Don't Wait on Wednesday's Best Amazon Deals

Amazon
Amazon

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 25.

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, AND MEDIA

Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch for Household Appliances, Wireless Remote Light Switch, White (Learning Code, 5Rx-2Tx) for $29.99 (list price $49.98)

Certified Refurbished Amazon Echo (1st Generation) for $79.99 (list price $164.99)

LEGO Creator Halloween Vampire and Bat 6137133 Building Kit (150 Piece) for $7.99 (list price $9.99)

AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers 4.0 with Waterproof IPX7,20W Bass Sound,Stereo Pairing,Durable Design for iPhone /iPod/iPad/Phones/Tablet/Echo dot,Good Gift(Orange) for $29.99 (list price $169.99)

Kindle E-reader - Black, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Built-In Audible, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers for $49.99 (list price $79.99)

Netgear Arlo Security System - 6 Wire-Free Hd Night Vision - Brown Box Surveillance Camera, White (VMS3630B-100NAS) for $479.99 (list price $629.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Receiver / Car Kit, Portable Wireless Audio Adapter 3.5mm Aux Stereo Output (Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, Built-in Microphone) for Home Audio Music Streaming Sound System for $12.69 (list price $25.99)

SoundPEATS In-Ear Headphones Noise Cancelling Earphones Stereo Earbud Headphones (Crystal Clear Sound, Comfort-Fit, Flat Cable, iPhone and Android Compatible) (BlaCK) for $8.99 (list price $15.99)

Outlander (2014) Season One (4 Discs) (Repackage) with Gift with Purchase for $21.99 (list price $39.99)

Crayola Modeling Dough Pony Play Land - 33 pieces for $12.49 (list price $19.99)

KITCHEN

Weston Burger Hamburger Press (07-0301), Makes 4 1/2" Patties, 1/4lb to 3/4lb for $12.76 (list price $17.99)

GLOUE Silicone Spatula Set - 4-piece 450oF Heat-Resistant Baking Spoon & Spatulas - Ergonomic Easy-to-Clean Seamless One-Piece Design - Nonstick - Dishwasher Safe - Solid Stainless Steel - Multicolor for $8.00 (list price $22.97)

Tensun Manual Can Opener Heavy Duty - Stainless Steel Smooth Edge Side Cut for Home and Kitchen Safety Can Jar Opener with Soft Grips Handle Cans Tin Lid Lifter for $12.99 (list price $25.99)

Blendtec TB-621-25 Total Blender Classic with WildSide+ Jar, Black (Certified Refurbished) for $189.99 (list price $224.97)

Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set for $25.99 (list price $27.59)

Hefty Slider Storage Bags (Gallon, 66 Count) for $5.76 (list price $9.67)

JavaPresse Coffee Company Manual Coffee Grinder for $23.99 (list price $59.99)

BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel, TO1303SB for $25.64 (list price $29.92)

Habor Digital Kitchen Timer Clock Cooking Timer Multifunction with Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing Stand, and Memory for Cooking Baking Exercise-Blue/White for $7.99 (list price $20.99)

Marquis by Waterford Markham Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Set of 4 for $30.99 (list price $100.00)

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set of 3 with Non-Slip Silicon Handles, Non-Skid Bottom, Measurement Marks, Grater Attachments and Leak-Proof Lids, Red, Chef Essential. for $33.89 (list price $59.99)

Zester, Raniaco Stainless Steel Grater, Cheese, Lemon, Ginger & Potato Zester with Plastic Cover, Long Ergonomic Handle with Rubber Base for $7.85 (list price $16.99)

Danby Designer 1.1 cu.ft. Countertop Microwave, Stainless Steel for $63.99 (list price $149.99)

Hamilton Beach 4-Piece Belgian Waffle Maker (26020) for $23.20 (list price $34.99)

HOME

Presto! 96% Biobased Liquid Laundry Detergent, Mountainside Herbal Scent, 106 Loads (2-pack, 40oz/53 loads each) for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Etekcity Wireless Dimmable Color LED Desk Lamp: Touch-Sensitive Control Panel, 256 Color Changing Base, 3 Adjustable Brightness Levels, USB Rechargeable 1000mAh Li-on Battery, White for $16.99 (list price $35.99)

Levoit Kyra Himalayan Salt Lamp, Natural Hymalain Pink Salt Rock Lamps(5-8 lbs,6.5-9" Height) Himilian Sea Salt Crystal Night Light with Touch Dimmer Switch,3 Bulbs,UL-Listed Cord & Luxury Gift Box for $35.99 (list price $39.99)

