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33 Worthwhile Dorm Warming Gifts

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Move-in day can be hectic for any student or parent. You must be thinking, Did we bring all the essentials? Who is the roommate? We forgot to get the twin sheets in XL! 

But what makes dorm life incredible are the newly formed memories and items that remind students of home. Purchasing a cute dorm warming gift is the best idea to help a student settle in with ease. That’s why we’ve come up with 33 top dorm warming gifts that are practical, sentimental, and perfect for anyone.

Our Top 3 Dorm Warming Gifts

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Best Under $25
Command Small Wire Hooks, 16-Hooks, 24-Strips, Organize Damage-Free
Best Under $50
Desk York Flexible Laptop Stand for Couch/Recliner/Sofa - Computer Table, Laptop Holder for Bed - Cool Desk for Office & Home - Birthday Gifts for Man, Women, Mom, Dad, Student, Friend-Aluminum-Black
Best Under $100
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Camel 3'
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Command Small Wire Hooks, 16-Hooks, 24-Strips, Organize Damage-Free
Desk York Flexible Laptop Stand for Couch/Recliner/Sofa - Computer Table, Laptop Holder for Bed - Cool Desk for Office & Home - Birthday Gifts for Man, Women, Mom, Dad, Student, Friend-Aluminum-Black
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Camel 3'
Best Under $25
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Command Small Wire Hooks, 16-Hooks, 24-Strips, Organize Damage-Free
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Command Small Wire Hooks, 16-Hooks, 24-Strips, Organize Damage-Free
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Best Under $50
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Desk York Flexible Laptop Stand for Couch/Recliner/Sofa - Computer Table, Laptop Holder for Bed - Cool Desk for Office & Home - Birthday Gifts for Man, Women, Mom, Dad, Student, Friend-Aluminum-Black
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Desk York Flexible Laptop Stand for Couch/Recliner/Sofa - Computer Table, Laptop Holder for Bed - Cool Desk for Office & Home - Birthday Gifts for Man, Women, Mom, Dad, Student, Friend-Aluminum-Black
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Best Under $100
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Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Camel 3'
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Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Camel 3'
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Dorm Warming Gifts Under $25

Tile Make Bluetooth Tracker

Your student will never lose keys, their phone, or their wallet again with this incredible invention that any college kid could find helpful. This means avoiding waiting all night for your roommate to wake up to let their forgetful roomie in. 

Mesh Shower Caddy

If a student doesn’t have one of these dorm essentials, there will be extreme difficulties. It allows them to keep all shower supplies in one portable place so they can rush to class without dropping shampoo in the hallways. 

Succulent Plants

A green touch will make any dorm room feel like home. They are charming and easy to use for decorations. 

CollegeBox Gift Box

Trust us. Nothing beats a dorm warming gift box full of someone’s favorite snacks…especially when your student runs out of meal points. 

Foldable Drawer Dividers

Storage space makes all the difference when setting up a dorm room. Students can stay organized with these simple-to-use drawer dividers. 

CASOFU Burritos Blanket

Name one college student that doesn’t love burritos. This hilarious burrito blanket will be a hit in the dorms!

Chrome Fountain Pen

The perfect pen makes all the difference. It will make someone feel motivated and ready to take notes for hours. 

Command Small Wire Hooks

A college dorm room cannot have too many command strips. Residents need them for posters, hanging keys and towels, and more. Stock up now!

LED Strip Lights

These lights can turn any ordinary dorm room into a unique chill spot to kick it all night. It’s the right choice for anyone wanting to give a present that generates a relaxed environment. 

Andecor Soft Fluffy Bedroom Rug

Your average dorm room comes with ice-cold floors, and if it does have carpet, chances are, it’s worn out and nasty. A fluffy room rug is a great solution and makes for a desirable gift. 

Magnetic Small Dry Erase Board

Give a fun gift that promotes social interaction in the dorms. Students can put this dry erase board on their front door and receive messages all day!

