Amazon Prime Early Access Deals That Make Great Holiday Gifts

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If it feels like Amazon just had a Prime Day, you're right. The last Prime Day took place in July, and now the online retail giant is at it again. The two-day sale is happening now and will run through tomorrow, Oct. 12, at 11:59 p.m. PT (2:59 a.m. ET), offering Prime members exclusive access to practically endless early deals leading up to the holiday season.

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As always, deals are available across all categories, but we've narrowed them down to products for cooks and bakers, crafters, home decor lovers and those with green thumbs. Even though all the products on our list would make excellent holiday gifts, there's no rule that says you can't buy them for yourself!

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If you aren't yet a Prime member, don't worry — there's time. You can sign up here for $14.99 a month. But if you aren't ready to commit, Amazon offers a free 30-day trial for new members that you can cancel at any time (like, directly following the sale if you want).

So, whether you bought more items than you intended or you didn't find anything worth purchasing at all back in July, now's your chance to do it all again and get your holiday shopping done (or at least started). Scroll on to see the best limited-time Amazon Prime Early Access deals that are live right now and will make excellent holiday gifts.

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Gifts for Home Cooks and Bakers

Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender

$599.95 (Save $50.00) at Amazon

If you do a lot of cooking or baking at home, buying a smart blender is, well ... smart. The Vitamix A3500 is jam-packed with program settings to help make your time in the kitchen go a lot smoother—pun intended. The blender has a 64-ounce capacity and is dishwasher-safe for easy clean up. It has five program settings: smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, frozen desserts and self-cleaning. It has built-in wireless connectivity that can read the amount of liquid or food placed inside, automatically adjusting the settings and blending times. Plus, it has a programmable timer that helps ensure you don't over- or under-blend. During the Prime Early Access Sale, you can purchase it at a discount with a black or red base.

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Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Plus Stand Mixer

$259.99 (Save $120.00) at Amazon

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For anyone who enjoys baking (or doesn't enjoy it but does it anyway), the KitchenAid Mini Plus is a great way to save time, energy and space in the kitchen. It's a mini version of the larger KitchenAid stand mixer and is designed with a durable metal construction that will last for years. The 3.5-quart, dishwasher-safe stainless steel bowl can mix up to five dozen cookies in one batch. It has a tilt head design to make it easy to add ingredients, and it comes with 10 attachments to make not just desserts, but everything from pasta to burgers to salads. Choose from nine color options.

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Philips Kitchen Appliances Premium Digital Air Fryer

$199.96 (Save $49.99) at Amazon

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Once you have an air fryer, it'll be hard to remember what life was like before it. The Philips Digital Air Fryer offers the delicious taste of fried food, but it's a healthier way to do it by adding little to no oil. It's the only air fryer with fat-removal technology. It has a 3-quart capacity, which is about enough food for four grown-ups, and it cooks faster than a conventional oven. You can use it for various types of cooking besides air frying, including baking, grilling, roasting, reheating, dehydrating and toasting.

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Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine

$899.95 (Save $200.00) at Amazon

The greatest way to show someone you love them is by buying them a coffee or espresso machine. We kid, we kid. Sort of. Breville's Barista Touch Espresso Machine is so advanced, it's basically like hiring a professional barista to live with you. It has an intuitive touchscreen display with pre-programmed drinks that can be modified based on how you like the strength, milk texture and temperature. Speaking of milk texture, this machine has a built-in, micro-foam milk texturing feature that enhances flavor but can also be used to create latte art.

Gifts for Crafters and Sewists

Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine

$169.99 (Save $40.00) at Amazon

Crafting life is so much easier with the right sewing machine. This sewing and quilting machine from Brother offers 60 built-in stitches, including decorative stitches and ones for auto-size buttonholes that you can see on the LCD screen. It has an automatic needle threader and a jam-resistant drop-in top bobbin. Accessories include 10 sewing feet, a needle set with a twin needle, three bobbins and more. If none of this makes sense to you, don't worry, the crafter you're buying it for will get it.

Worx Crafting Tool Combo Kit

$174.99 (Save $55.00) at Amazon

This deluxe crafting tool kit is ideal for those who are into woodworking or metal crafting. It comes with a fantastic rotary tool, an angle grinder, an airbrush, a wood and metal crafter that reaches target heat in 30 seconds, 41 useful accessories, a case to keep them safe, and a carry bag. The included 2.0 Ah battery charges quickly and is compatible with all the tools in the set.

