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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, July 21.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black (2017 model) for $128.00 (list price $198.00)

Doosl Ear buds, Metal Noise Isolating Earbuds Hi-Fi Music In Ear headphones Wired earphones for iPhone iPad Android Smartphones Macbook Tablets etc for $28.95 (list price $46.95)

TP-Link Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control your Devices from Anywhere, Works with Alexa (HS100) for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 Smart Dual Band WiFi Router (R6700) for $106.93 (list price $129.99)

Mosiso Water Repellent Lycra Sleeve Bag Cover for 13-13.3 Inch Laptop with Small Case for MacBook Charger, Peacock Green for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Eocean 50-Inch Tripod, Lightweight Aluminum iPhone Tripod, Video Tripod for Cellphone and Camera, Universal Tripod + Bluetooth Remote Control Shutter + Cellphone Holder Mount for iPhone, Samsung, etc. for $21.99 (list price $33.99)

Certified Refurbished Kindle Voyage E-reader with Special Offers, Wi-Fi for $152.99 (list price $169.99)

Conair Home Shower Radio; Black for $9.94 (list price $15.99)

ION Audio Tailgater (iPA77) | Portable Bluetooth PA Speaker with Mic, AM/FM Radio, and USB Charge Port for $119.95 (list price $179.99)

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery Noise Cancelling Headsets for $36.97 (list price $169.99)

KITCHEN

DecoBros 12 Spice Bottles w/ label Set for $14.87 (list price $19.99)

Royal Air-Tight Food Storage Container Set - 5-Piece Set - Durable Plastic - BPA Free - Clear Plastic with Black Lids for $34.97 (list price $69.99)

Brita 18 Cup UltraMax Water Dispenser with 1 Filter, BPA Free, Black for $28.51 (list price $34.99)

Easy Fermenter Wide Mouth Lid Kit: Simplified Fermenting In Jars Not Crock Pots! Make Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles Or Any Fermented Probiotic Foods. 3 Lids, Extractor Pump & Recipe eBook - Mold Free for $34.99 (list price $44.99)

Estilo Glass Water Bottles 18 oz, Stainless Steel Cap - Case of 6 for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

Home-it Stainless Steel Bread Box for kitchen, bread bin, bread storage Bread holder 16.5x10x8 for $22.99 (list price $49.99)

Superb Cube 1.4 Inch Cube Silicone Ice Cube Tray with EZ-Release & No-Spill Steel Reinforced Rim - Makes 18 Cubes for $14.99 (list price $23.99)

Hiroshi Nakamoto 4 Piece Sushi & Sashimi Chef Knife Set for $19.92 (list price $109.00)

Oster CKSTWF2000 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel for $17.01 (list price $23.99)

Stainless Steel 5 Pieces Cooking Spoon Set - By Utopia Kitchen for $14.99 (list price $49.99)

HOME

BLACK + DECKER CHV1410L 16V Cordless Lithium Hand Vac for $56.95 (list price $59.99)

StorageManiac 3-tier Folding Water-Resistant Compact Steel Clothes Drying Rack - 22.44x14.57x41.34 - Inches for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

MRS MEYERS Liquid Dish Soap, Lemon Verbena, 16 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for $10.47 (list price $11.97)

Shout Advanced Action Gel 22 oz for $3.97 (list price $13.78)

Giantex Rectangle Bamboo Hamper Laundry Basket Washing Cloth Bin Rangier Lid (Black) for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

Nine Stars Trash Can/Recycler, Infrared Touchless Automatic Motion Sensor Lid, Stainless Steel, 18.5-Gallon for $61.98 (list price $68.55)

Altra Furniture Englewood TV Stand, 55", Rodeo Oak for $89.00 (list price $125.40)

Premium Velvet Hangers Heavy duty - 50 Pack Clothes Hangers - Non slip IVORY Suit hangers - Clothes Hanger Hook swivel 360 - Ultra Thin for $16.99 (list price $40.00)

Oversized Bean Bag Chair in Steel Grey - Machine Washable Big Soft Comfort Cover with Memory Foam Filler - Cozy Lounger & Bed - Kids & Teens Love This Huge Sack - by Panda Sleep for $59.90 (list price $109.90)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Blackhead Remover Black Mask- (2 Pack )Purifying Peel-off Mask Deep Cleansing by Vena Beauty 120g for $19.96 (list price $79.99)

