Amazon Prime Day 2021: Global bestsellers to look out for

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Hype is building for Amazon Prime Day 2021 which is less than two weeks away now, and while we know there'll be massive savings on offer, mystery still surrounds the exact deals we'll be able to shop.

Last year, Aussies saved millions on both everyday and big ticket items over the two-day shopping event, while globally, Prime members enjoyed $1.4 billion worth of discounts.

The best indication we have of what will be on sale come June 21 and 22, is what sold well last year, so we've collected the Prime Day best sellers from around the world for 2020 so you can start your wish list.

Of course, the only caveat is that to shop the Prime Day sales, you have to be a Prime member, however they have a 30 day free trial which will include access to Prime Day.

Australia: Philips Hue Starter Kit Smart Light Bulb

Philips hue smart lights on sale for prime day
These smart lights were a big hit Down Under. Photo: Amazon

Prime Day is still fairly new to Australia with 2021 only being its third year, but lots of Aussies got on board in 2020.

One of the most purchased products was this smart light bulb kit which includes three hue white and colour ambiance 60W LED Smart bulbs, one smart button and mounting plates.

The ECOVACS DEEBOT N79T robot vacuum cleaner was also a big seller, as was the waterproof, 8GB Kindle, and this Winix Hospital Grade Air Purifier.

Shop it: Amazon, $249

United States: iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum

irobot vacuum on sale for prime day
Robot Vacuums like this one from iRobot were a bit hit in the US. Photo: Amazon

While the ECOVACS robot vacuums were popular Down Under, in the US, this highly-rated vacuum from iRobot picked up the top spot.

It can tag team with the iRobot Braava M6 robot mop so all you have to do is hit a button and kick up your feet while you get your floors vacuumed and mopped up for you.

Shop it: Amazon, $843

United Kingdom: Shark DuoClean Upright Vacuum

Shark upright vacuum cleaner on sale for prime day
This Shark vacuum cleaner was a bit hit in the UK. Photo: Amazon

Another cleaning product was at the top of the best selling list in the UK, with this Shark upright vacuum proving very popular.

The APEX model was a big hit among the Brits but it isn't available locally in Australia, whereas the similar, Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum is, and for a fraction of the price of the market leading Dyson stick vacuums.

Shop it: Amazon, $499

Japan: SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher

Switchbot smart switch
Unfortunately this smart switch isn't currently available in Australia, but a smart remote from the same brand is. Photo: Amazon

It was all about smart tech in Japan, with this system selling big. It's a universal switch that easily connects to lights, appliances and electronics and can be synced up to your phone so you can easily control it with the touch of a button. 

Unfortunately, the Smart Button Pusher isn't available in Australia, but this smart remote hub from the same brand is. It can link up your TV, air conditioning and more, and can be controlled by Alexa.

Shop it: $80

United Arab Emirates: NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine

Dolce gusto pod coffee machine on sale
This pod coffee machine was discounted last year and sold big in the UAE. Photo: Amazon

Caffeine addicts in the UAE snapped up this automatic capsule coffee machine, which offers a deliciously brewed pod coffee without taking up too much space.

In Australia, the pods for this machine can be bought at Woolworths, Coles and Big W, as well as online of course.

Shop it: $117

Canada: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

portable water purifier
This portable water purifier is super handy for camping trips. Photo: Amazon

Canadians love the great outdoors, and just like Australia, there are plenty of places to go adventuring into where clean running water isn't easily available. 

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This portable water purifier designed to filter waterborne bacteria and parasites, was a top-selling product in their 2020 Prime Day sales, and is a great addition to any camping trip or hike.

Shop it: $37

Spain: Finish Dishwasher Detergent

Dishwashing tablets
Everyday items like these dishwashing tablets, were also popular with Aussie shoppers last year. Photo: Amazon

Many Spanish shoppers were practical in their Prime Day choices, with this everyday Finish dishwasher detergent tablets making it to the top of their best-seller list.

Aussie shoppers also picked up loads of everyday items in the sales last year, with Palmolive Foaming Hand Wash Soap, laundry products from OMO, Comfort and Fab, Coca-Cola Multipacks, Viva Paper Towels and jumbo bags of Starburst and Skittles all selling big.

Shop it: $56 for 188 tablets

Netherlands: Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet

LEGO Storm Trooper helmet on sale for prime day
You can play LEGO Masters at home with this Storm Trooper helmet. Photo Amazon

They may not be obsessed with LEGO Masters over there, but shoppers in the Netherlands spent big on this LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet last year.

The 647-piece kit stands 18cm high once complete, and makes for an eye-catching display piece in any room.

Shop it: $69

Germany and Austria: SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC Memory Card

128gb storage disk
This storage card was on sale last year and snapped up by lots of shoppers in Germany and Austria. Photo: Amazon

German and Austrian shoppers were in need of a bit more space, with this memory card picking up a top spot in both countries. 

It's Ideal for Android smartphones and tablets, action cameras, and drones.

Shop it: $30

Italy: FIFA 21 PlayStation 4

FIFA 21 on sale on Amazon
This game is already on sale in Australia, down to just $19 from $40. Photo: Amazon

Unsurprisingly, a nation of soccer-lovers went nuts for FIFA 21.

This game was one of Italy's most-purchased items during Prime Day 2020, and is compatible with both PS4 and PS5 consoles. It's one of the early deals already on sale in Australia.

SHOP IT: $19 on sale now from RRP $40

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