Though back-to-school sales are over, birthdays and holidays area a great time grab some cool gifts for college students. We've all heard the depressing, but true stereotype of the poor student and, although there's absolutely nothing wrong with taking notes the ancient way, certain tools cannot be neglected.

From laptops to smartphones and tablets to e-readers, some of these tools are becoming an essential part of the classroom environment, making these the perfect gifts for college students. As the 'Undergraduate Students and Technology' infographic explains, more schools and classes are integrating online components into their lessons. For students who work part-time to earn money for their tuition, easy access to uploaded notes and online courses allows them to stay up to date with their classes while keeping their jobs.