Dry Skin Body Brush - Improves Skin's Health And Beauty - Natural Bristle - Remove Dead Skin And Toxins, Cellulite Treatment , Improves Lymphatic Functions, Exfoliates, Stimulates Blood Circulation for $9.98 (list price $18.95)

Himalayan Salt Body Scrub with Lychee Essential Oil from Majestic Pure, All Natural Scrub to Exfoliate & Moisturize Skin, 12 oz for $12.95 (list price $21.50)

Majestic Pure Lavender Essential Oil, Therapeutic Grade, 4 fl. Oz for $14.95 (list price $49.50)

Jersey Slumber 100% Silk Sleep Mask For A Full Night's Sleep | Comfortable & Super Soft Eye Mask With Adjustable Strap | Works With Every Nap Position | Ultimate Sleeping Aid / Blindfold, Blocks Light for $7.95 (list price $29.95)

Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil Triple Strength, Burpless, Non-GMO, NSF-Certified, 180 Counts for $29.97 (list price $44.97)

Olay Complete Daily Defense All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF30 Sensitive Skin, 2.5 fl. Oz., (Pack of 2) for $20.98 (list price $25.98)

Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 7100, 8 attachments, QG3390 for $49.95 (list price $59.99)

Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron; 1 1/2-inch for $12.74 (list price $19.99)

Layrite Deluxe Original Pomade, 4.25 oz for $16.00 (list price $18.00)

Eye Cream Moisturizer (1.3 oz) 94% Natural Anti Aging Skin Care for $16.99 (list price $40.99)

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry/Sensitive Skin, Fragrance Free 16 oz for $8.78 (list price $15.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

LE Headlamp LED, 4 Modes Headlight, Battery Powered Helmet Light for Camping, Running, Hiking and Reading, 3 AAA Batteries Included for $8.99 (list price $19.99)

Wilson Striker Racquetball Racquet for $26.77 (list price $44.99)

Titan Disc Golf Catcher Basket Target Portable Steel Chain practice frisbee hole for $109.00 (list price $160.00)

GoFloats Flamingo PartyTube Inflatable Raft, Float In Style (for Adults and Kids) for $18.05 (list price $19.99)

Yodo Outdoor Water-Resistant Picnic Blanket Tote for Outside Stadium Park Concert 59" x 53",Summer Red Plaid for $13.99 (list price $27.85)

Best Delta Kite for Kids & Adults - Easy to Fly - Large (60" across) with Long (8.5') Tail Ribbons - Superb Flyer - Vivid Colors - Top Quality Materials - Stunning Design for $24.90 (list price $39.90)

MD Sports Table Tennis Set, Regulation Ping Pong Table with Net, Paddles and Balls (8 Pieces) for $121.01 (list price $199.99)

Mini Bike Pump & Glueless Puncture Repair Kit - Fits Presta & Schrader - 120 PSI - No Valve Changing Needed for $19.98 (list price $38.99)

UShake Bike Lock Cable, 4-Feet Bike Cable Basic Self Coiling Resettable Combination Cable Bike Locks with Complimentary Mounting Bracket, 4 Feet x 1/2 Inch for $12.97 (list price $21.97)

Simple Modern 20oz Ascent Water Bottle - Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Standard Narrow Mouth 18/8 Stainless Steel Swell Flask with Handle Lid - Powder Coated Hydro Travel Mug - Blush for $18.99 (list price $32.99)

Claritin Children's Chewable Tablet, Grape, 30 Count, 5 mg for $18.53 (list price $28.57)

Allegra Adult 24 Hour Allergy Tablets, 180Mg, 70 Count for $25.18 (list price $42.99)

TOOLS

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

Louisville Ladder LP-2210-00 Adjustable Aluminum Ladder Stabilizer for $18.82 (list price $89.00)

Qooltek Multipurpose Laser Level laser measure Line 8ft+ Measure Tape Ruler Adjusted Standard and Metric Rulers for $13.98 (list price $24.99)

Trust 72-7525 Tape Measure with Magnetic Hook, Heavy Duty Nylon Bonded Blade and Auto Lock, 25 Feet by 1-Inch for $11.90 (list price $29.99)

IRWIN QUICK-GRIP Clamp Set, 8 Piece, 4935502 for $35.52 (list price $39.99)

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

Wrench Set, 22 Piece, Combo Set SAE and Metric By SYM Tools for $19.95 (list price $34.95)

Cosco Shifter Multi-Position Heavy Duty Folding Hand Truck and Dolly, Green for $56.80 (list price $79.99)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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