The 10 Items Reader’s Digest and The Healthy Editors Want on Amazon Prime Day
Here's what we're adding to our carts in anticipation of Amazon Prime Day! Some of these editors' picks are already on sale.
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Amazon Prime Day 2021 is almost here. Well, really, Amazon Prime days are almost here and this is what every shopper needs to know. Amazon’s super sale of 48-hour savings kicks off at midnight on June 21 and runs through June 22. Over two million items are getting marked down, and the deals will be fast, furious, and sell out quickly. Don’t miss the funniest Amazon reviews of all time.
At Reader’s Digest and The Healthy, we’ve previewed some of the deals, and while we’re super excited we can’t yet reveal what items will be discounted—or for how much. We’re preparing for the shopping extravaganza by making a wish list of all the items we hope go on sale for Amazon Prime Day. And if they don’t? We’ll probably add them to our carts anyway.
Keep in mind, the Amazon Prime sales are only open to Prime members. Don’t have a Prime membership yet? Sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial. Happy Prime!
Weber Spirit II E-310 Propane Grill
Party on my patio! That’s pretty much my plan for this summer after a year and a half of pandemic life. And to do that properly, I need a good grill. That’s why I have my eye on this Weber Spirit II. I wanted a Weber because of its stellar reputation, and this model delivers, according to more than 1,700 five-star reviews on Amazon (and another 10,000 on Home Depot), as well as multiple “best of” lists. If you’re curious, this is the most expensive item on Amazon.
What’s so great about it? For starters, this three-burner propane grill has 529 square inches of cooking space (including a warming rack), porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, and a patented GS4 grilling system to ensure fantastic results every time. You can even hook up an app-connected thermometer so you can walk away to socialize without worrying that your food is being charred beyond recognition. Plus, I love that it has an open cart design, lots of hooks for grilling tools, and a folding side table for plates and platters. You get a lot of bang for your buck at a mid-range price point—and hopefully even more if it goes on sale! (Pretty please, Amazon!) —Dawn Yanek, Senior Editor at Reader’s Digest
90 Degree By Reflex High Waist Power Flex Tummy Control Leggings
I pretty much live in these leggings! I take a HIIT class five mornings a week and have bought more than my fair share of workout leggings and I promise you: these are the best. First off, they’re super comfy with four-way stretch and they’re totally opaque, even when you’re in a full squat. (Yes, I’ve tested them out in front of a mirror in every conceivable type of lighting.) They have a high waistband that gently sucks you in for a flattering look. Though they come in 20 colors, I personally like them in black. You can toss them in the washing machine, but line drying is recommended over the dryer. —Anne Fritz, Senior Editor at Reader’s Digest
Gerber Dime Multi-Tool
This thing is tiny, lightweight, and handy for countless jobs around the house, from tightening screws to removing splinters (nice tweezers) to opening boxes to trimming loose threads (scissors, too!). On a bike ride, I was able to fix a broken brake cable with the pliers. The only issue? It’s so handy that I’ve forgotten it’s in my pocket when boarding planes, going to Citi Field, or (my latest), Barclays Center. I’ve had to hand over the multi-tool multiple times as a result—and I don’t get them back. Thankfully the Gerber Dime is relatively cheap, but it would be nice to replace it during the Prime Day sale and maybe stock up on a couple. Just in case.—John Hastings, Digital Managing Editor at The Healthy” product_price=”21.29″ product_category=”Tools” product_retailer=”Amazon.com” content_rating=”” /]
Physicians Formula Ultimate Butter Collection
Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream
My hair is super curly and very fine. I’ve struggled for years to find something that doesn’t weigh down my hair or make it crunchy while also keeping the frizz away. Of the many, many products I’ve tried, Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream is my favorite. It’s an all-in-one curl solution that nourishes hair and minimizes frizz while enhancing natural curl texture with a gentle hold. I like to use it with Ogx’s Argan Oil. I always buy the Curl Defining Cream off of Amazon and try to stock up whenever I see that the product is on sale. Compared to some other hair care products, it is pretty affordable, but I don’t like to pay full price for things when I don’t have to. Here are the things you can buy on Amazon for less than a dollar. —Morgan Cutolo, Associate Editor at Reader’s Digest
Tribest SB-130 Soyabellla Automatic Soy Nut Milk Maker Machine
Over the years, as a health editor, I’ve become more mindful of following a plant-based diet. Plant-based milk (almond, cashew, and oat) is an absolute must-have in my fridge. An automatic plant-based milk maker, like this Tribest model, would save me money (unsweetened plant-based milk can be costly and hard to find) and trips to the grocery store.
