Don't Wait on Tuesday's Best Amazon Deals

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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, August 8.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Codenames for $14.99 (list price $19.95)

Pandemic Board Game for $21.60 (list price $39.99)

Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive 2 for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 - Silver for (list price $64.99)

Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black) for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Beam Electronics Universal Smartphones Car Air Vent Mount Holder Cradle Compatible with iPhone 7 7 Plus SE 6s 6 Plus 6 5s 5 4s 4 Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 LG Nexus Sony Nokia and More (Black) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset (US Version with Warranty) for $37.99 (list price $49.99)

iPhone Charger, Quntis iPhone Charging Cable, 3 Pack 6ft Apple Certified 8 Pin USB Lightning to USB Cable Cord for iPhone 7 7 Plus 6 6S 6 Plus 5S SE iPod iPad Mini Air Pro and More (White) for $12.99 (list price $59.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Receiver / Car Kit, Portable Wireless Audio Adapter 3.5mm Aux Stereo Output (Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, Built-in Microphone) for Home Audio Music Streaming Sound System for $15.99 (list price $23.99)

Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range & Built-in Mic, Dual-Driver Portable Wireless Speaker with Low Harmonic Distortion and Superior Sound - Black for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

ISSIKI Electronics Wireless Earbuds with Case for $26.99 (list price $200.00)

Giant Inflatable Flamingo Pool Float, Swim Raft Floatie Lounger by Captain Floaty for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

Waboba Surf Ball (Colors May Vary) for $7.87 (list price $9.99)

KITCHEN

Vremi VRM020014N Mixing-Bowls, Multicolor for $17.99 (list price $49.99)

Vremi VRM020033N Baking-Sheets, 6 Piece, Black for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

DEIK Oven Mitts, Non-slip Kitchen Mitts with Heat Resistant up to 464°F, Cooking Gloves Larger and Longer for Baking, Barbecue, Grilling, Black, 1 Pair for $11.49 (list price $39.00)

Portable Silicone Nested Measuring Cups Set - Attachable Measuring Cups And Stackable Spoons - Heat Resistant & BPA Free Silicone tools - 4 pc Expandable Collapsible Cups And 4 piece Swivel Spoons for $8.95 (list price $19.95)

HIC 9-Piece Stackable Espresso Coffee Tea Set, Fine White Porcelain, Set Includes 4 (4-Ounce) Cups with Matching Saucers and Metal Stand, Gift Boxed for $21.49 (list price $49.99)

French Coffee Press (Black) - 34 oz Espresso and Tea Maker with Triple Filters, Stainless Steel Plunger and Heat Resistant Glass - by Utopia Kitchen for $9.99 (list price $39.99)

K-Cup Carousel - Holds 35 K-Cups in Black for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid No-Slip Silverware Tray Organizer, Large, Black with Grey for $6.94 (list price $14.49)

Royal Stainless Steel Silverware Set Mirror Polished Utensils (20-Piece Flatware Set) for $29.95 (list price $59.99)

Small Bamboo Wood Cutting Board With Juice Grooves Best For Chopping Bread, Meat, and Cheese. Small (12 X 9) You Will Love How This Midori Way Decorative Buffet Tray Looks On Your Kitchen Counter. for $11.00 (list price $32.00)

hOme 6 Quart Slow Cooker Pot - Digital Programmable Slow Cooker Crock - 10 Hour Timer Auto Shut Off and Food Warmer - Oval Slow Cooker Nonstick Removable Crock Stoneware and Stainless Steel Exterior for $28.95 (list price $59.99)

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, Black for $14.99 (list price $23.79)

HOME

Comfort Linen 300 Thread Count Cotton Dobby Stripe Sheet Set- Assorted Colors/sizes, King - Silver for $17.99 (list price $129.99)

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 $21.99 (list price $69.99)

Koogel Storage Box,Toy&Cloth&Book Caddy,Linen Style with Lid,Set of 2,Gray for $15.99 (list price $35.99)

Foremost 340001 Modular 5-in-1 Shelf Cube Storage System, White for $95.26 (list price $192.44)

Rubbermaid Step-On Wastebasket Trash Can, 13-Gallon, Metal-Accent Black, 1843029 for $19.97 (list price $19.97)

