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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, September 30.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

GermGuardian AC5350B Elite 4-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen and Odor Reduction, 28-Inch Digital Air Purifier for $119.00 (list price $142.99)

ActionPie VJJB-V1S High Resolution Heavy Bass In-ear Headphones with Mic for SmartPhones for $19.99 (list price $13.00)

Etekcity Smart Plug Mini Outlet with Energy Monitoring (2 Pack), Works with Amazon Alexa Echo, No Hub Required, 1 Minute to Set Up, WiFi Enabled, White for $34.90 (list price $56.99)

Tablet Stand Multi-Angle, Lamicall iPad Stand : Desktop Holder Dock for iPad mini Air 2 3 4 Pro, iPhone 5 6 7 Plus, Nintendo Switch, Nexus, Accessories, Samsung and Other Tablets (4-13 inch) - Silver for $16.14 (list price $69.99)

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Driversf , Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $27.99 (list price $159.99)

DBPOWER T20 1500 Lumens LCD Mini Projector, Multimedia Home Theater Video Projector Support 1080P HDMI USB SD Card VGA AV for Home Cinema TV Laptop Game iPhone Andriod Smartphone with Free HDMI Cable for $99.49 (list price $169.99)

1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speaker, Vintage Style Record Player, Vinyl-To-MP3 Recording, Natural Wood for $129.99 (list price $149.99)

Amplified HDTV Antenna- VIEWTEK Digital Indoor TV Antennas 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier 13 Ft Copper Coaxial Cable for TV Receiver with better reception 4K ready for $24.99 (list price $79.99)

COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone Hi-Fi Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear, Comfortable Protein Earpads, 30 Hours Playtime for Travel Work TV Computer - Black for $69.99 (list price $99.99)

Lanshion 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip with 4 USB Charging Ports 1875W Desktop USB Charging Station with 6.5-Feet Long Power Cord, 1000 Joules, UL Listed(White + Blue) for $33.99 (list price $89.99)

Alarm Clock Radio, IPEAK Newest Generation Wake Up Light Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock, Nature Night Light With 7 Colors, Nature Sounds, FM Radio, Touch Control with USB Charger for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II - Apple devices, Charcoal for $99.00 (list price $179.95)

Rustic Cord Sushi Roll Handmade by Hide & Drink :: Bourbon Brown for $23.99 (list price $33.99)

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wired Earphones In Ear Corded Earbuds with 15 Hours Playtime and Built-in Microphone (Noise Reduction, Aluminum Alloy Construction, Gold-plated Jack) for $37.99 (list price $45.99)

KITCHEN

Spiral Slicer Spiralizer Complete Bundle - Vegetable Spiralizer and Cutter - Zucchini Pasta Noodle Spaghetti Maker for $14.84 (list price $39.99)

Etekcity Digital Food Scale and Multifunction Kitchen Weight Scale with Removable Bowl, 11 lb 5kg for $16.99 (list price $18.99)

Cheese-Grater-Vegetable-Slicer Stainless Steel - 6-sides , 9.5 Inch Height, Rubber Handle, Non Slip Rubber Bottom by Utopia Kitchen for $11.04 (list price $19.99)

12 Square Glass Spice Bottles 4oz Spice Jars with Silver Metal Lids, Shaker Tops, and Labels by SpiceLuxe for $17.85 (list price $20.99)

Mr. Coffee Café Barista Premium Espresso/Cappuccino System, ECMP1000 for $147.99 (list price $199.99)

Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand for $43.49 (list price $299.91)

ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker for $10.79 (list price $29.99)

Miusco 5 Piece Silicone Cooking Utensil Set with Natural Acacia Hard Wood Handle for $20.99 (list price $49.99)

Cast Iron Cleaner. Steel Scrubber - Cookware Cleaner For Skillet, Wok, Pot, Pan | Hygenic Option to Scouring Pad | Does Not Rust like Steel Wool | Home & Camping | Protects Cookware Seasoning for $13.97 (list price $49.99)

Hudson Essentials Stainless Steel Measuring Cups Set - 6 Piece Stackable Set with Spout for $21.99 (list price $64.99)

Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer, Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty, Best Veggie Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals, With 3 Exclusive Recipe eBooks for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

BarMe 850ml Whiskey Decanter with Dark Finished Wood Stand and Bar Funnel for $49.97 (list price $84.99)

