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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, September 7.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Ailihen I35 Stereo Lightweight Foldable Headphones Adjustable Headband Headsets with Microphone 3.5mm for Cellphones Smartphones Iphone Laptop Computer Mp3/4 Earphones (Black/Orange) for $19.98 (list price $29.98)

Selfie Stick, TOMPOL Bluetooth Monopod 3 in 1 360°Rotatable Selfie Stick with Built-in Remote Shutter and Bluetooth Charging Cable for iPhone iOS, Android and Camera for $21.97 (list price $49.99)

Cell Phone Wallet, HUO ZAO Silicone Credit Card Id Holder with Adhesive Stick-on fits Apple iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy Android Smartphones, Table, Refrigerator, Door, Mixed Colors - 10 Pack for $9.90 (list price $29.99)

Action Camera ,Amuoc Waterproof 30m Sport Camera Full HD 1080P 2.0 Inch LCD Display 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens Sport Recorder Car Camera with Outdoor Accessories (Black) for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

iPhone 6 / 6s Battery Case, Anker Ultra Slim Extended Battery Case for iPhone 6 / 6s (4.7 inch) with 2850mAh Capacity / 120% Extra Battery [Apple MFi Certified] (Black) for $55.99 (list price $99.99)

Anker PowerCore 10000, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More for $25.99 (list price $49.99)

Anker PowerCore 5000, Ultra-Compact 5000mAh External Battery with High-Speed Charging Technology, Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and more for $17.99 (list price $49.99)

Arteck HB030B Universal Slim Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 7-Colors Backlit Keyboard with Built in Rechargeable Battery, Black for $19.99 (list price $79.99)

Acer Chromebook 14, Aluminum, 14-inch Full HD, Intel Celeron Quad-Core N3160, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB, Chrome, CB3-431-C5FM for $269.00 (list price $299.99)

Genuine Leather Swees Amazon Kindle Voyage Case Cover With Smart Auto Sleep/Wake Function for 2014 Version Kindle Voyage 6" (Not Fit Kindle Paperwhite) +2x Free Anti-glare Screen Protector, Black for $19.99 (list price $42.99)

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II (Carbon) for $179.00 (list price $199.00)

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II Black for $229.99 (list price $279.00)

KITCHEN

BUNN NHS Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer for $119.00 (list price $150.93)

Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black/Silver for $70.99 (list price $76.14)

Hudson Essentials Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Set - 6 Piece Stackable Set with Spout for $21.99 (list price $64.99)

Oster Large Capacity Countertop 6-Slice Digital Convection Toaster Oven, Black/Polished Stainless, TSSTTVMNDG for $75.44 (list price $102.44)

VonShef 3 Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set with Pouring Spouts, Handles and Non Slip Silicone Base for $28.99 (list price $79.99)

Vremi 13 Piece Mixing Bowl Set With Handle - With Nesting Colorful Measuring Cups Spoons Colander Mesh Strainer - BPA Free Plastic Stackable Nested Mixing Bowls Large Small Pour Spout Baking Cooking for $18.99 (list price $49.99)

Epica 6-Temperature Variable Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle for $41.95 (list price $59.95)

Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet (12.5 inch) by Utopia Kitchen for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

FORLIFE Stainless Folding Handle Tea Infuser with Carrying Case for $10.88 (list price $15.00)

Hoan Bagel Guillotine Slicer, White for $16.89 (list price $17.99)

Sweese 1111 Porcelain Fluted Bowls - 18 Ounce for Cereal, Soup and Fruit - Set of 6, Assorted Colors for $27.95 (list price $34.99)

HOME

Cosco Vinyl 4-Pack Folding Chair, Black for $59.64 (list price $71.00)

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser, 200ml Wood Grain Aromatherapy Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode, Waterless Auto Shut-Off, 7 Color LED Lights & 4 Timer Settings for $23.99 (list price $79.99)

Customized Acrylic TV Remote Control Holder Organizer - Bedside, Coffee or End Table Remotes Caddy - Thick Black Lucite with Clear Dividers - by Unum for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

Wooden Storage Bin Container - Decorative Closet, Cabinet and Shelf Basket Organizer Lined With Machine Washable Soft Linen Fabric - White, Extra Small - By Creative Scents for $15.99 (list price $19.99)

