Amazon Is Running Great Deals Before Father's Day

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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, June 15.Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones Wireless In Ear Earbuds Sports Sweatproof Earphones with Built in Mic (Cordless 4.1, Secure Ear Hooks Design, 7 Hours Play Time) for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

VicTsing Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit With USB Car Charger AUX Input 1.44 Inch Display TF Card Slot for $18.99 (list price $39.99)

Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (6ft) Durable and Fast Charging Cable [Double Braided Nylon] for iPhone, iPad and More(White) for $13.99 (list price $39.99)

CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS 1500VA 900W AVR Mini-Tower -New Design and More Features for $129.95 (list price $139.95)

Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader - LRW400CRBNA for $24.45 (list price $34.95)

Adjustable Cell Phone Stand, Lamicall iPhone Stand : [UPDATE VERSION] Cradle, Dock, Holder For Switch, iPhone 7 6 6s Plus 5 5s 5c charging, Accessories Desk, all Android Smartphone - Silver for $13.99 (list price $49.99)

VicTsing 2nd External CD Drive, Portable External CD-RW Drive DVD-R Combo Burner Player Writer for Laptop Notebook PC Desktop Computer for $15.99 (list price $21.99)

1byone Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard, Portable Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS, Android, Windows, PC, Tablets and Smartphone, Black for $31.99 (list price $31.99)

AUKEY Laptop Cooling Pad, 15.6"-17" Laptop Cooler with 2 USB Ports and 3 Blue LED Fans for Laptops for $14.99 (list price $30.99)

AUKEY Powered USB Hub with 7 USB 3.0 Ports for Data Transfer and 12V/2.5A Power Adapter, Desktop Aluminum Hub for PCs and Laptops for $29.99 (list price $48.99)

Doberman Security SE-0106-4PK Ultra-Slim Window Alarm (4 Pack) for $19.91 (list price $29.99)

Foscam FI9821P HD 720P WiFi Security IP Camera with iOS/Android App, Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision up to 26ft, and More (Black) for $55.24 (list price $79.99)

Celestron 71345 Outland X 10x42 Binocular (Green) for $52.75 (list price $84.95)

Panasonic Home Monitoring Full HD Camera, Ideal for Baby, Pet, with Privacy Shutter, Wide Angle, KX-HNC800B for $129.99 (list price $179.99)

KITCHEN

Cuisinart 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set, C77SS-15PK for $44.10 (list price $156.00)

LivingKit Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Block Set Block 14 Piece For Home Cooking Culinary School Commercial Kitchen for $21.99 (list price $99.99)

Chef Remi Cutting Board - Lifetime Replacement Warranty - Best Rated Hardwood Chopping Block - Large 16x10 Inch Kitchen Tool - Stronger Than Plastic Ware Or Bamboo Appliances - Approved By Butchers for $19.95 (list price $44.95)

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls by Finedine (Set of 6) Polished Mirror Finish Nesting Bowls, ¾ - 1.5 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 8 Quart - Cooking Supplies for $22.95 (list price $39.95)

DOWAN 17oz Porcelain Bowls - 4 Packs, White, Unique Square and Round Style for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Hiware 12-piece Good Stainless Steel Dinner Forks Cutlery Set, 8 Inches for $15.59 (list price $22.00)

Hamilton Beach 49980A Single Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker, 2-Way for $55.25 (list price $89.50)

Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Steam Espresso System with Milk Frother, ECM160 for $35.99 (list price $39.99)

bonVIVO GAZETARO I Design French Press Made Of Stainless Steel And Glass In Copper Finish for $17.90 (list price $44.90)

Ipow Stainless Steel Fine Tea Mesh Strainer Colander Sieve with Handle for Kitchen Food Rice Vegetable,set of 3 for $10.95 (list price $22.00)

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch) by Utopia Kitchen for $26.99 (list price $49.99)

Oster TSSTTRWF4S 4-Slice Toaster for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

HOME

[2016 Model] Back Seat Mirror - Rear View Baby Car Seat Mirror by Baby & Mom - Wide Convex Shatterproof Glass and Fully Assembled - Crash Tested and Certified for Safety for $13.97 (list price $28.99)

