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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA


Fritesla 20000mah Power Bank 4USB Portable Charger for Smartphones (Green) for $24.99 (list price $100.00)

RAVPower 60W 12A 6-Port USB Charger Desktop Charger Charging Station with iSmart Technology (Black) for $19.99 (list price $39.99)


Kinps Audio Auxiliary Stereo Extension Audio Cable 3.5mm Stereo Jack Male to Female, Stereo Jack Cord for Phones, Headphones, Speakers, Tablets, PCs, MP3 Players and More (10ft/3m, Nylon-Black) for $5.49 (list price $9.99)

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Sports Earphones - w/ Mic, IPX7 Waterproof, HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds, for Gym Running Workout, 8 Hour Battery, Noise Cancelling Headsets for $37.97 (list price $169.99)


G.U.S. Multi-Device Charging Station Dock & Organizer - Multiple Finishes Available. For Laptops, Tablets, and Phones - Strong Build, Eco-Friendly Bamboo for $39.99 (list price $59.99)

ACDelco Super Alkaline AA Batteries, 40-Count for $7.80 (list price $12.99)


Cell Phone Camera Lens - TURATA 2 in 1 Professional HD Camera Lens Kit 0.45X Super Wide Angle & 12.5X Macro Lens for iPhone7 6s 6s plus 6 plus 5s & Most Smartphone, Tablet for $11.98 (list price $30.99)

NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX3700-100NAS) for $39.59 (list price $44.99)

KITCHEN


Danish Dough Whisk Size Large for $7.99 (list price $10.49)

Wilton 2105-0112 Easy Layers! 5-Piece Cake Pan Set, 6-Inch for $10.52 (list price $16.95)


OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper - Large for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Lodge LFSR3 Cast Iron Fajita Set, Pre-Seasoned for $24.97 (list price $29.99)


Watermelon Slicer Cutter Corer & Server - Multipurpose All In One Stainless Steel Knife - Melon & Fruit Slicer - Comfortable Rubber Handle Corer Tongs for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Mueller Austria V-Pro 5 Blade Adjustable Mandoline Slicer – White/Grey for $29.99 (list price $59.99)


Lifefactory 11-Ounce BPA-Free Indoor/Outdoor Wine Glass with Protective Silicone Sleeve, Multicolor, Set of 4 for $32.89 (list price $39.99)

Presto 04821 Orville Redenbacher's Hot Air Popper for $22.50 (list price $39.99)


Imarku Pro Kitchen 8 inch Chef's Knife High Carbon Stainless Steel Sharp Knives Ergonomic Equipment for $29.99 (list price $99.99)

Rachael Ray Cucina 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set, Almond Cream for $52.17 (list price $140.00)

HOME


6 Piece 1500 Thread Count Egyptian Quality Deep Pocket Bed Sheet Set - 2 EXTRA PILLOW CASES, GREAT VALUE - Queen, Gray for $26.50 (list price $31.00)

OJIA Deluxe Home Decorative Super Soft Plush Mongolian Faux Fur Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case (12 x 20 Inch, Light Coffee) for $14.95 (list price $39.99)


Dreamfoam Bedding King Copper Gel Memory Foam Mattress for $379.99 (list price $1,399.99)

GORILLA GRIP Rectangle (35-Inch-by-16-Inch) Non-Slip Machine Washable Bath Mat, Clear for $11.99 (list price $29.99)


Oceanstar M1125 Contemporary Solid Wood Magazine Rack, Mahogany Finished for $21.82 (list price $59.00)

Queen Comforter Duvet Insert White - Quilted Comforter with Corner Tabs - Hypoallergenic, Plush Siliconized Fiberfill, Box Stitched Down Alternative Comforter by Utopia Bedding for $33.99 (list price $69.99)


Brightech - SKY LED Torchiere Floor Lamp - Dimmable Super Bright 30-Watt LED - Warm White Color - Omni-Directional Head - Sleek Black Finish for $79.99 (list price $129.99)

Squeegee for Shower, Window and Car Glass - 2 Extra Silicone Replacement Blades - Foam Handle - Color Blue for $11.97 (list price $19.97)


Shark Navigator Deluxe (NV42) for $129.99 (list price $179.99)

Flameless Candles 4" 5" 6" Set of 3 Ivory Dripless Real Wax Pillars Include Realistic Dancing LED Flames and 10-key Remote Control with 24-hour Timer Function-Antizer for $21.98 (list price $99.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

