Hot Topic's Flash Sale Sees Big Discounts on Marvel Funkos, Band T-Shirts, and Office Collectibles

Funkos for Marvel's upcoming Black Widow and plenty of Office trinkets are on sale today.
Funkos for Marvel's upcoming Black Widow and plenty of Office trinkets are on sale today.
Hot Topic

As a store that carries pretty much everything pop culture, Hot Topic is the place to go if you're in the market for products revolving around your favorite niche. And today, the retailer is having a flash where you can save 30 percent on almost everything on their website.

Hot Topic started as a store that exclusively sold band merchandise, and while they’ve definitely expanded, it’s still one of their trademarks. And today shoppers can take 30 percent off T-shirts from groups like the Beastie Boys, The Beatles, and many others.

Marvel fans can also get their merchandise fix with Funko Pops based on the upcoming Black Widow, along with comic-themed sweaters, T-shirts, and more. And if you're still not done filling your home with The Office products quite yet, you'll find plenty of deals on collectibles like Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute action figures, a Recyclops T-shirt, and a throw blanket featuring some of Michael's best lines.

This sale won’t last forever, so head over to Hot Topic’s website to learn more.

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11 Lively Gifts for Plant Parents

Blue Q/Amazon/Picnic Time/World Market
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.

Buy it: World Market

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.

Buy it: World Market

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

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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.

Buy it: World Market

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.

Buy it: World Market

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.

Buy it: World Market

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.

Buy it: Amazon

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.

Buy it: Amazon

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.

Buy it: Amazon

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.

Buy it: Amazon

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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Can You Spot the Nose-Less Jack-o'-Lantern?

A Halloween brain teaser.
A Halloween brain teaser.
Dudolf

Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás, known online as Dudolf, has clearly taken some inspiration from Martin Handford. His busy illustrations that encourage readers to focus on finding hidden figures is reminiscent of Handford’s Where’s Waldo? series.

Dudás’s latest work is appropriately Halloween-themed and tasks viewers with trying to find the jack-o'-lantern without a nose in a sea of carved pumpkins.

Can you find the pumpkin without a nose?Dudolf

If you found it, congratulations. And for those of you still craving more, we also have this other visual puzzle from Dudás featuring a lone ghost hiding within an army of skeletons.

For more puzzles like this, you might want to check out Dudás’s books, Bear’s Springtime Book of Hidden Things: A Search and Find Adventure ($8), Bear’s Spooky Book of Hidden Things: A Search and Find Adventure ($8), and Bear’s Merry Book of Hidden Things ($12), which are all available on Amazon. He also has a Hidden Art 2021 wall calendar ($15).

If you didn’t find the rhinoplasty-stricken pumpkin, no problem. Scroll down to find the solution below.

 

 

 

The solution.Dudolf

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