Vremi Collapsible Plastic Laundry Basket - Large Folding Pop Up Laundry Basket Space Saving Storage Container Organizer for Kids Toys or College Dorm Rooms - Decorative Laundry Hamper - Grey and White for $24.99 (list price $59.99)

Yazer Wool Dryer Balls, 6 - Pieces, White for $10.39 (list price $35.99)

iRobot Roomba 650 Robot Vacuum with Manufacturer's Warranty for $299.99 (list price $374.00)

Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Vivii Battery-powered Unscented LED Tealight Candles, Fake Candles, Tealights (36 Pack) for $13.99 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Nexcare Waterproof Clear Bandage Assorted Sizes, 50-Count Packages (Pack of 4) for $14.19 (list price $20.96)

Arvazallia Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner for Dry and Damaged Hair, 8.45 oz for $12.95 (list price $40.00)

HoMedics Triple Shiatsu Massage Cushion with Heat for $102.75 (list price $179.99)

Philips Norelco Multigroom All-In-One Series 3000, 13 attachment trimmer, MG3750 for $16.45 (list price $20.99)

Black Mask, Charcoal Peel Off Mask, Blackhead Mask Peel Off, ToullGo Purifying Peel-off Mask Black Mud Pore Removal Mask For Face Nose Acne Treatment Oil Control for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Baebody Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Face, Professional Anti-Aging Topical Facial Serum w Vitamin C & Vitamin E, Reduces Wrinkles & Fine Lines for Radiant and Younger Looking Skin, 1oz for $12.95 (list price $49.99)

Oral-B White Pro 1000 Power Rechargeable Toothbrush Powered by Braun for $39.99 (list price $50.00)

DenTek Slim Brush, Professional Interdental Cleaners, Tight Teeth, Mouthwash Mint, 32 Count for $3.85 (list price $4.99)

Crest 3D White Glamorous White Whitestrips Dental Teeth Whitening Strips Kit, 14 Treatments - Lasts 6 Months & Beyond for $34.99 (list price $44.99)

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream, Extra-Dry Skin, 1.7 Oz for $14.62 (list price $18.98)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Qually United - a Must Have 18" Best BBQ Grill Brush 3 in 1, Durable and Effective, Barbecue Grill Brush Bristles are Made of Stainless Steel Woven Wire - a Perfect Gift for All Barbecue Lovers for $14.95 (list price $39.95)

GoFloats Unicorn Costume Tube - Giant Inflatable Unicorn with Suspenders - Must Have for Halloween - New for 2017 for $24.99 (list price $39.99)

Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro Roller for Core Workouts for $33.99 (list price $39.99)

Phone Holder for Bike, VAVA Bike Phone Mount with Dual Strap & Magnet Support, Magnetic Bicycle Phone Holder, Motorbike Mount for Both Smartphone and Action Camera for $10.99 (list price $15.99)

Best Choice Products Hammock 59" Cotton Double Wide Solid Wood Spreader Outdoor Patio Yard Hammock for $30.55 (list price $39.49)

Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife with 9.5 cm (3.75 Inch) Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade and Swedish FireSteel Fire Starter, Black for $24.82 (list price $29.31)

Melnor Metal Pulsating Sprinkler for $13.99 (list price $20.44)

GDEALER 120 Led 39ft Fairy Lights Fairy String Lights Battery Operated Waterproof 8 Modes Remote Control String Lights Copper Wire Firefly lights for Bedroom Wedding Festival Decor Cool White for $9.89 (list price $21.99)

Reehut 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density NBR Exercise Yoga Mat for Pilates, Fitness & Workout w/ Carrying Strap (Grey) for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

TOOLS

Black & Decker BD2KITCDDI 20V MAX Drill/Driver Impact Combo Kit for $59.99 (list price $99.99)

Black & Decker WM425-A Portable 550-Pound Project Center and Vise for $79.99 (list price $100.84)

Escolite UV Flashlight Black Light, 51 LED 395 nM Ultraviolet Blacklight Detector for Dog Urine, Pet Stains and Bed Bug for $10.50 (list price $25.99)

Hydroluxe Full-Chrome 24 Function Ultra-Luxury 3-way 2 in 1 Shower-Head /Handheld-Shower Combo for $24.99 (list price $54.99)

Clauss Titanium Bonded Bent Snips, 7" for $7.13 (list price $8.86)

