This is not a drill: Amazon has officially kicked off the holiday shopping chaos—and the savings are out of this world. In anticipation for November 24, the company just launched their Countdown to Black Friday hub, where they’ll be featuring a handful of unheard of sales, “deal of the day” items, and other early access deals for Prime members. Basically, Amazon is our BF strategy this holiday season—and it should be yours, too.
Because the retail giant has inspired us to jump on our shopping extra early, we’ll be scouring the site for their best “deal of the day” items (warning: these picks expire!) as well as other major steals leading up to Black Friday. From travel essentials to kitchen accessories to the best in tech, you won’t feel guilty about gifting these products this season—or even keeping them for yourself. Take a look some of our current favorite picks that are anything but pricey.
Sale: $39.99 on November 22, Regular: $49.99
Stash everything from electronics to old magazines to children’s toys in these classic baskets. Warning: This set of three is only on sale for a limited amount of time on November 22.
Sale: $12.74, Regular: $72.00
The one thing your closet will always need more of? Hangers. Craft a cohesive look with chic wooden hangers—like these ones that, yes, are really 80 percent off.
Sale: $12.56, Regular: $14.01
Get graphic in the kitchen with this stellar set of cork mats. While they’re, of course, ideal for holding hot dishes and other dining essentials, the fun patterns will add intrigue even when left unused.
Sale: $19.99, Regular: $55.99
The perfect present for the coffee and tea lovers in your life, this stainless steel press lets them brew their morning drink the old school way. Give the gift of a Keurig-free 2018 by acting fast on this caffeine essential.
Sale: $32.99, Regular: $39.99
Shopping for a recent college grad? Introduce a touch of color to their first kitchen with this vibrant set of bowls that promises a bright beginning to every day.
Sale: $49.99, Regular: $79.99
While there’s nothing quite like flipping through the pages of a new book, we have to admit a Kindle comes in pretty handy whether you’re traveling over the holidays or just aren’t in the mood to lug around a heavy read. Now, bibliophiles can snag Amazon’s Bluetooth-enabled version for only $50.
Sale: $67.00, Regular: $79.00
For the guy in your life who lives for classic libations, this fully equipped Old Fashioned gift kit is sure to get him through the holiday chaos. The set includes everything your man needs to concoct the dreamiest of drinks, from drinking glasses to bitters to garnishing tools.
Sale: $19.87, Regular: $34.99
Calling all DIY-ers: Set yourself up for a productive (and colorful) 2018 with this dynamic collection of 20 washi tape rolls. An easy solution for renters and crafters alike who want to add a non-permanent embellishment to their walls or decor, this low-committal material offers endless styling possibilities.
Sale: $39.20, Regular: $49.99
A sleek add to any refrigerator, we love Soma’s streamlined water filter so much we even keep one around the Domino office!
Sale: $83.95, Regular: $149.99
For the techy friend who makes a mean beef stew, consider this innovative Crock-Pot. Not only can she control everything from cook time to temperature from an app on her phone, but this kitchen essential is also over 60 percent off.
Sale: $135.99, Regular: $159.99
Of all the mundane house chores, vacuuming definitely reigns king. This sleek self-charging robotic vacuum is a gift not only pet owners will appreciate, but also forward-thinking loved ones who are always on the go.
Sale: $16.39, Regular: $29.99
When it comes to storing our wine, we’re always on the lookout for clever, space-saving solutions. Check the vino aficionado off your gift list with this savvy bottle rack that lets them showcase of-the-moment selects.
Sale: $66.49, Regular: $170.00
A pop of color can go a long way outdoors—especially when chilly temps and grey skies put a damper on the day. Whether you (or someone you know) spends their autumn evenings out on a teeny apartment deck or palatial backyard patio, consider this foldable set a cheery decor fix.
Sale: $42.99, Regular: $109.99
Even when it comes to diffusers, we won’t settle for anything less than chic. That’s why we love this oil diffuser for it’s dark wood finish and semi-sculptural shape. And the fact that it’s over 60 percent off? Add to cart, please!
Sale: $109.99, Regular: $159.99
For the tech fiend who can’t stay away from the TV, gift this powerful speaker that can be mounted on the wall, connected to a flat screen, or used wirelessly. This discounted buy also comes with a worry-free, 18-month warranty—in case said friend also has the tendency to break things.
