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Will you go back to university in September or will you return for another year? We found the best housewares, electronics, and stationery items you can buy right now. From Amazon, John Lewis, M&S, Oliver Bonas, and more.
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 …
DOKEHOM laundry basket pocket, € 11.99, Amazon
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.
High Living Duvet Cover Set, was € 24.95 Now € 18.95, Amazon
A chic and cozy duvet set is a must, and this one is such a bargain. It feels super soft and luxurious.
Silent Night Deep Sleep Pillow, £ 12.99, Amazon
Treat yourself to some new pillows too. These from Silent Night are deeply filled and hypoallergenic.
Herringbone throw, £ 19.50, Marks & Spencer
Every university room needs a litter and we love this one from M&S. It would go with pretty much any decor.
Finn simple table lamp, was £ 25 now £ 20, Marks & Spencer
You also have this gorgeous desk lamp that comes in pink or black.
Desk tidy, £ 12, John Lewis
Make the most of your desk with this rose gold storage for all of your stationery from John Lewis.
Moleskine 18-month weekly planner, was € 20.99 now € 11.96, Amazon
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-Tack, 90p, Amazon
From photos to to-do lists, Blu Tack is a staple to stick everything in one place for you to see.
Apple Airpods Pro, was £ 249 now £ 179, Amazon
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.
AstroAI mini fridge, instead of € 51.99, now € 29.99, Amazon
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 3-in-1 Panini Press, instead of € 49.99, now € 36.96, Amazon
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, instead of € 40.99, now € 27.99, Amazon
Or opt for this Breville toastie maker with almost 50% off.
Tefal aluminum frying pan set, € 29.95, Amazon
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 digital microwave, previously € 119.99, now € 67.97, Amazon
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.
SMHOUSE aluminum dish dryer, £ 25.99, Amazon
It’s the little things that make your life at university easier, like this rustproof dishwasher dryer.
Breville Blend Active Personal Blender, instead of € 29.99, now € 19.99, Amazon
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 Stainless Steel King Food Flask, was € 23.99 now € 20.66, Amazon
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.
12 piece Tribeca matte dinner service, £ 35.50, Marks & Spencer
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.
Ceramic mugs, £ 12.50 each, Oliver Bonas
Oliver Bonas has a selection of beautiful ceramic mugs with geometric patterns and gold hardware – you will want them all.
Set of 4 rainbow colored wine glasses, £ 10.50, Marks & Spencer
Top tip? Choose plastic wine glasses so you don’t have to worry about someone smashing them.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 wireless speaker, was £ 89.99 now £ 84.99, Amazon
This portable loudspeaker was developed for a university house to be waterproof and fall-proof. It also has an impressive bass sound.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant camera, £ 79, Urban Outfitters
Because the best thing to do is to decorate your university house with lots of Polaroid party pictures.
Solar lights for outdoors, instead of € 18.99, now € 10.41, Amazon
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 aromatherapy diffuser for essential oils, was € 18.99, now € 14.44, Amazon
Feel instantly at home with this essential oil diffuser. Ideal if you want to relax in your university room.
Vanilla Cupcake Yankee Candle, was € 24.99, now € 19.62, Amazon
Or how about a vanilla scented Yankee Candle? It burns up to 150 hours and would be a great addition to your bathroom too.
Bathroom drawers made of rope, £ 30, low
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.
ANYDAY light cotton bath towels, from £ 2, John Lewis
Of course you want to start the year with some new fluffy towels.
Philips Azur steam iron, was £ 90 now £ 44.99, Amazon
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 retractable duo reel washing line, was £ 18.99 now £ 16.99, Amazon
If your university house doesn’t have a clothesline, take this retractable one with you. You will save a fortune on your electricity bill.
First aid kit, £ 20, boots
Hopefully you won’t need it, but a first aid kit is a must for any university home.
De’Longhi fan heater, was £ 40.55 now £ 29.99, Amazon
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.
Tower Extension Cable, € 20.99, Amazon
With eight power outlets and three USB ports, you’ll never run out of low batteries again.
Shorty locker in mustard, £ 116, Urban Outfitters
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.
Noah’s Box 60+ piece starter set for students, £ 195, Amazon
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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