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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, May 16.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera With Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (20 Sheets), Compact Bag Case, Batteries and Battery Charger (Blue) for $99.99 (list price $169.99)

Jackery Bolt 6,000 mAh Ultra-Compact External Battery Charger, Portable Power Bank and Travel Charger with Built-in Apple MFI Certified Lightning and Micro USB Cables (Black) for $26.99 (list price $69.99)

iXCC Element II Lightning Cable 6.6ft, iPhone charger, for iPhone 7 6s 6 Plus, SE 5s 5c 5, iPad Air 2 Pro, iPad mini 2 3 4, iPad 4th Gen [Apple MFi Certified](White) for $8.49 (list price $29.99)

KMASHI 10000mAh Portable Power Bank with Dual USB Ports 3.1A Output and 2A Input - Black for $13.99 (list price $69.99)

Polaroid AA Batteries Extreme Alkaline (20 Pack) for $10.51 (list price $14.99)

AILIHEN C8 Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control for iPhone iPad iPod Tablets Android Smartphones Laptop Computer Mp3/4(Grey/Mint) for $19.98 (list price $45.98)

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

TOTU BT-2 V4.1 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Music Stereo Sports Headset - Red for $25.99 (list price $69.99)

OUTERDO Monocular Dual Focus Telescope Camping Wildlife Hunting Surveillance Sporting Events Traveling Scope Waterproof Optics Zoom Bright and Clear with 10 Magnification 16x52 for $12.99 (list price $18.89)

Fitbit Flex 2, Navy for $59.11 (list price $99.95)

LEGO Star Wars Yoda's Jedi Starfighter 75168 Building Kit (262 Pieces) for $19.99 (list price $24.99)


Venus Espresso Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel, 6 cup for $30.25 (list price $44.99)


Ice Cube Tray Mold Combo Large Square and Sphere Round Silicone Molds for Whiskey Ice and Cocktails for $10.97 (list price $19.99)

Marquis by Waterford Markham Hiball Collins Glasses, Set of 4 for $33.09 (list price $100.00)

Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System for $59.99 (list price $79.99)

Hamilton Beach 22910 Brushed Stainless Steel 2-Slice Toaster for $17.81 (list price $24.99)

Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable Brewstation Summit Dispensing Coffee Machine (48464) for $39.31 (list price $59.99)

New Star Foodservice 42917 Stainless Steel 4pcs Measuring Cups and Spoons Combo Set for $7.95 (list price $19.00)

Perfect Pod EZ-Scoop for Single Serve Refillable Capsules for $6.28 (list price $7.99)

Set of 3 Stainless Steel Whisk 8"+10"+12", Kitchen Balloon Hand Stainless Whisk Set for Blending Whisking Beating Stirring by Ouddy for $9.95 (list price $19.99)

Chef Series FLEX Standard Silicone Spatula 600F Heat-Resistant Flexible Silicone Turner Spatula for $11.97 (list price $16.95)

Mueller Spiral-Ultra 4-Blade Spiralizer, 8 into 1 Spiral Slicer, Heavy Duty Vegetable Pasta Maker and Mandoline Slicer for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals for $27.97 (list price $74.99)

Bellemain Adjustable Thickness Cheese Slicer - Replacement Stainless Steel Cutting Wire Included - 1-year Warranty for $10.00 (list price $25.95)

Lodge P12SG3 Seasoned Cast Iron Square Grill Pan for $26.18 (list price $49.99)


Den Haven Standing Coat Rack Hat Hanger Holder Hooks for Jacket Umbrella Tree Stand with Base Metal for $18.95 (list price $49.95)

AmazonBasics Rust Resistant Shower Curtain Roller Hook Rings for $4.86 (list price $7.99)

24 Pairs Shoe Rack Organizer Storage Bench - Organize Your Closet Cabinet or Entryway - Easy to Assemble - No Tools Required for $24.99 (list price $59.99)

Northpoint Cashmere Plush Velvet Throw, Chocolate for $4.93 (list price $16.70)

ClosetMaid 1569 Cubeicals 3-Cube Storage Bench, White for $53.83 (list price $69.99)

Crosley Furniture Cambridge Expandable Bar Cabinet in Vintage Mahogany Finish for $381.59 (list price $529.00)

MILLIARD 2" Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper + Ultra Soft Removable Bamboo Cover with Non-Slip Bottom Queen 78"x58"x2” for $99.99 (list price $99.99)

