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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 25.

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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)

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Here's To Dad: 27 Father's Day Gifts He'll Love
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Whether he's Pops, Dad, Papa, or something else, let's face it, the father figure in your life probably knows best. This Father's Day, show your appreciation for those hard-earned life lessons with one of these gifts that he's guaranteed to love.

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1. MOUNTAIN PINT GLASS; $45

mountain glassware
North Drinkware

Portland-based company North Drinkware is known for stunning hand-blown glassware featuring replicas of mountains. The Oregon Pint captures the likeness of Mount Hood—the highest peak in the state at 11,250 feet high. There are also models for mountains in Washington, California, Colorado, and more.

Find It: North Drinkware

2. EAGLE CREEK ALL PURPOSE DUFFEL; $200

Designed in collaboration with three National Geographic Explorers, this duffel—which has 60 liters of space—is tough enough for the most adventurous dads. The pack unzippers to two large compartments, divided by mesh, that allow for easy organization and locating of whatever items are inside. Its moisture-wicking straps can be configured so dad can carry it as a duffel or wear it as a backpack, and weatherproof fabric allows it to be wiped down inside and out.

Find It: National Geographic

3. WHISKY STONES; $20

Whiskey Stones
Whiskey Stones

Instead of regular ice cubes that water down spirits, make sure Dad has whiskey stones. He can stick these handcrafted soapstone cubes in the freezer for four hours, pop them into his glass, and enjoy a cold, stiff drink.

Find It: Whisky Stones

4. OLUKAI KAHU; $90

It doesn’t get more comfortable than these kicks, which have a removable footbed with a gel insert, a drop-in heel—so dad can wear them as either shoes or slides—and a breathable nylon upper. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go to the Ama OluKai Foundation, which supports charities that honor Hawaii’s cultural heritage.

Find it: OluKai

5. IF YOU CAN READ THIS BRING ME A CUP OF COFFEE SOCKS; $10

coffee socks
Courtesy of The Perfect Pair, Etsy

For the father figure who loves his coffee and can be regularly found kicking back on a recliner: Help him send a message from the comfort of his chair with these socks that feature a plea for caffeine on the bottom. Bonus points if you bring him a cup of joe on Father's Day.

Find It: Etsy

6. DAD MAGAZINE; $10

Dad Magazine
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Dads are the source of endless internet fodder, from well-crafted dad jokes to heart-warming anecdotes from real-life fathers. This book-length parody magazine stemmed from the fake Dad Magazine covers that creators Jaya Saxena and Matt Lubchansky published on The Toast, the now-defunct feminist site edited by Daniel Mallory Ortberg and Nicole Cliffe. The periodical bills itself as being "for dads, by dads" and features pitch-perfect satirical articles on classic dad-friendly topics like tools, golf, and grilling.

Find It: Amazon

7. DARN TOUGH SOCKS RETRO CREW LIGHT; $20

These calf-high socks—which are mostly made of merino wool—wick moisture away from the skin and dry quickly. They’ll keep dad’s feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and thanks to the wool’s antimicrobial qualities, they won’t stink. Best of all, they come with a lifetime warranty.

Find It: Darn Tough

8. SPORT-BRELLA RECLINER CHAIR; $43

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Amazon

This outdoor recliner chair has a large built-in umbrella so dad can relax in the shade at the beach, by the campfire, or on the sidelines of your soccer game. In addition to three adjustable positions, the chair includes a detachable footrest, cup holder, and built-in bottle opener.

Find It: Amazon

9. PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE; $11

Paddle Your Own Canoe cover
Amazon

In his first memoir, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living, actor Nick Offerman (who made us laugh as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation) instructs readers on the finer points of woodworking, cooking meat, and growing facial hair. He also shares his philosophy on life, what it means to be a man, and tales of growing up in Minooka, Illinois.

Find It: Amazon

10. MOUNTAIN KHAKIS TATANKA SHIRT; $65

If your dad loves National Parks, this is the shirt for him. Made by the Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based Mountain Khakis, this 100 percent cotton jersey shirt comes in green or blue and features a pattern of little bison—including a few that are giving too-close tourists the boot.

