Amazon's best year-end deals start now! Here's everything worth buying

Rudie Obias and Izabella Zaydenberg
·15 min read

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Say farewell to 2020 with incredible savings on tech, beauty, kitchen goods, and more. (Photo: Amazon)
Say farewell to 2020 with incredible savings on tech, beauty, kitchen goods, and more. (Photo: Amazon)

When it comes to sale seasons, nothing beats the end of the year, when retailers are trying to move merch out—and you can focus on your own list, having successfully wrapped up the holidays.

Whether you’re dreaming of a new TV, a new pair of headphones, or perhaps a massager to work out those kinks bestowed by the rough ride that was 2020, you can get it for a major discount at Amazon starting right now. The retailer just dropped year-end deals across categories, and the savings are simply too good to ignore.

We combed the offerings and put together some of the best deals for you. Check out some of Amazon’s biggest markdowns below. But act fast—everyone is trying to take advantage of these sales, and stock won’t last.

TVs

Get this Insignia 39-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition for just $180. (Photo: Amazon)
Get this Insignia 39-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition for just $180. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon has one of its bestselling TVs—the Insignia 39-inch Smart HD TV—Fire TV Edition on sale for $180 right now. This is the all-time lowest price we’ve seen for this model. Equipped with a Standard HD resolution of 720p, it has a great picture and is the perfect size for a small space. It lets you stream movies and shows from Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video and more without adding a separate device.

“This TV is exactly what I wanted for my office,” raved a delighted five-star reviewer. “It is small in size, but big on picture quality and sound. It was easy to set up, just like my other Fire TVs, and, easy to use with voice- or remote-control. I have had no issues using the TV with Amazon Prime and all of the other apps I installed to stream television, movies and music.”

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Tablets

Save more than $50 on this Samsung Galaxy Tab A. (Photo: Amazon)
Save more than $50 on this Samsung Galaxy Tab A. (Photo: Amazon)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A, a 10-inch tablet that’s the first real alternative to the iPad, is on sale for just $226 right now ($54 off)—a fraction of the cost of an iPad. Its 10-inch display has a full HD widescreen for immersive viewing (the iPad is not widescreen at all). It’s just over a pound, and boasts 64GB of storage—expandable up to a whopping 512GB via microSD card; the entry level iPad has only 32GB of storage, which is not expandable.

Shoppers who have experienced both have good things to say about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

“The iPad is bulky and, in spite of being an ‘Air’ model, it’s a bit heavy to lug around. And, as with any Apple product, eventually the battery life becomes ridiculously short,” wrote a five-star Amazon reviewer. “This Galaxy has been a lifesaver. The battery life is amazing, the tablet is lightweight and, because it's a tablet and not a reader dedicated to a single company, I have the Nook, Kindle, Kobo and Google Play apps all working well, so I can choose my next book from whichever library I want.”

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Headphones

Save 56 percent on these Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 56 percent on these Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon has these wireless Sony WH-CH710N Noise-Canceling Headphones on sale for just $88—that’s an unreal $112 off! This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this impressive top-rated product.

The wireless headphones feature the crisp, clear audio you’d expect from Sony. ‘Dual Noise Sensor Technology’ blocks out nearly all background and ambient noise. No humming from your dishwasher or thrum from the washing machine; it’s just you and the music.

“These Sony headphones are perfect. They sync easily and the sound is clear,” raved a satisfied Amazon shopper. “The noise-canceling feature is great and often annoys my wife and kids when I can't hear them. These are very comfortable....The charging is quick and the battery life is very good.”

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Earbuds

You can scoop up the Apple AirPods Pro for $50 off. (Photo: Amazon)
You can scoop up the Apple AirPods Pro for $50 off. (Photo: Amazon)

Down from $249 to just $199, the legendary Apple AirPods Pro are the best-in-class wireless earbuds you deserve, after having made it through 2020. These pro-level buds earned a perfect five-star rating from more than 94,500 Amazon shoppers. For audio quality, fit, and comfort, they are unparalleled. Amazon has knocked $50 off the price. And the latest model is even better than prior iterations. Now’s your chance.

Said a thrilled Amazon shopper, “WOW...I’m so glad Apple came out with these and that I waited to splurge on headphones. The sound is beautiful, the fit is perfect. I literally just got these out the box and I fell in love! I have always been an Apple product lover. Well worth the wait!”

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Work from home

This blissful massager is down from $100 to just $60. (Photo: Amazon)
This blissful massager is down from $100 to just $60. (Photo: Amazon)

Soothe an achy neck and back after a long day hunched over a laptop. This Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager—on sale for just $60 from $100—drapes comfortably on neck and shoulders like a scarf and delivers deep warmth as it massages muscles. Bliss—and Amazon shoppers love it.

“I suffer from a bunch of migraines caused by a stressful job. First impression: this is way sturdier and bigger than I figured it would’ve been,” shared a delighted Amazon reviewer. “I used it to help ease some of the knots and tension I carry in my shoulders and neck....I’m very impressed...I think this thing will save me money and help my tension headaches. Treat yo self.”

