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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera With Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets), Compact Bag Case, Batteries and Battery Charger (Blue) for $99.99 (list price $169.99)

Jackery Bolt 6,000 mAh Ultra-Compact External Battery Charger, Portable Power Bank and Travel Charger with Built-in Apple MFI Certified Lightning and Micro USB Cables (Black) for $26.99 (list price $69.99)

iXCC Element II Lightning Cable 6.6ft, iPhone charger, for iPhone 7 6s 6 Plus, SE 5s 5c 5, iPad Air 2 Pro, iPad mini 2 3 4, iPad 4th Gen [Apple MFi Certified](White) for $8.49 (list price $29.99)

KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports 3.1A Output and 2A Input - Black for $13.99 (list price $69.99)

Polaroid AA Batteries Extreme Alkaline (20 Pack) for $10.51 (list price $14.99)

AILIHEN C8 Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control for iPhone iPad iPod Tablets Android Smartphones Laptop Computer Mp3/4(Grey/Mint) for $19.98 (list price $45.98)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon) for $179.00 (list price $199.00)

TOTU BT-2 V4.1 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Music Stereo Sports Headset - Red for $25.99 (list price $69.99)

OUTERDO Monocular Dual Focus Telescope Camping Wildlife Hunting Surveillance Sporting Events Traveling Scope Waterproof Optics Zoom Bright and Clear with 10 Magnification 16x52 for $12.99 (list price $18.89)

Fitbit Flex 2, Navy for $59.11 (list price $99.95)

LEGO Star Wars Yoda's Jedi Starfighter 75168 Building Kit (262 Pieces) for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

KITCHEN

Venus Espresso Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel, 6 cup for $30.25 (list price $44.99)

 

Ice Cube Tray Mold Combo Large Square and Sphere Round Silicone Molds for Whiskey Ice and Cocktails for $10.97 (list price $19.99)

Marquis by Waterford Markham Hiball Collins Glasses, Set of 4 for $33.09 (list price $100.00)

Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Hamilton Beach 22910 Brushed Stainless Steel 2-Slice Toaster for $17.81 (list price $24.99)

Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable Brewstation Summit Dispensing Coffee Machine (48464) for $39.31 (list price $59.99)

New Star Foodservice 42917 Stainless Steel 4pcs Measuring Cups and Spoons Combo Set for $7.95 (list price $19.00)

Perfect Pod EZ-Scoop for Single Serve Refillable Capsules for $6.28 (list price $7.99)

Set of 3 Stainless Steel Whisk 8"+10"+12", Kitchen Balloon Hand Stainless Whisk Set for Blending Whisking Beating Stirring by Ouddy for $9.95 (list price $19.99)

Chef Series FLEX Standard Silicone Spatula 600F Heat-Resistant Flexible Silicone Turner Spatula for $11.97 (list price $16.95)

Mueller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer, 8 into 1 Spiral Slicer, Heavy Duty Vegetable Pasta Maker and Mandoline Slicer for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals for $27.97 (list price $74.99)

Bellemain Adjustable Thickness Cheese Slicer - Replacement Stainless Steel Cutting Wire Included - 1-year Warranty for $10.00 (list price $25.95)

Lodge P12SG3 Seasoned Cast Iron Square Grill Pan for $26.18 (list price $49.99)

HOME

Den Haven Standing Coat Rack Hat Hanger Holder Hooks for Jacket Umbrella Tree Stand with Base Metal for $18.95 (list price $49.95)

AmazonBasics Rust Resistant Shower Curtain Roller Hook Rings for $4.86 (list price $7.99)

24 Pairs Shoe Rack Organizer Storage Bench - Organize Your Closet Cabinet or Entryway - Easy to Assemble - No Tools Required for $24.99 (list price $59.99)

Northpoint Cashmere Plush Velvet Throw, Chocolate for $4.93 (list price $16.70)

ClosetMaid 1569 Cubeicals 3-Cube Storage Bench, White for $53.83 (list price $69.99)

Crosley Furniture Cambridge Expandable Bar Cabinet in Vintage Mahogany Finish for $381.59 (list price $529.00)

MILLIARD 2" Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper + Ultra Soft Removable Bamboo Cover with Non-Slip Bottom Queen 78"x58"x2” for $99.99 (list price $99.99)

Peanuts Snoopy Pillow Buddy for $22.52 (list price $24.99)

Pinzon Seersucker Duvet Cover Set - Full/Queen, Dark Grey for $48.46 (list price $75.99)

Winsome Wood 29-Inch Saddle Seat Bar Stool, Black for $29.88 (list price $35.87)

Bamboo Bed Sheets Set 4 Pc, Pastel Collection by Cosy House - Silky Soft, Breathable Bedding Sets | Stain and Wrinkle Free | 1 Deep Pocket Fitted Sheet, 1 Flat Sheet, 2 Pillowcases | Queen, Chocolate for $35.45 (list price $59.00)

Winsome Wood End Table/Night Stand with Door and Shelf, Black for $39.88 (list price $59.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

DenTek Fresh Clean Floss Pick, 75 Count for $2.35 (list price $3.49)

VAVA Counter Top Oral Irrigator for Whole Family, Leak-Proof Dental Flosser (600ml Capacity 10 Water Pressure Levels up to 110 PSI, 3 x Interchangeable Nozzles & 1 x Tongue Scraper, IPX6 Splashproof) for $51.99 (list price $79.99)

Philips Sonicare Air Floss Rechargeable Electric Flosser for $44.95 (list price $49.99)

