Check Out Friday's Awesome Amazon Deals

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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, April 28.

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, MEDIA, AND ELECTRONICS

SleepCompanion, the #1 sleep enhancing and monitoring light for $94.64 (list price $99.99)

SkylinkHome TD-318 Home Control Wireless LCD Deluxe Remote Transmitter with Scene & Timer setting feature for $19.65 (list price $24.99)

Wemo Mini Smart Plug, Wi-Fi Enabled, Works with Amazon Alexa for $29.99 (list price $34.99)

Wink Hub 2 for $90.00 (list price $99.00)

Smart Color Light Strip USB LED LTB010 with Bluetooth, 2 meters (6.5ft) LED Strip, Water Resistant, 16 Million Colors, Proximity Control, Schedule On/Off, Dimmable, Apple Watch Compatable for $34.99 (list price $49.99)

JAM Plus Portable Speaker (Grey) HX-P240GY for $19.99 (list price $28.11)

Tacklife SLM01 Classic Decibel Meter Portable Sound Level Meter Tester Measuring 30dBA~130dBA Accuracy within +/-1.5dBA Max/Min & Hold Function with Large LCD Screen Display 9V Battery Included for $16.97 (list price $79.99)

Kootek Portable Clip On Music Light Stand 9 LED Orchestra Lamp Adjustable Neck Reading Light Rechargeable USB Book Lights for $19.99 (list price $25.99)

Panasonic BK-3HCCA4BA Eneloop Pro AA High Capacity Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (Pack of 4) for $16.99 (list price $24.99)

Doberman Security Ultra-Slim Design Security Alarm, White (SE-0106W-2PK) for $23.00 (list price $27.10)

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

Masterbuilt 20072115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch for $276.00 (list price $326.81)

Ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa for $198.25 (list price $249.00)

Hunter Fan Company 99107 SimpleConnect Programmable Control, Small, White for $40.00 (list price $99.00)

Scientific Explorer Magic Science Kit for Wizards Only for $10.84 (list price $23.99)

Backyard Safari Lazer Light Bug Vac for $11.02 (list price $17.00)

WakaWaka Power+ Solar-Powered Flashlight + Charger, Black for $59.99 (list price $79.00)

Energizer Max AA Premium Alkaline Batteries (24-Pack), No Leaks - Guaranteed or we will replace your device for $13.89 (list price $28.61)

Bluetooth Headphones, Hussar Magicbuds Best Wireless Sports Earphones with Mic, IPX7 Waterproof, HD Sound with Bass, Noise Cancelling, Secure Fit, Up to 9 Hours of Play for iPhone Android (Upgraded) for $28.99 (list price $169.99)

SoundFit Plus Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - Durable Portable Outdoor Wireless Sound System - Features Powerful Bass and Clear Treble - Hands-Free with Built-In Microphone - Dust and Shock Resistant for $32.95 (list price $79.95)

Anker Quick Charge 3.0 39W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive Speed 2 for Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4 and PowerIQ for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI Adapter for $8.99 (list price $9.99)

Wireless Presenter, Doosl Wireless Presenter, RF 2.4GHz Powerpoint Clicker Presentation Remote Control Pen. for $14.99 (list price $27.90)

Bamboo Solar Calculator, Natural Handmade Crafted Environmentally Friendly Calculator 12 digits dual power Bamboo Wooden mini Calculator for $19.99 (list price $26.99)

FosPower All-In-One International Power Adapter, High Speed [3.1A] Dual USB Ports Travel Plug Charger (US UK EU AU) for iPhone, iPad, Smartphones, Tablets, Laptop - Black for $9.99 (list price $12.97)

Amprobe BAT-200 Battery Tester for $6.26 (list price $7.95)

Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II - Apple devices, Charcoal for $99.95 (list price $179.95)

Anker PowerCore+ mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger (3rd Generation, Premium Aluminum Power Bank), One of the Most Compact External Batteries for $12.99 (list price $39.99)

Bloodborne: The Card Game for $19.99 (list price $34.99)

