4 Items Every College Student *Needs* to Buy This Black Friday

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Now that the holidays are right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping (yay!). And what’s one of the best days to shop for all the things you need? Black Friday, of course! Black Friday (or Cyber Monday if you enjoy shopping from the comfort of your cozy bed) is the perfect time to stock up on college necessities, because let’s face it: the college budget is ~very~ real. 

So, if you couldn’t get all the items on your list at the start of the semester, NBD because we have you covered with the hottest holiday deals this season. From must-have tech essentials like the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and Microsoft Surface Pro 7 to dorm room necessities, here’s what you *need* to snag this Black Friday so you can thrive at school. 

  1. 1. The best media system for your dorm room

    Between all those never-ending homework assignments and back-to-back exams, you’ll need a little “me” time. To help you master self-care, gaming style, in your dorm room, Xbox is offering its lowest price ever—$149—for Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. Pair it with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in one of the 100+ titles on Xbox Game Pass (get your first three months for $1!). Did we mention that you can also binge-watch your favorite shows on Xbox, too? Yup, you totally can. Plus, make sure to personalize your gaming with a controller that matches your dorm room aesthetic, like this Sport White Special Edition Controller or the Ocean Shadow Special Edition and Elite Wireless. (Want to define your style? You can design your own with the Xbox Design Lab!) 

  2. 2. A top-of-the-line computer

    In college, it’s definitely a given that you need a solid, reliable computer to help you get all of your class assignments done. The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is versatile as it can be used as a tablet and laptop (talk about amazing!), and it’s super lightweight, which makes it perfect for transporting between your dorm and class. It’s also now faster than ever with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor, so you’ll get those projects done in no time. Luckily for you, you can save up to $330 on Pro 7 Bundles this Black Friday! And to make your school year ~extra~ productive, make sure to get Office Home & Student, now $50 off for a limited time.

  3. 3. Small appliance upgrades your room

    Besides being the place where you sleep and study, your college dorm also serves as your kitchen, so having all the essential dorm room appliances is an absolute must in college. From a coffee maker and toaster to a mini refrigerator, Black Friday is the perfect day to get your hands on those dorm room appliances without going over your budget.

  4. 4. Wardrobe staples

    Buying new clothes is always fun but consider Black Friday the perfect time to splurge on yourself. Stock up on all of those wardrobe staples like a new jacket for the next semester. Interview attire should also be on your shopping list this Black Friday. Whether you’re graduating this spring and on the hunt for a job or just looking for your next internship, business clothing is a smart investment on Black Friday. Take this time to score some deals on a blazer or two (or even a stellar monochrome suit!) so you’re ready for your next interview.

Happy shopping!