Check Out Friday's Best Amazon Deals

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Amazon

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, October 13.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

ITRUE X6D Dual Car Dash Cam Pro Stealth Full-HD 1080P 170°Wide Angle, Night Mode, G-Sensor, WDR, 16GB MicroSD Card and Hard Wire Kit for $149.95 (list price $249.95)

Wewdigi Wireless Video Baby Monitor 2.4GHz Radio Nanny Electronic Night Vision Audio baby Security for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Paww WaveSound 3 Bluetooth Headphones – Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Airplane Adapter, Charging Cable & Carrying Case – Foldable Travel Headphones/Over-Ear Headphones for $99.99 (list price $149.99)

Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black) for $498.00 (list price $598.00)

Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Image Stabilization USM Lens (Black) for $1,499.00 (list price $1,799.00)

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot for $59.99 (list price $89.98)

Panasonic HC-V770 HD Camcorder with Wireless Smartphone Twin Video Capture for $447.99 (list price $599.99)

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

NEW fireCable PowerPlus | Powers Any HDMI Streaming Device from TV | Universally Compatible w/ All Streaming Devices, HDMI Streaming Sticks, Firestick, etc.. for $12.99 (list price $16.00)

Zookki Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 5 4 3+ 3 2 1 SJ4000 SJ5000 Camera, Black - Silver for $12.99 (list price $89.99)

EACHINE E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter Drone 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Headless Mode Remote Control Nano Quadcopter RTF Mode 2 (Green) for $20.99 (list price $39.99)

Victure Action Camera 1080P 12MP Waterproof Sports Camera 30M Underwater Diving Camera Action Cam with 170 Wide Angle and Rechargeable Battery for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

KITCHEN

GreenPan Rio 12pc Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set, Burgundy for $112.49 (list price $149.99)

GreenPan Lima 11" Ceramic Non-Stick Square Griddle for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

Aicok ELectric Milk Frother and Warmer, Double Wall Milk Steamer, Heater and Foamed for Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino for $38.99 (list price $99.99)

Cast Iron Cleaner. Steel Scrubber - Cookware Cleaner For Skillet, Wok, Pot, Pan | Hygenic Option to Scouring Pad | Does Not Rust like Steel Wool | Home & Camping | Protects Cookware Seasoning for $13.97 (list price $49.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red for $17.89 (list price $23.38)

Kitchen Utensils - 8 Piece Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Utensil Set - Silicone and Stainless Steel Kit - For Pots and Pans - Serving Tongs, Spoon, Spatula Tools, Pasta Server, Ladle, Strainer, Whisk for $24.95 (list price $79.99)

Instant Read Meat Thermometer For Grill And Cooking. UPGRADED MODEL NOW WITH MAGNET AND CALIBRATION FEATURE. Best Ultra Fast Digital Kitchen Probe. Includes Internal BBQ Meat Temperature Guide for $17.97 (list price $29.97)

Culinary Torch - Creme Brulee Torch - Kitchen Torch - Best Creme Brulee Torch - Food Torch - Cooking Torch - Cooking Blow Torch - Brulee Torch - Butane Torch For Cooking - Blow Torch (Silver) for $19.99 (list price $19.99)

Nano Towels - Amazing Eco Fabric That Cleans Virtually Any Surface With Only Water. No More Paper Towels Or Toxic Chemicals. Save Money, Clean Faster & Easier and Make Your Home Safer & Healthier 4 Ct for $24.90 (list price $34.99)

OTHERMAX Stainless Steel Kitchen Funnel with Detachable Strainer/Filter for Transferring of Liquid, Fluid, Dry Ingredients and Powder, 5-Inch Food Grade Metal Funnel for Cooking, Silver for $9.98 (list price $29.98)

bubba Envy S Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler, 24 oz. Smoke for $8.99 (list price $14.94)

FoodSaver FM2435-ECR Vacuum Sealing System with Bonus Handheld Sealer and Starter Kit, Silver for $88.98 (list price $129.99)