Peanuts Snoopy Pillow Buddy for $22.52 (list price $24.99)

Pinzon Seersucker Duvet Cover Set - Full/Queen, Dark Grey for $48.46 (list price $75.99)

Winsome Wood 29-Inch Saddle Seat Bar Stool, Black for $29.88 (list price $35.87)

Bamboo Bed Sheets Set 4 Pc, Pastel Collection by Cosy House - Silky Soft, Breathable Bedding Sets | Stain and Wrinkle Free | 1 Deep Pocket Fitted Sheet, 1 Flat Sheet, 2 Pillowcases | Queen, Chocolate for $35.45 (list price $59.00)

Winsome Wood End Table/Night Stand with Door and Shelf, Black for $39.88 (list price $59.99)


DenTek Fresh Clean Floss Pick, 75 Count for $2.35 (list price $3.49)

VAVA Counter Top Oral Irrigator for Whole Family, Leak-Proof Dental Flosser (600ml Capacity 10 Water Pressure Levels up to 110 PSI, 3 x Interchangeable Nozzles & 1 x Tongue Scraper, IPX6 Splashproof) for $51.99 (list price $79.99)

Philips Sonicare Air Floss Rechargeable Electric Flosser for $44.95 (list price $49.99)

Alba Botanica Very Emollient, Kids Spray Sunscreen SPF 40, 4 Ounce for $7.52

Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula, Dandruff Treatment, 16 Fl. Oz. for $12.23 (list price $16.39)

TIGI Bed Head Re-Energize Shampoo and Conditioner Duo, 25.36 oz for $18.50 (list price $24.99)

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original Clean & Classic 6.73 fl. oz (2 pack) for $13.62 (list price $15.99)

VINCENT LONGO Trio Diamond Eyeshadow, Champagne Lily for $20.00 (list price $25.00)

Purell 9652-04-ECDECO Advanced Design Series Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz Bottles (Pack of 4) for $14.31 (list price $15.16)

L'Oreal Paris Hair Care Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo, 4 Fluid Ounce for $4.49 (list price $5.99)

HailiCare Silver Grey Hair Wax 4.23 oz, Professional Hair Pomades, Natural Silver Ash Matte Hairstyle Wax for Men Women for $13.85 (list price $25.99)

HSI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron hair straightener, with Glove, Pouch and Travel Size Argan Oil Leave-in Hair Treatment (Packaging May Vary) for $39.99 (list price $199.99)


BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count for $7.00 (list price $9.00)

BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle (colorful barrels), Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $5.48 (list price $6.02)

Bankers Box SmoothMove Classic Moving Boxes, Tape-Free Assembly, Small, 15 x 12 x 10 Inches, 10 Pack (7714203) for $16.20 (list price $19.88)

Lightahead LA-7550 Clear document folder with snap button,Premium Quality Poly Envelope, US LETTER / A4 size, Set of 12 in 6 assorted Colors, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Maroon for $10.99 (list price $13.99)

Polyair Eco-lite #2 ELSS2 Golden Kraft Self Seal Bubble Mailer, 8 1/2" x 12" (Case of 100) for $19.44 (list price $31.14)

Swingline S.F. 3 Premium Staples, 27% Fewer Misforms, Chisel Point, Half Strip, 1/4-Inch Leg Length, 3750 Box (S7035442) for $3.99 (list price $11.13)

Feela 260 Colors Gel Pens,Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Writing Drawing 70% MORE INK 130 Unique Colored Gel Pen + 130 Ink Refill (0.6-1.0 mm) for $19.79 (list price $79.00)

Singer 4-1/2-Inch Professional Series Detail Scissors, nano tip for $6.34 (list price $12.99)

Westcott TrimAir Titanium Wood Guillotine Paper Trimmer, 15" (15107) for $43.43 (list price $104.40)

Swingline Extra Large Rubber Finger Tips, Size 14, 12-Pack, (S7054014C) for $3.29 (list price $4.60)


Tumi Tahoe Grove Day Duffel, Blue for $187.50 (list price $375.00)

Tumi Tahoe Edgewood Continental 4 Wheel Carry-On Luggage, Blue - 22" for $337.50 (list price $675.00)

Tumi Tahoe Lyons Backpack, Blue for $172.50 (list price $345.00)

Tumi Tahoe Kent Flap Backpack, Blue for $147.50 (list price $295.00)

