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    37 Of The Best Products For College Students You Can Get On Amazon

    The sun doesn't need to go to college because it has 28 million degrees, but the rest of us could use some help.

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    1. A Tarot tapestry in three different cards and sizes for anyone who needs the perfect wall hanging to ~suit~ their space.

    Promising review: "Super cute, pretty nice quality, and lightweight! Perfect for a dorm." β€”Kindle Customer

    Price: $15.50+ (three sizes, choose from three styles)

    2. A pair of quick-drying shower sandals and a shower tote to make the communal bathroom experience just a tad less chaotic.,

    Promising review (for the shower sandals): "Ordered these for my daughter for college. Her dorm room bath will be shared by several young ladies, so I figured these would be a good idea. They fit as expected. Nice color, and seem as if they will hold up well." β€”Palmetto Rosie

    Promising review (for the shower tote): "I love this! It is perfect for college dorms, or multiple people living with a small bathroom. It fits everything, shampoos, soaps, lotions, razors, etc. It saves me time gathering what I need to take to the shower. Just grab your tote, and take it with you when you are done!" β€”Cheryl Eaton

    Price: the shower sandals for $7.99+ (sizes 5–11, four colors) and the shower tote for $7.49+ (four colors, seven pockets)

    3. A highly adorable door stop that'll make everyone who walks by say "wow, I *shiba* stopped by and became your friend a long time ago."

    Is there a better way to make friends than putting this babe in your open doorway when you're in a friendly mood? Probably not.

    Promising review: "I bought this dog door stopper for my 18-year-old granddaughter that just started college. She wanted a door stopper so she can keep her door open at times, and it’s a heavy door. This worked perfectly and she loves him. She calls him Lil' Ernie." β€”D. Jones

    Price: $11.98

    4. A highly effective book lamp made of bendy materials. Unfortunately, there is no excuse not to get your work done late at night with this friend by your side.

    Promising review: "I love this light, it's super bendy so it can work at all angles. Its setting for the brightness is perfect for all times. I study literally 24/7 and this is the perfect thing to have with my books." β€”andieveronica

    Price: $12.95

    5. A cute planner designed to organize your life, uplift your mood, and help you reach your goals. Over 3k people find this planner ~pandastic~.

    I need this to de-stress the ~pandamonium~ of my life 🐼.

    Promising review: "I truly love my panda planner. As an Occupational Therapy student, one thing that is stressed in our learning is that life balance improves wellbeing. As a person with ADHD, I struggle with organization. I love the 'whole person' focus of the panda planner, and how it helps me frame my day in a positive way. I can continuously work toward my goals, and review my wins and challenges so I can learn and grow from them." β€”reviewer

    Price: $24.97+ (four colors)

    6. A Fujifilm Instax Mini camera and a string of lights with clips so you can capture and showcase the precious memories you'll make this year.,

    Promising review (for the camera): "I love my Polaroid Camera. I take so many pictures on a daily basis, but I was never able to print them out. So having something to print them automatically is so cool. It’s nice to pin up memories on my wall." β€”Okaybutdogs

    Promising review (for the photo light strings): "Great value for displaying pictures and just as described. Adds charm to room." β€”Cucumbers

    Price: the camera for $56 and the photo string lights for $15.99

    7. An instant Wi-Fi printer meant for those days where you just can't handle waiting in line for the library printer for 10 minutes, only to have it run out of paper right as your 20 page essay is printing πŸ™ƒ.

    Features: copy, scan, wireless printing, AirPrint, two-sided duplex printing, touchscreen, prints borderless photos, choose from various ink replacement plans, print from anywhere using your smartphone

    Promising review: "To be fair, I use this to print homework assignments and the occasional document for work. I'm not printing photos, charts, or anything fancy. However, as a simple, poor college student, this was budget-friendly, and even more importantly, user-friendly. It was really easy to set up. It's not super efficient with ink, but I got the cheapest-possible HP ink plan along with it. It saved a lot of money compared to buying expensive cartridges every few months. If you're looking for anything cutting-edge, I doubt this is your model, but being able to scan and print wirelessly? So convenient, and so much better than waiting in line to use the printers at school!" β€”Rebecca

    Price: $56.76

    8. A notebook you can simply fill in according to the universal note taking system, and a set of colorful pens because we all have an inner note-taking champion inside us.,,

    Sometimes all it takes is the right tools!