Blood Rage for $46.69 (list price $79.99)

The Grizzled Cooperative Card Game for $22.61 (list price $24.99)

100 Assorted Pokemon Trading Cards with Bonus 6 Free Holo Foils for $13.94

Pandemic Board Game for $26.89 (list price $39.99)

Zombicide Black Plague Board Game for $69.75 (list price $99.99)

Play Doh Fun Factory Set for $7.85 (list price $9.99)

Play-Doh Plus Color Set, NET WT 8OZ, 8-Pack for $5.99 (list price $8.99)

Play-Doh Max The Cement Mixer for $15.59 (list price $51.99)

KITCHEN

Denby Azure Cascade Mug, Aqua for $21.88 (list price $34.00)

JoyJolt Savor Double Wall Insulated glasses Espresso Mugs Set of 2, 5.4-Ounces for $14.99 (list price $29.95)

Old & Urban Moscow Mule Mug - 100% Pure Solid Copper Mugs, 16 oz Unlined, No Nickel Interior, Handcrafted Hammered Copper Cups for $15.95 (list price $49.95)

Disney Mickey Mouse Mug Warmer, Black/Red for $9.19 (list price $11.98)

Greens Steel 10oz Stainless Steel Cups (4 Pack) Great for Kids - 10 oz/ 300ml for $24.95 (list price $49.99)

JavaPresse Manual Coffee Grinder | Conical Burr Mill for Precision Brewing | Brushed Stainless Steel for $23.99 (list price $59.99)

Monster Brew Home Brewing Supp Amber Beer Bottles (24 Pack), 12 oz for $21.86 (list price $23.37)

Chef's Star CASE OF 6 - 16 oz. EASY CAP Beer Bottles - CLEAR for $16.79 (list price $29.99)

"Magic" Reusable Labels - 12 Vinyl Static Cling Stickers for Glass, Ceramic, Metal, Plastic - Re-Write with Wet Erase Markers - Tag Spices, Preserves, Bottles, Pitchers, Canisters and Mason Jars for $11.85 (list price $27.99)

Native Spring Chalkboard Labels, Premium Waterproof Peel and Stick for Jars, Pantries, Craft Rooms Black for $10.97 (list price $19.97)

Rachael Ray 10-Piece Cucina Nonstick Bakeware Set, Latte Brown with Cranberry Red Handle for $49.14 (list price $52.05)

Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 4-Piece Toaster Oven Set, Gray for $18.91 (list price $40.00)

Ozera 2 Pack Silicone Ice Cube Tray Molds Candy Mold Cake Mold Chocolate Mold, 15 Cavity, Blue for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Mirenlife 8-Cavity Egg Shape Non Stick Silicone Mold for Chocolate, Pastry, Cake, Muffin, Bread, Big Ice Cube, Soap, and More for $8.98 (list price $19.99)

Contigo SnapSeal Byron Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 24oz, Matte Black for $12.51 (list price $14.99)

Contigo Snapseal(TM) Byron Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 24 oz., Stormy Weather for $11.12 (list price $14.72)

Blendtec TB-621-25 Total Blender Classic with WildSide+ Jar, Black (Certified Refurbished) for $199.99 (list price $279.95)

Oster CKSTWFBF10MR-ECO DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker, Candy Apple Red for $28.79 (list price $39.99)

Proctor-Silex 59738A Hand Blender for $14.44 (list price $19.01)

BLACK+DECKER GD2011B Family Sized Electric Griddle, 20 x 11-Inch, Black for $26.99 (list price $39.99)

HOME

Swiffer WetJet Hardwood and Floor Spray Mop Cleaner Starter Kit, Includes: 1 Power Mop, 5 Pads, Cleaner Solution, Batteries for $22.97 (list price $51.98)

Zober Flexible Zippered Underbed Storage Bag (Pack of 2) Breathable Polypropylene Storage Bags for Blankets Clothes, Shoes, and Linens 18 x 42 x 6 inches - Java for $14.95 (list price $24.99)