VIKTOR JURGEN Shiatsu Kneading Massage Pillow with Heat,Neck,Shoulder & Back Massager for Home/Car/Office for $27.95 (list price $99.00)

Fitbit Flex 2, Black for $59.95 (list price $99.95)


PRO-Women: Probiotics for Women with Cranberry Extract & D-Mannose - 15x More Effective than Probiotic Capsules - 30 Once Daily Time Release Tablets - Supports Urinary Tract Health for $22.95 (list price $35.95)

Nerdwax Stop Slipping Glasses as Seen on Shark Tank for $10.99 (list price $14.99)


Bekith Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush Adult Size – Natural Dental Care for Men & Women, Set of 6 for $10.00 (list price $19.99)

Colgate Slim Soft Charcoal Toothbrush (Pack of 3) 17x Slimmer Soft Tip Bristles for $4.10 (list price $5.95)


Colgate MaxFresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $3.41 (list price $7.99)

Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, HX6211/30 for $39.95 (list price $69.99)


Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.97 with coupon (list price $49.99)

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh By Marc Jacobs Eau-de-toilette Spray for Women, 2.50-Fluid Ounce for $38.60 (list price $75.00)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

HP Paper, Color LaserJet Poly Wrap, 28lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 98 Bright, 500 Sheet / 1 Ream (205050R) Made In The USA for $9.88 (list price $19.55)

Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count, Vibrant Colors, Pre-sharpened, Art Tools, great for Adult Coloring Books for $7.41 (list price $12.89)

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count for $7.97 (list price $17.09)

Paper Mate Profile Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold (1.4mm), Black, 12 Count for $7.19 (list price $8.47)

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad, 9 by 12-Inch, 20 Sheets for $7.43 (list price $12.99)

Fluorescent Liquid Chalk Markers (10 Pack) By Kassa - Child Safe (Non-Toxic) - 2 Tip Sizes (6 and 4 mm) Chalkboard Paint Markers - Erasable Ink for Chalk Board (Nonporous), Glass and Windows for $12.95 (list price $24.95)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS


Vremi Garden Weeder Hand Tool - Gardening Weeder with Ergonomic Handle for Planting and Weeding - Handheld Cultivator for Flower and Vegetable Plants Care (Single) for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Chapin 20002 Poly Lawn and Garden Sprayer For Fertilizer, Herbicides and Pesticides , 2 Gallon for $17.77 (list price $24.99)


GreenWorks 21212 4Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer for $29.98 (list price $49.99)

Grillaholics Grill Mat - Set of 2 Non Stick BBQ Grill Mats - Heavy Duty, Reusable, and Easy to Clean - Extended Warranty for $19.95 (list price $39.97)


True Temper Forged Round Point Digging Shovel - 2585600 for $12.98 (list price $19.99)

Coleman Company 4-Person Pop-Up Tent,Green/Grey for $77.77 (list price $99.99)


GeLive Elephant White Ceramic Succulent Planter Flower Pot Window Box with Saucer for $13.99 (list price $19.99)

Coleman Compact Table for $37.64 (list price $49.99)


Survival Spark Magnesium Survival Fire Starter with Compass and Whistle for $8.95 (list price $12.95)

HeroBeam LED Lantern V2.0 with Flashlight - 2016 COB Technology emits 300 LUMENS! - Collapsible Tough Lamp - Great Light for Camping, Car, Shop, Attic, Garage (SINGLE PACK) for $13.77 (list price $24.99)

ALL NEW 2017 Garden Hose 50 Feet Expandable Hose With All Brass Connectors, 8 Pattern Spray Nozzle And High Pressure, {IMPROVED} Expanding Garden Hose for $44.89 (list price $89.99)

TOOLS


Lisle 52000 Razor Blade Scraper for $7.09 (list price $13.28)

DEWALT DW2166 45-Piece Screwdriving Set with Tough Case for $14.97 (list price $41.80)


BLACK+DECKER LI2000 3.6-Volt 3-Position Rechargeable Screwdriver for $16.99 (list price $19.88)

Stanley 51-713 Hickory Handle Nailing Hammer, 13 Ounce for $6.17 (list price $9.95)


3M 19015ES-CC 3-2/3 by 9-Inch Fine Grit Aluminum Oxide Paint, Wood, Metal Sandpaper, 9-Pack for $2.47 (list price $7.97)

