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There’s nothing better than retail therapy when you can do it without leaving your home (or changing out of those ridiculously comfy pajamas). Here are some of our favorite online finds. Explore what we’re loving, what we can’t live without, and what we think is just way too fun not to share!

Top July Picks

iPhone Case with Card Holder

iPhone Case with Card Holder

$9.99  |  Amazon

Prefer to carry the bare minimum? Check out this protective iPhone case that has a convenient card slot feature. It's multifunctional and the simplistic design is super slick!

Portable Canopy Tent

Portable Canopy Tent

Starting at $67.99  |  Amazon

This tent is great for summer! It has high-quality and durbale fabric to protect you from harmful UV sun rays and is 100% water proof. The roller bag feature makes transport easy.

Eco-Disposable Sheets

Eco-Disposable Sheets

$19.99  |  Beantown Bedding

Reduce your carbon footprint by sending your student off to college with a set of comfortable, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable bed sheets!

Scratch-off Book Challenge

Scratch-off Book Challenge

$39.99 |  The Adventure Challenge

Sick of seeing the kids in front of the screen? Gift them this mystery scratch-off book that has 50 creative and random ideas for fun, interactive activities. Adventure awaits!

Inflatable Water Tube

Inflatable Water Tube

$39.84  |  Amazon

Summer fun is here! Bring a tube to float around and relax in the pool, lake, or down a lazy river. It has a built in backrest for comfort, two cup holders, and a mesh bottom to keep cool.

Kelty Love Seat

Kelty Love Seat

$99.95  |  REI

Kelty Discovery Low-Love Seat is a super-comfy folding chair built for two. It's perfect for summer activities, camping adventures, college sporting events and more.

Dorm Room Essentials

When packing for college, it can be tough to prioritize what to bring to campus. With limited space in the dorm, it’s important to pack the essentials. Look for products that save space or are multi-purposed. From storage, laundry, bedding and more, here are items students love.

Bedding and Bath Set

Bedding and Bath Set

$199 |  OCM

Get your student ready for move-in and residency life with this bedding and bath set. OCM's collections have all the basic necessities you can think of packed in one order.

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

$79.00  |  Amazon

For the "coffeeholic" student, this is a great option if they have extremley limited kitchen space. Students can stay alert during long study sessions in the dorm thanks to Keurig.

Backpack Laundry Bag

Backpack Laundry Bag

$13.00 |  Target

Your student will have to take frequent trips to their residency hall's laundry room or off-campus laundromat. This backpack makes hauling clothes back and forth a whole lot eaiser.

Padded Moon Chair

Padded Moon Chair

$59.94  |  Dorm Co.

For some extra sitting space in the dorm room, don't forget to pack a chair that can be easily transported or stored. This foldable, padded moon chair is a popular option.

Underbed Storage Bags

Underbed Storage Bags

14.99 |  Bed Bath & Beyond

We all know closet space can be fairly limited in the dorm room! Pack smart, save space and help your student get organized with these underbed storage bags.

Dorm Room Decoration Ideas

Help bring some personality to your student’s dorm room! It’s important to make their space feel more like a home by creating a safe and comfortable environment. Along with bringing trinkets and pictures, there are lots of ways to spice up the dorm room. Take a look!

LED Strip Lights

LED Strip Lights

$25.99  |  Amazon

Typically, dorm room lighting is very bland. These LED strip lights are vibrant and colorful, creating a cool vibe that will bring life into your student's dorm room. 

Decorative Pillows

Decorative Pillows

$31.99  |  Bed Bath & Beyond

Spice up your student's bed or couch with decorative pillows to help make the space feel more cozy. Choose an accent color for a pop in the room's color scheme.

Door Mirror & Cabinet

Door Mirror & Cabinet

$127.99  |  Amazon

This items kills two birds with one stone. Get an over-the-door, full-length mirror, along with organizing space for cosmetics, jewelry, cologne, and more. This is called smart shopping!

Dry-Erase Wall Planner

Dry-Erase Wall Planner

$24.99  |  Amazon

Students can organize their weekly schedule using this dry-erase planner. This four-piece wallpop can be easily applied and removed with its peel and stick feature.

Rustic Floating Shelves

Rustic Floating Shelves

$26.99  |  Amazon

Take advantage of open wall space! Place pictures, plants and other collectables on these cute floating shelves. If your student loves modern and rustic home decor, this is for them.

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Wellness and Safety Items Students Could Use

At CollegiateParent, we’re big advocates for wellness and safety on campus. From practical items to products that help support mental and physical health, these can never hurt to have on hand.

A Book for College Parents

A Book for College Parents

$23.00  |  Amazon

College students face pressures from all directions as they navigate college. This parent guide covers a multitude of issues and how you can help them thrive along the way.

An Herbal Tea to Feel Better

An Herbal Tea to Feel Better

$19.99  |  Amazon

Sometimes a good cup of tea is exactly what you need. This honey lemon tea includes amazing all natural ingredients to help boost your immune system and alleviate a sore throat.

Face Mask

Face Mask

$ 29.94  |  Amazon

If your student's college campus is opening in the fall, it's important to be proactive. Students will need masks to protect themselves and others. Get a pack of 50 for a great price!

First Aid Kit for College

First Aid Kit for College

$49.95 |  Amazon

A first aid kit is a staple to keep in every household, just in case. This one includes everything your student might need for things like bumps and scrapes or colds and allergies!

Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket

$71.99  |  Amazon

Weighted blankets can be helpful to reduce anxiety and promote better sleep two things every student needs! Pick one that’s about 10% of your student’s body weight.

Electronics We Love

Check out the latest technology items that we love splurging on. Whether you are looking for your college student or shamelessly wanting to treat yourself, these suggestions are worth the investment!

Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods

$139.00  |  Amazon

AirPods are great for everything from conference calls to exercise. These come with a charging case and are a favorite for anyone looking to invest in some high quality wireless earphones.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise Cancelling Headphones

$59.99  |  Amazon

These headphones are a perfect way for your student to find quiet in any environment. Along with excellent audio quality, they include a built-in microphone for important calls home!

Motiv Ring for Fitness

Motiv Ring for Fitness

$199.99  |  Motiv

Monitor your health and achieve fitness goals with the Motiv Ring! Its smart functionality can track your heart rate and physical activity, as well as monitor your sleep patterns.

Echo Dot Smart Speaker

Echo Dot Smart Speaker

$39.99  |  Amazon

Alexa is here to help with everything, hands free! Tell her to set your alarms, play music, answer questions, call people and so much more with this compact smart speaker.

Laptop

Laptop

$701.72  |  Amazon

A dependable and powerful laptop is every student and professional’s bread and butter. This HP laptop is lightweight and competitively powerful at its price point.

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