The Soyabella not only makes soy milk but it can be used to make other types of milk in just 30 seconds. Its grinding blade is able to grind dried grains, beans, and nuts to deliver a smooth texture for your milk. You can also adjust the temperature settings and grinding time depending on the ingredients you use. A bonus: Its slim design makes it easy to keep on the counter next to my coffee maker. —Lizette Borreli, Senior Editor at The Healthy
Weleda Skin Food
This moisturizer was a bit of an Internet sensation a while back, so with so many people raving about it I thought I’d give it a try. (The original Weleda Ultra-Rich Cream product has something like 19,000 Amazon reviews.) I tried the lighter version and really liked it—it’s a very rich, effective moisturizer without being too heavy. I like the scent, which is due to botanical extracts, although not everyone is a fan. —Theresa Tamkins, Editorial Director at The Healthy
Kitsch Microfiber Hair Towel
I’ve been using hair towels like this since the days of Turbie Twist. They were a lifesaver for a kid with long, thick hair who couldn’t get a full-size towel to stay on her head after a shower. But when I wanted to refresh my collection, I wanted some new towels that felt more modern and cute. Enter: Kitsch. These hair towels are so soft, lightweight, and come in cute patterns (and some solid colors).
To secure the wrap, you loop an elastic band around a button at the back and that feels way more elegant than the other towels I’ve used. I love that this brand has matching microfiber scrunchies and spa headbands, too. As an added bonus it’s a woman-owned company. Just make sure you’re not fantasizing that their claim to cut down drying time means that it will fully dry your hair. It did cut down drying time for me, but you should still expect to go through the steps of your routine, whether that’s blow-drying or giving your hair time to air dry. I will definitely be buying more hair towels from Kitsch.—Mae Lander, Digital Photo Editor at Reader’s Digest
Smeg 50s Retro Toaster
I’m a sucker for aesthetically pleasing kitchen appliances. But as a Commerce Editor, I can’t overlook quality—which is why I love Smeg. The Italian appliance manufacturer has been designing and perfecting kitchen electronics since the late 40s. The Smeg 50s Retro Toaster features six browning levels and extra-wide slots to toast even the thickest slices of ciabatta. The removable crumb tray makes cleaning easy. And the look? This toaster can live on the kitchen counter permanently—right next to my Smeg electric kettle. —Megan Wood, Commerce Affiliate Marketing Editor
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
In the beauty world, skin care is the foundation of everything. The Ordinary is infamous for its minimalistic packaging that contains high quality formulas at an affordable price. This serum is suitable for all skin types and is especially great for skin in need of deep hydration due to the hyaluronic acid and B5. As a college student with sensitive skin, this serum provides the multi-depth hydration my skin craves while being irritant-free. I can use it alone or incorporate it in my in-depth skin-care routine morning and night!—Bianca Alvarez, Digital Editorial Intern at Reader’s Digest
M-61 PowerGlow Peel Gradual Tan
The health editor in me forbids tanning, but the beauty editor in me craves bronzed summer skin. I’d all but given up on self-tanners—they streak, they’re weirdly orange, and I hate waiting around in the buff for them to set—until I tried M-61 PowerGlow Peel Gradual Tan Body. Not only did this brand-new body wipe give me an even, subtle, natural-looking tan (without streaks!) but it goes on in one easy swipe with zero wait time. I’d buy it for those reasons alone—but there are skin-care benefits, too. Key ingredients exfoliate, minimize pores and fine lines, even skin tone, and reduce the look of spider veins. I’m adding these to my cart now, but if they go on sale, I’m buying in bulk!—Aviva Patz, Deputy Editor at Reader’s Digest