Love-KANKEI Wood Picture Photo Frame for Wall Decor 26×29 inch - With 30 Clips & Ajustable Twines - Collage Artworks Prints Multi Pictures Organizer & Hanging Display Frames for $15.99 (list price $25.99)

Paw Prints Keepsake Photo Frame by Better World Pets – Holds 4 x 6 inch Picture – Memorial Clay Imprint Kit – For Dogs and Cats – Perfect for Pet Lovers – Hinged For Desktop for $16.77 (list price $34.99)

MCS 10pc Multi Pack Picture Frame Value Set - Two 8x10 in, Four 5x7 in, Four 4x6 in, Black (65508) for $19.88 (list price $35.04)

Garment Bag, EZOWare Black Foldable Breathable Garment Suit Dress Jacket Coat Dust Cover - Set of 3 for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

L-Fine Mesh Laundry Bags Lingerie bags 6 wash bags (2 Large & 2 Medium & 2 Small) black & white for $7.99 (list price $32.99)

Home- It Mop and Broom Holder, 5 position with 6 hooks garage storage Holds up to 11 Tools, storage solutions for broom holders, garage storage systems broom organizer for garage shelving ideas for $9.99 (list price $23.99)

Modern High Back Leather Executive Office Chair Manager Office Chair PU Leather Boss Chair Reception Conference Chair Swivel Meeting Chair with Curved Lumbar Support for $79.99 (list price $259.00)

Premium Velvet Suit Hangers - 50 Pack - Heavy Duty - Non Slip - Velvet Suit Hangers Black - by Utopia Home for $18.69 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Gillette Fusion Manual Men’s Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count, Mens Razors / Blades for $33.97 (list price $47.99)

Jerrybox 360 Degree Rotation Adjustable Multi-Function Cosmetic Storage Box, Large (White) for $20.99 (list price $39.99)

Panasonic EH-XC10-N Micro-Foaming Facial Cleansing Brush with Warming Makeup Removal Plate, 20.16 Ounce for $99.99 (list price $129.99)

Crest Complete Whitening Plus Scope Toothpaste - Minty Fresh, Net Wt. 6.2 oz(175 g) (Pack of 3) for $6.92 (list price $8.77)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

First Aid Only All-purpose First Aid Kit, Soft Case with Zipper, 299-Piece Kit, Large, Color Varies for $13.82 (list price $26.74)

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant 14 Ounce Jar for $12.74 (list price $16.89)

Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer,Infrared Digital Thermometer Suitable For Baby, Infant, Toddler and Adults with FDA and CE approved for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

ALASKA BEAR® Natural silk sleep mask & blindfold, super-smooth eye mask (One Strap) for $9.99 (list price $22.00)

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop Kit for $35.99 (list price $44.99)

InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Diffusers with Color LED Lights Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off Function for Home Office Bedroom Room, 100 mL for $14.95 (list price $69.99)

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Step-On Technology, 400 Pounds, Body Tape Measure Included, Elegant Black (White) for $22.89 (list price $69.99)

Sunbeam 756-500 Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology for $11.50 (list price $16.50)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle (colorful barrels), Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $4.49 (list price $5.46)

PaperPro inPOWER20 - 3 in 1 Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler, Blue (1122) for $10.46 (list price $26.49)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $5.39 (list price $7.65)

Colore Premium Art Pencils Pack – 50 Assorted Pencil Set For Coloring Pages & Books – Colored, Watercolor, Drawing, Charcoal and Metallic Color Pencils For Students, Kids & Adults School Supplies for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

US Art Supply 82 Piece Deluxe Art Creativity Set in Wooden Case with BONUS 20 additional pieces - Deluxe Art Set for $29.96 (list price $69.99)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $8.76 (list price $17.99)

Swingline Staples, Standard, 1/4" Length, 210/Strip, 5,000/Box, 10 Box Pack (S7035111) for $17.92 (list price $36.34)

AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 1 Inch - 4-Pack (White) for $7.99 (list price $9.99)

Canon MX492 Wireless All-IN-One Small Printer with Mobile or Tablet Printing, Airprint and Google Cloud Print Compatible for $48.29 (list price $49.74)

Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator for $8.94 (list price $14.04)

