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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 25.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Luke's Lightsaber MimoPowerTube2 Star Wars Power Bank 2600mAh | Mimoco for $21.95 (list price $29.99)

Talkie by Toymail: Bitsy a Bat, The safe & smart toy to voice message with kids, As seen on Shark Tank for $47.99 (list price $59.00)

Amazon Echo - White for $99.99 (list price $179.99)

Polaroid Cube+ 1440p Mini Lifestyle Action Camera with Wi-Fi & Image Stabilization (Blue) for $95.95 (list price $149.99)

Nevo Hybrid Smart Watch for Android or IOS Phone,Black Case, Brown Strap for $129.99 (list price $269.99)

Sengu SG-S812-N Handmade Bamboo Portable Multimedia Wireless Bluetooth Speakers for $52.99 (list price $75.79)

Crosley CR6019A-BR Executive Portable USB Turntable, Brown for $100.20 (list price $109.95)

Hide & Drink Leather Handmade Sleeve for iPhone 6 Plus - Bourbon Brown for $16.95 (list price $26.95)

7 Arc Star Floating Bluetooth Speaker for $119.99 (list price $159.99)

Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Candy bar-Sized Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology (Blue) for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $99.99 (list price $119.99)

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 $39.99)

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System for $399.00 (list price $499.00)

KITCHEN

DANSK Kobenstyle 4-Piece Place Setting, Slate for $29.90 (list price $37.95)

DeBell 16 Piece Melamine Dinnerware set, Dinner Plates/Salad Plates/Bowls/Mugs 4-Pieces each, With Bonus Gloves for $25.87 (list price $45.87)

Vitamix 5200 Blender, White for $304.75 (list price $449.00)

Japanese blue and brown tea cup set, beautiful pattern designs, 6 ounce, set of 2 for $27.99 (list price $49.96)

Wine Decanter,WBSEos1.2L U Shape Classic Wine Aerator, Red Wine Carafe, Wine Gifts, Wine Accessories for $36.99 (list price $69.99)

Bormioli Rocco Diamond Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Ocean Blue, Set of 6 for $18.99 (list price $23.50)

FlyingColors Laguiole Stainless Steel Flatware Set. Wood Handle for $69.99 (list price $120.00)

Stanley Adventure Vacuum Crock Food Jar, Stainless Steel, 3 quart for $51.93 (list price $65.00)

Bellemain 4 Piece Airtight Acrylic Canister Set , Food Storage Container for $22.95 (list price $39.95)

Paladone PacMan Ice Cube Tray for $9.99 (list price $12.00)

Ny Coffee Cup Gg (100 Paper Cups with 100 Lids) for $21.18 (list price $28.95)

Fred DEEP TEA DIVER Silicone Tea Infuser for $7.60 (list price $15.00)

Shot Flask - Stainless Steel 8 oz Hip Flask, Built-in Collapsible 2 Oz. Shot Glass & Flask Funnel - Everything You Need to Pour Shots on the Go - BarMe Brand for $18.97 (list price $34.99)

Prepara Herb Savor for $19.86 (list price $29.99)

VonShef 1.2 Gallon Stainless Steel Countertop Kitchen Compost Bin & Free Odor Absorbing Filter Model 07/146 for $20.00 (list price $49.99)

HOME

Safavieh American Home Collection Odessa White Bookcase for $121.80 (list price $135.33)

Hygge Collection Soy Wax Candle in Sage Green Ceramic Pot with Copper Lid, 15-Ounce, Wild Fig & Cedar for $24.00 (list price $32.00)

Adeco Accent Round Starburst End/ Side/ Tea Table/ Stool, Iron Wire Weave Netting, Yellow for $69.99 (list price $104.98)

Umbra Trigg Desktop Planter Vase & Geometric Container - Great For Succulent Plants, Air Plant, Mini Cactus, Faux Plants and More, White Ceramic/Brass (Set of 2) for $38.00 (list price $40.00)

YAMAZAKI home Tosca Under Shelf Tool Hanger Clips for $27.82 (list price $33.01)

Spectrum Diversified Scoop wire Storage Basket, Medium, Copper for $10.15 (list price $15.99)