Sale: $27.99, Regular: $59.99
It’s never too late to get organized. These two-toned containers not only add storage to your space, but they also add style. Use these bins to house toys, office supplies, miscellaneous dorm room junk, laundry, and more—the stashing possibilities are endless.
24 Ounce Cresimo Cocktail Shaker
Sale: $13.95, Regular: $39.99
This season, give the gift of the perfect martini. An essential for professional drink-makers (and drink-tasters, too), wow the family’s resident bartender with this stainless steel mixing set.
Sale: $12.99, Regular: $17.00
Struggling to keep your sweaters organized, or know someone who is? We’re all about this collapsible closet shelf that will put an end to over-stuffed dressers.
Sale: $39.99, Regular: $56.99
An easy storage fix for the friend who calls a teeny apartment home, this versatile rack will let those closest to you finally master the art of kitchen organization. At almost 50 percent off, this is one cooking hack we’re jumping on fast.
Sale: $79.99, Regular: $129.99
Can’t live without Alexa? Put an end to your separation anxiety with Amazon’s Alexa-engaged, bluetooth speaker. The portable device lets users listen to music, catch up on the news, order food, and more—no matter where they are. Did we mention it’s only $80?
Sale: $14.99, Regular: $55.00
It’s no secret that we take our organizing seriously. But we also know that the journey to, say, a perfectly put-together bathroom isn’t always easy. That’s why we’re loving this see-through beauty organizer, which you can snag online for 80 percent off. For that one friend that just can’t seem to keep their vanity clear, gift this savvy storage fix that comes with easy-to-access drawers and removable liner to help keep makeup or jewelry in place.
Sale: $9.99, Regular: $22.97
Every kitchen deserves a touch of color. An ideal stocking stuffer, this rainbow-inspired set will make any amateur baker happy this holiday.
Sale: $27.99, Regular: $59.95
If you’ve figured out the secret to never losing or breaking headphones, please feel free to drop us a line. Until then, earbuds will always make for the ultimate gift, no matter who you’re shopping for. This sweat-resistant pair also boasts a noise-filtering mic and comes in multiple colors.
Sale: $17.99, Regular: $49.99
Tea aficionados and coffee addicts alike will appreciate this chic mug that’s guaranteed to keep their drink hot during the colder months. The cup’s marble exterior gives it a stylish twist, making this travel mug one they won’t be ashamed to carry to work.
Sale: $10.99, Regular: $49.99
Entertaining during the holidays can even drive the most seasoned chefs crazy, especially if they’re missing the proper tools. For the host who can’t stay away from the kitchen, this Equinox knife makes for the perfect gift. Plus, it’s also a total steal at almost 80 percent off.
Sale: $2.99, Regular: $15.95
When was the last time you dropped $3 for a good read? Whether you’ve been binge watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu this year or not, Margaret Atwood’s renowned novel is a must-buy.
Sale: $49.56, Regular: $75.99
Elevate a little one’s room while also encouraging them to read with this style-focused bookcase that the kids (and adults) in your life will love. The case’s five canvas slings make it easy for kiddos to stash all of their favorite books on their own, and help keep them off the floor for mom and dad, too.
Sale: $26.27, Regular: $99.99
Minimalist tote? Check. Laundry basket? Check. Backpack? Check. This chic storage bag is the versatile carry-all of our dreams. Shoppers who aren’t afraid to get a head start on their gift checklist can snag two of them for less than $30.
Sale: $44.97, Regular: $149.97
Looking for a gift that the mixology master in the friend group is sure to love? Consider upping their barware game with this set of four copper mugs that will get pros in the mood to craft the ultimate cocktail.
Sale: $79.99, Regular: $149.99
The holiday season is as much about eating as it is about shopping. Help your loved one’s out of their food coma with this activity tracker that will inspire them to get active again. The all-in-one wristband displays steps, calories-burned, distance, heart rate, intensity minutes, and the time of day…and it’s half off.
Sale: $19.99, Regular: $55.90
The simplest way to update your sleeping space? Look no further than your bedding. Not only does grey go with just about anything, but this vaguely silver, checkered option adds a touch of sophistication.
Originally published November 2, 2017. Updated November 22, 2017.