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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for High School and University Students

Finding the perfect gift for a high school or university student can be challenging. This is especially the case if you want to give them a fun, hands-on experience that allows them to explore their curiosity, engage their brain cells and build a brighter future.

But fear not - We have gathered together a selection of the best gifts that are sure to give your student the winning edge whilst bringing a smile to their face.

Whether you’re looking for educational tech toys, coding robots, musical instruments, renewable energy gifts, or want to accelerate your high school or university student’s education using an online educational program or the Forbrain auditory feedback headphones, we have the perfect gift ideas for you.

1. Forbrain auditory feedback headphones

Want to boost your student’s confidence, help them perform better in exams, fast-track their learning and help them achieve optimal success in their chosen studies or career? Our Forbrain Auditory Feedback headphones could be your perfect choice.

This scientifically proven learning device uses the brain to provide a sensory workout and harness the student’s brain power through the power of their voice.


With the simple, comfortable, easy-to-use headset, your student can speak into the highly sensitive microphone then the information is sent to a dynamic filter before finally transmitting the sound back to the user’s ears via the temporal bones.

This leverages the natural auditory feedback loop and helps to boost confidence, memory, attention, and focus whilst enhancing overall cognitive processing skills. As a result, your student will learn faster, experience less stress during exams and interviews and boost their academic performance as a whole.

That’s why Forbrain is widely recommended by Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Child Therapists alike. Buy Forbrain here. 

2. Sphero Indi Educational Robot Student Kit

Looking for a way to spark or develop your school student’s interest in coding and stimulate their brain whilst making sure they’re enjoying themselves?

Consider treating them to a clever educational coding robot such as the clever Sphero Indi Educational Robot kit.

Named one of the best inventions of 2021 by Time magazine and suitable for students of all ages, this clever kit allows learners to solve puzzles, build custom mazes via connected and disconnected coding experiences and sharpen their computational thinking and engineering skills via hands-on play.

Using the included colour latex tiles, beginner programmer challenge cards and Sphere Edu app, learners of any age can have endless fun solving premade puzzles and creating their own with this STEM educational toy. Find out more here.

3. Eastar EP-10 Beginner Foldable Digital Piano 88 Key Full Size Semi-Weighted Keyboard

If you’re looking for a gift for your school student that doesn’t seem educational but enhances cognitive processing skills, consider buying them a piano.

Research shows that learning to play an instrument such as the piano helps the development of more extensive neural connections and helps boost learners' cognitive abilities and processing skills. It’s also extremely rewarding and can help ease stress, boost self-esteem and even be used as therapy for ADD.

Overall, this helps improve learners' achievements, especially within STEM fields, improves hand-eye coordination, and fosters the development of those fine motor skills.

We love this foldable piano because it provides the full 88 keys in a highly portable format and is fully weighted for that real-piano feel. The clear LCD display also offers additional learning experiences in a technologically friendly way so that users of all ages can get the most from this fun and highly rewarding gift. Find out more here.

4. GraviTrax Ravensburger Speed Starter Set - Marble Run, STEM, and Construction Toys

Traditional marble run toys have long provided students with a fun and exciting way to build STEM skills and boost hand-eye coordination, visual tracking, creativity, and critical thinking skills in a tech-free format. So, imagine if you could expand the possibilities and accelerate the speed of play to take your student’s critical thinking skills to a whole new level…

This cutting-edge STEM toy helps your student to do exactly that, offering all the cool construction pieces needed to encourage creativity plus highly-recommended optional expansion packs to add extra opportunities to develop STEM skills like programming.

Suitable for all ages, this is a gift for school students that is sure to expand their minds whilst keeping boredom at bay. Find out more here.

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5. Dolphin STEM Academy online program

Looking for a STEM gift with a difference for your school student? Consider gifting the outstanding online Dolphin STEM Academy program.

With a full science, technology, engineering and maths curriculum for 3rd grade until 12th, it provides a self-paced and highly engaging education that will open your students’ minds to the possibilities and provide a strong foundation for the 21st century.

Fully accredited by Cognia and suitable for use as a supplement to regular education or a stand-alone homeschooling resource, the Dolphin STEM Academy learning program will inspire and kick-start your student’s future success. Find out more here.

6. Astronomical Portable Refracting Telescope- 80mm Aperture 600mm

If your high school or university student loves astronomy, a student-friendly portable telescope like this one by Hexium could be the perfect STEM gift.

With outstanding optics of 600mm(f/6.7) focal length and 80mm aperture, this telescope captures maximum light whilst the 3 x Barlow lens helps enhance brightness and clarity to make it easier to find and identify celestial objects.

Suitable for kids, teens, university students and adults alike, it’s quick and easy to set up and even comes with a phone adapter, an adjustable aluminium tripod, wireless remote control and a carrying bag so you can start stargazing, wherever you might be. What better way to inspire the next generation of astronomers? Find out more here.

7. SWIFT Microscope SW150, Compound Student Microscope, 40X-1000X

Ignite your student’s interest in STEM subjects and keep them engaged with this hands-on, exploration gift for all ages.

Affordable, easy to use and with an outstanding crystal-clear magnification of 40x, 100x, 250x, 400x and 1000x, it encourages the pursuit of exploration, knowledge and discovery for a wider view of the natural world. The LED bulb provides cool light from below that won’t damage the student’s eyes whilst additional lighting from above helps them examine specimens from above.

If that wasn’t enough, this STEM gift for school students also comes with easy-to-use editing and processing software for both Windows and Mac and the microscope can even be operated cordlessly for optimal portability and on-the-road experiments. Find out more here.

8. Piper Computer Kit: Award-Winning Build-A-Computer

Is your student a tech, coding gaming fanatic who would love a challenge that keeps their brains engaged and provides a real sense of accomplishment? Put this award-winning computer on your gift list.

The pack contains all the components and instructions that your student needs to build a computer from scratch including a Raspberry Pi circuit board, battery, speaker, screen and all the wires, transistors, switches, buttons, screws and pallets.

It’s a brilliant open-ended way to introduce engineering, computers and coding because once the computer is built, your student will be guided through attaching the wires and connecting the electronic components then offered the chance to learn to code with Google Blockly and Pipercode.

The pack also includes Minecraft, Piper Mission, Scratch, Sonic Pi, Python and other programming software that will enhance the student’s STEM skills and provide an excellent stepping-stone to future STEM career success.

With self-paced learning and a range of challenging projects to complete, this build-your-own computer offers incredible value for money whilst being fun, hands-on learning experience for kids, students and even adults of all ages. Find out more here.

9. Shamjina Stem DIY Smart Home Starter Kit Wooden House Project Programming Kit

Renewable energy and Smart Homes have become some of the key focuses for the future, so what better way to prepare that future scientist, architect or engineer for a successful career than with this Smarter Home Starter kit?

Providing everything needed to create a wooden miniature smart home, it includes a basic LED blinking programme, smart home fan control, IR control and a detailed step-by-step tutorial on building IoT projects.

It’s great for beginners, tech fans or any student who is fascinated by coding, engineering or sustainability and is sure to get their creative juices flowing. Find out more here.

10. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Solar Hydrogen Education Kit

Continuing with the renewables theme, why not inspire your students’ curiosity and provide an eye-opening glimpse into green technologies with this solar hydrogen educational kit?

The perfect STEM educational gift, it allows the user to invent their own clean energy applications using fuel cells and renewable hydrogen using solar and water.

With a small electric motor, propellor blade, fuel cell, experiment manual, assembly guide and complete curriculum on renewable energy, there’s everything your student needs to explore technology, science, engineering and other STEM topics. Highly recommended! Find out more here.

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