Kootek 42 Pieces Cake Decorating Supplies Kit with 36 Icing Tips, 2 Silicone Pastry Bags, 2 Flower Nails, 2 Reusable Plastic Couplers Baking Supplies Frosting Tools Set for Cupcakes Cookies for $9.99 (list price $16.99)

Syntus 2 Pack Adjustable Bib Apron Waterdrop Resistant with 2 Pockets Cooking Kitchen Aprons for Women Men Chef, Black for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

HOME

Oreck Commercial U2000RB1 U2000RB-1 Commercial Upright Vacuum, 120 V, Red/Gray, 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 47 3/4 for $128.38 (list price $265.83)

Oreck Commercial BB900DGR XL Pro 5 Super Compact Canister Vacuum, 30' Power Cord for $89.99 (list price $123.75)

Natural Lavender Mosquito Repellent Candle (Set of 3) Indoor/Outdoor -88 Hour Burn- Naturally Repels Insects with Essential Oils, Citronella Soy, Ball Mason Jar, Made in USA, from Mosquito Naturals for $39.77 (list price $39.77)

Play Teepee for Kids – 100% Cotton Canvas Portable Indoor Tent for Children – Great for Boy and Girls - By From the Avenue (Double Triangle Pattern) for $74.99 (list price $74.99)

Hoover REACT Professional Pet Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum UH73220PC for $179.25 (list price $239.00)

ThermoPro TP60 Digital Hygrometer Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Humidity Monitor with Temperature Gauge Humidity Meter, Wireless Outdoor Hygrometer, 200ft/60m Range for $17.99 (list price $39.99)

AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers, 50-Pack, Ivory/Beige for $19.99 (list price $23.99)

Yimobra Bathtub and Shower Mat Extra Long Machine Washable Anti Bacterial Large 40 x W 16 Inch Clear Purple for $10.96 (list price $18.00)

Queen Size Sheet Set - 6 Piece Set - Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets - Extra Soft - Deep Pockets - Easy Fit - Breathable & Cooling Sheets - Wrinkle Free - Comfy - Purple Plum Bed Sheets - Queens Sheets - 6 PC for $35.99 (list price $75.00)

URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser 130ml Wood Grain Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser with Adjustable Mist Mode Waterless Auto Shut-off humidifier and 7 Color Changing LED Lights for Home Office Baby for $19.99 (list price $49.99)

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

Cr Sleep Ventilated Memory Foam Bed Pillow with AirCell Technology, Standard, 1-Pack for $25.49 (list price $89.99)

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum, White and Silver (NV370) for $149.99 (list price $199.99)

Handheld Vacuum, HoLife Hand held Cordless 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech and Cyclonic Suction, Black for $50.99 (list price $159.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12” x 12” - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works With Cricut and Other Cutters for $18.99 (list price $44.99)

BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $4.09 (list price $5.46)

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp, Dimmable LED Table Lamp, Cool White Reading Light, Eye-caring Book Light (3-Level Dimmer, Touch-Sensitive Control, Night Light, Glossy Black, 6W) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Airbay Liquid Chalk Markers, Washable Pens Amazing Neon Color Pens Reversible Bullet And Chisel Tip ,Brand New Revolutionary Cap, 10 Colored for $11.92 (list price $28.96)

Rolodex Mesh Collection Stacking Sorter, 5-Section, Black (22141) for $12.49 (list price $13.89)

Shuttle Art 136 Colored Pencils, Soft Core Color Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books Artist Drawing Sketching Crafting for $17.99 (list price $39.00)

LEPOWER Clip on Light / Reading Light/ Light Color Changeable/ Night Light Clip on for Desk, Bed Headboard and Computers (Black) for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $6.06 (list price $7.79)

VicTsing 2.4G Slim Wireless Mouse with Nano Receiver, Noiseless and Silent Click with 1600 DPI for PC, Laptop, Tablet, Computer, and Mac, White and Silver for $7.99 (list price $12.99)

