Looking for the best gifts for your favorite student? We can help! We've been testing a lot of great (and some not-so-great) products to identify our absolute favorite tech gifts. And we brought it all together here to help you find practical gifts your student will genuinely love!

Microsoft Surface Laptop

With a slim, light body, an incredible 13.5-inch touch display compatible with the Surface Pen, and a premium finish including Alcantara fabric covering the keyboard, this laptop will turn heads wherever it goes. Oh, yeah, it also has the power to chew through whatever a student throws at it.

From $999 Buy Now

Alcatel Idol 4S

The Idol 4S is one of the best Windows 10 Mobile devices to date. Its reception is strong, the display is gorgeous, battery life is outstanding, and the phone is just stunning. It also includes a VR headset, making it a perfect gift for anyone interested in emerging technology.

$275 Buy Now

Microsoft Surface Pro

Sometimes a standard laptop isn't enough; in that case, you need a 2-in-1 PC. Microsoft's Surface Pro is the embodiment of everything we love about Surface, and now it's better than ever. Blazing performance, a detachable keyboard, and a slim, sleek body will keep your student happy for years to come.

From $799 Buy Now

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

With a laptop, a phone, and a pile of textbooks must come a quality bag. The Everyday Messenger from Peak Design is one of the best out there, thanks to a high-quality build, a ton of pockets and space, and a magnetic clasp that keeps things sealed up tight. Equal parts function and fashion, this is the bag for the discerning student.

$220 Buy Now

Tomtoc sleeve briefcase

Properly protecting a Surface device generally involves some sort of bag or sleeve, and Tomtoc has created something that sits in the middle. Thick padding around the edges keeps every corner safe, and two zippered pockets on the front have enough room to carry your essential accessories. Pop it into a larger backpack, or carry it around by itself; it's that nice.

$26 Buy Now

UE Boom 2

Share the gift of music with this portable, waterproof speaker that will fill your student's dorm room with tunes. It will blow you away with its 90 decibels of 360-degree sound. Expect up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge, and it'll stay in mobile range up to 100 feet away.

$150 Buy Now

Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones

These Bluetooth headphones offer amazing noise-cancelling technology — perfect for an uninterrupted study session — and a battery that lasts up to 20 hours. If you have the budget, there are really no other headphones that your student deserves more.

$349 Buy Now

Groove Music Pass

Love streaming ad-free music? Grab the Groove Music Pass and stream to any device with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. Add your own digital music collection to OneDrive, and you can access it from anywhere. It is the perfect add-on gift for music-lovers.

From $10 Buy Now

Xbox One S

Your student can't study all the time! Let them relax with their favorite video games and movies. The Xbox One S is an outstanding console from Microsoft, and it adds some excellent bonus features that are really impressive for movie fans.

From $249 Buy Now

Xbox Elite Controller

The Xbox Elite Controller grants unprecedented control over your game, adding ridiculous amounts of additional configuration and customization options. It's a must-buy for Xbox gamers looking to give their students a fighting chance.

$150 Buy Now

Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 heralds the return of one of Microsoft's biggest franchises. Gears of War 4 kickstarts an all-new saga, delivering some of the Xbox's most gorgeous graphics and gory gameplay in the process.

$60 Buy Now

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Minecraft appeals to all crowds thanks to the ability to play it however you want. It promotes creativity, critical thinking, and it's a ton of fun. Thanks to an affordable price tag and online multiplayer, you and your student can both build a digital world together.

$ 27 Buy Now

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

Elder Scrolls Online is an MMO set on the legendary continent of Tamriel. Now, with the Morrowind expansion, players can revisit their favorite locations alongside their friends. If you'd rather have your student staying in and saving money, turn them into an online wizard.

$60 Buy Now

Xbox Live Gold subscription

Without an Xbox Live Gold subscription, your student can't get the most out of their Xbox One. Get access to the best online multiplayer, a bunch of discounts in the store, and free bonuses, including games, each month. Grab a month for $10, or treat them to an entire year for $60.

From $10 Buy Now

Xbox Game Pass

Instead of buying each game separately, the Xbox Game Pass lets you play hundred of Xbox 360 and Xbox One games for one monthly price. If your student is a gaming fanatic, give them a gift they'll have a hard time wearing out.

$10 Buy Now

VIZIO D-Series LED Smart TV

The Vizio D-Series is a solid 1080p budget TV that will fit perfectly in a dorm room, and it's available in 40-inch and 43-inch options. Enjoy "smart TV" features and a distinct lack of motion blur that sets it apart from many high-end options. Your student will need some down time, and they'll think of you each time they turn on their favorite show.

$330 Buy Now

Amazon Kindle

How do you fit thousands of books into a dorm room? With an eReader! Amazon's Kindle has a glare-free touch display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a battery that lasts for weeks at a time. If your student is a bookworm, there's no better gift than a Kindle.

$80 Buy Now

Logitech C922x webcam

The Logitech C922x lets you record video and enjoy Skype calls in 1080p, and it has some impressive features, including a virtual green screen, for anyone who streams video. This is a perfect way to keep in touch with your student while they're away at school.

$80 Buy Now

Logitech MX Master mouse

Logitech's MX Master is a beast of a wireless mouse, sporting great functionality and some advanced features. It is accurate enough for both gaming and productivity, and your student will love the way it fits their hand.

From $60 Buy Now

Dell UltraSharp 27-inch LED monitor

Laptops are great when you're on the go, but when you need to get down to business, plugging into a monitor is superior. At 27 inches and with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, this monitor will fit nicely in a dorm room while delivering a beautiful picture.

$465 Buy Now

Amazon Fire TV

Is your student addicted to video streaming? Amazon's Fire TV media player allows them to watch all their favorite shows and movies from popular services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon Video, and more. With Amazon Alexa support built in, all it takes is a simple voice command to start watching.

$90 Buy Now

IKEA Markus

Studying for long hours at a desk can wreak havoc on a student's back, but quality chairs are often in an unrealistic price range. However, IKEA's Markus chair is the best of the budget, offering ample lumbar support, a high back with a headrest, and a well-padded seat that doesn't hurt the back of your legs.

$170 Buy Now

Plugable USB 3.0 docking station

A laptop is necessary for college, but your student might also require a larger display, an external keyboard, a mouse, and other peripherals. In that case, this laptop docking station from Plugable can make life easy. Connect up to two external displays and all your favorite peripherals, and still have ports left over.

$95 Buy Now

Fitbit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge 2 is the best Fitbit (and the best fitness tracker in general) for the average person, because it does almost everything well and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. It's also a low-key way to keep your student healthy while they're out from under your roof.

$130 Buy Now

Fitbit Blaze

The Fitbit Blaze has a high-resolution, color touchscreen with plenty of clock faces to choose from. With a ton of luxury bands available, the Blaze is the fitness item for any student who's concerned with style.

$200 Buy Now

TuneBand Go Armband

This fitness armband fits any phone from 5 inches to 6.5 inches in size thanks to its clever clip system, and you can even keep the case on the phone for maximum protection while working out. If your student likes to stay active, this is the perfect accessory.

$20 Buy Now

Jaybird X3 Sport Headphones

The Jaybird X3 Sport wireless headphones deliver great sound quality with a battery that lasts up to eight hours. Both sweatproof earpieces are tethered together, and you get a three-button remote for control over your music.

$125 Buy Now