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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  • Hand painted canvas iPhone 5 cases

    With designs ranging from Edvard Munch's "The Scream" to Van Gogh's "Starry Night," these hand painted iPhone 5 cases are a sure bet for an arty student. Each lightweight, fabric cover is partially handpainted -- so the design sticks out, but they will not scratch or wear down easily. 

    Price: £29.99 ($46)

    Via: Firebox

  • Anker Astro E4 external battery pack

    Running out of juice after you've forgotten to charge your mobile device can be an utter nuisance -- and sometimes puts real kinks in your daily plans. To combat this problem, buy your student an external battery pack they can use in emergencies.

    The Anker charger can charge most smartphones up to six times (with a capacity of 13000mAh) and can provide a majority charge to an iPad. Dual USB ports mean you can charge more than one device at the same time, and LED lights warn you of the charger's remaining capacity.

    The Anker is compatible with many devices; including the iPhone 5 -- although you'll need to buy the Lightning Cable -- iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy devices, HTC smartphones, the Google Nexus 4 and 7 and LG products. 

    Price: $45.99 (currently on sale: Usual price $119.99)

    Via: Amazon

  • Juice Buddy

    If a full charging pack is more than you need, consider "Juice Buddy" -- a lightweight, travel-friendly charger for mobile devices.

    It's small enough to fit on your keychain, and you can charge one device at a time through a USB port. The Juice Buddy is compatible with all Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. 

    Price: $24.95

    Via: Arriba Design

Topic: Education

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