More
close ad

Must-Have Dorm Gear for College Students

Send your teens off to college with our favorite finds.

By Madelyn Perez

  • view all thumbnails
Globe
Courtesy of Dormify.com
Courtesy of Notonthehighstreet.com
Courtesy of Fredflare.com
Courtesy of Quirky.com
Courtesy of Bedbathandbeyond.com
Courtesy of Staples.com
Courtesy of Seejanework.com
Courtesy of Walmart.com
Courtesy of HPDirect.com
Courtesy of Containerstore.com
Courtesy of Keurig.com
Courtesy of knockknockstuff.com
Courtesy of Modcloth.com
Courtesy of Modcloth.com
Courtesy of Modcloth.com
Courtesy of Hayneedle.com
Courtesy of Containerstore.com
Courtesy of Dormco.com
Courtesy of Uncommongoods.com
Courtesy of Usb.brando.com
Courtesy of Uncommongoods.com
Courtesy of Paper-source.com
25 of 25
25 of 25
1 of 25
On Top of the World

The classic memo board gets a style upgrade with this spinning globe option.

1 of 25
2 of 25
Bright Idea

This is not your basic light. The swivel base turns 360 degrees and comes with enough space for pens, pencils and your MP3 player.

2 of 25
3 of 25
Hanging Pretty

Each birdie has two hooks, so your freshman can pile clothing onto this space saver (instead of on her dorm room floor).

3 of 25
4 of 25
Write On

Your teen can doodle or have friends "sign in" to his dorm room using this notebook paper–themed duvet cover. For a clean slate, just put it in the washer.

4 of 25
5 of 25
Dorm Sweet Dorm

Under-the-weather students can feel the comforts of home whenever they pull a tissue through the chimney.

5 of 25
6 of 25
Power Up

Six outlets and the ability to bend in different shapes—perfect for tight dorm room spaces.

6 of 25
7 of 25
Carry On

With one main compartment, eight pockets and rubberized mesh material, this tote can hold bath essentials and weather hot water.

7 of 25
8 of 25
Animal Instinct

More than just a cute keychain, this little critter is also a USB flash drive.

8 of 25
9 of 25
Full Bloom

By plugging gadgets into each flower, smart students can keep wires pretty and organized.

9 of 25
10 of 25
Play It Cool

A pink fridge/freezer combo will surely brighten up any drab dorm room.

10 of 25
11 of 25
Sweet Shooter

This wireless mouse is cute and powerful. It has a battery life of up to 30 months and students can download a matching background for their computer or smartphone.

11 of 25
12 of 25
On the Line

Hopefully the cute clothesline pattern will be a constant reminder to actually do laundry.

12 of 25
13 of 25
Brew for One

A must-have for any college kid: A small, single-cup brewer to provide fuel for early-morning classes. Available in red, white, platinum and black.

13 of 25
14 of 25
Underhanded Organization

Assignments won't be forgotten using a calendar/notepad/mouse pad combo. When the week is over, he can just tear off and start fresh.

14 of 25
15 of 25
Modern Messages

This bold and colorful dry-erase board is perfect for lists, drawings or notes. Add some funky magnets and they'll be set.

15 of 25
16 of 25
Sound the Alarm

No alarm clock? No problem. This iPhone dock was made to look like an old-school one and charges the devices overnight, too.

16 of 25
17 of 25
Trunk Show

Students can keep their iPhones in sight by leaning them against these pint-size pachyderms. Plus who doesn't love elephants?

17 of 25
18 of 25
Chalk It Up

Brighten up bland cinderblock dorm walls with moveable and reusable chalkboard decals.

18 of 25
19 of 25
Hang Tight

Fashionable freshmen can avoid jewelry tangles and organize their accessories in one place. The best part? The screen folds away for easy storage.

19 of 25
20 of 25
Space Saver

Make the most of tight space with coffee-colored underbed storage bags. The pair go for less than $10—what a steal!

20 of 25
21 of 25
The Perfect Combo

Not only does this soup bowl and sandwich tray duo serve as the perfect dining set for one, it's also safe for microwave, oven and dishwasher.

21 of 25
22 of 25
Retro Chic

This oscillating fan has a classic look and a surprising modern feature: It plugs in to any USB port.

22 of 25
23 of 25
Cool Sounds

Your teen can enjoy music on the quad with this portable wooden speaker. The sound system connects to MP3 players, cell phones, laptops and tablets.

23 of 25
24 of 25
Day Dreaming

Pin day-to-day thoughts, ideas and class reminders to this fun corkboard.

24 of 25