Back to school: Student gifts, essentials for under $50

Back to school: Student gifts, essentials for under $50

Summary: Starting a new semester or beginning college can be tough, but the essentials and gifts associated with it don't have to be expensive.

TOPICS: Education

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  • Reef Men's Fanning Sandal

    Available in a range of colors from black to green, these sandals don't look like anything special -- except they have the one tool 99 percent of students need at some point -- a bottle opener.

    Hidden within the sole, while your student is running around in sandals or has taken a quick backpacking jaunt, they will never be far away from this crucial item.

    Price: $29.99 - $99.95 

    Via: Amazon

  • USB bottle opener combo

    A Swiss Army Knife of useful tools, this 8GB USB flash drive provides a backup for coursework -- as well as a way to open your beer once the essay is finished. 

    Price: $14.99

    Via: Think Geek

  • HDMI to DVI Cable

    As simple as it seems, a HDMI to DVI cable is a cheap but useful gift to give a student, allowing them to hook up devices including laptops and TVs to watch movies with their dormmates.  

    Price: $1 - $10

    Via: Amazon

Topic: Education

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