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Five Valentine’s Day gifts for college students that won’t break the bank

By Olivia King

Online Editor

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you are shopping for friends, family, or romantic partners it’s important to give gifts that are thoughtful and show how much you care. Here are five gift ideas for college students that won’t break the bank.


Treat Baskets $10-$20


Treat baskets are a great gift for all ages. Typically, these baskets are filled with the person’s favorite candy, fuzzy socks, stuffed animals, snacks, and more. These items can be found at Target, Meijer, Walmart or any store of choice. Budget can definitely be up in the air with treat baskets, but $10-$20 will make for a wonderful gift.


Custom Air Fresheners $8.99


It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for a car enthusiast. Custom air fresheners can be found on Etsy for $8.99 each. Customers can submit three pictures each and even choose the shape and scent of the freshener itself. This is a great gift to solidify memories and carry them everywhere.


Custom Song Plaque $20.79


Calling all music lovers! For less than $25, this gift is both personalized and trendy. Customers can find customizable song plaques on Etsy as well. They come in multiple forms, including an old fashioned vinyl record. Just submit your favorite photo and a song you feel best captures the relationship between you and your loved one.


Portrait Keychain $10


Etsy once again provides a sweet and simple personalized gift for just $10. The keychain is small and portable and captures a more unique depiction of a couple or pair of loved ones. Customers submit a picture and the artist will create a realistic cartoon keychain in return.


Spotify Code Keychain $10


Last but certainly not least, this keychain is also for the music lovers and is only $10. Spotify is a popular streaming platform where listeners can create their own playlists, listen to pre-made lists, podcasts, and more. The special thing about this keychain is that it serves as a code and will play a chosen song when scanned. It can be found on Amazon and Etsy.

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