    Promising review (for the notebook): "Great useful notebooks! 120 pages in each notebook, numbered pages, no bleed throughs when using a pen or highlighter. Nicely sized with a lot of space for writing down notes. I won't have to worry about getting water on the notebook because of the water-resistant covers (front and back). The pages are numbered which is a plus, it's about the size of my MacBook Air 13". I bought two, and will be buying more in the future. Highly recommend for high school/college students!" β€”Sayaka

    Promising review (for the pens): "I thought for the price and design the pens wouldn't write very well, and they were just for looks; but they write beautifully. These are my favorite pens. I feel very professional using them. I will be ordering more." β€”Brittany Van Sant

    Price: the notebook for $11.99 and an eight-pack of pens for $7.99

    9. A white noise machine specially designed for destroying all noise β€” snooze through stomping neighbors, noisy parties, inconsiderate roommates, and more. Over 6k swear by it, including me (bye screaming children who live above me!).

    Honestly the best $50 bucks I've ever spent in my life.

    Features: 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noise variations, including white noise, pink noise, and brown noise, volume control buttons

    Promising review: "This device saved. My. Life. Well, not literally, but it definitely saved my sanity. I'm a highly anxious person who is extremely noise sensitive, and vulnerable to sensory overload. Cue moving into my first college apartment, where the upstairs neighbors' every footstep is amplified and bass-boosted through my ceiling. I was losing a LOT of sleep over this, and it ramped up my anxiety tenfold. When you have upstairs neighbors with lead for feet, you really need a good, loud, pure white noise that masks all frequencies and that your brain can easily ignore, so it seems as if there's no noise at all. This thing was absolutely perfect for me, as it only had white noise and fan sounds (and a variety of 'em!) that can get loud enough to mask anything. I mean ANYTHING. I can now peacefully snooze through not only my neighbors' stomping kitchen antics, but also the 8 a.m. garbage truck arriving bright and early every Wednesday. I don't wake up in the middle of the night anymore because my neighbor wants a midnight snack. I can come home after classes and enjoy an afternoon nap without disturbances. I sleep much more deeply and peacefully overall. And it's all thanks to the LectroFan." β€”Courtney

    Price: $49.95+ (two colors)

    10. And a sleep mask and ear plug set for anyone who is trying to block out all noise and light on a budget.

    Promising review: "Great sleep mask! I'm in college and I have two roommates. Sometimes they want to stay up until 2 a.m. and I want to sleep at 12. This comes in handy! It is super comfy. No light gets through the mask. I even tried shining my iPhone flashlight on it while it was on my eyes and saw no light! I like the adjustable band. My only complaint is that my very curly hair gets caught in the velcro. That problem however is easily solved by something I already do, wearing a hair scarf when I sleep. Overall, very happy I bought this and I can't wait to try the ear plugs, something else I use during the nights daily." β€”Cat

    Price: $12.90

    11. A microwave friendly-coffee maker that'll get you going in the morning, and save time and money (looking at you, on-campus Starbucks that's not on the meal plan).

    Just simply heat your water in the microwave, insert a K-cup in the base, pump the water and brew instantly!

    Promising review: "This funny looking little coffeemaker is amazing! I purchased the Prestor on a whim β€” the price is right, and it had good reviews. I LOVE it! You unscrew the bottom, pop in a K-cup, screw on, add boiling water (or microwave), put top on, place over mug, and press down firmly. Done! I also love the reusable K-cup that came with the coffee maker that allows you to add your own coffee. Works much better than the real machines I've purchased that clogged or broke." β€”Traci A. Hannah

    Price: $13.92

    12. And a travel ready, vacuum-insulated rambler guaranteed to keep your coffee hot or cold, and make you say "where have you *bean* all my life?"

