We’re all about Black Friday! The tradition of getting up at the crack of dawn to go shopping is tailor-made for us, especially if it means saving a TON of money on college essentials. If you’re shopping on what is arguably the best deal day of the year, here’s a list of smart Black Friday buys for college students.
We’re all about Beats, but we’d take any on-ear, Bluetooth headphone in a chrome or vintage color (such as rose gold or wood look). If Beats aren’t in your budget, even with Black Friday deals, try Skullcandy or JayBird.
2. New Dorm Bedding
With winter semester looming, we’re going to need some bedding that can withstand drafty dorm rooms. Load us up with cute quilts, fleece throws, or flannel sheets. Darker colors work for the winter look, but white is extra comfy for a hotel feel.
3. Slippers and PJs
We’ve been walking around our dorm community in our high school pajamas this whole semester. While we love comfy, we’re getting embarrassed by the holes in our slippers. Fleece, please. It’s extra soft and warm.
4. Upgraded Storage Solutions
After the holidays, we’re coming home back to campus with loads of new gifts, but nowhere to put them. We’d love if you snagged us some storage cubes, tubs, or under-the-bed systems. Desk and closet organizers also go a long way.
5. Upscale Pillows and Mattress Toppers
Sleeping on uncomfortable dorm mattresses has taken a toll on us. A feather-down or hypoallergenic pillows for our neck and ultra-luxurious mattress toppers to make our sleep more pleasant.
6. Chromebook or Tablet
We’re loving how affordable it is to use computers today. We can make a tablet like an iPad to take notes, write papers, or collaborate with our classmates. But if we need a new computer and cash is limited, Chromebooks are equally powerful and totally college-friendly for a fraction of the cost of a MacBook.
7. Winter Clothing and Gear
Believe it or not, but we spend a ton of time outdoors walking to and from class, to the cafeteria, or even to the gym. That means we need winter and weather-proof gear that can withstand snow and below zero temperatures. Load up on parkas, boots, and gloves!
We love wearable technology, especially if it helps us be more productive. Apple watches are all the rage for those with iPhones, but we also love Fitbit HR2’s that track our steps and send us text messages while we work out.
9. Essential Appliances
We would love to wake up to the smell of coffee in the morning. A single-cup coffee maker or an electric pot would keep us from having to spend a small fortune at Starbucks this morning. Rice cookers and blenders can also help us stay healthy and keep our eating at home in our dorms.
10. Holiday Décor
We want to get into the holiday spirit as well! A small Christmas tree with a few ornaments would make us feel warm and bright, and we could use some dangling lights and tinsel to up our décor style.