You finally did it! Now that you’re done with finals and you have an entire month to kick back and relax, it’s smooth sailing for awhile. And there’s something else to be happy about as well — spending time with friends and family over winter break! There’s a good chance that you’re heading home for Christmas, and if that’s the case, you’re sure to have a great time.

But as a student, you have to be strategic about the things that you’re asking for. Should it be practical? Should it be frivolous? Should it be something you wouldn’t buy for yourself? These are all great questions to ask yourself. Thankfully, the team at Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, & Townhomes, your source for student apartments for rent in Fort Collins, has a bit of advice to help make sure you get the items you truly want and need. Keep reading to learn more.

What’s On Your Christmas Wishlist?

A Good Backpack

It’s a bummer to have to replace cheap backpacks so often as a student, but what can you do? It’s not like you can shell out a lot of money all at once, so you end up with something else that will kind of work for awhile that you got for ten bucks at Walmart. The truth is that a good backpack will last you a lifetime, and the holidays are the perfect time to ask for one because you just might get it.

Want to support a local business? Topo Designs is based right here in Colorado (with a store on College, so head over there if you haven’t been yet). They make a variety of different bags, and there are plenty of options that are sure to suit you perfectly depending on what you need to carry around for your major. Need something that’s just all-around great? Their Klettersack is hard to beat and it will last you for many years to come.

A Tablet

One of the best things about being alive in this day and age is that technology keeps getting less expensive. Depending on the budget of your gift-giver, there’s something for everyone too. Asking for a present from your favorite aunt who likes to go big? An iPad just might be in your future. Just want a good tablet for a fair price? The Amazon Kindle is hard to beat.

Either way, your tablet is sure to get plenty of use as you use it for everything from chatting with classmates online to downloading ebooks to checking your social media profiles. It’s the perfect opportunity to ask for something that is both practical to a college student and sure to provide you with endless entertainment options.

Phone Chargers

Okay, this is admittedly a slightly less fun thing to ask for, but phone chargers make for great stocking stuffers. While it’s true that everyone with a phone will need a spare charger or two, this seems to be particularly true for college students.

Having extras means you can keep one in the glovebox of your car, one in your (hopefully new) backpack, one in the living room, and one on your desk. The list of possibilities goes on and on, but the best part of having more than one charger means you don’t have to cart your single phone charger around or have a panic attack when you can’t find it.

Make Your Home at Our Student Apartments and Townhomes

Searching for an apartment or townhome for rent in Fort Collins? Students love life at Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, & Townhomes, and we think that whether you’ve lived in the area for awhile and you need a new place to live or you’re new to Fort Collins and starting at CSU this spring, you’ll enjoy your time in our apartment complex.

Specifically designed with students in mind, we have a number of great amenities including on-site management, an outdoor heated pool, full-size appliances, and more. With studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom floor plans available, there’s something for everyone. And we’re pet-friendly to boot!

Contact us today to schedule a tour so you can come by and take a look for yourself. Have a question? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Already know you want to live here? Apply now!