If your mom seems super excited today, it’s probably because Oprah has published her yearly list of “Favorite Things.” While you might dream of a day when all your student debt is paid and your high paying job makes picking up a $400 dog bed seem natural, as a college student you can probably just afford to get an extra large latte to sip while you flip through the list. Luckily, CollegeCandy has put together some college budget-friendly alternatives to the pricier list items.
Initial Stud Earrings
Show of your initials with some sparkle for the cost an English textbook or for the price of a new tank top.
Green Coffee Mugs
The difference between drinking hot water in style and being able to actually afford some coffee, too.
How can the one without doughnuts cost more?
Fancy Ball Point Pens
This is how friendships end – you loan your roommate your $36 pen, and soon your affection for her, is lost forever. You can loan our alternatives to the flakiest kid in your history class.
While visions of student loans dance in your heads, it might disturb your sleep to wear PJs that cost over $100.
Our pick is still a little pricy, but can you really put a price on avoiding untangling a necklace knot every morning?
You could enjoy a few nights of pasta for three months for under $80, or a daily helping of Ramen for under $60.