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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Anker Quick Charge 2.0 36W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive+ 2 for Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4 and PowerIQ for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $12.99 (list price $59.99)

Anker PowerLine+ C to C 2.0 cable (6ft), High Durability, for USB Type-C Devices Including Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, the new MacBook, Nintendo Switch, Google Pixel, Nexus 6P, LG V20 G5 and More for $11.99 (list price $25.99)

VicTsing Gold-plated DisplayPort (DP)to VGA(Male to Female) Converter/Adapter Supporting AMD Eyefinity Muti-display Technology For PC, Laptop, Desktop, Notebook,or other Devices-Black for $7.99 (list price $13.99)

Cup Mount Holder iKross 2-in-1 Tablet and Cellphone Adjustable Swing Cradle with Extended Cup Car Mount Holder Kit for Apple iPad iPhone Samsung Asus Tablet Smartphone and Uber Lyft Driver - Black for $17.99 (list price $49.99)

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

AUKEY USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable (5-Pack 3.3ft x 3, 6.6ft x 1, 1ft x 1) for Samsung Galaxy S8, Nexus 6P 5X, Google Pixel, LG G5 V20, HTC 10 and More for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

BenQ ZOWIE 24 inch Full HD Gaming Monitor - 1080p 1ms Response Time for Competitive eSports Gaming, Dual HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub (RL2455) for $167.45 (list price $199.00)

Selfie Stick Bluetooth Monopod with Foldable Tripod Stand and Remote Control Extendable Aluminum Alloy 360 Rotation Phone Holder for iPhone 6s Plus 7 Plus Samsung s7 Edge for $21.99 (list price $109.99)

SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds, True Wireless Stereo Bluetooth 4.2 Headphones Cordless Earphones Sweatproof In-Ear Headset with Mic, Secure Fit for Sports(Upgraded Version) for $38.99 (list price $79.99)

D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Range Extender & Access Point (DAP-1650) for $59.99 (list price $69.99)

Amir 8 LED Book Light, Music stand light lamp for Easter, Rechargeable and Flexible, Dual Head, Daylight White, Travel Light, Clip Light, Reading at Night and eye-friendly with USB Cable & AC Charger for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

AUKEY WiFi Adapter, AC1200 Dual Band USB 3.0 Wireless Adapter with Dual High Gain Antennas for Windows 7, 8, 10, XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 for $9.99 (list price $39.99)

AUKEY 30000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0, Lightning & Micro-USB Input, 2 USB Outputs for Nintendo Switch 2017, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2 and More for $59.99 (list price $74.99)

[Rechargeable] Amir Patio Umbrella Lights, Cordless 24 LED Umbrella Lights, Umbrella Pole Light, 3 Level Dimming Outdoor Camping Lights for Patio Umbrellas, Camping and other Outdoor Use for $26.99 (list price $89.97)

iPazzPort Backlit Keyboard and Bluetooth Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad for Raspberry Pi and Android Smart Tv and PC KP-810-21SBL for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

Etekcity Surge Protector Power Strip with 3 Outlet 4 USB Charging Ports, 5610 Joule, 6 Ft Heavy Duty Extension Cord, 1875W/15A, FCC, ETL Certified, UL Listed, White for $16.99 (list price $50.00)

Pictek External DVD Drive, USB 2.0 Slim Portable External CD/DVD-RW Player/Writer/Burner for Apple MacBook, Laptops, Desktops, Notebooks (Silver) for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

AMIR Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit, Universal Car Charger with Dual USB Charging Ports, Hands Free Calling for iPhone, Samsung, etc. for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

Seneo 3-Coils Wireless Charger Pad for QI-Enabled Smart Phones for $19.85 (list price $45.99)

KITCHEN

Cook N Home Micro Perforated Colander Over The Sink Expandable Handle, 13.5-Inch by 9-Inch, Stainless Steel for $17.28 (list price $24.99)

Lodge ASHH11 Silicone Hot Handle Holder, Black for $4.99 (list price $8.00)

Can Opener,Xpener Ergonomic Smooth Edge Stainless Steel Manual Can Opener with Soft Grips Handle (Black) for $10.99 (list price $39.99)

