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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Nixplay Seed 10 WiFi Digital Photo Frame - Black for $124.99 (list price $179.99)

Amazon Echo - Black for $149.99 (list price $179.99)

Anker SoundCore Sport XL Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker - 16W Output and 2 Subwoofers, IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof, Shockproof, 66ft Bluetooth Range, 15H Playtime, Built-in Mic, USB Charging Port for $44.99 (list price $159.99)

Anker SoundCore mini Bluetooth Speakers 5W with 15-Hour Playtime, Super-portable Wireless Speaker with 66-Foot Bluetooth Range, FM Radio, Enhanced Bass - Black for $18.99 (list price $29.88)

Anker SoundBuds Wireless Headphones - Sweatproof, Magnetic In-Ear Sport Earbuds with 8-Hour Playtime and Noise Cancellation, Secure Fit Bluetooth Headset for Running, Workout and Gym for $17.99 (list price $35.99)

Anker SoundCore Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker [IPX7 Waterproof/Dustproof Rating, 10-Hour Playtime] Outdoor Wireless Shower Speaker with Enhanced Bass and Built-In Microphone for $25.99 (list price $59.99)

Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Black - with Special Offers for $64.99 (list price $89.99)

Anker Ultra Portable Pocket Size Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with 12 Hour Playtime, NFC Compatibility, Ultra Compact Ring Box Size (Black) - A7910 for $15.29 (list price $39.99)

Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (10ft) Durable and Fast Charging Cable [Double Braided Nylon] for iPhone, iPad and More (Red) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

elago W3 Stand - [Vintage Apple Monitor][Supports Nightstand Mode][Cable Management] - for Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 for $11.50 (list price $14.99)

 

KITCHEN

ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Commercial FGTHO550 Stainless Steel Oven Monitoring Thermometer for $5.50 (list price $6.49)

Circulon 1-1/2-Quart Sunrise Teakettle, Circulon Red for $19.99 (list price $40.00)

Kootek 42 Pieces Cake Decorating Supplies Kit with 36 Icing Tips, 2 Silicone Pastry Bags, 2 Flower Nails, 2 Reusable Plastic Couplers Baking Supplies Frosting Tools Set for Cupcakes Cookies Kids for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker, Brushed Chrome for $108.99 (list price $250.00)

Zestkit Wine Aerator Pourer Modern Aerating Pourer Red and White Wine Decanter Spout, Black for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Air Fryer by Cozyna, Low Fat Healthy and Multi Cooker with Rapid Air Circulation System, 3.2 L with 2 e-cookbooks Included (over 50 recipes) for $97.67 (list price $199.00)

Brewberry Electric Milk Frother & Heater for Extra Foamy Cappuccino, Latte & More, Milk Frother Pitcher, Cordless Detachable Base for Easy Serving, Stainless Steel for $24.99 (list price $29.99)

Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer with Lights and Sounds for $14.99 (list price $17.99)

mDesign Refrigerator, Freezer, Pantry Cabinet Organizer Bins for Kitchen - 8" x 4" x 14.5", Pack of 2, Clear for $18.99 (list price $24.99)

Rubbermaid 4-Piece Dish Rack Sinkware Set, Red for $19.96 (list price $30.49)

KitchenAid KSC6222SS Slow Cooker with Easy Serve Glass Lid, 6 quart, Stainless Steel for $99.99 (list price $145.86)

Cuisipro Surface Glide Technology 4-Sided Boxed Grater for $24.11 (list price $35.00)

Thermal Coffee Carafe 51oz by Cozyna, Milk and Creamer Carafe, Stainless Steel, 1.5L for $25.45 (list price $79.90)

(Set of 2) The Original GORILLA GRIP Non-Slip Silicone Oven Mitt, Red- Set of Oven Mitts for $16.99 (list price $29.99)

Perfect Drink PRO App-Controlled Cocktail Mixing – Wireless, Stainless Steel for $77.55 (list price $99.99)

