Best Dorm Gifts
The day has finally arrived, and your son, granddaughter, niece, or nephew is about to start their college journey. Such an exciting time for the college student, but rather worrying and anxious for the family!
The best way to send a student off with a flourish is by hosting a ‘college bound’ party and showering them with gifts for their new dorm life! Below are 22 items college students would love as a dorm gift:
- Cooker Bowl With Chopsticks
- Cat On Beach Accent Pillow
- Towel Rack
- Desk With Double Drawer
- Desk Lamp
- Electric Mini Griddle
- Slide Sandal
- Mini Refrigerator
- Water Bottle
- Medical Kit
- Desk Bookshelf
- Comforter Set
- And many more...
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In this post, you'll find lovely ideas for dorm gifts!
This handy Ramen cooker set consists of 3 parts: the 33oz soup bowl at the bottom, a drain bowl in the middle, and the small 16.9 oz bowl at the top. The bottom bowl has a handle for ease of use.
It's a perfect way to heat spaghetti, ramen, soup, or any other meals that can be cooked in a microwave. This item comes in black or white and is an ideal dorm gift for a college student.
: “An easy and quick way to cook one-pot microwave meals for hungry college students!"
The stunning Tuxedo-cat pillow is meant for the student who has a much-loved cat waiting patiently at home for their return.
This pillow is comfy for taking a much-needed nap during study time and has a soft headrest for a good night’s sleep. A cozy way to remind them of a beloved pet.
: "A little reminder of home for taking a nap on or a comfy pillow at night."
Every college dorm room should have a pinboard for sticky notes, photos, and messages. A handy board for students to attach cues for exam times, tasks still to be completed, and other important reminders.
: "‘A modern pinboard for your notes, photos, and messages."
These Apple Air pods are a perfect gift for the student to wind down, block out the noise, and relax by listening to music when walking to college or jogging to keep fit and healthy.
: “Block out the outside dorm noise and immerse yourself in your kind of music."
A fun gift for keeping keys together on one sturdy chain. There will be less chance of losing dorm room keys, and it fits neatly inside a pocket or student backpack.
: "Cute and funky keyring for the student with a sense of humor."
A fun handmade towel rack with hooks to hang and air the student’s towels, toiletry bags, and bathrobes. Also handy for hanging up bulky jackets, coats, and scarves, which would usually take up a lot of space in a dorm closet.
: "A modern and fun rack for airing a student’s bathroom accessories."
Dorm beds sit very high off the ground and it can be such a pain bending and reaching for a phone, a charger, or something else. Gift your college student this bedtime selfie so they'll never have to strain their body to get their most important items.
: "A modern and stylish look to replace an old-fashioned dorm desk."
A modern desk lamp is an ideal gift for the student to provide good lighting for late-night reading. The light has an alarm to make sure the student is in time for college, and it gives the date and ambient temperature.
: "Stream-lined, won’t take up much space, and with just a smart touch, switches on and off."
This Mini Griddle can be used to make waffles, hash browns, mini pancakes, and light meals. Simply plug in the Mini Maker, and it will heat up in minutes, and it's so easy to clean.
Any dorm student will just love this gift, and it comes with a recipe guide for cooking tips. Choose a fun color to suit your student's personality.
: “Cute, compact, plugin, and ready to use for scrumptious midnight snacks."
The waterproof slide sandal is perfect to wear in the shower for hygienic foot protection and an easy slip-on for wearing around the dorm.
It comes in black, navy, and silver and is a perfect gift for a guy on his way to college.
: “Soft and comfy with the arch in the middle. Love the trendy Athletic look."
A mini refrigerator is what every college student needs to keep beverages and perishables cold and fresh. The student can stock up on bottled water, other drinks, and tubs of prepared meals and snacks from home.
: “This little fridge can fit so many things! It is easy to set up and keeps your drinks extra cold, but not frozen! You will love it so much.”
