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11 Things We’re Buying From Amazon This Month
We’re constantly monitoring Amazon for the best deals so you don’t have to. Here’s what’s in our shopping cart right now, a perfect Amazon gift guide.
Now House by Jonathan Adler Cloud Vase
Amazon has collaborated with popular mid-century modern-loving designer Jonathan Adler to launch the brand new, mid-priced Now House collection of furniture and accessories. It’s an up-to-date spin on the designer’s signature playful-chic aesthetic, with pastels, fractal patterns, and trendy terrazzo pieces. We especially love this cloud-inspired stonewear vase in mint, which Adler calls “the new white.”
To buy: $34, amazon.com
Echo Dot 3rd Generation
“Alexa, I’d like to buy two of your latest Echo Dots and get $10 off.” Right now, Amazon is offering this great deal on its 3rd-generation mini smart home speakers, which perform a range of functions — access your favorite music-streaming service, control lights and thermostats, hear the news, make hands-free calls, plus new features like tracking your fitness —and they come in a cool, textured finish in three colors: Black, Heather Gray and Sandstone. A perfect home tech addition to our Amazon gift guide.
To buy: $50 each (plus $10 off), amazon.com
Cotton Flour Sack Tea Towels
November 19th is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and Amazon has no shortage of awesome wares designed, manufactured, and sold by enterprising females. On our radar for fall are Heath and Harrow’s charming tea towels made by screen-printing fun designs like ginkgo leaves, acorns and porcupines onto cotton flour sacks using environmentally friendly water-based ink. The founder started her business from her kitchen table in Maine shortly after giving birth to her second baby.
To buy: $16, amazon.com
ThermoPro Wireless Remote Digital Meat Thermometer with Dual Probe
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and whether you’re roasting your first or fiftieth turkey, you’ll be grateful for a meat thermometer. This one has all the bells and whistles, too, not the least of which is a hands-free monitor with a large digital LCD screen that displays both food and oven temperatures and works up to 300 feet away, so you can spend time with your guests, guilt-free. It also has a timer, dual probes, and works with an oven, smoker or barbecue. Right now it’s 37% off, so trot on over and grab yours.
To buy: $57 (originally $90), amazon.com
Oster Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid
Looking for a different way to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey this year? Try slow-cooking your bird with a countertop appliance made just for the task. This 22-quart, stainless steel machine has been praised by thousands of Amazon reviewers for its ability to hold a turkey up to 26 pounds and transform it into a tender, juicy meal without all the fuss and uncertainty of traditional methods. The self-basting lid is a cherry on top.
To buy: $48, amazon.com
Levoit Cora Himalayan Salt Lamp
As temperatures drop and you spend more time nesting, optimize your indoor environment with this top-rated lamp hand-carved from Himalayan rock salt, which is believed to naturally purify the air, ease allergy symptoms, help promote better sleep, and even ease anxiety. This one comes with a dimmer switch and a one-year warranty, and it’s 19% off at the moment.
To buy: $13 (originally $16), amazon.com
Equinox All-Season White Quilted Comforter
It’s that time of year to turn up your thermostat and add some extra layers to your bed. This down-alternative comforter is 55% off right now and has almost 2,000 5-star reviews. It keeps you cozy with a siliconized-fiber fill and super-soft brushed-microfiber cover, but you can also use it as a duvet insert. Because it contains no down or duck feathers, it’s hypoallergenic — and plenty of customers say it’s the perfect weight to use year-round.
To buy: $27 (originally $60), amazon.com
Occasions 50-Piece China-Like Plastic Plates
Fine china is absolutely gorgeous — and totally impractical when you’re hosting dozens of guests. That’s why we’re opting for what we’ve dubbed “faux fancy” this year. This set of 50 heavy-duty dinner and salad plates look like real china, but they’re actually plastic, helping them stand up to crowded kitchens and clumsy revelers. Plus, they’re recyclable and BPA-free. Go ahead and give your dishwasher the night off.
To buy: $17, amazon.com
GoPets Dematting Comb
Thousands of Amazon reviewers say this device helps give their cats a purr-fect brushing without hurting them. The comb’s copious teeth and stainless steel blades are sharp enough to make tugging unnecessary, and an ergonomic handle makes the task painless for you, too. Right now is the time to grab one — it’s 47% off in honor of National Cat Day, October 29th.
To buy: $21 (originally $40), amazon.com
DryGuy Forced-Air Boot and Garment Dryer
No mudroom? No problem! Keep this brilliant contraption right next to your front door this fall. It uses forced air to dry your rainy, snowy boots, gloves, and garments without making much noise. It has a three-hour timer, so it’s okay to set it and forget it. Right now it’s 13% off.
To buy: $70 (originally $80), amazon.com
First Alert Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector
Have you updated your smoke alarms recently? Do they include carbon monoxide detectors? This Amazon bestselling device does both, and when it needs new batteries, it lets out a lifesaving chirp. Even better? It’s 59% off right now.
To buy: $23 (originally $55), amazon.com
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