ZULU QUALITY Original Smooth Edge Safety Can Opener | Manual Can Opener for $16.95 (list price $29.95)

HOME

Premium 8 Piece Towel Set (Grey); 2 Bath Towels, 2 Hand Towels and 4 Washcloths - Cotton - Machine Washable, Hotel Quality, Super Soft and Highly Absorbent by Utopia Towels for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

Hoover Vacuum Cleaner WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum UH72630PC for $123.07 (list price $189.99)

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 225 Count for $9.97 (list price $11.97)

Utopia Kitchen 12 Pack Flour-Sack-Towels,28 x 28-Inches for $15.99 (list price $44.99)

Ohuhu Remote Control Night Light Upgraded Ocean Wave Light Projector 7 Colors with Bulit-in Speaker for $16.99 (list price $24.99)

Granite Gold GG0036 Granite Gold 24-oz. Sealer, Preserver & Protectant for $19.98 (list price $24.99)

DHP Emily Futon Sofa Bed, Modern Convertible Couch With Chrome Legs Quickly Converts into a Bed, Rich Grey Linen for $125.81 (list price $242.00)

Emerald Home T100-0 Chandler Cocktail Table, Wood for $141.37 (list price $148.03)

Simple Designs LF1014-BLK Floor Lamp Etagere Organizer Storage Shelf with Linen Shade, Black for $42.49 (list price $69.99)

Whitmor Supreme 3-Shelf Steel Rolling Cart, Chrome for $27.59 (list price $39.99)

Whitmor 6044-14 White Crystal Collection Handbag File, Clear for $5.47 (list price $18.65)

Flannel Fleece Blanket Red Throw Lightweight Cozy Plush Microfiber Solid Blanket by Bedsure for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Oz for $14.84 (list price $17.17)

Men's Rogaine Hair Loss & Hair Thinning Treatment Minoxidil Foam, Three Month Supply for $39.99 (list price $40.01)

Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Kit for $11.92 (list price $12.99)

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturize With Retinol, 1 Fl. Oz. for $16.24 (list price $19.99)

Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower And Bath Gel, Body Wash, Original, 16 Fl. Oz. for $9.39 (list price $13.99)

Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron; 1-inch for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

Clairol Nice 'n Easy Root Touch-Up 4 Matches Dark Brown Shades 1 Kit, (Pack of 2) for $13.73 (list price $15.98)

Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream Moisturizer, 1.7 fl. Oz. for $18.04 (list price $19.99)

Roc Retinol Correxion Anti-Aging Sensitive Skin Night Cream, 1 Oz. for $14.02 (list price $18.99)

L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara, Blackest Black, 0.33 Ounces for $7.49 (list price $10.95)

Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System for $19.93 (list price $23.99)

Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen Lotion 30 Spf 1 oz(Pack Of 24) for $29.14 (list price $47.76)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

ETA hand2mind Student Math SAFE-T Compass, Set of 12 for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks for $9.86 (list price $14.88)

Outus 6 Pack 3 mm Width Graphic Chart Tape Art Tape Grid Marking Tapes Whiteboard Gridding Tape Self-adhesive Artist Tape, Black for $9.99 (list price $13.99)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $7.00 (list price $8.24)

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Black, 12 Count for $7.19 (list price $8.47)

BIC Wite-Out Brand EZ Correct Correction Tape, 10-Count for $13.53 (list price $16.53)

Ohuhu 48-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils for Sketch/Secret Garden Coloring Book(Not Included) for $9.99 (list price $48.00)

Lightahead LA-7550 Clear document folder with snap button,Premium Quality Poly Envelope, US LETTER / A4 size, Set of 12 in 6 assorted Colors, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Maroon for $10.99 (list price $13.99)

Amir Bamboo Wood USB Charging Station, Desk Stand Charger, 3 USB Ports, for iPhone 7/6s/6/5s & 38mm/42mm Apple Watch for $13.99 (list price $33.99)