Alba Botanica Very Emollient, Kids Spray Sunscreen SPF 40, 4 Ounce for $7.52

Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula, Dandruff Treatment, 16 Fl. Oz. for $12.23 (list price $16.39)

TIGI Bed Head Re-Energize Shampoo and Conditioner Duo, 25.36 oz for $18.50 (list price $24.99)

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original Clean & Classic 6.73 fl. oz (2 pack) for $13.62 (list price $15.99)

VINCENT LONGO Trio Diamond Eyeshadow, Champagne Lily for $20.00 (list price $25.00)

Purell 9652-04-ECDECO Advanced Design Series Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz Bottles (Pack of 4) for $14.31 (list price $15.16)

L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo, 4 Fluid Ounce for $4.49 (list price $5.99)

HailiCare Silver Grey Hair Wax 4.23 oz, Professional Hair Pomades, Natural Silver Ash Matte Hairstyle Wax for Men Women for $13.85 (list price $25.99)

HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron hair straightener, with Glove, Pouch and Travel Size Argan Oil Leave-in Hair Treatment (Packaging May Vary) for $39.99 (list price $199.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND ART SUPPLIES

BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count for $7.00 (list price $9.00)

BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle (colorful barrels), Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $5.48 (list price $6.02)

Bankers Box SmoothMove Classic Moving Boxes, Tape-Free Assembly, Small, 15 x 12 x 10 Inches, 10 Pack (7714203) for $16.20 (list price $19.88)

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)

Polyair Eco-lite #2 ELSS2 Golden Kraft Self Seal Bubble Mailer, 8 1/2" x 12" (Case of 100) for $19.44 (list price $31.14)

Swingline S.F. 3 Premium Staples, 27% Fewer Misforms, Chisel Point, Half Strip, 1/4-Inch Leg Length, 3750 Box (S7035442) for $3.99 (list price $11.13)

Feela 260 Colors Gel Pens,Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Writing Drawing 70% MORE INK 130 Unique Colored Gel Pen + 130 Ink Refill (0.6-1.0 mm) for $19.79 (list price $79.00)

Singer 4-1/2-Inch Professional Series Detail Scissors, nano tip for $6.34 (list price $12.99)

Westcott TrimAir Titanium Wood Guillotine Paper Trimmer, 15" (15107) for $43.43 (list price $104.40)

Swingline Extra Large Rubber Finger Tips, Size 14, 12-Pack, (S7054014C) for $3.29 (list price $4.60)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Tumi Tahoe Grove Day Duffel, Blue for $187.50 (list price $375.00)

Tumi Tahoe Edgewood Continental 4 Wheel Carry-On Luggage, Blue - 22" for $337.50 (list price $675.00)

Tumi Tahoe Lyons Backpack, Blue for $172.50 (list price $345.00)

Tumi Tahoe Kent Flap Backpack, Blue for $147.50 (list price $295.00)

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

Etekcity Air Mattress Raised Airbed with Built-in High Capacity Pump, Height 18", Twin Size for $79.99 (list price $159.99)

Bike Light - Comes With FREE TAIL LIGHT(Limited Time) - Tools-Free Installation in Seconds - The Best Headlight on Amazon Compatible with: Mountain & Kids & Street Bicycles - Divine LEDs for $44.00 (list price $44.00)

Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate, 2-Gallon for $32.44 (list price $38.17)

High Sierra Loop Backpack, True Navy/Mercury for $25.65 (list price $34.99)

Yodo XXX-Large Outdoor Waterproof Picnic Blanket Tote 79" x 79" Light Weight with Soft Fleece and Padding for $29.99 (list price $56.85)

Segway miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control, Black for $499.00 (list price $799.00)

Orbit 58911 Complete Yard Watering Kit for $48.27 (list price $60.34)

Simple Modern 32oz Summit Water Bottle + Extra Lid - Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Hydro Travel Mug - Powder Coated Double-Walled Flask - Cotton Candy Pink for $24.99 (list price $39.95)

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

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (4-Pack) + BONUS Signature Gold Foil Space Blanket: Designed for NASA – Perfect for Outdoors, Hiking, Survival, Marathons or First Aid (Various Color Options) for $13.99 (list price $24.99)

 

TOOLS

DEWALT DWMT72164 156 Piece Mechanics Tool Set for $99.99 (list price $139.99)

Irwin Tools 4935586 8-in-1 Multi-Tool Multibit Screwdriver for $5.39 (list price $7.73)

Prosvet A100 1200 Lumen Cree-XML T6 led Portable Zoomable Flashlight-5 Mode Adjustable Focus-Water Resistant-Powered By 1 x 18650 Battery or 3 x AAA Battery for $11.99 (list price $25.99)

EvHenGO - 500 pcs Premium Black Cable Ties 4+6+8+10+12-inch - Durable Single-Use Self-Locking Zip Ties for Indoor and Outdoor Use - Small, Large, Long, Thick, Temperature Resistant - Flexible Support for $13.99 (list price $27.99)

Cartman Bungee Cords Assortment Jar 24 Piece in Jar for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Stanley 33-725 25-Feet FatMax Tape Measure for $19.97 (list price $36.58)

Makita XT273R 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit (2.0Ah) for $174.00 (list price $199.99)

Makita T-01725 Impact Drill-Driver Bit Set, Black Oxide, 70-Piece for $21.99 (list price $45.00)

Estwing EB-25A 14" Camper's Axe with Shock Reduction Grip, Black Finish for $31.91 (list price $39.99)

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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