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TFD’s Weekly Amazon Prime Super-Sale Roundup

By | Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello all! Welcome to this week’s roundup of awesome + useful products currently at a big discount on Amazon. From the bigger investment items your home needs to the things that are nice to have, we’ll be letting you know when the stuff you’ve been wanting anyway has gone on sale (sometimes up to 78% off) so you can get the best deal possible! Thanks for reading — let’s jump right it!

1. S-JIANG Cutlery Set 18/10 Stainless Steel Flatware Set Kitchen Silverware Tableware Dinnerware Utensil Set, Gift Case Package (4 pcs)

78% off. I always thought copper-colored silverware would be too trendy-looking, and I was unsure how it’d look against plates, napkins, and other patterned and/or textured kitchen stuff. That is, however, until I popped into a Crate and Barrel the other weekend and saw a table set with them. They looked absolutely gorgeous, understated, rich, and stylish. They were, however, a bit expensive for the set, and there’s no way I could justify them since I already have a perfectly fine set at home. However, if you’re in need your very first flatware set, are upgrading a very well-worn set to something new, or looking for a fun home-warming present, the one above is a more affordable alternative. Nearly 80% off today too, so check it out!

2. Kamenstein Butterfly Wine Rack

42% off. In any home, I think that having a few nice bottles of wine displayed out on your countertop in some creative way is a functional way to store something while making it look like intentional home decor. When I first moved into my place, my parents bought me a wine rack in the shape of the Eiffel tower, which holds about six bottles of wine and is fairly small and compact. I did the same for a friend when she bought a house and bought her a wrought iron one, along with a decanter and bottle of red wine. The one above is 42% off today and would make a really stylish wine storage idea for your home or a thoughtful gift for a friend. Very reasonably priced I think, and it’s made of 100% real wood. Rad!

3. Medium Grey Twill Box With Zipper Lid; Soft Cloth Liner – 11″ X 11″ X 7″ Tall 

18% off. I often find myself drooling over those stylish storage bins for holding stuff like bathroom toiletries, art supplies, mail, and other knick-knacks, but hate how so many of them have no lids. What gives?! What about dust getting it?! What about a bug potentially crawling in and then having to get all freaked out upon discovering it?! No thanks. I love these beautiful and simple twill ones since they have a neutral color and a zipped top. They’re big enough to store stuff but won’t look bulky when placed on top of cabinets or inside closets. The set above is on solid discount, and would even make a nice addition to a pantry or for storing undergarments.

4. Richie House Women’s Short Sleeve Cotton Bathrobe Robe Size XS-XL RHW2753

29% off. Once I bought myself a very inexpensive cotton robe to throw on when I got out of the shower in the morning, and my routine became a lot more streamlined. Suddenly, I didn’t have to awkwardly stand around drinking coffee in a towel while I did my hair and makeup, and I also didn’t have to get dressed right away while my hair was soaking wet. I hang mine over the bathroom door and wear it a few times before washing it, and it’s super useful to have on hand. Sometimes I also bring it with me on trips in case a hotel doesn’t provide robes, and it packs pretty easily. This one has short sleeves, so it’s not too heavy, and you can still have mobility while getting ready. Check it out!

5. Real Simple 

83% off. Real Simple magazine is, hands down, my go-to magazine to read whenever I’m at the hair salon, doctor’s office, or getting a rare pedicure — any place where I’m out of the house and presented with an array of magazines. It’s always the one I go for. I love their photography, recipes, styling tips for home, fashion, and lifestyle stuff, and I think the whole thing is just beautifully designed. I don’t have many print subscriptions to magazines since I don’t like keeping clutter around the house or wasting paper, but this one I just might subscribe to since I enjoy ripping recipes out and clipping them together for future reference. This 12-month subscription is currently 83% off — almost too good to pass up. Check it out!

6. Stemless Wine Glass by Royal Set, 4-Pack, 15 Ounce Wine Tumbler Set 

61% off. Chelsea and I are HUGE fans of these stemless wine glasses, mostly because you can use them for literally any beverage and it makes it feel fancier. Iced coffee? Check. Thai iced tea? Check. A large serving of seltzer + soda + and a dash of Campari? Why the hell not. No need to reserve them for nights where you’re entertaining people — you can use them whenever for whatever. I also love that they’re difficult to knock over (since I’m clumsy), and they’re easier to clean than traditional wine glasses because you don’t have to be *as* careful with them. They’re very reasonably priced for a set of four, so check them out today!

7. Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Blender System with 40 oz Jar, 20 oz single Serve Blend-In Travel Jar & Chopper (58163), Grey & Black 

20% off. Who needs a fancy, expensive as hell $400 blender (I’m looking at you, Vitamix) when you can get a well-reviewed and high-quality one for a mere $39?! This Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 blender comes with a chopper and a 20oz single serving to-go container so you can take your breakfast or snack on the go. If you’re in the market for one of these, I would seriously recommend going for a less expensive, middle-of-the-road option and seeing if you actually like it and use it frequently enough to justify upgrading to a nicer model in time. Check out this roundup of winter smoothie recipes to whip up if you do invest in one of these!

8. PURE Shea Butter by Buena Skin | Organic, Raw, Unrefined, Cold-Pressed – Great To Use Alone or DIY Body Butters, Lotions, Soaps, Eczema & Stretch Mark Products, From Ghana – 8 oz

61% off. Shea butter is magical, end of story. This stuff seriously hydrates my skin without it feeling greasy, and a little bit goes a LONG way. I recommend investing in a jar of this stuff ASAP because it works wonders, especially in the winter season. This one, in particular, is 61% off today, so you can’t go wrong!

9. KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable Coffee Cup, 12 oz/Medium, Press

21% off. Frequently, I’ve been listening to one of the WNYC pledge drives and I hear them refer to a “keep cup,” and it always piques my interest as to what the heck they were talking about. Turns out, much like the uber-stylish Swell water bottles, these neat little cups keep your coffee warm using sustainably sourced materials and tempered glass which won’t break easily. Yes, they’re a bit of a splurge, but I like that these reusable cups are made of glass instead of plastic, are recyclable, and come in a bunch of beautiful colors. You can buy one in three different sizes: 8oz, 12oz, or 16oz, and with different colored lids. If you’re looking to take you at-home coffee routine out on the go, look into one of these! They’d also make a nice gift when paired with a bag of specialty coffee beans.

10. Headphone Stand Headset Holder New Bee Earphone Stand with Aluminum Supporting Bar Flexible Headrest ABS Solid Base for All Headphones Size (Black)

53% off. Ahh, a headphone holder! Something so simple that can make a world of difference with your work desk setup. Normally, I just toss my headphones onto my desk and grab them when I need them, but how impressive and #adult would it look to have an actual holder/stand for your headphones. It’d be a great way to store them so your desk looked neat and clean (and, not to mention they’d be out of the way in case you ever spilled something!). Since we’re moving into an office next month, I picked up one of these to use while working there, and I already feel like I’m creating better habits. They’re nearly half-off today, so check them out!

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