Every student loves getting gifts, and when you’re in college, even a small gift can make your day. Students who are studying politics are no exception to this rule. From the theory of political science to the practical application of political management, students study politics because they want to change the world.
Schools like George Washington University offer an online masters in political science and give students a unique educational experience. With school underway and the holidays fast approaching, you may be wondering what to get that student. Whether they are attending a traditional school or working towards an online degree in political science, here are five gift ideas for the political science student in your life.
School supplies may seem like a boring gift, but they are always appreciated. Students use supplies like pens, sticky notes, index cards, and notebooks for notes, studying, and marking their books. School supplies also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, allowing your student to show off their personality. Pens can have patterns on them, and index cards come in tons of bright colors. Sticky notes are also available in a variety of colors. Students can organize their school supplies by color or just mix and match. Either way, school supplies are an important thing that no one wants to run out of.
The Written Word
There are many books that someone studying political science may be interested in. From the more well-known ones like Machiavelli’s The Prince and Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto to biographies and autobiographies of political figures, there are a ton of books that can offer an insight into the political process. And if your student needs to read the book you got them for a class, that’s one less book that they have to buy!
A student who is studying political science should be trying to keep up with what is happening in the world. Receiving a subscription to a printed newspaper is a great way to do that, as well as making sure that your student is getting mail regularly. “The New York Times” and “The Wall Street Journal” are both solid newspapers that offer good deals on subscriptions.
Caffeine is Key
Whatever type of classes a student is taking, a coffee pot can be a very thoughtful gift. In 2013, over 80% of adults in America drank coffee daily. With an increased need to stay awake later, learning about policy, writing papers, and studying for exams, many college students drink coffee. For some people, a warm cup of coffee is a perfect way to start the day. Political science students are no exception to this rule. If the student in your life does not like coffee, consider a hot water pot for tea. Both drinks can be soothing and warm, and not having to go to the dining hall or buy a cup is a wonderful feeling.
From school supplies to a new coffee pot, there are many options for gifts to give the political science student in your life. If you can’t decide which one you like best, a gift basket with a variety of supplies can be fun to make and to unwrap.