College necessities 2021: 34 off to uni must-haves for college students

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Last changed on 09/01/2021 16:20 BST

Hollie Brotherton


Return to university in September or for the first time? You probably already have an extensive shopping list of everything you need, so let’s help you out with these varsity must-haves from people like Amazon, John Lewis, M&S and Urban Outfitters.

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From stationery to handy kitchen gadgets to the little things that make your home a home, read on to get it all this September, with lots of limited-time discounts …

laundry basket

DOKEHOM laundry basket pocket, € 11.99, Amazon

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You’ll need a laundry basket, and it’s big enough for at least a week of washing (who has the time to do more than that?) And folds up for easy storage.

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High Living Duvet Cover Set, was € 24.95 Now € 18.95, Amazon

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A chic and cozy duvet set is a must, and this one is such a bargain. It feels super soft and luxurious.

Silent Night Pillow

Silent Night Deep Sleep Pillow, £ 12.99, Amazon

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Treat yourself to some new pillows too. These from Silent Night are deeply filled and hypoallergenic.

Marks and Spencer litter

Herringbone throw, £ 19.50, Marks & Spencer

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Every university room needs a litter and we love this one from M&S. It would go with pretty much any decor.

Marks Spencer bedside lamp

Finn simple table lamp, was £ 25 now £ 20, Marks & Spencer

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You also have this gorgeous desk lamp that comes in pink or black.

John Lewis desk tidy

Desk tidy, £ 12, John Lewis

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Make the most of your desk with this rose gold storage for all of your stationery from John Lewis.

Moleskine diary

Moleskine 18-month weekly planner, was € 20.99 now € 11.96, Amazon

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Start the new university year with a chic Moleskine diary. The best-selling notebooks can take pride of place on your desk in a variety of colors from bright pink to ice green.

Blu-thank you

Blu-Tack, 90p, Amazon

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From photos to to-do lists, Blu Tack is a staple to stick everything in one place for you to see.

Airpods-pro

Apple Airpods Pro, was £ 249 now £ 179, Amazon

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From studying in the halls to going to class, we guarantee you’ll be using these noise-canceling Apple Airpods all the time. Get them now on Amazon with almost 30% discount.

Mini fridge uni

AstroAI mini fridge, instead of € 51.99, now € 29.99, Amazon

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Keep all the food and drinks you don’t want to miss out on in this mini fridge – currently 40% off. Or just use it to store beauty products. A cold face mask will help with a hangover.

Russell-Hobbs

Russell Hobbs 3-in-1 Panini Press, instead of € 49.99, now € 36.96, Amazon

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You’ll be everyone’s favorite college roommate when you bring this panini maker with you. The perfect snack before and after the night.

Breville toastie maker

Breville Toastie Maker, instead of € 40.99, now € 27.99, Amazon

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Or opt for this Breville toastie maker with almost 50% off.

Tefal pans

Tefal aluminum frying pan set, € 29.95, Amazon

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A nonstick frying pan is a varsity home and right now you can get two Tefals for less than £ 28. Grab them quick.

Russell Hobbs Microwave

Russell Hobbs digital microwave, previously € 119.99, now € 67.97, Amazon

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Many university houses do not have microwaves and are a must for students. Fortunately, this one from Russell Hobbs has almost 50% discount on Amazon.

Clothes horse

SMHOUSE aluminum dish dryer, £ 25.99, Amazon

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It’s the little things that make your life at university easier, like this rustproof dishwasher dryer.

mixer

Breville Blend Active Personal Blender, instead of € 29.99, now € 19.99, Amazon

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Smoothies are a super easy way to get your fiver a day while at college. This Breville blender includes a container to take with you to lectures and is sold at a 30% discount.

Thermos

Thermos Stainless Steel King Food Flask, was € 23.99 now € 20.66, Amazon

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Or if you prefer a hot lunch, invest in a thermos. It’s durable, easy to clean, and will keep your food at the right temperature for up to 12 hours.

Marks and Spencer harness

12 piece Tribeca matte dinner service, £ 35.50, Marks & Spencer

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M&S has this stylish 12-piece set of matte black and white tableware that is affordable and will go with you every three years.

Oliver Bonas mugs

Ceramic mugs, £ 12.50 each, Oliver Bonas

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Oliver Bonas has a selection of beautiful ceramic mugs with geometric patterns and gold hardware – you will want them all.

Marks and Spencer glasses

Set of 4 rainbow colored wine glasses, £ 10.50, Marks & Spencer

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Top tip? Choose plastic wine glasses so you don’t have to worry about someone smashing them.

Miracle boom

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 wireless speaker, was £ 89.99 now £ 84.99, Amazon

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This portable loudspeaker was developed for a university house to be waterproof and fall-proof. It also has an impressive bass sound.

Polaroid camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant camera, £ 79, Urban Outfitters

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Because the best thing to do is to decorate your university house with lots of Polaroid party pictures.

Solar outdoor lights

Solar lights for outdoors, instead of € 18.99, now € 10.41, Amazon

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If your college house has a garden, these solar powered lights are perfect for parties or just for sitting down on the early fall nights.

Criacr-diffuse

Criacr aromatherapy diffuser for essential oils, was € 18.99, now € 14.44, Amazon

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Feel instantly at home with this essential oil diffuser. Ideal if you want to relax in your university room.

Yankee candle

Vanilla Cupcake Yankee Candle, was € 24.99, now € 19.62, Amazon

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Or how about a vanilla scented Yankee Candle? It burns up to 150 hours and would be a great addition to your bathroom too.

Matalan bathroom storage

Bathroom drawers made of rope, £ 30, low

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If you have a shared bathroom, storage space like this is a must. This one from Matalan is compact, so that it fits into even the smallest of rooms.

John Lewis towels

ANYDAY light cotton bath towels, from £ 2, John Lewis

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Of course you want to start the year with some new fluffy towels.

Philips iron

Philips Azur steam iron, was £ 90 now £ 44.99, Amazon

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Invest in a good iron now to see you through your college years and beyond. This one from Philips has a huge 50% discount and over 3,000 five-star ratings.

Minky washing line

Minky retractable duo reel washing line, was £ 18.99 now £ 16.99, Amazon

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If your university house doesn’t have a clothesline, take this retractable one with you. You will save a fortune on your electricity bill.

Boot first aid kit

First aid kit, £ 20, boots

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Hopefully you won’t need it, but a first aid kit is a must for any university home.

Delonghi heater

De’Longhi fan heater, was £ 40.55 now £ 29.99, Amazon

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University houses can be freezing cold. If your roommates don’t mind, take this as a backup in case the heater just doesn’t work.

Plug adapter

Tower Extension Cable, € 20.99, Amazon

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With eight power outlets and three USB ports, you’ll never run out of low batteries again.

Locker storage

Shorty locker in mustard, £ 116, Urban Outfitters

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How about a unique but very practical space storage idea with one of these lockers from Urban Outfitters? They come in a whole range of colors.

Kitchen essentials amazon

Noah’s Box 60+ piece starter set for students, £ 195, Amazon

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Do you want to make it easy? You will save a lot of money by investing in this college starter kit. From the kitchen to the bedroom, it has everything you need in one bundle.

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