Stanley 51-167 22-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Framing Hammer for $25.83 (list price $32.99)

Master Lock Padlock, Standard Dial Combination Lock, 1-7/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1505D for $5.62 (list price $6.93)

WORX WORXSAW 4-1/2" Compact Circular Saw – WX429L for $57.00 (list price $69.00)

Dremel 710-08 All-Purpose Rotary Accessory Kit, 160-Piece for $25.00 (list price $44.74)

Bosch GLM 20 Compact Laser Measure with Backlit Display, 65' for $39.98 (list price $49.99)

11 Thoughtful Gifts for Secret Santa and White Elephant Exchanges

Uncommon Goods
Uncommon Goods

Finding a suitable gift for a Secret Santa, Yankee, or white elephant exchange can be challenging, especially if you don’t know the recipient all that well. We wanted to help, so we found 11 items that anyone would be happy to receive.

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1. Bourbon-Infused Coffee

We could all use a little kick in the morning, and this Tennessee-brewed coffee is sure to do the trick. A splash of Kentucky bourbon lends the Arabica beans their unique aroma and flavor, but it doesn’t actually contain alcohol, so it’s plenty safe for sipping at the office.

Find It at Uncommon Goods for $20.

2. Bento 3-in-1 Splash Box

A set of containers
Amazon

Plastic-free is increasingly becoming the new norm. The Splash Box has three non-toxic stainless steel food trays that lock together for easy transport, while simultaneously keeping your peas apart from your mashed potatoes. It’s leak-proof, shatter-proof, and safe for the dishwasher, oven, and toaster oven on medium heat.

Find It on Amazon for $35.

3. Clinique Mascara and Balm Travel Ornament Set

A makeup set
Walmart

This travel kit is the perfect accessory for frequent fliers who want to freshen up after touching down in a new city or country. Clinique’s black High Impact mascara and cleansing balm are wrapped up in a convenient—and TSA-approved!—travel ornament.

Find It at Walmart for $16 and also at these other retailers:

4. “Weird & Wacky USA” Jigsaw Puzzle

A U.S. map puzzle
True South

Help someone discover the quirky side of America with this 500-piece puzzle illustrated by an award-winning designer. Colorful icons highlight the odd roadside attractions in each state, and who knows—it might even inspire an unforgettable road trip.

Find It at the True South Puzzle Company for $27.

5. Italian Chesemaking Kit

The cheesemaking kit
Uncommon Goods

Give the gift of good cheese this season with a DIY kit. The box holds enough ingredients to make 10 batches of cheese, including classic varieties such as mozzarella, burrata, and ricotta. No prior cheesemaking experience necessary.

Find It at Uncommon Goods for $25.

6. Jam Hang Up Portable Bluetooth Speaker

A portable speaker
Best Buy

Music lovers will appreciate this durable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in suction and stick pad. They can slap it on a shower wall, mirror, or other smooth surface around the house or backyard and get their groove on. It can be submerged in water for 30 minutes and comes with a rechargeable battery.

Find It at these retailers:

7. SmartKlear Carbon Smartphone Cleaner

A smartphone cleaner
The Grommet

NASA uses SmartKlear’s carbon cleaning technology in its space station, and it can now be used to scrub the germs and grime from any smartphone or electronic screen. Simply swipe the device across a screen, and the carbon substance it contains will get to work repelling any dirt or oil it encounters.

Find It at Amazon for $16 and also at these other retailers:

8. The Tile Mate

The Tile Mate and Slim Combo Pack
Amazon

We all know that one person who’s constantly misplacing their things. The Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker will help jog their memory. It hooks onto keychains, suitcases, purses, bikes, and more to help the user find their items via a companion app. It also works in reverse: Pressing a button on the Tile Mate makes the user’s phone ring, even when it’s on silent.

Find It on Amazon for $10 and also at these other retailers:

9. Homesick Books Candle

The Books candle
Homesick Candles

The Books candle from Homesick would make a thoughtful gift for any bibliophile who already has a stack of unread novels at home. Top notes of orange and nutmeg are rounded out by earthy fragrances like sandalwood and cedarwood. Splashes of vanilla, balsam, and amber form the base and help recreate the unmistakable scent of a good book.

Find It at Homesick Candles for $30 and also at these other retailers:

10. Chocolate-Covered Snowman Oreos

A box of chocolate-covered Oreos
Amazon

Who doesn’t love holiday-themed chocolates? These milk chocolate-drizzled Oreos from Philadelphia Candies come with candy snowmen on top. There’s also a dark chocolate version, as well as a milk chocolate version with winter snowflakes on top.