Dan&Darci Art and Crafts Kit

$31.99 (Save $8.00) at Amazon

This is the ultimate kit for kids who just can't get enough arts and crafts. Designed for kids ages 8 and up, this Arts and Crafts Vault is packed full of over 1,000 craft pieces, including pipe cleaners, pop poms, wooden pieces, felt strips, craft sticks, sequins, googly eyes, buttons, feathers, glitter glue, scissors and more.

Ohuhu Double Tip Alcohol Markers, Set of 72

$55.99 (Save $14.00) at Amazon

When it comes to high-quality markers, these double-tip markers are the closest you'll get to professional. Each alcohol-based marker has a brush and chisel tip—the brush tip works well for sweeping or calligraphy and the chisel tip is best for coloring large areas. There are 72 vibrant colors that blend easily and don't smudge.

Gifts for Home Decor Lovers

Mulcolor LED Tree Vine Lights

$34.39 (Save $15.60) at Amazon

Perfect for kids, college students or anyone who enjoys decorative lights, Mulcolor's LED Tree Vine Lights will brighten up any room. The whimsical trees cast a warm, ambient glow, and they're easily bent into different shapes. They can be attached to a wall, and the company recommends using rope hooks, nails, suction cups or tape to securely hang them.

Richer House Artificial Ivy LED Hanging Shelf Set

$23.19 (Save $12.80) at Amazon

Add to the ambiance of anyone's home with this hanging shelf set from Richer House. The shelves combine greenery and LED lights to create a charming space on a wall. Made of renewable wood, ropes, artificial greenery and LED lights that conserve energy, the set is eco-friendly to boot. The shelves are great for displaying plants, picture frames or other special items.

SpringSun 5-Tier Corner Display Rack

$59.99 (Save $20.00) at Amazon

Give the gift of having a place to put trinkets, books and other small display items that otherwise wouldn't have a home. This five-tier ladder shelving unit fits perfectly in the corner of any room. It has a modern vibe and works as a decorative piece of furniture just as much as a functional one. The piece measures 12.4 inches deep, 17.5 inches wide and 64.5 inches high.

Kmise Decorative Ceramic Vases, Set of 4

$27.19 (Save $6.80) at Amazon

These ceramic vases aren't just functional by holding flowers or decorative plants, their colors are stunning and can add a lot to a room. The vases can be placed together on a dining table or shelving unit, or they can be used separately in different areas of the home. They're great to use as home decor as well as for a wedding or baby shower.

Gifts for Green Thumbs

Lomi Smart Waste Kitchen Composter

$399.96 (Save $99.99) at Amazon

This is the lowest price we've ever seen on the Lomi, an electric kitchen composter that breaks down not only food waste but bioplastics as well. The shortest cycle, called Eco-Express Mode, takes just four hours and reduces waste volume by up to 80%. It's perfect for when you simply want to get rid of food waste quickly and don't want to trudge outside to your yard composter to get rid of table scraps. Best of all, Lomi produces nutrient-rich dirt that your green thumb gift recipient can then use for their houseplants or raised beds.

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

$196.99 (Save $33.00) at Amazon

Just because someone enjoys gardening and lawn care doesn't mean they want to be bothered with turning the sprinklers on every time the grass, flowers and plants need to be watered. Rachio's third-generation sprinkler controller watches the weather so it can provide the right amount of water to your garden. It can be controlled from the app, so you can manage the sprinklers from anywhere—even on a beach in Tahiti. (Sigh.)

AeroGarden Harvest XL Smart Garden Grow Kit

$174.95 (Save $75.00) at Amazon

Winter isn't exactly the best time to maintain a garden, which is why the AeroGarden Grow Kit comes in handy—so you can grow herbs inside your home and watch them thrive without the threat of inclement weather. The smart garden has an LED grow light that helps plants maximize photosynthesis, an automatic timer, and reminders of when you need to add water and plant food. The kit includes popular herbs like basil, parsley, dill, thyme and mint.

BHY Cordless Leaf Blower

$76.49 (Save $43.50) at Amazon

A good blower changes the gardening game (and general outdoor upkeep game). This cordless leaf blower has six adjustable speeds, so you can blow as strong or as light as needed for the job. On low speed, the battery will last anywhere from one to three hours, and at high speed, it's good for 15 to 25 minutes.

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