I'm a Shopping Editor, and These Under-$25 Summer Must-Haves Are My Favorite Early Prime Day Deals

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Everyone loves getting a good deal, but solidifying the best price can be tricky. As a home shopping editor, hunting for the best bargain buys is on my to-do list from 9 to 5 p.m. And now that Amazon Prime Day is approaching, my sights are set on finding the biggest steals across all categories, including electronics, home, kitchen, fashion, beauty, and more. The two-day sale is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13, but major discounts are already starting to trickle in throughout the site—which means I'm already adding must-have deals to my cart.

Instead of browsing through big-ticket items like vacuums, smart home devices, or Apple Airpods, I'm strictly looking for affordable everyday goods that have been slashed to an even lower price point ahead of the sale event. Even though there are thousands of deals on the site, I crafted a list of the 10 can't-miss discounts I'm shopping before Prime Day. And they're all under $25.

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Right now, I'm on the prowl to save on summer essentials like sunscreen, portable coolers, fans, and even kitchen tools. Ahead, you can browse through my online shopping cart, which includes my favorite Maybelline concealer that hides my dark circles without creasing or melting in the heat for 20 percent off. Aside from the makeup restock, most of the items have been on my wishlist for weeks, like this Lodge cast iron grill pan that's now $10 off, and this under-$20 sun hat that I plan on wearing all summer at the beach.

Keep scrolling to shop these editor-approved under-$25 deals before the Amazon Prime Day rush.

Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan

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I'm a big fan of the Tennessee-based brand Lodge, and use its Dutch oven and 10.5-inch cast iron skillet a few times a week. So when I saw that the cast iron grill pan was discounted for 33 percent off ahead of Prime Day, I added it to my shopping list immediately. The pre-seasoned cast iron promises high heat retention and a nonstick coating, so I can grill meats and vegetables right from my kitchen.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Under-Eye Concealer

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I've tried a myriad of concealers of all price ranges, and I always come back to this Maybelline under-eye concealer. It's the only product out there that truly hides my dark circles without aging me with caked-on creases. Now that it's only $8, I'm getting multiples to keep in each of my purses.

Lanzom Wide Brim Sun Hat

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A sun hat is essential to surviving summer, but I often get frustrated when they dip below my line of sight. This straw sun hat is not only adorable thanks to its sweet bow, but it's also functional with a brim that will protect my face without blocking my eyes. It even comes with an adjustable strap.

Chef'N FreshForce Citrus Juicer

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Summer is my favorite time to enjoy citrus in everything from refreshing beverages to lemon cakes. This kitchen tool is designed to extract as much juice as possible while catching the seeds in the process, making all my go-to recipes that much easier. The juicer comes in three different sizes to accommodate lemons, limes, and oranges—and it's on sale for up to 40 percent off.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion

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If you're like me, avoiding sunburn is nearly impossible in the summer—no matter how much sunscreen you put on. But with Neutrogena's ultra-sheer dry-touch sunscreen, I'm hoping to lower my aloe vera use significantly. The SPF 55 sunscreen is lightweight and quick-absorbing, so it won't leave a greasy finish, according to the brand. It's water-resistant and I can use it on my body and face to prevent burns (as long as I follow its two hour reapplication directions).

Black + Decker Turbo Desk Fan

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Even with air conditioning, I'm struggling to beat the heat this summer. But this $18 Black + Decker table fan is the ideal solution. Shoppers say the fan "gives off plenty of cool air," thanks to its three speed settings and 90 degree tilt, so I'm excited to try it out in my space.

Srise Large Insulated Cooler Bag

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I love outdoor picnics, but despise lukewarm beverages. Luckily this cooler tote bag promises to keep my snacks and sparkling water cold for up to eight hours, without requiring me to lug a traditional cooler to the park.

Gideal 20-Pack Dual-Sided Yellow Sticky Fly Traps

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Fruit flies become a huge problem in my kitchen in the summer—especially after I come home with farmer's market produce. But sticky fruit fly traps are an easy way to lure flies onto the pads instead of my tomatoes. I can simply stick them around my kitchen, wait a few days, and dispose of the pads once the issue subsides.

Soledi Cooling Blanket

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If you sweat through summer nights like I do, a cooling blanket is a must. I'm buying this one not only because of its affordability, but also because of its breathable, moisture-wicking fabric that's derived from nylon and viscose. Shoppers say it's super soft, and actually cooling.

Weetiee Grill Brush

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Scrubbing grill grates is one of my least favorite summer chores. Scraping off stuck-on grease and food bits to reveal an unchanged surface is defeating. That's why I'm grabbing this best-selling grill brush that's equipped with tons of metal coils to clean grates without leaving metal bristles behind.

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