Mead Composition Notebook, College Ruled, 100 Sheets, 5 Pack (72930) for $8.99 (list price $20.30)

Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop - Lemome A5 Wide Ruled Hardcover Writing Notebook with Pocket + Page Dividers Gifts, Banded, Large, 180 Pages, 8.4 x 5.7 Back to School Supplies for $12.94 (list price $25.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Fruit Infuser Water Bottle - FREE Infusion Recipe eBook & Anti Sweat Sleeve - 32oz - Full Starter Kit - BPA Free Plastic - Insulated - Best for Fruit Infused Water Travel Sport for $14.97 (list price $37.87)

Meyoung Portable Projector Support 1080P 1200 Luminous Efficiency 150" for Outdoor Indoor Movie Night, Support Blu-ray DVD Player, Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones and HD Games (TC80 White) for $84.99 (list price $129.00)

Outdoor Projector Screen - Foldable Portable Outdoor Front Movie Screen, Setup Stand, Transportable Full Set Bag for Camping and Recreational Events,74.4 Inch (16:9) by Vamvo for $69.99 (list price $212.15)

Vremi 9 Piece Garden Tools Set - Gardening Tools with Garden Gloves and Garden Tote - Gardening Gifts Tool Set with Garden Trowel Pruners and More - Vegetable Herb Garden Hand Tools with Storage Tote for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Beace Weight Lifting Gym Gloves with Anti- Slip Leather Palm for Work Out Exercise Training Fitness and Bodybuilding for Men & Women for $11.99 (list price $20.99)

Expandable Garden Hose - 50 ft. Retractable, Lightweight & Flexible - 8 Pattern Function Watering Nozzle Gardening Spray Included - Enhanced Brass Fitting Connectors - Free Hanger & Storage Holder for $29.29 (list price $49.99)

Fit Board --- The ABS Legs Core Workout Balance Board with a Twist -- Exercise Board Gets You Simply Fit with Total Body Work Out (Orange) for $29.92 (list price $39.99)

25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs, UL listed Backyard Patio Lights, Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Light for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black for $15.95 (list price $29.99)

Portable Camping Hammock [3rd Generation] Wolfyok(TM) Multifunctional Lightweight Nylon Parachute Outdoor Hammock for Backpacking, Camping, Travel, Beach, Backyard (Single,Orange/Gray) for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Wham-O Mini Frisbee Golf Disc Indoor and Outdoor Toy Set for $21.79 (list price $29.99)

Simple Modern Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Wave Bottle, 17oz - Winter White for $11.99 (list price $35.00)

ViQing Gear Kinesiology Tape 3-pack - Muscle / Sports / Athletic / Battle Tape for $18.97 (list price $49.95)

YOKIRIN Best Skipping Jump Rope for Endurance Training and Fat Burning - Handles Speed Cable -More Intense Workout than Exercise Weights More Calories than Exercise Treadmills or Step Machines for $8.99 (list price $15.99)

TOOLS

Crescent CTK170CMP2 Mechanics Tool Set, 170-Piece for $98.79 (list price $206.13)

ORIA 76-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Set with Magnetic Driver Kit, Repair Tool Kits With Portable Box For iPad, iPhone, Laptops, PC, Smartphones, Watches and Other Devices for $25.99 (list price $69.99)

Etekcity Unify Made Upgraded Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch (H1) for $15.98 (list price $19.98)

Homasy Wireless Doorbell Kit, Operating at 600 Feet with 52 Chimes, 4 Level Volume, 1 Receiver & 1 Weatherproof Push Button with Sound and LED Flash (White) for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Tonshen 3 Pack Drain Snake Hair Augers 19.6 Inch Drain Clog Cleaning Tool Clog Remover for $5.99 (list price $9.99)

DEWALT DWST17808 TSTAK I Long Handle Toolbox Organizer for $24.47 (list price $42.00)

VICTONY Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb Smartphone-Controlled Multicolored Color Changing Lights(V-LED Light Bulb-01) for $26.99 (list price $49.99)

GU10 LED Bulbs 50W Equivalent, SHINE HAI 4000K Neutral White Spotlight Bulb GU10 Base, UL-Listed Led Light Bulbs, 120V, 3 Years Warranty, Pack of 6 for $13.99 (list price $49.99)

