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60 Best Halloween Costume Ideas for College Couples – The 2021 Complete Guide

Are you having trouble coming up with Halloween costume ideas for couples? We’ve got you covered! Check out these amazing couple Halloween costumes.



A couple wearing Halloween costumes

Are you stressing out because your significant other is nagging you about Halloween?

Or are you that significant other, and you’re stressing out because you don’t know the perfect couple’s costume? This guide is definitely for you.

Last year, due to quarantine, we did not have the opportunity to celebrate Halloween properly; however, this year is the opportunity to show your creative side and make your partner go out of their comfort zone with these incredible ideas that we can guarantee will blow up your Instagram and win any Halloween costume contest.

From funny to cute costumes, these ideas will up your Halloween game and, most importantly, get you excited to dress up again!

Check out these best Halloween costume ideas for college couples!

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Funny Couples Halloween Costumes

1. Avocado Halves

Rasta Imposta Avocado Couples 2 Piece Funny Costume Adult Mens Womens One Size Green

We’ll start with this costume idea because I believe it mashes up the funny and cute factors of a relationship.

The costume is a cut-up avocado, with one half being the one with the pit, and the other without it.

I think it’s hilarious because the description says, “Two halves make a great connecting whole,” and that’s a universal truth.

Also, based on the reviews, the material is super comfy. Plus, avocados are one of the trendiest fruits in the world, which makes it one of the most original costumes you will ever wear with your other half.


2. Watermelon Sugar

EraSpooky Men's Halloween Watermelon Costumes, OneSize

We all know Harry Styles is one of the most well-known celebrities of this decade; his song “Watermelon Sugar” brought all kinds of people to know him, which is why a costume based on the title of the song is perfect for couples.

I can bet that when you and your partner arrive at a costume party with this costume, everyone will love it, and you will get a first place prize because everyone will know, “watermelon sugar, high.”


3. Oreo Love

Rasta Imposta - Oreo Couples Adult Costume - Standard

Oreos are a classic. Everyone loves them, which is why this costume is so clever. As we established with the avocado costume, two halves make a whole, but sometimes, one half is better than the other, which is the paradox of Oreos.

But overall, this costume is funny, and everyone will have a good time with you and your partner dressed like this.

Sadly, this costume only includes the original flavor, but you can always dye it to your flavor of preference — the Christmas Oreos are my favorite.

With the variety of Oreo flavors, you won’t run out of ideas.


4. Sneakers

Tigerdoe Couples Costumes – Novelty Sneaker Costume – Funny Adult Halloween Costumes – 2 Pc

This costume is the most unique, but at the same time, it’s a common costume that will make everyone wish they thought of it earlier because it is just so obvious.

Everyone wears sneakers, but wearing them as a costume is very creative, which is why with this costume, you and your partner will be the belle of the ball.

You will shine among all of the dull costumes, and because one pair cannot live without the other, you won’t get lost among the crowd.

Because they are made of soft and stretchy fabric and are a good length, it fits with most body types. It’s the perfect last-minute costume.


5. Ice Cream and Cake

Cake & Ice Cream Couples Halloween Costume - Cute Adult Junk Food Outfits

Ice cream cake is one of the best inventions in the world. You combine the deliciousness of the ice cream with the moist consistency of the cake and BAM! Ice cream is created.

However, to make it, you need both items, which is why I found this costume to be one of the best couples Halloween costumes.

It reminds me of all the good things in the world; even though we have a pandemic going on, and some of us are still at home, there is ice cream and cake at the end of the day.

Warning: The people at the party might want to eat you, or you might break some poor person’s 30-day sugar challenge, but it will be worth it.


6. Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Disguise Women's Hasbro Game Mr. Mrs. Potato Head Costume Kit, White/Pink/Red/Grey, One Size

We can all agree that based on Toy Story, the one who holds the reins in the relationship is Mrs. Potato Head, so we recommend not fighting with your partner about who wears what costume.

What we can assure you is that this costume idea is such a classic that everyone will know you, and it will possibly get you tons of likes on Instagram, which is a plus.

One reviewer raves about the good quality and affordability of this costume, since it’s a kit that can be assembled easily. It is sold by Disney directly, which signifies high-quality.


7. Mike Wazowski and Sully

Monsters, Inc. is one of those movies that’s a cinematic experience, and it shaped a generation, which is why its two main characters are known by everyone. They are unusual creatures and an obvious choice for a costume idea.

We picked these costumes because of the comfortability factor, and because they are easy to put on and don’t require any further preparation, which makes it the perfect last-minute costume that will cause a lot of laughs.

8. Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill is a classic, silly nursery rhyme that even Shakespeare quoted. All adults look back on it as one of the things they remember most in their childhood.

Unfortunately, we could not find an Amazon-recommended version of this hilarious and quirky costume idea; however, we are here to provide the basic elements you will need to build this costume at a reasonable price.

The only additional thing we did not mention is the clothes because you most likely already have them.

For Jack, you will need some khakis and a dress shirt, and for Jill, you will need some denim skirt overalls and a striped T-shirt.

9. Bob Ross and Painting

Bob Ross Artist Couples Costume Bundle Set

Bob Ross is one of those people that has resurfaced in this decade, and because of his calm tone of voice and fantastic walkthroughs, he’s inspired everyone to give painting a try, even if it’s not your forte.

This costume is an homage to Bob Ross, because he always said that painting is his way of expressing himself and creating something beautiful, which is why your partner will be the painting.

We cannot promise that you will have the laid back attitude of Bob Ross when you put on the outfit, but I believe that whoever is the painting will be the cherry on top.


10. Budweiser and Gal

Rasta Imposta Bud Guy & Gal - Budweiser Vintage Can and Bud Light Dress Couples Costume Set Blue

College is where you find yourself, and in this case, where you find if you are a beer or wine person, which is why this costume is perfect for parties.

Even if a person does not like beer, they will still drink it at a party, so everyone will love this costume.

It is even better if you are underage, because even though you are not legally allowed to drink alcohol, you can still dress up as alcohol.

Full disclaimer: We are not encouraging people to consume alcohol, we are encouraging people to dress as alcohol, which is way more fun because it comes without a hangover.


11. Bacon and Eggs

AMSCAN Bacon and Egg Halloween Costume for Adults, Standard, with Included Accessories

This costume is based on a common breakfast everyone has seen: bacon and eggs. Everyone knows it, and many love it.

Even vegans have their own version of bacon and eggs, which is why this is such a clever and funny couples Halloween costume.

It would be even better if it came with pancakes too; unfortunately, this is a couples costume article, not a trio.

But our trusted friend Amazon provided us with this top-selling costume that has nice material and is true to size.

Everyone will eat it! Pardon me, everyone will love it!


12. Ketchup and Tomato

Ketchup & Tomato Halloween Couples Costume - Funny Food Outfits for Adults

Ketchup is a condiment loved by everyone. Because of its versatility, it can be found in most of the world’s cuisine. However, we cannot forget that without tomatoes, ketchup would not be possible.

This is why with this costume, we want to remind people that tomatoes exist, and that all of the tomato haters shouldn’t forget ketchup is made up of tomatoes, which is why they deserve the respect they have worked for.

Full disclaimer: No tomatoes were harmed for the creation of this costume, and the tomato has been raised sustainably. Apt for vegans.


13. Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast Halloween Couples Costume - Funny Food Unisex One-Size Suits

I believe this is one of the trendiest foods of this past decade. Who doesn't love it?

Except for people who are allergic to avocados, avocado is the ultimate combination of fat and carbs, and with an egg on top, you have a complete breakfast.

This costume represents avocado toast. It shows us the humble beginnings of a toast and an avocado.

However, we all know everyone spices up their avocado toast differently, which is why this couple’s costume can also be used as a group costume. One of your friends can be the salt, another one the egg, and someone else the hot sauce. Honestly, this costume has a lot of potential.


14. Joyful Blue and Red

Joyful Controller (Red) Halloween Costume - Unisex Adult Video Game Outfit

Video games are so popular right now that it is necessary to have basic consoles. A Nintendo Switch is one of them. It’s affordably priced and easy to carry around anywhere.

However, it is made to be played with other people, which is why this costume is so popular and easy.

No one would expect you to be the Switch’s Joy-Cons; it is the most obvious but the most underappreciated costume idea ever invented.

Think about all of the corny pickup lines you and your partner can come up with when you wear this costume — like, you are the L to my R.


15. Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro

This movie is an all-time favorite; even Emma Chamberlain loves this movie. You can expect everyone to laugh at you like the losers you are because, of course, you will be wearing these costumes.

However, Napoleon and Pedro did not give a flying heck about them, and they hyped themselves up to everyone, which is why I think it’s empowering to wear these costumes. Heck yeah!

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a company that carries all the costume’s elements, which is why we recommend using your clothes; however, we found Pedro’s mustache, which you know, chicks dig mustaches.

16. Pam and Jim

The Office is one of the decade’s most beloved shows. You can find people quoting it left and right, paraphernalia from Dunder Muffin everywhere, and it has won five Emmys, which is pretty spectacular.

Some of the most beloved characters in the sitcom are Pam and Jim. Their relationship had so much suspense with a will they/won’t they romance that captivated the masses. It even has its own Wikipedia page.

This is why we think this costume is so cute and funny. Everyone will feel the love from you and your partner.

17. Pac-Man and Pinky

The creator of Pac-Man did not mean for the game to become such a success. He created the game with the purpose of attracting girls.

At that time, the stereotypes surrounding video games were focused on only-boys groups playing in the basements of their homes.

That is why the creator wanted to attract more female gamers to the industry and help break this stereotype.

This is why I think this costume should be included in this list. Plus, imagining this costume gives me the giggles, and I just think it is so much fun.

18. Cold Brew and Barista

I think cold brew was the predecessor of the Dalgona coffee. Before Dalgona coffee, everyone was drinking cold brews, so I think they should be making a comeback.

Coffee in general is just so tasty, and there is a type for everyone, which is why I feel baristas like cold brew combinations the most; it is very concentrated coffee that is so versatile that they can make a bunch of combinations with it.

I believe baristas and cold brew are meant to be. Even though this costume is not sponsored by Queen Starbucks, we still wanted to bring it to the list.

You can force your friend who doesn’t like coffee to dress up as coffee.

19. Nerds

Nestle-Nerds Box (2 Person)

I remember that when I was in eighth grade, everyone raved about these nerds. Do you know that small box of nerds? Forget that; it’s for wimps. The double flavor is where it’s at.

I understand the duality of having two choices of candy in one box, and I think the perfect way for you and your partner to be the best-dressed couple is to bring back the ultimate candy.

Everyone will tremble at your feet, and other candies will run away in fear. At the same time, everyone will be jealous of you.


20. Pencil and Paper

No. 2 Pencil & Paper Halloween Couples' Costumes - Funny Adult One-Size Outfits

At last, the tools that have been used for most of humanity’s existence. Used by students all around the world, a usual pencil and paper is the ultimate weapon. Do you want to break up with your boyfriend? Write him a note.

