Amazon Prime Day… it’s like Christmas in July! In fact, I’ve seen some deals on Prime Day that are better than Black Friday.
Prime Day is an ideal time to snag great gifts, especially if you want to save money and plan ahead. It isn’t much of a surprise that the biggest deals will be on Amazon products. The good news is that Amazon is constantly adding new types of Amazon brand items so you can find great gifts in many different categories. PRO-PRIME DAY TIP: If you know there’s something that you will definitely buy if it goes on sale, add it to your cart ahead of time…especially if it is an Amazon product. Whether you are getting gifts for birthdays or Christmas here are some gift ideas you will want to grab on Prime Day 2019.
Note: The following items are expected to go on sale during Prime Day! REMEMBER, THEY WON’T GO ON SALE UNTIL PRIME DAY. Make sure to follow me on Facebook here and bookmark my special Prime Day page where I will be posting the best items on sale as well as how (and who) to gift them to.
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Tech Gifts to snag on Amazon Prime Day 2019
Amazon has some amazing tech gadgets (we love them at our house). On Prime Day 2018 many of these items were discounted between 20-50%. Word on the street is that these discounts might be even DEEPER since current prices on some of them are already lower than last year’s Prime Day prices.
These tablets are amazing for kids because they are durable, have amazing quality and capabilities, and the kid versions come with a year of FreeTime. We LOVE Freetime! It gives access to great apps, eBooks (picture books too) and has amazing parental controls built in. You can even set it up so your child has to read for a certain amount of time before they can play games. My kids use the Fire Tablets to watch shows, read books and play apps and I don’t worry about them accessing anything scary or inappropriate. Another amazing benefit is their guarantee. They will replace your Fire Kids Edition for 2 years worry-free! Broken screen? They’ll send you a new one! And yes, one of my children has had theirs replaced twice.
Note: The older versions of Fire Tablet will most likely be on sale (like the one pictured above). The newest version is the Amazon Fire Tablet 10 , which is currently priced about twice as much as the Fire Tablet 7. Of course, there are improvements (and bigger screen size) but if you are buying for a kid they will still love the older version!
Fire TV products: Great Gift for College Students/Grandparents/Seniors
If you have Amazon Prime, these Fire TV products like a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube (picture above and voice-activated!) will let you access not only Amazon Prime Video on any television, but also other streaming apps like Hulu, Netflix and tons of others! It is an affordable alternative to something like an Apple TV. These are really simple to set-up and also travel well.
Amazon Kindle: Great Gift for Kids, and EVERYONE who can read!
My Kindle is still my favorite gift I ever received. They are such a great gift for people who love to read and Amazon Prime Day 2019 is a great time to get these for a killer deal. Two of my kids have basic Kindles and I’m planning to upgrade my almost 12-year-old daughter to the Kindle Paperwhite (lighted screen for reading at night!) for her birthday present. You can read about why I love Kindles for kids on this post (spoiler alert, eBooks from the library save us TONS of money and give my kids access to great books all the time). Luckily my daughter’s birthday is in September so I can grab her gift on Prime Day. Last year it was almost 40% off, woohoo!
There are a lot of different Echo devices and it can get a little confusing! In our house, we have 3 Echo Dots (used in kids’ rooms) and an Echo Show. There are three other Echo devices we don’t have, the new Echo Show 5 (the device shown above…which is kind of in-between an Echo and the Echo show both price-wise and capability-wise), the Echo (a smart speaker that has better sound quality than the Dot but is pricier), and the Echo Spot which they classify as a “smart alarm clock.”
Echo Dots are quite inexpensive and my kids use theirs for lots of things: to play fun games (Alexa has thousands of skills, lots for kids and some really fun educational ones), jam to music, listen to awesome bedtime stories, and to ask Alexa very important questions. My son calls my phone from his Echo Dot when I’m not at home, and one of my favorite things is that I can make announcements to EVERYONE’S Echo Dots (time for dinner, time for bed!), from my Echo!
The Echo Show is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets…I look up recipes, listen to music, play music trivia while loading the dishwasher, listen to audiobooks, check the weather, watch Amazon Prime shows and “drop in” on my family (we can see and chat with each other, super fun!). This would be an awesome gift for parents, grandparents and college students.
Another amazing thing you can do with Echo is use them to control Smart Devices. Ours pairs with our smart sprinkler system so I can tell Alexa to water a certain zone. You can also use your Echo to turn on and off lights or items plugged into smart plugs, control compatible security systems and even USE THE MICROWAVE. WHAT?! (Make sure to look at the smart gadgets below!)
PRO PRIME DAY TIP: Amazon usually does great bulk deals on Echos for Prime Day. If there are a few people who might like these on your gift list, count up how many you need and keep your eye out for bundle deals!
Whether you grab a Ring Doorbell for grandma or a Smart Garage Door Opener for your husband, if you haven’t tried an Alexa enabled device HOLY COW it feels like you are leaping into a new time! There are lots of Smart Gadgets (in a range of prices) that will be priced excellently on Amazon Prime Day 2019. Make sure to check back on my special page on July 15 and July 16 to see the best deals as they come up as well as who these gifts would be good for. For now, click here to see Smart Devices that are compatible with Alexa
Amazon Essentials Clothing Deals on Amazon Prime Day 2019
With back-to-school right around the corner, the Amazon Essentials clothing deals that are sure to happen on Prime Day can be a great way to snag deals on really cute (and well-reviewed) clothes! My recommendation is to have your kids check out the clothing options ahead of time and add things you both like into your basket. On Prime Day keep watching your cart and when you see the price drop to a number you like grab it! Amazon Essentials clothing prices are already low, so while the discounts probably won’t be huge, the deals will make these clothes even more affordable.
Grab these cute and comfy terry capris.
Amazon Prime Day deals for Crafters/Makers
Last year there were some amazing deals on incredible crafting supplies. So if you have a crafter on your gift list or want to be able to DIY more of your gifts this year, keep checking on my page thegiftygirl.com/primeday where you can check out the crafting deals as they come.
In past years we have seen crafting items like: lettering markers, on sale, art sets, liquid chalk markers, vinyl for Cricut and Silhouette machines, Brother Sewing Machines, Sharpies sets and gel pens. I can’t guarantee these particular brands will be on sale but I’ve seen them consistently on Amazon Prime Day and Amazon Black Friday for the past 3 years I’ve been doing The Gifty Girl. I’ll be adding items as they come on my special Prime Day page
Amazon Prime Day Deals for Kids
All five of my kids have birthdays coming up right after Prime Day (lucky me!). After carefully tracking the toy deals offered for the past three Amazon Prime Days and Black Fridays, I am pretty confident you will see these toys (or similar) available on Amazon Prime Day 2019.
Green Toys (made of recycled milk jugs…so durable and fun. We LOVE these!) , hoppy horse toys (of all animal varieties) , gaming accessories , Xbox bundles, play tunnels, lots of different games for little kids and games for big kids, lots of Melissa and Doug Toys, remote control cars and drones
Appliances/Home Gadgets on Amazon Prime Day
There are historically quite a few different gadgets for your home for sale on Prime Day. From Robot Vacuums to Instant Pots and Air Fryers to blenders, Prime Day is a great day to grab that gadget for a gift (think weddings too!) or for yourself. Check out my post with 50+ ideas to make gifts from Wedding Registries amazing if you need some inspiration.
I hope this makes you excited for Amazon Prime Day 2019! Comment below if you have any other questions or are looking for something special on Prime Day, I would love to help you out.