    Promising review: "This product is great for anyone who is busy and those who participate in an active lifestyle. As a busy college student, I am always on the go β€” so I needed a cup that would keep my beverages both hot and cold. The price is a little steep, but it is worth every cent. I view this product as an investment, it will last a long time. If I fill my rambler with ice in the morning, it will still be there at night when I return home. The durability of this product is also a plus. It’s made with stainless steel which means it will not get hot when you touch it, and it will not sweat with cold drinks." β€”Justina

    Price: $29.99 (11 colors, 20 oz)

    13. A bed riser featuring built-in outlets and USB ports so you can keep your electronics and storage capacity going strong; even when it's finals week and you're struggling to ~rise~ to the challenge.

    Promising review: "These are great. Now I have good storage under the bed, and I'm not crawling behind furniture to find the wall outlet." β€”LB

    Price: $35.60 (set of four)

    14. And a set of four clear storage bins big enough to tuck your winter wardrobe out of the way in and under your bed.

    Promising review: "Really good price for these super large bins. Using for dorm room storage under the raised bed." β€”Whodunneit

    Price: $79 (set of four 70 quart)

    15. An investment-worthy Kindle Paperwhite adored by 63k book-reading people. This is pricy, but hear me out β€” I saved hundreds of dollars over six years of college using an e-reader (online books are cheaper, and often free), not to mention tons of space.

    If you're a parent/person with a full-time job looking for something to help out your fav college kid, pls buy them this.

    Features: built-in adjustable light so you can read day and night, anti-glare, single battery charge lasts weeks, over a million titles are $2.99 or less, prime members have unlimited access to over a thousand titles

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore my Paperwhite. This is the first electronic I have bought for myself in a long time, and the only thing I regret is not buying it sooner. I already had a first-gen Kindle, but this completely outclasses it. While I love the tactile sensations of a real book, it is not practical for me. I am a college student that has no space to store extra books, and the speed with which I finish them makes it an even more cumbersome task. The ability to hold a hundred books in-hand is a heady feeling. The extended battery life allows me to take it with me on campus reliably. The vocabulary builder feature is amazing. I am currently studying for the GRE, so this was one of the main features I bought it for. I love the ability to instantly read the definition of a word while I am mid-chapter in a book." β€”WinnR

    Price: $119.99 (two colors)

    16. A powerful foot/shoe deodorizer ideal for saving your own (and your roommate's) nose from the stench of stinky shoes.

    This stuff works so well, you'll be able to fool your new roomie into thinking you've never had smelly feet in your life.

    Promising review: "It's one of my greatest sources of embarrassment, but my feet STINK. I'm so glad I gave this product a try. I've had it for several days now, and it has worked extremely well. I spray directly on my feet before putting my socks on (if not wearing socks, I give it time to dry before slipping on my shoes), and it has lasted through the day! At the end of the day, I'm able to take my shoes off without slinking off to find some privacy so no one else notices. This has included a mid-day shoe change when I get into my gym gear. Great product, worth it!" β€”LT

    Price: $13.49

    17. A lighted mirror filled with glorious, daylight-like lights so you can do your makeup or make sure you didn't miss a spot shaving before you head out.

    Features: 10.7" high definition mirror, surrounded by 21 cool LED lights, cordless

    Promising review: "The lighting on it is perfect for applying makeup and it is so adjustable, it'll work anywhere. I'm moving into a dorm and this is small enough where this won't take up space, but large enough that I can actually see my whole face. I'm so excited about it and it feels like really great quality. Also, it's packaged really nice, which will be great for moving. It came really quickly as well which is a huge bonus!" β€”Sesamee Tomasik

    Price: $17.99

    18. An essential oil diffuser and set of essential oils I use to make my room a place of relaxation and good smells only, as will you.,

