Making that transition from high school to college is a huge milestone in any person’s life. The independence and responsibility signify the end of childhood and entry into adulthood. Why not give them a gift that makes that journey a little easier? Help them prepare with a taste of home as they venture out and spread their wings.

For a gift they’ll love, give them the dorm life they deserve with furniture pieces that exude swagger and comfort, and, most importantly, matches their personality and sense of style.


Here are some gift ideas that you can pick up for the college student in your life:

A Sofa Sleeper for Multi-Purpose R&R

The cerdic cream sofa provides sumptuous comfort and contemporary style and functioning as a queen sized pull out bed

Whether your student is living in a dorm or apartment, having multi-functional furniture is not only a lifesaver, but a space saver, too. They’ll be so thankful for this sofa when friends come to crash after a get-together or party. The comfy memory foam mattress provides better airflow and a cooler night’s sleep. It’s the perfect gift for any college student looking to have company over.

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Wall Art to Represent Standout Style

blue abstract wall art on a wall with a plant next to it.

It’s abstract; a teal/white palette swimming in bohemian glamor–what’s not to love? This is not only a great gift, but an adult upgrade from when they used to tack papers, posters and pictures directly to the wall. They’ll love how the abstract lace bounces off the canvas in a flurry of colorful excitement. It sure beats the bland, white walls that are in apartments and dorms–plus, it matches a variety of decor styles, so you literally can’t go wrong with this wall art.

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An Arc Lamp to Illuminate Study Time

polished chrome arc floor lamp with white drum shade

Shed light on simple, upscale design for your college student. This practical gift will keep their study area well lit, with the option of a dimmer switch in case things get too bright for those all-nighters, writing essays or studying for exams. Its contemporary look will fit right into their dorm’s aesthetic.

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A Chalkboard to Keep Organized

White chalkboard with feather designs on the top half.

This chalkboard has it all: hooks for keys or bags, a chalkboard to itemize important reminders and due dates, and a fun feather design for universal appeal. It’s a practical way to balance work and play that your student will surely find joy in at every glance.

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An Accent Mirror for Added Heirloom-Like Character

Sheld shaped wall mirror with antiqued platinum color trim.

Give your college student the look and feel of a boutique treasure with this accent mirror. It’ll reflect their high sense of style and character no matter where it goes. Plus, it’s a helpful tool for a last-look before running out the door.

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A Pillow for Afternoon Catnaps

Solid textured turquoise yellow accent pillow

There’s something so relaxing about laying your head down on a soft cotton pillow. Give your student the gift of zzzs with this turquoise pillow, which is sure to add a pop of color and style to their space. It’s versatile and goes well on a sofa, armchair, or bed for all-around flair.

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A Fuzzy Pillow for Feel-Good Vibes

Fury golden throw pillow loaded with shaggy texture

With this fuzzy flokati pillow, you can sprinkle a bold accent in their dorm–without being overbearing. The gold shade not only mixes well with a variety of furniture styles, but the texture is a universal favorite.

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A Tray to Store All The Essentials

Gold tray with decorative fruits inside

Help your college student stay organized with this tray, which can be a quick repository to store daily mail, chargers, or important items. It’s a classy, geometric sun design that will stay trendy in any space.

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A Throw for Cozy Nights In

slate gray throw with misc throws

Sometimes, your student will just want to cuddle up, drink some tea, and watch a movie–especially on sick days. Help them stay comfortable throughout the semester with this casual-cool throw, perfect for any dorm or apartment.

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A Pouf They Can Use for Everything

Traditional cream pouf

Practical and lightweight, this pouf will be a useful foot rest, storage top for papers, and anything else they can come up with. Not only is it a subtle way to add patterns and fun colors into a room, but your college student will love its happy blend of comfort and durability.

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An Armless Chair for The Support They Need

Paisley has never looked this good. They’ll find ample comfort and support with the high-resiliency foam cushions and lumbar pillow. Also, it’s small and doesn’t take up too match floor space, which makes it an ideal choice for their dorm room or small apartment.

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