Amir Motion Sensor Light, Cordless Battery-Powered LED Night Light, Stick-anywhere Closet Lights Stair Lights, Safe Lights for Hallway, Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen, etc. (White - Pack of 3) for $11.99 (list price $29.99)


DEWALT 3PC SIDE STRIKE CHISEL SET Blade widths: 3/4" 1" 1-1/4" for $18.60 (list price $40.90)

Stanley 20-045 15-Inch Fat Max Hand Saw for $9.56 (list price $20.38)

Kidde 466204 Pro 10 MP Fire Extinguisher, UL Rated 4-A, 60-B:C, Red for $57.45 (list price $84.45)

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19 Mother's Day Gifts to Show Mom You Love Her
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From mouth-watering gourmet chocolate to gear for outdoor adventures, these Mother's Day gifts are perfect for all Mom's interests.

1. HERB GARDEN CANDLE; $25

Herb Garden Candle
Apollo Box

When this herb-scented candle is finished burning, the container can serve as a rustic planter for a mini herb garden. Included is a plantable paper disc containing oregano, basil, and parsley seeds. All you need is dirt.

Find It: Apollo Box

2. FOODIE DICE; $24

Foodie Dice

These dice are perfect for days when mom needs a little inspiration for dinner. The nine dice are engraved with options for protein, grains/carbs, vegetables, and more. With 186,000 possible combinations, it should take care of planning family meals for a while.

Find It: UncommonGoods

3. NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM CONES; $45

ice cream cone cups

These whimsical Neapolitan-colored ice cream cone dishes are perfect for enjoying high-end gelato or a little Ben & Jerry's.

Find It: Fishs Eddy

4. CHOCOLATE TOTE BOX; $29

MarieBelle Chocolate Ganache Tote Box

MarieBelle New York specializes in ganaches decorated with edible artwork. This eight-piece set of handmade chocolates is packaged in a tote bag-shaped gift box.

Find It: MarieBelle

5. HEXAGON GLASS CATCH-ALL DISH; $12

Hexagon Glass Catch-All Dish

Double up: This glass hexagon dish will upgrade any bedside table, while also storing jewelry, car keys, or change.

Find It: Urban Outfitters

6. MOM'S GOT THIS FEMINIST MUG; $18

mom's got this mug

Show her how much you appreciate her Rosie outlook with this ceramic mug inspired by the iconic cultural icon. The cup is available in standard 11-ounce size, a tall 12-ounce container, or a 15-ounce travel mug.

Find It: RedBubble

7. LOLLIA RELAX GIFT SET; $69

bath set

Help Mom get into a Zen state of mind with this bath gift set from Lollia, which includes lavender and honey-scented bar soap, hand cream, and a candle with a crystal charm.

Find It: Margot Elena

8. RECCHIUTI CONFECTIONS CHOCOLATE; $48

Recchiuti Confections chocolates

She'll love the sweets in this box from top luxury chocolatier Recchiuti, where every piece is made by hand. Featured ingredients for this box of beautifully-designed truffles include hazelnuts from Italy, peppermint from Willamette Valley, and coffee from Hawaii.

Find It: Recchiuti Confections

9. COFFEE SOAP; $7

Coffee soap
Courtesy of RockyTopSoapShop

For the mom who can never get enough coffee: This fragrant handmade vegan soap is made from a strong pot of organic java. Plus, the coffee grounds act as natural exfoliants.

Find It: Etsy

10. MONET GARDEN AT ARGENTEUIL SCARF; $65

Monet scarf
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

Mom will feel very distinguished in this luxurious Monet silk scarf from the gift shop of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's printed with Claude Monet's Camille Monet in the Garden at Argenteuil.

Find It: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

11. WOOD AND SLATE WINE TASTER'S BOARD; $25

Wood and Slate Wine Taster's Board
UncommonGoods

Tasting boards aren't only for beer. This tray—made from acacia wood and slate—can hold up to four glasses. Soapstone chalk included.

Find It: UncommonGoods

12. STEMLESS AERATING WINE GLASSES; $56

Stemless Aerating Wine Glass
Amazon

When mom pours her wine into the interior chamber of this glass, she can watch it become perfectly aerated. This set of two is made of dishwasher-safe pyrex glass.

Find It: Amazon

13. WINE CHILLER SET; $40

wine chillers
Apollo Box

Regular ice cubes can water down a glass of wine, but these wine twirls (made of food-safe resin) act as a brilliant substitute: Pop them in the freezer and then into your glass and you'll have chilled wine that won't get diluted. This set comes with two twirls and two stemless wine glasses.