    Promising review (for the oil diffuser): "I bought one for my daughter who is a senior in college, and she absolutely loved it ! So this is my second one and it is wonderful. It's for my daughter who is a freshman in college. She said it was the coolest, most soothing thing ever. Easy setup, and works great!" β€”Dana Watkins

    Promising review (for the essential oils set): "I am a big fan of the scents, and this comes with a guide so you can learn what oil helps with what. Being a college student and having a very stressful schedule, I find these oils to help me be the most successful when in my room! Perfect for a dorm size." β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: the oil diffuser for $25.99 and set of eight oils for $14.95

    19. A portable charger (with a built-in flash light!) that can charge one phone over five times. You'll never have a dead phone again, and you'll be helping a lot of pals charge up.

    Over 13k reviews on this one πŸ‘€.

    Features: 16750mAh of power capacity β€” recharges your iPhone 7 5.5 times, a Galaxy S8 for 3.3 times, or an iPad Air once, can charge two smartphones or tablets at once, built-in flashlight for emergencies. Includes one portable charger, two micro USB charging cables, one carry pouch, one user guide, and an 18-month warranty

    Promising review: I absolutely love this thing! It's a bit larger than most portable battery chargers, but the power it holds makes it totally worth it. Typically, the smaller sized portable battery chargers take a long time to charge your device and may not have a enough juice to charge your device fully. I am a college student and my phone tends to die frequently when I'm on the go. I can charge my phone completely multiple times with this portable charger, and it will still have a lot of juice left in it. It helped me survive a week in NYC being on the go. It even comes with a travel bag!" β€”Moriah

    Price: $33.99+ (two colors)

    20. A stylish storage ottoman (or bench) for anyone who needs a comfy sitting area in their dorm.

    Tbh I was *sitting* on a pun for this one for way too long, couldn't think of one.

    Promising review: "I was looking for a larger ottoman that doubles as storage and seating. A lot of similar products claim you can sit on them, but look fairly flimsy. I am going to college this fall, and I'm very excited about bringing this with me. I am 160 lbs. and I felt more than comfortable sitting, as well as standing on this. I might even use it as a step stool to get into bed! Lots of space inside, and the smaller pocket storage is super convenient too. I got the gray. and it looks fabulous." β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $21.62+ (available seven colors, cube or bench)

    21. A 40-count snack pack even students who are close to the grocery store shall love, because having cookies, Goldfish, Rice Krispies, and popcorn on hand makes everything *butter*.

    Promising review: "I ordered this for my college kids, they love it. They are two hours from a real grocery store, so it's really amazing they have a service package like this β€” delivered right to their dorm room! Thank for such a wonderful idea, I will be ordering this again." β€”Linda D Rios

    Price: $23.74 with subscribe and save, $24.99 one time purchase

    22. A lovey-smelling dry shampoo ready to ~uplift~ your hair from greasy flat to clean volume. Bye waking up way before your 8:30 a.m. lecture to wash and dry your hair!

    Promising review: "I think this is perfect. The smell is WONDERFUL. I have dark hair, and there was no white residue, which is something I experience with most dry shampoos. My hair feels clean, not coated with powder. My previous favorite was Tresemme Volumizing, but this is a million times better." β€”Lindsvanleer

    Price: $3.57 as an add-on

    23. A secular saint Frida candle capable of bringing positive vibes to your space when you're in the thick of studying away.

    Promising review: "Not only is this product wonderfully packaged for shipping, but the quality of the candle label was unexpectedly nice. It looks awesome on a shelf or on a table." β€”Catherine T.

    Price: $12.95 (choose from 20 secular saints)

    24. A small but mighty two-speed fan that just may be the cool quiet relief you need when you're knee-deep in a hefty assignment, or an intense game of Fortnite.

    Promising review: "Being only a six-inch fan, you would not expect much, but let me assure you, this little fan has been a life saver! I live in Las Vegas, where it is over 100 degrees every summer. This fan is clipped to the side of my computer desk, where I spend the most of my time. I am both a full-time college student and an avid gamer, the latter being extra important as a lead into just how quiet this fan runs. When I'm sitting right next to the fan I can barely hear it myself, and am fairly confident it is not heard by anyone through my chat programs." β€”Jay

    Price: $9.99+ (two colors)

    25. A cute little retro fridge for anyone who plans on having the ~chillest~ dorm room, stocked full with cold drinks and delish leftovers.

