Send them off to uni with these top 10 picks


It won’t be long before you’re sending the younger members of your troupe off to university. While they’re eagerly awaiting their brand new adventure, you may be feeling a little emotional at letting them go. Ease a little of that worry by making sure they have everything they need with this handy checklist. We’ve got tech gadgets, laundry, cooking, cleaning and more covered, so you can be sure your pride and joy will flourish in their first term…

Pack Mate 8 Piece Vacuum Bag Set

Ideal for packing up clothes and bedding to take with them on the ‘big move’, this eight-piece set features handy vacuum bags in a range of sizes that will drastically shrink down your car-load and save on space in modest student accommodation.

Apple iPhone 8 with Case & 2 Year Tech Support

Make sure they stay in touch with a top of the range phone, boasting all the features you’d expect from Apple. As well as making calls and texts, they’ll be able to video call you with FaceTime, respond to emails, play games (ahem, we mean consult lecture schedules) and so much more. The Tempered Glass screen protector also helps to shield it from any knocks or bumps.

Apple MacBook Air 13  with Intel Core i5 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM & 2yr Tech Support

Sleek, slim and lightweight, this MacBook model is the ultimate in portability – perfect for taking to lectures and seminars. The powerful operating system speeds through intensive applications, while the crystal clear screen is fantastic for watching movies after class.

Safemore Surge Protection 8 Way Plug Extender w/ 4 USB Charging Ports

From charging phones and laptops to powering games consoles and blow-drying hair, there’s a lot that needs to be plugged in. Make sure they’re safe with this upright plug extender with comprehensive surge protection; there’s space for eight plugs and four USB charging points.

Ecoegg 720 Washes Laundry Egg

You won’t stand for them bringing home their washing in the holidays – and neither will we! These hypoallergenic pellets are the cost-effective way to tackle laundry, offering 720 washes from this one kit alone. They’re also a more natural alternative, achieving impressive results without the use of chemical-laden washing powder or liquid.

Gtech AirRam Mk2 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Student digs need never be a nightmare with this impressive cordless cleaner. It glides effortlessly from carpet to hard-flooring without the need to change any settings and boasts impressive suction. Pizza crumbs, dust bunnies and make-up spills are no match for this mighty machine!

Cozee Home Plain Dye Fleece 3 Piece Duvet Set

When money’s tight, the first thing that’s sacrificed is the heating. Keep the shivers at bay and make sure they manage a good night’s sleep with this three-piece duvet set. Made from a cosy, easy-care fleece fabric, they’ll be snuggled up and nodding off in no time.

Turbie Twist Set of 3 Hair Towels

Perfect for post-shower make-up application, keeping hair away from their face when getting ready, and lots more, these Turbie Twist towels are a bathroom essential… just make sure eagle-eyed housemates don’t go pinching!

Lock & Lock 8 Piece Round Nestable Containers

Best-case scenario, your little angels are making nutritious, home-cooked meals every day; worst-case scenario they’re frequent visitors to the local Chinese takeaway place. Whichever way they’re getting fed, this eight-piece set of containers are brilliant for storing leftovers and taking into university the next day (whether it’s salad or chicken chow mein). Their nestable design also make them perfect for fitting into shared kitchen cupboards.

Morphy Richards 20 Litre Microwave

This one appliance is the mainstay of any student kitchen. Baked beans? Cook them in the microwave. Scrambled eggs? Cook them in the microwave. Last night’s pepperoni pizza… that’s right, the microwave. The 20L Accents model from Morphy Richards offers contemporary style with five power settings, eight preset programs, a clever timer start function, plus a clear and easy-to-use digital display. Ding! Dinner’s ready!

Have any more top suggestions for sending loved ones away to university this autumn? Leave us a comment below!

Don’t forget to check out our Off to University feature online, where you’ll find plenty more inspiration and fantastic products.

1 Comment

  1. Hazel Crichton September 23, 2018 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    My granddaughter is going to university next September(2019) and I want to find a personal alarm for her. Not a one off use, but one that is battery and can be charged or a least last for a few uses. Hopefully of course she wont need to use it. Better safe that sorry though. It has to be as well a reasonable cost.

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