Start your holiday shopping early with Amazon Prime Day deals that end tonight: Tech, toys, jewelry

You know what happens after Halloween on Oct. 31? November’s Thanksgiving, followed by December holidays. Do you feel like time is speeding up? Well, Amazon Prime Day sales event, which was delayed in July, ends tonight. The big focus among the more than one million deals? Reap some of them now and hold some for the holiday season.

Check out Jarson Santa Claus and Christmas tree reversible print bedspread set (king-size red coverlet and two pillow shams, $25.79, save $17.20)

If you’re organized enough to have a gift list going or if saving every penny is critical during this recession, here are gifts at deep discount that might satisfy all your needs.

Consumer Reports says now is the best time to buy kitchen appliances and gadgets because the holidays are coming and deep sales, which run in predictable cycles, are happening in October and November.

  • An eight-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker with air fryer is $119.99 (save 53%). The family-meal size multi cooker with dishwasher-safe stainless steel cookware sautes, steams, slow cooks, sous vides, warms, air fries, roasts, bakes, broil and dehydrates. See more air fryers on sale.
  • The NutriBullet blender, with 1,200 watts of power, is on sale at $110.99 (21% discount). Whip up smoothies, soups, sauces and nut butters. See more blenders on sale
  • Amazon’s Smart microwave is also a convection oven, food warmer and air fryer and it comes with an Echo dot that will accept voice commands ($214.99, after discounts, regularly $299.98), See more microwave ovens on sale.
  • Save up to 40% off Amazon Basics kitchen essentials. For the holidays, do you need non-stick, baking mats (a two-pack is $8.11, a 42% savings) instead of using oil, cooking sprays or parchment paper? A stainless steel, electric kettle for tea and coffee (one liter, $17.59)? Or an enameled, cast-iron covered Dutch oven (6 quarts, $27.89, save 40%)? Check out Dutch oven cookbooks. See more Amazon Basics kitchen essentials on sale.
  • Gift idea for the home chef and baker: Habor digital cooking thermometer has a backlight display to test that candy to a turkey is ready ($11.89, save 30%).

As the night temperature drops, we crave to be warm and cozy inside. Here’s what we found to upgrade your living space and enhance your quality of life at home:

  • Oion Technologies’ B-1000 air purifier reduces odors, absorbs volatile airborne pollutants and freshens the air ($57.56, list price $99.95). The quiet device, which includes a UV-C sanitizer, is energy efficient and doesn’t need replacement filters. See more air purifiers, from travel size on up, on sale.
  • Linens: Layer your bed with a variety of calming textures and colors. You can start with luxurious, hotel-style sheets ($25.49 for a queen set, save 29%) or lightweight cashmere. Add warm blankets, quilts and a thick comforter wrapped in a duvet ($34.39 twin, save 20%).
  • Bourina’s soft, decorative sofa throw lets you snuggle up and add a pop of cheerful pink to a room ($18.69, regularly $23.99). Or gift someone the machine-washable, knitted textured, acrylic blanket, which is 50 inches wide by 60 inches long. See more bestselling blankets and throws for sale.
  • Lochas faux sheepskin bedside rug ($29.74, save 15%) is soft, fluffy and washable, and at 2-feet-by-5-feet, sized to lay next to a bed or in a nursery.
  • Third generation Echo Dot compact smart speaker with a fabric design for $18.99 (discounted from $49.99). Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms and control compatible smart home devices.
  • Apple Airpods with Charging Case (Wired) are $114.99 (reg. $159)
  • Sleepwear: Whether in bed or preparing to go to sleep, first slip into super comfy pajamas made from soft 100% cotton or pure silk.
  • Sound machines reduce noise. For $19.95 (a 20% savings), the Magicteam Sleep white noise machine delivers 40 natural soothing sounds to let babies, kids and adults drift off to sleep.
  • Fitbit watches are on sale for up to 30% off in case you are looking to ratchet up your exercise game, or at least track your progress. Some of their most popular models including the Versa 2, Versa lite and Aria Air are all on sale. The cheapest option is the Versa Lite which is going for nearly $100 off at $69.95 (regularly $159.99).
  • Amazon was founded as an online bookstore, so don’t forget looking for deals on classic books and audio books. Spend $20 on ebooks and get a $5 ebook credit. Prime members can choose two, new select Kindle books for free. Save $50 on a year of Audible Premium Plus if you’re a Prime member and new customers to Kindle Unlimited save 50% off a 6-month subscription.
  • Fire HD 10-inch tablet with 32 GB of storage for $79.99 (regularly $149.99)
  • All-new Fire HD 8-inch Kids Edition tablet in a kid-proof case for $79.99 (regularly $139.99)
  • Get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited’s more than 60 million songs as well as podcasts for just $0.99 if you’re a Prime members who hasn’t already subscribed.
  • Perfect for the upcoming winter months, these OCOOPA Hand Warmers are rechargeable and are going for $22.94 (regularly $29.99).
  • If you need a new GPS unit and you absolutely need the best possible device, you can get the trusty Garmin Edge 1030 Model 3.5-inch GPS Unit for just under $300 right now, which is half off the $599.99 retail price. This is probably one of the best deals with the biggest savings you’ll find on an outdoor gear item for Prime Day.
  • Upgrade your camp chair game by picking up one of these Intex Inflatable Ultra Lounge Chairs with Ottoman for only $24. The display price is listed at $29.99, but the price will actually be updated with an additional 20% off at the checkout page.
  • If you are planning on trying to snag some salmon or steelhead anytime soon, you can get this Dr. Meter Electronic Fish Scale for under $12. It’s rated up to 110 pounds and it could also be used to weigh your luggage or weigh postage if you need it for other functions as well.
  • LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar building kit is $29.96 (reg. $39.99).
  • Pokemon Official Ultimate battle figures Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Eevee, Jigglypuff, Magikarp, Haunter, Jolteon and Charizardis $34.99 (reg. $49.99).
  • 100-piece set of Magna-Tiles in clear colors is $83.99 (reg. $119.99).
  • Sphero Specdrums musical rings with play pad is $24.79 (reg. $69.50).
  • Kids tactical vest for Nerf Guns N-Strike Elite Series with refill darts pouch and protective glasses is $16.56, a savings of $5.43.
  • National Geographic rocks and fossils kit – 200 Piece Set Includes Geodes, Real Fossils, Rose Quartz, Jasper, Aventurine & Many More Rocks, Crystals & Gemstones – $19.99, a discount of $5.
  • Candy Land game is $16.99, a savings of $23.

If you’re not already a Prime member, sign up for a free 30-day trial to shop advance sale and receive free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. After that, it’s $12.99 per month or $119 per year. If you’re a student, you can get a free six-month trial, which is followed by a charge of $6.49 per month.

For a limited time, people who sign up for Prime using an Echo device will receive a $5 Amazon credit. Just say, “Alexa, sign me up for Prime.”

— Janet Eastman with Tim Brown

jeastman@oregonian.com | @janeteastman

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