Dorm-Warming Gifts for Your College Roommate

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You're young, you're probably broke and you might not even really like your roommate. But you know what? That college roommate of yours is on the short list of people—which includes your parents, your brothers and sisters and your husband/wife—that you're going to live with. You want to get them something. Here's what.


Hey there! You might notice our gift guides look a little different this year. That's because we're hoping to get you more involved in them. All of our suggestions are posted in the discussion section. If you have experience or an opinion on one of our selections, let us know! Got a better idea? Share it with us. We truly want to make sure these guides help people buy epic holiday gifts, and many minds are better than a few.

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Casey Chan

Durex Fish Bowl Condom

I don't really have to explain this but I'm going to anyway. Buying a little 4-pack of condoms? Loser mentality. Plus, you're not maximizing funds. Buying a 144-count condom fish bowl VARIETY pack? That's winning. The smartest thing you can do to save money (and you'll need to save money in college) is to buy the things you'll absolutely use in bulk. That means ramen, beer and condoms. Maybe toilet paper. $35