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If you’ve been anxiously awaiting news of Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year, you won’t want to miss out on the latest Prime Day 2021 announcement.
The online retailer recently revealed that their global shopping event will take place on June 21 and 22 in many countries across the globe. Unfortunately, Canadians won’t be able to shop the sale just yet as Amazon has paused Prime Day in Canada for now.
Details around when Prime Day in Canada will return are still scarce, but that doesn't mean you can't still start prepping for its eventual return.
Amazon has stated that Prime members saved over $1.4 billion during Prime Day 2020, so you know that you can expect plenty of deals and discounts upon its return.
Looking back at 2020’s top-selling items is also a way to gauge what you might find included in this year’s sale, so we’ve done the work for you and gathered some of the most-purchased products from around the world. From Canada to Japan, take a look at Prime Day 2020’s bestselling global items.
Canada: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Canadians are no strangers to the outdoors, so it’s no surprise that this portable water purifier was a top-selling product. Designed to filter waterborne bacteria and parasites, it makes a great addition to any camping trip or hike.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $25
United States: iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum
If you’re looking to simplify your life, a robotic vacuum cleaner is a solid investment. This highly-rated vacuum from iRobot earned the top spot among shoppers in the United States as one of 2020’s best Prime Day deals.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $350 (originally $450)
United Kingdom: Shark APEX DuoClean Upright Vacuum
Another cleaning product to top the best-sellers list was this upright vacuum from Shark, which was a hit among shoppers in the UK. It features Duoclean Technology, which uses a dual brushroll system that deep cleans carpets and directly engages floors for a polished look.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $467
A practical choice made it onto Spain’s bestsellers with this Finish dishwasher detergent. A supercharged powerball provides powerful cleaning that scrubs away dried on food and cuts through tough grease and stains.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $12
Netherlands: Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet
Not just for kids, this Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet was a top choice among Amazon shoppers in the Netherlands. The 647-piece kit stands 18cm high once complete, and makes for an eye-catching display piece in any room.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $80
If you’re looking to upgrade your home with more smart devices, this universal switch easily connects to lights, appliances and electronics. Sync it up with your phone, and you can easily control your home with just the touch of a button.
SHOP IT: Amazon, from $150
Germany and Austria: SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC Memory Card
Ideal for Android smartphones and tablets, action cameras, and drones, this memory card was a top pick for both German and Austrian shoppers.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $30 (originally $38)
United Arab Emirates: NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine
Among the bestsellers in the UAE was this automatic capsule coffee machine, which offers a deliciously brewed cup of coffee without taking up too much space.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $175 (originally $229)
Australia: Philips Hue Starter Kit Smart Light Bulb
In another nod to smart home technology, this smart light bulb kit was one of Australia’s most-purchased products. The set includes 3 Hue White and Color ambiance 60W LED Smart bulbs, and one smart button with mounting plates.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $240
Italy: FIFA 21 PlayStation 4
No video game collection would be complete without an assortment of virtual sports, like the best-selling FIFA franchise. This game was one of Italy's most-purchased items during Prime Day 2020, and is compatible with both PS4 and PS5 consoles.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $24 (originally $40)