AmazonBasics Microfiber Sheet Set, Cal King, Navy Blue for $21.24 (list price $24.99)

Holmes Portable Desktop Heater with Comfort Control Thermostat and Cool-Touch Housing, HFH111T-NU for $26.99 (list price $31.85)

Kiera Grace Cubbi Contemporary Floating Wall Shelves, 5 by 5-Inch, 7 by 7-Inch, 9 by 9-Inch, White, Set of 3 for $17.00 (list price $24.99)

CYLEN HOME - Memory Foam Bamboo Charcoal Infused Ventilated Orthopedic Seat Cushion for Coccyx Back Support - Blue Washable & Breathable Cover for $22.89 (list price $69.99)

GORILLA GRIP Rectangle (35-Inch-by-16-Inch) Non-Slip Machine Washable Bath Mat, Clear for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

Natures Miracle Laundry Boost Stain and Odor Additive - 32 FL Oz for $5.59 (list price $6.99)

Essence of Bamboo Pillows - The Original Premium Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Fiber Pillow with Bamboo Derived Rayon / Poly Cover- Designed and Filled in USA (Queen 2-Pack) Best Sleep Ever for $39.99 (list price $149.99)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White) for $19.70 (list price $59.99)

Lysol No Mess Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Citrus, 2 Count for $2.97 (list price $6.33)

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 240 Wipes (3 Packs of 80 Wipes) for $8.99 (list price $13.99)

Black Sonoma 6 Drawer Dresser for $196.69 (list price $278.90)

Furinno 11159EX/BR Multipurpose Storage Cabinet w/4 Bin Drawers, Espresso/Brown for $34.45 (list price $40.66)

URPOWER 500ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier with 4 Timer Settings, 7 LED Color Changing Lamps and Waterless Auto Shut-off for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

Powilling 300ml Essential Oil Diffuser, Wood Grain Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser with 4 Timer Settings, 7 LED Color Changing Lamps and Waterless Auto Switch-off for $21.99 (list price $57.99)

InterDesign Raphael Bathroom Shower Caddy, Regular - Satin for $14.06 (list price $19.99)

AmazonBasics Fade-Resistant Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set, Acorn for $14.69 (list price $17.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Vitafusion Vitamin D3 Gummy Vitamins, Assorted Flavors, 150 Count for $8.49 (list price $10.49)

Vitamin K2 (MK7) with D3 Supplement - Vitamin D & K Complex for Strong Bones and a Healthy Heart - 5000 IU of Vitamin D3 & 90 mcg of Vitamin K2 MK-7 - 60 Small & Easy to Swallow Vegetable Capsules for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

NOW Vitamin D-3 & K-2,120 Veg Capsules for $4.99 (list price $7.31)

BIOTIN PRO WITH CALCIUM. Potent Formula, 10,000 mcg. Best Product for Hair, Skin and Nails. Non GMO, Made in USA. Metabolic support supplement, Vitamin H for hair growth, healthy skin and strong nails for $16.70 (list price $19.70)

John Allan's Pomade Blu, 2.4 oz. for $18.00 (list price $24.00)

ZENSATION Collagen Rose Facial Toner Colourless, 4.2 Oz for $22.75 (list price $35.00)

ZENSATION Forever Young Advanced Micro Vibration Spa Treatment for $42.25 (list price $65.00)

Germ-X 1000042964 Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Lotion 12 oz. (Pack of 6) for $27.32 (list price $50.87)

Deva Curl Ultra Creamy Daily Conditioner, One Condition, 32-Ounces for $31.81 (list price $39.96)

OGX Nourishing Conditioner, Coconut Milk, Salon Size, 25.4 Ounce for $11.31 (list price $12.99)

Organic Argan Oil Conditioner - 11oz - Get Shiny, Silky Hair, Moisturizes Damaged Hair, Dry Scalp, Hypoallergenic, Sulfate Free - Lavender - Tree to Tub for $17.99 (list price $28.00)