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Smart home

Save 40 percent on this Echo Dot (fourth generation) smart speaker. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 40 percent on this Echo Dot (fourth generation) smart speaker. (Photo: Amazon)

With an all-new sphere design, the fourth generation Echo Dot—marked down from $50 to just $30 at Amazon—is a small but powerful speaker with a cool glow-light base. It can stream tunes from Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Sirius XM and more with clearer, more robust audio quality than earlier iterations.

Pair it with another Echo Dot to create amazing stereo sound. Alexa is included for the latest news and weather. Cute and compact, the Echo Dot is great for smaller rooms.

“This is exactly what I was looking for,” raved a happy Amazon shopper. “The sound is loud and clear. Now I am able to hear all online stations with no interference. The design is space-saving, with rubber underneath to prevent sliding.”

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Robot vacuums

Get $70 off this eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S. (Photo: Amazon)
Get $70 off this eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S. (Photo: Amazon)

Time to get that robo-vac you’ve always wanted: The eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim) is on sale right now for just $150 from $220. The slim, 2.85-inch tall body glides under furniture seamlessly for a thorough job every time—and has the power to clean hardwood floors, carpets, and tiles with ease. Its BoostIQ feature automatically increases suction as needed, and its high-capacity battery delivers up to 100 minutes of running time. The price is amazing, so if you’ve been dreaming of an affordable robo vac, your time has come.

“This is great! I went from having piles of pet hair on the floor to none at all,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer. “It is mind-blowing how eufy finds all of this pet hair and dust. My allergies have been reduced by 90 percent. It has truly changed my life, and I didn't need to spend $800+.”

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Video games

NBA 2K21 for Xbox Series X is down to $61. (Photo: Amazon)
NBA 2K21 for Xbox Series X is down to $61. (Photo: Amazon)

The new Xbox was just released in November, but it’s hard to come by titles that are on sale... or it was until now. In its year-end sale, Amazon has knocked $9 off NBA 2K21 for Xbox Series X—it’s down to $61. The game features all 30 NBA teams and players, including Zion Williamson, Damian Lillard, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Steph Curry, James Harden and Gordon Hayward.

NBA 2K21 has all the gameplay you want, from multi-player online to one-on-one (you versus the game itself). For the first time ever, it features WNBA teams as well, with players like Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne, Liz Cambag and Nneka Ogwumike. Right now, the price is right.

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Kitchen

The NInja Nutri Pro Personal Blender is half off right now. (Photo: Amazon)
The NInja Nutri Pro Personal Blender is half off right now. (Photo: Amazon)

Though this Ninja blender might be small, it sure is mighty. With 900 watts of power, it easily breaks down veggies, fruit and ice, for the perfect personalized smoothie or juice-blend every time. Down to just $60 from $120, it’s a great tool for the new year. It comes with two to-go cups, and is entirely BPA-free and dishwasher safe. And it has more than 6,000 perfect five-star reviews on Amazon.

“This thing is great,” one shopper shared. “It’s basically a lightweight blender that’s easier and quicker to use or to clean. I feel much more motivated to make smoothies and shakes knowing that I can complete the whole process in minutes.”

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Beauty

Get $20 off this treatment to minimize hair loss. (Photo: Amazon)
Get $20 off this treatment to minimize hair loss. (Photo: Amazon)

If you’re coping with breakage or thinning hair, try this Pura D’Or set. Not only is it Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling shampoo and conditioner set, but it’s made with a blend of ingredients specifically designed to help those experiencing hair loss (both women and men). The mix of Argan oil, nettle extract, and red seaweed is safe, gentle, and hydrating for even the driest strands.

“My hair was falling out extremely fast and I bought this as a last resort hope,” one shopper shared. “I've been using it about 6 weeks and already can tell a MASSIVE difference. I have a lot less shedding every day and I'm seeing new hair growth starting, less hair in my hairbrush and in the shower. I have not changed literally anything else besides these products. I'm shocked.”

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Style

The most flattering down vest—just 25 bucks right now. Choose from 11 colors. (Photo: Amazon)
The most flattering down vest—just 25 bucks right now. Choose from 11 colors. (Photo: Amazon)

This vest might be a fraction of the price of designer alternatives, but that doesn’t mean it lacks quality or style. Amazon’s best-selling vest is lightweight and warm—cut perfectly to hit at the hips (not too short). With zipper pockets, it’s great on its own or layered under a coat on cold winter days.

It’s available in 11 colors and prints—and many reviewers say they bought more than one shade. Folks are thrilled with the workmanship and fit: “Beautiful well-made vest! Love the quilting design,” says a five-star reviewer “...The quality is great!”

Shares another: “It’s so cute and flattering. I was surprised how warm it was for being so lightweight. I wore it on a morning walk when it was around 55 degrees and I almost had to take it off!”

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Pets

If dogs could talk, they'd ask for Wag. And now you can get it on sale. (Photo: Amazon)
If dogs could talk, they'd ask for Wag. And now you can get it on sale. (Photo: Amazon)

Even picky pups will love Wag, Amazon’s very own brand of pet food and treats. These savory jerky treats have no added grain, corn, soy, and wheat—meat is the first ingredient—and they’re made in the USA. They contain no artificial colors and flavors. Most important, dogs love ’em.

“My pup would do anything for [these treats]!” one shopper gleefully shared. “They’re made out of limited ingredients, made in the US, and smelled so good out of the bag even if I would want to have a bite myself, haha!”

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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