Thermos Funtainer 12 Ounce Bottle, R2D2 for $13.49 (list price $17.99)

VonShef 3 Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set with Pouring Spouts, Handles and Non Slip Silicone Base for $28.99 (list price $79.99)

HOME

Cooling Mattress Pad with Fitted Skirt - Extra Plush Cool-to-the-Touch Topper - Made in the USA, Twin for $129.99 (list price $129.99)

Funlux 3 Pack Wireless 720p HD - 115°Wide Viewing Angle - Smart Home WiFi IP Security Camera System with 2 - way Audio, Infrared Night Vision and Motion Detection for $89.95 (list price $119.97)

Handmade Genuine Leather Moroccan Pouf, Ottoman (Tan) for $189.99 (list price $299.99)

LINKYO Microfiber Floor Mop - 3 Reusable Mop Pads and Extension Included for $24.95 (list price $29.99)

Zober Premium Quality Space Saving Velvet Hangers Strong and Durable Hold Up To 10 Lbs - 360 Degree Chrome Swivel Hook - Ultra Thin Non Slip Suit Hangers, Black - 50 pack for $22.95 (list price $39.99)

2017 ASAKUKI Premium Touch Sensitive, Essential Oil Diffuser, 300ML-5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer , Purifies and Humidifies The Air, Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors for $25.99 (list price $99.99)

HC Collection Bed Sheet & Pillowcase Set HOTEL LUXURY 1800 Series Egyptian Quality Bedding Collection! Deep Pocket, Wrinkle & Fade Resistant,Luxurious,Comfortable,Extremely Durable(Queen, Grey) for $24.99 (list price $69.99)

Nano Towels - Amazing Eco Fabric That Cleans Virtually Any Surface With Only Water. No More Paper Towels Or Toxic Chemicals. Save Money, Clean Faster & Easier and Make Your Home Safer & Healthier 4 Ct for $24.90 (list price $34.99)

StorageManiac Foldable Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Hamper with Reinforced Carry Handles, 2-Pack for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

LINENSPA All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter - Corner Duvet Tabs - Hypoallergenic - Plush Microfiber Fill - Machine Washable - Duvet Insert or Stand-Alone Comforter - Queen for $31.99 (list price $79.99)

Superior Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Memory Foam Seat Cushion With XL-CUTOUT for Back Pain Relief and Sciatica And Tailbone Pain,Ideal for Office Chair And Car Driver Back Support for $26.99 (list price $55.99)

TasteLife 105 GSM Deep Pocket Bed Sheet Set Brushed Hypoallergenic Microfiber 1800 Bedding Sheets Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - 4 Piece(White,Queen) for $14.90 (list price $119.90)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $6.06 (list price $7.79)

MumCraft Multipurpose Sewing Clips with Tin Box Package, Assorted Colors, Pack of 100 for $9.49 (list price $15.99)

50 x PowerPins - Push-Pin Magnets Perfect For Home & Office [#1 Magnet For Fridges, Calendars, Whiteboards & Maps!] Handy Storage Container Included Free! for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Avery Premium Collated Legal Exhibit Divider Set, Avery Style, 1-25 and Table of Contents, Side Tab, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 1 Set (11370) for $2.65 (list price $4.95)

Bonsaii DocShred C156-D 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder with 5.5 Gallon Wastebasket Capacity and Window for $55.99 (list price $90.00)

Rhodia Orange Webnotebook 5.5X8.25 Dot Grid for $16.66 (list price $25.00)

Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop - Lemome A5 Wide Ruled Hardcover Writing Notebook with Pocket + Page Dividers Gifts, Banded, Large, 180 Pages, 8.4 x 5.7 in for $14.94 (list price $25.99)

Gelmushta Gel Pens 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing with Case for $14.44 (list price $129.99)

Dland Home Office Desk 55" PC Laptop Decent Modern Computer Workstation with Triangular Solid Support Writing Studying Table, Black for $97.99 (list price $169.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Oneleaf 2PCS Professional Pedicure Rasp Foot File Cracked Skin Corns Callus Remover for Extra Smooth and Beauty Foot for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

TAO Clean Aura Clean Sonic Toothbrush & Cleaning Station, Super Nova White for $89.00 (list price $129.00)

