An enterprising publicist sent along this shoppers' selection of "the top 10 items you might have missed (or the stuff you purposely avoided) when shopping with mom." Lots of brand-name dropping but still a bit amusing.
Multivitamins – You will wish someone had told you early on that popping two multis after a night of drinking will be your saving grace the next day.
Toothbrush-On-The-GO – You never know where you may wake up and need to brush before you head into class. Colgate Wisps are the inexpensive and convenient way to stay fresh – and you don’t even need water!
Futon Slipcover – Sure Fit makes a wide variety of machine washable futon covers, easy to slip on and off, so that unexpected visitor or spilt beer won’t ruin the futon your parents bought you.
LifeStyles SKYN Condoms – According to results from LifeStyles Condoms Sexual Satisfaction Survey, sexual activity in the college-age group is at an all time high, with 82% of respondents reporting that they have sex at least several times a month. So, get rid of that expired condom you’ve been carrying in your wallet since middle school health class, and update your stash with the revolutionary non latex LifeStyles SKYN.
Do Not Disturb Sign – Whether studying for finals or if you’re a part of the 82% from the previous bullet, a DO NOT DISTURB sign is sure to give you peace and quiet to let this “time” go uninterrupted.
Socially Acceptable Sweats – You will wear sweatpants every day. Make sure you have a few pairs that don’t make you look homeless.
The Little Book of Big Excuses – You aren’t allowed to have a dog in your dorm-room, so that excuse won’t fly in college. Pick up this read along with your text books, and you’ll never have a lame excuse again.
TUMS - Because the munchies don't care how late it is or what you’re eating.
Laptop Lock – In case your roommate's a clepto, or likes to leave your dorm door open all day to make new “friends.”
Ping Pong Balls – This is college after all. You never know when an impromptu game of Beirut will break out.