Find It: Mountain Khakis

11. TRUNK CLUB; $25 STYLING FEE CREDITED TOWARD YOUR FINAL PURCHASE

clothing
Trunk Club

Dad can't be trusted to pick out his own clothes? Give him the gift of a box of swanky threads, curated by a personal stylist with Nordstrom's Trunk Club for Men. All he has to do is chat with a stylist online, answering questions about what he likes to wear. Then, a box will be shipped right to his door full of pieces for him to try on. He can return what he doesn't like for free and keep what he loves. A $25 styling fee is credit toward his final purchase.

Find It: Trunk Club

12. CREATE-A-DRAWER FROM BASIC OUTFITTERS; $60

Basic Outfitters clothing in drawers
Courtesy of Basic Outfitters

Don't forget socks and underwear! The Create-a-Drawer from Basic Outfitters (which you might recognize from Shark Tank) is a one stop shop for restocking on wardrobe basics. Put together a box of up to 17 pieces, including boxers, briefs, socks, undershirts, Henleys, hoodies, and sweatpants, for $60. With a wealth of classic colors and fun patterns in soft fabrics, there's something for every dad. Trust us: Basic Outfitters let us curate a box to sample and it was easy as can be to find things suited to the dad in our life.

Find It: Basic Outfitters

13. BLAIR'S "ORIGINAL" DEATH HOT SAUCE WITH SKULL KEY CHAIN; $13

hot sauce
Amazon

If your dad has a high tolerance for heat, challenge him to try the impossibly hot Blair's Original Death Sauce, which comes with a skull keychain.

Find It: Amazon

14. TRAVELAMBO SLIM WALLET; $12

Travelambo RFID Front Pocket Minimalist Slim Wallet
Amazon

If dad has been using the same worn out billfold since 1987, it's probably time for an upgrade. Travelambo's minimalist wallet is designed to hold everything he needs in an impressively slim frame.

Find It: Amazon

15. SELF-CHILLING BEER GLASSES; $40

Pint Glasses
Wayfair

Each of these pint glasses comes with a chilling cone that you put in the freezer for 30 minutes and then screw into the bottom of the cup. The cold core will keep dad's ale at the perfect temperature despite the summer heat.

Find It: Wayfair

16. WIRELESS MEAT THERMOMETER; $40

Ivation Long Range Wireless Thermometer
Amazon

This wireless meat thermometer allows dad to kick back with a beer and still monitor the grill from up to 300 feet away.

Find It: Amazon

17. SMOKER BOX; $50

smoker box
Williams Sonoma

This smoker box is the perfect addition to any culinary dad's grilling collection. He'll love experimenting with different smokey flavors.

Find It: Williams-Sonoma

18. DYSON COOL TOWER FAN; $399

Dyson 300906-01 Air Multiplier AM07 Tower Fan
Amazon

The uber-modern Dyson Cool tower fan is completely bladeless, using Air Multiplier technology to cool dad off. It's also quiet, easy to clean, and features a sleep timer.

Find It: Amazon

19. "HONESTLY" ABRAHAM LINCOLN MUG; $18

"Honestly" Abraham Lincoln Mug
Fishs Eddy

If your dad is a history nerd, he'll love this quirky mug from Fishs Eddy.

Find It: Fishs Eddy

20. HAMILTON AND BURR DUELING SHOTS; $18

Dueling Shots Hamilton and Burr
Fishs Eddy

These American-made "dueling" Hamilton and Burr shot glasses honor blasts from the past. Plus, they're cheaper than tickets to Hamilton.

Find It: Fishs Eddy

21. STANLEY CLASSIC GROWLER SET; $48

Stanley Classic Growler Set
Amazon

Perfect for camping or backyard BBQs, this set comes with a 64-ounce vacuum-insulated growler made of stainless steel that promises to keep beer cold for a full 24 hours. It also includes four tumblers in different colors so no one gets their drinks mixed up—if Dad feels like sharing, that is.

Find It: Stanley

22. SOG SYNC II BELT BUCKLE MULTI-TOOL; $80

belt buckle multi-tool
Sog

Fashion meets function in this multi-tool, which includes pliers, a ruler, a screwdriver, a wire crimper, scissors, a blade, and a three-sided file, among other tools. It folds down into a belt buckle and can also be clipped on a pack.

