Here are today's 5 best Amazon deals — save up to 45% on summer essentials

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beach towels, kayak
Whether summertime means hitting the pool or kayaking at the beach, there's a steal waiting for you. (Photo: Amazon)

A new season means new discounts, and Amazon has everything you need to kick off summer right! Whether you're looking for deals for yourself, thinking of all the things you need to entertain your backyard guests or shopping for Father's Day, Amazon is jam-packed with killer deals. Every single day our team scours the mega-site to put together a quick-and-dirty list of the top markdowns for you.

So what are the best Amazon deals right now? How 'bout the Welhome Cabana Beach Towel set of two for functional poolside decor at 40% off? Got kiddos coming to visit? Keep 'em occupied with the Intex Challenger Kayak Inflatable Set for $12 off. Or maybe you want a new pair of earbuds for beach time or vacay — how 'bout these true wireless numbers for just $18?

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Let's have a closer look at these stellar Amazon deals, shall we?

Intex Challenger Kayak Inflatable Set

BYOB: Bring your own boat. (Photo: Amazon)

Having a kayak is a cool way to cruise your local waters, but it can be a serious workout to schlep a heavy vessel over the dunes. Enter the Intex Challenger Kayak Inflatable Set. This inflatable blows up like a raft but works just like a kayak — and is puncture- and UV damage-resistant. The kayak, which holds up to 400 pounds, even comes with its own pump and aluminum oars.

"Took it to a lake in northern Maine for a five-day trip. I fished and fished and fished and fished," said a happy customer. "I had my 60-pound dog with me, and this held up beautifully! ...After blowing it up at the car, I walked it about 100 yards to the shore of the lake and used it. It was PHENOMENAL!!! I love this kayak! LOVE IT!"

$113 $125 at Amazon

Welhome Cabana Beach Towel, Set of 2

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This striped towels are total classics. (Photo: Amazon)

Sure, you can grab any old junky towel and use it on the beach. But you can also invest in some gorgeous striped towels that double as decor. The Welhome Cabana Beach Towel, set of two, definitely falls into the latter camp. These classic-style towels are plush and long (72 inches, to be exact!) and look great, whether they're artfully arranged in a basket on your patio or laid out in the sand.

"The thread count is very high and it shows," said a five-star fan. "These towels are very soft, thick and absorbent, yet they dry more quickly than many of my other beach towels that are thinner."

$38 $60 at Amazon

Cuisinart Portable Charcoal Grill

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The go-to option for on-the-go grillers. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether you're planning to hit the beach with your buddies or want to cook out in the park, this mega-popular Cuisinart charcoal grill is ready to make the experience legendary. It's got 150-square-inch cooking rack that'll let you cook up a feast of dogs and burgers, along with three secure lid locks to make transportation easy. And, here's the kicker: It weighs only two pounds.

"This grill is a great size to carry with us in our small motor home," this noshing nomad wrote. "Compact, lightweight, easy to set up and use without being bulky. It does exactly what we want and need it to do. Cleanup after each use is a breeze. Would buy again if we needed another. This grill would be a nice gift for others that camp, glamp, RV or have a small area to grill in."

$25 $40 at Amazon

Knpailmy True Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case

Knpailmy ear buds
Be an AirPod owner (or just look — and listen — like one) for just $18! (Photo: Amazon)

Want wireless earbuds without the hefty price tag? These true wireless earbuds look nearly identical to Apple AirPods — and they're much, much, much cheaper. And that was before the 40% discount on offer right now. These Bluetooth buds sync up with your phone, so you can play your music and hold conversations hands-free. They also offer up to 40 hours of playtime. Once you're ready to recharge them, simply place the buds in their charging case — it's that simple!

"These earbuds are honestly amazing!" said a five-star fan. "They are unbelievably comfortable. You just head in the direction of your ear and it’s like they’re on autopilot, they just 'plop' on your ear, in the bowl part at the bottom of the ear. They don’t move, fall out, twist or turn. I’ve slept in them every night, and when I wake up they’re still where I put them. ...Sound is great, bass is great."

$18 $30 at Amazon

Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series

It's a good time to cut the cord. (Photo: Amazon)

If you're in the market for a TV, the Omni Series gives you an incredible viewing experience at an incredible price. With the 65-inch version you get access to every major streaming service, but it also includes hands-free Alexa operation. That means you can say things like, "Alexa, turn on the TV," or "Alexa, watch Survivor on Hulu," without ever touching the remote.

"Awesome television experience!!!" shared one happy TV watcher. "The TV has amazing picture quality. The sound is surprisingly good as well. If you use Alexa, you can’t go wrong with this television."

$500 $830 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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