Set of 2 Brown Country Rustic Wall Mounted Openwork Metal Wire Storage Basket Shelves / Display Racks for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Winsome Capri Set of 6 Foldable Fabric Baskets, Beige for $23.20 (list price $30.00)

HyLoft 00967 45-Inch by 15-Inch Wall Shelf, Off White, 2-Pack for $53.35 (list price $79.99)

Simpli Home Acadian Tall TV Media Stand for TVs up to 60", Rich Tobacco Brown for $295.78 (list price $599.99)

Updated Periodic Table of Elements Shower Curtain. PVC Free, Odorless Non-Toxic Fabric. for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Gold Stapler for Modern Office Space with Top Modern, 20 Sheet Stapling Capacity, With Staples for $17.26 (list price $28.95)

Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 14 Count for $15.00 (list price $40.33)

Five Star Flex Blue NoteBinder, 1-Inch Capacity, 11.5 x 11 Inches, Notebook and Binder All-in-One (72011) for $11.90 (list price $14.19)

Rite in the Rain All-Weather Side-Spiral Notebook, 4 5/8" x 7", Tan Cover, Universal Pattern (No. 973T) for $7.22 (list price $11.30)

SimpleHouseware 6 Trays Desktop Document Letter Tray Organizer, Black for $24.87 (list price $29.99)

Bulletin Board Set - Cork Board 24 x 18" + 10 Color Pins - Small Wall Hanging Tack Message Memo Picture Board for Home Office School Cubicle - Presentation, Display and Planning (Cork 24x18") for $24.89 (list price $49.95)

Kootek 118 Inch Cable Management Neoprene Cord Cover Sleeve Wire Hider Concealer Organizer Protector System for Desk TV PC Computer Home Theater, DIY by Yourself, Black and White Reversible for $10.99 (list price $17.99)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Drawer Organizer, Black (22131) for $11.60 (list price $13.74)

LAMPAT Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, Black for $26.99 (list price $139.99)

Well Desk Adjustable Standing Desk Riser - Simple and Solid Stand Up Desk Converter - Made in the USA of Premium Birch Plywood - Relieve Back Pain and Improve Productivity for $159.99 (list price $199.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Moisturizing Calming Body Wash, 16 Fl. Oz for $5.97 (list price $10.00)

Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower And Bath Gel, Body Wash, Original, 16 Fl. Oz. for $9.20 (list price $13.99)

Puracy Natural Body Wash, Sulfate-Free Bath and Shower Gel, Citrus and Sea Salt, 16 Ounce Pump Bottle, (Pack of 2) for $20.99 (list price $35.97)

ORGANIC Exfoliating Body Scrub - "COOLING CUCUMBER" - 100% Pure Dead Sea Salt Scrub / Ultra Hydrating & Moisturizing with SKIN SMOOTHING Jojoba, Sweet Almond & Argan Oils - 12oz for $22.95 (list price $28.95)

Burt's Bees Brightening Even Skin Tone Moisturizing Cream, 1.8 Ounces for $12.15 (list price $19.99)

Best After-shave Balm, Sandalwood Scent, Premium Aftershave Lotion, Soothes and Moisturizes Face after shaving, Does Not Dry The Skin, Eliminates Razor Burn For A Silky Smooth Finish for $16.97 (list price $29.99)

Braun Series 7 790cc Cordless Electric Foil Shaver for Men with Clean and Charge Station - Packaging May Vary for $169.41 (list price $289.99)

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

Baebody Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo 16 Oz - Sulfate Free - Volumizing & Moisturizing, Gentle on Curly & Color Treated Hair, for Men & Women. Infused with Keratin. for $13.95 (list price $29.99)

Hair Straightening Brush, GLAMFIELDS Electrical Heated Brush Irons Hair Straightener with Faster Heating MCH Technology and Auto Temperature Lock for $42.99 (list price $169.99)

Beard & Mustache Balm / Oil / Wax / Leave In Conditioner 2 oz - 100% Natural, Soothes Itching - Thickens, Strengthens, Softens, Tames & Styles Facial Hair - Brooklyn Botany for $9.49 (list price $24.99)

Daily Rehydrating Sunscreen: SPF 30+ - Contains Vitamins B, C, E & Seaweed Extract - Rehydrating Skin Protection - Paraben & Fragrance Free - Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB Protection for $24.95 (list price $31.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