Nexxus Humectress Moisture Conditioner, for Dry Hair 33.8 oz for $24.49 (list price $28.59)

Organic Castor Oil - 100% USDA Certified Pure Cold Pressed Hexane free - Boost Growth For Eyelashes, Hair, Eyebrows, Face and Skin - with Treatment Applicator Kit - Satisfaction Guarantee, 1oz (30ml) for $15.77 (list price $29.95)

Argan Oil Shampoo, Sulfate Free, 8 oz. - With Argan, Jojoba, Avocado, Almond, Peach Kernel, Camellia Seed, and Keratin - 100% Safe for Color Treated Hair - For Men, Women, and Teens - All Hair Types - Most Beneficial Haircare Product Available for $10.95 (list price $25.00)

Anjou Ionic Hair Straightener Brush Electric Ceramic Heating Straightening Brush Anti-Burn & Anti-Static for Frizzy Hair (Max 450℉, Adjustable Temperature, Auto Lock, 120-min Timer) for $24.99 (list price $89.99)

ElleSye 8-Piece Soft Synthetic Makeup Brush Set with Sponge and Braided Bag, Silver for $8.99 (list price $25.99)

Dove Men+Care Body Wash, Extra Fresh 23.5 oz for $6.97 (list price $9.19)

Q-tips Cotton Swabs, 2000 count for $8.88 (list price $14.89)

Gillette Fusion Manual Men's Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count for $33.97 (list price $47.99)

Oral-B Sensitive Gum Care Electric Toothbrush Replacement Brush Heads Refill, 3 Count for $14.49 (list price $19.99)

Nicorette Nicotine Gum, Stop Smoking Aid, 4mg, White Ice Mint Flavor, 160 count for $58.04 (list price $79.99)

Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar, Extra Fresh 4 oz, 10 Bar for $11.47 (list price $14.99)

Eye Gel for Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Dark Circles, Puffiness & Bags - 100% Natural, 75% ORGANIC, With Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, MSM, Peptides & More for $15.48 (list price $29.99)

Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula, 4.4 Fl. Oz for $3.37 (list price $7.59)

Anti-Aging Daily Facial Moisturizer for Men 4oz - All natural & organic anti-wrinkle face lotion - For all skin types for $23.96 (list price $45.00)

Daily Power Scrub Facial Cleanser For Men - 8 OZ - Face Wash + Energizing Toner + Exfoliating Scrub All-In-One - Natural & Certified Organic Ingredients for $24.95 (list price $39.00)

OFFICE, ART, AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Post-it Notes, 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Cape Town Collection, 18 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (653-18AU) for $7.98 (list price $15.88)

Post-it Notes, Recycled Pop-Up Refill, 3 x 3 Inches, Canary Yellow, 12 Pads per Pack (R330RP-12YW) for $9.37 (list price $24.25)

Aimeio Creative Self-Stick Notes Post it Notes Sticky Note Memo Notes (20 Sheets/Pad,8 Pad/Pack) for $19.99 (list price $19.99)

Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2 in x 2 in, Marrakesh Collection, 8 Pads/Pack (622-8SSAN) for $6.08 (list price $10.45)

Post-it Pop-Up Notes, 18-Pads Cabinet Pack, 100 Sheets-Pad (R330-18CTCP) for $28.36 (list price $42.08)

Tombow Mono Hybrid Correction Tape, 10-Pack for $10.84 (list price $14.69)

Pentel EnerGel RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen, Medium Line, Metal Tip, Assorted Ink, 8-Pack (BL77BP8M) for $15.54 (list price $24.00)

Pentel Color Shades Writing Pack - Black (BLBKALZBPA) for $4.48 (list price $6.44)

Courise - 108 Unique Colors Gel Pen Set for $16.99 (list price $79.99)

Leather Writing Journal Notebook, MALEDEN Classic Spiral Bound Notebook Refillable Diary Sketchbook Gifts with Unlined Travel Journals to Write in for Girls and Boys (Sky Blue) for $8.99 (list price $16.99)