Majestic Pure Brown Sugar Scrub 12 oz - Natural Exfoliator and Powerful Body and Facial Scrub for Anti Cellulite Treatment, Stretch Marks, Acne, and Varicose Veins for $14.50 (list price $18.50)

MISSHA Revolution/Time the First Treatment Essence for $23.50 (list price $49.00)

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Step-On Technology, 440 Pounds, Body Tape Measure Included, Elegant Black (Black) for $26.99 (list price $69.99)

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller (Large) - Relieve Plantar Fasciitis, Heel, Foot Arch Pain & Stress - Foot Chart & Instructions Included - Acupressure/ Reflexology Tool - Perfect Gift for $17.95 (list price $49.99)

Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Travel Toothbrush, Peppermint - 24 Count for $6.01 (list price $7.99)

Nano Towel Makeup Remover Face Cloth. Remove Cosmetics FAST and Chemical Free. Wipes Away Facial Dirt and Oil Like An Eraser. Great for Sensitive Skin, Acne, Exfoliating, Mascara, etc. 7 x 16" for $14.97 (list price $29.99)

Remington PG6025 All-in-1 Lithium Powered Grooming Kit, Trimmer (8 Pieces) for $14.96 (list price $19.99)

Listerine Total Care Zero Anticavity Mouthwash, Fresh Mint, 1 L (Pack of 2) for $11.94 (list price $18.45)

Beautural 10X Magnifying Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror with Natural White LED, 360 Degree Swivel Rotation and Locking Suction, 6.89 inches for $21.99 (list price $35.99)

Wahl Home Barber Kit #79524-3001 for $41.78 (list price $59.99)

HOMEIDEAS Drying Skin Body Bath Brush Shower Back Brushing Dry Remove Dead Skin 100% Natural Boar Bristle with 15.4 Inch Long Removable Wooden Handle for $8.99 (list price $29.98)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Bushnell Equinox Z Digital Night Vision Monocular, 4.5 x 40mm for $172.49 (list price $229.99)

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair - Classic Yoga Ball Chair with 52cm Stability Ball, Pump & Exercise Guide for Home or Office, Black for $64.31 (list price $79.98)

WATERFLY Hiking Waist Bag Can Hold iPhone6 Plus 5.5 inch Gear with Water Bottle Holder / Funny Running Belt Bum Bag for Ridding Dog Walking for $12.73 (list price $29.99)

Portable Water Filter Filtration Straw Purifier Survival Gear, Etekcity 1500L Emergency Camping Equipment 3-stage filtration , 0.01 Micron, Survival Kit Hurricane Storm Supplies for $18.99 (list price $29.99)

Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Insulated Flask, Estate Blue, One Size for $26.79 (list price $35.00)

DEW Outdoor Survival Paracord Bracelet Gear Kit Parachute Cord with Flint Whistle Compass Scraper for Camping Hunting Hiking Emergency (Black&Grey) for $4.99 (list price $14.99)

YJWB Anti-Fog No Leaking UV Protection, Triathlon Swimming Goggles for Men/Women/Children, Blue for $12.65 (list price $18.99)

Kootek 2 Pack Hand Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Adjustable Resistance 22-88 Lbs Arm Hand Exerciser Non-slip Gripper for Athletes Pianists Kids for $11.99 (list price $17.99)

Fitbit Alta HR and Alta Bands, Konikit Soft Adjustable Replacement Band Accessory with Secure Watch Clasps for Fitbit Alta and Alta HR, Pack of 10 for $16.99 (list price $79.99)

AIKELIDA Running Belt / Travel Wallet / Running Bag / Money Belt / Running Fuel Belt for iPhone , Samsung Galaxy - for Men, Women during Workouts, Fitness, Cycling, Hiking, Walking, Running - Blue for $10.95 (list price $38.99)

DEW Emergency Survival Kit Travel Outdoor Multifunctional Bracelet, Survival Gear Kit Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter Scraper, Cutting Tool, Whistle, Compass (Black&Orange) for $4.99 (list price $14.99)

TOOLS

27" Non Tilt Block and Tackle Window Balance 5/8" Stamp 26-3 for $11.00 (list price $11.00)

Rust-Oleum 280715 Primer American Accents Ultra Cover 2X Spray Paint, Flat White Primer for $3.47 (list price $14.56)

Gonicc 8" Professional SK-5 Steel Blade Sharp Anvil Pruning Shears (GPPS-1001),Less effort. for $14.95 (list price $39.99)

