Textbooks: The Gift For The Student Who's Got Nothing

Consider buying textbooks for college students on your holiday buying list who are tough to shop for, helping them out by defraying an oppressing educational cost, the personal finance blog Poorer Than You advises.

Granted, the suckers cost more than some people will spend on an entire year’s worth of gifts, but an Amazon or Chegg gift card earmarked toward the purchase will probably be well appreciated.

If you have any advice on other universally golden but unorthodox gifts, leave it in the comments.

Last Minute Gift Idea: Textbooks [Poorer Than You]

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