We know it’s hard to think about holiday shopping when you’ve got the AC on full blast and are busy planning your next beach trip, but hear us out. A lot of the stuff on sale for Prime Day would actually make for great holiday gifts. Shopping this far in advance might seem a little over the top, sure, but imagine how good it would feel to be months ahead of schedule for once.
Because it’s early, we’re sticking with perennial Strategist favorites — the ones that show up on Christmas lists year after year, including toys that will probably sell out this year, kitchen appliances we’ve written about before, dependable luggage, and even a DNA kit in case you still haven’t jumped on the bandwagon. But if you feel strange buying a bunch of gifts in July just to leave them in a closet until December, why not pick up a gift for yourself right now instead? And since a lot of these deals are selling out, we’ll be updating frequently.