It’s never too early to think about dorm room essentials especially when you can get those items on sale. We’ve gathered together a bunch of things we found that are perfect for a college student, and the best part is you can give them as gifts, knowing they will need them when they are off at college.
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No one wants to be stuck without access to power, but it does happen from time to time. This charger will save the day (and night) many times over. It offers a quick charge, and is a must for students on the go.
Cowin E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
These headphones can block out noise, so they can be just the thing your student needs to help them concentrate on the books rather than the activity that’s going on around them in the dorm room. Also great for airplanes and offices.
Kaz Honeywell Tabletop Air Circulator Fan
Keeping cool will help your student keep cool when the room they’re in is too hot and uncomfortable.
Command Crystal Knob Jewelry & Scarf Rack
Pretty and useful are a great combo when it comes to a girls’ dorm room. This rack will prove to be both, and that’s a plus!
A cozy, soft throw is practically mandatory when one one leaves for college. This velvet fleece blanket will help comfort your student when you’re not nearby.
No parent wants to ever think their child needing a first aid kit, but accidents do happen and it’s better to be prepared. This kit has it all, and that’s comforting.
Fabulous and practical small space solution. Anyone who doesn’t have a bedside table, especially those who sleep on the top bunk, should have one.
4 inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Students’ schedules are erratic, and when they do eventually get to sleep, you want to make sure they are getting a good night’s rest. This foam mattress topper will guarantee that. Make sure you check with your chid’s school to find out what size beds are in the dorm rooms before you complete your order.
HOLSEM Power Strip Surge Protector
This will protect expensive electronics from a power surge and supply your student with additional outlets and USB ports–which are always a hot commodity in dorm rooms.
Extra closet space in dorm rooms translates into prime real estate. These hangers can give those students whose closets are bursting at the seams some additional hanging space.