For a hungry college student, include a couple of easy snacks that are compatible with busy schedules and late-night study sessions. The student in your life is also probably starting a kitchen for the first time, so a few handy prep tools are a welcome and thoughtful inclusion. College students aren’t known for their deep pockets, so including a gift card to restaurant they wouldn’t be able to afford on their own — or even just a nearby coffee shop — will round out the package. But our top recommendation? A starter collection of spices, which can be very expensive to buy all at once on a student budget.