Cooks Standard NC-00342 Hard Anodize Premium Grade Nonstick 3-Quart Sauce Pan with Cover, 3-Quart for $33.97 (list price $49.99)

Cook N Home Multi Purpose Chinese Chef Knife Heavy Duty Chopper Cleaver Butcher, 7", Stainless Steel for $9.87 (list price $10.97)

Pyrex 1126079 16 Piece Simply Store Nesting Storage Set, Clear for $28.74 (list price $34.99)

Imarku 10 Inch Pro Chef's Knife -High Carbon German Steel Cook's Knife with Ergonomic Handle for $45.99 (list price $199.99)

Silicone Bakeware Set | 3-Piece Professional Non-Stick Silicone Baking Set by Boxiki Kitchen | Includes Round Cake Mold Pan, Square Cake Mold Pan, Bread Loaf Mold Pan | FDA Silicone w/ Steel Frame for $52.96 (list price $79.99)

Kootek 28-Piece Cake Decorating Tips Kits Professional Icing Tip Set Tools with 2 Silicone Pastry Bag and 2 Reusable Coupler for Cakes Cupcakes Cookies Pastry, Fits Kids Beginners for $8.59 (list price $13.99)

COSORI Automatic Vacuum Sealer Food Saver, One Touch Vacuum Sealing System Machine with Starter Kit, Vacuum Bags Roll, LED Seal Indicator Lights, Black for $39.99 (list price $109.99)

Cuisipro 747308 Stainless Steel Egg Poacher, Set of 2 for $11.58 (list price $15.95)

Chicago Metallic Professional 12-Cup Non-Stick Madeleine Pan, 15.75-Inch-by-7.75-Inch for $12.99 (list price $15.90)

Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker with Self-Dispensing Lever and Auto Remix Channel, DM3500 for $322.75 (list price $399.99)

Tongs,Xpener 12-inch and 9-inch Heavy Duty, Non- Stick, Stainless Steel Silicone Kitchen Tongs,Black for $10.99 (list price $39.99)

Cymas French Press , 34 oz Coffee Tea Maker, Double Wall Stainless Steel Press Coffee with Measuring Spoon, 2 Mixing Spoon, 3 Pcs Filter Screens for $27.99 (list price $36.99)

Imarku Silicone Baking Mat Set of 2 ,Non-Stick,Heat Resistant, Durable Silicon Liner for Bake Pans for $12.99 (list price $49.99)

Silicone Spatula,Xpatee 3-piece 600ºF Heat-Resistant Non-stick Flexible Rubber Spatula Baking Spatula Spoon Scraper with Stainless Steel Core for $9.99 (list price $39.99)

Crockpot 2.5-Quart Mini Casserole Crock Slow Cooker, White/Blue for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

Cooks Standard 02490 Hard Anodize Nonstick Dutch Oven Casserole Stockpot with Lid, 7 quart, Black for $32.99 (list price $39.99)

Rubbermaid 1995513 BPA-free, 11 Piece, with Beet Red Accent Balance Meal Kit, Portion Control Containers, White for $16.99 (list price $19.99)

HOME

HC Collection Bed Sheets Set, HOTEL LUXURY Platinum Collection 1800 Series Bedding Set, Deep Pockets, Wrinkle & Fade Resistant, Hypoallergenic Sheet & Pillow Case Set (Queen, White) for $19.99 (list price $69.99)

Elegant Designs LT1025-BLK Modern Genuine Leather Table Lamp, Black for $21.05 (list price $39.99)

Hypoallergenic Quilted Stretch-to-Fit Mattress Pad By Hanna Kay, 10 Year Warranty-Clyne Collection (Queen) for $25.95 (list price $41.95)

Phantoscope New Living Series Coffee Color Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Set of 4 for $17.99 (list price $35.99)

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

Pro Breeze PB-02-US Electric Mini Dehumidifier, 1100 Cubic Feet for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

South Shore Axess Collection 5-Shelf Bookcase, Black for $67.70 (list price $80.50)

Mid-Back Black Leather Swivel Task Chair with Nylon Arms for $47.47 (list price $109.99)

