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
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.
Wall Art to Represent Standout Style
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.
An Arc Lamp to Illuminate Study Time
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.
A Hanging Note Roll to Keep Organized
This wall-mounted note roll is a great way to display your to-do lists, chore assignments or grocery store needs. You can also leave notes for your roommates to encourage them throughout the semester. When the task is complete, just rip the paper away and start fresh!
An Accent Mirror for Added Rustic Character
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.
A Pillow for Afternoon Catnaps
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.
A Fuzzy Pillow for Feel-Good Vibes
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.
A Tray to Store All The Essentials
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.
A Throw for Cozy Nights In
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.
A Pouf They Can Use for Everything
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.
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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