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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, October 2.

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GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote + Echo Dot for $59.99 (list price $89.98)

Wake Up Light,Sztook Alarm Clock,Sunrise Alarm Clock With Blutooth 4.0 speaker,FM Radio,Nature Sounds,7 Colors Night Light,Smart Snooze Function,3.5mm AUX,Touch Control With USB Charger for $35.99 (list price $139.99)

Soundbar, TaoTronics Sound Bar Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Audio ( 40 Watt Speaker,34-Inch, 2 Passive Radiators, Dual Connection Methods, Touch and Remote Control, Wall Mountable, Updated Version) for $89.99 (list price $139.99)

OURLINK 600Mbps mini 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4G/5G Wireless Network Adapter USB Wi-Fi Dongle Adapter with 5dBi Antenna Support Win Vista,Win 7,Win 8.1, Win 10,Mac OS X 10.9-10.12.4 for $19.99 (list price $19.99)

Lightning Cable,AOFU iPhone Charger 4Pack 3FT 6FT 6FT 10FT to USB Syncing and Charging Cable Data Nylon Braided Cord Charger for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/5/5s/5c/SE and more (Black&Blue) for $14.88 (list price $24.99)

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Waterproof Earbuds for Running and Workout, Blue, Frustration Free Packaging for $63.64 (list price $129.99)

DeLonghi TRD40615T Full Room Radiant Heater for $89.99 (list price $129.99)

Logitech M720 Triathalon Multi-Device Wireless Mouse (910-004790) for $33.95 (list price $49.99)

Paxcess Charging Station 60W 12A 6 Port USB Charger QC 3.0 Quick Charge Charging Dock, Phone Charger Multi Port Desktop Charging Station with Removable Baffles for Multiple Devices iPhone/iPad/Tablet for $37.99 (list price $59.99)

VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker with 5W Driver, Suction Cup, Built-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone - Grey for $21.99 (list price $24.99)

1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Mini Stereo Turntable with Built in Speakers, Supports Vinyl to MP3 Recording, USB MP3 Playback, Stereo Headphone Jack, Pitch Control and RCA Output, Black for $42.49 (list price $60.99)

iClever Quiet 7 Color Backlit Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Keyboard for PCs, Tablets, Smartphones for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

KITCHEN

Rubbermaid Premier Food Storage Containers, 28-Piece Set, Grey for $25.19 (list price $35.99)

Rubbermaid LunchBox Sandwich Kit, Food Storage Container, Green for $6.79 (list price $39.00)

Popit Little Big Box Food Plastic Container Set, 8 Pack for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer for $69.99 (list price $99.95)

Fred PIZZA PEDDLER Monkey Unicycle Pizza Wheel for $12.67 (list price $15.70)

Silicone Oven Mitts with Quilted Cotton Lining - Professional Heat Resistant Potholder Kitchen Gloves - 1 Pair (Black) - Homwe for $10.97 (list price $19.97)

Danslesbls Heavy Duty Nonstick Silicone Kitchen Serving Tongs, 2 Pack 9 Inch and 12 Inch Heat Resistant Locking Food Tong with Silicone Tips (Red) for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Utopia Kitchen Premium Class Stainless-Steel 12 Knife Set with Acrylic Stand for $41.99 (list price $299.91)

GDEALER Kitchen Scale 22lb/10kg Digital Kitchen Food Scale, Tempered Glass Surface Touch Screen, High Precision, Tare, White Backlit Display, Smart Weigh for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

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)

Riedel Veritas Cabernet/Merlot Glass, Set of 2 for $39.50 (list price $69.00)

HOME

Orthopedic Dog Bed - 5" Thick Supportive Gel Enhanced Memory Foam - Made in the USA | 100% Cotton Removable Cover w/ Waterproof Encasement | Fully Washable | Small, Medium & Large Pet Beds for $104.99 (list price $140.99)

GhostBed 11 Inch Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress with 20 Year Warranty, TWIN for $325.00 (list price $495.00)

Twin / Twin XL Size Down-Comforter 500-Thread-Count Down Comforter 100 percent Cotton 500 TC - 750FP - 40Oz for $134.99 (list price $249.99)

mDesign Over-Cabinet Hair Care Tools Holder for Hair Dryer, Flat Iron, Curling Wand, Straightener - Chrome for $15.30 (list price $19.99)

URPOWER Garment Steamer 130ml Portable Handheld Fabric Steamer Fast Heat-up Powerful Travel Garment Clothes Steamer with High Capacity for Home and Travel, Travel Pouch Included for $21.99 (list price $69.99)