Do you want to buy groceries and not eat everything in the way? Write a list. Are you procrastinating, and your final exam is tomorrow? WRITE YOUR NOTES.

That's right. You will be the couple everyone goes to when their iPhone 100 does not work. It is the perfect costume to remind everyone who was first, and to never forget they still need you.


Related: 60 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas – The 2021 Complete Guide

Easy Couple Halloween Costumes

21. Peanut butter and Jelly

Adult Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume Standard

This is the ideal snack. Everyone will hate you and love you at the same time because everyone can eat a classic PB and J. It is such a perfect last-minute idea because it does not require a lot of preparation.

Girls do not have to worry about diets or caking their faces, and boys don't have to spend 30 minutes admiring their abs or making POV TikToks in preparation for this costume, which is great because you know what they say — less is more.

Also, it's very affordable. You don’t have to buy separate pieces, and it fits great on any body type. It’s peanut butter and jelly time!


22. Ancient Greek

Adult Party Toga Costume Large/X-Large

I included this kit in this category not only because I always wanted to be a Greek goddess, but because, usually, in these costumes you have to buy different parts from all over the internet.

This kit practically has everything, from the togas to the headpiece. The downside is you do have to find the shoes yourself, and you’ll have to invest your time in proper goddess and god hairstyles and makeup.

Which is fine because you don't want mortal hands touching your perfect skin. Also, we like the pricing of the whole set, and the fact that the material is super nice.


23. Chicken and Waffles

Rasta Imposta Bucket of Chicken & Waffle Couples Halloween Costume Set, Adult One Size

A southern delicacy, it is very simple and at the same time very creative. Who doesn’t love chicken and waffles? It’s one of the best ideas ever created. Vegans have even recreated it in their style.

Paired with a sweet tea, it makes my mouth water. It can be kind of dangerous dressing up as chicken and waffles because you will make everyone hungry.

It is a blessing the costume does not smell real; instead of garlic breath, you would have fried chicken eau de toilette, and that is not what we are trying to accomplish here.


24. Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Halloween Couples Costume - Funny Adult Drink & Sun Outfit

Tequila is like a popular friend who throws parties at their house what feels like every day; the next day you regret even knowing that person, but you do it all over again anyway because it’s fun.

That is why it’s fun to drink tequila. The literal meaning of this famous cocktail will make everyone think a little bit out of the blue, which will make you a genius because you thought about it first — well, read about it.

It is so uncomplicated to prepare, that you can just order it, put it on, and you don’t even have to shower!


25. American Gothic

American Gothic Couples Costume - Funny Famous Frame Painting Halloween Outfits

I think everyone has seen this idea at some point in their lives, and not many people realize it is a painting.

Even Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie have recreated it, which is one of the reasons we had to pitch it as an idea.

Even better, this costume idea that we found on Amazon does not even require you to dress up, or even do anything with your hair.

You just have to bear carrying around a frame with you all day and risk a hunchback. But you know what they say, nothing comes easy in life.


26. Pig Costume

Inflatable Pig Costume Christmas Costumes Fancy Dress Masquerade Funny Cosplay Party Clothes for Adult (1pcs)

Just hear me out. Imagine being one of the most intelligent animals on earth for an affordable price and great quality!

Everyone will compliment your costume, and you will finally be that guy/girl. Nice, right?

Also, the reviews for this easy couples Halloween costume are just so funny, so I recommend reading those.

But overall, this gift will fit even the tallest or the smallest of the two, and the compressor inside will keep the costume inflated for you at all times.

However, we do recommend wearing it in a not-too-hot climate. That way, you can be comfortable inside of it for hours without passing out from the heat.


27. Firefighter and Puppy

We can’t promise you will look like one of the firefighters on the TV show Chicago Fire, but this is a close second.

Also, the puppy costume is so adorable that it can be used even when it’s not Halloween. You can just hang around wearing this, and you will be so comfortable that you will forget about your pajamas.

Man’s best friend is the dog, and because we are in the 21st century, that applies to all genres, so I am sure dressing up as a hero and as the best mate’s hero is a clever idea that truly does not require a lot of preparation.

28. Cheerleader and Athlete

In my lifetime, I think I have read hundreds of books featuring this classic conversation, and of course you’ve seen them in real life.

You can’t deny you haven’t heard of at least one cheerleader who has dated a football player.

Unfortunately, wearing the costume is not going to give you the flexibility a cheerleader has, or the strength to support bodies tackling you to the ground.

Maybe you are even a cheerleader or a football player. But hey, when and where else are you going to have the opportunity to wear this costume?

29. Tom and Jerry

Anyone who has not seen this cartoon is seriously missing out on the fun. It is one of the most famous cartoons in the world, and the antics of this duo never fail to make me laugh.

That is why we recommend these comfy onesies. They are so snug you can wear them around the house, and you don’t even have to paint your face brown or gray to fit the characters.

The material is fleece fabric, and they are super affordable.

30. Sheldon Cooper and Amy Fowler

The Big Bang Theory is one of those shows everyone quotes. Even if you do not know what it is, I am sure that you have heard of the iconic Sheldon Cooper. If not, what are you even doing in college?

We chose this costume because it is super easy to wear, and you only need a few pieces of the characters, like Sheldon’s Flash T-shirt and Amy’s socks and glasses.

What we recommend to complement the outfit from your closet is a long skirt with a sweater for Amy, and khakis along with a long sleeve for Sheldon.

Plus, you can act like them and nobody will say anything, which is fantastic.

31. Team Rocket

Rubie's Pokémon James Adult Wig, Purple, One Size

Pokemon might be one of the most known animes for all ages, and honestly, without Team Rocket, Pokemons would not be able to show their abilities or see them fighting.

They are the ones that create the drama, and their colorful hairstyles are awesome. I always wanted to be Jessie because I think she is so cool. With this Amazon recommended costume, I can!

The costume is decent quality and the size is a nice fit, and even if you have a problem, their customer service has five stars!


32. Lou and Remy

I feel like when I go on TikTok, most of my content is related to Ratatouille. Its music and its vibe have combined for a cinematic masterpiece that has influenced a lot of people.

So when you choose this idea as your preferred costume, we guarantee everyone will know who you two are.

Also, the mouse costume is so sweet, unlike the traditional mouse costume. You are a mouse from head to toe. For Lou’s costume, you just put the chefs’ coat on, plus the hat, and there you have it.

33. Adam & Barbara Maitland

Another popular movie, Beetlejuice has been converted from a musical to a haunted themed house in Universal resort.

That is why you just can’t pass up this costume idea. I mean, it is one of the most popular Halloween movies ever, and you can’t go wrong by trying to be as scary as these two.

It is so grotesque and so easy that you will win any competition there is. You can use your normal clothes and put on these latex masks, and it will be a success.

However, it may scare children, so be careful when you are around them, and be careful if you have any latex allergies because it is the main material of these masks.

34. Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Disguise Disney Minnie Mouse Clubhouse Minnie Kit, Red/White/Black, One Size

Mickey Mouse is the world’s most famous mouse, and Minnie the one that has always been there for him. We have seen movies, series, and attractions made in honor of these two characters.

Despite being quite traditional costumes and, yeah, repetitive, it would be a shame if we did not include them in this list.

It is just so simple and affordable, and it can be used on a lot of occasions due to their material.

It is sold by Disney, which will guarantee you the best possible quality, and as Walt Disney put it: Mickey and Minnie Mouse are each other’s better half.


35. Mavis and Johnny

I choose this because Selena Gomez is the voice for Mavis, and who does not love Selena Gomez? This pair does crack me up when I watch the movie, especially Johnny, with his laid-back attitude and aloofness. However, he is so sweet to Mavis and is constantly bragging about her to everyone.

The Mavis costume has a quality wig, leggings, gloves, and dress. So you can practically wear anything.

The Johnny costume is very simple; you just need his iconic yellow shirt and normal pants. But you might consider growing your hair for this one, and style it as if you just woke up.

36. King and Queen Cards

Tigerdoe King and Queen Card Costume - Poker Cards Costume - Couple Costume - Chess Piece Hats - King & Queen of Hearts (2 Pk Card Costume) Red

This is a very easy costume. It does not need a lot of preparation. It’s perfect for the people who do not like to dress up, but have to because they are going to a costume party.

It is not too loose or too tight, so you can move or dance freely, and because of its pleasant material, you won’t overheat.

It also comes with both of the cards, so you do not have to buy the queen or king from other sites, which is perfect if you’re a procrastinator.


37. Mrs. and Mr. Incredible

Party City is the place to go when you need costumes, and, fortunately, they also have an Amazon store, which is where we found both of these costumes.

You and your partner will transform from boring, normal people to superheroes with superpowers!

What will make it even more amazing is if you have someone else dress as Jack Jack or Violet, but even on its own, these costumes are such good quality and do not require preparation since you will be wearing a mask with it.

If you do your hair or dye it blond, if you are not already, then we can guarantee this costume will be a hit!

38. Alice and The Rabbit

elope Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Black Costume Top Hat

The reason why I did not include the Mad Hatter with Alice is that costume takes work. But if you want to go the easier route, just be Alice and the Rabbit.

If it was not for the rabbit, Alice would have never fallen into that hole, so he deserves some recognition.

The Alice dress is made with a pull-on closure, and it has quality materials tested for any kind of accident. For the rabbit, you just need to wear all black, put on the hat, and draw some whiskers on your face.


39. Superman and Wonder Woman

As soon as you put these costumes on, you will be overwhelmed by a sense of duty and power you can’t control.

This duo is so emblematic that you can’t go wrong with them, and with the newest Wonder Woman movie, it is currently popular.

Halloween is the only night when you can be anything you want and they will give you candy for it, so not being this super-couple will be a total shame.

40. Batman and Catwoman

Going with the superhero theme, Batman and Catwoman are like an old married couple. Their bickering is what turns on the flames of love. But seriously, these costumes are cool and alluring at the same time. You won’t be sorry.

Plus, with the Batman costume, you get to have those muscles and eight-pack without even going to the gym.

The Catwoman costume fits perfectly, and the one we chose is one of the few that doesn’t look like a potato.

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Cute Couples Halloween Costumes

41. Lady and The Tramp

This is one of Disney’s most charming movies. Is just such a sweet love story that it was impossible to not put it as the first idea for this section.

You don’t even have to wear anything special from the head down; the headband and collar set speaks for itself.

The headbands are made with soft materials, so you won’t feel the need to scratch your head every five seconds, and the collar isn’t harsh on the skin.

42. Gnomeo and Juliet

Every time someone mentions this Shakespeare play, I always associate it with the characters of this movie, because they are freaking adorable!

Imagine you and whoever you are going with within these costumes. We guarantee that everyone will have hearts in their eyes at the sight of both of you.

For this costume, you don’t have to watch the movie. You just have to google them to have an idea of the plot and characters. However, I think the costumes are pretty clear on what is going on.

43. Bugs and Lola Bunny

As Bugs Bunny says, What’s up, doc? It must be one of the most popular quotes.

