5 Unexpected College Student Gift Ideas

The summer months of shopping for dorm life can be an exciting time for both students and loved ones alike.

While your student may have already gathered the essentials, you may be wondering what to give as an unexpected, yet practical gift to send them off with. Dorm rooms are notorious for being small spaces that are expected to seamlessly transition from living and sleeping quarters to entertainment spaces and study zones. When shopping for your student, it’s important to consider gifts that are stylish, provide maximum comfort for a home-away-from home, and offer durabilty in a high-traffic, multi-use space.

Top 5 Bed and Bath Linen Student Gifts

We’ve curated a list of our top five favorite gifts for students that will bring the familiar comforts of home to the buzz and thrill of campus dorm life.

1. Set of Hand Towels

Knowing that you may hang and store your towels in a visible space in your dorm, the design of your hand and face towels can become a complement to the rest of the decor in your space. Our Bodrum, Antalya, and Ribbons collections go beyond the simple white towel and offer multiple design options for towels with piped trim, ribbons, and even scalloped edges.


2. Bath Sheet

Bath towels may be considered the standard essential in any bathroom however it’s a little-known secret that the bath sheet is the ultimate upgrade for true full-body coverage. At Home Treasures, our standard-size bath towels are 30x52” while our bath sheets are 36x75”.

Find our guide to What is a Bath Sheet?

3. Quilted Coverlet

The top layers of bedding can add warmth and can emphasis personal style. A quilted coverlet is the perfect layer that can be an additional cover for warmth on top of a duvet as well as an opportunity to add color and texture. Our extensive collection of quilted coverlets come in over 50 patterns and more than 250 colors and fabrics. With each coverlet made-to-order, you can even customize the size to fit Twin-XL beds that are often found in dorm rooms.

Learn more in our Guide to Bed Coverings: Quilted Coverlet Patterns.

4. Silk Pillowcase

With a smooth, sumptuous feel, temperature-regulating abilities, and hypoallergenic qualities, a silk pillowcase is a small bedding accessory with a big impact. A silk pillowcase is notoriously effective in preventing tangles, reducing frizz, and minimizing breakage while advancing your hair’s natural moisture and shine. Our Lustro and Mulberry collections are made of 19 momme Mulberry silk and are the ultimate luxe addition to any dorm bed.

Learn more about the benefits of silk bedding in Sleeping Sensibility: Silk.

5. Monograms

To help keep track of bed and bath linens in the laundry and community bathrooms, you can customize our towels, sheets, and bed coverings with a unique monogram. You can make it a “brand” by monogramming names, initials or logos in a variety of styles and colors. Home Treasures offers 20+ styles of embroidered monogramming, in 50+ colors, so the options are limitless!

Learn more about monograms in our Guide to Making a Monogram.


For more tips to prepping for campus dorm life, you can read our complete guide to College Dorm Bed and Bath essentials here.

Home Treasures Bed Linens

While feel and durability are the keys to your comfort, the design and finish of your bedding and bath towels shouldn’t take a backseat. We consider self-expression daily in our appearance, hobbies, and career choices. Your dorm room should be an extension of that personalization. With a myriad of choices, we provide you the opportunity to create a space you daydream to return to each day. From the silky feel of our Royal Sateen, to the delicate embroidered details of our Calypso Percale, to the heirloom softness of our Provenza Linen, we’ve got a range of choices to help you outfit your new home away from home.