TaoTronics Humidifier, 2L Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifiers for Babies Bedroom, Zero Disturb Sleep Mode, Filter Free and Whisper Quiet, BPA FREE- US Plug 110V for $31.99 (list price $49.99)

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

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)

Syntus Himalayan Salt Lamp Natural Crystal Salt Light Glow Hand Carved Night Lights Wall light with UL Listed Plug for Lighting, Decoration and Air Purifying for $12.99 (list price $21.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Brother HL-L2340DW Compact Laser Printer, Monochrome, Wireless, Duplex Printing, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled for $109.00 (list price $119.99)

SUDEE STILE Colored Pencils 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Art Drawing Colored Pencils Set with Case with Sharpener for $23.99 (list price $95.96)

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 36-Count for $4.99 (list price $10.25)

Chalkola Chalk Markers & Metallic Colors - Pack of 16 chalk pens - For Chalkboard, Whiteboard, Blackboard, Window, Glass, Bistro - 6mm Reversible bullet & chisel Tip with 8 gram erasable ink for $14.95 (list price $24.95)

X-ACTO XLR Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black for $15.73 (list price $19.72)

Axess Desk - Modern Design - Keyboard Tray and One Drawer - Black - by South Shore for $99.99 (list price $112.50) Bonsaii DocShred C156-D 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder with 5.5 Gallon Wastebasket Capacity and Window for $55.99 (list price $90.00)

Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar White Board Monthly Weekly Planner 2017 With Markers Magnets Set (15.7" x 11.8") for $13.99 (list price $29.99)

Deco Brothers Stackable Mesh Desk Convertible Organizer, Black for $22.87 (list price $35.99)

Get Orange DIY Paper Photo Frame Wall Deco with Mini Clothespins and Stickers - Fits 4"x 6" Pictures (multicolor) for $7.49 (list price $9.99)

Acrylic Pencil and Pen Holder, HBlife Gold Desktop Stationery Organizer Modern Design Office Desk Accessory for $9.99 (list price $16.99)

Uni-Ball Jetstream Retractable Ball Point Pens,0.7mm, Black Ink, 3-Count for $7.30 (list price $10.49)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

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

3M OCS1135 Ear Soft Yellow Neons, Earplugs (Case of 200) for $19.97 (list price $21.75)

Nasopure "Nicer Neti" Pot Sinus Wash System 8 Ounce for $12.95 (list price $20.00)

Essy Beauty Professional High Qualified Retinol Serum To Remove Fine Lines and Wrinkles for Face, Neck and Eye Area for $15.99 (list price $69.00)

"C Plus" Highest Concentrate Vitamin C Serum (30%) with Hyaluronic Acid & Breakthrough Anti Wrinkle Complex - 100% Natural, Total Anti Aging Serum For Face & Eyes (1 oz.) for $19.95 (list price $39.99)

Baebody Blue Eye Gel for Dark Circles & Wrinkles - w Mediterranean Blue Algae Extract - Intensive Eye Gel for Under and Around Eyes - 1 fl oz for $19.95 (list price $39.95)

Square Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier, 700ml Large Capacity Modern Ultrasonic Aroma Diffusers Running 20+ Hours 7 Color Changing for Home Office Bedroom Living Room Study Yoga Spa for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Natural Earth Lava Pumice Stone for Foot Callus by Zenda Naturals - Premium Callus Remover for Feet and Hands - Pedicure Tools, Exfoliation to Remove Dead Skin - Natural Foot File for $8.45 (list price $14.97)

ElleSye Blackhead Remover Kit, 5-in-1 Pimple Extractor Acne Comedone Blackhead Removal Tool Set, Treatment for Blemish, Whitehead, Zit Removing with Metal Case for $6.49 (list price $15.99)

Tea Tree Oil Body & Foot Wash - 12 oz Antifungal Soap 100% Natural Fungal Defense Care Kills Bacteria Athletes Foot Ringworm Jock Itch - Antibacterial Soap Premium Nature for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

100% Natural Himalayan Salt Scrub 12 oz with Lychee Oil and Sweet Almond Oil- Best Body scrub, Deep Skin Exfoliator, Anti Cellulite, Body Wash, Moisturizer & Detox for $13.95 (list price $35.00)

Dental Floss Pick 240 Picks FDA Approved Professional Threader Flosser with 4 Travel Case, FAMILIFE for $12.99 (list price $59.86)