MyGift Space Saving Black Metal Wire Mesh 8 Compartment Office / School Supply Desktop Organizer Caddy w/ Drawer for $14.50 (list price $27.99)

Set of 3 Small Black Erasable Chalkboard Memo Message Signs / Wedding & Event Place Cards - MyGift® for $11.50 (list price $11.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS 

Cutter Backyard Bug Control Spray Concentrate (HG-61067) (32 fl oz) for $8.86 (list price $9.97)

SHINE HAI Professional Hand Pruner Bypass Pruning Shears with Safety Lock, Tree Trimmers Secateurs, Garden Shears, Clippers for the Garden for $7.99 (list price $39.99)

Gorilla Carts Heavy-Duty Steel Utility Cart with Removable Sides with a Capacity of 1000 lb, Gray for $119.20 (list price $159.99)

VicTsing 50ft Expanding Hose, Strongest Expandable Garden Hose with Double Latex Core, Solid Brass Connector and Extra Strength Fabric for Car Garden Hose Nozzle for $34.99 (list price $39.99)

BLACK+DECKER EM1500 15-Inch Corded Mower with Edge Max, 10-Amp for $115.57 (list price $149.99)

Cuisinart CGG-059 Grillster 8,000 BTU Portable Gas Grill for $69.00 (list price $89.99)

Meat Claws, Strongest Easiest Meat Shredder, Smoker Accessories. Lifetime Replacement! Perfect Gifts For Men Or Dad, Meat Forks For BBQ Grilling & Pulled Pork, Chicken, Or Beef! So Many Uses, Ekoclaws for $12.27 (list price $16.87)

Scotts Wizz Hand-Held Spreader for $16.95 (list price $19.97)

Cuisinart CGS-134T Grilling Tool Set with Grill Glove, Teal and Stainless (3-Piece) for $17.34 (list price $22.68)

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Sprout with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit, Blue for $54.95 (list price $69.95)

Etekcity 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern with 6 AA Batteries (Black, Collapsible) for $16.88 (list price $39.99)

 

TOOLS

Vestil CASE-1814 Rugged textured Carrying Case with rounded corners. 18" Length, 14" Width, 6" Height for $31.95 (list price $51.99)

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier [22-01471] for $22.99 (list price $32.91)

Stanley 51-163 16-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Nailing Hammer for $18.36 (list price $31.50)

Bosch GLM 50 C Bluetooth Enabled Laser Distance Measurer with Color Backlit Display for $119.52 (list price $149.99)

Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set for $11.25 (list price $19.75)

Drain Snake Cleaner and Cleaning Tool by Green-world - Set of 3 Hair Drain Clog Remover Sink and Bathtub - Hook Catcher and Auger Plumbing - Zip It for $6.96 (list price $10.99)

Stanley 90-948 8-Inch Adjustable Wrench for $8.88 (list price $13.88)

Shark Corp 10-2210 Miter Box Saw for $25.97 (list price $33.56)

Black & Decker 15-110 High Speed Steel General Purpose Drill Bit Set, 10-Piece for $5.98 (list price $7.15)

14 Retro Gifts for Millennials

Ravi Palwe, Unsplash
Ravi Palwe, Unsplash

Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, which means the pop culture they grew up with is officially retro. No matter what generation you belong to, consider these gifts when shopping for the Millennials in your life this holiday season.

1. Reptar Funko Pop!; $29

Amazon

This vinyl Reptar figurine from Funko is as cool as anything you’d find in the rugrats’ toy box. The monster dinosaur has been redesigned in classic Pop! style, making it a perfect desk or shelf accessory for the grown-up Nickelodeon fan. It also glows in the dark, which should appeal to anyone’s inner child.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Dragon Ball Z Slippers; $20

Hot Topic

You don’t need to change out of your pajamas to feel like a Super Saiyan. These slippers are emblazoned with the same kanji Goku wears on his gi in Dragon Ball Z: one for training under King Kai and one for training with Master Roshi. And with a soft sherpa lining, the footwear feels as good as it looks.