VicTsing Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest, Non-Slip PU Base Wrist Rest Pad for Gaming Typist Office, Black for $8.49 (list price $12.99)

mDesign Wall Mount/Over the Door Fabric Office Supplies Storage Organizer for Notebooks, Planners, File Folders - 4 Pockets, Gray for $12.71 (list price $14.99)

Bostitch Ascend 3 in 1 Stapler with Integrated Remover & Staple Storage, Blue (B210-BLUE) for $3.75 (list price $6.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

3-Pair Foot Peeling Mask Set By Purederm – Exfoliating Foot Peel Spa Mask For Baby Soft Skin W/ Sunflower Seed Oil & Lemon Extract – For Men & Women – Removes Dead Skin & Calluses In 2 Weeks for $11.99 (list price $11.99)

Slant Tweezers - TweezerGuru Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tip Tweezer - The Best Precision Eyebrow Tweezers For Your Daily Beauty Routine! for $8.45 (list price $15.00)

Mario Badescu Protein Night Cream, 1 oz. for $20.00 (list price $22.00)

Bumble and bumble Sumowax 1.8oz for $26.10 (list price $28.00)

Kyoku For Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub | Kyoku For Men Face Scrub, A Gentle Acne Treatment For Men (3.4oz) for $12.00 (list price $18.00)

Taylor Of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Sandalwood, 2.5-Ounce for $10.00 (list price $20.28)

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave for $34.07 (list price $41.19)

John Masters Organics Men Eucalyptus & Agave 2-In-1 Moisturizer & Aftershave, 3 oz. for $24.80 (list price $29.01)

John Masters Organics Hair Reconstructor, Honey and Hibiscus, 4 Ounce for $21.99 (list price $28.00)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Tea Tree 32oz for $14.69 (list price $19.99)

Calily Life Organic Anti Fungal Tea Tree Body and Foot Scrub with Dead Sea Minerals, 24 Oz. – Exfoliating, Powerful Cleansing and Moisturizing - Helps Against Acne, Warts, Jock Itch, Cellulite, etc. for $11.95 (list price $18.95)

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cucumber and Sage - 30 Count (Pack of 3) for $14.37 (list price $17.97)

Prophet and Tools 2 IN 1 Deluxe White Beard Balm-Wax For Styling - 60g Citrus Oil Scent, All-In-One Leave-in Conditioner, Softener, Hold and Faster Beard Growth - Organic For Men for $14.99 (list price $16.99)

Aria Starr Beauty Natural Dead Sea Mud Mask, 8.8 Ounce for $13.95 (list price $46.95)

Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream For Dry Skin, 3.5 Oz for $5.49 (list price $10.00)

Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash, 8 Ounces for $14.92 (list price $25.00)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered 170 MPH Handheld Leaf Blower for $96.50 (list price $149.95)

Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine (2016) for $434.99 (list price $999.00)

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Waterproof Earbuds with On-Ear Controls for Running and Workout, Sport Grey for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline Model 350 PRO — Professionals Choice — Quietest Bounce — Top Rated for Quality and Durability — 4 Music Workout Videos Included for $254.99 (list price $339.91)

Power Wheels Wild Thing, Orange for $199.99 (list price $249.99)

Power Wheels Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dune Racer for $209.97 (list price $289.99)

Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating for $21.95 (list price $27.95)

Patella Knee Strap for Knee Pain Relief for Hiking, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball & Squats (1 Piece), Pink for $9.99 (list price $9.99)

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Black for $64.31 (list price $79.98)

Vbiger Hydration Pack with 3L Bladder Water Bag Great for Hunting Climbing Running and Hiking (Black , One Size) for $16.99 (list price $28.70)

Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle, R2D2 for $11.09 (list price $17.99)

Kootek 2 Pack Hand Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Arm Hand Exerciser Non-slip Gripper for Athletes Pianists Kids for $11.99 (list price $17.99)

