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    19 Products To Help You Reminisce About The Good Ol’ College Days, No Matter How Many Years Ago You Graduated

    Doesn't a small piece of you miss eating ramen for every meal and sharing a communal bathroom?

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    1. Ramen noodle sticky notes so you can remind yourself of the easy and affordable meal that worked with your busy schedule while jotting down adult-life reminders. Or should I say...RAMENders?!


    Get a pack of 155 from Amazon for $9.59.

    2. And of course some ramen noodles... but something that caters to your more mature taste buds than what you ate throughout undergrad.

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    Promising review: "I grew up eating Maruchan Ramen. We used to do everything we could to dress them up, from veggies, to eggs, to hot sauce. The noodles were definitely great. But then I stumbled upon these gourmet spcy noodles at and my life forever changed. These noodles are absolute perfection. The veggies are a great touch, the flavor is amazing, the spice heat is mind boggling!" —str8moben

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $17.34.

    3. And a rapid ramen cooker that'll make cooking your ramen so fast and easy, you're gonna wonder why the heck you didn't own one of these when you were in school. I swear, the kids these days get all the good inventions.


    The containers are BPA-free, dishwasher- and microwave-safe, and feature heat-resistant handles.

    Promising review: "This has been a total lifesaver! Kids LOVE this and I love that it takes only three minutes or less to clean up. We love this product and have bought multiple. It's meant more for smaller Top Ramen and Maruchan brands!" —kimchic

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two colors).

    4. A Homesick candle for inducing college nostalgia through sense of smell — you can get a candle from the state you attended college in (or ya know, country you studied abroad in, a specific city, etc.), OR memories of attending the big game on Friday nights/weekends.


    What do these candles smell like? Well, the state candles all vary, of course! The football candle consists of base notes of musk and dirt, mid notes of popcorn, cedarwood, and sweat (yes, sweat, but like, in a good way), and top notes of grass, leather, and lemon. Sure, it's not sweet vanilla and refreshing lavender, but it'll bring you back to nights (and tailgating days) spent at the school football field, and it's wonderful!

    Get them from Homesick: the state candles for $29.95, and the Friday Night Football candle for $29.95.

    5. A kegerator that, yes, is definitely more sophisticated and fancy than the kegs from frat parties that we're pretty sure were just filled with warm beer and not another liquid... anyway, you are a real world adult now, and it's time to step up your keg game.


    This can hold US standard 1/4 and 1/2 kegs, but doesn't support Coors, Miller, rubberized, or other oversized kegs, so be aware of that! The temperature range is between low 30 and mid 40 degrees Fahrenheit. This comes with a 5-pound CO2 cylinder.

    Promising review: "This is probably one of my favorite Amazon buys ever! Fresh, super cold, right-from-the-tap beer anytime I want it! I was a little sloppy tapping my first keg, and it leaked a bit, but the instructions are so clear and easy to follow that it was totally on me. All the parts included are very well-constructed, it was super easy to assemble, and I was drinking beer the very next day, (had to get the CO2 tank filled!) I was able to find a fire extinguisher company to fill my CO2. Paintball places are also a good place to look. It's so awesome coming home to a freezing cold tapped beer. Love it!" —Certifried

    Get it from Amazon for $459+ (available in two finishes).

    6. Bed risers so you can make the most out of storage underneath your bed. Storage space can be limited no matter how big or small your living space may be, so these truly are handy at any stage of life.


    Comes with four small risers, and four large risers — you can use just the small risers to elevate your bed 3 inches, just the large risers to elevate your bed 5 inches, or combine the two to elevate your bed 8 inches.

    Promising review: "These bed risers couldn't have been easier to use. No sliding around on the hardwood floor and the bed was very stable. The risers worked as advertised and I am completely satisfied." —Steve Parsons

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $18.99.

    7. A cookbook filled with 250 delicious mug meal recipes, because a microwave can truly be your best friend, no matter how many ages ago you were living in a dorm room. Think of all the dining hall meals you could've avoided if only you had this book back in the day.


    Some notable recipes include apple cinnamon bread, loaded baked potato soup, eggplant parmesan, shrimp with roasted peppers and feta, chocolate fudge cake, broccoli basil soup, and cheese fondue, just to name a few! Hungry? Yeah, me too.

    Promising review: "Absolutely hands down my favorite cookbook! With all of the kids out of the house, and a move to Florida, we needed to scale down the cooking AND make meals without heating up the whole kitchen. This book has a lot of variety and ideas for meals I would never have thought would work in small portions.....all in a microwave! Cakes that you would swear were baked in an oven

    — warm and delicious! From brownies to soup to casseroles, all for one person with very little effort. No big pans with leftovers, and my hubby and I can EACH have the dessert we want, when we want. How great is that?!?" —OverTheHillAdventures

    Get it from Amazon for $19.71.

    8. A lanyard that's a bit more trendy than the ones we all unfortunately rocked for at least a portion of freshman year.


    Features clear and sturdy ID windows, and can fit three cards — the card slots have a secure snap button cover. There is also a zipper wallet pocket for change and keys and durable nylon lanyard.

    Promising review: "I got tired of having to replace my cheap, thin, garbage badge holder every few months and came to Amazon to save me. I knew I needed something that was a quality material, thin enough to slide in my shirt pocket, and that would last. This fit the bill perfectly. I can keep my work badge, all of my credentials, and all of my safety cards on me now! I love the side zipper. At the beginning of the week, I slip in my allotted snack money for the week and this has actually helped keep me in budget and no more mindless swiping of my debit card at the snack machines and lunch concession room. This is perfect for keeping all the important cards/identification/cash safe around the neck and tucked into the shirt away from pick-pockets!" —amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $7.20 (available in 11 colors).