PRO-MART DAZZ Heavy Duty Duffle Bag, 2 Compartments, Natural Canvas for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

Casual Home 324-54 Montego 5-Tier Bookcase, Walnut for $74.63 (list price $103.99)

Kashi Home Nikki Polyester canvas Shower Curtain for $11.51 (list price $14.76)

DHP Emily Square Storage Ottoman, Blue Linen for $44.54 (list price $59.07)

Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Beige for $22.99 (list price $26.00)

InterDesign Formbu Square Toilet Bowl Brush and Holder for Bathroom Storage - Natural Bamboo for $15.71 (list price $25.18)

SONGMICS Entryway Coat Rack with Storage Shoe Bench Hallway Organizer 18 Hooks and 3-Tier Shelves Metal Black URCR67B for $45.99 (list price $71.73)

SONGMICS Update 6-Shelf Hanging Closet Organizer Accessory Storage Shelves Light Brown URCH08K for $11.99 (list price $16.23)

Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner EZ Lite Corded Bagless Canister Vacuum SD40010 for $70.40 (list price $109.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Westcott 8" Vintage Copper Finish Scissors for $8.00 (list price $16.99)

AcuRite 00795A2 Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer for $27.96 (list price $37.50)

Umbra Prisma Picture Frame, 4 by 6-Inch, Copper for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

Large All Purpose Dopp Kit Utility Bag (Cords, Chargers, Tools, School / Office Supplies) Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Swayze Suede for $30.99 (list price $40.99)

Umbra Sometime Desk Clock for $22.99 (list price $25.00)

Smart Tech Small 88 keys Handcrafted Natural Bamboo Wooden PC Wireless 2.4GHz Keyboard and Mouse Combo + Free Smart Tech Touch Pen for $45.99 (list price $59.99)

Kantek Acrylic Stapler, Fits full strip of Standard Staples, 2 1/2 x 6 x 1 1/4 Inches , Clear (AD80) for $13.73 (list price $14.88)

Clarity Gold Notes Holder with Cube Memo Pad 320 Sheets, Acrylic 3 in 1 Drawer Organizer by Draymond Story (Clips Not Include) for $23.99 (list price $34.99)

Acrylic Pencil and Pen Holder, HBlife Gold Desktop Stationery Organizer Modern Design Office Desk Accessory for $10.99 (list price $16.99)

TwentyFive Wire Mesh Office Desk File Organizer, Black for $39.77 (list price $49.99)

FITUEYES Tempered Glass Computer Monitor Riser 4.7'' High 23.6'' Save Space Desktop Stand for Xbox One/component/flat Screen TV-Black DT106005GB for $28.00 (list price $119.99)

Brother Printer MFCJ6930DW Wireless Color Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax for $209.99 (list price $299.99)

Kikkerland Magnetic Hourglass for $18.00 (list price $22.50)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Electric Toothbrush By Dr Jim Ellis For Superior Dental Hygiene for $39.98 (list price $89.99)

Artisan Dead Sea Mud Soap with Olive Oil | 100% Natural | Great for Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis | Purifies, Moisturizes, Cleanses | For Women and Men for (list price )

My Best Beard Oil Brush With Boar Bristles Kit For Men for $7.82 (list price $14.88)

iNeibo Silicone Travel Bottles 4 Pack and 1 Cream Jar - TSA Airline Carry-On Approved - Squeezable and Refillable Travel Containers For Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Toiletries (B) for $16.33 (list price $23.66)

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)

Terresa Ceramic Hair Straightening Electric Brush with Anti-Scald Comb Teeth | Professional, Anti-Static, Ionic, Heat Steam Brushing | Detangle & Straighten Hair, Eliminate Frizz & Smoothen Your Locks for $32.99 (list price $59.99)

Brownmed IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow, One Size for $8.88 (list price $13.10)

Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream, 0.5 Fluid Ounce for $8.31 (list price $15.99)

HQY Heavy-duty and Stainless Steel Nail Clipper Set - Fingernail and Toenail Clipper Set for $11.78 (list price $39.99)