Etekcity Wireless Dimmable Color LED Desk Lamp: Touch-Sensitive Control Panel, 256 Color Changing Base, 3 Adjustable Brightness Levels, USB Rechargeable 1000mAh Li-on Battery, White for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

URPOWER 2nd Generation 300ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Air Humidifier with AUTO Shut off and 6-7 HOURS Continuous Diffusing - 7 Color Changing LED Lights and 4 Timer Settings for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Ultra Soft Body Pillow - Long Side Sleeper Pillows - 100% Cotton Cover with Soft Polyester Filling - by Utopia Bedding for $23.79 (list price $49.99)

Royal Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat - 20 in x 39 in x 3/4 in - Ergonomic Multi Surface, Non-Slip - Waterproof All-Purpose Luxurious Comfort - For Kitchen, Bathroom or Workstations - Black for $32.25 (list price $79.99)

Secura Instant-Steam Handheld Garment and Fabric Steamer with Stainless Steel Soleplate and Accessories, 1000-Watt 360° Rotating Non-Bind Cord (2-year Warranty) for $24.99 (list price $64.99)

Greenco Super Strong Bed and Furniture Riser, Great for Under Bed Storage - Pack of 4 for $9.99 (list price $12.06)

StorageWorks Hanging Closet Organizer with 1 Drawer & 1 Box Set & 1 Underwear Drawer, Foldable Polyester Canvas Hanging Accessory Shelves, Natural, 6-Shelf for $32.98 (list price $119.99)

Toddler/Travel Pillow -No extra Pillowcase/Sham needed-240 thread count Cotton casing for $12.99 (list price $49.99)

MVPower Large Cosmetic Makeup Organizer Clear Acrylic Jewerly Organizer Box 6 Tier Drawers Storage Case for $21.94 (list price $79.99)

HOMFA 5-Tier Mesh Wire Rolling Cart Multifunction Utility Cart Kitchen Storage Cart on Wheels, Steel Wire Basket Shelving Trolley,Easy moving,Silver for $36.54 (list price $94.99)

Ohuhu Slacks Pants Hangers, Open Ended Trousers Organizers, Set of 24 for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

HOMFA 4-Tire Wire Corner Storage Shelves Free Standing Bathroom Corner Shelf Corner Rack Display Shelf Kitchen Storage Wire Shelving,Silver for $22.99 (list price $69.99)

OMGAI 24 PCS LED Tea lights Candles Battery-Powered Small Bright Flickering Flameless Candles for Home Decoration - Cool White for $14.88 (list price $28.99)

URPOWER Cool Mist Humidifier, 5L Whisper-quiet Operation Humidifiers Waterless Auto Shut-off Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode for Home Bedroom Office Kids Spa for $39.99 (list price $129.99)

StorageWorks Cotton Storage Cube Box with Strong Cotton Rope Handle, Waterproof Foldable Basket Bin Organizer, Natural, 3-Pack for $25.08 (list price $89.99)

Essence of Bamboo Pillow Platinum Edition - Premium Stay Cool Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Fiber Pillow with Bamboo Derived Rayon / Poly Cover - Designed and Filled in USA - Best Sleep Ever (Queen) for $20.00 (list price $89.99)

Black+Decker BDH2000PL MAX Lithium Pivot Vacuum, 20-volt for $62.99 (list price $79.99)

Big Joe Dorm Chair, Limo Black for $29.88 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

ArtNaturals Natural Lip Balm Beeswax, Assorted Flavors 0.15oz Each-Best Chopstick for Dry, Chapped and Cracked Lips-Lip Repair and Therapy with Aloe Vera, Coconut, Castor and Jojoba Oil, Pack of 6 for $7.96 (list price $12.00)

Old Spice Red Zone Collection Men's Pure Sport Scent Deodorant 3 Ounce (Pack of 3) for $11.91 (list price $14.97)

Softsoap Soothing Aloe Vera Moisturing Hand Soap Refill, 56 fl oz for $3.99 (list price $10.99)

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave for $37.95 (list price $41.19)

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Deoderant Stick, 2.5-Ounce for $17.99 (list price $20.28)

OGX Shampoo, Hydrating TeaTree Mint, 13oz for $6.31 (list price $7.99)