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

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Cetaphil Restoraderm Eczema Calming Body Moisturizer, 10-Fluid Ounces (Packaging May Vary) for $14.39 (list price $15.99)

Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer for Faster Drying & Maximum Shine for $16.19 (list price $29.99)

Comedo Suction Microdermabrasion Diamond Machine Blackhead Removal Rechargeable Skin Peeling Machine By Krasr, Comedone Extractor Set White - for $49.99 (list price $119.98)

Braun Series 7 790cc Cordless Electric Foil Shaver for Men with Clean and Charge Station - Packaging May Vary for $154.32 (list price $289.99)

American Crew Fiber Pliable Molding Creme For Men 3 Ounces for $8.99 (list price $10.30)

Wunderbrow Brow Gel, Brunette for $17.60 (list price $22.00)

Majestic Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 Oz for $12.99 (list price $18.50)

Activated Charcoal Powder from Majestic Pure, from 100% Pure Coconut Shells, 8 oz for $12.95 (list price $21.50)

Aria Starr Beauty ORGANIC Argan Oil For Hair, Skin, Face, Nails, Beard & Cuticles - Best 100% Pure Moroccan Anti Aging, Anti Wrinkle Beauty Secret, Certified Cold Pressed Moisturizer 1oz for $9.45 (list price $39.95)

Schick Hydro 5 Razor Blade Refills for Men with Flip Trimmer - 8 Count for $19.79 (list price $26.49)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Shuttle Art 136 Colored Pencils,Colored Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books for $23.99 (list price $59.00)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $6.54 (list price $7.80)

Tulip One Step 18-Color Tie-Dye Kit for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Bold Point, Assorted Colors, 4-Pack (31651) for $5.49 (list price $7.69)

SMARTRO Electric Pencil Sharpener, Best USB or Battery Operated Heavy Duty for No.2 and Colored Pencil for $10.00 (list price $29.99)

Zodaca [Wave Design] Soft Touch Wave Pen Pencil Ruler Cup Holder Desktop Stationery Organizer, Black for $6.99 (list price $8.00)

Paper Mate Flair Porous-Point Felt Tip Pen, Medium Tip, Limited Edition Tropical Vacation Colors, 6-Count for $7.35 (list price $12.43)

BIC BU3 Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Assorted Colors, 18-Count for $5.06 (list price $10.08)

HIRALIY CH019 Aluminum Portable Laptop Stand for 13" & Smaller Laptops/Notebooks/ /Tablets (Grey) for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

BIC Color Collection by Conte Coloring Pencils, Assorted Colors, 24-Count for $6.70 (list price $13.99)

X-ACTO Heavy Duty Wood Guillotine Trimmer, 18 Inches for $77.22 (list price $93.05)

BIC Velocity Max Mechanical Pencil, Ultra Soft Grip, Large Eraser, Thick Point (0.9 mm) 2-Pack for $4.43 (list price $13.03)

Prismacolor Premier Verithin Colored Pencils, 24-Count for $10.43 (list price $14.49)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Evecase Extra Large DSLR Camera / 15.6 inch Laptop Travel Daypack Backpack Accessories Lens Gadget Bag with Rain Cover - Black for $89.99 (list price $199.99)

Metal Hose Nozzle Set by TABOR TOOLS: Car Wash Water Gun + 7-Pattern Adjustable Shower Head, Features a Heavy Duty Grip Trigger and Flow Control Knob (Value Pack, Set of 2) for $18.99 (list price $35.99)

Fiskars Traditional Bypass Pruning Shears for $9.98 (list price $11.28)

True Temper Forged Round Point Digging Shovel - 2585600 for $14.98 (list price $19.99)

Fiskars X15 Chopping Axe, 23.5-Inch for $35.69 (list price $43.89)

Abba Patio 10 x 10-Feet Outdoor Pop Up Portable Shade Instant Folding Canopy with Roller Bag, Tan for $119.99 (list price $229.99)

Coleman 24-Hour 30-Can Cooler for $19.97 (list price $27.54)