Find It: Apollo Box

14. LOOFAH SOAP; $12

loofah soap
Amazon

Give Mom the spa-treatment with this toxin-free loofah dipped in fragrant soap. The loofah is sourced from a gourd plant, so it's eco-friendly, while the soap features moisturizing coconut oil.

Find It: Amazon

15. BRUNCH GIFT BASKET; $70

brunch gift basket

Want to make your mom breakfast in bed on Mother's Day, but can't cook? This complete brunch gift basket from Harry & David has everything: triple cheese and caramelized onion quiche, Canadian bacon, English muffins, maple syrup butter, and lemon poppyseed Bundt cake.

Find It: Harry & David

16. FORSAKE ALMA; $150

Forsake boots
Forsake

Buying for a shoe-loving mom who’s both sporty and chic? Look no further than Forsake’s Alma wedge bootie. Made of waterproof leather and sporting “peak-to-pavement” traction, these shoes are comfortable right out of the box—we walked 5 miles in the pair Forsake sent us to test and our feet didn’t hurt a bit.

Find It: Forsake

17. MYSTERY RANCH SUPER BOOTY BAG; $99

Mystery Ranch bag
Mystery Ranch

This 28-liter nylon bag—which can be used as either a backpack or a tote—is perfect for the mom needs to lug clothes and shoes to the gym, bring groceries back from the store, or take a weekend trip. (Mystery Ranch gave us a bag to test, and we used it for all three.) In addition to its roomy main compartment, there’s a front compartment, a zippered exterior pocket, and exterior access to a compartment that will fit a 15-inch laptop.

Find It: Mystery Ranch

18. RED ANTS PANTS; $139

Red Ants Pants
Red Ants Pants

These work pants are tailor-made for ladies to wear while they're outdoors getting stuff done like a boss, from gardening to chopping wood. Made of cotton canvas duck cloth, they have reinforcements in the front legs and seat, a high-cut back for maximum coverage, and three pockets designed for a pencil, notebook, and knife.

Find It: Red Ants Pants

19. THE SILL’S MOTHER’S DAY BUNDLES; $65-$68

The Sill plant set
The Sill

Moms with green thumbs will love The Sill’s Mother’s Day bundles. Get a bird’s nest fern and a “plant mom” tote for $65; a trio of tiny succulents for $67.50; three air plants and a “plant mom” pin for $66; or a hedgehog aloe and tote for $66. All plants come in The Sill’s pots (except for the airplants; those come on little metal stands).

Find It: The Sill

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Business Class: 20 Products That Will Upgrade Any Home Office
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Working from home doesn't mean you have to skimp on the quality of your office environment. Here are 20 products that will work overtime for you.

1. SUSHI PUSHPINS; $16

Fred Sushi Pushpins
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Instead of putting your pushpins in a small tin or mug, why not place them in a clever sushi roll-shaped holder? This novelty set comes with 50 pushpins that are stored on top of a cushion that resembles a bed of sushi rice wrapped in seaweed.

Find It: Amazon

2. BAMBOO JARS; $20

Bamboo Jar
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Each of these eco-friendly storage sets includes three small 6-ounce jars made out of bamboo, which adds both durability and style. Jars feature a swivel lid that securely closes with magnets—perfect for storing all of your home office needs, like paper clips, rubber bands, or pens and pencils.

Find It: Amazon

3. OTTOMAN; $25

Foldable Tufted Storage Ottoman
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: This non-woven polyester ottoman can be used as a footrest, extra seating (it supports up to 400 pounds) or storage. With the lid off, it can serve as space for charging cables, power strips, or extra reams of printer paper.

Find It: Amazon

4. ANTI-FATIGUE COMFORT MAT; $32

Royal Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: If you use a standing desk in your home office, then this non-slip anti-fatigue mat is the best solution for comfort and support. By standing on it, you'll  take pressure off your joints and lower back, according to the company, so you can work better without dealing with the wear-and-tear of standing up all day.

Find It: Amazon

5. POL MAKE BOXES; $10

MUJI PP Make Box
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Muji storage boxes are stackable—saving space on your desk—and also translucent, meaning you can keep track of what's inside at a glance.

Find It: Amazon

6. LONG LIST MAGNETIC NOTEPAD; $5

Long List Magnetic Notepad
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Keep track of your daily tasks in style with this 100-page "long list" notepad that features a magnetic back.

