Are you rockin’ around the Christmas tree yet? Oh, excuse me, what did you say? It’s just October? Listen, if you aren’t ho-ho-ho-ing and stockpiling pecans for holiday baking by now, you’re already behind the eight ball. Then, Amazon throws a wrench into the works by telling you it’s time to get shopping with its secret sale. What’s an Amazon secret sale you ask? Think of it like Prime Day but timed coincidently with the season of giving.
I couldn’t possibly write an article with every Amazon deal included so you’re going to have to trust me that the products below are some of the best buys happening during the sale. And, it’s not just covering one category. I’ve got stuff for your kitchen, your kiddo, and your furry friends as well as some beauty booty, cool toys, and products to help you get the best night of sleep. Break out your credit card and loosen up your mouse finger, it’s time to get shoppin’!
You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).
Pump Up The Noise
I just returned from a weekend trip to Boston where I toted a white noise machine like this one to drown out the sounds of, ahem, snoring in the room and hall noise outside of it. This battery-operated unit features 18 relaxing sounds and an optional timer in a compact, easily portable package. White noise machines aren’t just for babies; adults can benefit from them, too.
Get That Honeymoon Glow
I got turned on to Farmacy products in the past year or so and I’ve been pleased with everything I’ve tried. But, what I like most is the collection of natural ingredients. This body lotion, dubbed Honeymoon Glow, has lactic acid that resurfaces dull skin and salicylic acid that exfoliates and cleanses. Best of all, it delivers an all-over glow that can’t be beat.
Up In Smoke
I always see them using smoking guns on my favorite cooking shows and while I want one, I don’t know exactly what I’d do with it. This smoking gun comes with an extra-large dome so that you can infuse food or beverages with that subtly smoky flavor. You can use wood chips, tea, herbs, spices, or even dried flowers inside the burner chamber to achieve your desired results.
The Daily Grind
An electric grinder was the kitchen tool I didn’t know I needed until I bought one and now I use it for everything from coffee beans to spices to nuts and more. This one comes in four different finishes with an included cleaning brush, and the operation couldn’t be simpler. Just plug it in and select the on/off button to grind … or not to grind.
Here Comes The Groomer
Give your best bud a good groom with this professional grooming kit that includes clippers, multiple guards, nail trimmers, scissors, and more for one low price. This set can be used on dogs, cats, and any other furry friend you feel brave enough to groom. The good news is that the clippers are low-noise so they won’t frighten your pup and won’t pull at their coat either.
I’m going to be honest here: I have no real clue what routers, modems, and things like this mesh wifi router actually do. I just know that when I open my computer, the internet works and that makes me happy. This router has parental controls, a next-gen firewall, and content filters along with reliable functionality that blankets your home like a mesh covering. Oh, well, that makes more sense now.
These wired headphones are so adorable that I kind of want a pair for myself and while that’s not technically impossible it might draw some unusual looks. Wired with a volume-limiting functionality to protect little ears, these are as useful as they are cute. These are lightweight, adjustable, and have universal compatibility with a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Choose from orange, black, or turquoise.
So Fresh And So Clean
Since I’m talking about Farmacy products, I want to share one more with you: Clearly Clean, a makeup meltaway cleansing balm that works for all skin types including sensitive skin. Fragrance-free, this product contains sunflower oil that removes makeup without stripping your skin or drying your face, and moringa seed extract that removes impurities from pollutants. Feel good about using this with its all-natural ingredients.
Imagine The Pasta-bilities
If you try just one new skill, make it homemade pasta-making because you’ll never go back to the boxed stuff. This deluxe, five-piece pasta set has everything you need to make fettuccine, angel hair pasta, and even ravioli. Your purchase includes a hand crank, countertop table clamp, and a cleaning brush. One reviewer said, “I’m happy with this machine for what I need it to do.”
These healing acne patches are some kind of weird skin-healing voodoo and I am here for it. These are made with hydrocolloid, a nearly invisible dressing that works to reduce redness and zap blemishes quickly. Great for all skin tones, these can be used day or night to flatten a pimple before it has a chance to turn into something red and ugly.