LauKingdom Chefs Knife, High Carbon Stainless Steel Kitchen Gadgets Knife Sharpener, Full Tang Forged Blade Meat Knife with Wooden Handle for Home, Restaurant, Outdoor Cooking for $39.99 (list price $69.99)

TOOLS

Gonicc 8" Professional SK-5 Steel Blade Sharp Anvil Pruning Shears (GPPS-1001),Less effort. for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

Viking 912600 8-Way Heavy Duty Spray Nozzle for $6.06 (list price $6.99)

Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter (195210-1001) for $9.79 (list price $18.02)

Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set by Moocom - Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers for $10.99 (list price $10.99)

Buck Knives 0385BRS TOOTHPICK Folding Pocket Knife with Wood Handle for $10.39 (list price $13.36)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Star, T10-T50, 9-Piece | 25291 for $7.73 (list price $19.18)

BLACK+DECKER LHT2240CFF 40V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 22" for $91.98 (list price $99.99)

1/4" Drive Close Quarter Micro Bit Ratchet | ARES 70040 | This Mini Screwdriver has a High Torque 72-Tooth Gearhead, 5° Sweep & Magnetic Retention Bit Holder for $12.46 (list price $12.46)

BLACK+DECKER LCS40 40V MAX Fast Charger for $58.19 (list price $74.99)

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Storage System Vertical Bike Hook, 1784463 for $7.44 (list price $9.30)

Makita 195236-5 4-1/2-Inch - 5-Inch Dust Shroud for $44.99 (list price $72.00)

The Office-Themed Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are Here to Show Off Your Dunder Mifflin Spirit

Target
Target

It's now easier than ever to gift your loved ones with Dunder Mifflin-inspired Christmas presents, thanks to Target's new The Office collection. What does it include, you ask? Ugly Christmas sweaters with Dwight Schrute's face and the paper company's logo on them.

As reported by POPSUGAR, Target is selling two different holiday sweaters—one featuring Dwight's festive face and another, more general Dunder Mifflin one—on its website, each priced at $29.99. It seems the NBC series' popularity will never die, as companies continue to sell The Office-related products, from cool artwork to construction sets.

While fans continue to binge The Office on Netflix, they know that major changes are ahead. NBCUniversal is launching its own streaming platform, Peacock, and will take the show back in January 2021. In the meantime, you can still soak up as much Dunder Mifflin insanity as you can handle via Netflix—and now you can do it decked out in a festive holiday sweater.

[h/t POPSUGAR]

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15 Cool and Unusual Candles You Can Buy Right Now

PyroPet
PyroPet

Candles are a great way to add some ambiance to any room—especially when that candle smells like pancakes. The next time you're planning a special evening, with yourself or someone else, consider these options.

1. Avocado-Shaped Candles

Two avocado candles
Echaprey / Amazon

Your favorite fruit can now be your favorite candle, too. These surprisingly lifelike avocado-shaped candles make the perfect decoration. We can't guarantee that they smell like fresh avocados, though.

Buy it on Amazon for $15 for two.

2. 60-Hour Coiled Candles

A candle with coiled wax
Candle by the Hour, Amazon

This long-lasting candle features a coiled design that promises 60 hours of burn time—20 minutes for every inch of wax. Simply pull the candle through the clip to burn more. The candle self-extinguishes when it burns down to the clip, allowing you to use it as a timer. It comes in vertical and horizontal coil designs, and can be refilled when you reach the end.

Buy it on Amazon or The Grommet starting at $22.

3. Skunk- and B.O.-Scented Candles

An array of candle tins
Stinky Candle Co.

If fresh pine isn’t your thing, may we suggest nacho cheese? The Stinky Candle Company specializes in candles boasting unorthodox odors. Choose from off-putting scents like onion, potting soil, and body odor, or go for some more delightful scents, like clean puppy and pizza. While we don’t recommend the fart or skunk candles, the money candle definitely has some potential.

Buy it on Amazon for $12.