Twinkle Star Copper Fairy Lights

If your new college student doesn’t yet have these fairy lights to decorate her dorm with, this is our top choice for you. It’s cheap, decorative, and helps an ordinary space feel extraordinary. 

Laundry Hamper With Wheels

Who wants to lug around their laundry all the way from their dorm room to the washing machine? Give the gift of ease with this hamper on wheels!

Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp

It isn’t easy finding modern and stylish studio decor that doesn’t cost a fortune. Try gifting this cute Himalayan salt lamp that will brighten up any space and add some pink flair. 

Metal Clip-On Reading Light

One of the most demanding aspects of having roommates is the varying schedules. If your student wants to stay up and read while the others are sleeping, this is a handy way to keep everyone happy. 

World Map Tapestry

A tapestry to hang up in your dorm room is pretty much a college staple at this point. Help out your kid and give them this black and white world map wall decor that will go with anything they own!

College Dorm Room Gifts Under $50

Portable Phone Charger

College students are constantly juggling a lot. Give them a fantastic gift that will keep their phone charged for a long day in class and a long evening at the library. 

BedShelfie

This bedside shelf will make sleeping on a twin bunk bed nearly luxurious. The roommates will be jealous. 

BESTEK USB Power Strip

Whichever college student has this in their dorm room will claim the award for best study spot of the year. Keep them charged up and ready to put in the work!

Flexible Laptop Stand

The urge to do homework on the floor, in the bed, and upside down on the couch doesn’t go away when you hit college. This flexible and convenient dorm warming gift is for all our committed study buddies out there. 

Micro Light Therapy Lamp

Moving somewhere where the sun doesn’t always shine? Avoid seasonal depression with this practical dorm gift that can be used for efficient studying. 

Fluffy Fur Reading Pillow

Everyone needs a backrest that will help them tune out the noise and allow them to relax. We found one that’s comfortable and can add a pop of color to any room.

VacLife Handheld Cordless Vacuum

Let’s face it. We all know your student’s dorm room is going to get trashed at some point. Help them keep it clean with this handy mini vacuum. 

Essential Oil Diffuser With Oils

Finding a sense of calm during a dorm room year is quite the challenge. Support your student by purchasing this relaxing essential oil diffuser as a dorm warming present. It already comes with oils!

Electric Kettle for Tea and Instant Coffee

When you’re living in a dorm, the lack of a kitchen can be problematic for caffeine consumers. This dorm gift could be the difference between a happy student and a tired one. 

Urban Shop Saucer Chair

These chairs are pure bliss. Students can nap, study, watch a movie, all in one trendy seat. 

College Dorm Room Presents Under $100

Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

What’s a college dorm room without some banging tunes blaring through the walls? Help set up your student for a good time with this waterproof speaker.

Swiss Army Multi Tool Pocket Knife

Every student needs a toolbox. But when dorm rooms are so tiny, it’s crucial to find any excuse to save space. Opt in for this handy swiss army tool instead!

Sofa Sack Bean Bag Chair

This is not your average college dorm room bean bag chair. At the end of a long day, any student would be lucky to sink into this memory foam dream. Plus, it makes for great room decor!

18-Inch Pedestal Stand Fan

If there is no air conditioning in your child’s dorm room, they might be headed for disaster if they live in a hot place. Sleep is the essential fuel for any college student. This big room fan will do the trick.

Bonnlo Jewelry Armoire With Keys

This compartment is the ultimate storage space for any girl’s college dorm room. It comes equipped with a mirror and spots to organize lotions, makeup, and jewelry. Without this, it might be one messy bedroom.

Trendy UGG Slippers

Whoever receives this fantastic dorm room present will live in these UGGs for the entire year. Any student will be forever grateful!

Time to select which of these top dorm warming gift ideas for college students is best suited for your lucky giftee! Not only will you provide a helping hand, but whenever they look at your present, they will also be reminded of home.

Written by The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is a lifestyle blog about the journey of college to adulting. Here you can find the tips for college, self-improvement, adulting, and more.

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