Bugs has a soft spot for Lola, who has such spunk in Space Jam, so it would be fun to be both of them. If you want to keep the costume simple, then we recommend these classic bunny ears from Amazon.

If you want to take it a step further, Amazon sells personalized Space Jam jerseys, and you can also paint your face with whiskers.

44. Sandy and Danny

Everyone has seen Grease at least one time in their lives, and I bet 75% of the world’s population has dressed up as the cast because of the memorable wardrobe of flowy skirts and leather jackets.

For this cute couples Halloween costume, we chose the quintessential couple, Danny and Sandy. Who can remember them singing “Summer Lovin’” or “You’re the One That I Want”?

We chose one of the best Amazon products to recreate the costume, and we chose Sandy’s leather ensemble along with Danny’s T-Birds jacket, which you can complement with your black jeans and T-shirt — because, you know, rocking and rolling and whatnot.

45. Harry Potter and Hermionie Granger

I chose Hermione as the other part of this costume because I always liked their wholesome friendship.

As you may know, at Hogwarts, a cape is every wizard’s main item of clothing. That is why we chose the nicest cape for this cute couple’s Halloween costume.

We also recommend the wand and the glasses from the same seller, and you can try to arrange your hair like Hermione’s.

46. Pennywise and Georgie

Alright hear me out, I know that this is supposed to be a scary movie; however, I think that the costumes themselves are a mix of being creepy and adorable at the same time, especially Georgie’s costume.

Also, because it’s a mask, you don’t have to do that complicated Pennywise full-face of makeup, and Georgie’s costume is just the yellow waterproof jacket.

The only thing missing is the iconic red balloon, which you can also find on Amazon. Truly, this pair will be so popular that you will scare everyone around you.

47. Corpse Bride and Victor

This is a movie that you always have to watch around Halloween. It’s one of everyone’s favorites.

For the corpse bride, Emily, we included a classic raggedy wedding dress, which only has good reviews. You only have to add the blue wig and cake your face with a baby blue-ish base.

For Victor, if you don’t have a tuxedo, we included a tuxedo jacket like the one in the movies, and, again, cake your face with a white base.

Just make sure you do not practice your vows in a scary dark forest because, remember — till death do us part!

48. Morticia and Gomez Adams

Honestly, these two are relationship goals. In the movie, you can see the electric dynamic between them. In some alternate universe, I would even like for these two to be my parents.

I believe the costume for Morticia is quite fitting and sultry, and with the right makeup, it will be a chef’s kiss.

For Gomez, we recommend that you draw on the mustache so that way, it can be as accurate as possible. This is one of my favorite couples. You have to try it out!

49. Velma and Shaggy

I always liked Velma and Shaggy more than Daphne and Freddy because they just complement each other so well.

Velma is the brains of the team, and we know that without her brain, most of the mysteries would not be resolved.

However, she is blind as a bat, and that is why Shaggy is so perfect for her. Even though he is cowardly most of the time, when Velma messes up, he always helps her somehow.

But they are not confirmed to be a couple, which is why these Amazon recommended costumes are perfect for those types of boy-girl friendships where there is no romantic spark.

50. Ash and Pikachu

The legendary duo from Pokemon is well known by everyone. There is no Ash without Pikachu, and there is no Pikachu without Ash.

This idea is for those friends or couples who just know what the other person is thinking, and it feels like you are sharing the same brain.

The adorable Pikachu costume is one that you will keep in your closet for those rainy afternoons; it can be multipurpose.

The Ash costume is good quality and well manufactured.

However, it only comes with the hat, the jacket, and the gloves, so we recommend that you wear some colored pants along with a black T-shirt, and you’re all set!

51. Wanda and Cosmo

Younger generations probably don’t know who these two are. However, the ones who do know probably wished they had one of these when they were kids.

In the series, we can see that Wanda would do anything for Cosmo and vice versa, which is why I chose them for one of the cute couple’s Halloween costumes.

Also, their costumes are super-easy to create. For the magic part, we have linked the items that are necessary for the outfit.

For Wanda, you can just wear a yellow shirt with black pants, and you can dye your hair pink.

For Cosmo, you can wear a white shirt with a black tie and black pants, and you can dye your hair green.

52. Woody and Buzz Lightyear

You can’t go wrong with this idea. Toy Story is one of Disney’s most well-known movies. Everyone will recognize it instantly.

This costume is for partners who want to have each other’s back for better or worse. That is why we chose these costumes. Each kit has almost everything included.

For Woody’s costume, you will need some blue jeans and a yellow-orange dress shirt to complete the outfit. As the song says, you’ve got a friend in us.

53. Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan is a widely-known movie, and every character in it is so important, so it was hard to choose the best pair.

However, I went with Peter Pan and Wendy, because without Peter Pan entering Wendy’s bedroom, we would not have had the opportunity to take a look inside Neverland.

These costumes have everything included, making them perfect for procrastinators.

You just have to arrange your hairstyle for Wendy’s costume, and pick the shoes of your preference. You can even invite your friends to be Lost Boys, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell.

Everyone will wish they thought about these two earlier.

54. Sally and Jack

The Nightmare Before Christmas must be on your list to watch around Halloween time. It is just such a beautiful, enchanting movie, and it is personally one of my favorites.

Sally with her kind personality is the perfect complement to Jack’s strong personality, which, in my opinion, makes them one of the most stable relationships on screen.

That is why we have chosen the most accurate costumes we have found. They do not require painting your whole body blue, and it has Jack’s classically striped jacket.

For Sally, we recommend painting only your face blue, with the stitches drawn in black. For Jack, because everything is included besides the shoes, we recommend buying shiny dress shoes.

55. Agnes and the Unicorn

I discovered this idea because I was buying this unicorn onesie for myself, and I thought that it would be such a sweet and cute couples Halloween costume to put here.

Even though the unicorn does not speak in the movie, he is with her at all times.

The costume for Agnes includes everyday clothes, like a yellow T-shirt and denim dungarees. for the unicorn, you have the softest material possible, so you can even be naked inside it — just joking!

But on a more serious note, this costume will not disappoint. Its affordability is what drew me in, and the wig we found is just hilarious.

56. Mario and Peach

Everyone in the world knows Mario Bros. All the characters in the video games are notorious. I think the love that Mario feels for Peach is eternal.

I mean, a lot of the video games have been invented with the whole purpose of him saving her from Bowser and other supervillains, so the dude must be smitten with her.

That is why this is the ultimate couples Halloween costume, because even though Peach is an important princess boss-woman and could easily beat Bowser, she lets Mario save her. After all, it’s important for him.

For this love story, we have provided you with the highest quality products that will fit the best and won’t tear, in case your Mario has to save you.

57. Finn and Rapunzel

Tangled must be one of the most highly-anticipated movies that we are waiting for Disney to recreate. The funny chemistry between the two main characters is what has us tangled —  *wink**wink*.

We have chosen costumes with a good fit, comfortable design, and that do not require a lot of work to wear.

For Rapunzel, we found a high-quality dress that will not tear.

Amazon also has a good selection of extra-large-long hair like hers. For Finn’s costume, you do not have to add anything, but can add the hatchet to your costume if you wish to.

58. Fred and Wilma

The Flintstones is an iconic animated series that should be taught as part of the history curriculum in schools.

Fred, Wilma, Betty, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, and even Dino made this series attractive to all people during the sixties, and it was a pain to choose only two people for the cutest couples Halloween costume.

However, it was exciting at the same time to find the exact costumes for Wilma and Fred.

The costumes we found have everything you will need, from that rock necklace to Fred’s notable dress shirt. It’s not required to wear it with your clothes, and you can even be naked underneath!

59. The Grinch and Cindy Lou

This is not exactly a Halloween movie, but who says we can’t mix a bit of Christmas with Halloween? No one! This is why we present you with one of the coolest costumes ever.

Both of these characters have such unique features, with Cindy Lou’s hair, and everything about the Grinch in general. These costumes will take the crown.

And you can escalate these costumes to another level.

For the Grinch, we recommend caking your face with green paint until there is not even a spot, and for Cindy Lou, we recommend the viral makeup trick of putting blush from your cheekbones to your nose to give your face a cherubic vibe.

60. Beauty and The Beast

Finally, we bring to you an idea from one of the movies that have always been one of my favorites, which Disney recently recreated.

A very daring story, this film teaches us that what is important lies within ourselves, and it leaves us with a message of eternal love.

The costumes we chose for Belle and the Beast are brought to you by Amazon, and because they are sold by Disney, they include everything you’ll need.

The only parts of the costume of your preference are the shoes and Belle’s hairstyle. These products are beautiful for the pricing, and everyone will be gobsmacked by you.

Related: 100 Cheap and Easy College Halloween Costumes – The Complete 2021 Guide

Final Thoughts on Couple Halloween Costumes

Halloween is an exciting time to spend with your friends and to come up with the wackiest ideas.

We are confident this guide will give you some ideas that will guarantee a good time and will make everyone laugh (or scream).

In college, there is no time to think of an elaborate costume, which is why we have selected affordable and easy costumes that require almost no preparation.

While you sort through them, remember that the most important thing is having fun and making it as over the top as possible. Enjoy!




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Friendship Goals – The Ultimate Guide on Building Strong Friendships

Friendships are important relationships and can be challenging to maintain. Check out these 60 friendship goals as an ultimate guide to building strong friendships.



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Friendships are some of the most important relationships that we have in our lives. While growing up, friendships come and go: who you were friends with when you were five may not be the same friends that you have now.

However, maybe you do have a friend who has stuck around all those years. If that is the case, they are a special person. If that is not the case, however, you find a person who is that special at some point– A  friend who you can see being in your life forever. You may have met them at school, work, or through someone else. 

However you met, you two just clicked from the start. When you find that person, you want to keep them in your life. You guys become ultimate friendship goals. Friendships can be difficult, but they are also meaningful and important relationships.

You do not want to do too much or too little. You want to be there for them but do not want to be too overbearing. New friendships and old friendships can both have difficult moments. Every friendship is different, so what works for one friendship may not work for another. 

So, how do you know if you have that special friend in your life? What can you do to be a best friend? These are all important questions. In this article, I am going to provide you with signs to know that you have a best friend ever. These will hopefully let you know that your friend cares about you, and you should be glad they are in your life.

I am also going to provide you with tips on how to become a good friend. Hopefully, they will guide you in becoming the best friend possible. And, if you are already doing these things, then you will know you are already a fantastic friend and have built a strong friendship. 

In this post:

40 Signs You Have the Best Friend Ever

1.  They Support You

Having a strong support system is important. You want to have someone who will stand by you no matter what you do. You want someone who will have your back and be your number one supporter. If you have a real friend, they will support you no matter who you are doing.

They will support you if you want to change jobs, try out something new, or make a life change. No matter what it is, they will support you. They will help you get it done and be there if you need them. That is what a best friend does. They are your number one supporter. 

2. They Will Always Tell You the Truth

Honesty is always the best policy, which is why an ultimate friendship goal is having a friend who will tell you the truth, no matter what. They will tell you if something happens, if someone is talking about you, if they are doubting something, whatever it may be.

