Are you still checking the Amazon Lightning Deals? They’re still going, with the occasional gem of a deal sandwiched inbetween a bunch of stuff that makes you go “Huh?”
I’ll confess that this time of year, I do my own fair bit of shopping. Ahem. I thought I’d give you a quickie rundown on a few recent purchases that made me happy, to do with what you will. (I am not being compensated in any way for any of this, and all products mentioned were bought with my own money. This is just stuff I like and want to tell you about.)
Electrolux Ergorapido Ultra 2 In 1 Stick Vacuum. I got this on a Lightning Deal for $59 (and as we all know, Lightning Deals have a way of repeating, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out). I bought it because both our Shark stick vac and our little Dustbuster have seen better days. It’s only been a week but so far I love this so much. The suction is excellent, having a light on the front is actually pretty nice, and I’m totally digging the 2-in-1 construction. I cut my son’s hair this morning and it sucked up a ton of hair afterward, no problems. Speaking of that…
… Wahl 79524-2501 Chrome Pro 24-Piece Haircut Kit. I have been cutting my family’s hair for… pretty much forever. This is my fourth set of clippers, and a completely un-planned-for purchase because my previous set is lost. (I don’t know. I cannot explain. They have to be somewhere here in the house, but my boys have grown shaggy as I continued insisting it would turn up. It never did.) You have no idea how annoyed I was to have to buy a new set, and I bought them at the current price ($26.97), which isn’t bad but isn’t the greatest steal ever. All of that said: These are the nicest clippers I’ve ever owned. They work great, they have every possible blade guard you might want, and they feel the best in my hand of any I’ve had (nice ergonomic design). Also, my kid tends to do interpretive dance while I’m cutting, and he didn’t end up with any bald spots. So there’s that. [Don't think you can cut hair? You totally can! There's tons of YouTube videos and such to get you started. This is a great way to save money and justify your own salon visits. Trust me.]
And finally, about a month ago at Fab.com (sorry, it’s not available there anymore, but I just got it in the mail last week), they had a bundle deal on The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and the matching 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. These will be Christmas gifts for my science-obsessed nerdling, but I can tell you right now that the book, in particular, is a bargain at any price. It is gorgeous but it’s also incredibly interesting and, unexpectedly, really funny. I am sneaking reading it at night because it’s just that good, and I am the person who used to fall asleep in science class.
Have an product recommendations to share from your recent shopping…?