Custom Self Inking Rubber Stamp - 3 Lines (42A1539) for $8.70 (list price $19.99)

BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle (colorful barrels), Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $4.08 (list price $5.19)

Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Limited Edition Tropical & Assorted Colors, 24 Pack for $17.01 (list price $20.02)

Epson XP-640 Expression Premium Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier for $69.99 (list price $149.99)

Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, 24 Count for $8.92 (list price $14.31)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Ultra Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 7-Piece for $11.99 (list price $14.11)

Avery Index Maker Clear Pocket Clear Label Dividers, 8-Tab Set (75501) for $5.28 (list price $9.29)

Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 6 in x 4 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 8 Pads/Pack (6445-SSP) for $11.21 (list price $13.78)

Duck Brand Bubble Wrap Original Cushioning, 12-Inches x 150-Feet, Single Roll (284054) for $18.35 (list price $20.99)

Epson WorkForce ES-500W Wireless Color Duplex Document Scanner for PC and Mac, Auto Document Feeder (ADF) for $319.99 (list price $399.99)

Tombow Blending Kit, Palette, Mister, & Colorless Blender, 1-Pack for $5.47 (list price $7.99)

Sakura 30067 8-Piece Pigma Micron, Graphic & Brush Pen Set, Black for $10.81 (list price $23.19)

Scratch Map  USA Edition Personalised Map by Luckies for $17.85 (list price $27.57)

Columbian CO171 (#10) 4-1/8x9-1/2-Inch Poly-Klear Left Window Security Tinted White Envelopes, 500 Count for $18.49 (list price $24.04)

Adams 3303-50-0569 People Shaped Magnet Clip, Assorted Colors for $9.17 (list price $11.31)

Highland Pop-up Notes, 3 x 3 Inches, Assorted Pastel Colors, 12 Pack for $9.00 (list price $11.17)

BIC Xtra Fun Stripes #2 HB Black Lead Pencil with Latex Free Eraser, 18-Count for $5.36 (list price $7.36)

Epson FastFoto FF-640 High-Speed Photo Scanning System with Auto Photo Feeder for $549.99 (list price $649.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Quik Shade Expedition EX100 10'x10' Instant Canopy for $70.67 (list price $149.99)

Coleman 48 Quart Performance Cooler Holds 63 Cans, Red for $19.99 (list price $30.23)

Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle, Charcoal, 1-Liter for $12.99 (list price $14.00)

Coghlan's Kids Magnifier for $6.17 (list price $7.95)

CamelBak Forge Travel Mug, Blaze, 16-Ounce for $25.27 (list price $30.00)

Coleman 10-In. Steel Tent Stakes for $5.00 (list price $9.28)

True Temper Forged Round Point Digging Shovel - 2585600 for $14.98 (list price $19.99)

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop W/ Ball. 18"x12" Shatterproof Backboard. for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

INTEY Multitool Knife pocket, Portable Stainless Steel 14 in 1 Folding Blade Mi Pliers (Black) for $11.99 (list price $38.99)

Pictek Electric Bug Zapper, Handheld Mosquito Swatter Racket Bug Zapper Racket for Both Indoor and Outdoor Use, Powered by 2 AA batteries included for $12.99 (list price $24.99)

ThermoPro Electric Wireless Digital Food Cooking Meat BBQ Grill Oven Smoker Thermometer with Timer, Black for $15.99 (list price $39.99)

Culinary Herb Seed Collection - 100% NON-GMO, Easy-to Grow Heirloom Seeds - from a REAL Seed Company! for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

InStep Sync Single Trailer, Blue for $87.42 (list price $119.99)

INTEY Folding Picnic Table, Portable Ultralight Roll Up Camping Table with Storage Bag for Outdoors for $26.99 (list price $42.99)

Nutri-Vet Hairball Paw-Gel for Cats, Chicken Flavor, 3-Ounce for $4.43 (list price $9.99)

Weber 7447 Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter for $11.05 (list price $13.99)