Find It: Amazon

7. KODAK POCKET PORTABLE PROJECTOR; $200

Kodak Ultra Mini Portable Projector
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Want to up your meeting game? This portable pocket projector (it's small enough to fit in your back pocket) from Kodak turns any smartphone or laptop display into an 80-inch high-definition digital projection. Just connect your device to the projector via HDMI and you’ll be the king or queen of the boardroom.

Find It: Amazon

8. FILE CABINET; $71

File Cabinet
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Every home office needs a file cabinet to keep important papers under lock and key. This simple, but secure cabinet from Lorell is compact with two drawers that are made of sturdy steel. It’s also small enough to keep under a desk—and out of the way.

Find It: Amazon

9. UNI PROMARK VIEW HIGHLIGHTER; $8

Uni Promark View Highlighter
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Mark up documents without bleeding through the paper. Available in five bright colors (pink, orange, yellow, blue, and green), these highlighters also feature a small transparent window near the tip so you can make sure you're emphasizing the right points.

Find It: Amazon

10. DESK COLLECTION; $26

Poppin All Set Desk Collection Set
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Each of these desk sets includes six ballpoint pens, a pen cup, a stapler with staples, a tape dispenser with a roll of transparent tape, and more. The bright orange shade ensures you’ll never lose it beneath desk clutter.

Find It: Amazon

11. BUNNY DESK ORGANIZER; $33

Bunny Scissors and Paper Clip Holders
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Never “fur-get” where you placed your office supplies with this desk organizer shaped like a small bunny. Its ears double as scissors, and its carrot sprout serves as a paperclip holder.

Find It: Amazon

12. DESK LAMP; $49

Ikea Ranarp Work Lamp
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Shed some light on your workspace with this sleek desk lamp from IKEA, which features an adjustable arm and head.

Find It: Amazon

13. CABLEBOX; $30

Bluelounge CableBox
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Never have time to tackle that jumbled mess of cables from computers, modems, and device chargers? Stash the mess in a CableBox, which keeps a tight lid on all your power strips and other cords without requiring you to constantly detangle them.

Find It: Amazon

14. LAPTOP STAND; $40

Rain Design mStand Laptop Stand
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Instead of hunching over your desk, keep your laptop at eye level with the help of this all-aluminum stand. It fits most Apple and PC laptop models and even features a nook underneath to stow your keyboard and mouse when not in use.

Find It: Amazon

15. MONITOR STAND; $99

AmazonBasics Premium Single Monitor Stand
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: If you want to eliminate neck and back strain, as well as clutter from your busy desk, then this adjustable monitor stand is for you. This easy-to-install stand can raise your computer monitor up to 10 inches above your desk surface and also allows you to rotate your screen to either landscape or portrait mode. The solid aluminum design is strong enough to support monitors up to 25 pounds and 32 inches wide.

Find It: Amazon

16. SAFE; $47

safe box
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Keep all your important papers, photos, USB flash drives, digital media, and external hard drives secure. This safe can hold up to 0.39 cubic feet of valuable materials under lock and key and is both fire-resistant (for up to 30 minutes) and waterproof.

Find It: Amazon

17. PAPER SHREDDER; $35

paper shredder
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Guard against identity theft with this paper shredder, which is quick enough to shred eight pages in seconds and strong enough to destroy credit cards with ease. Now, you can dispose of important documents without worry.

Find It: Amazon

18. LABEL MAKER; $25

label maker
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: Personalize your home office with this easy-to-use label maker from Brother. Battery-powered or chargeable via a wall outlet, this device can hold up to 30 labels at a time. It also features keys with 14 fonts, 10 styles, 97 frames, and more than 600 symbols to make labels for every occasion.

Find It: Amazon

19. BULLET PEN; $15

Fisher Space Pen Raw Brass Bullet Pen
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: This “bullet” space pen is made of raw unfinished brass that’s adaptable for writing in almost any environment, including underwater, upside down, in extreme cold or heat, and even in outer space. So if you ever find yourself in zero gravity, this ballpoint pen will also never let you down!

Find It: Amazon

20. MESH WASTEBASKET; $12

Mesh Wastebasket
Amazon

Why You'll Want It: This waste-paper basket is made of solid steel wire mesh and can hold up to 4.5 gallons of waste before it needs to be emptied.

Find It: Amazon

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