Viking 912600 8-Way Heavy Duty Spray Nozzle for $6.06 (list price $6.99)

Fiskars 45mm Contour Rotary Cutter (195210-1001) for $9.79 (list price $18.02)

Damaged Screw Remover and Extractor Set by Moocom - Set of 4 Stripped Screw Removers for $10.99 (list price $10.99)

Buck Knives 0385BRS TOOTHPICK Folding Pocket Knife with Wood Handle for $10.39 (list price $13.36)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Star, T10-T50, 9-Piece | 25291 for $7.73 (list price $19.18)

BLACK+DECKER LHT2240CFF 40V MAX Cordless Hedge Trimmer, 22" for $91.98 (list price $99.99)

1/4" Drive Close Quarter Micro Bit Ratchet | ARES 70040 | This Mini Screwdriver has a High Torque 72-Tooth Gearhead, 5° Sweep & Magnetic Retention Bit Holder for $12.46 (list price $12.46)

BLACK+DECKER LCS40 40V MAX Fast Charger for $58.19 (list price $74.99)

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Storage System Vertical Bike Hook, 1784463 for $7.44 (list price $9.30)

Makita 195236-5 4-1/2-Inch - 5-Inch Dust Shroud for $44.99 (list price $72.00)

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18 Tea Infusers to Make Teatime More Exciting
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Make steeping tea more fun with these quirky tea infusers.

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1. SOAKING IT UP; $7.49

man-shaped tea infuser
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That mug of hot water might eventually be a drink for you, but first it’s a hot bath for your new friend, who has special pants filled with tea.

Buy on Amazon.

2. A FLYING TEA BOX; $25.98

There’s no superlaser on this Death Star, just tea.

Buy on Amazon.

3. SPACE STATION; $9.99

astronaut tea infuser
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This astronaut's mission? Orbit the rim of your mug until you're ready to pull the space station diffuser out.

Buy on ThinkGeek.

4. BE REFINED; $12.99

This pipe works best with Earl Grey.

Buy on Amazon.

5. A RIBBITING OPTION; $10.93

This frog hangs on to the side of your mug with a retractable tongue. When the tea is ready, you can put him back on his lily pad.

Buy on Amazon.

6. ‘TEA’ ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE; $5.95

It’s just like the movie, only with tea instead of Beatles.

Buy on Amazon.

7. SHARK ATTACK; $6.99

shark tea infuser
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This fearsome shark patrols the bottom of your mug waiting for prey. For extra fun, use red tea to look like the end of a feeding frenzy.

Buy at Cost Plus World Market.

8. PERFECT FOR A RAINY DAY; $12.40

This umbrella’s handle conveniently hooks to the side of your mug.

Buy on Amazon.

9. AN EGGCELLENT INFUSER; $5.75

cracked egg tea infuser
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Sometimes infusers are called tea eggs, and this one takes the term to a new, literal level.

Buy on Amazon.

10. FOR SQUIRRELY DRINKERS; $8.95

If you’re all right with a rodent dunking its tail into your drink, this is the infuser for you.

Buy on Amazon.

11. HANGING OUT; $12.85

This pug is happy to hang onto your mug and keep you company while you wait for the tea to be ready.

Buy on Amazon.

12. ANOTHER SHARK OPTION; $5.99

If you thought letting that other shark infuser swim around in the deep water of your glass was too scary, this one perches on the edge, too busy chomping on your mug to worry about humans.

Buy on Amazon.

13. RUBBER DUCKIE, YOU’RE THE ONE; $8.95

Let this rubber duckie peacefully float in your cup and make teatime lots of fun.

Buy on Amazon.

14. DIVING DEEP; $8.25

This old-timey deep-sea diver comes with an oxygen tank that you can use to pull it out.

Buy on Amazon.

15. MAKE SWEET TEA; $10

This lollipop won't actually make your tea any sweeter, but you can always add some sugar after.

Buy on Amazon.

16. A SEASONAL FAVORITE; $7.67

When Santa comes, give him some tea to go with the cookies.

Buy on Amazon.

17. FLORAL TEA; $14.99

Liven up any cup of tea with this charming flower. When you’re done, you can pop it right back into its pot.

Buy on Live Infused.

18. KEEP IT TRADITIONAL; $7.97

If you’re nostalgic for the regular kind of tea bag, you can get reusable silicon ones that look almost the same.

