9 Geeky Robot-Themed Products You Need in Your Future

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Calling all robot lovers: It's easier than ever to show your passion for all things 'bot at home, at work, or just walking down the street. Go ahead, treat yourself to one (or all) of these shiny and new robot-themed products.

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1. Schylling Metallic Robot Coin Bank

A shiny robot piggy bank
Schylling, Amazon

Use this shiny porcelain money bank to save up for a real robot of your own. It's 10 inches tall, so there's plenty of room for all those pennies.

Find it on Amazon for $23 and at these other retailers:

2. Betsey Johnson Kiss and Tell Robot Crossbody Bucket Purse

A black faux-leatherr purse with a robot on it
Betsey Johnson, Amazon

Futuristic fashionistas will love this faux-leather robot bag from Betsey Johnson featuring a studded 'bot with a big heart. Johnson must love robots herself, because she also makes another robot-shaped crossbody purse in gold that features a big circuit board heart and beaded arms, as well as a flashy robot-themed coin purse.

Find it on Amazon for $81 and at these other retailers:

3. Build Your Own Robot Kit

Here's a no-brainer: If you love robots, the best gift to get yourself is the materials to make your own. This kit from UncommonGoods has all the pieces you need to build a little robot buddy. From there, you can whatever use materials you have lying around the house to improve upon your creation. As the product description suggests, "Upcycle any old piece of unused hardware or spare parts to build a friendly little robot, bursting with geeky, goofy personality—a little bit like its maker?"

Find it at UncommonGoods for $15.

4. Honey & Brie Design Mr. Robot Enamel Pin

A gray enamel pin in the shape of a robot
Honey & Brie Design, Amazon

This adorable robot has a big heart. Can you find room for him in yours?

Find it on Amazon for $10.

5. SUCK UK Tin Robot Lunch Box

Robot Tin Lunch Box
SUCK UK, Amazon

Pack your lunch for a long day at the lab (or your coding class) inside this retro tin robot lunch box. It's the perfect size for a sandwich and some snacks.

Find it on Amazon for $20 or at these other retailers:

6. JWH Robot Pillow

A robot-shaped pillow on a bed
JWH, Amazon

Snuggle up with this plush pillow and dream of electric sheep.

Find it on Amazon for $13.

7. DowBier Mini Robot Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Three robot-shaped Bluetooth speakers next to an iPhone
DowBier, Amazon

This teeny, adorable Bluetooth speaker boasts 10 hours of playback and comes with a lanyard so you can hang it anywhere you like. It's available in three colors: navy, white, and pink.

Find it on Amazon for $19.

8. Kikkerland Robot Tea Infuser and Drip Tray

A robot-shaped tea infuser resting inside a glass mug full of tea
Kikkerland, Amazon

The adjustable arms of this stainless steel infuser hang on tight to the lip of your mug while your tea is steeping. It also comes with a drip tray to keep things neat after you take your 'bot out.

Find it on Amazon for $12.

9. Tovolo Robot Pop Flexible Silicone Popsicle Molds

Four robot-shaped popsicles
Tovolo, Amazon

These silicone popsicle molds allow you to create four different robo-pops in your favorite flavors, with four unique robot-leg-shaped popsicle holders to complete the look. Everything is BPA-free and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

Find them for $9 on Amazon and at these other retailers:

Amazon Is Having a Big Sale on TurboTax Software Right Now

TurboTax makes filing your taxes easier and you can find savings on the software by heading to Amazon.
TurboTax makes filing your taxes easier and you can find savings on the software by heading to Amazon.
TurboTax/Amazon

There's no escaping that April 15 tax deadline, but you can soften the blow somewhat by taking 17 percent off TurboTax's Deluxe software for PC and Mac on Amazon, resulting in a final price of just $50.

This program allows you to file five federal tax returns for free and automatically scans more than 350 tax deductions and credits to help you maximize your refund efforts. This version also checks your work for any errors as you’re filing, which could potentially save you some major headaches down the road. And if you happened to have used TurboTax before, the software automatically imports all of your information, including W-2s, mortgage information, and more, to help you save time.

Amazon is also offering 20 percent off TurboTax Home & Business ($80), which is ideal for those who are self-employed. Like the Deluxe, this version searches through more than 350 credits and possible deductions to help you potentially land a bigger refund.

Not seeing exactly what you need? Check out Intuit's other tax software options by heading here.

This kind of software may make filing your taxes more convenient, but knowing some tax terminology, like adjusted gross income, can make the process go even smoother. Check out the tax terminology you should know.

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Wine Isn't for Everyone—but Wine Soap Might Be

These wine soaps are made to smell like chardonnay, cabernet, pinot noir, and pinot grigio.
These wine soaps are made to smell like chardonnay, cabernet, pinot noir, and pinot grigio.
UncommonGoods

A bottle of wine is often a nice offering for a friend or party host, but the etiquette of gifting wine can be tricky, especially among non-drinkers. If you’re looking for a memorable gift that doesn’t come with a set of murky rules, consider this set of four wine soaps instead, which is available for $30 from UncommonGoods.

All four soaps are handmade in Monroe, Georgia, from natural ingredients like olive oil, coconut, cocoa butter, and mica. While they don’t contain any actual wine, each bar of soap is inspired by a popular variety of red or white wine—“chardonnay” smells like citrus, while “pinot noir” contains hints of berries, plums, and apples.

Creator Heather Swanepoel told UncommonGoods she was inspired to create the wine-scented soaps when she was invited to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World. “I wanted to make sure to wow the guests and give them no reason to doubt why we were there,” she said.

If wine isn’t your thing, Swanepoel also sells scented soap inspired by flowers, chocolate, and beer.

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