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I'm a student, and these are the 11 cutest college essentials, from $5

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I'm a student, and these are the 11 cutest college essentials, from $5

Somehow it's already August, which means that 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. (Believe me, I've been there). I'm here to tell you that I will not let that happen to you this summer! 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.

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Leverloc Shower Caddy with Suction Cup

$20$30Save $10
$20 at Amazon

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.)


Bronax Shower Slippers

$24$36Save $12
$24 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!



Natural Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

$14 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.


9.8 FT Extension Cord with USB

$20 $20 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.



Leclstar 17Ft Photo Clip String Lights

$11$20Save $9
$11 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.

Sophia's Garden

Sophia's Garden Set of 3 Succulents

$16$20Save $4
$16 at Amazon

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.



AstroAI 4-Liter Mini Fridge

$40$49Save $9
$40 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 $40 with on-page coupon.



Laptop Backpack

$40 $45 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.


Cosmetic Bag

$5 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.



Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

$479$549Save $70
$479 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.


Kuulaa Portable Charger

$22$35Save $13
$22 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.

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:


  • Shark Robot Vacuum with HEPA Self-Empty Base

    $396$550Save $154
  • Belife Cordless 6-in-1 Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner

    $170$229Save $59
  • Bissell Zing Lightweight Bagless Canister Vacuum

    $62$80Save $18
  • Whall Lightweight 4-in-1 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

    $127$425Save $298
  • Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum

    $170$220Save $50


  • Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

    $95$130Save $35
  • Ninja Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill

    $120$160Save $40
  • Cuisinel Cast Iron Skillet Set with Lids

    $80$91Save $11
  • Mueller Austria Pro-Series 10-in-1 8 Blade Vegetable Slicer

    $30$50Save $20
  • Astercook 15-Piece Chef Knife Set with Block

    $66$130Save $64

Bedding and home

  • Beckham Luxury Linens Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows 2-pack

    $43$50Save $7
  • Nestl DoubleBrushed White Duvet Cover, Queen Size

    $27$40Save $13
  • DreamyBlue Premium Shredded Memory Foam Pillow

    $50$80Save $30
  • Mellanni Extra Soft Colling Bed Sheets, Queen

    $31$51Save $20
  • Lush Decor Wheat Reyna 3-Piece Comforter Set

    $100$300Save $200

Lawn and garden

  • Yaheetech Multifunctional Fire Pit Table

    $80$140Save $60
  • Sun Joe 10-inch Cordless Lightweight Stringless Grass Trimmer

    $62$79Save $17
  • Emsco Group Easy Picker Raised Bed Grow Box

    $55$80Save $25
  • Knoikos Expandable 100-foot Garden Hose

    $40$55Save $15
  • Kamado Joe Classic Joe II 18-inch Charcoal Grill

    $915$1,299Save $384
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