    Features: 1.6 Cu Ft, bottle opener, adjustable thermostat, adjustable feet and slide-out shelves

    Promising review: "This came super quick. Nothing was damaged on it, and it works perfectly. It has a great design, and great capacity. The freezer is excellent." β€”Cory Acome

    Price: $88.26+ (two sizes, four colors)

    26. A fleece-lined robe or a striped robe who will be there for you when you just got out of the shower and need to lounge around (aka procrastinate putting on clothes, we've all been there).,

    Promising review (for the thermal-lined robe): "My 15-year-old son loved this! Lightweight, good look for young men, and nice quality. Definitely recommended buy." β€”Amazon Customer

    Promising review (for the hooded striped robe): "Love this robe. It’s perfect for spring and early summer mornings. The hood is super roomy too." β€”Rose Stevenson

    Price: the fleece-lined hooded robe for $36.95 (men's sizes S–XXL, three colors), or the striped hooded robe for $22.70+ (S–XL, two colors)

    27. A set of four drawer organizers all your friends shall envy when everyone's getting ready for a party at your place, and they see how easily you pick out your look.

    Promising review: "Bought it to use in college, and it helps me keep my drawers very organized. It also helps me realize when I really need to do laundry when there's no socks in the little pockets." β€”College Student

    Price: $14.99 (set of four)

    28. A hypoallergenic comforter set (in many colors) and a supportive bed rest pillow so you can make your bed the best place to be.,

    Promising review (for the comforter set): "Fit my college dorm bed perfectly. This was so comfortable to sleep with. When it was over 100 degrees outside, this didn't make me hot, and then when it was super cold, it kept me warm! Would definitely recommend." β€”leah

    Promising review (for the bed rest): "Bought this for my college dorm. It's so useful when I want to do work in bed, or watch TV more comfortably." β€”Juan Marquez

    Price: the comforter set for $32.75+ (sizes Twin XL–King, 14 colors, includes one comforter and one matching pillow sham) and the bed rest for $37.05

    29. And a bed side organizer that'll easily keep everything you need nearby, because trying to find the remote at the end of a long day is the worst.

    Promising review: "This is great for keeping everything handy and your nightstand clear. Other reviews mention that it slides out with weight in it. I used an old hand towel, fold in half over the flap, and then slide the flap between the mattress and box springs. The extra texture and thickness really keeps it in place. Mine is holding an e-Reader, book, two magazines, and box of tissues along with my glasses and remote. Love it!" β€”D Reed

    Price: $9.65+ (two colors)

    30. A laundry bundle you can subscribe to, and a laundry backpack to ensure you have everything you need to put the stereotype that college students can't do their own laundry to shame.,

    Promising review (for the laundry bundle): "The bundle is great. I sent this to my son who a freshman in college. When I popped in for a visit this past weekend, his clothes looked fresh, and smelled great." β€”Rochelle H.

    Promising review (for the laundry back pack): "This has been great for me. I have to go up and down a lot of stairs to do laundry on my campus, and this makes it a lot easier to do. It holds like three loads of stuff too!" β€”Madisyn

    Price: the laundry bundle for $31.34 (includes two 35 count Tide pods, two 34 count Bounce dryer sheets, and one large Downy Unstopables scent booster) and the laundry backpack for $9.99

    31. An amazing frisbee game for anyone who would rather start up a ~ultimate~ game when it's nice out than ~layout~ and relax in the sun.