Mug It Up
Is there a couple in your life set to walk down the aisle in the next few months? This deluxe mug set is perfect for the new Mr. and Mrs. and comes complete with both mugs, matching lids, and spoons. It’s all packaged in an elegant box with a “best wishes” card so you can jot down a message (or better yet, a piece of advice).
There’s no better kitchen appliance than an electric pressure cooker and I’m willing to die on this hill. What other device works as well to do everything from slow cooking to making yogurt to pressure cooking in a matter of minutes? This version is branded with Gordon Ramsey’s MasterChef TV show and features 13 different settings guaranteed to make your time in the kitchen more productive.
We’re still learning what staring at screens as computers, tablets, and cell phones do to our eyes and while the jury is still out on blue light-blocking glasses, it’s worth a shot for preventing dry eyes and eye strain/fatigue. These classic night Swannies come in three sizes and two frame options so you can look chic while safeguarding your peepers.
Make A Run For It
Where do you keep your keys, cards, and cell phone when you’re out for a walk, jog, or run? Most people I know don’t like weighing their pockets down and those belts can be constricting. This magnetic pouch slides over the hem of your pants or shorts and keeps your belongings safe and easily within reach. It won’t bounce around while you’re wearing it either.
Be A Potty Princess
Potty training is a battle of wills. Who will break first? You or your toddler? Hold the line, parents! This potty training gift set comes with everything you need to successfully potty train your little one. You’ll get a fully-illustrated rhyming storybook, a chart with magnetic reward stars to track progress and a felt crown as a fabulous reward. She’ll become the potty princess — with your help.
Put Your Best Face Forward
If you’ve ever suffered from acne, you know how frustrating it can be to find products that work effectively. This complete set includes a 90-day supply of Neutralyze’s three-step system with face wash, clearing serum, and Synergyzer, which reduces redness and irritation. Reviewers love it for both face and body acne and call it drying but effective at clearing things up.
Why buy her one baby when she could have two? And, hey, you don’t have to get up in the middle of the night with either of them. This set of two 12-inch dolls includes blue-themed and pink-themed dolls as well as matching bottles. Each doll has a two-piece outfit and coordinating headband. Your little one will love taking care of her own babies with no diapers to change or spit-up to clean up.
On The Pill-ow
You wouldn’t think a cylindrical pillow would be good for much but this cervical roll pillow gives support and instant relief from headaches and discomfort while you sleep. Equipped with a zippered case that can be removed and washed, this pillow is perfect for back and side sleepers … or really anyone who’s tired of waking up feeling like they went eight rounds with Mike Tyson.
A Fresh Lick Of Paint
I got some artistic genes but more on the music side of things than the art side but that doesn’t stop me from lusting over paints, markers, and other art supplies. This watercolor paint set includes 13 shades of odorless paint, three brushes, and a sturdy box perfect for storage and travel. These spread smoothly on canvas and have vibrant coloring for hours of painting.
An Animal Encounter
I don’t know many kids who don’t enjoy a day down on the farm. With this playset, they can get a dose of that any time they want. The set comes with 12 seven-inch realistic farm animal figurines, a play mat, a 12-page sound book, a log fence, hay bales, tree stumps, and more. The sound book is pretty cool, too, demonstrating the sounds animals make and offering fun facts about each. No manure clean-up required.
It’s All Fun And Games
The simplest toys always seem to bring kids the most enjoyment. Maybe it’s because they can use their imaginations more. This three-in-one-yard game set has gear for a ring toss game, cornhole, bean bag throwing, and much more for indoor or outdoor play. It’s the ultimate field day kit that’ll keep them active and entertained for hours on end.
Finding just the right colander has been the kitchen fight of my life. They’re either too big, too flimsy, or too … something. This one is a multipurpose gadget because it is wide enough to be used as an over-the-sink cutting board and includes a collapsible colander that can be removed for easy storage. Cut, rinse, and drain in one convenient package.