MoKo Armband for iPhone 7 / iPhone 6s / 6, Sweatproof Sports Running Armband Workout Arm Band Cover for iPhone 7, 6S, 6, 5S, 5, Galaxy S7, Moto G, BLU 5.0, Black (Fits Arm Girth 10.8"-16.5") for $5.99 (list price $12.99)

Picnic Mat Cozyswan 59''x79'' Striped Handy Mat with Strap Mildew Resistant and Waterproof for Picnics, Beaches, RVing and Outings for $15.99 (list price $20.99)

Nalgene Grip-n-Gulp Water Bottle - 3 Pack (Pretty Pink) for $25.98 (list price $27.75)

Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent for $60.44 (list price $71.88)

Rose Pruning Gloves for Men and Women. Thorn Proof Goatskin Leather Gardening Gloves with Long Cowhide Gauntlet to Protect Your Arms Until the Elbow (Medium) for $25.95 (list price $39.99)

Essy Beauty Waterproof Facial Sunscreen Cream with Ultra UVA/UVB Protection SPF 60 (50 ml) for $11.99 (list price $59.00)

Compact Umbrella,Black Automatic Folding 10 Ribs,Travel Umbrella, 60Mph Windproof Reinforced Canopy, Ergonomic Non-Slip Handle, Auto Open/ Close for One Handed Operation (Black) for $16.95 (list price $29.95)

HOLYLUCK Men & Women Outdoor Sport Gym Sack Drawstring Backpack Bag - Purple for $8.98 (list price $17.00)

Merax JK1603E Easy Assembly Folding Electric Treadmill Motorized Running Machine (Red) for $197.50 (list price $299.99)

Large Exercise Mat 72" Long x 48" Wide (6'x4') x 6mm Thick. Comes With A Storage Bag and Storage Straps. Perfect Fitness Mat To Use With Cardio, Plyometric, MMA, & Aerobic DVD's. Square36 for $99.99 (list price $189.99)

Exercise Ball for Stability, Strength, Balance, Yoga, or Desk Chair by Zoetic Fit Anti Burst, 55cm, 65cm, 75cm with Hand Pump (Blue, 65cm) for $24.95 (list price $39.95)

Large Yoga Mat Bag by Yogiii | The YogiiiTotePRO | Large Yoga Mat Tote Sling Carrier w/ Side Pocket | Fits All Size Mats (Ash Gray) for $24.99 (list price $49.99)

TOOLS

CCbetter 30W Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit with 25pcs Hot Glue Sticks High Temperature Energy Efficient for DIY Small Craft and Quick Repairs, Yellow for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

DEWALT DW1354 14-Piece Titanium Drill Bit Set for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

CLC Custom LeatherCraft 5-Pocket Cell Phone/Tool Holder - 1105 for $8.48 (list price $14.95)

Dynabrade 56815 Dynorbital Supreme Non-Vacuum Random Orbital Sander, 5-Inch for $190.25 (list price $245.00)

DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit Sander Kit, 5" for $59.00 (list price $64.00)

ProSensor 710 Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Precision Stud Finder Yellow for $51.95 (list price $74.95)

Tacklife Advanced Laser Measure 131 Ft Digital Laser Distance Meter with Mute Function Large LCD Backlit Display Measure Distance,Area and Volume,Pythagorean Mode Battery Included Black&Orange for $30.97 (list price $63.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $199.00 (list price $530.00)

ORIA Precision Screwdriver Set, 60 in 1 Magnetic Driver Kit with 54 Bits, Professional Electronics Repair Tool Kit for iPhone/ Cell Phone/ iPad/ Tablet/ PC/ MacBook and Other Electronics for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

FrogTape Delicate Surface Painting Tape, 1.41 in. x 60 yd. Roll, Yellow (280221) for $8.37 (list price $11.49)

Shake Shack’s DIY ShackBurger Kits Can Be Delivered Right to Your Door

In the Shake Shack meal kit from Goldbelly, you'll find all the ingredients necessary to make the chain's signature ShackBurger.
In the Shake Shack meal kit from Goldbelly, you'll find all the ingredients necessary to make the chain's signature ShackBurger.
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While it started as nothing more than a lone hot dog stand in 2001, Shake Shack now has locations all over the United States, with countless devoted fans that flock to the restaurant for fries, shakes, and, of course, their burgers. Now, you can try your hand at grilling up the chain's famous burgers with an official Shake Shack meal kit ($49) from Goldbelly, delivered right to your door.

