Thrifty Tech: Holiday Gift Guide for The College Student in Your Life

college kid  happy with laptop - gift guide for college student
college kid happy with laptop - gift guide for college student

Christmas is only a few days away, so if you haven't bought gifts for the college student in your life, now is the time. It's not always the most intuitive shopping excursion, seeing as how college students are in need of new technology for school, work and entertainment. And there are so many options--cameras, all these crazy motion-detection gaming devices, readers--and it's all so expensive!

In this edition of Thrifty Tech, let's talk about price. We're going to break down our suggestions of what to buy that college student, and we're going to break it down by budget--the cheap, the pricey and the expensive. Let's get started. (And for more suggestions, such as for laptops and smartphones, check out our sister site Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide.)