Find It on Amazon for $15.

11. Ulla Hydration Reminder Bottle

The water bottle on a desk
The Grommet

We often forget to stay hydrated, but this water bottle accessory from Ulla makes it easy to foster healthy habits. The silicone band fits over most bottles and sends out reminders to take a swig any time the user has gone too long without water. Get one for a health-conscious coworker, or perhaps that one person you know who seems to be subsisting solely on coffee.

Find It at The Grommet for $25 or on Amazon for $29.

11 Brilliant Gifts $10 and Up

iStock
iStock

This year, rock Secret Santa with ease. These 11 budget-friendly ideas are ideal for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges, and last-minute presents.

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1. Bomioli Rocco Selecta Decanter

whiskey decanter
Amazon

Even those with the most discerning taste will appreciate this affordable, Italian-made decanter with matching stopper. Its elaborate cut-glass pattern gives an air of sophistication to any whiskey of choice and it's even dishwasher-safe.

Find It at Amazon for $13 and also at these other retailers:

2. Square Jellyfish Micro Tripod

Banish blurry photos and shaky video with this foldable tripod. The lightweight gadget is compatible with smartphones, mini tablets, and small cameras—and is perfect for the person who's constantly capturing moments on the go.

Find It at Amazon for $10 at also at these other retailers:

3. Craft Beer Pretzel Mix Trio

craft beer pretzel mix
Uncommon Goods

An appetizing plan: Just add beer to this mix to create soft, salty pretzels in less than an hour. Include a beloved brew alongside this gift to really show you care. According to the markers, darker beers will create a heartier dough while lighter beers will add more of a citrus taste.

Find It at UncommonGoods for $25.

4. Tree In A Box

This tree kit includes everything your loved one will need to show off their green thumb, including a packet of tree seeds, a biodegradable peat pot, nutrient soil pellet, and a how-to guide packed with simple-to-follow steps. There are plenty of tree options available from sycamore to ponderosa pine.

Find It at Tree In A Box for $6.

5. Oliver Champagne Cork Appetizer Plate

Serve up festive appetizer plates to your favorite holiday hostess. Each microwave-safe dish features a mixed-media illustration, like the one above which shows a stick figure marching with a champagne cork hat and toothpick baton.

Find It at CB2 for $3.

6. Sakura Blossom Bar Soap

Give the gift of relaxation. Apple, citrus, and heliotrope create a calming combination, and best of all, this soap is vegan and cruelty-free.

Find It at Soap & Paper for $8.

7. "French Picnic" Salt Blend

Ocean salt combined with mustard, garlic, and herbs makes this artisanal blend a must-have in any foodie’s kitchen. Sprinkle the homemade mix over veggies or chicken to transport taste buds to France. Other available options include the Magic Unicorn blend (salt, paprika, rosemary, and garlic) and Hot Steve (salt, cayenne, chipotle, orange, garlic, and smoked paprika).

Find It at Etsy for $8.

8. The Tocca Try-It Kit

Shopping for a fickle fashionista can be tricky, so hedge your bets and give them four perfume options in this sampler kit from TOCCA. Each scent has its own signature mix with personality, from Emelia’s fruity zest of clementine and fig to Florence’s sophisticated florals of jasmine and iris.

Find It at Birchbox for $7.

9. BB-8 Droid Coin Bank

Perfect for the Star Wars fan in your life, this ceramic bank is shaped like the BB-8 droid from The Force Awakens. The slot in the back makes saving for a rainy day easy, and all the painted details turn this bank into a fantastic addition to any Star Wars collection.

Find It at Amazon for $10.

10. Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags

College kids and cheese sandwich-enthusiasts can up their grilled cheese game with these toaster bags. Slide a sandwich or leftover pizza slice into one of these bags and pop it in the toaster. The gooey contents are protected from becoming a burnt mess, thanks to the bags’ Teflon coating. Each bag is dishwasher-safe and lasts for 50 grilled cheese sandwiches.

Find It at UncommonGoods or $10.

11. Funko's Pop! TV Figures

Help a friend or family member honor another year of standout television with these mini figurines. The collection includes characters from The Flash, The Walking Dead, Golden Girls, Game of Thrones (like Daenerys Targaryen, pictured above), and more.

Find It at Amazon for $7 and up and also at these other retailers:

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