Uppercut Deluxe Pomade 3.5oz for $13.99 (list price $18.00)

Tom's of Maine Whole Care with Fluoride Natural Toothpaste, Peppermint 4.7 oz (Pack of 2) for $8.58 (list price $12.37)

Soft Mint Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash For Bad Breath Germs, 1.5 L for $6.57 (list price $10.70)

Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Deep Clean Floss, Mint, 6 Count for $14.97 (list price $17.99)

Pure Body Naturals Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask Facial Treatment, 8.8 Ounce for $14.95 (list price $39.98)

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & Wipes, Refill Pack, 25 Count (pack of 6) for $19.72 (list price $37.14)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Kensington Duo Gel Mouse Pad with Wrist Rest - Blue (K62401AM) for $14.33 (list price $16.99)

ALEX Toys Artist Studio 24 Glitter Shakers for $16.50 (list price $28.99)

Sparco Desk Sorter, 7 Compartments, 8-3/4 x 5-1/2 x 4-3/4 Inch, Black (SPR11876) for $5.89 (list price $7.00)

Post-it Pop-up Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Assorted Colors, 5 Pads/Pack for $6.99 (list price $10.69)

VANRA Metal Mesh Desktop File Sorter Organizer Desk Tray Organize with 3 Letter Trays and 2 Vertical Upright Sections, Black for $33.98 (list price $68.80)

Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Gold, 4/Pack for $8.51 (list price $11.19)

Serta Back in Motion Health and Wellness Mid-Back Office Chair, Black for $182.08 (list price $379.99)

Tribesigns Modern L-Shaped Desk Corner Computer Desk PC Latop Study Table Workstation Home Office Wood & Metal for $139.99 (list price $259.99)

Brother MFCL2700DW Compact Laser All-In One Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing for $129.99 (list price $169.99)

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer (1752265) for $44.15 (list price $69.95)

Tribesigns Modern L-Shaped Desk Corner Computer Desk PC Latop Study Table Workstation Home Office Wood & Metal for $139.99 (list price $259.99)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $8.19 (list price $11.49) 

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Gerber StrongArm Fixed Blade Knife, Fine Edge, Coyote [30-001058] for $58.81 (list price $86.00)

Led String Lights Dimmable Copper Wire Starry Light, 33ft, UL certified 5v Power Adapter For Christmas Wedding and Party suitable for indoors or outdoors Updated Remote Controller for $10.99 (list price $39.99)

eBags Ultralight Packing Cubes - Ultimate Packer 7pc Set (Blue) for $49.99 (list price $94.93)

12 Survivors Fish and Fire Emergency Kit, Green for $10.99 (list price $15.99)

eBags Shoe Bag (Denim) for $16.99 (list price $30.00)

S-ZONE Oversized Canvas Leather Trim Travel Tote Duffel Weekend Bag Wheel Version 50L for $69.99 (list price $89.99)

Travelambo Money Belt RFID Blocking Travel Wallet Passort Holder for $10.19 (list price $11.99)

Mardingtop Lightweight Duffel Bag Gym Bag Travel Bag Rooftop Rack Bag with Shoulder Strap for Sports Traveling Gym Vacation for $15.98 (list price $19.98)

Kershaw 1605CKTST Clash Folding Knife with SpeedSafe (2-Step Serration) for $19.99 (list price $25.52)

G4Free 12x25 Waterproof Binoculars(BAK4,Green Lens),Large Eyepiece Super High-Powered Field Surveillance Binoculars for $27.99 (list price $39.99)

SABRE Red Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Tactical Series with Locking Top, 10-Foot (3M) Range & 20 Bursts (Up to 5x Other Brands) for $7.72 (list price $12.99)

Callaway CXR Power Golf Balls for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

2 Pack Swimming Cap - TURATA Waterproof Unisex Premium Earmuffs Silicone No-Slip Swimming Cap for Adults Kids Woman and Men One Size Hat - Black & Blue for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph Tennis Racquet-4 3/8 for $143.99 (list price $249.00)

InnoGear Swim Gloves Aquatic Fitness Water Resistance Training Aqua Fit Webbed Gloves (Large) for $8.80 (list price $29.99)