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets 59 inches x 87 inches (Pack of 10) for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Youphoria 24-Inch-by-72-Inch Microfiber Yoga Towel, Gray Towel/Blue Stitching for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

TaylorMade 2016 Tour Preferred Golf Balls (1 Dozen) for $24.99 (list price $39.00)

IRONMAN Gravity 4000 Highest Weight Capacity Inversion Table for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

SABRE Hardcase with Alarm Pepper Spray & Personal Alarm Combo Pack for $11.29 (list price $19.99)

Char Broil Performance 475 4-Burner Cart Gas Grill for $185.95 (list price $349.99)

Tactical Flashlight, Vansky 700 Lumen Cree XML2 T6 Led Flashlight Adjustable Focus Zoom Tactical Light Water Resistant Camping Torch, 3 x AAA Batteries Included for $8.99 (list price $49.99)

Best BBQ Grill Brush STAINLESS STEEL) 18" Barbecue Cleaning Brush with Wire Bristles and Soft Comfortable Handle - Perfect Cleaner & Scraper for Grill Cooking Grates, Racks, & Burners for $11.89 (list price $29.99)

TOOLS

InnoGear Upgraded Solar Lights 2-in-1 Waterproof Outdoor Landscape Lighting Spotlight Wall Light Auto On/Off for Yard Garden Driveway Pathway Pool for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

Kohler K-15996-CP Flipside 2.5 gpm multifunction wall-mount Showerhead, Polished Chrome for $37.40 (list price $42.71)

First Alert EL52-2 Two Story Fire Escape Ladder, Steel Anti-slip Construction for $31.47 (list price $34.97)

IRWIN Combination Square, Metal-Body, 12", 1794469 for $11.04 (list price $12.99)

AMIR Salt Lamp, 2 Pack Natural Himalayan Rock Crystal with 2 Bulbs, Mini Hand Carved Night Light with UL Approved Wall Plug for Air Purifying, Bedroom Lighting for $24.99 (list price $83.30)

Black & Decker BDCS50C 4V Roto-BIT Storage Screwdriver for $18.65 (list price $29.00)

High Precision Handheld Laser Distance Meter 196ft, Aomaso Digital Laser Tape Measure with LCD Backlight,Water Protection IP54 for Volume/Area/Pythagorean/Continuous Measurement for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

Stanley 51-163 16-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Nailing Hammer for $16.18 (list price $31.50)

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

3M 19015ES-CC 3-2/3 by 9-Inch Fine Grit Aluminum Oxide Paint, Wood, Metal Sandpaper, 9-Pack for $2.47 (list price $7.97)

STANLEY 91-541 Cushion Grip Screwdriver Set, 8-Piece for $20.65 (list price $24.99)

10 Rad Gifts for Hikers

Greg Rosenke/Unsplash
Greg Rosenke/Unsplash

The popularity of bird-watching, camping, and hiking has skyrocketed this year. Whether your gift recipients are weekend warriors or seasoned dirtbags, they'll appreciate these tools and gear for getting most out of their hiking experience.

1. Stanley Nesting Two-Cup Cookset; $14

Amazon

Stanley’s compact and lightweight cookset includes a 20-ounce stainless steel pot with a locking handle, a vented lid, and two insulated 10-ounce tumblers. It’s the perfect size for brewing hot coffee, rehydrating soup, or boiling water while out on the trail with a buddy. And as some hardcore backpackers note in their Amazon reviews, your favorite hiker can take the tumblers out and stuff the pot with a camp stove, matches, and other necessities to make good use of space in their pack.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Osprey Sirrus and Stratos 24-Liter Hiking Packs; $140

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Osprey’s packs are designed with trail-tested details to maximize comfort and ease of use. The Sirrus pack (pictured) is sized for women, while the Stratos fits men’s proportions. Both include an internal sleeve for a hydration reservoir, exterior mesh and hipbelt pockets, an attachment for carrying trekking poles, and a built-in rain cover.

