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It’s that time of year again to start shopping for back-to-school dorm room essentials! From stylish decor to handy organization accessories, we’ve rounded up the dorm room essentials that will help you stay organized and ready to learn. Read on for our top picks!
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Dorm Room Essentials
Breathable, ultra-soft, pill-resistant, and anti-snag bed sheets featuring thermal control and moisture management properties... warm sleepers stay cool, and cool sleepers stay cozy. The durable athletic-grade performance smart fabric wicks away moisture to keep you drier and more comfortable. Best of all, they have a luxurious 1500 Thread Count level of softness with a brushed PeachSkin finish on both sides.
ENVIO®️ Prescription-Strength Acne Skincare
As the back-to-school season approaches, empower students with ENVIO®️ Skincare's prescription-strength acne products in GenZ-friendly packaging! Users see visibly clearer skin in just 2 weeks! Try the Clear Skin Trio Trial Size (30-Day Supply) or Clear Skin Trio Full Size (90-Day Supply) and experience the ENVIO®️ difference! Plus, save 20% with code BACK2SCHOOL until 9/30/23.
Available at EnvioSkin.com. Prices Vary
Laird Apparel Longboard All Day Pant
Made from the same super soft material as the classic board shorts and with the same waistband design - these pants are made to work out and then go out. The pant length is adjustable with a sewn-in elastic drawstring cincher. The technology is perfect for beach sports or paddle boarding and then taking you straight to work or date night. These pants are engineered for your active lifestyle.
Available at LairdApparel.com. MSRP $98
Rapid Cold Brew Coffee & Tea Machine
Enjoy flavored extraction with less bitter after-note and a boost of antioxidants. This machine never heats your brew—instead, its unique vacuum technology does the work to create a balanced extraction at any strength, from light to extra bold! With 4 strength settings and a double filter, the final result is a clear, clean, and refreshing sip of cold brew coffee or tea.
Available at Tribest.com. MSRP $130
Calpak Evry Starter Bundle
Each complete set includes a large and carry-on size luggage featuring built-in TSA-approved locks, a personal I.D. tag, and 360-degree spinner wheels that will take you anywhere you need to go easily. Plus, three sizes of packing cubes and two easy-to-clean pouches fit neatly into your luggage, ensuring that your belongings stay organized. Set includes: 1 Carry-On, 1 Large Check-In, 3 Packing Cubes, 2 Pouches, 1 Luggage Tag.
Available at CalpakTravel.com. MSRP $299
Snibbs Orbit Sneakers
Made for those always on the move and traveling long distances throughout the day. This ultra-breathable premium knit upper keeps your feet cool and comfortable. The Stratus-EVA midsole provides soft support and cushioning for long periods of movement. The slip-on design with adjustable laces ensures a secure fit. They're eco-friendly, made from nearly 100% recycled materials, and feature a sustainable, biodegradable outsole.
Year and Day Glassware
Made to survive your dance parties & dishwasher loads. Laser-cut rims, artful proportions, and a reinforced stem in the Wine Glass brought to you by Italy, the land of la dolce vita. Keep it elegant and clutter-free with the all-purpose Wine Glass, Tall Glass, Short Glass, and Champagne Glass, available in sets of four.
Available at YearandDay.com. Prices Vary
Famolare Flippity Flop
A stylish leather flip-flop with a thin wavy sole that is handcrafted in North America using locally sourced components, offering comfort and durability. The leather upper, lining, and padded insole provide a premium feel. The recyclable rubber outsole and nickel-free buckles contribute to sustainability. With its unique wavy sole design, the Flippity Flop keeps your energy moving forward as you make waves in your FAMOLARES.
Nested Natural Super Greens + Immunity
Boost your health and nutrition with Super Greens, the original superfood blend. This one-scoop wonder combines organic greens, dairy-free probiotics, fiber, and digestive enzymes to support gut health, enhance daily nutrition, and ease digestion. For an extra immune boost, try New Super Greens Immunity. It includes the same great ingredients plus added D3, zinc, and antioxidant-rich super berries to strengthen your immune system, promote healthy cell function, and boost energy.
Aera Mini Diffuser
Unlike traditional air fresheners, Aera's innovative technology releases ultra-tiny scent molecules, filling your small to medium-sized rooms with a clean and hypoallergenic aroma that won't fade over time. With adjustable settings from 1 to 5, you can customize the fragrance intensity to your preference. What's more, you can easily create schedules and control the device from your phone using the convenient app.
