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Bottle warming in a flash

I don’t know if this existed when my kids were babies and I just didn’t know about it or if it’s new, but if I’d needed a bottle warmer, I would’ve been delighted to discover this First Years Quick Serve Warmer available at Amazon for just $7.89. That’s about half off the regular price, and you can use it for baby food, too.

Honestly, if I’d had this when my kids were infants, I probably would’ve wrecked it at some point by trying to put my coffee in it. But I assume today’s young mothers are quite a bit smarter than I am.

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‘Tis the season to stock up on kids’ clothes

It may still be gray and dreary outside, but that’s fine—spring and summer will come before you know it, and there’s plenty of last year’s warm-weather clothes in the current clearance over at Children’s Place. (There’s also tons of cold-weather clearance, which you can either buy for now because your kids pulled that tricky winter break growth spurt move, or just stock up for next year.)

Most clearance is at 75% off, and everything else is at 50% off, and today there’s free shipping, too.

I know I whine about this every time I post a Children’s Place deal, but it is a lot less fun to have children in adult sizes. I miss the days of assembling entire wardrobes for them at one of these sales for, like, $50. Enjoy it while you can!

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I don’t know why, but I love it

This Madpax Spike Backpack is currently on Lightning Deal at Amazon for just $20.68 (instead of $60) and I know it’s weird and impractical, but I love it anyway.

There’s some kid out there who really wants to be a dinosaur or a mutant turtle who would love this, I just know it.

(If I needed a backpack, I would totally buy such a thing. I mean, it makes a statement, no? That statement might be “I am a real live cactus, beware,” but whatever.)

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Save on last-minute toys

Sure, you’d have to order and then go to the store and pick it up, but today’s daily deal at Target is an extra 20% off many top toy brands, automatically. Buying online and picking up will save you from some of the in-store mayhem, too. (Alternatively—depending on how patient your recipients are—you can go with the free shipping and just wrap up a picture for Christmas, I guess.)

Worth a look if you’ve just done the oh-no-the-piles-aren’t-even shuffle, at least.

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Welcome to the (Minecraft LEGO) Jungle

minecraft-jungle-legoSo the bad news is that this one won’t arrive in time for Christmas, so if you want it for that, go ahead and print out a picture to wrap up while you wait. The good news, though, is that right now Amazon has the LEGO Minecraft The Jungle Tree House available for $39.19.

This is a 706-piece set, including 6 Minecraft-themed minifigs (I am partial to the skeleton…), and I’m actually pretty relieved that LEGO didn’t start making these full-sized sets until my kid had aged out of this obsession. On the other hand, we only had the micro-worlds, so imagine all of the stepping on tiny, pointy pieces I went through. You kids today have it too good, I tell you.

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Dinosaurs popping out all over the place

sabuda-dinosI haven’t found a deal on a Sabuda & Reinhart pop-up book in a while, but they remain just about my favorite thing in the entire world. These are not pop-up books for toddlers—these are paper art, suitable for elementary age and above, and complete artistic masterpieces. (Sabuda & Reinhart books used to be my go-to baby shower gift, always with a quick but please don’t let little ones play with it note.)

Today Amazon has their Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs hardcover available for just $14.04—its lowest price ever—and while you won’t get it in time for Christmas, it’d still be a hard deal to pass up.

In fact, I bet if I went and rummaged around upstairs, I’d find our copy. Sure my teenagers want to sit down and peruse it with me, right? Maybe sit on my lap? (A girl can dream….)

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Heads up, Minecrafters

minecraft-cardsDid you know that there’s a Minecraft card game? Did you know that today it’s just $6.99 (its lowest price ever) at Amazon? It’s an add-on, so you’d need to throw it in with a larger order to avoid paying for shipping, but what a great stocking stuffer or have-on-hand gift for your favorite Minecrafters.

It averages 4.5 stars with nearly 200 reviews, too. Recommended for ages 8+.

That’sssssssss a very nice deck of cards you have there….

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Price drops on board games

There’s a number of board games starting to drop in price at Amazon—perfect for last-minute gifts, or to stock your gift closet. (You know how I love great deals on somewhat “generic” gifts, leaving you to look like a big spender later on!)

Check these out:
The Rose King for $7.98 (50% off)
Monarch for $9 (69% off)
Vikings on Board for $9 (75% off)
Batavia for $9.98 (76% off)
Risky Adventure for $11.82 (80% off)
Push a Monster for $12 (63% off)
Glux for $15.96 (60% off)
Risk: Legacy for $24.99 (58% off)
Alhambra: Big Box for $32 (60% off)

Happy gaming!

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Got Nerf?

Those sweet December price drops are starting to roll in at Amazon, and if you’ve got weaponry on your list—Nerf weaponry, that is; I don’t want to hear about anything that’s not made of foam—today’s your lucky day. Check out these price drops which are part of today’s Daily Deals, all of which are registering as “lowest price ever” on these items:

Nerf N-Strike GlowShot Blaster for $4.15 (78% off)
Nerf N-Strike BowStrike Blaster for $4.15 (48% off)
Nerf Modulus IonFire Blaster for $5.77 (62% off)
Nerf N-Strike Elite DualStrike Blaster for $7.11 (64% off)
Nerf Doomlands 2169 Vagabond Blaster
for $11.51 (54% off)
Nerf N-Strike Elite CrossBolt Blaster for $12.18 (51% off)
Nerf Modulus Motorized Blaster for $13.99 (53% off)

And if you need ammo refills:
Official Nerf N-Strike Elite Series 30-Dart Refill for $3.90 (57% off)
Official Nerf N-Strike Elite Series 75-Dart Refill for $7.67 (62% off)

(I’m all about peaceful alternatives, but I am a sucker for Nerf… especially at these prices.)

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Glory to the gamers

2017-gamer-guinnessAwww, I find myself a little sad that my son is too old for this, now—he used to love getting all the different Guinness books for the holidays, and this one, especially. Amazon has the 2017 Gamer’s Edition of the Guinness World Records book available for just $7, right now (half price, and its lowest price ever). This is a great gift for any elementary-to-middle-school-aged gamer, and you may find the high schoolers peeking at it, as well.

This was also always one of my favorite gift ideas for reluctant readers, as the contents are interesting but smallish chunks, so as not to be overwhelming.

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