Holiday Gift Guide

With personalized suggestions and Top Tier staff favorites, our holiday gift guide is here to help you find the perfect gift for every student in your life!

For The Active Student:

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Fitbit Alta HR
This fashionable Fitbit is a convenient and subtle way to encourage mindful movement and track your heart rate. Test it out on a family walk after your holiday meals!

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Agility Ladder
The perfect gift for the recruited athlete in your family, this agility and speed training kit will help improve footwork and quick movement for everyone from the future Division 1 soccer players to the future Ultimate Frisbee captains.

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X-Elite Pro Height Adjustable Desk Converter
Today’s students are always on their laptops, and even teens aren’t immune to achy backs! This standing desk promotes good posture for all those hours of screen time and essay writing.

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S’well Water Bottle
There’s a reason you’ve been seeing these stainless steel water bottles everywhere! S’well Water Bottles not only keep beverages cold for 24 hours, they also are made of non-toxic materials—it’s a win-win! Remind your student to stay hydrated with these fashionable and practical accessories.

For the Stressed-Out Student:

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Skip the junk food, and grab the protein bars! These healthy bars made of real food (which you can buy in bulk from Amazon Prime) will feed your students’ brain with the right fuel to write those college applications!

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Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Lotion and Body Wash
When in doubt, this aromatherapy stress relief body lotion and body wash will calm the body and the mind – nice during SAT test time! Add a gift certificate to the local spa to take this gift of relaxation to the next level.

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Pull and Stretch Stress Relief Bounce Balls
De-stress while allowing yourself to fully concentrate on the task at hand whether term papers, essays or your college applications!

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Pukka Tea Sampler Pack
Wind down in the evenings with Pukka Tea, an organic brand we love (the cute packaging doesn’t hurt either!) This sampler pack is sure to win over the coffee-addicts in your life.

For the Messy Student:

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Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack
We can’t get enough of this classic, practical, and trendy backpack! Not only will it protect your student’s back, it also has plenty of space for laptops, notebooks, sports equipment, calculators, and kindles.

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Moleskin Weekly Planner
Is your student always missing appointments or forgetting meetings? This classic Moleskin Weekly Planner is an elegant and practical solution—there’s even space to write down weekly goals and reminders. We ask all of our private counseling students to keep an Assignment Notebook or Weekly Planner.

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Bloom Daily Calendar –for Wall or Desk
So pretty you will actually use it and write in your to-dos! Hang it on the fridge so everyone knows what’s happening.

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Knock Knock This Week Pad
We love these purpose-driven pads that help students set goals for the week. These to-do lists will be especially useful in the weeks leading up to application deadlines.

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A is For Admission
Dive into the murky world of college admissions with Michele as she breaks the ancient code of silence to reveal the inner workings of the most highly selective colleges with the best selling A is for Admissions. Thorough, direct and written for results, this is a great stocking stuffer for students and parents!

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Don’t Worry, You’ll Get In
For winning tips for stress-free college admissions, look no further than Don’t Worry, You’ll Get In. Filled with practical advice from Mimi and Michele, this is a great stocking stuffer for students and parents!

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McGraw-Hill Education Conquering the ACT Math and Science, 3rd Edition by Steven W. Dulan 
We love this fall 2016 edition and the author is a terrific ACT and SAT tutor for Top Tier Admissions. Ace the ACT in 2018!

SAT Tutoring
Okay we know it’s not a sassy gift for your teenager, but it is definitely a helpful gift. Our SAT tutors will help your student rock the test and push up scores by a LOT. Now, that’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Common App 911 and Essay Guidance Programs
Looking for the perfect last minute gift to truly ensure your student’s application and essays are compelling and fully maximized? Look no further than the Common App 911 and Essay Guidance programs. Purchase them together and receive a special discount off our Essay Guidance Program!

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Crane & Co. Regent Blue Correspondence Cards
It’s time to step up your thank-you note game. Writing follow-up notes by hand after interviews will go a long way to set your student apart. We love these Crane & Co. Correspondence Cards for an elegant and professional touch.

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Rifle Paper Company Tapestry Notebooks
Forget the boring spiral-bound notebooks and upgrade your students’ note taking with these gorgeous Rife Paper Company Tapestry Notebooks.

For the Creative Student:

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The Annotated Mona Lisa
Our favorite crash course in Art History, The Annotated Mona Lisa is a great gift for the art-lovers in your life, especially those taking AP Studio Art or AP Art History.

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The Art of Travel Photography
Is your student always editing photos on Instagram? This National Geographic course will help them engage their love of learning and improve their photography skills with six lessons with leading experts in the field. Before long, you’ll have your own family photographer! (Hint: For an extra special Christmas gift, pair the photography course with a new camera).

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Le Pen, Color Pen Set
This Le Pen 18 Color Pen Set will look great on a desk or in photos. These slim pens are great for taking notes, sketching outside, or color-coding your application files!

For the Eager Student:

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Holiberty Quick Dry Hanging Toiletry Cosmetics Bath Organizer
With January 1st application deadlines just around the corner, it isn’t too soon to start thinking about college life! Get your student ready for dorm life with all the essentials, starting with a practical and easy-to-clean shower caddy.

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Stainless Steel Bamboo Mug
Make sure your student goes to college caffeinated with this non-breakable, eco-friendly MyHomeldeas Stainless Steel Coffee Mug. Dining hall coffee has never looked this good.

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Harvard Crimson Crewneck Sweatshirt
Was your student accepted to their top choice school in the early admission round? Now it’s time to look the part! Help them root for the home team and get into the school spirit with university gear!

Happy Shopping!

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