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22 Gifts to Buy on Sale During the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale

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There’s nothing wrong with getting in some early holiday shopping. That’s why Amazon is making things a little bit easier with its October Amazon Early Access Sale event. On October 11 and 12, Prime members (sign up for a free trial here) will be able to score some sweet deals in home, fashion, beauty and more, so you can check off everyone on your wishlist way before the rush. Whether that’s the latest The Drop pick for your mom, an Olaplex haircare set for your sister or a pair of wireless headphones for your dad, the most popular brands will be on sale (yes, even Samsung). Oh, and even if they don't want it (which is highly unlikely), you have at least 30 days to return it with no problem. So, to save you time scrolling aimlessly through all the offers, we found 22 of the best gifts to buy during the Amazon Prime Fall Deal Event. 

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A pair of cozy slippers is just what your sister needs for the season. This plush pair is made of eco-friendly fleece and fur that is soft and warm as she walks around the house—especially in the morning when the floors are always so cold. But let’s be honest, the open-toe design and anti-slip sole make it comfortable for her to wear all day long. 

Your parents just gave up cable, so surprise them with a spankin’ new streaming stick. This Roku device offers a bunch of streaming channels like Disney+, Netflix, HBO Max and Apple TV. Once plugged directly into the TV, they’ll only need one remote to browse through their selections or the option to use voice commands to pull up their favorite show—in 4K quality, of course. 

This duo set includes a face roller and gua sha tool to help reduce puffiness and improve your skin. The face massager is meant to firm and reenergize the skin while the gua sha stick lifts and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There are over 11,000 five-star reviews, and one customer found it was a great addition to her routine: “I’ve been using it every morning after I wash my face and moisturize. It only takes less than 20 minutes. I like to sit back in my chair and gently massage my entire face, including my neck. Afterward, I feel so relaxed and ready to start my day. It’s a win win.” 

The roommate who loves to chef it up will appreciate a cookbook that’s all about whipping up recipes based on the ingredients you have lying around your kitchen. Sam Sifton, the founding editor of the New York Times Cooking, developed over a hundred recipes that are simple and flexible. From pizza without a crush to fried egg quesadilla, dinner just got a whole lot more exciting. 

Whether they’re at the gym or working from home, these wireless headphones will be a blessing in disguise. It has 20 hours of battery life (i.e. five hours in the buds and 15 hours in the case) so they can listen to their music all day long. The Bluetooth capability can also reach up to 30 feet of range, but it’s the deep bass sound that makes even the best true crime podcast more intense (or feel like you’re at the Rolling Loud festival). Plus, the pair offers three tips, so your giftee can have a comfortable fit. 

This pair is all about style and comfort for any type of workout. The stretchy material (made of a mix of polyester and spandex) keeps your athletic BFF comfy and supported on her Peloton. It also features a high waistband for tummy control and easy movement through her daily activities. Plus, the yoga pants have a wide side pocket to store any of her essentials. 

This lip mask promises to maintain moisture and a lasting glow on your skin and lips for a soft finish. Need further proof to add to the cart? This reviewer just became a raving fan: “​​I have bought scrubs, lip balms, drank plenty of water and no matter what my lips are dry. I also love matte lipsticks, so that didn’t help. But this, this product has given me the softest lips on a daily. I won’t ever try anything else and [now] I can wear my matte lipstick without drying. Buy this!”

Grandma can finally bake her homemade cookies even quicker (and cleaner) with this stand mixer. The ten-speed control lets her do a fast whip or a slow stir while the tilt-head design allows her to add ingredients or change the attachment without making a mess in the kitchen. The appliance also brings a flat beater, wire whip and dough hook to make just about any meal. Plus, the five-quart stainless steel bowl means there will be enough baked goods for the whole family.

Your partner has always been interested in learning more about their family history. Now, you can surprise them with a DNA Test Kit. This one from 23andMe lets you explore 80+ personalized ancestry reports like family origin and common traits (like health and physical attributes), and they can even connect with other relatives who’ve taken the test. The kit features the tube and instructions, so all they’ll need to do is collect a saliva sample and send it back for their results. 

We love Dad’s cooking, but his cookware needs an upgrade. Thankfully, this 17-piece set is just what he needs to make any meal for you the family. The collection is hard titanium, scratch-resistant and toxin-free. There’s also a nifty thermo spot indicator, so he can always know when the pan is ready to be used. In the set, he’ll find three fry pans, a square griddle, two saucepans, a deep sauté, a Dutch oven, a steamer insert and one egg wonder fry pan.

