It's tough to make suggestions without knowing what you want to do. I'm sure the "starter kits" come with stuff I'd never use. "Everybody" uses 10K resistors and 0.1uF capacitors!
And, everybody needs a breadboard. And, you'll probably want a multimeter. When something doesn't work as expected you'll need to check voltage or resistance. (and "continuity"). If cost is an issue a cheap meter is better than no meter. And, eventually you'll probably want to (or need to) solder, so a soldering iron, solder, flux, etc.
It's always a good idea to buy extra components. Most parts are cheap and you can end-up spending more on shipping than the actual parts. Then depending on what your plans are you want to by a resistor assortment and a capacitor assortment.
And buy from reliable suppliers. Don't buy from ebay or 3rd-party Amazon suppliers, etc. Try to avoid any sellers that don't give you the manufacturer's part number and a link to the manufacturer's datasheet. If you're here in the U.S., some "good suppliers" are Mouser & Digikey (industry distributers that also sell to hobbyists) or Jameco, SparkFun, Adafruit (who mostly sell to hobbyists).