Available at AeraForHome.com. MSRP $95
AIRROBO 2 in 1 Robot Vacuum and Mop
The T10+ robotic vacuum cleaner automatically disposes of dirt, has an allergy-friendly dust bag that lasts up to 45 days, and seamlessly switches between vacuuming and mopping. Control it easily through the Tuya APP, scheduling cleaning sessions and customizing settings. Experience fewer chores and more relaxation with T10+'s advanced features!
Uncharted Supply Co. First Aid Plus Kit
Crossing the lines between a first aid kit and a survival gear pouch, the First Aid Plus is perfect for your car, dorm, or backpack. In addition to first aid supplies, this kit also includes essential survival equipment like a multi-tool, matches, a flashlight, and more. The compartmentalized storage with pre-labeled pockets ensures quick and easy access to your supplies. Built tough with waterproof 600D Oxford polyester.
Available at UnchartedSuppyCo.com. MSRP $130
Candier by Ryan Porter
Room fragrances with a side of sass any college girl will love, plus words of encouragement, are the perfect way to help ease her school stress. All candles are made with 100% natural soy wax. Blended with essential oils and hand poured in the USA. Candles are cruelty-free and contain no gross goop. No carcinogens, no parabens, no phthalates, ever! 60+ Hr burn time.
Available at ShopRyanPorter.com. Prices Vary
Apollo Neuro Stress Relief Wearable
Choose from seven different Vibes in the Apollo Neuro app to feel more balanced and in control. Wear it on your wrist or ankle, or clip it to your clothing. Select the Calm and Unwind Vibes to relax, Energy Vibe for an energy boost, or Focus Vibe to enhance concentration. The Recover Vibe aids in physical recovery, while Unwind and Fall Asleep Vibes promote deep relaxation and better sleep. Take charge of your well-being anytime, anywhere.
Available at ApolloNeuro.com. MSRP $299
The compact, powerful Ayla Vac features dual-speed suction and long battery life for a full day's messes. This cordless vacuum is easy to empty and grabs everything from glitter to Puffs.
Available at AlyaBag.com. MSRP $69
ABEO Katana Metatarsal
A lightweight sneaker with superior breathability, cushioning, and responsiveness. A Vibram designed and engineered Rolling Gait midsole and Ecostep rubber outsole made with a minimum of 30% recycled materials make this shoe supportive and comfortable. This active sneaker assists the natural rolling gait of the foot and helps to reduce fatigue. Crafted and designed in the USA with premium materials.
Sunbeam 1200W Steam Burst Handheld Steamer
This convenient steamer includes an extra shot of steam feature activated by an ergonomic trigger. The dual steam setting switch allows for variable steam strengths, or continuous steam, for different fabric needs. With a quick 30-second heat-up time, this steamer is ready when you are. Enjoy peace of mind with a built-in auto-off feature and an anti-drip system for mess-free steaming.
Available on Amazon. MSRP $45
The Nutr Nut Milk MachineThe Nutr Nut Milk Machine
This plant-based milk machine creates a tasty, nutritious nut milk everyone will love! Dairy-free milks made in mere minutes – such as almond, oat, cashew, walnut, soy, coconut, rice, flax, peanut & more! A perfect solution for quickly making hot and cold milk-based beverages, creamers, smoothies, and beyond. Add nuts, fill with Nutr Blend or water, choose blend mode, and then enjoy!
Available at TheNutr.com. MSRP $169 - Sign Up for The Nutr Newsletter and Receive a $10 Off Code via Email!
PÜR Evergreen Plant Based Laundry Detergent Sheets
PÜR Evergreen is revolutionizing laundry with its innovative and plant-based laundry detergent sheets. It is a zero-waste and eco-friendly alternative to the traditional liquid and powder detergents on the market. Take a step towards the greener side of life. Perfect for the dorm, they are lightweight and compact in a recyclable box. Available in Ocean Breeze and Unscented.
All Cotton and Linen Cotton Dish Towels
Every home needs a good set of dish towels for a clean kitchen. While they are perfect for drying your dishes and hands, the multipurpose cotton dish towels can also be used for various tasks around your space. These farmhouse tea towels are made with reusable, reclaimed, alternative, or responsibly harvested materials that meet high social and environmental standards.
Available at AllCottonAndLinen.com. MSRP $20/Set of 6
Glacier Fresh Sparkin Cold Soda Maker
Delight in the pleasure of cold, uniquely flavored sparkling water with every sip; get Instant cold seltzer as low as 42.8 F°. Experience the fizz, relish the chill, and savor the satisfaction of your very own refrigerated sparkling water machine with this simple 3 steps operation: press, fizz, and pour. Plus, it will save so many store-bought plastic bottles by using Sparkin and making soda at home.
