The best tech deals on Amazon for Free Shipping Day 2017 (Photo: Sonos / Amazon)

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The holidays are underway, and Christmas is inching closer and closer. If you’ve still got shopping to do, Free Shipping Day is the perfect time to get a lot done. But there’s not a lot that’s actually on sale, at least not a lot of gift-worthy stuff. However, if you’re looking to pick up a tech gadget or smart device for a loved one, there are a few great options to be found on Amazon.

The best part is that there’s something for every budget so you can make your loved ones feel special as heck without digging yourself into the dreaded holiday debt. People obsessed with “smart” tech especially are sure to love getting something new to add to their smart homes.

1. The best e-reader money can buy

Amazon really cornered the market when it comes to e-readers, and the Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect options for anyone, especially because it’s $20 off right now. While the top-shelf Kindle Oasis ($249.99) is a stunning piece of technology, and the entry-level Kindle ($59.99) works perfectly fine for less, the Paperwhite is the best blend of features and affordability. That’s why we named it the best e-reader of 2017.

Thinking of gifting this to someone? It might be great to pair it with a year of Kindle Unlimited for $83.92, 30% off the regular $120 annual cost. Kindle Unlimited gives readers access to over a million books whenever they want, and it includes unlimited listening with Audible. This also makes a great gift for a loved one who already has a Kindle.

Get the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for $99.99 and save $20

2. Sonos speakers that sound incredible and work with Alexa

Audiophiles with a penchant for technology will love Sonos smart speakers. (Photo: Sonos)

What’s the different between the two? The PLAY:1 is small and can fit virtually anywhere while still sounding fantastic. And the PLAY:3 is larger and packs a bit more of a punch when it comes to sound quality. Both can also be connected to a home entertainment system for a more immersive watching experience.

3. An Amazon Echo that fits any lifestyle

The Echo Show, which features a screen for video calls, watching movies trailers, and more, is currently down to $150, the lowest it’s ever been by a staggering $30, and a full $80 off the normal price. The Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot are majorly discounted right now as well, making it easy to find the perfect Echo for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

4. A fantastic tablet for $50

Amazon also makes a Kids’ Edition of the Fire HD 8, which includes a protective case in one of three fun colors along with a two-year worry-free warranty, and it’s on sale right now too. With this 32GB tablet, you’ll get a year of FreeTime Unlimited, which gives kids access to thousands of apps, educational games, and shows from the likes of PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney, and other popular kids networks.

*The more affordable 8GB Fire 7 is also on sale for $29.99 ($20 off) and the larger, more advanced 32 GB Fire HD 10 is $30 off at $119.99.

5. Smart home lighting for a more modern home

Smart lights offer countless benefits, and make any home more fun. (Photo: Philips)

Right now, you can get the Philips Hue Starter kit for $69.97, the second best price we’ve seen for this kit (it was $10 cheaper on Black Friday). You get the Hue bridge and four bulbs to get started, and can expand your system up to 50 bulbs. The 4-bulb color starter kit, which lets you turn your lights to millions of different colors, is also back on sale for its lowest price ever at $139.97.

6. A Bluetooth speaker that goes anywhere

Get the Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker in black for $23.95 and save 20%

7. This PlayStation bundle for the gamer on your list

This PS4 Slim bundle comes with a game for less than the cost of the console by itself. (Photo: PlayStation)

The best part? It’s currently $50 off. This bundle also comes with the ever-popular Star Wars Battlefront II game, perfectly matched with the premier of the new movie, and one controller, making it ready to plug-in and play right away. The unit plays every PS4 game and can play Blu-Ray discs as well. It’ll also work with 4K TVs.

Get the PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console – Star Wars Battlefront II Bundle on Amazon for $249 and save 17%.

8. A highly discounted new computer

A new refurbished Mac desktop is perfect for Apple lovers. (Photo: Apple)

Though it’s not their newest product, the Apple MK452LL/A iMac 21.5″ AIO Desktop is perfect for those looking for a new computer for a great price. This all-in-one computer is $400 dollars off.

This version is certified refurbished, but will show limited to no wear and for the price and what it does is a great value. It has a 4K retina display, an Intel Core i5-5675R Quad-Core 3.1GHz processor, 1TB of memory and comes with macOS 10.11 El Capitan. There is also Bluetooth, a built in camera, dual microphones and many other features, making it a great gift at its value or a great buy for your home.

Get the Apple MK452LL/A iMac on Amazon for $899.99 and save 31%

9. A high-end streaming device to cut the cord

With 4K and HDR playback, you can enjoy all your favorite shows anytime, (Photo: Roku)

Rokus are our top choice for streaming devices and while this particular version isn’t their premier product, the Roku Premiere+ is a great device for a cheap price. It’s currently discounted by 28% and is perfect for HD and 4K TVs, displaying great quality while you access more than 350,000 TV shows, movies, and more.

It also comes with a remote with great range and a headphone jack for quiet listening. Plus, it works on both WiFi and ethernet connection with plenty of speed. It’s perfect for cord-cutters, or those just simply looking to add a little more to their viewing experience.

Get the Roku Premiere  on Amazon for $64.99 and save 28%

10. A smart security camera to keep an eye on your home

Keep an eye on your home for peace of mind. (Photo: Nest)

Get the Nest Cam Indoor Camera for $162.01 and save $36.99

Prices are accurate at the time of publication, but may change over time.

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