When a guy goes away to college, it’s hard to know what to get him for life in a college dorm. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve spent time in a dorm, or maybe you never had to. Whatever the case, you want to make sure you give him something that will make his dorm life easier and help him succeed at college. Remember, there are three basic things any college student needs – plenty of sleep, opportunities to study, and sufficient amounts of food. We have put together a list to help you come up with some gift ideas.
It’s an unfortunate fact that theft is one of the most common crimes on campus. Theft happens even in dorm rooms with trusted friends and roommates. The thief might even be a friend of a friend or someone just passing by. Although there are some things that students can live without, there are others that would be really devastating or difficult to replace. Some examples include wallets, passports, personal pictures, mementos and even homework assignments.
The ECR4Kids Lock and Roll Portable Under-Bed Personal Safe is designed for the student. It is very unassuming and does not attract attention. It can be locked with a key. Also, a cable attached to the safe makes a great deterrent for would be thieves, as the student can attach the safe to a bed, chair or railing with the steel able. Its flat design on rolling wheels makes it easy to place underneath a bed or in a desk drawer. It’s a great way to secure valuables in a dorm room.
Desks in dorms are not always the best places to study. Sometimes students need to use their laptops in other places such as lounge rooms, student unions, libraries and coffee shops. Regular desks can be hard and uncomfortable. Often students have to migrate during the day as they complete their assignments between classes and meals. With a portable lap desk, the student will never have to worry about finding a place to write. It contains slots for phones and tablets.
There are also slide out mouse decks on either side for right and left-handed people. The desk is designed to be comfortable and easy to use. A memory foam on the bottom and on the wrist rest makes it soft and easy to use. The lap desk has a handle for carrying it around wherever you need to take it. It comes with a shiny metallic silver top. You can order the Sofia + Sam Lap Desk with or without a USB light.
When you have a roommate at school, sometimes it can be hard to get enough sleep if one of you is a night owl and the other prefers to wake up early to get everything done. Now all of those disagreements can be easily resolved with a Privacy Pop Bed Tent.
This portable tent fits over most twin size bed. It zips up on either side with a breathable mesh screen so you can let in light if you need to. It folds up easily and comes with a small bag to store it in. If you have a night owl student, they can stay up in bed inside the tent and study with a flashlight without having to keep other roommates awake. If you are the early bird, you can block out any lights at night by closing up the tent. Also, no need to worry about the bed not being made. Just close up the tent, and no one will know. Genius!
An undergraduate education typically lasts for about four years. The average bedsheets have to be replaced after a year or two. For this reason, it is recommended to invest in a quality pair of bed sheets for your student that will last throughout their four years. Make sure the bed sheets are comfortable so that they can sleep well. Don’t forget to make the bed sheets stain resistant because beds sometimes double as couches and dining tables for busy students who have to multitask.
Hypoallergenic is also good for students with sensitive skin. The Mellanni Bed Sheet sets are simply the best sheets out there, and they won’t fade or become worn easily. They come in a variety of colors, are hypoallergenic and stain resistant. They are made of brushed microfiber which makes them soft and easy to sleep on. When you buy these bed sheets, you can rest easy knowing that they won’t have to be replaced any time soon.
Students get the munchies a lot. Studying, working, and socializing take up a lot of energy. Students work hard and all that physical and mental activity requires nutrients to keep going. That is why they need a way to make food quickly and easily whenever hunger strikes. The Danby Designer Countertop Microwave is the answer to the college munchies.
It comes in a stylish black exterior which fits in anywhere. It uses 700 watts of power and it’s small enough to fit in most dorms. It can handle all the basic functions of a microwave from thawing, heating food, reheating pizza and popping popcorn. It also comes with a timer too. Now your student won’t have to wait until the cafeteria or the nearby coffee shop opens up before he can eat. The Danby Designer Countertop Microwave will help him stay well fed so he can keep up with this studies and his life.
Dorms can get really dirty throughout the semester. Dust builds up, mold can grow in hidden places, smoke from nearby cigarettes and haze from pollution and pollen can get in through open windows. Allergens can cause a number of physical problems even for the healthiest of students. Keep in mind that when people are short on sleep from studying hard and writing those essays due the next day, their immune systems can be down, which makes them more vulnerable to allergens. A few reactions to allergens in the air can include sneezing, runny noses, trouble breathing, and headaches, just to name a few things. All of these symptoms can make it difficult for a student to thrive in a dorm setting.
The Biot Bot Air Purifier filters 99.97% of airborne allergens, molds, and other air contaminants. It also has a charcoal filter that removes odors, a common problem in dorms. It’s small, lightweight, and portable making it ideal for small sized dorms. It comes with a 2, 4, and 8-hour timer and two speed setting fan, so the student will have control over its settings. It’s a great way to keep the student healthy and comfortable so he can succeed in college.