6 home essentials I recommend picking up in the Prime Day sale before it ends

Longing for an Amazon Prime Day deal but don't need any big tech? Check out these useful little bits – with great prices!

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While the all the talk of Amazon Prime Day deals focuses on big ticket items with heavy discounts, they aren't the only items worth picking up. Snagging a few home essentials for cheap is just as much of the fun. Sure, it may not be as glamorous or thrilling as an iPhone 14 Pro Max, but stocking up on useful items for less is just as handy.

There are some great bits to get hold of, too. Read on for a selection of some of our favourites.

Amazon Smart Plug:  was £24.99

Amazon Smart Plug: was £24.99, now £12.99 at Amazon
Save £12 on an Amazon Smart Plug in the Prime Day sale. This device allows you to make any device in your home a smart device. Plug the kettle in, for example, and ask Alexa to turn it on ready for when you get home.

Amazon Basics AAA Rechargeable Batteries:  was £6.85

Amazon Basics AAA Rechargeable Batteries: was £6.85, now £5.66 at Amazon
Sick of needing a battery and never having one around? Rechargeable batteries are your friend! This pack of 8 AAA units gets a gentle price drop and should be useful for those annoying gadgets that always die when there isn't a spare lying around.

Worldwide Travel Adapter:  was £29.99

Worldwide Travel Adapter: was £29.99, now £23.99 at Amazon
Save £6 on a Worldwide Travel Adapter in the Prime Day sale. This is one of the most useful accessories I've ever bought. If you travel a lot, it can be an arduous task keeping track of different adapters. This gets rid of all the hassle, and offers a load of connection options to boot.

Amazon Basics Braided HDMI Cable:  was £6.92

Amazon Basics Braided HDMI Cable: was £6.92, now £4.38 at Amazon
Snagged a new TV in the sale? You'll need a HDMI cable to keep it linked up with your other devices. There are loads of options at varying price points, but if you just fancy a cheap and cheerful one, this Amazon Basics HDMI Cable will do the job.

Aioneus 40W 4-Port USB C Fast Charger:  was £19.99

Aioneus 40W 4-Port USB C Fast Charger: was £19.99, now £11.89 at Amazon
Save £8.10 on this fast charging plug in the Amazon Prime Day sale. Complete with two USB-C and two USB-A ports, this plug is capable of keeping multiple devices topped up at the same time. It's earned a 4.5-star rating on the site too – a testament to a worthy purchase.

Amazon Basics 73-Piece Screwdriver Set:  was £11.91

Amazon Basics 73-Piece Screwdriver Set: was £11.91, now £10 at Amazon
Every home needs a screwdriver set. It's perfect for odd jobs and quick fixes. This set contains every type you could ever need, as well as a few you might not! The wrench heads are really handy to have around, too. Over 5,000 users gave it 4.6 stars on Amazon, showing just how good this £10 buy is.

When does Amazon Prime Day end?

Amazon Prime Day ends at midnight on the 12th of July. At the time of writing, that means there's a little under eleven hours left to pick up on the best bargains. 

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.