Amazon Prime Day 2022: College, High School and Home Deals (UPDATE)

Amazon Prime Day continues through tonight, July 13 at 11:59PM PT

It’s a great time to buy things you’ve had your eye on for yourself and to pick up some of the basics or extras for your college student’s dorm or apt. We will add to this list, so come back often to check on other great things we’ve found. 

If you are not already a member of Prime, learn about all the benefits of Prime membership and the Amazon Prime Student 6-Month Trial for your college student. There are many other perks with the Prime Student account, such as SIX months of FREE LinkedIn Premium, FREE food delivery at GrubHub, discounts on travel and entertainment, and deals specifically for college students.

BTW, Grown and Flown has our own Amazon store, and we have stocked it with hundreds of suggestions that the G&F community has given us for great dorm shopping, college care package ideas, gifts for teens (boys and girls), and Recommendation Sunday suggestions from our Grown and Flown community.

Amazon Prime Day deals

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IKEA Frakta Bag Set 

Now is the time if you have not already gotten your IKEA Frakta bags for move-in day. They are lightweight, durable, and fold flat for easy storing. The bags are invaluable for moving into and out of dorms or apartments and can be used as under-bed storage. Save 22% on a set of 4.

Ikea Blue bags


These wildly popular fans are perfect for stuffy and sweltering dorm rooms. They are available in many different sizes and colors; some come with remote controls, so look at the options before choosing one for your student — discounts from 15%.

woo zoo

Dorm Bed Shelf

Many dorms don’t have a bedside table, so a bedside shelf is handy for storing water, chapstick, tissues, a phone, etc. Save 22%. 

dorm bed shelf with blue mug

Anker Portable Charger

A portable charger is essential for long days on campus. This one powers an iPhone 12 to 50% in 30 minutes. Compatible with iPhone 13/12/11/Mini/Pro/Pro Max/XR/XS, Pixel 4/4XL, iPad Mini, Samsung, and more. Save 50%.

Anker charger

Keurig Mini Coffee Maker

If your teen’s dorm room allows them to have a coffee maker, this is the one to get. The Keurig Mini is slim enough for a dorm room and would give your student a way to get a coffee without seeking a more expensive Starbucks. Save $40.

Keurig mini

Storage Bins

Plastic bins are a must-have for your student and are available in all shapes and sizes. Students need them to store extra bedding, toiletries, or winter clothes under their beds. They’re also perfect for any household storage needs, and the clear ones make it much easier to keep track of what’s inside. Save 15%.

storage bins

Dimmable Desk Lamp 

Illumination in dorm rooms is AWFUL, and if the school doesn’t provide a desk lamp, here is a very popular one for your student. It has a wireless charger and USB port, plus there are different light settings so they can find what works best for the — day or night. Save 25%.

desk lamp

Surge Protector

Surge protectors will protect expensive electronics from a power surge, and they also have multiple outlets and USB ports for all the electronics your teen uses. Many older dorms do not have enough outlets, and surge protectors are preferred over extension cords which are often prohibited. Save 10%. 

surge protector

Cuisinart Electric Kettle

There are dozens and dozens of electric kettles on the market, but this one gets the top ratings. This is the one I have; it boils incredibly quickly and holds a high temperature for a long time. An electric kettle could help make tea, hot chocolate, instant coffee, oatmeal, or Ramen noodles if allowed in a dorm. Save 28%.

Echo Dot (4th Gen)

If you want to try one of these incredible Alexa devices, now is the time as the price on the 4th generation model is less than $20. Save 60%.

Here is where you can find all Amazon devices discounted during Prime Day.

Echo Dot 4th gen

Phillips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush

This is one of the most highly-rated electric toothbrushes and has some helpful features, including a 2-minute timer to let you know you have been brushing an adequate amount of time and a brush head replacement reminder. Save $40.

phillips sonic care 400

JBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This mini speaker is perfect for throwing in a backpack or bag for great-sounding music with 5 hours of playtime. It comes in many cute colors and is now 40% off.

JBL mini

JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The larger JBL speaker is also waterproof and has 12 hours of playtime. Available in loads of colors, this makes an excellent gift for anyone. 23% off.

Grown and Flown Book

I just noticed that our book is discounted with a coupon. Lots of great advice for parents of teens with expert info on how to take your teen to college and get used to the new relationship with your much more independent adult.

Grown and Flown paperback

Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

If your teen or young adult is in an apartment, they need a vacuum cleaner, and this rechargeable one from Shark might be the perfect one. It has HEPA filtration and works exceptionally well with pet hair. Save $120.

Shark vacum

iRoomba Robot Vacum

if you are considering getting a Roomba, this is a great time to do it. This one is the 692, which brings excellent ratings and works well on carpet or a hard floor. Save $120.


Kindle Paperwhite Reader

Amazon is discounting the Kindle e-readers, and you can get great deals depending on what model you choose and what comes bundled with it. This is their bestseller, but shop around and pick the one with your desired features. This one is discounted by $7.


