4 Amazon Prime Day essentials deals you don't want to miss

Exciting deals on very boring (but useful) products, courtesy of Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day essentials
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There are plenty of exciting discounts on as part of the Amazon Prime Day deals event. You can pick up a cheap coffee machine (opens in new tab), a bargain smart speaker (opens in new tab), or waltz away with a great quality new mattress (opens in new tab) for a fraction of its usual price. But if you're just buying cool, hi-tech products, you're missing a trick. 

There are some ridiculous bargains on some very boring, but sadly essential, products too. First, sign up for a FREE Amazon Prime trial (opens in new tab) (or pat yourself on the back if you're already a member). Next read on for our pick of the best essentials Prime Deals today – stock up, save and feel smug for being so organised and sensible.

Finish Dishwasher tablets | Was £26 | Now £10.49 | 60% off (opens in new tab)

Finish Dishwasher tablets | Was £26 | Now £10.49 | 60% off (opens in new tab)
Get £15 off Finish Powerball All-inOne Max dishwasher tables in this excellent Prime Day essentials deal. This bumper pack of 110 tabs will have you sorted for months of washing.

Duracell batteries | Up to 50% off at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Duracell batteries | Up to 50% off at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Keep toys, remote controls, and er... wall clocks all juiced up with all the batteries you could ever dream of.  There's all shapes and sizes on sale for a big discount this Amazon Prime Day.

Dettol wipes (6 pack) | Was £36 | Now £14.99 | 58% off (opens in new tab)

Dettol wipes (6 pack) | Was £36 | Now £14.99 | 58% off (opens in new tab)
There's a pandemic on, you know. Get your home/office/anywhere else squeaky clean and virus-free with this bulk multipack of Dettol antibac wipes. There's 756 wipes across 6 value packs, which should last you a while.

Celebrations bulk box | Was £20.70 | Now £12.99 | 37% off (opens in new tab)

Celebrations bulk box | Was £20.70 | Now £12.99 | 37% off (opens in new tab)
You might feel that a 2.4kg box of chocolates is not essential, but you won't regret this bargain treats box come Christmas. And it's really incredibly cheap when you break it down.

Amazon Prime Day alternative sales

  • Argos.co.uk  (opens in new tab)– cheap Lego, toys, phones and more
  • AO.com (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– huge sale on electrical appliances
  • Currys.co.uk (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– clearance sale is live now
  • Dell.co.uk (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– big savings on laptops and desktop PCs
  • eBay.co.uk (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– knock-down prices and voucher codes
  • Very.co.uk (opens in new tab)  – deals on electricals, fashion and home
  • Lovehoney.co.uk (opens in new tab) – discounted sex toys and lingerie
  • Goldsmiths.co.uk (opens in new tab) – savings on watches and jewellery
  • John Lewis (opens in new tab) – great savings plus the John Lewis guarantee
  • Le Creuset (opens in new tab) – premium cookware gets tasty discounts
  • Nike (opens in new tab)  – new sneakers at sneaky low prices
  • ASOS (opens in new tab) – big savings on clothes
  • Schuh (opens in new tab) – save big on shoes, boots and trainers
  • The White Company (opens in new tab) – quality bedding at reduced prices
  • Simba (opens in new tab) – save big on mattresses and sleep bundles

Ruth is currently on secondment as Sleep Editor for Tom's Guide and TechRadar. The role is an extension of her work on T3, where she ran the site's Wellness channel, which includes sleep, relaxation, yoga and general wellbeing. She was also Outdoors editor, reviewing and writing about everything from camping gear and hiking boots to mountain bikes, drones and paddle boards. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy, for fear of getting smothered in the night.