It might not always be the easiest thing to hear, but it shows a strong friendship. However, having a friend who will tell you the truth is better than having someone who lies to you. If your friend is willing to tell you something that may be hard to say or hear, then they are a true friend. They are someone who is in it for the long haul. 

3. They Know All Your Habits

This next friendship goal is something that my best friend definitely fits. She knows what I do when I am stressed, nervous, or tired. She knows all of my weird quirks. If your best friend also knows your habits like what you do when you are sleepy, what you do after work or class, what you do when you make food, etc., then they are a true best friend.

They have not only been around you often enough to pick up on these habits, but they have also been paying attention. See, my best friend and I started off as random college roommates, and now have lived together for the past four years. She could have just ignored all of the weird things I do or my habits, but she paid attention and took note of these things. That is what a true best friend does: they take note of the things that make you, you. 

4. They Know When You are Upset

This next sign of a true best friend kind of ties into the previous one. Your best friend can always tell when you are upset. They can tell when your mood changes and when something may be off. They can notice that something has changed. Maybe you have been quieter, or maybe you are watching or listening to something specific. Whatever it is, your best friend can pick up on these things and know that something is up.

She knows that you are upset and knows what she needs to do. She knows that you need your space, some junk food, or someone to talk to. Whatever it is that will make you feel better. It takes time and effort to notice those things, so if they do, you have the best friend ever. 

5. You Can Get Them Funny Gifts

This next one is definitely true for my best friend and me. We are not afraid of a weird or unique gift. Most of the time, part of our Christmas or birthday gift to one another is related to an inside joke or story. Like for my birthday last year, my best friend got me some black cooking aprons. This is because a month or so prior I had decided to make homemade cupcakes for the first time. Let’s just say they did not turn out the greatest.

They tasted more like cornbread than cupcakes. So, the aprons were for my next baking adventure. Well it has been almost a year, and I have not baked anything since. Weird and unique gifts are something that only close friends feel comfortable getting. Something that will make them laugh or question what it is. Those are the gifts that they will remember and show signs of true friendship. 

Related: 120 Friendship Quotes to Show Affection to Your Dear Friends

6. They are Always Part of Your Plans

This next friendship goal may seem a bit obvious, but it is a great one. If your friend is always part of your plans, or if you are always part of their plans, then you have a best friend there. This means that you always want them by your side, no matter what you are doing. Or vice versa, they want you by their side. You want them included in going to see a movie, going to run errands, going to a party, whatever it might be.

It could be simply going grocery shopping and you would want them there. That means you enjoy their company and they enjoy yours. It may start out gradual, like inviting them to something, but eventually, they are always there. That is a sign of a best friend right there. 

7. They Keep Your Secrets

This next sign that you have the best friend ever is very important. You want a friend who can keep your secrets. You want someone who you can trust with any information. So, if you can trust your friend to keep any secrets you have, no matter what they are, then they are a true best friend.

They have your back and will not spread your secrets to anyone, no matter what. They can become a person that you trust with any information. You feel safe enough to talk to them about anything. That is a true best friend and someone who will stand by you for a long time. 

8. You Can Go Long Periods of Time Without Talking or Seeing One Another But Things Pick up Right Where You Left Off

This next friendship goal is one that me and my best friend back home definitely fall into. I go to school two hours away from her, so we do not get to see one another very often, and we may go for periods of time without talking. However, when we do get to see each other, it is like no time has passed. We pick right back up and go back to our usual activities and conversations.

If you and your best friend can do that, then that is a sign of true friendship. You can go back to how things were. You can catch up and go right back into the swing of things. It is not awkward or hard to go back to what you were like before. That is the ultimate friendship goal and indicator that you have built a strong friendship. 

9. You Have Inside Jokes

Who does not love a good inside joke? They are the staple of every strong friendship, and they often emerge from weird and funny experiences that the two of you have experienced together. If you and your friend have some inside jokes that you often refer to one another and confuse everyone else, then you have a true best friend.

They remember those fun and unique experiences that the two of you shared. That is a sign that they care about you and your friendship. They can be simple ones or really weird ones. Either way, inside jokes are a clear sign of a true best friend. 

10. Your Family Treats them Like Family

This is absolutely true for my best friend. She is literally referred to as my Mom’s fourth daughter. So, if your parents, siblings, or any other family members treat your friend like family, then you know you have a best friend there. If they invite them to family functions, vacations, wish them a happy birthday, if they treat your house like it is their house, etc, then you know that is a best friend. Your family will not just welcome everyone with open arms, so that is a sign you have a true friend right there. 

11. Silences are Never Awkward

We all hate awkward silences. They can be painful and just weird. However, if you can sit in silence with your friend and it is not awkward, then that is a great sign. The fact that you two can sit and just do your own thing, and not feel that the silence is weird or awkward, shows that you guys are real friends.

You can just sit and let the silence be. You may make a comment once in a while, but it is not necessary. To be able to beat the awkward silence proves you two are friends for life. 

12. You Can Be Completely Yourself 

Let’s be honest here, we can all be a little weird. We may be afraid to show that side of us sometimes. We may have a side of us that we only let out in private or when we are around people that we absolutely trust.

If you can let that show when you are around your friend, then that is a friendship goal. If you can talk about your favorite things, listen to music you may be embarrassed about, or just be you, then you have found your best friend for life. That is a rare person to find. 

13. They Make Time To See You

We can all get busy. Work, school, other obligations, and just life in general can fill up your schedule fast. So, if your friend carves out time, even if it is only a short period of time, to see you, then they are a keeper.

They do not have to do that, so if they take the time to make sure they see you, then they care about you and are investing time into your friendship. That is something that you should appreciate and take note of. It can literally just be talking for a few minutes in between classes–that little bit goes a long way. And they know it too.  

14. They Push You To Do better

This next one is one that you may have not thought about. A true friend is one who pushes you to do better. They are someone who will push you to be the best version of yourself. They will push you in school, work, hobbies, or maybe to find a better boyfriend!

Whatever the scenario, your friend is looking out for your best interests, and that is why they are pushing you. They know what you are capable of, and that is what they are pushing you to do. They are not doing it to mean, they are just doing it to help you out. They are doing it because they care about you. 

15. You Are Genuinely Happy For One Another

This next friendship goal is one that should be obvious. If they are happy for you when you get a good grade, get a new job, promotion, win something, etc., and vice versa, then you two are true friends and have a strong friendship.

You can tell the difference between fake happiness and real happiness, and if they are genuinely happy then that is a great sign. If they cheer, clap, or give you a hug, then they are a real friend. They are not just acting because they feel like they have to. Real friends are genuinely happy for you, and you are genuinely happy for them. 

16. You Tell Them Everything

It is nice to have someone that you can trust and talk about everything with. This also goes along with if you trust them with your secrets. If you feel comfortable enough to tell someone everything, then you two are in it for the long run. You two are stuck with one another–that is what my friend and I always tell each other.

We know way too much about one another for us to ever not be friends. We know everything about each other, and that is dangerous. But that also shows how much we trust each other. So, if you have a person like that, they are special. 

17. You Complete Each Other’s Sentences

This next one is a friendship goal for sure. Have you ever been so in sync with someone that you know what they are going to say before they say it? If you can do that with your friend, then you two are best friends for sure.

If you can complete their sentences and they can complete yours, then you two know each other so well that you are each other’s other half. You have spent so much time together that you can almost read each other’s minds. That is the ultimate friendship goal. 

18. They Know Your Schedule

This next one is especially true for my best friend/roommate and I. We keep up where one another is and what the other one has going on. That way we can plan if we can get food together, watch our show, do work and just know where the other person is. It was like an unspoken thing that just happened.

We would just know the other’s class schedule and work around that and it just stuck. So, if you and your best friend keep track of the other’s schedule then you two obviously care about the other, which is a step towards being best friends and having a great and long lasting friendship. You can also keep the other person accountable for being where they need to be, which is a plus. 

19. They Get You Thoughtful Gifts

With every weird and unique gift, there is usually a thoughtful gift to go along with it. It could be a clothing item they wanted or something related to their favorite show or music artist. It could be something that symbolizes the friendship between the two of you.

Whatever it is, it will have some sort of significance to you or your friend. If they get you something extremely thoughtful and sentimental, then they are for sure the best friend ever. They took the time to find something that they knew you would love. They remembered specific things about you and put thought and time into it. They would not do that for just anyone. 

20. They Try and Make You Happy When You Are Sad

A true friend will notice when you are sad and will try to make you happy. They will do whatever it takes to put a smile on your face. They will get your favorite snacks or put on your favorite show or movie. They will tell your jokes, etc. They will do anything that they can think of to make you happy.

They hate to see you sad, and they will do anything to make sure that you are not sad for a long time. That is what a true friend does. They care about you and want to make sure you are happy. 

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21. They Cheer You On 

This is one that can go with several points on this list. You want a friend who will cheer you on. They cheer you on in life in general, if you play a sport, are in a competition if you have something big coming up, or whatever it may be. They will be your number one fan.

They will cheer loudly from the sidelines because they care about you and want you to succeed. That is what a best friend does. So, if your best friend is your number one cheerleader, that is a friendship goal for sure. 

22. Nothing is Off Limits

Okay, this next one is especially true for people who are friends for life. And this one is definitely true for my friends and me. We share everything. We talk about whatever is on our minds, no matter what it is. It may be weird, gross, or confusing, but we talk about it. It may not be what the other person wants to hear, but nothing is off limits, so it is said.

If you have a friendship like that, you are for sure stuck with one another forever. You share everything, and some may say it is too much, but you do not care. That is what friendships are for. You overshare and talk about weird things. This is a friendship goal! Who else would you do that with? 

23. Call You Out When Needed

In my opinion, this one is especially important. It also may not be a characteristic of friendship you would typically think about. But it is important to have someone to call you out when needed. It does not have to be done harshly or in a mean way. It is simply calling you out when maybe you are being a bit harsh or judgemental. Maybe you were overstepping boundaries or not holding up your end of an agreement.

Whatever it is, having a friend who will call you out when you may not notice you are doing something is important and can be very beneficial. You two can even talk about it and understand why they are calling you out. Communication is another important element of a strong friendship. 

24. You Share and Borrow Everything 

Okay, I think this next one is an obvious one. If you two share and borrow everything, then you two are definitely best friends. If you two practically share closets, there is no doubting your friendship. You two share clothes, food, bags, and whatever else you could possibly share. At this point, you may be unsure what is yours and what is theirs.

But neither of you mind. You are happy to share and maybe get your items back. You two are together all the time, so it doesn’t even matter. It started off small, but then you were eventually just walking into each other’s rooms taking stuff. But like true best friends, you love it. 

25. There is Mutual Trust

This one kind of embodies almost every item on this list. The basis of friendship is trust. You have to trust them, and they have to trust you. If there is no trust there, the friendship will not work. I know I trust my friends, and they hopefully trust me.

We can trust each other to listen, communicate, and be there when they are needed. . Trust is needed to make the friendship work. So, if you have that mutual trust, then you have a solid base to build a strong friendship out of. 