    Promising review: "Awesome game. The Kans are made of plastic, but you'd be surprised at how sturdy they are. We bought them for a college campus. The students are reckless with them, but we've had no problems with them breaking down." β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $39.99 (includes two portable goals, a custom-designed official Kanjam flying disc, and instructions)

    32. A beautiful waterproof speaker who is ready to walk into your life and stay for good times and good tunes.

    Features: compatible with Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart enabled smartphones/tablets, crisp 360-degree sound and big bass, 10 hours of music on a single battery charge, waterproof up to 30 mins, floats, you can connect two speakers at once

    Promising review: "Everyone loves this speaker. Check the measurements, because it is not small. Everything about it is superior: the color choices, the ease of use, and the construction. I bought it after reading a New York Times review in the Tech section of the paper under good choices for college students. It is definitely worth the higher price." β€”N. Klauder

    Price: $64.66+ (10 colors)

    33. A pair of almighty noise-cancelling headphones that'll make you feel like you stepped into your own world during study time. These are also ideal for music majors 🎢, you'll hear sounds you never heard before!

    Features: active noise cancellation, all-day noise comfort, Bluetooth and wire compatible, inline mic/remote

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible headphones. Almost supernatural. While I have not had a chance to use these on a plane yet, I frequently use them in a busy noisy Starbucks to study. With just noise cancellation, ambient noise is reduced almost to zero, and peoples voices become muffled and duller. If I turn on the music at a decent volume, I can pretty much fade away into my zone. Very little sounds gets through if you are playing any genre of music, including classical. With the noise cancellation on, these sound incredible. That said, I have noticed that the sound quality of these headphones have been improving with use a bit, so there may be a bit of a burn in period. Either way, you ears are in for a treat. You will hear out sounds you may have missed in the music before. β€”AndyGL

    Price: $194

    34. And a pair of budget-friendly headphones (in seven colors!) capable of cancelling out some noise, because you still need money to eat and jam out.

    Features: passive noise isolating, NOT active noise cancellation, closed-back design provides immersive Hi-Fi sound with CSR chip and 40mm driver, lasting comfort cushions, battery will to 20-hr music time, Bluetooth and wire compatible, inline mic/remote

    Promising review: "I wanted a really good *and affordable* pair of over-the-ear headphones for studying and just day to day activities, and I am very pleased with my purchase. I really like that they came with their own carrying pouch (which you can put it in once you fold it down). I've had no problems with connecting it to Bluetooth, but I love that there is an option to still used the wired aux cable. These headphones are relatively lightweight and fit very comfortably over my ears. The sponge around each side is very breathable, and doesn't make the area around your ears sweaty (like some other over the ear headphones). I like the controls on one of the ear pieces which allows you to take calls, pause, fast forward, and control the volume. It also comes with a built-in mic. I'm also able to wear my glasses without much discomfort." β€”Ryan G

    Price: $37.99 (seven colors)

    35. A precious little planter available in 40 animals 🐘🐳🐊 so you can feel at home even though you're away from your furry friend back at home.

    Every room should have a plant babe to take care of IMO.

    Promising review: "This little hippo guy is so cute. My daughter and I just put a little air plant in it and it is perfect for that." β€”Sugarlandfan

    Price: $8.06+ (40 styles)

    36. An Echo Spot to offer hands-free weather, news, music, morning alarm clock, and much more via voice command. It can even order a pizza at 2 a.m., the dream.

    Features: Uses second generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, order a pizza, play music, make phone calls, turn on the lights, connect to speakers through Bluetooth, and more.

    Promising review: "Alexa is looking better than ever! I love having this little screen besides my bed. Asking her to show me movie trailers, set alarms, and make calls has never been better." β€”MindSeedTV

    Price: $129.99 (available in two colors)

    37. And a big jar of ~university~ loved Nutella. Trust me, when the time comes to give your graduation speech, you'll be thanking your biggest motivator β€” this decadent, chocolatey spread.

    Part of getting through college is learning when to treat ourselves, and this is a treat we all deserve.

    Promising review: "I like to keep jars of Nutella in my house because I keep hearing about how hazelnuts are going to increase in price, and I plan on using Nutella and silver as the de facto currency after the apocalypse. I put this stuff and Sriracha on everything." β€”GaryBusey

    Price: $10.39 (35.3 oz.)

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