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Techie gifts like an e reader or an iPad, brand name boots, tickets to a sporting event or just some cold, hard cash, according to an informal poll of about 30 college students taken earlier this week by student reporters in a Feature Writing class at Kean University in Union.
Ugg boots topped the brand name gift list on the New Jersey campus.
Designer gifts mentioned were Coach handbags and Michael Kors pumps. The Wii was also a choice as were Wii games. Amy Dombro, sophomore psychology major, said she hopes to get the Glee Karaoke for Wii.
friends and I watch Glee every Tuesday and we sing along, said Dombro. with this, at least we know the right lyrics. Deyna Jeckyll, a senior, said she is hoping for a trendy new bag that is also sensible. “I’m asking for a cross body bag, she said. I need to condense my purse into a smaller bag, rather than having to carry a wristlet around my wrist, it is so much easier just to have a wristlet size bag across my body. Plus they are cute!”
Many students were surprisingly practical, asking for gifts that could advance their careers or help them complete college.
“I would probably want a camera with a wide lens since I’m taking photography in the spring,” said Amber Brown, a junior.
Music student Mike Cohen said he is asking for a new guitar. graduating this year and I want to go into music professionally so I going to have to get some real professional equipment that works.
Shawn Albanese, a junior majoring in Secondary Education, said he wants a Kindle e reader where he can store many of his textbooks via downloads.
“I hope I get a Kindle because it’s nice not to have to lug a number of heavy textbooks around, Albanese said. you need is the touch of your finger and the book instantly appears right in front of you.”
And student Anthony Viera, who is Kean freshman class president, said a gas card is on his list gas is so expensive.
For those who want to give techie gift, students mentioned Mac laptops and the Blackberry. But apparently the techie gift this year is the iPad, said 19 year old Chris Riva.
“iPad is the hottest thing next to iPod, said the college sophomore “Laptops are not as popular anymore. It’s more about the iPad.”
When in doubt, the college kids said give money.
“It’s just easier. If I have it, I can spend it on whatever I want. I’d probably get clothes or sneakers,” said freshman Robert Rivera.
Of course, in a perfect world where money is no object, the gift choices change.
Dan Manuapelli, 23, said in an ideal world, he would want season tickets to the Yankees, I can hopefully see Derek Jeter get his 3,000th hit.”
For Steve Mendoza, a senior majoring in Media and Film, the dream gift now would be for someone to pay off all my school loans because having debt is terrible.”
Others want to travel. “I would love to go on vacation outside the country because my friends are always going to these great places and I’d love to have that experience,” said Vanessa Tobar, freshman majoring in Psychology.
Jake Clinebell, a junior, said he like to go to Disneyworld. want a night in that castle, he said.
But some gifts even money can buy. Sean Rella, 24, said his perfect Christmas gift this year would be a letter of acceptance from Seton Hall Law School.
Several students said they were already receiving their gifts everyday the chance to go to college. don’t really want anything from my mom because she helps me out all year long with my tuition,” said student Heather Pasco.
And Uhunoma Woghiren, a 28 year old student, said his favorite gift is to give to others. He said he intends to visit the Salvation Army and donate some clothes to the needy.
“Coming from a less privileged background, I know what it means not to have any thing as a gift during this period of festivities, he said. giving to this group of individuals will make me feel good.”