Find It: Sog

23. OTTERBOX TROOPER LT 30 COOLER; $300

coolers
Otterbox

This leak-proof cooler—which comes in three colors—has a puncture resistant nylon exterior, a wide opening to make getting food or drinks easy, and straps that allow it to be carried either on the shoulder or as a backpack. It can be opened with one hand and will keep ice for up to three days.

Find It: Otterbox

24. LEATHERMAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION PST; $275

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Leatherman

Dads who love Leatherman will want this multi-tool, which is based on the brand's original 1983 design. The 4-inch-long, 5.2-ounce tool has 11 tools, including four screwdrivers, pliers, a knife, and an awl; it comes with a wooden case, a leather sheath, a collector’s coin, and a t-shirt—not to mention a certificate of authenticity signed by Tim Leatherman himself.

Find It: Leatherman

25. COAL HEADWEAR THE FIELD HAT; $26

baseball cap
Coal Headwear

These adjustable ripstop cotton hats pair funny phrases with classic illustrations, a great fit for the Pop who loves his dad jokes.

Find It: Coal Headwear

26. BEER TASTING FLIGHT; $49

beer flight
Gilt

Dad will cherish this wooden set that includes space for up to four drafts and a chalkboard for marking what's on tap.

Find It: Gilt

27. 100 ESSENTIAL FILMS SCRATCH-OFF POSTER; $35

pop chart movies scratch off poster
Pop Chart Lab

This scratch-off poster from Pop Chart Lab features 100 classic films making it the perfect gift for film buffs with a den full of meticulously organized DVDs and Blu-rays.

Find It: Pop Chart Lab

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9 Gifts for Anyone Who Loves Bob Ross
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Do you know someone who's obsessed with The Joy of Painting host and happiest artist of all time, Bob Ross? Spread the good vibes and get them one of these awesome gifts.

1. HAPPY LITTLE TREES SHIRT; $20

happy little trees shirt
Courtesy of WilddChildWear

Nab this cute tee of one of Ross's most beloved phrases in one of seven colors, including yellow and mint.

Find It: Etsy

2. BOB ROSS SOCKS; $12

Bob Ross socks
Amazon

Get inspired from head to toe with these crew socks, which are available in both men's and women's sizes.

Find It: Amazon

3. QUOTE COASTERS; $12.50

Bob Ross Coasters
PeachyApricot

Bob Ross truly had a way with words. Snap up these handmade rubber coasters, emblazoned with some of his most joyful quotes.

Find It: PeachyApricot

4. BOB ROSS CHIA PET; $16

Bob Ross Chia Pet
Amazon

Bob Ross's most distinctive physical feature was, of course, his 'fro. And with all that volume, it seems obvious that he'd have his own Chia Pet. We think he'd want this happy little growth of sprouts to color your windowsill.

Find It: Amazon

5. HEAT-SENSITIVE MUG; $16

Bob Ross Heat Changing Mug
Amazon

Pour some coffee in this heat-sensitive mug and watch the canvas go from black to a calming nature scene.

Find It: Amazon

6. BOB ROSS FUNKO; $10

Bob Ross Funko
Amazon

Would seeing a Bob Ross miniature on your desk or shelf spark joy? Funko added the painter to their collection in 2017, and they also have versions of him with a raccoon and a giant paint brush.

Find It: Amazon

7. HAPPY TREES PINE-SCENTED AIR FRESHENER; $10

Bob Ross Air Freshener
Amazon

Hang this air freshener in your car and you'll be able to enjoy the piney scent of happy trees even if you're nowhere near a scenic, Rossian landscape.

Find It: Amazon

8. THE BOB ROSS COLORING BOOK; $13

The Bob Ross Coloring Book
Amazon

This official Bob Ross coloring book is full of authorized reproductions of Ross's own paintings, plus plenty of quotes from his well of wisdom.

Find It: Amazon

9. NO MISTAKES JUST HAPPY ACCIDENTS T-SHIRT; FROM $20

Bob Ross shirt
Amazon

Wear Ross's life philosophy with pride with this 100 percent cotton tee.

Find It: Amazon

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