Enkeeo 2 Pack Hiking Walking Trekking Poles Ultralight Collapsible Trail Walking Stick with Durable Aluminum, Anti Shock & Quick Lock Technology (Black and Orange, 1 Pair) for $23.99 (list price $35.99)

TOOLS

Swiss+Tech ST66676 Polished SS 6-in-1 Utility Key Multitool for Keychain for Auto, Camping, Hardware for $7.07 (list price $8.50)

Maglite LED 3-Cell D Flashlight, Black for $23.06 (list price $28.99)

Mechanix Wear - MultiCam M-Pact Tactical Gloves (Medium, Camouflage) for $22.96 (list price $27.02)

Speed Out Extractor HSS Broken Bolt and Damaged Screw Extractor 4 Piece Kit Comes with Case. Removes All Kinds of Screws and Bolts. Speed Out Style Dual Tip Design Requires No Drill Bits. for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

Led Flashlight Gosund T10 Ultra Bright Zoomable Adjustable Focus Water Resistant Portable Flashlights of 5 Modes Bottom Click Tactical Torch for Indoor or Outdoor for $13.69 (list price $21.99)

Origami R5-01W General Purpose 4-Shelf Steel Collapsible Storage Rack with Wheels, Large for $86.49 (list price $120.95)

Custom Leathercraft 1100 Multi-Purpose Clip-on Zippered Poly Bags for $6.72 (list price $7.82)

Magnelex Best Magnetic Wristband for Holding Tools, Screws, Nails, Bolts, Drilling Bits for $13.90 (list price $24.90)

Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure, 120-Feet for $69.00 (list price $79.99)

Duck Brand 1303158 Metallic Color Duct Tape, Chrome, 1.88 Inches x 15 Yards, Single Roll for $3.37 (list price $6.39)

Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC, 1 Pack for $19.98 (list price $42.99)

Deflecto Dryer Duct Cleaning Kit, Extends Up To 12' for $17.87 (list price $22.97)

10 LEGO Sets For Every Type of LEGO Builder 

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If you’re looking for a timeless gift to give this holiday season, look no further than a LEGO set. With kits that cater to a wide age range—from toddlers fine-tuning their motor skills to adults looking for a more engaged way to relax—there’s a LEGO set out there for everyone. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite sets on Amazon to help you find the LEGO box that will make your loved one smile this year. If you end up getting one for yourself too, don’t worry: we won’t tell.

1. Classic Large Creative Gift Box; $44

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You can never go wrong with a classic. This 790-piece box contains dozens of types of colored bricks so builders of any age can let their inner architect shine. With toy windows, doors, tires, and tire rims included in addition to traditional bricks, the building possibilities are truly endless. The bricks are compatible with all LEGO construction sets, so builders have the option of creating their own world or building a new addition onto an existing set.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Harry Potter Hogwarts Express; $64

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Experience the magic of Hogwarts with this buildable Hogwarts Express box. The Prisoner Of Azkaban-inspired kit not only features Hogwarts's signature mode of transportation, but also Platform 9 ¾, a railway bridge, and some of your favorite Harry Potter characters. Once the train is built, the sides and roof can be removed for play within the cars. There is a Dementor on board … but after a few spells cast by Harry and Lupin, the only ride he’ll take is a trip to the naughty list.

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3. Star Wars Battle of Hoth; $160

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Star Wars fans can go into battle—and rewrite the course of history—by recreating a terrifying AT-AT Walker from the Battle of Hoth. Complete with 1267 pieces to make this a fun challenge for ages 10 and up, the Walker has elements like spring-loaded shooters, a cockpit, and foldout panels to reveal its deadly inner workings. But never fear: Even though the situation might look dire, Luke Skywalker and his thermal detonator are ready to save the day.

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4. Super Mario Adventures Starter Course; $60

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Kids can play Super Mario in 3D with LEGO’s interactive set. After constructing one of the courses, young designers can turn on the electronic Mario figurine to get started. Mario’s built-in color sensors and LCD screens allow him to express more than 100 different reactions as he travels through the course. He’ll encounter obstacles, collect coins, and avoid Goomba and Bowser to the sound of the Mario soundtrack (played via an included speaker). This is a great gift for encouraging problem-solving and creativity in addition to gaming smarts.

