This Is the Best Thing to Buy on Prime Day, According to Experts

Sarah Crow
·8 mins read

Prime Day is here once again, bringing incredible deals on everything from electronics to home décor to kids' toys to Amazon Prime members around the world. However, while you can save big on virtually anything you can think of during Prime Day sales, which run on Oct. 12 and 13, experts say there are two clear standouts when it comes to the shopping holiday.

"Today I'll be looking for deals on items the whole family will enjoy, like some new Levi's," says Sara Skirboll, RetailMeNot's shopping and trends expert. She notes that the iconic denim brand is offering up to 45 percent off its products.

This Sherpa Trucker Jacket, for instance, is a great addition to any fall wardrobe, especially now that it's priced down from $98 to $59.

young white man in jean jacket
young white man in jean jacket

$98$59 at Amazon

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Skirboll says Prime Day is also a great time to score those presents for friends and family that might be otherwise cost-prohibitive at full price.

"This is the start to the holiday sales season, if you see a deal you really think is worth the purchase, go for it," she says, noting that Bose headphones are an especially good deal this Prime Day, at 23 percent off.

bose black wireless headphones
bose black wireless headphones

$349$199 at Amazon

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Those aren't the only great deals to cash in on, though; read on to discover this year's best Prime Day deals. And for more great Amazon shopping, check out these 23 Wardrobe Staples Selling Out on Amazon.

Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!

1

These Apple AirPods

apple airpods in white case
apple airpods in white case

Whether you're looking to get someone on your list a great gift for the holidays or are in the market for a splurge for yourself, these Apple AirPods are definitely worth scoring on Prime Day, now that they're marked down to $115. And for more great tech buys, check out The Most Popular Electronics Selling Out on Amazon Right Now.

$159$115 at Amazon

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2

This Amazon Echo Dot

amazon echo dot on nightstand
amazon echo dot on nightstand

While getting a personal assistant may be a bit too expensive for most folks, you can score the next best thing this Prime Day. This Amazon Echo Dot can do everything from play your favorite music to get you weather reports to add items to your shopping list.

$50$19 at Amazon

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3

This 50-inch 4K Fire TV

large flatscreen tv
large flatscreen tv

Looking to upgrade your TV? There's no time like Prime Day to do it. This 50-inch Insignia Fire TV has your favorite streaming services built right in and you can even control it with your voice using the accompanying Alexa-enabled voice remote. And for more ways to reinvent your space, discover these 20 Amazing Home Decor Items From Walmart.

$350$250 at Amazon

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4

This 8-Quart Instant Pot

instant pot and air fryer
instant pot and air fryer

Making healthy, delicious meals at home just got a whole lot easier—and less expensive. This Prime Day, this 8-quart Instant Pot Duo Crisp, which also works as an air fryer, can steam, slow cook, sauté, roast, bake, broil, dehydrate, and keep those culinary masterpieces warm while you're setting the table, too. Better yet, it can reduce cooking time by up to 70 percent without sacrificing an ounce of flavor. And for more shopping news delivered to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

$180$120 at Amazon

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5

This Petunia Pickle Bottom tote

petunia pickle bottom tote bag
petunia pickle bottom tote bag

Whether you're looking for a baby shower gift, are expecting a little one of your own, or just need a great carryall, this Petunia Pickle Bottom Pivot Pack is perfect for anyone who wants to keep everything from laptops to bottles safely stashed. With an insulated zippered front pocket, a zip-around bottom compartment with antimicrobial lining, and comfortable shoulder straps, this stylish tote seamlessly transitions from the office to the gym to a last-minute trip to the park.

$159$121 at Amazon

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6

This window herb garden

windowsill herb garden with nine plants
windowsill herb garden with nine plants

Your garden may have yielded its last haul for the season, but that doesn't mean you can't indulge your inner green thumb in the coming months. This windowsill herb garden comes with everything you need to plant dill, basil, chives, thyme, parsley, oregano, cilantro, sage, and mustard right in the comfort of your own home. And for more easy ways to add some greenery to your space, check out these 13 Gorgeous Plants You Basically Can't Kill.

$35$24 at Amazon

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7

This elegant bedding set

cream colored shabby chic bedding set
cream colored shabby chic bedding set

You don't have to break the bank to completely transform your bedroom this fall. Case in point: This stylish five-piece bedding set, which includes two decorative pillows, two shams, and a full/queen comforter, is marked down over $180 for Prime Day.

