The Dutchi 3 Limited Edition bicycle by Linus, $675 at linus.com
Linus' take on the classic Dutch bike, or roadster, is great for zipping across campus, or across town.
Espro Press by Espro, from $80 at espro.ca
This French press coffee maker uses a patented double filter to deliver full-flavored coffee without the grit. The vacuum-insulated stainless steel keeps coffee hot for hours, making it perfect for all-nighers and other marathon study sessions. Available in 8 oz, 18 oz. and 32 oz. sizes.
Steel bookends by Hay, $35 at store.dwell.com
Tame those textbooks with these elegant yet simple steel bookends from Hay, the Danish design studio.
Large soft-linen journal by Shinola, $20 at shinola.com
Handcrafted in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this Shinola journal features a soft-linen cover and a smyth-sewn binding, a technique that improves durability and longevity. It also includes an elastic clusure.
Greenland backpack by Fjällräven, $130 at fjallraven.com
It's impossible not to look sharp lugging books to class in this heavy-duty backpack from Fjällräven, the Swedish outfitter that gave us the Kånken pack. In addition to the two bellow pockets on the front, the Greenland an internal "safety pocket" and a flat pocket with a padded bottom, ideal for a laptop.
Pencil digital stylus for iPad by FiftyThree, $60 at shop.fiftythree.com
FiftyThree recently introduced this stylus to work with its popular Paper app—a virtual notepad, canvas, and sketchbook that helps users express themselves creatively online. Pencil is available in sustainably harvested American walnut or brushed graphite.
Ceramic faux-tin mug from Poketo, $12 at poketo.com
With their distressed edges, these glazed-stoneware mugs evoke the worn, tin vessels that many of us used for a quick warm-up on a childhood camping outing, and are just as good for a pick-me-up before heading to that 9 a.m. class. Available in red, white, blue, and mint.
Sketch book by Leuchtturm1917, from $17 at leuchtturm1917usa.com
This sketchbook comes in four colors—black, white, taupe, and orange—and three sizes. With 96 pages of brilliant white paper, it is the perfect blank canvas for inspiration.
Zinken headphones by Urbanears, $100 at MoMA Design Store
Get the most out of your music—and maybe tune out a roommate or two—with these on-ear headphones, which deliver deep bass and clear mid-rage sounds. Designed for professional DJs, these headphones feature a dual-duty cable that eliminates the need for an adapter when plugging in to a mixer, but they are affordable enough for the average audiophile.
Studio Roller paper roller by George & Willy, $210 at georgeandwilly.com
Post class schedules or chore lists (to encourage roommates to pull their weight) with ease with this paper roller. The wall-mounted bracket is made with high-quality aluminum with a black powdercoat-matte finish. It was designed to fit 24-inch rolls, which are readily available from most international packing suppliers.
Every year, Dwell editors open their personal shopping lists to bring you themed gift guides. Check out the guides from 2012 and 2013, and stay tuned from now through mid-December for more great gifts.
Every year, Dwell editors open their personal shopping lists to bring you themed gift guides. Check out the guides for 2012 and 2013, and stay tuned from now through mid-December for more great gifts.