26. They Will Stand Up For You

In a best friend, you want someone who has your back. They will stand up for you when they need to. They will not let anyone take advantage of you or treat you wrongly.

They will stand up to whoever they need to because they are your friend. You should not be treated any less than the best. So, if your friend would do that for you, then they are the best friend ever, and that is a friendship goal. 

27. They Have to Approve of Whoever You Date

If your best friend is keeping an eye out for your best interest, then this will definitely apply to them. They want what is best for you, and that may mean approving of whoever you date.

It may not mean before the first date, but they will want to meet them at some point and give their opinion. They just want to make sure you are dating a good person. They may grill them a bit, but they are just looking out for you. You may not like it at first, but you will appreciate it. 

28. You Can Converse Through Eye Contact

Okay, this next one is an ultimate friendship goal. If you and someone can master this, you are best friends for sure. If you can look at each other and be able to communicate without words, that takes skill.

You can know what the other person is saying based on the looks they give you. You can know what each look means and how to respond. That takes skill, practice, and time. If you have mastered that, then you are best friends for life. 

29. They Notice the Little Things

This may not be something you notice right away, but once you do, it will be completely obvious. They will notice if you change something small. Like if you wear your hair slightly differently or you seem a little off. They will notice if you are not wearing a piece of jewelry or if you are wearing something different. They take notice of these things because they care and pay attention to you.

They like to spend time around you, so they notice when things are different. They also notice if you always do something the same or if you always have something with you. That is a friendship goal for sure. 

30. They Keep Their Promises

Keeping promises is an important trait that I look for in a friend. You should be able to count on them. If they promise to be somewhere or to do something, they better follow through. If you can trust that your friend will keep their promises, then they are a best friend.

They will not let you down and will follow through with what they say they will do. That is a great, trustworthy best friend right there. Sometimes it can be hard to find people like that, so when you do, you need to keep them close. 

31. Being Around Them Makes You Happy, Not Drained

I know we all get exhausted when we are around people too much. We hit our people meter and just feel drained. It happens to everyone from time to time. However, if you can be around your friend for hours on end and not feel that way, then that is a great sign. That means you can be around each other for hours and never get tired of one another.

That is something rare, but it can happen with your best friend. You love spending time with one another and can think of endless things to do and not feel drained or bored. You want to be around each other. That is a friendship goal. 

32. They are Your Go-To Person

Is your friend someone who you first choose to go to in every situation? If you need help, do you ask them? If you have news to share, do you tell them first? If so, then you have found your best friend. That means you care about their reaction, and you know that you can count on them.

They will help you, listen, give advice, run errands with you–whatever you may need. They care about you and want to help you. They want to be the person that you can count on. That is a true best friend and a sign that you two have built a strong friendship. 

33. You Can Speak Your Mind

We all have some crazy ideas, thoughts, and opinions from time to time. We may just need to get these thoughts out and just say them to whoever will listen. Your best friend should be the person you can speak your mind to. I know I tend to go on rants and rambles to my friends.

They will listen and not usually say much but just let me say whatever I need to say. I feel better after. That is the kind of friend you should look for. When you can do that, you have found your best friend. 

34. They Are In Your Future

I am sure that you have imagined what your future would look like. What job you would have, where you would live, if you would have kids, etc. Now, have you imagined a specific friend being there? Have you thought about if the person you consider your best friend right now would be in your future? Because if they are your best friend, you have.

They are someone you picture being in your life forever. You may live close to each other or not. But you at least keep in touch, talk often, visit one another, etc. If the friendship is strong, you will stay in touch no matter what happens. That is the ultimate friendship goal. It will not be easy, but you two are strong enough to get through it. 

35. They are The First Person You Call

This is a friendship goal for sure. They are the person you call to share good news with. They are the person you call when you need help. They are the person you call to rant, when you want to share a story, or when you just want to talk to someone.

They are that person. That is a true best friend. You know they will answer the phone. You know they will listen, give you advice, help you out– whatever they need to do. That is a great and important person to have. That is a special person you want by your side for years. 

36. They Will Go Along With Your Crazy Ideas

Now, we may have all come up with a crazy plan or idea at some point. We may have come up with a crazy night out, game, or something like that. A real friend will go along with that. They will humor it, work out how to do it, and maybe even give it a go.

They may be doubtful or question that it will work, but they will help you out. They are your partner in crime and number one cheerleader, so they will stand by you. They will also help come up with a new idea when the original one may not work. 

37. You Love and Hate the Same People

Okay, this next one may not be a must, but it is nice. If you two love and hate the same people, then you two can bond over that. You two can bond over loving the same music artists, actors, etc. You two can bond over disliking the same person, whether it be someone in your lives, or a singer or actor.

Whatever it may be, that is something that you two can have in common. Also, it should be something that you two both genuinely have opinions on. It should not be one of you who decides to like or hate someone just because the other does. That would be ingenuine and not a natural friendship. 

38. They Know All of Your Favorite Things

This next one should be an obvious friendship goal. Someone who is your best friend should be able to name off at least a few of your favorite things. They can name your favorite food, drink, music artist, show, or movie. These are things about you that they can tell to other people.

They can use these to find birthday gifts for you. They can get you your favorite food when you are sad or need to pick me up. It just shows that they are paying attention to you when you two are together. It shows that they care about you and your friendship. 

39. They Accept Your Differences

No one is the same person. Everyone has their own beliefs, ideas, opinions, likes, and dislikes. Everyone is able to be themselves. If someone is your best friend, they will accept your differences. They will not try to change your opinions and thoughts.

You can talk about your differences and accept that you two are different, and that is okay. I know me and my best friends do not have the same opinions and thoughts on everything. That is okay. That does not change our friendship. That is the friendship goal. 

40. You Can be Vulnerable Around Them

Being vulnerable can be hard. You do not want that side of you to ever show. But sometimes, things happen, and it can be hard to not let that side out. If someone is your best friend, then you can feel comfortable being vulnerable. You feel like you can let that side out.

You can put the embarrassment aside and let all the emotions out. A true friend will not judge for it. They will be there for you and let you do what you need to do. That is a true friend and another sign of a strong friendship. 

Related: 30 Long Distance Friendship Gifts To Express Your Gratitude

20 Tips to Become a Good Friend

41. Be A Good Listener

If you remember any tips from this list, this should be the one that you remember. In order to be a good friend, you have to listen. You have to listen to them when they share their concerns, when they tell stories, when they talk about their favorite things, etc.

When you listen, you show that you care. You show that you care about them and their friendship. You can ask them about what they talked about, and you can use the conversations later on. You will get to know your friend better. That is what a friend does. They open their ears and listen. 

42. Keep Their Secrets

This next tip is important in building trust in a friendship. A friend needs to be able to trust you, and that means that they can trust you to keep their secrets. That is very important. If they tell you something, you have to keep it to yourself.

No matter what happens. They are trusting you with that information, and that is a big deal. If you do not keep that to yourself, you are breaking their trust, and that will ruin the bond that you two have already built. So keep your lips sealed. 

43. Be Honest 

Honesty is always the best policy. That is also true in friendships. You need to be honest with your friend. You need to be able to tell them if you are upset about something, if something happened, if something they did upset you, etc.

It can be hard sometimes because sometimes the truth is hard to say. However, if you two want friendship goals, then you have to be honest with one another. You need to speak up and tell the truth. It does not have to be in a mean way. You can say it nicely and still get the point across. 

44. Be Willing to Work Through conflict

Everyone fights from time to time. Yes, even friends fight. What is important is that you solve the conflict in a healthy way. You two must calmly talk to one another. You two share your sides and talk through the disagreement.

You may need a third person there to mediate, and that is okay. What is important is that you do not ignore each other or the conflict. That would not be healthy. You need to solve problems and be open to hearing the other person’s side. A friendship will not work if you are selfish and ignore conflict. That is not healthy. 

45. Encourage Your Friend

Just like they are your number one supporter, you need to be their number one supporter. You encourage them to be the best version of themselves. You help them succeed and help them in whatever way you can.

You encourage them to go out for that new job or promotion. You encourage them to do well in school. You just stand by their side and cheer them on. That is what friends do. They are a cheerleader, supporter, helper, and encouragement. That is your role as a best friend. 

46. Pay Attention to The Little Things

Sometimes it is the little things to matter. Noticing if they are wearing something new, if they changed up something if they have something they wear or bring with them every day. Maybe you notice if they seem off or happy.

That shows you pay attention enough and care to notice those small things. It can simply just take note of something and mention it casually. It does not have to be made into a big deal. 

47. Make Time for Each Other

This one should be an obvious one. Friends need to make time for one another. And I do not mean you have to spend every day together and spend hours upon hours together. I mean, just simply making sure you have some time to see each other from time to time.

It can just be grabbing coffee or lunch and talking for an hour. It can be a call to catch up. It can be just stopping for a few minutes to say hello and see how they are doing. It does not have to be a big extravagant day out together. It is just showing you care about the other person and want to make sure they are doing okay. 

48. Ask Them What They Need

Now, this next tip can mean a few things. This can literally mean, ask them if they need anything. Do they need you to grab something? Do they need help with something for school or work? Do they need to talk to you? Whatever it may be. It can also mean checking and seeing what they need from this friendship. Do they need you to call them every day? Do they want to have weekly hangouts?

Do they just want some space? Whatever it is, it needs to be communicated. The worst thing would be a friendship failing because what one person wanted was not achieved. Make sure to check with them and make sure you are doing what they need from a friend. And if you are struggling with that, make sure to communicate that as well. 

49. Understand and Respect Boundaries

Understanding boundaries is important. It is important in any relationship but especially in a friendship. Everyone has their own boundaries and what they are comfortable with. Make sure you know what your friend’s boundaries are.

There may be things they may not feel comfortable sharing or things they may not want to do. Like if they are afraid of heights, they may not want to go somewhere that means going up high. They may not want to talk to you about something that happened in the past just yet. That is okay. You can set your boundaries as well and make them clear to your friend. Then you two can work around those and have fun together. Of course, that is the ultimate goal. 

50. Check-in On Them

This next one is especially important. We all get busy, that is understandable. However, what is not is forgetting about your friends. This is why this next tip is to make sure you check in on your friend.

No matter how busy you get, a simple text or call to make sure they are okay is needed. If you haven’t heard from them in a while, that is your cue to check-in. Just a simple, “how are you doing?” text works. It does not have to be extravagant. Just something to show that you care about them still. 

51. Be Supportive

This one goes along with encouraging your friend. Everyone wants someone who will support them throughout whatever they do. So you should be that person for your friend.

Support them in their career adventures, travel plans, sports, school–whatever it may be. Stand by their side and cheer them on. Help them out however you can. They will appreciate it for sure. Plus, a supportive friend is definitely a friendship goal. 

52. Show Empathy

Everyone goes through something hard sometimes. That means at some point your friend will probably go through a rough time. It could be small, or it could affect them a lot. What is important is that you stick by them and be there for them.

