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Lock up your passport, camera, car keys and

Lock up your passport, camera, car keys and other valuables in this Master Lock Portable Personal Safe, which also comes in gray. It's small, so it can easily be hidden in a drawer or under the bed — and it has a cable attached to it so you can wrap it around a piece of furniture so it'll be difficult to be stolen. $28 at Amazon.com Credit: Master Lock

Show your spirit with this sweet Greek Letter Candy Dish. It comes in every Greek letter, so you can use one on its own or pair it with other letter to spell phrases. $10 each at Bedbathandbeyond.com

Get inspired by the This is Your Life Panel. It's printed on acid-free paper and was designed to remind you of the important things in your life, such as believing in magic and loving with all of your heart. Starts at $8 at Target.com

The Little Black Dress Hanging Jewelry Organizer by Umbra will soon become your favorite little black dress. It's two-sided and has 39 clear vinyl pockets plus 24 hook and loop closures so you can fit all your jewelry on one hanger. $20 at The Container Store, 902 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-279-2996 or containerstore.com

Add a little seating area to your dorm room with the addition of the super-soft Ivory Furlicious Beanbag. It's filled with up to 30 percent recycled polystyrene, and the slipcover is removable for cleaning. Starts at $209 for the small slipcover and insert at pbteen.com

Get out of the microwave pizza rut with this Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster. You can toast two hot dogs and warm two buns in minutes in your dorm room or suite kitchen. $30 at JC Penney Smith Haven Mall, 347 Smith Haven Mall, 631-382-3956, or JC Penney South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, 631-666-3000 or at jcpenney.com

There's no need to worry about your Boskke Self Watering Cube Planter during finals or even winter break. It's got an integrated reservoir and Slo-Flo watering system so as long as you water it once a month, this plant will flourish in your room. $20 at Dormify.com

Lock up your passport, camera, car keys and other valuables in this Master Lock Portable Personal Safe, which also comes in gray. It's small, so it can easily be hidden in a drawer or under the bed -- and it has a cable attached to it so you can wrap it around a piece of furniture so it'll be difficult to steal. $28 at amazon.com

This does double duty as a light and the ultimate procrastinator's tool. The Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp is a seven-piece interlocking light and the pieces can be stacked any way you want. $40 at Thinkgeek.com

Class up your dorm without leaving holes in the walls with these Stickr Frames. You peel and stick each frame to the wall, and then peel them off again at the end of the year. $20 at Dormco.com

Bring your mama's recipes with you to college and make them in the Collegiate Crock-Pot Slow Cooker, which is available in more than 20 college team designs in a special 2.5-quart size so you don't have to cook for the entire frat house. $30 at crock-pot.com

Brew a single cup of French press coffee every morning in this mug in less than three minutes. You just need to put ground coffee in the cup, pour hot water in, insert the filter cylinder and press down slowly. Then throw the mug into the dishwasher. $15 at Thinkgeek.com

The only way to turn off this alarm clock is to do 30 bicep reps. And by then, you'll be awake and ready to start your day. $30 at gadgetsandgear.com

Kick up your heels in your room and have a little fun at your desk with this Scotch Pink Honeysuckle Shoe Tape Dispenser with Magic Tape. It also comes in black. $10 at Staples.com

Try to sleep through dorm parties with the BioSense Classic Memory Foam Pillow, which conforms to your body while responding to changing sleep positions to help you get the best sleep possible. The cover is machine-washable and the pillow is stuffed with down alternative, and has a silky microfiber shell. $100 at Brookstone stores and Brookstone.com