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36 uni essentials to shop this September

Head off to university fully prepared with these must-have buys...

Hollie Brotherton

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 this September, with lots of limited-time discounts...

Laundry-basket

DOKEHOM laundry basket bag, £11.99, Amazon

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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?), plus it's collapsible for easy storage.

Amazon-duvet

High Living duvet cover set, was £24.95 now £18.95, Amazon

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

Silent-night-pillows

Silent Night deep sleep pillows, £12.99, Amazon

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

Marks-and-spencer-throw

Herringbone throw, £19.50, Marks & Spencer

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

Marks-spencer-bedside-lamp

Finn simple table lamp, £25, Marks & Spencer

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

John-Lewis-pen-holder

Rose gold pen pot, £8.50, John Lewis

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Keep your desk tidy with this rose gold pen pot from John Lewis. You'll also find a matching tablet holder and bookends.

Moleskine-diary

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

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

Blu-tack

Blu Tack, 90p, Amazon

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From photos to to-do lists, Blu Tack is a household staple for sticking everything somewhere you can see it.

Airpods-pro

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

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From studying in halls to walking to class, we guarantee you'll be using these noise-cancelling Apple Airpods constantly. Get them on Amazon now with almost 30% off.

Mini-fridge-uni

AstroAI mini fridge, was £51.99 now £29.99, Amazon

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Keep any food and drink you don't want to go missing in this mini fridge - which currently has 40% off. Or just use it to store beauty products. A cold face mask goes a long way on a hangover.

Russell-Hobbs

Russell Hobbs 3-in-1 panini press, was £49.99 now £36.96, Amazon

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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

Breville Toastie Maker, was £40.99 now £27.99, Amazon

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Or go for this Breville Toastie maker with almost 50% off.

tefal-pans

Tefal Aluminium frying pan set, £27.95, Amazon

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A non-stick frying pan is a uni house essential and right now you can get two Tefals for less than £28. Snap them up quick.

Russell-Hobbs-microwave

Russell Hobbs digital microwave, was £119.99 now £67.97, Amazon

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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 almost 50% off on Amazon.

Washing-rack

SMHOUSE aluminum dish drying rack, £25.99, Amazon

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It's the little things that will make your life easier at uni, like this rust-proof dish drying rack. 

Blender

Breville Blend Active personal blender, was £29.99 now £19.99, Amazon

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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 30% off.

Thermos-flask

Thermos Stainless 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 flask. It's durable, easy to clean and will keep your food at the right temperature for up to 12 hours.

Marks-and-spencer-tableware

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

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M&S has this stylish 12-piece matte black and white tableware set that's affordable and will see you through all three years.

Oliver-Bonas-mugs

Ceramic mugs, £12.50 each, Oliver Bonas

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Oliver Bonas has a selection of gorgeous ceramic mugs with geometric patterns and gold hardware - you'll want them all. 

Marks-and-spencer-glasses

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

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Top tip? Take plastic wine glasses so you don't have to worry about anyone smashing them. 

Wonder-boom

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

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Waterproof and drop-proof, this portable speaker was made for a uni house. Plus, it has an impressive bassy sound.

Polaroid-camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, £79, Urban Outfitters

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Because the best way to decorate your uni house is with lots of polaroid party pictures.

Liberty-playing-cards

Maxine playing cards, £15.99, Urban Outfitters

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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.

Solar-outdoor-lights

Outdoor solar lights, was £18.99 now £10.41, Amazon

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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-diffuser

Criacr essential oil aromatherapy diffuser, was £18.99 now £14.44, Amazon

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Feel instantly more at home with this essential oils diffuser. Ideal for when you want to relax in your uni 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 for up to 150 hours and would also make a great addition to your bathroom.

Matalan-bathroom-storage

Rope bathroom drawers, £30, Matalan

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When you have a shared bathroom, storage like this is a must-have. Matalan's drawer set is compact so it'll fit in even the smallest spaces.

John-Lewis-towels

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

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Of course, you'll 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 uni years and beyond. This one from Philips has a huge 50% off and more than 3,000 five-star reviews.

minky-washing-line

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

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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.

Boots-first-aid-kit

First aid kit, £20, Boots

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Hopefully you won't need to use it, but a first aid kit is an essential for every uni house. 

Delonghi-heater

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

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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.

Plug-adapter

Tower Extension Lead, £20.99, Amazon

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With eight plug sockets and three USB ports, you'll never be left with low battery again.

Locker-storage

Shorty locker in mustard, £116, Urban Outfitters

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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.

Kitchen-essentials-amazon

Noah's Box 60+ piece student starter kit, £195, Amazon

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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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