Do not try to know it all and fix it all, just be their shoulder to cry on. Show some empathy. If they need you to do something, they will tell you. That is what friends are for. It is great that you want to fix things, but sometimes, it is better to just be there. 

53. Communicate

This is another tip that I feel should be a bit obvious. Almost every tip on this list goes back to communication, so it is important for building strong friendships. Without communication, no relationship–especially a friendship–would be successful.

Communication allows you to make clear what you need, what they need, if they are happy, sad, mad, if they are okay, etc. Without communication, everything would fall apart. So, make sure there is clear communication from both ends. If you do not communicate, the friendship will not work. 

54. Always Keep In Touch

This one will come into play as you two get older and get busier and/or move away from one another. If you want to stay friends and stay connected, you have to keep in touch. It is that simple. It does not have to be every day or anything complicated.

A simple check-in text, a video chat, sending a birthday gift in the mail, or a call every once in a while is all it takes. It shows that you still care about the other person and have not forgotten about them. They understand that life can get busy, but they still want to know you are thinking about them. 

55. Apologize When You Need to

This one goes along with being able to resolve conflict. Sometimes, you are in the wrong. Maybe you said or did something wrong, and it upset your friend. It is important to acknowledge what you said or did and apologize. And it has to be a genuine apology.

They can tell if it is fake. So do not try and do a half-hearted apology. Keep it simple. Acknowledge what happened, and say, “I’m sorry.” Trust me, it will help things move forward a lot easier and faster if you do so. 

56. Be a Shoulder to Cry On

This is another one that connects to a previous tip. This one connects to being able to show empathy. When your friend is upset, you need to be able to shoulder to cry on. Someone they can lean on, vent to, and cry to.

You should be that person. You can let them be upset. Do not try to fix what happened. Provide the ice cream, junk food, trashy TV and movies. You do not have to be the super friend to fix everything. Just be there, and let them heal. 

57. Defend Your Friend When They are Not Around

You may not encounter this one very often, but if you do, this is something you should be aware of. If someone is gossiping about your friend or trying to put them down, you should be able to defend them. It does not have to be done meanly or harshly.

You can just simply ask them to stop and tell them it is not true. You do not have to fight or start arguments. Just simply defend them when they cannot stand up for themselves. 

58. Create New and Fun Activities to Do Together

This next one is a fun and exciting tip and friendship goal. Sometimes it can be boring doing the same activities again and again. You may get bored eating at the same places, going to the same places, watching movies, etc. So, if you are creative, you can come up with something new and fun to do.

You can research things, create your own, mix things together, etc. You can even work together to come up with something new to do together. It may not be successful, but you can experience it together. Maybe it is trying out a new restaurant, going to a new arcade, or trying a new craft or hobby. Whatever it might be, this is a fun and new unique experience. 

59. Remember Important Dates

This one should be an obvious one as well. If you are going to be a good friend, you need to remember important dates. You need to remember their birthday, if they invite you to something, or if you agree to do something on a certain date like a concert or carnival. So, however, you want to remember them, you need to make sure you use it.

You can write them down in a planner, put them in your phone, or put them in a physical calendar. Trust me, you do not want to be caught not remembering something like their birthday. It will not end well. It will definitely cause issues in your friendship. So, make sure that does not happen.  

60. Give Meaningful Gifts

The final tip on this list is to give meaningful gifts. This one is one that I definitely try to do with my friends. I always try to give at least one gift with their birthday and Christmas present that has some meaning to it. I try to incorporate something we have talked about, one of their favorite things, etc.

This is something that any friend will absolutely appreciate. It is something that will show you care and help grow your friendship. So, you should take the time to search for a gift that has a meaningful element to it. It does not have to be expensive, but it should have some thought behind it. It is a necessary friendship goal. 

Related: 55 Amazing Christmas Gift Ideas for Best Friends – The Complete Guide

Final Thoughts of Friendship Goals

When you find a friend, that person stands out. When you find a friend that you trust, can talk to about anything, is always there for you, and that you can 100% be yourself around, you want to keep them around.  They are someone you want by your side no matter what. That is why I hope at least some of the information in this article is helpful. It will help you know who that special friend is.

If you have not found that person yet, that is okay. Now you know what to look for in that person. You also now know what you can do to be the best friend that you can be. You two will become ultimate friendship goals and build a strong friendship. You will be the set of friends that everyone wants to be. 

Like I mentioned before, every friendship is different. You have to look at each friendship individually and know what will work and what won’t. However, as long as you both put in equal work, it will all work out in the end. You will have the person who will be by your side no matter what: your best friend. 




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Best Mini Fridges With Freezers for Dorms – The Ultimate Student 2021 Guide

Looking for the perfect mini fridge with freezer for your dorm? Check out this ultimate guide to getting a fridge in college!



a college student with a mini fridge in her dorm

I am a big advocate of having a mini-fridge with freezers for your dorm room so I compiled the top fridges to get for your dorm!

From really compact mini-fridges in the form of Magic Chef to Galanz retro fridges to match your dorm room aesthetics, you can’t go wrong with any of these mini-fridges!

At first, I was hesitant to get a mini-fridge with a freezer for my dorm room, and you may be too. But remember that your food expense is going to be a lot higher without a mini-fridge.

Your takeout food leftovers will go to waste — you can’t buy fresh groceries because you have no place to store them… it could cost you at least $105 or more per week just for takeout.

Having a fridge in your dorm room is a great way to save tons of money, and who doesn’t want a cold drink when you need to stay awake and pull all-nighters?

I chose these fridges based on positive reviews, size, advantages and disadvantages, and, of course, aesthetics and size. Trust me, you need a mini-fridge in your dorm!

So, let’s take a look at the best mini fridges with freezers for dorms! Check out this ultimate guide to getting a fridge in college!

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TOP 10 Mini Fridges With Freezers For Your Dorm

Danby Compact Refrigerator with Freezer

Danby DCR031B1WDD 3.1 Cu.Ft. Compact Refrigerator with Freezer, E-Star Rated Mini Fridge for Bedroom, Living Room, Kitchen, or Office, White

This 3.1 cubic feet, double door compact mini-fridge from Danby is the fridge of your dreams.

Equipped with a vegetable crisper and a tempered glass shelf, the fridge is perfect for storing fresh groceries and keeping perishable goods frozen.

One thing I love about this product is its double door because it makes it easier to separate things I want frozen and things that I want to keep cool.

Plus, I adore how compact this fridge is — perfect for dorms.


Galanz Retro Compact Refrigerator

Galanz GLR31TBEER Retro Compact Refrigerator, Mini Fridge with Dual Doors, Adjustable Mechanical Thermostat with True Freezer, 3.1 Cu FT, Blue
  • Features: Retro design, adjustable thermostat, removable glass shelves, double door design, interior light and energy efficient.
  • Disadvantages: partial automatic defrost, the retro design might not be for everybody
  • Overall: Best for long term duration because of its energy efficiency! If you are looking for a fridge that will last you most of your dorm time, then this Galanz compact refrigerator is the best choice.

Black + Decker Compact Refrigerator with Freezer

BLACK+DECKER BCRK25V Compact Refrigerator Energy Star Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, 2.5 Cubic Feet, VCM, Brushed Metal Finish

If you love the convenience and do not want the hassle of having a two-door mini-fridge, then this Black + Decker 2.5 cubic feet compact refrigerator is perfect for you!

Plus, if you’re really concerned about space, the door of this mini-fridge is reversible so you can open it to whichever side is more accessible.

The freezer includes an ice tray so you don’t have to worry about getting one. And compared to other mini-fridges, this one is more compact, especially because of its reversible door.

I love that this fridge is ultra-quiet! You wouldn’t have to worry about disturbing the roommates.


Midea WHS-65LSS1, 1.6 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator

Midea WHS-65LSS1, 1.6 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator, Stainless Steel

A true space-saver is this Midea 1.6 cubic feet mini-fridge. Don’t judge the fridge by its appearance; it’s the definition of the adage “small but mighty.”

I love that this mini-fridge has reversible door hinges because it really won’t consume much space. So, if you’re looking for a reliable fridge that can easily be stored in a closet or under your bed, then this Midea compact refrigerator is perfect for you.


RCA 3.2 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer

RCA RFR322-B RFR322 3.2 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, Platinum, Stainless

A mini-fridge for your dorm that’s best for your pocket is the RCA 3.2 cubic feet fridge!

  • Features: freezer, adjustable thermostat, reversible door
  • Benefits: energy-saving, small (good for dorms)
  • Disadvantages: manual defrost
  • Overall: A functional fridge under $200. Really the best for your money.

hOmeLabs Mini Fridge with Small Freezer

hOmeLabs Mini Fridge - 3.3 Cubic Feet Under Counter Refrigerator with Small Freezer - Drinks Food Beer Storage for Office, Dorm or Apartment with Removable Glass Shelves

Another great fridge is hOmeLabs’ 3.3 cubic feet refrigerator. This fridge is made to be put under counters or any space under your bed or shelves.

Plus, the glass shelves are removable so you can adjust the space to whatever’s more practical for you and your groceries. I love that this fridge has adjustable feet so I can level it properly on the floor or on whatever surface I decide to put it on.

This product comes in two sizes, 3.3 and 2.4, so you can choose whichever best fits your dorm space.


TECCPO Mini Fridge with Freezer 

TECCPO Mini Fridge TAMF33, 4.5 Cu.Ft Mini Fridge with Freezer, Energy Star, Auto Defrost, Super Quiet, Small Refrigerator for Dorm, Bedroom

This super quiet fridge with an auto-defrost feature by TECCPO is an amazing choice for your dorm. One thing you should look for when buying a mini-fridge is an auto-defrost feature because you don’t want to manually have to do that.

Plus, this fridge comes with a vegetable box where you can store your fresh produce and includes an adjustable leg. I like that this fridge comes with wheels! This can be really helpful when you need to move the fridge around.


RaySonics Mini Fridge

Mini Fridge with Freezer, 3.3 Cu Ft, Energy Star, Single Door, Low noise, Removable Glass Shelves, Compact Refrigerator for Bedroom, Office, Garage, Studio, Dorm with 3 Temperature Settings

If you are looking for another energy efficient mini-fridge then the RaySonics 3.3 cubic feet, an energy-star mini-fridge is perfect to bring to any dorm.

With three removable shelves, you can adjust the space inside the fridge to your liking. Plus, this is one of the fridges on the list that’s under $200! So, if you are also looking to save, this product is the one for your dorm.


Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator

Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator, WHD-113FSS1 - Stainless Steel
  • With a four-and-a-half star average of 3,986 ratings, this is the best mini-fridge your money can get.
  • Value: On Sale on Amazon from $199 to $249
  • Advantages: Double doors, freezer, adjustable shelves, adjustable leg, fruit and vegetable drawer.

Magic Chef 2.4 cu. ft. Refrigerator


Another mini-fridge with a freezer that’s under $200 is this fridge by Magic Chef. With a reversible door feature and adjustable legs, this fridge truly conserves space.

Not only that, a 2.4 cubic feet refrigerator can be put anywhere you’d like. I love that the fridge is really compact. I can imagine putting it on top of a big desk or under it, for easy access to cold drinks.