SharpSurvival Survival Tin Emergency Preparedness Survival Kit (10 Items) for $14.99 (list price $39.99)

Portland Design Works Bar-Ista Coffee Cup Holder for $16.99 (list price $22.00)

Baden Champions Bocce Ball Set, 90mm and 107mm, Durable Case and Measuring Tape for $71.65 (list price $109.99)

Lightning Nuggets N100SEB Firestarters Super Economy Box of Fire-Starting Nuggets, 100 Count for $20.76 (list price $31.99)

TOOLS

Hitachi C10FCH2 15-Amp 10-inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker for $141.80 (list price $159.97)

Gerber EVO Tanto Knife, Serrated Edge, Large [31-001755] for $25.84 (list price $39.00)

Tacklife EST01-2 Advanced Outlet Testers Socket Wall Plug Detector for Correct Wiring Neutral Live Earth US Sockets Testing 90-120V (2 Packs) for $27.97 (list price $39.99)

SentrySafe X055 Security Safe, 0.5 Cubic Feet, Black for $46.98 (list price $58.98)

SIMBR Extension Cord Power Cord UL Listed SJTW Red (50FT) for $27.99 (list price $49.99)

Makita XT273R 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit (2.0Ah) for $174.00 (list price $259.00)

Etekcity MSR-R500 Digital Multimeter , Electronic Volt Amp Ohm Meter with Diode and Continuity Test, Backlight LCD Display, Red for $12.98 (list price $39.99)

Keter 17182239 Folding Compact Workbench Work Table, 21.7 x 33.5 x 29.75-Inches, Black for $69.99 (list price $109.99)

INTEY OBD II Car Vehicle Code Reader Auto Diagnostic Scan Tool for $27.09 (list price $59.99)

Gorilla Super Glue, 6 g for $2.53 (list price $4.49)

Bosch JS470EB 7-Amp Barrel-Grip Jigsaw for $147.99 (list price $301.00)

3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator for $15.16 (list price $19.99)

Hitachi C10FCH2 15-Amp 10-inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker for $141.80 (list price $159.97)

Gerber EVO Tanto Knife, Serrated Edge, Large [31-001755] for $25.84 (list price $39.00)

Tacklife EST01-2 Advanced Outlet Testers Socket Wall Plug Detector for Correct Wiring Neutral Live Earth US Sockets Testing 90-120V (2 Packs) for $27.97 (list price $39.99)

SentrySafe X055 Security Safe, 0.5 Cubic Feet, Black for $46.98 (list price $58.98)

SIMBR Extension Cord Power Cord UL Listed SJTW Red (50FT) for $27.99 (list price $49.99)

Makita XT273R 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit (2.0Ah) for $174.00 (list price $259.00)

General Tools 836 Angle-izer Template Tool for $2.11 (list price $22.64)

LifeHammer The Original Emergency Hammer with Seatbelt Cutter, Made in The Netherlands, Orange for $16.95 (list price $19.99)

The New York Times's Latest Book on Travel Will Help You Plan the Perfect Weekend Getaway

TASCHEN
TASCHEN

Getting a full sense of a new city while traveling can be tough—especially if you only have a weekend to explore it. But since 2002, The New York Times’s "36 Hours" column has been breaking down destinations all over the world into bite-size pieces, allowing travelers to see the big attractions while still experiencing the city like a local. Now, you can get the best of the column's North American destinations with the fully updated and revised edition of 36 Hours: USA & Canada for $40 at TASCHEN or on Amazon.

Even if you have the original, it’s worth purchasing this updated copy, as this version features 33 new itineraries from Anchorage, Alaska; the Berkshires in Massachusetts; Boulder, Colorado; Miami; Oakland, California; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and many more.

