Here’s what to buy on Amazon Prime Day

If Amazon is your one-stop-shop for life’s necessities — or just an occasional destination for those random but useful must-haves that come to you in the middle of the night — you’re in luck. After two years of disruptions, delays, and cancellations, Amazon Prime Day 2022 is back and fast approaching, July 12-13 (starting at 3 a.m.!). It’s essentially Black Friday for Prime members, where deep discounts are offered on a wide variety of items, from fashion and accessories to beauty tools and kitchen appliances. (If you are not yet a Prime member and would like to be, you can sign up for a free trial by clicking: here.)

One thing about shopping on Amazon is that it can be a *touch* overwhelming. So to help your Prime Day run smoothly, we’ve put together this roundup of some of the slickest deals from the big sale. We’ll also update this list as more offers appear, so come back if you like the idea of ​​someone else scouring endless product descriptions for you.

Also worth noting: Many Canadian brands will be included in Prime Day, and in fact Amazon Canada is hosting a pop-up market in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square from 4-9 p.m. on July 12-13, where you can shop Prime deals and regular-priced items IRL via QR code from 40+ local small businesses – look for Soak’s charming laundry washes and Chef Pomodoro’s stylish pizza-making tools.

So whether you’re in need of summer accessories, planning to shop for back to school, or getting a head start on your vacation list (yes, that’s a thing organized people do! ), read on to see our pick of this year’s best Amazon Canada Prime Day deals.

The sublime scented candle

Nest Bamboo scented candle, $36 (on sale from $60), amazon.ca SHOP HERE

The details: This delightful candle will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a soothing and refreshing rainforest. With fragrant notes of lush jasmine, hyacinth and white lotus, it will leave any room feeling fresh and clean. It has an 80-100 hour burn time, so don’t be shy – light it up when you’re reading or taking a bath to get the full relaxing effect.

High-end headphones

Sony noise-canceling headphones, $158 (on sale from $300), amazon.ca SHOP HERE

Sony noise canceling headphones, $158 (was $300), amazon.ca

The details: Whether you’re buying your kids’ back-to-school gear or replacing a pair you’ve unfortunately lost, take advantage of this great Amazon Prime Day deal on one of the most popular (and eye-catching) headphones on the market. The noise-canceling feature dramatically boosts the sound quality of whatever you’re listening to, while touch controls are handy for making calls, pausing music, or asking Alexa for a favor.

Sparkling hoops

Swarovski Vittore Hoop Earrings, $75 (on sale from $95), amazon.ca SHOP HERE

Swarovski Vittore Hoop Earrings, $77 (was $107), amazon.ca

The details: If a silver finish and a touch of sparkle are your cup of tea, these lightweight Swarovski hoops will be just what you’re looking for. Featuring ultra-shiny white crystals, these earrings offer a touch of shine to any outfit, from a t-shirt and jeans to your next wedding guest look. Everyone needs a little sparkle in their life.

The serious espresso machine

Breville Espresso Machine, $546 (on sale from $650), amazon.ca SHOP HERE

Breville Espresso Machine, $546 (was $650), amazon.ca

The details: Upgrade your coffee experience to barista level with this Breville espresso machine which will be on sale for Amazon Prime Day at a very good price. There’s a reason this machine is the crème de la crème: it guarantees the right dose of ground beans and the right water pressure for the perfect espresso. It also heats your milk to a micro-foam state, to help you perfect all the latte art your heart desires. Available in brushed and smooth stainless steel, this machine will look great on your kitchen counter. If you’ve been sitting on a cafe upgrade, this is your opportunity.

The sunglasses to keep forever

Ray-Ban sunglasses, $145 (on sale from $198), amazon.ca SHOP HERE

Ray-Ban sunglasses, $145 (was $198), amazon.ca

The details: There is no more classic than Ray-Ban when it comes to sunglasses. While the brand’s Wayfarers and Aviators are popular, these round-framed metallic styles are actually our favorite Ray-Ban style. Round glasses are cool and contemporary without looking too retro. Plus: the frames are less chunky, so they’ll be super light on your face when you step outside this summer.

The stylish smart speaker

Echo Dot Generation 4 smart speaker with clock, $43 (on sale from $80), amazon.ca SHOP HERE

Echo Dot Generation 4 smart speaker with clock, $43 (was $80), amazon.ca

The details: Don’t be fooled by the small size of this compact spherical smart speaker – it’s packed with features. Not only does it deliver crisp, balanced sound as you listen to your Spotify playlist, its subtle LED display tells the time – perfect for setting a timer on your kitchen counter or as an alarm for your nightstand. (With a simple tap, you can snooze it whenever you want those extra five minutes.) Grab a few and place them in key spots around the house.

The elegant white sneakers

Adidas Ultraboost sneakers, $174 (on sale from $248), amazon.ca SHOP HERE

Adidas Ultraboost sneakers, $174 (was $217), amazon.ca

The details: If you love white sneakers as much as we do, a fresh pair is periodically needed. Want a pair that’s comfortable, capable, and stylish enough to take you to the gym and back? These Adidas Ultraboost sneakers have your name on them. Made from a knitted textile material with plush padding, they’re so light and comfortable, you’ll feel like you’re running in a pair of socks. But don’t worry, your feet get all the support they need, thanks to the midfoot cage and supportive heel counter.

The pasta maker fit for a chef

Philips Pasta Maker, $224 (on sale from $299), amazon.ca SHOP HERE

Philips Pasta Maker, $224 (was $300), amazon.ca

The details: If you imagine yourself to be an artist, know that fresh pasta will impress your guests every time. And with this super cool pasta maker, you won’t have to spend all afternoon making it yourself. Just throw in the ingredients and let the machine mix, knead and extrude up to half a pound of tasty dough in as little as 10 minutes. It comes with four different shaping discs, so you can create a variety of pastas and noodles, including spaghetti, fettuccine, penne and lasagna. Carbonara at your casa has never been so easy.

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Renée Tse is the editor-in-chief of the Chinese edition The Kit, based in Toronto. She writes about beauty and fashion. Contact her by email: [email protected]

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