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 October Picks $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!
$27.97 | Amazon
Upgrade alert! This high-tech backpack includes a USB and headphone interface that provides great convenience for charging electronics and enjoying any audio!
$64.44 | Amazon
Dorm rooms can get unbearably hot during the first couple months of college. Your student will appreciate this convenient, standing fan to cool them off!
$106.29–225.44 | Rooster Essentials
These Pre-Bundled Kits contain the basic essentials a man at college needs to stay looking, smelling and feeling fresh! The recipient chooses from 4, 5, or 9 monthly deliveries.
$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!
$14.99 | Bizzy Cold Brew
Bizzy Cold Brew is a delicious, organic and healthy caffeine source available in light, medium, and dark roast. No doubt, this is our favorite way to get energized.
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.
$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.
$29.99 | Amazon
For small spills and messes in the dorm, this handheld vacuum is the perfect portable option. This is a great way to keep the room clean without taking up too much storage!
$17.00 | Target
With such limited closet space, help your student pack smart and keep tidy with this 6 shelf hanging storage organizer: store clothes, towels, shoes and more!
$26.95 | Amazon
Humidifiers are great to provide more control over different environments, helping with hydration and sleep quality. This one has a 2.5L tank so it can run all day and night!
$24.99 | Amazon
Avoid bringing an iron and a board, when you can pack more simple with a handheld clothes steamer. It's easy to use, heats up very quickly and does a perfect job of getting wrinkles out.
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!
$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. $19.00 | Urban Outfitters
Need to fill up wall space in your student's room? A tapestry is a cute and personalized way to liven up the place. Check out this super cute butterfly option!
$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!
$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.
$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.
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.
$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! $12.00 | Amazon
If your student feels a cold coming on, Emergen-C is a convenient drink supplement that provides Vitamin C and other antioxidants that support the immune systems.
$9.99 | Amazon College students need brain power and energy to perform at their highest potential. "The Hungry Healthy Student Cookbook" offers more than 200 quick, cheap and easy recipes. $ 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!
$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. Technology for a Hybrid Class Experience
As we look ahead to the fall semester, some universities are committed to going fully remote, while others are considering a hybrid campus approach. Regardless of what your student’s college decides, it is best to prepare and have helpful technology on hand for online classes.
$169.00 | Amazon
This fall semester, students who are often studying and taking classes remotely will appreciate their own printer for important documents, notes, and class assignments.
$22.98 | Amazon
With online classes, students may be on their computers for hours per day. These glasses help protect eyes from harsh computer light, reducing eye strain and headaches.
$19.99 | Amazon
If your student has a lot of classes online and mostly uses their own laptop or computer, they could use a wireless mouse for convenience and easy transport.
$109.95 | Amazon
During COVID-19, your student may be studying in their room or office more often than taking trips to the library or coffee shop. A stand-up desk offers variety and comfort.
$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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