2020 Gift Ideas Every Virtual Learner Will Love
Are you worried that you might have missed all the great deals for that special someone on your list? Worry not; we’re here to help you get the all-star gifts that are sure to paint a big smile on their face this holiday season. Finding useful gifts is hard enough, and this year, all the remote working and learning hasn’t made it much easier – but luckily, we did.
Let’s get you back on top of the gift-giving game with a comprehensive list of gift ideas for all the online students in your life. Here, you’ll find gifts that will perfectly satisfy even the pickiest work-from-homer or online learner. Without further ado, let’s shop!
Do you know a student who’s always misplacing important files? This USB wristband is here to save the day! It’s also a great option for someone who needs to access their digital assets on the go.
While we’re on the subject of comfort, take a peek at these awesome blue light filtering glasses. Perfect for those who spend a lot of time staring at their phone or computer screen while studying and need a little TLC, without sacrificing the style.
Completing timely projects and diving head-on into research means students have to be organized and creative. A bullet journal is multifunctional and can serve as a to-do-list, planner, notebook, diary—you name it.
Nothing screams 2020 like hand sanitizer in a Mandalorian baby Yoda carrying case. A functional stocking stuffer for Star Wars lovers, stylish germophobes, and everyone in between.
Help your favorite student keep their coffee, tea, or hot cocoa warm with this amazing gadget. A gift so good you may even splurge on one… or two… for yourself.
Corkcicle mugs have recently spiked in popularity and are incredibly functional. Whether you’re gearing up for a Zoom meeting or heading out to class, this mug is designed to keep your drinks as hot or cold as you want for up to six hours! Perfect for on-the-go students and remote learners alike.
Have you ever been typing on your phone and thought, “I really wish I could get this thought out a little faster”? This multi-device wireless keyboard can help you do just that! It’s compatible with cell phones, tablets, and even Smart TVs.
Get the learner in your life a gift that is both fun and functional. This monitor stand will not only hold their laptop; it will charge their devices as they’re powering through their assignments.
During the winter months, it’s fairly easy to get consumed in studying and go an entire day without seeing a glimpse of sunlight. This little lamp provides pure white LED light that emulates the sun and can help the learner in your life feel more energized, less fatigued, and go on to ace their exams.
This is the perfect gift for someone who loves to stay informed and is always scouring the internet for breaking news stories. Without a subscription, viewers only have access to a few The Atlantic’s articles a month, but with a full subscription, they’ll have full, uninterrupted access to all the news that their heart desires.
A portable hard drive is easily one of the most underrated gifts. With one terabyte of storage, the student who receives this gift will be able to store all of their most precious digital assets and free up precious space on their computer.
This year, so many people have had to abruptly transition to working and completing schoolwork remotely. There’s bound to be someone in your life who doesn’t have a desk and is working from all corners of their home. This rolling laptop table can make their life a bit easier and is extremely easy to assemble.
Let’s face it, taking notes isn’t all that fun. But with the right tools, it can be a little more enjoyable. Check out this universal stylus pen that allows the learner in your life to write, draw, and create content they’re excited about.
Sitting at a desk all day can be a real pain in the neck… or back! Why not give the gift of comfort this season? Also great for those who spend a lot of time in the car.
Everyone knows someone who absolutely can’t go a day without coffee. This mini Keurig is perfect for someone who doesn’t have a lot of counter space but still wants to treat themselves to a fresh-brewed pour each morning. And, it’s much more cost-effective than a full-size Keurig!
Put an end to ballpoint pen boredom with this Victorian fountain pen set. Not only does it add a touch of class to any desk, it will make any handwritten note carry the words right from the heart. This unique gift will make anyone feel like royalty without the cost of a castle.
As Elton John said, “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” Studying can be stressful and even 10 minutes of jamming out to a perfectly curated playlist can be just what someone needs to get themselves back on track.
Who said backpacks couldn’t be functional, rugged, and stylish? Not only is it fashion-forward, but it also comes in 17 colors, a water-repellent ripstop fabric, and a padded back. Great for anyone who needs a bag that can handle it all, from campus to camping this backpack can handle it all.
Printers can be a real hassle. One error and suddenly, you’re caught in a downward spiral of technical difficulties. Why not make printing easier for your favorite student or remote worker with a portable, low-effort option? They’ll be able to print anything, from anywhere—and there’s even a voice-activated feature!
With so many students taking classes from home, these wireless headphones can be a real lifesaver. Not only will they provide a seamless audio experience, but they’ll also cancel out any distracting noises taking place in the background.
This mini projector is perfect for everything you can throw at it from projecting videos, photos, and apps, to playing videogames on the wall. The options are truly endless. Whoever receives this gift is going to love it.
An Audible subscription is an amazing option for the bookworm in your life. They’ll be able to stream their favorite podcasts and audiobooks—from much-loved classics to trending new releases. It’s all there and is guaranteed to keep them entertained all year round.
Want to give your fellow learner a gift that lasts for 30 days but can positively affect the rest of their lives? Give them an Introductory Course to the ODU Digital Skills Bootcamps. You can either give them an Introductory Course in cybersecurity or digital marketing. Each course is taught by industry experts in the same digital environment they would encounter while working in the field. If they love it, they can continue to the extended bootcamp, that will provide them with a solid knowledge foundation, essential tools, and fundamental training that they will need to succeed.
That’s a wrap. All that’s left to get now is the actual wrapping paper. But hopefully, that’s just as easy.
The ODU Digital Skills Bootcamps is the perfect gift for any learner in your life. Learn more about the gift of education.