Off to university in September or returning for another year? We've found all of the best homeware, tech and stationery buys to shop now. From Amazon, John Lewis, M&S, Oliver Bonas & more.
Returning to university this September or starting for the very first time? You probably already have an extensive shopping list of all the things you need, so let us help you out with these uni must-haves from the likes of Amazon, John Lewis, M&S and Urban Outfitters.
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From stationery to practical kitchen appliances to the little things that make your house a home, read on for everything to shop now, with lots of limited-time discounts...
DOKEHOM laundry basket bag, was £16.99 now £11.99, Amazon
You'll need a laundry basket, and this one is big enough for at least a week's worth of washing (who has the time to do more than that at uni?), plus it's collapsible for easy storage.
High Living duvet cover set, from £17, Amazon
A chic and cosy duvet is a must, and this striped set is such a bargain. Reviews say it feels super soft and luxurious.
Herringbone throw, £19.50, Marks & Spencer
Every uni room needs a throw and we love this one from M&S. It would go with pretty much any decor.
Finn simple table lamp, £25, Marks & Spencer
They also have this gorgeous desk lamp that comes in pink or black.
Twelve South ParcSlope II, £50.88, Amazon
If you need something to convince you to get to work at your desk, this sleek, bestselling laptop stand from Twelve South will hold your MacBook or iPad at the perfect neck-friendly angle, all while increasing the airflow around your device.
Academic planner, £21.25, Papier
How cute is this academic planner from Papier? Made specifically with uni in mind, it includes both weekly and monthly overviews and runs from August 2022 - July 2023.
Waterman Expert ballpoint pen, £79, Pen Heaven
Invest in a pen that can take you through all three years. This Waterman can be customised with your initials so everyone will know it's yours.
Rose gold pen pot, £8.50, John Lewis
Keep your desk tidy with this rose gold pen pot from John Lewis. You'll also find a matching tablet holder and bookends.
Rocketbook Academic Planner, £39.99, Amazon
You've probably seen Rocketbook's genius academic planner all over TikTok. Write your notes on the synthetic paper with the Pilot FriXion pen then use the Rocketbook App to upload them to your phone, tablet or laptop. The planner can be wiped clean and used infinite times.
Always Pan, £125, Our Place
The Always Pan from Our Place is a cult favourite for good reason. Designed to replace eight pieces of cookware with one pan, you'll be rustling up much more than your standard beans on toast. It comes in 10 stylish shades, too.
AstroAI mini fridge, was £51.99 now £40.99, Amazon
Keep any food and drink you don't want to go missing in this mini fridge - which currently has 20% off. Or just use it to store beauty products. A cold face mask goes a long way on a hangover.
Russell Hobbs 3-in-1 panini press, £53.44, Amazon
You'll be everyone's favourite uni housemate for bringing this panini maker with you. The perfect pre and post-night out snack.
Breville Toastie Maker, from £21.50, Amazon
Or go for this Breville Toastie maker which is currently on sale.
Russell Hobbs digital microwave, was £119.99 now £82.99, Amazon
Lots of uni houses don't come with a microwave and they're a must-have when you're a student. Luckily, this one from Russell Hobbs has 30% off on Amazon.
Breville Blend Active personal blender, was £29.99 now £18, Amazon
Smoothies are a super easy way to get your five-a-day while you're at uni. This Breville blender includes a container which you can take with you to lectures, and it's on sale with 40% off.
Thermos Stainless King Food Flask, was £27.99 now £21.46, Amazon
Or if you prefer a hot lunch, invest in a thermos flask. 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 set, £39.95, Marks & Spencer
M&S has this stylish 12-piece matte black and white tableware set that will see you through all three years.
Ceramic mugs, £12.50 each, Oliver Bonas
Oliver Bonas has a gorgeous selection of ceramic mugs with geometric patterns and gold hardware - you'll want them all.
Set of 4 rainbow wine glasses, £15, Marks & Spencer
Top tip? Take plastic wine glasses so you don't have to worry about anyone smashing them.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 wireless speaker, £89.99, Amazon
Waterproof and drop-proof, this portable speaker was made for a uni house. Plus, it has an impressive bassy sound.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, £79, Urban Outfitters
Because the best way to decorate your uni house is with lots of polaroid party pictures.
Floral playing cards, £14.99, Liberty
You'll need playing cards for drinking games, so why not get some with a gorgeous design like these from Liberty? There are two decks in case one inevitably goes missing.
Outdoor solar lights, were £18.99 now £11.89, Amazon
If your uni house has a garden, these solar-powered lights are perfect for parties or just sitting outside during the early autumn nights.
Criacr essential oil aromatherapy diffuser, was £18.99 now £16.14, Amazon
Feel instantly more at home with this essential oils diffuser. Ideal for when you want to relax in your uni room.
Vanilla Cupcake Yankee Candle, was £24.99 now £20.10, Amazon
Or how about a vanilla-scented Yankee Candle? It burns for up to 150 hours and would also make a great addition to your bathroom.
ANYDAY light cotton bath towels, from £2, John Lewis
Of course, you'll want to start the year with some new fluffy towels.
Philips Azur steam iron, was £99.99 now £71.87, Amazon
Invest in a good iron now to see you through your uni years and beyond. This one from Philips has 30% off and more than 3,000 five-star reviews.
Minky retractable duo reel washing line, was £27.17 now £17, Amazon
If your uni house doesn't have a washing line, take this retractable one with you. It'll save you a fortune on electricity bills.
Blu Tack, £1, Amazon
From photos to to-do lists, Blu Tack is a household staple for sticking everything somewhere you can see it.
First aid kit, £20, Boots
Hopefully you won't need to use it, but a first aid kit is an essential for every uni house.
De'Longhi fan heater, was £41.99, Amazon
Uni houses can be freezing. If your housemates don't mind, take this as a backup in case the heating just doesn't cut it.
Tower Extension Lead, £20.99, Amazon
With eight plug sockets and three USB ports, you'll never be left with low battery again.
Shorty locker in mustard, £139, Urban Outfitters
For a unique but very handy room storage idea, how about one of these lockers from Urban Outfitters? They come in a whole range of colours.
Noah's Box 60+ piece student starter kit, £195, Amazon
Want to make it really easy? You'll save a whole lot of money if you invest in this uni starter kit. From kitchen to bedroom necessities, it has everything you need in one bundle.
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