$300$117 at Amazon

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8

This set of stemless wine glasses

stemless wine glasses
stemless wine glasses

Whether you're giving them as housewarming gifts or just upgrading your own kitchen, these stemless wine glasses are the perfect addition to any oenophile's arsenal.

$17$9 at Amazon

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9

This Craftsman cordless drill

red and black cordless drill
red and black cordless drill

Quarantine got you looking for household projects to complete? With this Craftsman cordless drill, you can easily hang a TV on your wall, reinforce a wobbly gate, or finally put together that billion-piece bedroom set without so much as breaking a sweat.

$115$69 at Amazon

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10

This Kwikset smart lock

coded silver smart lock
coded silver smart lock

Feeling safe and secure in your home is priceless. However, on Prime Day, you can definitely put a price tag on that protected feeling, now that this Kwikset coded smart lock is marked down to $98.

$107$98 at Amazon

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11

This Le Creuset griddle

blue le creuset griddle
blue le creuset griddle

Le Creuset products are beloved for a reason: they look great, they last forever, and they work every bit as well as they promise to. If you're looking to start your own collection (or add to an existing one), nab this griddle, which is marked down $70 off its original price for Prime Day. And for more ways to upgrade your cooking routine, check out these 20 Must-Haves From Chrissy Teigen's Kitchen Collection.

$160$90 at Amazon

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12

This Kindle Paperwhite

kindle paperwhite e-reader
kindle paperwhite e-reader

If you want to take your library with you on your next trip without breaking your back (or the bank), grab a Kindle Paperwhite during the Prime Day sales event. In addition to being glare-free in sunlight and easily paired with Bluetooth headphones to enjoy your favorite books on Audible, the new Paperwhite can even be submerged in water for up to an hour without harm, making it perfect for poolside reading.

$130$80 at Amazon

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13

This wedge cat scratcher

green corrugated cardboard cat scratching post
green corrugated cardboard cat scratching post

Your feline friends can get in on some of the best Prime Day deals, too. This corrugated cardboard scratcher is now over 50 percent off—and worth every penny if it keeps your pets from destroying your furniture with their claws.

$46$29 at Amazon

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14

This set of two Blink outdoor security cameras

blink outdoor security camera
blink outdoor security camera

Looking to upgrade your home security system? This set of two HD Blink outdoor security cameras is $70 off for Prime Day, and comes equipped with two-way audio and can even be controlled with your Alexa-enabled devices.

$180$110 at Amazon

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15

This Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game

legend of zelda breath of the wild game box
legend of zelda breath of the wild game box

If you're eager to find something to occupy your evenings in quarantine other than perfecting your Animal Crossing island, look no further. This Zelda game has over 17,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, with fans praising the game's graphics and the vast landscape available to explore.

$60$40 at Amazon

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16

This kids' beginner microscope

kids microscope kit
kids microscope kit

The budding scientist in your home will flip for this engrossing microscope kit. Complete with 52 pieces, including slides, tweezers, a scalpel, spatula, specimen slicer, brine shrimp eggs, and a shrimp hatchery, it's an educational present that's sure to keep them engaged for hours.

$55$39 at Amazon

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17

This iRobot Roomba vacuum

irobot vacuum and smartphone
irobot vacuum and smartphone

The only thing better than having a freshly-vacuumed floor? One you didn't have to clean yourself. And that's just what you'll get with this iRobot Roomba WiFi-connected vacuum, which is marked down to $200—that's $120 off its usual price—for Prime Day.

$320$200 at Amazon

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18

This Garmin Forerunner running watch

garmin forerunner smart watch
garmin forerunner smart watch

With the sweltering days of summer behind us, there's no time like the present to start enjoying outdoor runs again. This Garmin Forerunner watch can track your heart rate, stride length, and ground contact time balance; make payments; and play over 500 songs directly to your Bluetooth-enabled headphones, even without your phone handy.

$450$220 at Amazon

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19

These Ring Pathlights

two ring outdoor lights and bridge device
two ring outdoor lights and bridge device

Brightening your outdoor space isn't just a decision that boosts your outdoor aesthetics—it ups your home's safety, too. If you want to make it easier to navigate your yard in the dark, there's no time like the present to stock up on these Ring Pathlights, marked down to $69 for a set of two.

$90$69 at Amazon

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