Related: The Best Grocery List For College Students – The Ultimate Guide 

Top Recommended Picks

If you are looking for the best overall fridge from the list, it is the Midea 3.1 cubic feet compact refrigerator!

Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator

Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator, WHD-113FSS1 - Stainless Steel
  • With a four-and-a-half star average of 3,986 ratings, this is the best mini-fridge your money can get.
  • Value: On Sale on Amazon from $199 to $249
  • Advantages: Double doors, freezer, adjustable shelves, adjustable leg, fruit and vegetable drawer.

Best For Your Pocket

RCA 3.2 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer

RCA RFR322-B RFR322 3.2 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, Platinum, Stainless

A mini-fridge for your dorm that’s best for your pocket is the RCA 3.2 cubic feet fridge!

  • Features: freezer, adjustable thermostat, reversible door
  • Benefits: energy-saving, small (good for dorms)
  • Disadvantages: manual defrost
  • Overall: A functional fridge under $200. Really the best for your money.

Best Long Term Fridge

Galanz Retro Compact Refrigerator

Galanz GLR31TBEER Retro Compact Refrigerator, Mini Fridge with Dual Doors, Adjustable Mechanical Thermostat with True Freezer, 3.1 Cu FT, Blue
  • Features: Retro design, adjustable thermostat, removable glass shelves, double door design, interior light and energy efficient.
  • Disadvantages: partial automatic defrost, the retro design might not be for everybody
  • Overall: Best for long term duration because of its energy efficiency! If you are looking for a fridge that will last you most of your dorm time, then this Galanz compact refrigerator is the best choice.

Best For the Most Space

Magic Chef 2.4 cu. ft. Refrigerator/Freezer in White

  • Features: 2.4 cubic feet (small! Which is perfect for tight spaces), cheap, adjustable thermostat, compressor cooling, adjustable legs, reversible door.
  • Disadvantages: manual defrost
  • Overall: For only $149 this is the best mini-fridge you can get especially if you are worried about space. This fridge can fit almost anywhere!

OTHER TOP PICK Mini Fridges With Freezers

Why Get a Mini Fridge In Your Dorm?

At first, I wasn’t a fan of getting a mini-fridge for my dorm, too, but as the semester progressed I realized that I was spending so much of my money on takeout.

Not only that, I never got to enjoy my leftovers because I had nowhere to store them. For example, after I ordered a $15 pasta from my favorite Italian restaurant, I just threw it immediately even if it wasn’t finished.

What a waste! So I highly recommend having a mini-fridge. A mini-fridge in your dorm will allow you to get takeout and have leftovers! This means you can save money by having two meals for the price of one.

Not only that, having a mini-fridge allows you to do some grocery shopping and make food because you have somewhere cool to store it.

Plus, you can also start doing food preparations so you don’t have to worry about what you’re going to eat next mealtime.

Related: 30 College Meal Prep Ideas Every Student Should Try

Where To Store Your Mini Fridge

Under the Bunk Bed

If you have the space under your bed, especially if it’s lofted, store your mini-fridge there. By having it under your bed, the mini-fridge wouldn’t get in the way of your other things.

Plus, if you have more space you can add shelves under your bed and turn it into a mini kitchen where your fridge is at.

By the Window

Another idea on where to store your mini-fridge in your dorm is to put it by the window!

If you have a desk by your dorm window then you can put the fridge to the side of the desk, but if it’s a completely open space, put your fridge by the window and use it as a mini shelf for your pot of plants or other things.

On Top of Your Drawers

If your dorm comes equipped with shelves that are sturdy enough to handle a 50+-pound mini-fridge, then you can put your fridge on top of it.

This is a wise move because you level up your mini-fridge, which means no crouching down to get things, and you save space.

Just make sure your fridge doesn’t leak or don’t put any stuff that you wouldn’t want to get wet inside the shelf you would put your fridge on.

The Foot of Your Bed

Another area where you can store your mini-fridge in your dorm is by the foot of your bed. Like storing the fridge under your bed, this space wouldn’t get in the way of your other things.

Plus, if you need a cool drink in the middle of the night you don’t have to get up. Just reach out for the fridge by the bed!

Essentials For Your Mini Fridge

If you are getting a mini-fridge, make sure to get these essentials too so you can make the most out of your fridge.

Mini and stackable ice cube trays

Reusable freezer bags

Quart Freezer Bags Reusable Food Storage Bags for Vegetable, Liquid, Snack, Meat, Sandwich, 8.46x7.28 Inch, 10 Pack

Freezer bags are perfect for storing anything you can put in it. Get reusable ones so you don’t have to repurchase every time you need some.


Over-the-door mini-fridge caddy

Classic Design - Over the Door Pantry Closet Organizer, Dorm and office Over the Fridge Caddy Organizer, Storage and Paper Goods Organizer (Black)

To really maximize the space of your mini-fridge, extend the space outside of the fridge with this over-the-door caddy.

In the caddy, you can store spices and condiments that are nonperishable or cooking tools. You can also store the reusable freezer bags in one of its pockets.


Magnetic Rack

Magnetic Fridge Organizer, Paper Towel Holder, Kitchen Rack, Rustproof Spice Jars Rack, with 2 Removable Mobile Hooks (Black)

Another mini-fridge essential is a magnetic rack for storing more things! The best thing about this rack is that there are no tools necessary to install it.

If you have a mini-fridge then the magnet should automatically stick to it and then you’ll have yourself a rack where you can store anything, from paper towels to cutlery and more.


Arm & Hammer Fridge Fresh Refrigerator Air Filter

Arm & Hammer Fridge Fresh Refrigerator Air Filter (Pack of 4)

An essential to keep your fridge fresh and clean is this Arm & Hammer air filter! The air filter eliminates odors so foods remain fresher longer.

And if you are worried about not knowing when to replace the air filter, the product comes with a replacement indicator to ensure your food is always fresh.


Food That Is Safe To Store In Your Mini Fridge

There is a lot of food that is safe to store in your mini-fridge. A key thing to keep in mind is that the fridge that you get should be able to keep items frozen and other things cool.

So, a lot of research is necessary before you buy your mini-fridge, but the fridges mentioned above are capable of storing a range of food. Here’s a sample list:

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Cold cuts/Lunch meats
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Microwavable foods (TV Dinners, frozen meals, etc.)
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Ice cream
  • Cheese

Related: 50 Dorm Room Must-Haves for College Students

Mini Fridge Resources

Saving in college can be an arduous task. Like I mentioned earlier, prior to having a mini-fridge, I would always have takeout, not realizing that I am spending more than what I can.

Truly, having a mini-fridge in my dorm was a big help in terms of keeping track of how I spend my money and how I budget my meals, and it will be for you, too.

But if you need further resources, here are my picks on resources that help me save and budget!

Digit (savings app)

Digit is an application that can help you keep track of your expenses and informs you about your spending habits. When you link your bank account to Digit, the app analyzes your spending habits and when you set a spending goal.

Digit moves small amounts of money each day to help you reach your short and long-term goals.

If you want to save money for your next grocery trip or for eating out, the app can save money for that goal using machine learning that calculates smart amounts of money to save!

Plus, like me, you will love that the application has a low balance protection option because this gives us the power to control how low our checking account goes. PS: If you sign up with our unique link, you get $5 for FREE. 

Ibotta (grocery shopping cellphone app)

If you are buying groceries and need to decide what products to put inside your mini-fridge, the best practice is to make a list of products that can save you further money.

Ibotta has partnered with a lot of stores, from Walmart to Safeway, that can help you earn money for every purchase you make. The app is pretty straightforward to use!

You get cashback for every coupon that you clip and I love how even by spending my money I can still save some because of Ibotta.

Before making purchases for your mini-fridge, make sure to check out the Ibotta app and see what I mean when they help you save more!

$5 Meal Plan

If you are totally clueless about what groceries to put in your mini-fridge or what meals to prepare for the week, have no fear! The $5 Meal Plan gives you a healthy and satiating meal plan for the week.

The best part? You can try it for free for up to two weeks and then you pay $5/month to continue the service, which is not bad, especially if you think of the ease it will provide.

One thing I love about the plan is that it provides you a grocery list of ingredients!

So, if you are looking for things to put in your mini-fridge, the best way is to check the list and see if one thing is used for most of the ingredients and you can buy and store it in your newly bought mini-fridge for your dorm. Check it out here.

In Conclusion

Having a mini-fridge when you’re living in a dorm is a gift that keeps on giving.

When purchasing a mini-fridge for your dorm, make sure you’ve done adequate research to know which fridge can fit in your space, which of them has enough cooling power and which one matches your aesthetics (mini-fridges don’t need to be boring!).

I hope this article helped you find the perfect mini-fridge for you, and if you’re still on the fence about getting one, trust me, you need one.

Having one in your dorm affords you convenience and will surely save you money with all the meal preparation and storing you’ll be able to do. Have a great semester!





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The First Apartment Checklist – The Ultimate Moving Guide

Are you moving into a new apartment? Check out this ultimate moving guide with a first apartment checklist.




a college couple moving into an apartmnet and laying on the floor with boxes all around them

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For many of us, finding our first apartment can be exciting and a bit nerve-wracking.

Usually, when finding our first apartment, we are either reaching adulthood, moving out for our studies, recent college graduates, or have just gained financial stability.

When relocating, there are many things to consider; these include many small essentials that we probably paid no mind to before moving out.

Small necessities such as toilet paper and kitchen essentials can add up to be costly. Having a plan before moving will help you stay on budget and avoid the headache of deciding what you need to purchase for your apartment.

Through my personal experiences and consulting with friends, I have gathered a ‘First Apartment Checklist’ that will get you moving in no time.

Keep in mind: if you are planning to buy any essentials online, you should take a look at this cashback app to get a percentage back on your orders. This is an excellent idea for big purchases! You will save a lot of money.

I would say that, to start, our first and foremost important category is bedroom essentials.

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Bedroom Essentials

Get a Bed!

There are many different types of beds. Before buying, make sure to consider the size of your room. Measure your room and keep in mind the other spaces needed for your other bedroom essentials.

I have created a list of beds that would be a wise choice for your apartment. All of them are affordable options.

Types of Beds:


ZINUS Shalini Upholstered Platform Bed Frame / Mattress Foundation / Wood Slat Support / No Box Spring Needed / Easy Assembly, Dark Grey, Queen

I absolutely admire the appearance of this platform bed. It makes your room look sophisticated. Very chic!

The headboard, with its sophisticated stitching and button tufting, rises more than 2 feet over the top of the bed frame to create a focal point in your bedroom, even with a very thick mattress.

If you are looking for a modern-style bedroom, platform beds are the best choice. You can comfortably enjoy your movie night without needing an extra pillow to lean against!

Another great feature about this bed is that it is easy to assemble, and you can tuck away smaller items and most storage bins underneath the bed.


Storage Beds


Are you in need of many storage containers? I recommend storage beds if you are the type of person with many things lying around, or if you’re living with your partner – do they need storage space?

