Amazon Secretly Marked Down These Unique Birthday Gifts for Prime Day

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Photo credit: Design by Yoora Kim
Photo credit: Design by Yoora Kim

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🎵 Happy birthday to you…happy birthday to you...🎵 No? Not yet?

Consider this your reminder to snag birthday gifts ahead of time during Amazon Prime Day 2022, since so many items are currently marked down. That means no more rushing to find a last-minute birthday gift and Googling “unique birthday gift ideas that don’t say sorry-I-totally-forgot-until-now” — you’ll be prepped and ready, plus you’ll have saved money by shopping Amazon Prime Day deals. Tuck that dough away for a rainy day…or maybe, you know, use the savings to buy a birthday gift for yourself.

Whether you're looking for birthday gift ideas for guys, teens, or friends and loved ones, there's something on Amazon they're sure to love (even if they say that they "don't want anything this year.") We'll help you pick something they didn't even know they needed! But before we get started, here's a quick refresher on some of the ins and outs of this year's Prime Day festivities.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Prime Day 2022 will run for 48 hours, from July 12th at 3 AM EDT through July 13th. Think of Prime Day as Amazon's version of Christmas in July. All you have to do is become a Prime member to get in on all the money-saving goodness.

How much does Amazon Prime cost?

  • Amazon Prime membership: $14.99/month or $139/year

  • Student Amazon Prime membership: $7.49/month or $69/year

What are some shopping hacks for Amazon Prime Day 2022?

  1. Earn a $10 credit toward Prime Day (or a future Amazon purchase) by completing 4 activities on your Prime Stampcard — stream on Prime Video, listen on Prime Music, borrow a book through Prime Reading or Kindle Unlimited or add one to your library, and buy something eligible for Prime shipping.

  2. Have Alexa notify you of deals — just ask Alexa, “Remind me when Prime Day starts” to get alerted.

  3. Set custom deal alerts — get notifications about your recently viewed items and searches, in case something you've added to your cart ends up going on sale during Prime Day.

Keep reading for major savings. 👀

Birthday Gifts for the Fashionista

It can be intimidating buying clothing or accessories for that stylish friend who seems to already own it all, but we've got gifts for Coastal Grandma vibes and minimalist That Girl energy alike. Anyone would appreciate a customized canvas tote (very trendy) and you can't go wrong with classic gold hoops.

Birthday Gifts for the Jetsetter

Last call for boarding! If your bestie is taking to the skies anytime soon, they're going to want to travel in style. We're talking memory foam pillows, personalized luggage tags, and a passport cover with a little pocket for their vax card — oh, and a juicy book to devour on the plane.

Birthday Gifts for Pampering

It's a stressful world out there! Throw together a little self-care basket — this is the ultimate Gift for Her ™. Amazon's exfoliating bath gloves have over 18,500 ratings from loyal customers, and one reviewer described them as "shockingly perfect with sensitive skin."

Birthday Gifts for ✨You✨

As you should, queen. Who says that you can't buy yourself a birthday gift? After all, nobody knows exactly what you want to be gifted better than you. Save on a brand new perfume, restock your claw clip supply, or deck out your room with a record player and some vinyls.

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