Inside the box, you’ll find all the fixings to make a real ShackBurger. As you'd expect, it all starts with eight 100 percent Angus beef patties from Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, which is the same beef blend used at all Shake Shack locations. You’ll also find eight potato rolls from Martin's, eight slices of American cheese, and the chain’s signature ShackSauce, along with tips on how to achieve that authentic Shake Shack flavor. The only extras you'll need to provide are toppings.

Shake Shack isn’t the only famous restaurant that offers their own meal kits. You could also whip up a cheesesteak from Philadelphia landmark Pat’s King of Steaks ($99); a lobster roll from McLoons Lobster Shack ($108) in Maine; and many others.

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9 Delicious Food Subscription Services That Help You Avoid the Grocery Store

Blue Apron's meal plans can be adjusted to meet your nutritional needs.
Blue Apron's meal plans can be adjusted to meet your nutritional needs.
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While grocery shopping can be a time-consuming hassle during an average week, it can be nearly impossible to get what you want, when you want it, while social distancing. But before you give up on your meal-prep goals completely, consider the healthy (and cost-effective) hack that could help make cooking way more convenient: a food subscription service.

These services—which deliver boxes of snacks, wines, and complete meals straight to your door—give you new, tasty treats to try on a regular basis, so you can get right to the fun part (a.k.a. eating!). Whether you want to try new foods from around the world, recipes that will up your boxed mac and cheese game, or tasty beverages to help you unwind after a long day, these subscriptions are the perfect solution for any foodie with a busy schedule. After choosing one of these, you’ll never want to go to the grocery store again.

1. HelloFresh; $62-$98/week

A delivery from HelloFresh
HelloFresh has plans designed for two or four people.
HelloFresh

HelloFresh is a flexible meal subscription service that offers a two-person or four-person plan. The two-person plan gives you the option of two or four different recipes to try each week, while the four-person plan allows you to try two or three. The plans range from $7.49 to $9 per serving and have a standard shipping fee of $8.

HelloFresh's menus cater to your dietary preference, so in addition to the standard “meat and veggies” option, meals can be vegetarian, low calorie, or “family friendly” (a.k.a. easy, kid-tested recipes that make even the pickiest eaters happy). Each recipe is tested by the HelloFresh chefs a whopping 45 times, so you know what you’re eating is delicious. With the option to skip deliveries whenever you want, HelloFresh is the answer to the always-dreaded question: “When’s dinner?”

Try it: HelloFresh

2. Splendid Spoon; $65-$135/week

If you’re a vegan who hates cooking—but loves good food—Splendid Spoon is the answer to your daily meal woes. Not only does this service send you new meals to try each week, but they’re pre-prepared, so all you really have to do is pop your kit into the microwave. Splendid Spoon gives you three different weekly options: a Lunch plan that gives you five lunch bowls ($13 per meal), a Breakfast + Lunch plan that gives you five smoothies and five lunch bowls ($9.50 per meal), and a Breakfast + Lunch + Reset plan that gives you five smoothies, five lunch bowls, and one full-day reset, which includes soups to aid with digestion ($9 per meal).

Splendid Spoon allows you to choose their default meals for the week or choose from all 40-plus to customize your menu, so variety is never a problem. You can even make note of any ingredients or flavors you dislike in your Splendid Spoon profile to ensure you’re always getting what you want (and avoiding what you don’t). Best of all, these meals are all vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and low in sugar and sodium, so they’re healthy in addition to being easy.

Try it: Splendid Spoon

3. Universal Yums!; $15-$39/month-to-month or $165-$429/year

If you’re a snacker with a taste for adventure, Universal Yums! is like a flavor passport. A subscription service that delivers snacks from a different country to your door each month, Universal Yums! lets you try international bites without ever having to leave the comfort of your own apartment. The month-to-month plan allows you to choose from three different-sized boxes, ranging from $15 for six-plus snacks to $39 for a pack of 20-plus. If you choose to dive in for a full year, the price per box is reduced, effectively giving you a month for free.

Each box comes with a booklet filled with trivia and games that celebrates the featured country, allowing you to learn while you snack. After trying your first box, you’ll (almost) never need to go on vacation again.

Try it: Universal Yums!

4. Art of Tea; $65-$215/subscription

A cup of tea.
The Art of Tea allows you to try tea from all over the world.
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If you’re more of a tea drinker, the Art of Tea has a subscription package that lets you taste test teas inspired by recipes from around the globe. Available in three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions, this tea club features five different packages to choose from: the Caffeine Free collection, the Classics collection, the Single Origin collection, the Explore collection, and the Pyramid Tea Bags collection.