36 Hours: USA & Canda from the New York Times
TASCHEN

The 752-page book also offers more than 5400 hours of travel itineraries, 600 restaurants to dine at, and 450 hotel options. Each city featured includes a brief history, a list of popular destinations, and tips on how to experience it all like a local. For example, the New Orleans guide encourages travelers to start at the French 75 Bar for happy hour and order a Sazerac, a cocktail close to an Old-Fashioned that's a local favorite. Whereas the Miami guide takes you to the Buena Vista Deli, a bistro known for its take on classic French dishes. The travel book also features detailed city maps that pinpoint all the stops, and it's accompanied by nearly 1000 photographs.

Once you've picked your destination, check out some tips on how to craft the perfect itinerary.

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9 Brilliant Gifts for the Gardener in Your Life

AeroGarden/Amazon
AeroGarden/Amazon

A proven method of relaxation, gardening can ease the stresses of daily life and provide a rich resource for giving homes a unique and colorful identity. If you know someone with a green thumb, consider these nine gift ideas sure to plant a seed of gratitude.

1. Succulent Gardens Living Picture DIY Kit; $105

Succulent planter DIY kit
Amazon

Vertical gardening is a conversation-starter, and you can help a friend ignite one with this do-it-yourself kit. The redwood frame uses a thin layer of mesh to keep succulent plants—included in the kit—hanging in there.

Buy It: Amazon

2. Burgon & Ball Coated Galvanized Steel Long Reach Indoor Watering Can; $46

Watering can
Uncommon Goods

Sure, your loved ones could use an empty jug to water their plants—if they enjoy drowning the greenery. But this watering can has a slender spout that prevents the needless mess that cans with wider openings can make. Plus, that longer spout makes it easy to get water to those hard-to-reach plants you may have hanging indoors.

Buy It: Amazon

3. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller; $115

If you know someone looking to seize more control over their sprinkler system to help conserve water, the Rachio system is the one to beat. The module can replace virtually any existing central command center, connecting to the Rachio app and allowing for on-the-go control of the timer. Rachio will even sync the system to weather forecasts, easing up when it’s expected to rain.

Buy It: Amazon

4. Gardener’s Tool Seat; $36

Foldable for storage, this seat cures two of gardening’s most annoying demands: not having a place to sit and not having the right tool within reach. A small stool saves wear on the knees, while 21 pockets and a large pouch under the seat offer room for any implement you need.

Buy It: UncommonGoods

5. "The Taxonomy of Fruits & Vegetables" Poster; $40

This sprawling 24-inch-by-36-inch guide, detailing more than 300 varieties of produce, can be hung on a kitchen wall for easy reference. Your giftee will never again have to guess how a cantaloupe or mangosteen is related to other fruits and vegetables.

Buy It: Amazon

6. Aerogarden Harvest Elite 360; $130

the indoor AeroGarden
AeroGarden / Amazon

If you know someone who wants to keep a supply of fresh herbs for the kitchen but gets lost in the details, AeroGarden's indoor growing system is a perfect solution. The soil-free bed can grow basil, parsley, dill, and other seasonings using a fool-proof on-board display that offers care instructions in real time.

Buy It: Amazon

7. Hanging Terrariums; $13

This set includes two glass plant homes plus rustic jute rope for hanging them from the ceiling or window frame. And the flat bottom also allows them to sit on desk. Your giftee will need to supply the plants and other decor—may we suggest a couple of Tillandsia, a.k.a. air plants? They can thrive with almost no water or soil, making them ideal for these petite orbs.

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8. Bokashi Kitchen Composter; $55

If making compost from food scraps sounds unappealing, it’s probably because you haven’t come across the right tool for the job yet. This Bokashi-style composter fits neatly under a kitchen sink and accepts food waste to mix with an all natural accelerator to create topsoil for gardens. The airproof lid guarantees no funky smell; the included spigot can also produce liquid fertilizer for houseplants.

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9. Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Work And Gardening Gloves; $10

The biggest inconvenience of gardening: trying to scrub the dirt off your hands. The second-biggest: dealing with the sweat produced by rubber-coated gloves. Solution: bamboo, which allows the gloves to breathe, is naturally antibacterial, and ensures a snug fit.

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