These 30 Future-Proof Gift Ideas Are on Sale Right Now Ahead of Amazon Prime Day

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Fact: There’s nothing worse than realizing an important birthday, holiday, anniversary, or milestone snuck up on you. Like, it’s a mere few days away and you haven’t given it an ounce of thought. Not cute. But don’t be too hard on yourself—we’ve all been there. Instead, learn from it by shopping for future-proof gifts while they’re on sale during Prime Day (so you’ll be prepped and ready with birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, and more for those dates that always seem to creep up).

Our trusty friend Amazon is always here to help when you’re in a pinch, and ICYMI, Amazon Prime Day is coming up. Tons of early Prime Day deals have already started, so not only can you go from zero to hero in less than 48 hours’ time, you can also save some major cash while you’re at it (we love our besties and S.O.’s but let’s be honest, gift shopping can get v expensive v fast). This is a win-win scenario if we’ve ever seen one.

From some of our fave Amazon fashion and beauty deals to a treasure trove of cute home deals and kitchen must-haves (think: air fryers and Le Creuset cookware), plus things they never knew they needed like exfoliating mittens or a plant propagation station, there’s something for literally anyone on your shopping list on sale for Prime Day right now. For the forward planners out there (can’t relate), there are also tons of Amazon Christmas gifts if you want to truly over-achieve during Prime Day. Ahead, shop all of these and more of our favorite Prime Day gifts.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is an annual shopping holiday that started in 2015 to commemorate Amazon’s 20th anniversary. Since then, the event has become Amazon’s biggest sale of the year, even bigger than Black Friday, with major discounts across all product categories. In other words, if you’ve got something on your shopping list, Amazon is probably selling it at a major discount during Prime Day.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Drum roll, please! Last week, Amazon announced in a press release that this year’s Prime Day will officially take place on Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13. Tons of early Prime Day deals—like those listed here—have already started. In the release, Amazon Prime vice president Jamil Ghani said the 48-hour savings event is set to include some of the best Prime Day deals ever (!!!!). So yeah, the countdown starts now. Keep scrolling to shop our picks, and bookmark this page to stay up to date on all things Prime Day 2022.

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These Super On-Sale AirPods

Apple AirPods Pro

Now 30% off

Amazon is pulling out all the stops year. We’re still weeks away from the official Prime Day sale, and AirPods are already 30% off (FYI: they were 20 % off for Prime Day last year, so there’s truly no time like the present to snag a pair).

This Luxe Candle

NEST Fragrances 3-Wick Scented Candle

Now 16% off

Any candle-lover will swoon over a three-wick one from Nest. The brand has one of the best throws of any candle we’ve tested (read: It’ll fill the whole room with scent). Plus Nest’s fragrances are simple and refreshing, making them perfect for gifting.

This Life-Changing Hair Styling Tool

REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Brush

Now 32% off

You know her, you love her, and your favorite person needs her in their life as well. (If you’re not familiar with the internet’s favorite Revlon tool yet, check out our in-depth review of the one-step hair dryer volumizer brush).

These Exfoliating Mittens

Seraphic Skincare Korean Exfoliating Mitts

Now 27% off

These exfoliating mittens are mind-blowingly effective. They’ll slough away dead skin in a single swipe, giving you spa-level exfoliation in the comfort of your own home for literally less than $10.

These Cozy Slippers

UGG Scuffette Slipper

Now 22% off

Can’t think of a single person who wouldn’t appreciate a fluffy pair of slippers.

This Smart Polaroid Camera

Mini Shot 3 Retro

Unlike other polaroids, this cute little camera gives you the choice to print or cancel after taking the shot, so you won’t waste printing sheets on an unflattering pic. It can also connect to any mobile device through Bluetooth to print straight from your phone’s photo gallery.

This Huge Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 7.25 qt.

Now 27% off

Any home cook you’re shopping for probably has a Le Creuset dutch oven on their wish list. Sales are few and far between, so if you’ve been on the hunt, now’s your moment—the family-size 7.25-quart version in classic red enameled cast iron is a whopping $120 off.

This Trendy Bracelet

Swarovski Evil Eye Bangle Bracelet

Now 12% off

Help them ward off all the bad vibes and negative energy with this evil eye bracelet. A little sparkle never hurts, either.

This Powerful Bluetooth Speaker

Bose SoundLink Portable Smart Speaker

Any music lover needs a Bluetooth speaker to take their fave playlist with them wherever they go. If you really want to impress, opt for this one from Bose.

These Comfy Pajamas

Eberjey Gisele Long Sleeve and Short PJ Set

This Chic Luggage

DELSEY Paris Chatelet Air Hardside Luggage

Now 16% off

Delsey Paris quickly became the fashion set’s choice of luggage after lockdown. The ultra-luxe suitcase features a scratch-resistant hard shell and leather accents on the outside and a removable hanger, laundry bag, shoe bags, and two large lined compartments on the inside. Plus it’s so lightweight.

