Amazon Prime Day is the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts — here are 10 of our favourites

Kayla Kuefler
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Save almost 40% on What Do You Meme? with this Amazon Prime Day deal (Photo via Amazon)
Save almost 40% on What Do You Meme? with this Amazon Prime Day deal (Photo via Amazon)

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It's true; we're those people; the ones buying their holiday gifts two weeks into October. And we’re not the only ones — numerous reports show that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shoppers are picking up their holiday gifts earlier than ever this year.

If you’re looking to save big, check out Amazon Prime Day — Amazon’s two day shopping extravaganza exclusively for Prime members is on now.

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Save site-wide on books, electronics, beauty must-haves, and more. And for the early holiday shoppers among us, we've rounded up the 10 best gifts you can buy right now at a major discount. Save $130 on Bose noise-cancelling headphones, $40 on Polaroid instant cameras, and more than 60% off smart speakers. What are you waiting for? The clock is ticking, people!

Kindle Essentials Bundle

Kindle Essentials Bundle in Cobalt Blue (Photo via Amazon)
Kindle Essentials Bundle in Cobalt Blue (Photo via Amazon)

Get a head-start on your holiday shopping and save $65 on this exclusive Prime deal. The Kindle Essentials bundle includes the all-new Kindle reader with a built-in adjustable front light, fabric cover, and power adaptor. The adjustable light mimics real paper and allows for easy reading both indoors and outdoors. Get instant access to millions of books and enjoy the free titles available with Prime Reading for Amazon Prime members.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $115 (originally $180)

23andMe DNA & Ancestry Kit

23andMe DNA & Ancestry Kit (Photo via Amazon)
23andMe DNA & Ancestry Kit (Photo via Amazon)

For a unique and memorable gift idea, check out 23andMe's health and ancestry kit. The DNA testing kit allows its user to discover health predispositions, ancestry composition, and individual traits, like taste and smell preferences. Learn how genetics can influence your chances of developing certain health conditions and why you prefer certain foods or dislike particular sounds. Save 50% off the 23andMe kit for a gift they won't forget.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $124 (originally $249)

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker in Oasis (Photo via Amazon)
Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker in Oasis (Photo via Amazon)

Get the convenience of Keurig in a countertop-friendly size. Barely wider than your coffee cup, Keurig's K-Mini Coffee Maker is the perfect size for small studios, dorm rooms, and cluttered countertops. The K-Mini has a one-cup reservoir and fits all your favourite k-cup pods.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $48 (originally $78)

What Do You Meme? Party Game

What Do You Meme? Party Game (Photo via Amazon)
What Do You Meme? Party Game (Photo via Amazon)

'There were tears and hyperventilation!' according to one promising What Do You Meme? review. Bring something new to your holiday dinner table and compete with your friends and family to create the funniest, most cringe-worthy memes. Normally $39.99, you can grab this adults-only party game for $24.45 as a Prime Day exclusive.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $24 (originally $40)

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones (Photo via Amazon)
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones (Photo via Amazon)

Bose's noise-cancelling wireless headphones have earned more than 20,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, so you know they're a hot-ticket holiday buy. Save $130 on the QuietComfort 35 (Series II) headphones with Alexa voice control. "They completely take out any ambient noise with the option of changing noise cancelling levels," according to one reviewer."Basically, [the] noise cancelling is amazing."

SHOP IT: Amazon, $269 (originally $399)

The Oh She Glows Cookbook

The Oh She Glows Cookbook (Photo via Amazon)
The Oh She Glows Cookbook (Photo via Amazon)

From the author of one of the most popular vegan food blogs on the internet, The Oh She Glows Cookbook is an award-winning vegan cookbook with delicious and eco-friendly recipes like chocolate espresso torte, Tex Mex casserole, and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars. Perfect for the at-home chef or vegan-curious, save almost 60% on the soon-to-be family favourite.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $13 (originally $32)

Polaroid Originals Onestep2 VF

Polaroid Originals Onestep2 VF in Festive Red (Photo via Amazon)
Polaroid Originals Onestep2 VF in Festive Red (Photo via Amazon)

Save an extra 25% on this cool Prime Day deal. A perfect holiday gift for people of all ages, the iconic Polaroid camera has been reimagined for modern-day photographers. The Polaroid Onestep2 camera includes a self-timer function, 60-day battery life, and high quality, fix-focus lens. The Prime Day deal doesn't include film, so remember to pick some up at check-out.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $107 (originally $120)

Dr. Martens Women's 1460 Boots

Dr. Martens Women's 1460 Boots in Black Nappa Leather (Photo via Amazon)
Dr. Martens Women's 1460 Boots in Black Nappa Leather (Photo via Amazon)

Give the gift of combat boots this holiday season with Dr. Martens eternally cool 1460 boots. The classic Dr. Martens' style is Canadian winter-friendly, built with a slip-resistant sole. "Love love my Dr. Martens," writes one reviewer, "One of the best boots in boot history. Well made, great quality and original.. built to last forever..very happy."

SHOP IT: Amazon, $187

Echo Dot Smart Speaker

Echo Dot Smart Speaker in Charcoal (Photo via Amazon)
Echo Dot Smart Speaker in Charcoal (Photo via Amazon)

If you have yet to be persuaded to buy a smart speaker, let us be the first to tell you: it's a game-changer. Voice control your music, listen to audiobooks, check the weather, and read the news on the 3rd generation Echo Dot. Amazon Prime users can save a whopping 64% and choose between four stylish colours for their new smart speaker.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $25 (originally $70)

KIPOZI One Inch Hair Straightener

KIPOZI One Inch Hair Straightener in Rose Gold (Photo via Amazon)
KIPOZI One Inch Hair Straightener in Rose Gold (Photo via Amazon)

Save 20% on the Amazon's Choice flat iron for your near-and-dear this gifting season. The hair straightener has a range of 170℉ to 450℉ and takes only seconds to heat up. "Don’t waste $100+ on salon quality. This works amazing," writes one reviewer. "No pulling, glides easy, heats quickly and high temps for us ladies with wild frizzy curls."

SHOP IT: Amazon, $34 (originally $43)