Grab these 10 uni essentials at the Argos summer sale

Off to uni this September? Pick up budget friendly student essentials as part of the Argos summer clearance. Prices start as low as £3...

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Are you – or your child – off to uni this September? With results day looming (you probably didn't need reminding) there's never been a better time to start thinking about everything you'll need to take with you.

Picking up the uni essentials can be pricey, so when we spotted a whole bunch of student essentials scattered amongst the Argos sale, we couldn't wait to share them with you. Bedding, kitchen essentials, storage solutions (for your inevitably tiny halls bedroom)... we've covered all of the essentials. And with prices starting as low as £3.99 – yes, really – it's down to you to make sure you don't miss out.

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Shop our top 10 picks below, then head over to the Argos Clearance Sale (opens in new tab) for more budget friendly student essentials.

Slumberdown Everyday Essentials Pillows | was £11, now £6.99 (opens in new tab)

You'll most likely need to take your own bedding to uni and at £6.99 for a pair, it doesn't get much better than this discounted set.

Argos Home Anti-Allergy Duvet | was £18, now £11.99 (opens in new tab)
Much like you'll need a couple of pillows, you'll also need a duvet. At just £11.99 for a single 10.5 tog (which'll keep you warm in chilly halls), it doesn't get much more affordable than this.

Argos Home Ditsy Floral Bedding Set |was £16, now £4.80 (opens in new tab)
Now you've got your duvet and pillows sorted, you'll need a duvet cover. This dove grey number will go with pretty much any (dodgy) colour scheme.

Argos Home Nomad Bobble Cushion |was £16, now £4.80 (opens in new tab)
Transform your bedroom into a boudoir with the addition of some super stylish cushions. We love the boho feel of this discounted design.

Cookworks 2 Portion Panini Grill | was £18.99, now £7.99 (opens in new tab)
Cheese, vegan cheese, tuna, chocolate, tomatoes, or whatever your filling of choice, panini are perfect for lunch, dinner, or post night out snacks. And for less than £8 for this machine, we couldn't resist including it in our round up.

Argos Home Set of 3 Stockholm Bowls | was £16, now £4.80 (opens in new tab)
You'll need something to eat out of and we can't get enough of this funky set.

Argos Home Clothes Airer | was £25, now £16.65 (opens in new tab)
Tumble drying is expensive and you'll likely want to spend what cash you do have on nights out, so we'd recommend picking up a clothes airer.

Addis 10 Piece Kitchen Storage Set | was £20, now £13.32 (opens in new tab)
Preparing food in bulk – think spag bol, chilli and the like – is an easy way to save money on food. And once you've made all that lovely grub, you'll need something to store it in. These containers totally fit the bill.

Argos Home Stainless Steel Milk Frother | was £6, now £3 (opens in new tab)
Grown accustomed to your parent's fancy coffee machine? Likely they won't let you take it to uni (and buying coffee every day is expensive) so this little gadget could just be your salvation.

Argos Home Double Mount Frames | was £13, now £3.90 (opens in new tab)

Adding photos to your room is one of the easiest ways to make it feel a bit more like you. Pick this pair up for less than £4 and fill pics of you Mum, Dad, friends, dog or whatever you fancy.

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to join the police force but continues to love a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.