OK, anything from Amazon’s The Drop will get approval from your fashionista BFF, so these ankle boots are definitely on the top of the list. These babies are made of flexible material, so she can rock it all day long sans blisters. “A perfect fit! My wife wears smaller sizes and struggles to get the right size. These boots fit perfectly without that high heel pain and are super comfortable. She wears them all the time now,” expresses one reviewer. 

We’re calling it now: This will be the popular gift for your kiddo. Inspired by their favorite show, CoComelon, the doll comes with seven sounds and phrases. Just a squeeze will have J.J. singing his famous bedtime song. And don’t worry parents, there’s an off switch, so you can rest easy at night. 

This oil diffuser is great for anyone in need of a little self-care—hint hint, your sister-in-law, the fifth grade teacher. The 5-in-1 device features multiple mist modes, seven LED lights (to set the mood) and a timer so they won’t have to worry about turning it off if they fell asleep. It’s all controlled by a sleek remote that can change the setting even from 17 feet away. Plus, the machine can hold 500 ml of water and last for 16 hours, so your SIL can mellow out for the rest of the day. Boy, does she deserve it.

Mom is always keeping up to date on the latest trends, so adding this small tote bag can really elevate any outfit she puts together for the colder months ahead. But don’t let the small frame fool you, reviews have pointed out that it can fit just about anything from your wallet, phone, keys and even a recyclable bag for on-the-go. And, the zipper pocket is a nice touch to store any personal items away. 

This styling tool is ready to give your cuzzo some beachy waves without them ever diving into the water. Its deep barrel design creates soft, voluminous hair for any occasion. Whether you have fine or coarse hair, there are three heat settings to get the look you desire for your hair type. It’s also designed with 2x tourmaline ceramic technology to reduce frizz and increase shine. 

The runner in your life can track everything from their heart rate to their sleeping habits. There’s no need to worry about charging as the solar power capability extends battery life (up to 21 days) for even WiFi out-of-range activities. But its key feature is access to multiple navigation systems including over 2,000 ski resorts, 42,000 golf course and more. Oh, and it can act as a smart watch to control your music, emails and text messages.

You’re definitely going to win Aunt of the Year with this playset. This pretend (that’s not so pretend) kitchen comes with a working oven, a refrigeration door, counter space, storage space and a stove burner (that lights up when they’re cooking). Along with the set, 25 accessories (like plates, cooking utensils and a recycling bin) are included to cook and set up the best dining experience. Why buy each of your sister’s kids a gift when you can give them one big, awesome present?  

This upgraded hot air brush is maybe the key to soft, voluminous locks for your mother-in-law. The slim design makes it easier to control and run through your hair than the original while getting closer to the root for a uniform look. There are also four heat settings to cater to all hair types. One customer found it super helpful in cutting her drying time: “I'm so upset I didn't buy this sooner! I have had this for a couple weeks and I love it so far. I can dry and straighten my curly hair in 20 minutes. I have never been able to use a brush and blow dryer together but this tool is so easy to use and faster then drying and then using a flat iron.”

Your brother’s gaming system could use some work, and that’s where this monitor comes in. Its ultra-wide design—and its curvy structure—enhances any game he loves to play. The display promises a quick response time and the crispest graphics that we wouldn’t be mad to watch a movie or two on it too. 

Your coworker needs a fall staple they can wear while working at their desk or running some quick errands. Enter this chunky cardigan from Amazon's The Drop. The material (made of polyester, nylon and acrylic) keeps your work wife snug and cozy. Plus, the rib design offers a loose fit—and the double pockets, V-neck closure and side slits give a nice flair for the season. “I’ll admit I did not have high hopes for this (online clothing purchases are such a hit or miss for me) but I’m just floored at the quality of this cardigan! It’s chunky without being ridiculously oversized, heavy but not itchy wool and not too warm at all. The buttons are also stitched on well and overall a great fit. I’m truly impressed,” expresses one reviewer. 

This digital photo frame means Nonna can show off all her grandkids to her MajJong friends and be surprised by new additions every day since the smart device lets you send photos and videos via the app, so Nonna can stay updated on your lives, even if you’re miles away. 

These slip-on style sneaks are snug and secure for the loved one who is on their feet all day. The cloudfoam technology provides long-term cushion, so your husband can be comfortable whether he’s walking the dog or doing rounds in the hospital. With over, 7,000 five-star reviews, customers couldn’t emphasize enough how comfortable the sneakers are even beyond the gym: “I’m a doctor on my feet most of the day so by the end of the day my feet hurt without proper support. I’ve tried all types of shoes, brands, price ranges, you name it. I can’t say it enough, these are superior to all other brands I’ve tried- Allbirds, Rockport, Nike, etc. and at this price point it’s unbeatable.”