Buy it: Hot Topic

3. The Pokémon Cookbook; $15

Hop Topic

What do you eat after a long day of training and catching Pokémon? Any dish in The Pokémon Cookbook is a great option. This book features more than 35 recipes inspired by creatures from the Pokémon franchise, including Poké Ball sushi rolls and mashed Meowth potatoes.

Buy it: Hot Topic

4. Lisa Frank Activity Book; $5

Urban Outfitters

Millennials will never be too old for Lisa Frank, especially when the artist’s playful designs come in a relaxing activity book. Watercolor brings the rainbow characters in this collection to life. Just gather some painting supplies and put on a podcast for a relaxing, nostalgia-fueled afternoon.

Buy it: Urban Outfitters

5. Shoebox Tape Recorder with USB; $28

Amazon

The days of recording mix tapes don’t have to be over. This device looks and functions just like tape recorders from the pre-smartphone era. And with a USB port as well as a line-in jack and built-in mic, users can easily import their digital music collection onto retro cassette tapes.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Days of the Week Scrunchie Set; $12

Urban Outfitters

Millennials can be upset that a trend from their youth is old enough to be cool again, or they can embrace it. This scrunchie set is for anyone happy to see the return of the hair accessory. The soft knit ponytail holders come in a set of five—one for each day of the school (or work) week.

Buy it: Urban Outfitters

7. D&D Graphic T-shirt; $38-$48

80s Tees

The perfect gift for the Dungeon Master in your life, this graphic tee is modeled after the cover of the classic Dungeons & Dragons rule book. It’s available in sizes small through 3XL.

Buy it: 80s Tees

8. Chuck E. Cheese T-shirt; $36-$58

80s Tees

Few Millennials survived childhood without experiencing at least one birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. This retro T-shirt sports the brand’s original name: Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre. It may be the next-best gift for a Chuck E. Cheese fan behind a decommissioned animatronic.

Buy it: 80s Tees

9. The Nightmare Before Christmas Picnic Blanket Bag; $40

Shop Disney

Fans of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will recognize the iconic scene on the front of this messenger bag. Unfold it and the bag becomes a blanket fit for a moonlit picnic among the pumpkins. The bottom side is waterproof and the top layer is made of soft fleece.

Buy it: Shop Disney

10. Toy Story Alien Socks; $15

Shop Disney

You don’t need to be skilled at the claw machine to take home a pair of these socks. Decorated with the aliens from Toy Story, they’re made from soft-knit fabric and are big enough to fit adult feet.

Buy it: Shop Disney

11. Goosebumps Board Game; $24

Amazon

Fans that read every book in R.L. Stine’s series growing up can now play the Goosebumps board game. In this game, based on the Goosebumps movie, players take on the role of their favorite monster from the series and race to the typewriter at the end of the trail of manuscripts.

Buy it: Amazon

12. Tamagotchi Mini; $19

Amazon

If you know someone who killed their Tamagotchi in the '90s, give them another chance to show off their digital pet-care skills. This Tamagotchi is a smaller, simplified version of the original game. It doubles as a keychain, so owners have no excuse to forget to feed their pet.

Buy it: Amazon

13. SNES Classic; $275

Amazon

The SNES Classic is much easier to find now than when it first came out, and it's still just as entertaining for retro video game fans. This mini console comes preloaded with 21 Nintendo games, including Super Mario Kart and Street Fighter II.

Buy it: Amazon

14. Planters Cheez Balls; $24

Amazon

Planters revived its Cheez Balls in 2018 after pulling them from shelves nearly a decade earlier. To Millennials unaware of that fact, this gift could be their dream come true. The throwback snack even comes in the classic canister fans remember.

Buy it: Amazon

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10 Great Gifts for Teens

Fjallraven/Polaroid
Fjallraven/Polaroid

If it’s been a few years since you were a teenager, you might be feeling at a loss when it comes to finding the perfect gift for the teen in your life. But you don’t have to worry—we’ve culled the internet to figure out what’s cool these days, and we found 10 items to suit any teen (and any price point).