This bottle's color resembles the deep blue hues of the azurite stone. Most ice cubes will fit into the bottle’s mouth, and the bottle will fit into most cup holders.
The bottle is BPA/BPS-free, reusable, and makes a beautiful dorm gift for a student.
: "A thoughtfully designed and good-looking bottle to keep thirsty students quenched."
This medical kit bag opens flat for easy access to medical supplies. A must-have for a college dorm so the student can easily retrieve first aid supplies when required.
An ideal desk bookshelf to keep the student’s items organized. A great place to store books, stationery, and any other things. Perfect for a small dorm room where space is limited.
: "Make the most out of the dorm room's small space by adding this handy bookshelf."
College students always need sleep, and this gorgeous, lightweight, and soft comforter is perfect for sleeping under to get a good night’s rest.
The 4-piece place setting has all the necessary crockery requirements for the student. A cereal bowl for breakfast, a side plate for lunch, a large plate for dinner, and a mug for coffee and hot cocoa.
The laptop table is made for late-night studying or working on a laptop while sitting on the bed. There is a drawer for pens, reading glasses, and a USB cable.
This laptop desk is convenient and comfortable to use, and it folds away and can be kept under the bed or on top of a cupboard when not in use.
The reversible, soft and unique cotton throw is for snuggling under to keep warm during the cold nights in the college dorm.
Every college student needs a backpack to carry their essential items when commuting to and from college classes. A bag that can hold a laptop, mobile, water bottle, and other items is an indispensable and great gift.
A stainless-steel mug is perfect for sipping coffee, cocoa, tea, broth, and smoothies. The mug's lid seals to keep drinks hot or cold for longer. It is just what a student needs for beverages and drinks on their daily commute or in the dorm room while studying.
A soft landing for the feet is what a student needs at the side of their bed. A rug with thick plush strands and anti-slip gel beads to prevent the carpet from moving around on the floor is a perfect dorm gift.
This fast-boiling kettle is an essential item for any student to boil water to make endless cups of coffee or instant noodle meals. A perfect gift for a college student.
Space is always limited in a dorm room. Gift the college student a dorm trunk to store extra bedding, clothes, or books. The chest can be stored under the bed to be out of the way. Or it can be used as a nightstand at the side of the bed.
24. Power Strip Outlet With USB
This power strip is an essential requirement for the dorm as students will be sharing power outlets. There are never enough outlets and most times in inconvenient places. A power strip that can be kept on the desktop, so all electronics are readily available, is a nice gift for any student.
A super soft, absorbent, and quick drying set of towels is the perfect gift for a student. Students always need a clean and dry towel, so having a few different-sized towels is ideal.
Part of college life is when students visit home during long weekends and summer breaks. A duffel travel bag is perfect for traveling and large enough to carry clothing and personal items. This bag is an ideal gift with easy-to-carry handles or pull-on rolling wheels.
Most students rush through their morning routine to get to college on time, so having a hairdryer handy is ideal. The compact hairdryer with a folding handle takes up less space in a drawer and is easy to pack in a travel bag.
A laundry bag that is large enough to store a lot of soiled clothes and easy to carry on laundry day is the ultimate dorm gift.
A MacBook Pro is ideal for students for their assignments, research and study, entertainment, and keeping in touch on social media and with family.
Every student needs a book to plan their college schedules, sports activities, and exam timetables. Keeping track of study group agendas, assignment due dates, and other important days can easily be organized in a planner.
There is not much space in a dorm cupboard, so having a space saver hanger with 10 other hangers is fabulous. Students can hang shirts or blouses, dresses, and light jackets all together in one spot. Perfect for a dorm gift!
A trendy watch that every college student will love. They can stay connected by receiving emails, calls, and messages. The watch will also check fitness levels and sleep patterns. Perfect for the busy student.
A microwave will always come in handy in a college dorm. This is for the nights when the student prefers to eat in the room instead of the dining hall. Making easy-to-cook quick microwave snacks are ideal for the hungry student after hours of studying.
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