Available at GlacierFresh.com. MSRP $280
HOLMES 42″ Digital Tower Fan with Accent Light
Enjoy adjustable brightness, color temperature, 5-speed settings, and 4 operation modes with this unique accent light for a calming ambiance. It's perfect for smaller living areas, and the integrated handle makes it easy to move between rooms. Sleep peacefully with the sleep mode and auto-shutoff timer. Motorized 80° oscillation ensures wide-area airflow, and the remote control adds convenience.
Available on Amazon. MSRP $60
PepperMate Salt and Pepper Mill Bundle
Created with a high-quality, non-corrosive ceramic grinder that is built into an impact-resistant plastic body, these mills come packed with practicality, durability & elegance. With a large refilling capacity of 1.7 ounces for peppercorns or 4.8 ounces of salt, a measuring bottom cup, grind control & an impact-resistant design - it delivers both practicality & dependability. Plus, the simple & modern design allows these mills to look great on any kitchen table!
Minnetonka Two Button Hardsole Boot
Originally introduced in 1968, the Two-Button Boot has the shape of a boot and the soul of a moccasin. This men’s suede boot features a touch of fringe and silver-tone concho buttons like those often seen in Navajo designs. The moccasin ankle boots are part of the Heritage Collection for women and men, a special group of moccasins and boots originally designed decades ago.
Available on Amazon. MSRP $78
’47Brand Premium Gear for Sports Fans
'47Brand offers gear for all professional US leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS), top NCAA schools, and Premier League soccer clubs. Their products are designed for fans who want to look good and feel good while supporting their team, including collaborations and partnerships with artists, athletes, and brands that bring a unique story to their fans.
Available at 47Brand.com. Prices Vary
Clove Shoes for Nurses
As a nursing student, you know the importance of supportive, slip-resistant shoes for long shifts on your feet. Clove sneakers are designed with secure gripping soles, cushy arch support, and squeak-free washable inserts to keep feet fresh during clinical rotations. The microfiber construction molds to your feet for custom comfort as you go from classroom to hospital floor. Clove shoes allow nursing students to care for patients shift after shift confidently.
Available at GoClove.com. Prices Start at $139
Laifen Swift Premium High-Speed Hair Dryer
The ultimate hair-drying experience with a high-end color palette that exudes class and sophistication. With a powerful brushless motor and negative ion technology, it's designed to dry hair faster than traditional dryers, leaving it shiny and frizz-free. The whisper-quiet sound level ensures a peaceful styling experience.
Available at LaifenTech.com. MSRP $149 - Use code "thereviewwire10' for $10 off your purchase
Ohora Pro-finish Gel Nails
Discover the ultimate nail transformation with 900+ designs and easy application! The semi-cured gel nail strip is 100% liquid gel nail polish implemented in a form of a soft, stretchable gel strip cured at 60%; after curing it to 100% under a UV lamp, nail strips harden into a professional gel manicure that lasts 14 days or more. Enjoy durable, glossy nails with this unique gel formula that's both time-saving and gentle on your nails.
Boka Brush 2.0 with Charcoal Activated Bristles
This electric toothbrush uses advanced sonic technology to deliver 30,000 vibrations per minute for that just-left-the-dentist feel. It gently cleans with soft, activated charcoal bristles and has a built-in timer for healthier brushing. You’ll love its stainless-steel accents, magnetic charging base, and long-lasting battery. It has two brush heads and a travel case, so you can take those good vibes on the road.
Bajio Toads Sunglasses
Bajío Toads sunglasses are essential for those who spend long hours on the water or under the sun - perfect for outdoor activities. The large rectangular frame ensures full coverage and protection from the sun, while the rubber-vented nose pads and temple tips keep the glasses in place comfortably. Enjoy your time outdoors without worrying about eye damage or losing your glasses. If you need prescription sunglasses, Bajío Toads has got you covered too!
Available at BajioGlasses.com. MSRP $209
Adonit Dash 4 Multi-Device Stylus
Dash 4 is ready to use with the simple push of a button at the top of the stylus, with no Bluetooth pairing needed. Clicking the power button to illuminate green means Dash 4 can be used on any iPhone, Android, and all touch screens to take notes or draw. Clicking the same button to illuminate blue means it’s ready for use on newer iPad models. Dash 4’s magnetic charging via a USB-C charging stand allows for a completely portless design for an even sleeker look. It can also be used for up to 15 hours and fully charged within 1 hour!
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