Scotts Wizz Hand-Held Spreader for $16.95 (list price $19.97)

Etekcity Air Mattress Raised Airbed with Built-in High Capacity Pump, Height 18", Twin Size for $79.99 (list price $159.99)

Bike Light - Comes With FREE TAIL LIGHT(Limited Time) - Tools-Free Installation in Seconds - The Best Headlight on Amazon Compatible with: Mountain & Kids & Street Bicycles - Divine LEDs for $44.00 (list price $44.00)

Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate, 2-Gallon for $32.44 (list price $38.17)

High Sierra Loop Backpack, True Navy/Mercury for $25.65 (list price $34.99)

Yodo XXX-Large Outdoor Waterproof Picnic Blanket Tote 79" x 79" Light Weight with Soft Fleece and Padding for $29.99 (list price $56.85)

Segway miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control, Black for $499.00 (list price $799.00)

Orbit 58911 Complete Yard Watering Kit for $48.27 (list price $60.34)

Simple Modern 32oz Summit Water Bottle + Extra Lid - Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Hydro Travel Mug - Powder Coated Double-Walled Flask - Cotton Candy Pink for $24.99 (list price $39.95)

BLACK+DECKER EM1500 15-Inch Corded Mower with Edge Max, 10-Amp for $115.57 (list price $149.99)

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (4-Pack) + BONUS Signature Gold Foil Space Blanket: Designed for NASA – Perfect for Outdoors, Hiking, Survival, Marathons or First Aid (Various Color Options) for $13.99 (list price $24.99)



DEWALT DWMT72164 156 Piece Mechanics Tool Set for $99.99 (list price $139.99)

Irwin Tools 4935586 8-in-1 Multi-Tool Multibit Screwdriver for $5.39 (list price $7.73)

Prosvet A100 1200 Lumen Cree-XML T6 led Portable Zoomable Flashlight-5 Mode Adjustable Focus-Water Resistant-Powered By 1 x 18650 Battery or 3 x AAA Battery for $11.99 (list price $25.99)

EvHenGO - 500 pcs Premium Black Cable Ties 4+6+8+10+12-inch - Durable Single-Use Self-Locking Zip Ties for Indoor and Outdoor Use - Small, Large, Long, Thick, Temperature Resistant - Flexible Support for $13.99 (list price $27.99)

Cartman Bungee Cords Assortment Jar 24 Piece in Jar for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Stanley 33-725 25-Feet FatMax Tape Measure for $19.97 (list price $36.58)

Makita XT273R 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Cordless 2-Pc. Combo Kit (2.0Ah) for $174.00 (list price $199.99)

Makita T-01725 Impact Drill-Driver Bit Set, Black Oxide, 70-Piece for $21.99 (list price $45.00)

Estwing EB-25A 14" Camper's Axe with Shock Reduction Grip, Black Finish for $31.91 (list price $39.99)

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16 Geeky Coasters to Keep Your Coffee Table Safe

Avoid unsightly ring stains on your coffee table with this delightful selection of coasters:

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1. FLOPPY DISKS; $22.79

Floppy disks are not obsolete—at least in your living room area.

Buy on Amazon.

2. MARIO; $20

Mario Question Mark Block Coaster Set

Unfortunately, no coins will be coming out of these coasters, but they will keep your table dry.

Buy on Etsy.

3. GAME OF THRONES; $12.99

Game of Thrones coasters
HBO Shop

Avoid a royal mess with house sigils of houses Targaryen, Stark, Baratheon, and Lannister.

Buy at the HBO Shop.

4. PACMAN; $20.95

Use these on a black table to recreate the retro video game.

Buy on Epic Giftables.

5. AGATE; $35

Rock on: These fancy agate coasters will look solid resting under your glass.

Buy on Amazon.

6. ELEMENTS; $56.99

These glowing coasters are perfect for chemists, Breaking Bad fans, and anyone who forgot to pay their electric bill.

Buy on Amazon.


Build your own coaster with this LEGO-esque design.

Buy on Amazon.

8. STAR TREK; $16.63

Star Trek ship coasters

This ceramic set celebrates all the best ships from Star Trek.

Buy on Amazon.

9. DR. WHO; $22.99

Just make sure you don’t accidentally send your glass into a different time period when you set it down.

Buy on Amazon.

10. RILAKKUMA; $1.95

Rilakkuma coaster

Cover your counter space with the cute face of Rilakkuma.