This Affordable Silk Pillowcase

ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Now 40% off

Silk pillowcases protect hair from heat and friction through the night, but sometimes they can cost a pretty penny. This one by Zimasilk is a wopping 40% off for Prime Day. And if that seems too good to be true, it’s backed up by over 37,000 reviews.

This Plant Propagating Stand

XXXFLOWER Plant Terrarium with Wooden Stand

Now 54% off

Any plant parent would appreciate this handy little terrarium that will make propagating their babies so much easier.

This Enormous Blanket

Big Blanket Co. Original Stretch Blanket

Gone are the days of tugging and pulling and fighting over who gets more of the blanket—Big Blanket Co. is out here saving relationships and families, one giant blanket at a time.

These Heavenly Chocolates

Chuao Chocolatier Potato Chip & Milk Chocolate Mini Bars

Potato chip chocolates! Need we say more?

This Cult-Favorite Candle

Malin + Goetz Cannabis Candle

Now 33% off

This candle has a devoted fan base thanks to notes of citrus, sandalwood, and amber-patchouli that beautifully compliment the earthy, musky scent of cannabis.

This Profesh Nail Lamp

SUNUV LED Nail Dryer Lamp

Now 33% off

Snag this professional-grade nail dryer lamp for the DIY beauty queen in your life. You just might get a free mani as a thank you.

This Interactive Journal

Wreck This Journal: Now in Color

Now 40% off

This journal is anything but a normal notebook full of blank pages. It’s full of conceptual prompts (think: coloring, shredding, and spilling) designed to unleash your creativity.

This Sauna Blanket

REVIIV Far Infrared Sauna Blanket Pro

Now 20% off

At $399, this sauna blanket will give you unlimited access to infrared heat therapy at home for the same price as a few IRL sauna appointments.

These Crystal Wine Glasses

JoyJolt Layla White Wine Glasses, Set of 4

Now 44% off

“I have too many wine glasses,” said no one ever. This set is made of high-quality crystal, but they’re also super affordable, so you can consider it a win-win for you both.

This Cute Zebra Rug

Jonathan Adler Reversible Zebra Bathmat

Now 36% off

This cute zebra bathmat is perfect for the burgeoning interior decorator in your life. TBH, it could totally pass as a regular accent rug in any room—not just the bathroom.

These Health Dog Treats

A Better Treat Freeze Dried Salmon Dog Treats

Now 11% off

Obvi you can’t forget dog gifts for your fur baby when shopping on Prime Day. These freeze-dried salmon treats will help their coat stay healthy and shiny, thanks to loads of protein and omega-3s,


Temeaye Exfoliating Dry Body Brush

Now 25% off

This set of two dry body brushes for $18 is an absolute steal, and it has a 4.6-star approval rating to back it up.

These Plush Socks

TEHOOK Plush Fuzzy Socks, 6-pack

Now 53% off

It’s never too early to start planning for the holidays (remember every single year of your life when they snuck up too soon and you were absolutely not prepared?). Stock up on fuzzy socks while they’re on sale and consider your stockings stuffed.

This Grown-Up Onesie

Savage X Fenty Hooded Showgirl Onesie

Now 23% off

Only Rihanna could make a onesie… kinda hot?

These Magnetic Eyelashes

Arishine Magnetic Eyelashes with Eyeliner Kit

Now 19% off

Magnetic eyelashes are soooo much easier to apply than traditional glue-on falsies. This set of 10 pairs has everything from barely-there fluttery lashes to thick, bold, and dramatic lashes, so you can play around depending on your mood.

This Classic Denim Jacket

Levi’s Original Sherpa Trucker Jacket

Word to the wise: Never pass up a discounted Levi’s trucker jacket (especially not the cozy sherpa-lined one!).

This Practical Task Chair

GABRYLLY Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair

Now 12% off

If you’ve spent the last two years watching your bestie work from their bed or couch, do them a solid and gift an office chair with proper back and lumbar support. And if you’re the one who’s been working from an uncomfortable seat all this time, this is absolutely a sign to treat yourself (and your back!) to happier WFH days

These Mod Coasters

Areaware Table Tiles

Areaware is one of our fave home decor brands on Amazon. Chances are you’ve been seeing their cute yet practical trinkets—like these table tile coasters—all over the internet without even realizing it.

This Epic Puffer Jacket

Amazon Essentials Men’s Sherpa-Lined Puffer Jacket

Now 74% off

This men’s puffer jacket is truly one of Amazon’s best-kept secrets—and yes, we know that is a bold statement. It’s waterproof, has so many pockets, and is finished off with some of the warmest and most cozy sherpa lining we’ve ever worn. Take off the labels and we’d believe it were a designer coat—even though it’s less than $50.

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