Cymas 7× Magnifying Lighted Makeup Mirror, 15 Min Auto Turn Off, Dimmable Daylight LED Travel Vanity Mirror, Compact, Cordless, 360 Rotation, Strong Locking Suction Bathroom Mirror for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder - Made in USA with Organic Coconut Activated Charcoal for Safe Effective Teeth Whitening, 100% Natural, Better Than Strips, Kit, Gel & Whitening Toothpaste for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

BESTOPE Beard Trimmer Men's Grooming Kit, Professional Electric Hair Shaver Rechargeable Cordless Facial Head Nose Hair Clippers Trimmer (13 Pieces) for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Facial Moisturizer, Organic and Natural Face Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive, Oily or Severely Dry Skin - Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkle, for Women and Men. By Christina Moss Naturals. for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

Tom's of Maine Natural Deodorant Stick, Unscented, 2.25 Ounce, Pack of 6 for $25.62 (list price $40.41)

Pomade for Men - Medium Hold & High Shine - Hair Styling Formula for Straight, Thick and Curly Hair - 2 OZ - Smooth Viking for $11.95 (list price $15.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

SE CC4580 MilitaryLensatic/Prismatic Sighting Compass with Pouch for $8.94 (list price $14.95)

Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade for $44.54 (list price $54.99)

Keurig Stainless Steel Travel Mug for $24.99 (list price $36.00)

Mountain Khakis Adult Flat Pack Bag, Dark Olive, One Size for $142.98 (list price $149.95)

Actorstion Swim Goggles With Anti Fog UV Protection No Leaking Shatterproof for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Children + Goggles Case, Silicone Ear Plugs and Interchangeable Nose Bridge (Black) for $12.99 (list price $12.99)

Carhartt Trade Series Backpack, Black for $27.99 (list price $34.99)

Youphoria 24-Inch-by-72-Inch Microfiber Yoga Towel, Gray Towel/Blue Stitching for $17.95 (list price $39.99)

Ello Cole Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, Teal, 16 oz for $14.37 (list price $21.25)

G4Free Portable Ultralight Outdoor Picnic Fishing Folding Camping Chairs Sports Backpacking Chairs Ground Chair(Adjustable Red) for $29.99 (list price $65.99)

260 PSI Mini Bike Pump for Presta & Schrader,2 in 1 Screw Valve and High Pressure for All Cycle Tires - Bonus Accessories Included for $16.49 (list price $42.99)

LED Camping Lantern, 2 Pack Raniaco Ultra Bright Collapsible Hand Tough Lamp, Portable Hanging Flashlight for Outdoor Garden Hiking Fishing for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

TOOLS

Kikkerland Hammer Multi Tool, Wood, White for $17.40 (list price $20.00)

DEW Emergency Survival Kit Travel Outdoor Multifunctional Bracelet, Survival Gear Kit Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter Scraper, Cutting Tool, Whistle, Compass (Green) for $4.99 (list price $14.99)

Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool for $79.00 (list price $99.00) 

4.0Ah Battery for Worx WA3520 - VANON 20V Max Li-ion Replacement Battery for Worx WG151s WG155s WG251s WG255s WG540s WG545s WG890 WG891 for $35.99 (list price $59.99)

Dremel EZ686-01 EZ Lock Sanding and Grinding Kit for $14.98 (list price $21.99)

Makita 5007NK 15 Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw for $92.99 (list price $109.99)

Makita AN453 1-3/4-Inch Roofing Coil Nailer for $199.00 (list price $249.00)

BISSELL Garage Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum Complete Wall-Mounting System, 18P03 - Corded for $128.19 (list price $199.99)

Tomshine 2in1 LED Flashlight Torch & Desk Night Lamp Rechargeable Power Bank with USB Charging Port 18650 Battery Included for Camping Hiking Emergency Use for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack), Kitclan Magnet Wristband with 5 Powerful Magnets, Adjustable Velcro Strap for Holding Tools, Screws, Nails, Bolts, Drilling Bits and Small tools (Red) for $10.88 (list price $24.99)

Amzdeal Cable Crimper Cable Lug Crimping Tool Terminal Crimp Pliers Hand Ratchet Wire Crimper for 10, 8, 4, 2 and 1/0 AWG Wire Cable for $26.99 (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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