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Dorm Room Bedding: Our Grad Gift Top Picks for 2022

Think back to when you graduated from high school. It's hard to find the time and energy to go shopping for all your college dorm supplies. As soon as you finish your final exams, you're exhausted and all you want to do is relax and enjoy the summer. But there are still a million things to do before move-in day. Make it easier for the recent grad in your life with a gift they can check off their list!

Bare Home has got you covered. As your one-stop dorm bedding shop, we offer a seamless online shopping experience with everything a grad needs for their college dorm bedding set. We have a huge selection of products in a variety of colors, so you can find the perfect one for their style. Plus, our dorm XL twin bedding set includes a matching extra-long twin sheet set, comforter, and sham. Read on for our grad gift top picks!

 

Left: Dorm xl twin bedding set with comforter, shams, flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcases.  Right: a queen bed is shown made with the bedding set in gray and white.

 

GO ALL OUT WITH A COMPLETE DORM BEDDING SET

 

A bed-in-a-bag is a great gift for the new graduate because it has everything they need to get started in their new home. The sham and comforter are great for the dorm room or first apartment, and the sheet set is must-have bedding for any bedroom.

In addition, microfiber fabric is soft and comfortable, and machine washable for easy care. The bed-in-a-bag is also available in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find the perfect match for the graduate's new space. Bare Home Bedding Sets include sheets, pillowcases, pillow shams, and comforters. In short, all the essential items a grad needs to turn their dorm into a home.

 

Left: Twin XL sheet sets in a green color.  Right: A student is shown from above lounging on a bed with green sheets.  She is smiling.

 

 

OUR BEST FEATURES - TWIN XL SHEET SETS


Why buy just one set? Let's face it, laundry day doesn't come around as often as it should. Luckily, our Microfiber sheet sets are affordable enough to buy a spare set. Endless color options let you customize to their school colors or mix and match to create a signature look.

Many dorm beds are extra long in length, and therefore will need special sheets. Our fan-favorite Microfiber Sheet Set is available in Twin XL size, which is guaranteed to fit these extra-long mattresses.


How About Organic?


An alternative to microfiber is organic cotton. As eco-friendly and sustainable living becomes more popular, it's no surprise that graduates are looking for ways to incorporate green practices into their lives.

One easy way to do this is to switch to organic cotton sheets. Not only are they better for the environment, but they're just as soft and comfortable as conventional cotton sheets. Try our 400 thread count Organic Cotton Jersey sheets, which are also available in Twin XL.

 

Mattress pad folded and mattress pad on a bed

 

 

DON'T FORGET THE MATTRESS PAD


In a cramped dorm room, a comfortable bed can be the difference between tossing and turning and a good night's sleep. However, many dorm beds are far from comfortable. Enter the humble mattress pad, which will provide an extra layer of cushioning for the support and comfort that your graduate needs.

In addition, a mattress pad can help to keep their bed warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. An essential piece of bedding for any college student, a mattress pad can turn an uncomfortable dorm bed into a cool retreat.

 

Sherpa blanket folded

 

STAY COZY DURING STUDY SESSIONS WITH A FUN THROW


A comfy, warm throw blanket is a great gift for any graduate. They can drape it over their shoulders while walking to class or use it to stay toasty while studying in the library. Plus, it's a great way to add a touch of luxury and glamour to their dorm room or first apartment.

And with so many cute designs and colors available, it's easy to find the best one to match their style. Try Bare Home's Faux Fur Throw or Sherpa Throw, which are sure to make study time extra snuggly.

 

Minky weighted blanket folded

 

 

REDUCE STRESS WITH A WEIGHTED BLANKET


College can be stressful. That's why a weighted blanket is a great gift, as it can help to ease anxiety and promote relaxation. The weight of the blanket provides deep pressure input that can help to reduce stress and calm the nervous system.

Weighted blankets are also great for people who have trouble sleeping. The added weight can help to increase the production of serotonin, which has a calming effect on the body. And because weighted blankets are so versatile, they can be used during the day as well as at night.

Whether your graduate is headed off to college or starting a new job, a weighted blanket is a great way to help them stay calm and relaxed. Read more about weighted blankets here.


Conclusion


We hope you found our list of dorm bedding essentials helpful. From sheets and comforters to mattress pads and throws, we’ve got all the items your graduate needs for a comfortable, stylish dorm room or first apartment. And don’t forget the all-important weighted blanket – perfect for reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

Shop for these products and more here. We wish your graduate all the best in their new adventure!