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5 Reasons you need to shop Amazon Prime Day 2020 (and 33 great gifts to grab)

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is going right along with the rest of this year…not exactly how we expected it!

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Normally held in July, Amazon Prime Day 2020 has been pushed back, and back, and back until it has finally been announced for October 13-14 (10/13 at 12:01 AM PDT to 10/14 at 11:59 PM PDT). This is six weeks before Black Friday!

Are there good deals on Amazon Prime Day?

I’m a big fan of Amazon Prime Day because after carefully tracking Prime Day for the past four years, I’ve seen many Prime Day deals that beat Black Friday prices. This year I feel like Amazon Prime Day is an opportunity that everyone needs to take advantage of.

Here are five reasons that I think YOU should get the bulk of your Christmas shopping done on Amazon Prime Day 2020 (Plus 33 Great Gifts you should grab!) 

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5 Reasons you should get your Christmas Shopping done on Amazon Prime Day 2020

  1. Avoid shipping delays: We have seen our share of shipping delays during the last six months and there is always the possibility that it could happen again. We’ve been spoiled with 2-day (or fewer!) shipping around the Holidays…however I’m not sure that we can count on that for Christmas 2020! The last thing you want to do is find the perfect gift and then see that shipping is pushed back until after Christmas. Buying the bulk of your Christmas gifts on Amazon Prime Day 2020 can prevent this from happening.
  2. Access the best variety of products: In March 2020 when Amazon changed their warehouse processes to prioritize stocking and delivering items that are considered more “essential” they stopped accepting many other products into their warehouses. Although they are currently shipping almost all items now, there is a very real possibility that this “essentials” policy could happen again this winter. Doing your Christmas shopping during Amazon Prime Day 2020 could mean more great gift options to choose from. 
  3. Get items before they are out of stock: In May, eCommerce sales jumped by 92%! This huge spike in online sales signifies a shift in how people shop, and this could affect your Christmas shopping this year. If people start staying inside more as the winter progresses, there is potential for even more online shoppers during the holidays and less available stock.
  4. Save Money: Amazon Prime Day often has deals that rival or beat Black Friday deals, especially on Amazon brand products (which includes just about everything now!). I think we are all a little more cautious about our pocketbooks right now, so saving money is a good idea for everyone.
  5. Less Stress around the Holidays: As 2020 winds down, we could all use less stress in our lives! Practice some self-care by getting your shopping done on Amazon Prime Day 2020! Knowing your Christmas shopping is done (or mostly done) will help you ease out of this crazy year in holiday bliss.

Now that you know WHY you should get all of your Christmas shopping done during Amazon Prime Day 2020, let’s talk about what you should buy!

What is on sale on Amazon Prime Day 2020?

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.

Here are 33 great gifts to snag on Amazon Prime Day 2020

Note: The following items are expected to go on sale during Prime Day. These are my educated guesses…not definite fact. REMEMBER, THEY WON’T GO ON SALE UNTIL PRIME DAY begins (October 13-14). 

Tech Gifts for Kids to buy on Amazon Prime Day 2020

Amazon has some amazing tech gadgets (we love them at our house). On Prime Day 2019 many of these items were discounted between 20-50%. Look for the same great discounts, and possibly even better ones on older Amazon brand models. 

Fire 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 as well like the Of course, there are improvements (and bigger screen size) but if you are buying for a kid they will still love the older version! 

Also watch for their two-pack of Amazon Kindle Fire if you have more than one kid!

Echo Dots are quite inexpensive (and even cheaper on Amazon Prime Day 2020) 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,  help me bring in groceries), from my Echo OR  my Alexa app on my phone. 

Two of my kids have basic Kindles and I recently upgraded my 13-year-old daughter to the Kindle Paperwhite (lighted screen for reading at night!) for her birthday present. This Kindle Kids Edition includes the 10th generation Kindle, a cover, the complete Harry Potter Book Series plus the first book from another popular kids book! 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). 

Tech Gifts for Teens and Adults to buy on Amazon Prime Day

If you have Amazon Prime, these Fire TV products like a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube (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. 

The Echo Show is one of my favorite 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. 

Ring Doorbells have historically gone on a deep discount on Amazon Prime Day and I expect they will again. These make a great gift for adults including grandparents! There are lots of Smart Gadgets (in a range of prices) that will be priced excellently on Amazon Prime Day 2020. If you haven’t tried an Alexa enabled device HOLY COW it feels like you are leaping into a new time! Some other smart gadgets taht would make a great gift are Smart Garage Door Opener for your husband, 

Smart Plugs are another great gift idea, they were on sale during  Amazon Prime Day last year for a great price. Plug something into them (lamp, Christmas tree, small appliances) and then you can operate them by voice using your Alexa devices! We set up a smart plug for my in-laws that has their lights set up to turn on with a certain schedule at night. 

Kitchen Appliances on discount on Amazon Prime Day 2020

Kitchen Appliances have ALWAYS been discounted on Prime Day, and I’m sure they will be again this year. 

Instant Pots have always been a sure thing (and usually a deep discount!) I also think that there is a good possibility for a discount on the very popular Ninja Foodi (pressure cooker, air fryer, slower cooker and dehydrator!). Also look for smart coffee makers (Alexa compatible) like this one. 

Robot Vaccuum Sales on Amazon Prime Day 2020

If you are in the market for a robot vacuum or want an amazing gift for someone on your list (for real!) Amazon Prime Day has always had robot vacuums on sale. Here are three robot vacuums that were on sale last Amazon Prime Day. 

Best Laptops deals on Amazon Prime Day 2020

With more people working from home, and kids doing school from home, a new laptop would make an amazing gift that you can grab this Prime Day! Last Prime Day many of these laptops were on sale for between $100-600 off.

Here are six laptops that were on sale last Prime Day

Crafting Gift Ideas for sale on Amazon Prime Day 2020

If you have someone who loves to craft, the Silouhette and Cricut usually have great deals or bundles on Prime Day. Look for these to very likely be on sale! 

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 four years I’ve been doing The Gifty Girl.

Amazon Prime Day Deals for Kids

After carefully tracking the toy deals offered for the past four Amazon Prime Days and Black Fridays, I am pretty confident you will see these toys (or similar) available on Amazon Prime Day 2020. 

Green Toys (made of recycled milk jugs…so durable and fun. We LOVE these!) , hoppy horse toys (of all animal varieties) 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

I hope this makes you excited for Amazon Prime Day 2020! Comment below if you have any other questions or are looking for something special on Prime Day, I would love to help you out.

And while you are here, please check out all of my other gift ideas and some of my most popular posts!

Happy Gifting!

Steph

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