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I'm a student, and these are the 13 cutest college essentials, from $5

I'm a student, and these are the 13 cutest college essentials, from $5

Classes are soon to be back in session. For most college students — I'm one of them — moving into dorms and new apartments can mean spending (crazy amounts of) time and money on boring essentials that usually come in the same three colors. Time to shake things up! Amazon has tons of back-to-school deals that are not only efficient but, more importantly, super cute. Bring some life and fun to your home away from home with my favorite college supplies — all with a massive price slash just for you.


This spacious shower caddy comes with a suction cup that can be stuck onto your bathroom wall. Use the basket for shampoo, shower gel, cosmetics, hair conditioner, hand soap and more. (Don't forget the on-page coupon.)
$22 at Amazon
Who knows what yuckiness is living on that dorm-room-shower floor? These comfortable, adorable shower slippers mean you'll never have to find out. The thick, cushy sole provides lots of support, too. Choose from 22 colors!
$20 at Amazon


Add some luxury to your sleep situation. Silk pillowcases feel cool to the touch and devotees say they're great for waking up with smooth skin and frizz-free hair.
$12 at Amazon
Many dorm rooms only come with two outlets, so an extension cord is a must. This one is cuter than most, and has three USB ports for phones, powerbanks and more.
$21 at Amazon
Closet space is limited in any dorm. so I rely on these to help keep all my outfits organized without taking up too much space. It has 9 holes to make apparel ventilated without crowding and can be rotated a full 360 degrees.
$14 at Amazon
Get ready in minutes with this vanity, which goes up 2, 3 and 10x the magnification. There's an LED light and you can adjust the settings as you wish. There's also a built-in small platter to keep my everyday go-to products within reach.
$25 at Amazon


These fairy lights can make a bland dorm room feel dreamy — and they come with clear clips for hanging photos. Genius! They can also be placed in a jar for a fun nightlight.
$12 at Amazon
Sophia's Garden
Real plants can take a lot of work — and between classes and extracurriculars, time is at a premium. These faux succulents are a great hack for adding pops of green, no watering needed. They're the perfect size for a windowsill.
$18 at Amazon


Most dorm fridges cost over $100 — this mini marvel rings in at less than half that. Use it for stashing drinks, snacks, even face masks. It comes in six fun colors, some as low as $37.
$37 at Amazon


This laptop knapsack has it all. Not only is it stylish and comfortable, it contains an external USB port with a built-in charging cable that allows for a more convenient way to juice up your phone. There's also a luggage strap for when it's time to jet off for spring break.
$48 at Amazon
Organization is key for a successful semester. This water-resistant cutie, great for makeup, pens and more, comes in 12 different patterns. Use it for travel too.
$5 at Amazon


These popular headphones have Active Noise Cancellation that blocks what's going on around you, so you can immerse yourself in music — or in silence when your roommate is being a little too loud.
$499 at Amazon
Have you ever seen a charger so chic? Just as handy on the go as it is at home, you'll be able to juice up your phone and laptop even when there's no socket in sight. An on-page coupon makes it yours for just $22.
$22 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Looking for more great Amazon home deals? Check these out:


Kick back and relax in this comfy outdoor recliner, complete with a canopy to help you keep cool in the shade!
$65 at Amazon
  • 4-Person Cabin Tent with Instant Setup

    Save $27


Keep your road trips as fresh and clean as possible with a perfect (and perfectly portable) car vac.
$20 at Amazon
  • NV360 Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum

    Save $70
  • Lightweight 4-in-1 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

    Save $173


This kitchen wonder wears so many hats: It serves as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté-er, yogurt maker, warmer and sterilizer.
$94 at Amazon
  • The Official Ninja Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners

    Save $2

Bedding and home

These sheets offer superior ventilation to maximize air and moisture release — which helps reduce sweating by keeping your body cool all night long.
$24 at Amazon
  • 7-inch Premium High Pressure 3-Way Rainfall Combo

  • Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows 2-pack

    Save $18
  • DoubleBrushed White Duvet Cover, Queen Size

    Save $13

Lawn and garden

Add the perfect ambience to your yard at one amazing price.
$31 at Amazon
  • SPX3000 2030 Max PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric High Pressure Washer


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