BIRD’S THE WORD: Crate & Barrel’s colorful Sparrow Clips are designed to put a whimsical spin on the “eco-friendly clothesline trend”. Truth be told, that’s a fad we haven’t quite embraced just yet, but these little cuties are so gosh-darn adorable we’re tempted to give it a whirl. Of course, they’d also make great place card and gift tag holders. Or chip clips in the kitchen. And, at just $7.95 for a dozen (complete with storage bag), we recommend picking up an extra set of these handy multi-taskers for the new dorm-dweller on your list. GET IT: Available online from Crate & Barrel Outlet.