Each box comes with detailed information about the teas inside so you can learn more about them—including each one’s health benefits—while you wait for your beverage to steep. A great gift for yourself or someone else, this subscription package perfects the art of treating yourself.

Try it: Art of Tea

5. Urthbox; $15-$45/box (with a 12-month plan)

Urthbox is the perfect subscription service for anyone who believes in sustainable snacking. Delivering non-GMO, organic, and all-natural products, Urthbox includes healthy snacks, beverages, and more in their monthly packages. The boxes—which range from $15 per box to $45, depending on the size—only include products that have passed Urthbox’s strict standards. The company evaluates everything from sourcing to nutrition to manufacturing, so you can feel good about the products you’re munching on. And if you're on a specific gluten-free or vegan diet, you can specify that when you order, so your snacks will always be in line with your nutrition goals.

Although most boxes are snack-based, some also include supplements, skincare items, hair products, and more as a fun bonus each month. Each box is a surprise, but even though you don’t know exactly what you’re getting each month, you’ll know that it will always be good.

Try it: Urthbox

6. Blue Apron; $48-$120/week

The menus available from Blue Apron.
Every Blue Apron meal kit comes with background information on the dish and simple instructions to follow.
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With Blue Apron, you choose from three different plans—a two-serving Signature plan, a four-serving Signature plan, or a two-serving Vegetarian plan—that allow you to customize how many recipes you’d like to receive each week. The prices range from $7.49 per serving to $10, depending on the plan and the frequency, and shipping is free for all options.

Blue Apron’s Signature plan allows you to personalize your menu each week based on your dietary preferences. You can have the standard meat and fish options delivered regularly, or you can opt for Weight Watcher-approved and diabetes-friendly meals, depending on your needs. Recipes are chef-designed and perfectly portioned, and with easy step-by-step instructions to follow on each recipe card, you’ll start feeling like an accomplished chef the moment you turn on your oven.

Try it: Blue Apron

7. Naturebox; $30/yearly membership

Whether you’re looking for a low-calorie option, something that’s keto-friendly, or just a downright tasty treat, Naturebox has everything you need for a fully stocked snack drawer. While you can purchase individual snacks (ranging from $4 to $20 with your membership discount), you can also buy snacks in bulk, ranging from $35 to $150, leaving you with more than enough to eat through every month.

Naturebox also gives you the flexibility of putting a box together whenever you want it, meaning there’s no need to worry about managing your subscription. And if you don’t like one of the snacks you choose, the company has a “don’t like it, don’t eat it” policy, where you can receive a store credit for any snack you don’t like within 90 days of receiving it. Now that’s some smart snacking.

Try it: Naturebox

8. igourmet, $100-$684/club subscription

Although you can buy individual gourmet products through igourmet, their Food-of-the-Month clubs deliver a selection of standout products in a single category, like cheese, bacon, or coffee, with options for three-month, six-month, and 12-month plans.

Each box comes with a newsletter to guide you through each product, including its history, the region it came from, and more. Shipping and handling is completely free, and if you aren’t a fan of your subscription package, igourmet will reship and refund your purchase hassle-free. This subscription is a great gift—whether for a family member, a friend, or yourself!—and it will make you a certified gastronome in no time.

Try it: igourmet

9. California Wine Club; $41-$231/shipment

A group of people enjoying wine.
There are a lot of ways to customize your California Wine Club plan.
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If you’ve ever wanted to do a wine tasting in your pajamas, a subscription to the California Wine Club is just what you need. Featuring selections from family-owned wineries, you can choose from six different plans: the Premier series (starting at $41 per shipment), the Signature series ($134), the International series ($71), the Aged Cabernet series ($231), the Pacific Northwest series ($77), and the Case Club series ($162). These clubs allow you to explore wine regions you’re curious about, expand your palate, or simply enjoy the wines you already know and love.

No matter which level you choose, you have the option of a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly package, and each club subscription comes with a guide to all the wines included in your box, a personalized online profile to help you track your favorite wines, VIP tours at featured wineries, and more. Some of the series even allow you to mix and match the types of wine and how many bottles you get—giving you flexibility in addition to great wine.

Try it: California Wine Club

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