1. Fjällräven Kånken Mini Classic Backpack for Everyday; $70

Fjällräven/Amazon

Fjällräven’s Kånken backpack was originally introduced in 1978 as an affordable and comfortable bag for Swedish schoolchildren, but it recently took off as a trend among American high schoolers and college students. With 43 different color options, chances are you’ll be able to find the perfect trendy backpack for the teen in your life.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Hydro Flask Standard-Mouth Water Bottle; $30–$35

Hydro Flask/Amazon

Hydro Flasks aren’t only trendy, they’re sturdy and environmentally friendly. Plus, they keep hot drinks warm and icy drinks cool for an absurdly long amount of time. The standard-mouth water bottle is currently available on Amazon in 17 different colors, but the brand also offers tumbler cups and coffee mugs depending on your niece/nephew/cousin/friend/child’s preference.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Polaroid Originals OneStep+ Bluetooth-Connected Instant Film Camera; $140

Polaroid Originals/Amazon

Teens can kick it back old school with this Polaroid camera that hides some surprisingly contemporary features. Using a special app, users can fine-tune their camera settings to suit their personal tastes. Plus, this camera makes it possible to capture two scenes in a single frame, so it's that much easier to create uniquely artsy Polaroid pics.

Buy it: Amazon

4. 4th-Generation Echo Dot with Clock; $60

Amazon

Tech-wise, the fourth-generation Echo Dot is almost identical to its third-generation predecessor. But the updated spherical design seems poised to make the Echo Dot a worthy contender for traditional alarm clocks—the speaker face shows the time and it even includes a tap-to-snooze function for drowsy sleepers.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Bubble Tea Kit; $38

Uncommon Goods

Part of the reason bubble tea is so popular is that it’s customizable—and what could be more customizable than making it yourself? This kit, made by an Atlanta-based couple, comes with two reusable straws and enough supplies to make up to eight servings.

Buy it: Uncommon Goods

6. Mixtape Card Game; $20

Uncommon Goods

This party game challenges players to find the perfect songs to suit specific prompts. Some cards might prompt players to use Spotify or Youtube to search for the songs with the best guitar solos, while other cards call for participants to play their “favorite slow dance love jam from junior high.” This game is sure to be a hit at any high school sleepover or house party—or, in true 2020 style, at any digital hangout or Zoom meeting.

Buy it: Uncommon Goods

7. Giant Flour Tortilla Throw Blanket; $18-$35

Mermaker/Amazon

This goofy double-sided blanket turns any human into a giant-size burrito, and it comes in four different sizes to suit any height. One reviewer even went so far as to say that “once you wrap yourself in it, you will be convinced that you are a burrito.”

Buy it: Amazon

8. The Cup of Destiny; $22

Shelter Harbor Press/Amazon

Here’s a prediction: Your hunt for the perfect gift is almost over. This kit is ideal for the teenager who is fascinated by the supernatural and loves exploring new ideas. Included, you’ll find a 96-page illustrated instruction book along with a cup and a saucer marked with patterns and symbols.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Wreck This Journal: Now in Color; $9

Penguin Books/Amazon

This journal is not intended to be pretty. It’s made for messiness and exploration and a little bit of chaos. Artistic-minded teens will love filling out pages that prompt them to catalog various stains or poke holes through the paper. Reviewers say it’s not only a source of creative inspiration, though—it’s also a stress reliever. And considering that the middle-school and high-school years aren’t exactly known for being relaxing, this journal could be a welcome reprieve from the daily pressure of managing homework and a social life.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Therapy Dough; $15

Uncommon Goods

Some teens focus better and relax more easily when they have something to fidget with. If the teen in your life fits that description, this therapy dough may be the perfect gift for them. Each 4.5-ounce container is infused with essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, orange, or pine, making relaxation smell delicious (and all natural!).

Buy it: Uncommon Goods

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