    9. Starbucks espresso drinks you may have relied on to get you through all-nighters — if not these, some form of a coffee/energy drink, don't worry, we won't tell your mom. But hey, if grad school work or late nights at the office come up, or you're just having a sluggish morning, just grab one of these and go.


    Promising review: "I sort of got addicted to these from my local gas station, but they got expensive. These cases are such a money saver. If you have never tried these, they are delicious! I wouldn't say they taste like 'espresso.' However, they have the right amount of kick and enough cream to make you not cringe. There are 140 calories in one can and I believe 125 milligram of caffeine. As a working college student, these have saved my life. I don't like energy drinks, so this was a great alternative! Unfortunately, my boyfriend has caught on, so now I have to order twice as many!" —Tamara

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $15.98.

    10. Red cups that may just remind you of the ones you used during dining hall meals, minus having to eat dining hall food. We actually have these here at the BuzzFeed office, and I was kinda mind-blown when I saw these bad boys by the soda machines on my first day.


    I just wanna carry these cups through all stages of life now, TBH. Not to mention, they're made of durable, shatter-resistant, food-safe ABS plastic AND they're dishwasher-safe, so it's a win-win situation.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $15.95.

    11. A pair of sweatpants featuring various college logos and names. You may not get away with just waltzing into work in the same attire you wore to Friday morning classes after going out on Thursday night, but hey, these will be waiting for you for when you get home!

    American Eagle

    Get them from American Eagle: the charcoal women's sweatpants for $59.95 (available in XS–XL), or the men's gray sweatpants for $49.95 (available in sizes S–2XL).

    12. A hanging photo display that may remind you of when you used to hang photos up in your dorm room. Now, as you reminisce on the good ole' days, you can use this to hang up photos of your favorite college mems.


    Promising review: "I have gotten many compliments on this. It's a creative way to display your photos, (although it also comes with stock photos you could hang). This is much cheaper and more personal than buying paintings of a similar size. The kids love picking photos for it, too!" —LisaC

    Get it from Amazon for $19.20+ (available in four colors, and two sizes).

    13. A husband pillow seemingly everyone had in college – like, when I think back about my friends' dorm beds, this is my most distinct memory?!


    Promising review: "I love how firm, but squishy this is. I hope that makes sense. It is firm enough that it doesn't collapse when you lean against it, but squishy enough to not feel stiff and uncomfortable. I really enjoy the high back and the large size. I can lean my head back and have it supported unlike the smaller sizes. The fabric is soft to the touch and feels nice on bare arms. The color is a great bonus." —Musicmom

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two colors, and three sizes).

    14. A mini fridge because only having to walk five steps to access a roll of cookie dough is better than having to walk to a different room of the house. Therefore, I am a firm believer that we all need these in our bedrooms. In this essay, I will...,

    This mini fridge has a soft dial and easy control, and is low on noise level, so it won't wake you up from your precious beauty sleep, while keeping your kombucha chilled. It features LED lighting inside and has adjustable glass shelves, as well as a fresh food sliding drawer. It also has a table top function!

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this fridge! It works perfectly, looks amazing and the seller is super helpful. We get compliments all the time in this fridge. And when you open it up and see how much room is in there, people are impressed. Buy it!" —Ariel E Simonetti

    Get it from Amazon for $189+ (available in five colors, and two sizes).

    15. Munchie Case — a monthly subscription of delicious snacks that'll remind you of when you used to get care packages. If you never got care packages, well... this is like sending a care package to yourself every month, and your future self is sure to thank your current self.


    Get it from Cratejoy for $23.99/month.

    16. A portable pong table so you and your friends can relive the days of playing this in the basement of a sweaty frat house on a weeknight. I can attest to the fact that playing beer pong in your mid-20s in an air conditioned apartment/house with cold beer is a million times more enjoyable.


    Comes with the 8 foot pong table (made of lightweight, but sturdy aluminum) and six pong balls. Plus, it easily folds briefcase style for storage and easily bringing to other parties!

    Promising review: "After a long night of partying, I ordered this table. Normally, you regret drunk decisions — not this one! I love how this folds up into a fairly decent size. It fits well in my closet and in my car for tailgating. It is always the party favorite and in a snap you can use it to play other games with large groups of people like flip cup. For the price, it was a good deal and so far, has made for many good times." —Alex M.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in four styles).

    17. Storage bins that were true lifesavers when our schools only provided us with, like, three drawers max for storage space. These are still so great to have on-hand. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, there's truly no such thing as having too many places to increase storage.

    Each bin measures 64 quarts.

    Promising review: "I ordered these to use as a storage solution. These are sturdy and they stack. And, as they are relatively clear I know which box I need to open. These storage crates are made in the US and arrived well packaged with no product defects and all the pieces. I got a lot of storage for a good price." —lp-TN-001

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $50.75.

    18. And while we're on the subject — OTTOMANS. These things were/are fabulous because not only do they have storage INSIDE, but they double as seating for guests. Plus, they look cute.


    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 pounds 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." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $40.49 (available in three colors).

    19. Red cup shot glasses so next time you decide to host a get-together with your friends from school (or even the friends you've made post-graduating), you can cheers when reminiscing about a great four years as well as even better years ahead (because college is awesome, but the post-college life is pretty fun, too)!


    Each shot glass can hold 2 ounces. They are disposable, but they can be reused, because saving the environment is a trendy thing to do.

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $10.49.

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