Personally, I have a hard time staying organized, which is why I have this type of bed. It allows your bedroom to look neat along with providing plenty of storage room for your essentials.

The best part is that you won’t need to buy as many storage bins as you would’ve had you gone with a regular bed. Saving money and space - what’s not to love?


Adjustable Bed

LUCID L150 Bed Base – Upholstered Frame – Head and Foot Incline – Wireless Remote Control, Queen, Charcoal Adjustable

This type of bed usually enables you to increase or decrease the angle of the upper and lower part of the bed. It’s a good choice for when you want to read a book, watch TV, etc.

An adjustable bed has countless benefits, such as improved blood circulation, lessened back pain, and reduced acid reflux. It is best to take care of yourself before facing complications!

Also, who doesn’t like to adjust their bed perfectly how they like it?


Futon Bed

DHP Lodge Convertible Futon Couch Bed with Microfiber Upholstery and Wood Legs, Charcoal

I remember the first time I saw one of these at a friend’s apartment – I never knew it was a bed! Futon beds are foldable beds that resemble a couch, which makes it no surprise that you can easily use them both ways.

This type of bed is great for college students moving out of their parent’s house for the first time. Why? The bed is affordable and doesn’t require much space, making it a good option when moving into a small apartment.

Not to mention, you are saving time and money not having to purchase both a bed and couch. In addition, this bed would be great for your guests looking to stay overnight.


Standard Bed Sizes: 


A twin bed is the smallest size bed in the market. It’s typically made for one person.

Dimension (38” X 75”)

Twin XL

The Twin XL is slightly bigger than the original twin size bed. If you are tall, the extra space makes it a better option than a standard twin bed.

Dimension (39” X 80”)

Full (May fit two people)

Dimension (54” X 75”)

Full XL

Dimension (54” X 80”)


Dimension (60” x 80”)


Dimension (76” x 80”)

Check out more types of beds!

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Get a Mattress!

Finding a good mattress is just as important as buying a bed. Make sure to try it out before buying! Purchasing a mattress without trying puts you at risk of harming your back and other body parts.

Memory Foam Mattress


As its name implies, the memory foam mattress has a layer of memory foam along with springs or other support foam.

The memory foam mattress is my favorite. I love the feeling of my body sinking into it. The mattress is soft yet firm, which supports your body while having all the benefits of a soft bed you can fall into.

What makes this mattress very cool is that It sinks when you lie into it, but bounces back when you get up; however, over time, the bed will slowly “memorize” your sleeping position and shape.



      • Retains body heat (Excellent for keeping warm in the winter!)
      • Helps lower pressure points
      • Supports back and neck
      • Hypoallergenic
      • Modern style

Gel-Foam Mattress


Memory foam and gel foam mattresses are alike, but have a heat difference.


  • Allows the body to stay cool (Recommended if you get hot quickly)
  • Helps decrease back pain
  • Supports back and neck
  • Remembers and contours to your sleep form (With a partner, you wouldn’t feel their consistent movements!)
  • Immune to dust mites

Innerspring Mattress

Full Mattress, Molblly 12 inch Individually Wrapped Coils Innerspring Mattress, Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattresses Full Size

This type of mattress is the standard, making it affordable. However, there is a wide range in cost, depending on the materials used and the manufacturer.

The mattress consists of springs that support the bed, along with metal wires.

It was the first kind of modern mattress released in the market, taking over traditional wool, hay, straws, etc.


  • Metal wires generate a lifting effect
  • Low-cost (Recommended for students looking to save money)
  • Firm & sturdy
  • Durable (Very long-lasting!)

Latex Mattress

Sunrising Bedding 10" Natural Latex Full Mattress, Individually Encased Pocket Coil, Firm, Supportive, Naturally Cooling, Organic Mattress, 120-Night Free Trial, 20-Year Warranty

Latex mattresses are made with simple latex materials or with other elements of natural wool and cotton.

It doesn’t let your body sink in as memory foam does, which gives you it added benefit of letting your body stay cool, as it is open to more air.

Most latex mattresses are known to be antibacterial and low maintenance. If you like a firm yet bouncy bed, I highly recommend latex.


  • Eco-friendly
  • Firm
  • Long-lasting
  • Bouncy
  • Easy to clean

Hybrid Mattress

Olee Sleep 13 inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress (Full)

As its name implies, hybrid mattresses combine the various types of mattresses into one. The hybrid mattress consists of innerspring, memory foam, gel, and latex.

You are getting the best of all mattresses in one; the foam helps lower pressure points while the construction of innerspring coils brings durability. Keep in mind, it’s generally more costly than memory foam, although it may last longer.


  • Lower pressure points
  • Firm and sturdy
  • Eco- friendly
  • Even weight distribution
  • Easy to clean (It comes with removable covers)

To save room, you may want to invest in a Portable Closet

More Bedroom Essentials!

  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Bed Stand/Frame
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Desk
  • Mirror
  • Curtains (don’t forget your windows!)
  • TV Stand
  • Trash Bin
  • Nightstand

I recommend a nightstand for resting your phone and charger on. In addition, you should consider a lamp for your nightstand!

  • TV

Common sizes: (in inches)

32, 40, 42, 46-49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, and 80.

Check out the difference in sizes!

Kitchen Essentials

How much cooking are you planning on doing? Factor that in as you look at this list. Here are the basic necessities for the kitchen.

Get a Few Pans!

My friends and I usually use non-stick pans; it helps save time with cleaning, because foods don’t annoyingly stick to the pan. However, stainless steel pans are recommended if you are cooking with high heat, although they may more cleaning.

Generally, non-stick pans are coated with Teflon, giving them their non-stick quality. This type of coating cannot be used with high heat as it can release harmful chemicals.

Furthermore, if you find yourself using butter in many of your meals as opposed to cooking oil, a nonstick pan would be suitable for you due to its requirement of low-to-medium heat.

However, I recommend buying both stainless steel and non-stick pans for your apartment, because both types of pans have their unique usages.

Nonstick Pans:

Amazon Basics 3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set - 8 Inch, 10 Inch, and 12 Inch, Black

Remember, you don’t need to use a lot of cooking oil (use with low-to-medium heat)

Great Uses:

  • Frying and scrambling eggs
  • Making pancakes & waffles
  • Frying bacon
  • Creamy, cheesy recipes (Doesn’t stick to the pan)

Don’t Use:

  • Acidic recipes (such as tomatoes) (Using nonstick pans would ruin coating)

Stainless Steel Pans:

Misen Stainless Steel Frying Pan Set - 5 Ply Steel Skillet - Professional Grade Pans for Cooking - 8, 10, and 12 Inch

Use a generous amount of coating

Great uses:

  • Deep frying
  • Searing and charring meats
  • Acidic recipes
  • Preparing soups and sauces

Get Some Pots!

Can’t Forget Kitchen Knives!

Chef’s Knife 

Utility Knife

HENCKELS Forged Premio Utility Knife, 6 inch, Black/Stainless Steel

Chef’s knives and utility knives are both multipurpose. However, a chef’s knife has a larger blade, making it a better choice for bigger ingredients. The utility knife is wider in width and shorter in length, serving a purpose for smaller ingredients.


  • Multifunctional
  • Ideal for small ingredients
  • Suitable for mincing and creating small precise cuts

Santoku knife

Santoku Knife - imarku 7 inch Kitchen Knife Ultra Sharp Asian Knife Japanese Chef Knife - German HC Stainless Steel 7Cr17Mov - Ergonomic Pakkawood Handle, Best Choice for Home Kitchen, Brown

I love the santoku knife due to its light weight. In addition, the tip of the blade isn’t sharp, making it a safe choice for beginners in the kitchen.

Many people confuse a Santoku knife with a chef’s knife, as they look quite similar. However, it is important to note that the Santoku knife has a thinner blade.


  • Dicing
  • Mincing
  • Cutting fruits and veggies

Bread Knife

8-Inch Bread Knife, Serrated Bread Knife, Bread Cutter & Bread Slicers For Homemade Bread, Cake and Bagels, Ultra-Sharp German Stainless Steel-ABS Handle

As its name implies, this knife is suitable for all types of bread. Nevertheless, you may also use it for countless other foods.


  • Loaves of bread
  • Bagels
  • Bars of chocolate
  • Biscuits
  • Cake

Check out more types of knives.

      • Knife Sharpener
      • Kitchen Scissors
      • Cutting Board
      • Oven Mitts/Potholders
      • Bowls
      • Forks, Spoons, Butterknives
      • Whisk
      • Can Opener
      • Colander
      • Measuring Cups (liquid & dry)

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Dry Ingredients


Pick Up a Few Measuring Spoons!

      • Spatula
      • Tongs
      • Mixing Spoons
      • Soup Ladle
      • Kitchen Tables & Chairs
      • Microwave

Check Out These Living Room Essentials!

This is the most exciting category in the ‘First Apartment Checklist’- well, in my opinion. But don’t you agree?

A Comfortable Couch

      • Throw Pillows
      • Blankets
      • TV
      • TV Stand
      • Rug
      • TV Speakers
      • Trash Can
      • Shoe Rack
      • Coffee Table
      • Small Side Table (so you’ll stop losing the remote control!)


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Bathroom Essentials

      • Toothbrush Holder

      • Air Freshener

      • Washrag

      • Bathroom Mirror

      • Bathroom Mat

      • Bathtub Mat

      • Toilet Plunger

      • Shower Curtains

      • Curtains Hook

      • Toiletries

        • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

        • Floss

        • Mouthwash

        • Body Soap

        • Hand Soap

        • Shampoo & Conditioner

        • Razors & Shaving Cream

Remember Those Cleaning Essentials!

Cleaning products in a bin


Bathroom Cleaning Products

      • Vacuum

      • Tech Vacuum

      • Dish Soap

      • Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener

      • Broom & Dustpan

      • Cleaning Gloves

      • Cleaning Rag

      • Bleach or Baking Soda

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Technology Essentials

      • Smart Thermostat

I recommend a smart thermostat for your apartment. Why? Because you can adjust the temperature of your apartment to your preference using a smart thermostat. The thermostat will turn on and off at certain times, making it convenient and cost-effective!

      • Coffee Maker

      • Air Purifier

      • Smoke Detector

      • Touchless Trash Bins

      • Charging Lamps

      • Amazon Echo

I highly recommend that you purchase Amazon Echo for your first apartment if you haven’t already! It is an intelligent speaker that listens to your commands and answers your questions.

The speaker would help assist you with specific tasks without you having to move an inch. This is extremely useful for just about anyone, especially if you are busy running errands all day.

General Uses

      • Answers phone calls
      • Turns your lights on and off with voice commands
      • Controls the thermostat
      • Searches for things on the internet with voice commands

Check out the Amazon Echo and its capabilities.

Check out other smart Amazon devices!

There you have it! These are the top essentials you should include on your ‘First Apartment Checklist.’

Having a checklist keeps you organized and helps reduce the stress of shopping, which will allow you to enjoy your first apartment. Need any ideas for decorating your apartment?

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By Tina Dieu

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