Buy on Bonanza.


Set of wood burned coasters featuring the crest of each Harry Potter house

All the houses are present in this set of wood coasters.

Buy on Etsy.

12. FALLOUT; $25

fallout coasters

Just because it’s the end of the world doesn’t mean all manners go out the door: Never forget to use a coaster!

Buy on Etsy.

13. BRAIN; $19.99

This set comes with 10 coasters, each with a slice of brain specimen. When you’re not using them, you can stack them together to create a full brain.

Buy on Amazon.


Aang and his entourage face off on these wooden coasters.

Buy on Etsy.

15. BUFFY AND CO; $20

Getting totally wigged by the idea of a stained table? All your favorite characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer can give you an assist.

Buy on Etsy.


Studio Ghibli Stone Tile Coasters

These coasters feature scenes from the classics My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Buy on Etsy.

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19 Unusual Socks for Snazzy Feet

Kick it in one of these pairs of cool socks.

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1. ART; $15.99

Make your feet a canvas with these artsy socks. This set of eight pairs features classics including van Gogh's Starry Night and Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

Find it: Amazon

2. BOB ROSS; $12

Look at all those happy little trees! It's impossible not to smile while wearing these Bob Ross socks.

Find it: Amazon

3. ALIEN VISITOR; $11.50

I want to believe—in fancy footwear. These alien socks are perfect for Ufologists and other conspiracy theorists who always have an eye on the sky.

Find it: Amazon


shark socks

These fun socks make it look like sharks are eating your feet.

Find it: Amazon

5. TAPATIO; $10

These socks are hot! Just like the hot sauce they show.

Find it: Amazon

6. LIBRARY CARD; $10.25

Out of Print makes a variety of book-themed products for bibliophiles—and, even better, they donate one book for each pair of socks purchased. This particular pair looks like the library cards you might have found in libraries back in the day.

Find it: Amazon


Here's another excellent selection from Out of Print. This pair of socks is dedicated to Where the Wild Things Are. The bottoms say "Let the Wild / Rumpus Start."

Find it: Out of Print

8. STUDIO GHIBLI; $12.50

Lovers of the films by Studio Ghibli will get a kick out of these striped socks. Each pair features a scene from a different movie: Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Find it: Amazon


These adorable socks have polka dots and giant dog faces on the front. Each pair comes with floppy ears that peek over the edge of the socks. The breeds include what looks like a Pomeranian, a Boston terrier, and a French bulldog.

Find it: Amazon

10. EINSTEIN; $12

These are the perfect socks to wear while filling up a blackboard with equations. The pair comes with a picture of Einstein sporting some cool shades.

Find it: Amazon


These fun socks feature a few constellations, including Ursa Minor and Orion.

Find it: Amazon

12. DOCTOR WHO; $14.95

Doctor Who Tardis Women's Knee High Socks

Doctor Who fans are going to want to get their hands on these knee high TARDIS socks.

Find it: Jet

13. POKEMON; $2.42

Pokemon Ankle Socks

Show off your love of Pokemon with Pikachu, Charmander, Psyduck, and Squirtle socks.

Find it: AliExpress

14. SAILOR MOON; $9.99

Defend the world against evil in the name of the Moon, with these Sailor socks. The pack of six comes with Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Jupiter, and Chibiusa.

Find it: Amazon


According to the pilot in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic book The Little Prince, the titular character probably hitches a ride off of his planet (B-612) and across the universe on a flock of birds. These Out of Print socks depict the pilot's drawing of the Little Prince taking to the skies.

Find it: Amazon

16. PENCILS; $10

Pencils are key for crosswords, drawings, and jotting down important notes. Celebrate the beloved writing utensil with these incredible socks.

Find it: Amazon


Stormtrooper socks

These cool socks look just like Storm Troopers from the Star Wars franchise. They fit shoe sizes 9–12.

Find it: Buckle

18. SUSHI; $19.99

Sushi socks

At first, this looks like a plush platter of sushi. When you unravel the "food," you'll discover it's actually two pairs of socks rolled to look like salmon and cucumber sushi.

Find it: Amazon

19. LEGO; $12

LEGO socks
Lord & Taylor

Stepping on LEGO bricks hurts, so protect yourself! We recommend this pair of LEGO-themed socks, plus a pair of slippers for good measure.

Find it: Lord & Taylor


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