Woods 2001WD Outdoor Outlet Timer with Photocell Light Sensor, Weatherproof, 24-Hours Mechanical, Black for $7.97 (list price $17.99)

KEKU High Power LED Headlamp(5000 Lumens MAX) Rechargeable Waterproof HeadLamp Flashlight on the head headlamp with 3 Xm-l T6 4 Modes,Wall Charger and Car Charger for Outdoor Sports for $23.99 (list price $45.99)

Universal Socket,Kusonkey Multi-function 7mm-19mm Universal Sockets Metric Wrench Power Drill Adapter Socket Professional Repair Tools for $9.49 (list price $29.99)

Stanley 018800R Mobile Work Center for $26.39 (list price $42.74)

ANY-ANGLE Multi-Angle Measuring Ruler: FULL-METAL Angle-izer Template Tool Made Of Premium Aluminum Alloy – Perfect For Handymen, Builders, Craftsmen, Carpenters, Roofers, Tilers, DIY-ers & GREAT GIFT for $20.95 (list price $39.99)

Reacher Grabber by VIVE - Rotating Grip - 32" Extra Long Handy Mobility Aid - Reaching Assist Tool for Trash Pick Up, Litter Picker, Garden Nabber, Disabled, Arm Extension for $14.99 (list price $24.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $229.99 (list price $530.00)

11 Lively Gifts for Plant Parents

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Blue Q/Amazon/Picnic Time/World Market

Many folks have been showing off their green thumbs this year thanks to the pandemic, so why not encourage their hobbies? There's a special gift for every kind of plant parent out there—think starter grow kits to gardening tools to cute cartoon socks. If the Christmas tree in the living room isn't enough greenery for your gift recipient's taste this festive season, we have some great gift options below.

1. Back To The Roots Garden In A Can Herb Growing Kit; $25

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Herb gardens are compact, useful, and easy to maintain. If your giftee lives in an apartment and doesn't have outdoor space for a large garden, Back To The Roots's Garden In A Can Herb Growing Kit—a three-pack of basil, cilantro, and mint—is a great place for them to start their indoor horticultural journey.

Buy it: World Market

2. Plants Rock Cactus Growing Kit; $13

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Another option for small spaces is cacti, which do not require much water or attention. This kit makes it easy to start growing cacti in your gift recient's home. The tools are all included, so all your giftee has to do is plant the seeds and set the ceramic pot in a sunny spot.

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3. Picnic Time Folding Garden Stool With Tools; $69

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For more experienced gardeners, tools are essential for helping plants thrive. This stool with tools might solve the problem of sore knees and backs from kneeling in dirt. Not only is the seat portable and lightweight, but it also includes a storage tote and five pockets for tools like the included trowels and garden forks.

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4. Green and Pink Ribbed-Glass Plant Misters; $26

World Market

Indoor plants need as much care and attention as their outdoor cousins, but lugging around a watering can may cause a mess in your giftee's home. Using this set of two plant misters is an easy way to keep moisture-loving plants like orchids and Boston ferns nice and dewy.

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5. Cotton Macramé Plant Hanger; $18

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Macramé plant hangers were all the rage back in the '70s. They've made a comeback this year as people have become craftier at home. This plant hanger is great for showing off plants that grow long, curtain-like tendrils and helpful when your giftee lives in a small space. With the roof as the limit, they can pack in as many plants as they want.

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6. Can't Kill Me 2021 Calendar; $8

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If your gift recipient loves plants but can't keep real ones alive, give them this mini wall calendar. It features, well, plant arrangements they can't kill, like succulents, bonsai trees, and snake plants. This calendar will surely add a dose of green to their home office.

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7. The New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family; $17

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All gardeners want one simple thing: to know more about keeping their plants alive and thriving. This book has all the essentials for cultivating houseplants. It's full of tips and tricks for repotting a plant, taking care of certain types of plants, and adjusting light for your plant baby's survival.

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8. Homenote Bamboo Plant Labels; $14

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Plant labels are a great way for your giftee to remember where they planted their rosemary versus their parsley before they sprout. This 60 label set comes with a pen, so the labeling process is a breeze.

