Garmin Nuvi 205W, $120


Garmin Nuvi 205W, $120

Buy it: garmin.com

A navigation system is a must-have for any student who's constantly on the go. The Garmin's maps can get you anywhere in the U.S. with voice commands and detailed directions, plus can point you to nearby restaurants, gas stations and parking garages.


Loaded Questions , $25

Buy it: Target

Multiple locations

target.com

This hilarious and creative get-to-know-you-better game is tailor-made for long, boring nights in the dorm room.

Keurig Mini-Plus Personal Coffee Maker , $100

Buy it: Bed Bath & Beyond

Multiple locations

bedbathandbeyond.com

The Keurig mini brewer is compact and brews tea or coffee in two minutes or less. Plus, it uses "mini-brewer" pods, so there's no mess or time wasted grinding beans. It's a perfect way to start the day when the idea of that 8 a.m. class is dragging you down.


L.L. Bean Adventure Duffle , $30- $50

Buy it: L.L. Bean

Multiple locations

llbean.com

Students need an easy way to transport their stuff between home and school, and L.L. Bean's series of Adventure Duffles are a great option. The bags come in a wide range of sizes and fun colors.


Moleskine Pocket Size Ruled Journal, $12

Buy it: Barnes & Noble

Multiple locations

barnesandnoble.com

You never know when inspiration might strike, so it's best to always be prepared. A Moleskine notebook can be stashed easily in a purse or a backpack.