Premium Bath Poufs [6-Pack] - Large Exfoliating Mesh Puff Shower Loofahs w/ Sponges for A More Luxurious Lather - The Best Body Wash Scrub Sponge with Handle - By Savvy Bath for $11.70 (list price $26.95)

Anjou Aromatherapy Top 12 Essential Oils Set, Include 100% Pure Lavender, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Bergamot, Frankincense, Lemon, Rosemary, Cinnamon, and Ylang-Ylang for $15.99 (list price $59.99)

Aickar Eyelash Curler - Professional Eyelash Curler Set with Eyelash Curler Refill, Eyelash Curler for Asian Eyes and American Eyes - Matte Silver for $9.96 (list price $9.96)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

First Aid Only All-purpose First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 299-Piece Kit for $14.94 (list price $26.74)

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid (Stainless Steel) for $23.99 (list price $29.99)

GCI Outdoor Everywhere Chair, Midnight for $36.78 (list price $39.99)

ProForm Hybrid Trainer for $350.00 (list price $404.23)

Aqua Quest Kona Pouch Running Belt - Water Resistant - Black for $22.55 (list price $33.95)

Thermos Intak 24 Ounce Hydration Bottle with Meter, Purple for $11.96 (list price $14.99)

Garmin vívosmart HR+ Regular Fit Activity Tracker - Black for $169.99 (list price $199.99)

TheraBand Exercise and Stability Ball for Improved Posture, Balance, Core Fitness, Coordination, Yoga, Pilates, Core Stability, Rehab, Pro Series SCP Slow Deflate Burst Resistant for (list price )

TuneBand for iPhone 7, Premium Sports Armband with Two Straps and Two Screen Protectors, BLACK for $21.99 (list price $29.99)

WORX TURBINE 12 Amp Corded Leaf Blower with 110 MPH and 600 CFM Output and Variable Speed Control – WG520 for $54.24 (list price $59.99)

Large Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Kids Young Color(Gentleman Black) for $24.99 (list price $32.99)

Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag for $54.00 (list price $93.86)

Extra Large Picnic & Outdoor Blanket Dual Layers For Outdoor Water-Resistant Handy Mat Tote Spring Summer Blue and White Striped Great for the Beach,Camping on Grass Waterproof Sandproof (SC-CM-01) for $15.99 (list price $29.99)

STIGA Advantage Table Tennis Table for $399.99 (list price $449.99)

TOOLS

Milwaukee 2407-22 M12 3/8 Drill Driver Kit for $109.00 (list price $233.00)

Yougai 38-piece Precision Computer Repair Tool Kit for iPad,iPhone,PC,Watch,Samsung and Other Smartphone Tablet Computer Electronic Devices for $13.59 (list price $40.99)

DEWALT DW1354 14-Piece Titanium Drill Bit Set for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

Bosch GMS120 Digital Multi-Scanner for $62.97 (list price $69.99)

Bosch PS11-102 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Max 3/8-Inch Right Angle Drill/Driver Kit with (1) High Capacity Battery and Charger for $99.00 (list price $131.80)

Megapro 211R2C36RD 13-In-1 Ratcheting Driver, Red for $27.67 (list price $37.96)

SE RA9228 228-Piece Rotary Tool Accessories Kit for $17.92 (list price $24.99)

Hyde Tool 06986 2-1/2-Inch Stiff 6-In-1 Multi-Tool for $7.74 (list price $9.75)

Stanley FMHT51249 FATMAX Anti Vibe Nailing Hammer, 14-Ounce for $32.52 (list price $34.99)

ThruNite Archer 2A V3 Cool White 500 Lumens AA LED Flashlight for $29.99 (list price $45.95)

Stanley STHT55135 Pry Bar Set for $10.70 (list price $16.00)

TEKTON Long Arm Hex Key Wrench Set, Inch/Metric, 26-Piece | 25252 for $13.19 (list price $14.99)

Jeronic 11-Inch Folding Step Stool Holds up to 300 lb for $9.95 (list price $16.99)

Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set for $11.24 (list price $19.75)

Stanley 43-511 Magnetic Shock Resistant Torpedo Level for $6.24 (list price $9.53)

Klein Tools 5139L 12-1/2-Inch Top-Grain Leather Zipper Bag,Tan for $30.40 (list price $39.14)

RAK Magnetic Wristband (1 Pack) with Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits - Best Unique Tool Gift for DIY Handyman, Father/Dad, Husband, Boyfriend, Men, Women (Black) for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

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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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