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9. Blue Q Proud Plant Mom Socks; $13

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Proud plant moms want to show off their love for their greenery any way they can. That's why these crew socks will be a hit with any of your green-thumbed friends. Blue Q also donates 1 percent of its sales revenue to Doctors Without Borders.

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10. EuroGraphics 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle; $20

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This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle will occupy your gift recipients from the fall harvest to the spring planting season. The challenging design of multiple succulents features each plant's common and scientific name.

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11. AeroGarden Indoor Hydroponic Garden; $124

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If seasons don't matter to your giftee and they want to start their herb garden right now, then the AeroGarden is going to be their best friend. They'll be able to grow herbs like dill, thyme, and mint indoors in the middle of winter. Thanks to the LED grow lights, there is no need to worry about plants getting enough sunlight. They can grow up to six plants at a time, all year round.

Buy it: Amazon

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8 Great Gifts for People Who Work From Home

World Market/Amazon
World Market/Amazon

A growing share of Americans work from home, and while that might seem blissful to some, it's not always easy to live, eat, and work in the same space. So, if you have co-workers and friends who are living the WFH lifestyle, here are some products that will make their life away from their cubicle a little easier.

1. Folding Book Stand; $7

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Useful for anyone who works with books or documents, this thick wire frame is strong enough for heavier textbooks or tablets. Best of all, it folds down flat, so they can slip it into their backpack or laptop case and take it out at the library or wherever they need it. The stand does double-duty in the kitchen as a cookbook holder, too.

Buy It: Amazon

2. Duraflame Electric Fireplace; $179

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Nothing says cozy like a fireplace, but not everyone is so blessed—or has the energy to keep a fire going during the work day. This Duraflame electric fireplace can help keep a workspace warm by providing up to 1000 square feet of comfortable heat, and has adjustable brightness and speed settings. They can even operate it without heat if they just crave the ambiance of an old-school gentleman's study (leather-top desk and shelves full of arcane books cost extra).

Buy It: Amazon

3. World Explorer Coffee Sampler; $32

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Making sure they've got enough coffee to match their workload is a must, and if they're willing to experiment with their java a bit, the World Explorer’s Coffee Sampler allows them to make up to 32 cups using beans from all over the world. Inside the box are four bags with four different flavor profiles, like balanced, a light-medium roast with fruity notes; bold, a medium-dark roast with notes of cocoa; classic, which has notes of nuts; and fruity, coming in with notes of floral.

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4. Lavender and Lemon Beeswax Candle; $20

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People who work at home all day, especially in a smaller space, often struggle to "turn off" at the end of the day. One way to unwind and signal that work is done is to light a candle. Burning beeswax candles helps clean the air, and essential oils are a better health bet than artificial fragrances. Lavender is especially relaxing. (Just use caution around essential-oil-scented products and pets.)

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5. HÄNS Swipe-Clean; $15

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If they're carting their laptop and phone from the coffee shop to meetings to the co-working space, the gadgets are going to get gross—fast. HÄNS Swipe is a dual-sided device that cleans on one side and polishes on the other, and it's a great solution for keeping germs at bay. It's also nicely portable, since there's nothing to spill. Plus, it's refillable, and the polishing cloth is washable and re-wrappable, making it a much more sustainable solution than individually wrapped wipes.

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6. Laptop Side Table; $100

World Market

Sometimes they don't want to be stuck at a desk all day long. This industrial-chic side table can act as a laptop table, too, with room for a computer, coffee, notes, and more. It also works as a TV table—not that they would ever watch TV during work hours.

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7. Moleskine Classic Notebook; $17

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Plenty of people who work from home (well, plenty of people in general) find paper journals and planners essential, whether they're used for bullet journaling, time-blocking, or just writing good old-fashioned to-do lists. However they organize their lives, there's a journal out there that's perfect, but for starters it's hard to top a good Moleskin. These are available dotted (the bullet journal fave), plain, ruled, or squared, and in a variety of colors. (They can find other supply ideas for bullet journaling here.)

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8. Nexstand Laptop Stand; $39

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For the person who works from home and is on the taller side, this portable laptop stand is a back-saver. It folds down flat so it can be tossed into the bag and taken to the coffee shop or co-working spot, where it often generates an admiring comment or three. It works best alongside a portable external keyboard and mouse.

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