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15 Umbrellas to Keep You Dry
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Make rainy days a little more exciting with a quirky umbrella.

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1. BANANA; $18.99

banana umbrella
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This ingenious umbrella comes with a special cover to make it look like you’re lugging around a real banana. The covers come in green and yellow, but the umbrella itself is always yellow.

Find it: Amazon

2. MAGICAL UNICORN; $36.49

Magical Unicorn Umbrella
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Rainy days don’t have to be dreary with this colorful, pastel umbrella. The handle is elegantly shaped like a unicorn and mane, with its gold horn sitting atop the umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

3. GAME OF THRONES; $37.89

Game of Thrones Longclaw Sword Umbrella
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If you’re looking for something a little tougher, a Game of Thrones-themed umbrella might be just the thing. The umbrella is adorned with the show's logo and has a special handle that looks like the hilt of Jon Snow’s sword, Longclaw.

Find it: Amazon

4. LETTUCE; $14.88

lettuce umbrella
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Salad lovers will want to get their hands on this special umbrella, which, when closed, mimics the look of a head of lettuce.

Find it: Amazon

5. CARROT; $15.90

carrot-shaped umbrella
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For more food-themed umbrella fun, check out this carrot-shaped umbrella. Similarly to the banana version, it comes with a protective case that resembles a carrot. When you take off the top, it reveals an orange umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

6. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR; $25.96

The Very Hungry Caterpillar umbrella
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For children who love Eric Carle’s creations: a Very Hungry Caterpillar umbrella. The transparent plastic allows the child to see the caterpillar design even when they’re using the umbrella.

Find it: Amazon

7. DOG UMBRELLA; $16.59

Dog Umbrella With Leash
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Don’t forget about your furry friends when it's raining cats and dogs. While dog rain jackets are adorable, you can also opt for a special umbrella made just for puppers. The handle is situated on top of the umbrella so you can easily hold it above your short companion. It’s also connected to a leash so you don’t have to carry two things at once.

Find it: Amazon

8. SKY; $43.95

umbrella with interior of blue sky dotted with fluffy, white clouds
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Opening this umbrella will have you seeing sunny skies, even in the rain. Designed by Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, it looks like a plain black umbrella until it’s opened up, revealing its colorful underbelly.

Find it: Amazon

9. STARRY NIGHT; $43.70

umbrella with Vincent van Gogh’s "Starry Night" print
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If you want something a little more surreal than a boring blue sky, there’s an alternate version with Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night printed on it.

Find it: Amazon

10. CAT IN SPACE; $22.56

cat in space umbrella
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Strangely, the “cats in space” motif is pretty popular online. From sweaters to calendars, there’s no shortage of felines floating through the galaxy. You can also get an umbrella with the unusual design, because why not?

Find it: Amazon

11. LED UMBRELLA; $23.66

Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella
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There are a lot of futuristic gadgets in the movie Blade Runner, but some are more obtainable than others. You can actually buy the LED light umbrella seen in the movie. The battery-operated handle glows blue, which both looks cool and keeps you safe at night.

Find it: Amazon

12. BIRDCAGE; $22.99

Birdcage Transparent Clear Dome Umbrella
Amazon

Ever feel like a bird in a cage? Now you can really get that experience with this clear umbrella that looks like a birdcage. It even comes with a bird printed on the side.

Find it: Amazon

13. COLOR CHANGING UMBRELLA; $34

Black umbrella printed with color-changing rain drop design
Amazon

It’s hard to imagine actually getting excited about going out into the rain, but with this special umbrella, you might be watching for dark clouds. The special white ink changes colors when wet, so you can go from a monochrome umbrella to a rainbow one in seconds.

Find it: Amazon

14. RABBIT; €9.03

polka-dot umbrella with a bag that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit
Perletti

This simple red umbrella comes with a nice polka-dot design, but the real novelty is the carrying case. Instead of a regular sleeve, it comes with a zippered bag that’s shaped like a bunny rabbit.

Find it: Perletti

15. KATANA; $28.99

katana umbrella
Amazon

Carrying around an umbrella can be a bit of a pain, but at least you can look cool doing it. When wrapped up, this umbrella looks like a sword slung over your back. The hilt of the katana becomes your handle when you open the umbrella up.

Find it: Amazon

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