4. Book-Scented Candles

Perfect for curling up with a good book, these candle scents were inspired by classic literature. Pick from “Sherlock’s Study,” “Oxford Library,” or “Halfling Hills,” or channel the smell of your favorite collection with scents like “Old Books” and “Reading at the Cafe.”

Buy it on Amazon for $22.

5. PyroPet Candles

PyroPet Candles
PyroPet

These geometric cat candles—first featured on Kickstarter in 2013—hold a (slightly morbid) surprise inside. Once lit, a skeleton cat emerges, which almost makes you feel bad for setting it on fire in the first place. If the cat's not your style, the candle also comes in the form of a bird, unicorn, deer, and more.

Buy it on Amazon or The Grommet for $34.

6. Roman Candles

Fred Roman Candles
Fred, Amazon

The packaging on these punny Roman-numeral-shaped candles from Fred promises they'll help you party like it's MCMXCIX.

Buy it on Amazon for $10.

7. Cactus-Shaped Candles


ornerx, Amazon

These realistic cacti candles might fool your friends—until you light them. The wax candles come in sets of six.

Buy it on Amazon for $10.

8. Homesick Candles

Homesick candles
Uncommon Goods

Smell is connected to memory, so if you’re missing home, you’ll want to burn one of these candles. The scents of these hand-poured, soy wax candles were created with the input of locals from every state. All states are available.

Buy it on Uncommon Goods for $30. 

9. Candles With Plantable Packaging

A candle next to two boxes of plantable packaging
Uncommon Goods

These candles smell like a blooming garden filled with poppies and sunflowers. If the floral candles make you long for the real deal, simply soak the seed-infused boxes in water and plant them in the ground.

Buy it on Uncommon Goods for $28.

10. Chocolate Egg Cream-Scented Candles


Katz's Deli, Amazon

Alongside excellent food, did you know Katz’s Deli sells a scented candle, too? Made in New York City, these wax creations evoke the restaurant’s famous chocolate egg creams. Light one and be transported to the Lower East Side, no matter how far away you actually are.

Buy it on Amazon for $25 plus shipping.

11. Crackling Fire Candles

A lit candle next to two sticks of cinnamon
Uncommon Goods

The next best thing to a real fireplace? These candles, which boast wooden wicks that crackle as though you'd thrown another log on the pile. Inspired by the poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas," the candle smells like vanilla, cinnamon, and clove—the scents of a long winter's nap, according to the creators.

Buy it on Uncommon Goods for $30.

12. Edible Candles

These birthday candles are designed to both adorn your dessert and be your dessert. Available in dark or milk chocolate and five different designs, Let Them Eat Candles feature a wick that you can remove after the singing ends, allowing you to eat the delicious chocolate sticks.

Buy it on The Grommet for $12 for three.

13. Terrarium Candles

Cactus and poppy terarium candles
Uncommon Goods

Hand-made by Canadian designer Zoe Tang, these terrarium candles contain incredibly detailed plants made out of wax. The candles come in two varieties: either jasmine-scented poppy on a white-tea-scented base or pine-scented cactus on a vanilla base. They’re so beautiful, you probably won’t even want to light them.

Buy it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

14. Hatching Dinosaur Candle

Dinosaur candle
Yazan-Molandi / Amazon

This is one candle you’ll be excited to finish. The egg-shaped candle melts down to reveal a delightful surprise—a tiny porcelain raptor.

Buy it from Amazon for $45.

15. Glacier-Shaped Candles

Icelandic designer Brynjar Sigurðarson's creations have a message behind them: Global warming can only be ignored for so long. Just like real ice, these wax designs melt when they get hot—and just like real glaciers, they're increasingly rare. Since their creation in 2015, they've sold out at most retailers, but you can still get them (albeit for a higher price) from Pamono.

Buy it from Pamono for $83.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we choose all products independently and only get commission on items you buy and don't return, so we're only happy if you're happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

A version of this article first ran in 2015. It has been updated to reflect current availability.

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