Buy them: Amazon, Amazon

3. Yeti Rambler 18-Ounce Bottle; $48

Amazon

Nothing beats ice-cold water after a summer hike or a sip of hot tea during a winter walk. The Yeti Rambler can serve up both: Beverages can stay hot or cold for hours thanks to its insulated construction, and its steel body (in a variety of colors) is basically indestructible. It will add weight to your hiker's pack, though—for a lighter-weight, non-insulated option, the tried-and-true Camelbak Chute water bottle is incredibly sturdy and leakproof.

Buy it: Amazon

4. Mappinners Greatest 100 Hikes of the National Parks Scratch-Off Poster; $30

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The perfect gift for park baggers in your life (or yourself), this 16-inch-by-20-inch poster features epic hikes like Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Once the hike is complete, you can scratch off the gold foil to reveal an illustration of the park.

Buy it: Amazon

5. National Geographic Adventure Edition Road Atlas; $19

Amazon

Hikers can use this brand-new, updated road atlas to plan their next adventure. In addition to comprehensive maps of all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, they'll get National Geographic’s top 100 outdoor destinations, useful details about the most popular national parks, and points on the maps noting off-the-beaten-path places to explore.  

Buy it: Amazon

6. Adventure Medical Kits Hiker First-Aid Kit; $25

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This handy 67-piece kit is stuffed with all the things you hope your hiker will never need in the wilderness. Not only does it contain supplies for pain, cuts and scrapes, burns, and blisters (every hiker’s nemesis!), the items are organized clearly in the bag to make it easy to find tweezers or an alcohol wipe in an emergency.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Hiker Hunger Ultralight Trekking Poles; $70

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Trekking poles will help increase your hiker's balance and stability and reduce strain on their lower body by distributing it to their arms and shoulders. This pair is made of carbon fiber, a super-strong and lightweight material. From the sweat-absorbing cork handles to the selection of pole tips for different terrain, these poles answer every need on the trail. 

Buy it: Amazon

8. Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool; $120

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What can’t this multitool do? This gadget contains 19 hiking-friendly tools in a 4.5-inch package, including pliers, screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, knife, hammer, wire cutter, and even an emergency whistle.

Buy it: Amazon

9. RAVPower Power Bank; $24

Amazon

Don’t let your hiker get caught off the grid with a dead phone. They can charge RAVPower’s compact power bank before they head out on the trail, and then use it to quickly juice up a phone or tablet when the batteries get low. Its 3-inch-by-5-inch profile won’t take up much room in a pack or purse.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Pack of Four Indestructible Field Books; $14

Amazon

Neither rain, nor snow, nor hail will be a match for these waterproof, tearproof 3.5-inch-by-5.5-inch notebooks. Your hiker can stick one in their pocket along with a regular pen or pencil to record details of their hike or brainstorm their next viral Tweet.

Buy it: Amazon

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Feel Nostalgic With the New Hello Kitty-Themed Tamagotchi

Bandai America/Amazon
Bandai America/Amazon

Back in November 1996, Bandai released the cult favorite Tamagotchi, a tiny virtual pet that users could feed, play with, give medicine to, and more. The name itself is actually a combination of two Japanese words, tamago and tomodachi, meaning egg and friend—and it was the toy's egg shape that was key to its distinct design. They could fit in pockets, on keychains, and inside the backpacks of any kid who wanted a distraction during the school day.

According to NME, more than 82 million of these egg-shaped digital pets have been sold since their initial release in the ‘90s, with 10 million of those coming within the first year alone. Now, the handheld pets are back again in the form of a collaboration with another famous Japanese creation, Hello Kitty.

Hello Kitty first took over hearts starting in 1974 when a Japanese company called Sanrio put the design on a vinyl coin purse. More than 45 years later, Hello Kitty (her real name is actually Kitty White) has been developed into video games, cafes, hospitals, wine, and more. This new Tamagotchi is the perfect mixture of two of Japan’s most famous brands, both of which have reached a global audience.

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In these new editions, Hello Kitty will help you raise your Tamagotchi. You’ll be able to feed them Hello Kitty’s favorite foods, like apple pie or milk, and play a balloon game and piano game. Based on how well you raise your Tamagotchi from an egg to an adult will determine which of the seven surprise characters you receive.

These new Tamagotchis will be released on December 1, 2020, and are available to pre-order in red and white on Amazon for $20.

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