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5. Gingerbread House; $212

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Gingerbread houses are a great way to enjoy the holidays … but this expert-level kit takes cookie construction to a whole new level. The outside of the LEGO house rotates around to show the interior of a sweet gingerbread family’s home. Although the living room is the standout with its brick light fireplace, the house also has a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and outdoor furniture. A LEGO Christmas tree and presents can be laid out as the holidays draw closer, making this a seasonal treat you can enjoy with your family every year.

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6. Elsa and Olaf’s Tea Party; $18

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LEGO isn’t just for big kids. Toddlers and preschoolers can start their LEGO journey early by constructing an adorable tea party with their favorite Frozen characters. As they set up Elsa and Olaf’s ice seats, house, and tea fixings, they’ll work on fine-motor, visual-spatial, and emotional skills. Building the set from scratch will enable them to put their own creative spin on a favorite movie, and will prepare them for building more complicated sets as they get older.

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7. Collectible Art Set Building Kits; $120

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Why buy art when you can build it yourself? LEGO’s Beatles and Warhol Marilyn Monroe sets contain four options for LEGO art that can be built and displayed inside your home. Each kit comes with a downloadable soundtrack you can listen to while you build, turning your art experience into a relaxing one. Once you’re finished building your creation it can be exhibited within a LEGO brick frame, with the option to hang it or dismantle it to start on a new piece. If the 1960s aren’t your thing, check out these Sith and Iron Man options.

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8. NASA Apollo Saturn V; $120

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The sky (or just the contents of your LEGO box) is the limit with LEGO’s Saturn V expert-level kit. Designed for ages 14 and up, this to-scale rocket includes three removable rocket stages, along with a command and service module, Lunar Lander, and more. Once the rocket is complete, two small astronaut figurines can plant a tiny American flag to mark a successful launch. The rocket comes with three stands so it can be displayed after completion, as well as a booklet for learning more about the Apollo moon missions.

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9. The White House; $100

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Reconstruct the First Family’s home (and one of America’s most famous landmarks) by erecting this display model of the White House. The model, which can be split into three distinct sections, features the Executive Residence, the West Wing, and the East Wing of the complex. Plant lovers can keep an eye out for the colorful rose garden and Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, which flank the Executive Residence. If you’re unable to visit the White House anytime soon, this model is the next best thing.

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10. Volkswagen Camper Van; $120

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Road trip lovers and camping fanatics alike will love this vintage-inspired camper. Based on the iconic 1962 VW vehicle, LEGO’s camper gets every detail right, from the trademark safari windshield on the outside to the foldable furniture inside. Small details, like a “Make LEGO Models, Not War” LEGO T-shirt and a detailed engine add an authentic touch to the piece. Whether you’re into old car mechanics or simply want to take a trip back in time, this LEGO car will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.

Buy it: Amazon

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You Can Still Get an Extra 40 Percent Off This Bundle of 12 Mac Apps for Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday may be over, but you still have time to save big on this bundle of Mac apps that features Parallels Pro and Luminar 4, plus 10 other products at an additional 40-percent discount. All you have to do is use the coupon code CMSAVE40 at checkout to take advantage.

This batch of 12 apps will help you do everything from schedule meetings to edit photos more efficiently. With the included Parallels Desktop Pro, you can even score the efficiency of Windows apps on your Mac. The Parallels product can optimize the latest Windows 10 updates so you can run thousands of apps like Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and graphics-intense games with impressive performance.

The tools in this bundle also include apps that do some of your work for you, like Luminar 4, which uses artificial intelligence to streamline your photo editing workflow. A single click can take care of complex edits like revealing depth with AI Structure, applying looks handcrafted by photo artists, and improving appearance with the AI Skin and Portrait Enhancer.

If that AI assistance is appealing, you’ll also dig the assistance you’ll get editing PDFs with the PDFpenPro 12 application. You’ll be able to change forms, add signatures, and export various formats of the PDFs you’ve struggled to adjust.

Check out the full list of apps and snag your 40-percent discount with the coupon code CMSAVE40 while this sale lasts.

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