Apple AirPod Pros

You will never want to use your phone to listen to music, a podcast, or have a conversation without your AirPods once you realize how incredible the sound is and how convenient it is to use these compact devices. They also have noise-canceling qualities, which can be very important for college students living in noisy dorms with noisy roommates. Save $75.

AirPods Pro

Apple Watch Series 7

This newest version of the Apple Watch features powerful health innovations like sensors and apps to measure your blood oxygen and take an ECG. Additionally, you can send a text, make a call, listen to music and podcasts, and use Siri. This is a great time to buy an Apple Watch; the discounts vary with the watch size and the band choice. Save $115 on this one!

Apple Watch

Bed Rest Pillow

A bed rest pillow makes sitting up or doing homework in bed much more comfortable. This one is available in 8 colors and is made from memory foam. Save $24 plus an extra 5% with a coupon.

bed rest pillow

Revlon Hair Dryer/Styler

This is a top Grown and Flown favorite! This hair dryer makes styling hair faster and more effective than a conventional dryer and brush. Save 21%.

Revlon hair dryer

Coway Air Purifier

This is the top-rated air purifier, and if you’ve wanted to get one for your teen or your own home, this is an excellent time to buy. It comes with a HEPA filter and weighs 13 pounds. Save $84 on the white one.

Conway air purifier

Levoit Mini Air Purifier

Another very popular brand of air purifier, Levoit, now makes a mini model that might be an even better size for a dorm. Save 15%.


Lucid Mattress Topper Twin XL

We will be watching this super-popular mattress topper for steeper discounts — now it is only 2% — but it was our #1 item sold during Amazon Prime Day last year.

mattress topper

AllerEase Mattress Protector Twin XL

Dorm beds and dorm rooms quickly get dusty, and having a mattress cover that can be placed over the mattress AND topper means your teen will have the best chance to sleep in a bed that is protected against allergens and bedbugs. Waterproof, too. Save 24%.

Allerease mattress encasement

Towel Set

Every college student needs towels and washcloths. This towel set includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths  — everything your student will need. These are made from 100% Turkish cotton and are available in 16 colors. Save 45%. 


Colonel Popcorn Popper

A microwave popper is great for movie nights. This microwave popper is reusable, durable, and portable — it can be stored at just 2 inches tall. Available in several colors. Save 15%

microwave popcorn popper

iPhone Case

A durable phone case is crucial for high school and college students because phones often get dropped accidentally. This case offers protection for an expensive phone, is clear, shock-proof, and even offers camera protection. Save 16%.

phone case

Vitamix Blender

if you have ever wanted to buy a Vitamix blender, now is the time as they’re discounted by 26%, and you can save $15. They get excellent reviews.


Ninja Air Fryer

An air fryer is ideal for making french fries, bacon, vegetables, and more. This one offers a wide temperature range from 105 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has dishwasher-safe parts, making it easy to clean. Save 26%. 

air fryer

Toshiba Microwave

If your teen or young adult is moving into an apartment, a compact microwave might be a welcome addition to a small-ish kitchen. Save $20.


Instant Pot Mini, 3 Qt

Another popular smaller appliance is the Instant Pot Duo Plus Mini in a three qt size. Instant Pot can be a transformative way to cook a wide variety of dishes more quickly than in a conventional oven. Save $20.

instant pot

Bose Wireless Soundlink Headphones

Headphones are important for living with roommates in college, so you can watch videos or listen to music without bothering the other person. These have Bluetooth connectivity and up to 15 hours of playtime. Save 29% ($67).

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones

If you want top-rated headphones with excellent noise-cancellation qualities, the Bose 700 is also on sale; save 29% ($110.)

Your teen will appreciate having a good set of earphones in the dorm.

bose headphones

UGG Slipper

Slippers are ideal for walking around inside the dorms or an apartment. These lively-colored ones are made from sheepskin and have a rubber sole. Save $50 plus an extra 15% coupon —lots of other colors available.

UGG slipper

Big Hair Clips 

These hair clips are super popular among teens and young adults. They are trendy, stylish, and straightforward to use. Save 29%.

hair clip

Carhartt Backpack

Do you have a teen who LOVES Carhartt and could use a new backpack? This versatile backpack for work or school includes a 15-inch laptop sleeve and tablet space. It is also water repellent and has a zippered exterior organization compartment for smaller items. Save 16%. 

Carhartt backpack

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

This has always been a very popular lip treatment to give as a gift to our teen daughters or ourselves! Save 36%.

lip treatment

23 and Me health + Ancestry Kit

I gave my teens (at the time) one of these kits for Christmas gifts, and the three of us found it very interesting to compare the results. I have even seen a long-lost 2nd cousin through 23 and Me. This is a great time to buy it — save $100.

23 and me DNA plus health

Target Deal Days

Target has already discounted college merchandise by 25% and has announced Target Deal Days July 11-13. 

About Grown and Flown

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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