The goodies we found are functional and fun. Whether your student is male or female, old-school or cutting edge, sensible or sentimental, there’s a perfect idea on this list for every budget. You can rest assured that these gifts for business school students will get their nod of approval.

10 terrific gift ideas for business school students

1. Corporate essentials

Whether your student is just beginning their college journey or nearing the finish line, there will come a time when they graduate and enter the workforce. Help them stock up on some corporate accessories like a professional pen, a padfolio or a business card holder. For an added special touch, get the item personalized with their name or initials!

2. Fitness tracker

It’s difficult to be health conscious in the midst of class, work and other personal responsibilities. These smart gadgets will help your student stay physically fit and better aware of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. Business students will love analyzing their activity through comprehendible charts and statistics.

3. Inspirational/educational books

Learning from others’ mistakes and successes is one of the best ways for business rookies to develop. From Benjamin Franklin’s book “The Way to Wealth” to Stephen R. Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, there’s a lot of literature that can help your business student excel to the next level. (Here are some more must-read book titles for your business student!)

4. A docking station

These multi-device docking stations make it easy and convenient for your business student to use and charge all of his favorite gadgets simultaneously. Many of these handy tools are compatible with a variety of devices and come in all sizes and styles. They are perfect for at home or on the go!

5. Fashion accessories

The days of sitting in class and studying for exams will soon be replaced by job interviews and 9-to-5 work days. A classy pair of earrings or an elegant string of pearls is a perfect staple jewelry item for your female business student. Shopping for a male? You can’t go wrong with a stylish tie or a tasteful pair of cufflinks.

6. A French press coffee maker

Caffeine is often the fuel that helps students be attentive for early classes, stay up late finishing homework assignments and even pull the occasional all-nighter before final exams. A French press coffee maker will help turn their kitchen into their favorite coffee shop. Plus their wallet will appreciate skipping the costly expense of that coffee shop.

7. A sophisticated watch

Give the gift of promptness by finding the perfect watch for your student. There are endless varieties from which to choose, from classic to sporty to fashionable. Not only will they look the part, but it will help them make it on time to class, job interviews and future business meetings.

8. App store gift card

This is the perfect gift for the business student who is always attached to his or her phone. An iTunes gift card for iPhone owners or a Google Play gift card for Android users will allow them to load up their smartphone with all sorts of things. There are plenty of helpful apps for college students or they can simply download their favorite music to help relax during their downtime.

9. Personalized executive candy dispenser

If you’re searching for a quirky gift, look no further! This will be all kinds of fun for your future business leader, and better yet it’s under $50! This candy dispenser can be engraved with a name, plus any 2-lines of text. It will be the focal point of their future desk and a definite conversation starter.

10. A gift card to a nice department store

The sweatshirts and jeans your business student is wearing to class these days aren’t going to cut it in the professional world. It’s tough to upgrade a wardrobe on a student’s budget, but it’s even more difficult to try guessing on the sizes and styles they prefer. That’s precisely why a gift card is a win-win!

Happy shopping!

These gifts for business school student are sure to put a smile on your future professional’s face this holiday season. Got another great idea? Share it with us in the comments below, and let us know how it brightened the day of someone you love! Happy holidays everyone!

Jennifer Russon

Jennifer is a freelance writer for Collegis education who writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen University. Her articles are written with the intent to help readers get their career-related questions answered.

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