On a student budget, you aren't able to buy all the things you want. Whether it's an expensive treat or just some of life's essentials, avoid those unwanted gifts and get something you really want by adding some of these to your list:


We know you do A LOT of lounging, so do it in style with a new dressing gown, pair of slippers or comfy pyjamas. Also with assignment period looming, you’ll need plenty of loungewear to help get you through.

Coffee machine/ cafetiere

You run on a lot of it, so why keep paying the expensive coffee shop's prices? Make your own delicious, fresh coffee in your flat then take it to uni. You might want to add a flask to that list too!

Noise-cancelling headphones

Listen to music in the library? Noise-cancelling headphones can work wonders for your concentration!


You might think that a voucher is a ‘lazy’ present but when you can't afford to keep up those weekly Nando's dates they come in very handy. Request restaurant gift cards or vouchers from family members and you'll appreciate a meal out when you're skint!


Enough of your mate’s home brew, if you going to drink you should have the real thing!

Card Games

Because everyone loves a game of Cards of Humanity… you could even break it out on Christmas day or New year.

Monthly subscriptions

From Graze and Netflix to Birchbox and GlossyBox, whichever tickles your fancy. Receiving this present monthly will help you appreciate this thoughtful gift for the whole year!

These items will no-doubt make your life much easier throughout semester two.

Merry Christmas!

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By Accommodation Office
09 Nov 2021
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