Holiday Gift Guide For Friends


The holiday season is just around the corner. It is a time to show people how much you care about them. A very popular way to show someone you love them is to give them a present. This list shows eight CSCS gift recommendations.

Disclaimer: Prices on Amazon tend to fluctuate, so they might not be 100% accurate. Also, lots of sales pop up as the holiday season approaches, meaning some more expensive items on the list have a chance at being more affordable.

1. Legos

Legos are little bricks that you assemble into a creation based on the set you buy, or you can create your own designs. Here are a few sets with price points more affordable for students.

Lego flower bouquet, $59.99

90 Years of Play, $49.99

Gru, Stuart, and Otto, $19.99

2. Sephora Gift Sets

The sets offer people a chance at trying out a multitude of products in mini and full sizes. Some get pricy so below are a few cheaper options that still have good value.

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Set, $30

Laneige Good Night Kit, $21

Hey You, You’re Dew-ing Great Hydration Kit, $20

3. Colored Pencils

A simple but practical gift, colored pencils could be given to an artist or just for use in class activities.
Crayola 24 pack, $4.85

Prismacolor 24 pack, $19.79

4. Sol De Janeiro Body Mist

The brand has grown in popularity over the last few years due to their irresistible scents. It’s the perfect gift for someone looking for a new scent for a new year.
Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’68 Beija Flor™ Hair & Body Fragrance Mist, $20-$35

Brazilian Crush Cheirosa ’62 Bum Bum Hair & Body Fragrance Mist, $20-$35

5. Jewelry

Jewelry is a practical and memorable gift that may be worn everyday. Not only that, these decorative accessories enhance an outfit and confidence.
Pura Vida Deep Dive Friendship Pack, $45

Personalized Name Necklace, $19.99

Hypoallergenic Heart Hoop Earrings, $14.99

Sterling Silver Cuban Link Necklace, $19.90

6. Hats

Hats are cute accessories that are useful for keeping the sun out of your face while still elevating a fashion look.
PacSun Surf City Dad Hat, $24

Authentic Collection 59FIFTY Fitted, $41.99

7. Converse


Converse have been around since the and are a timeless shoe that is loved by all. They are mid-priced but for the quality and lovable design purchasing a pair is 100% worth it. Either grab a high top or low top pair, both of which have a bunch of color choices and an option for platforms
Chuck Taylor All Star Classic, $65

8. Concert Tickets

Majority of music lovers would go crazy knowing they’d get to see their favorite artist perform (and breathe) in the same room as them. Though tickets often tend to get pricey, they provide memories which last a lifetime. A reputable site to buy tickets from is TicketMaster.