9 Great Products to Get at Amazon on Monday

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Sometimes, the best gifts are the things your loved ones need, rather than what they want. During Amazon’s “12 Days of Deals,” you can find plenty of housewares, craft supplies and stocking stuffers. Here are just a few big bargains to help get you started.

All of these items get at least four stars from reviewers, and many are 50 percent off or more. But first, be sure you’ve compared prices with other sites on the web, so you know you’re getting the best.

And remember, these don’t have to be gifts for others — why not treat yourself this holiday season?

. The blades have a nonstick coating that makes them resistant to corrosion and tape adhesives, so they’ll last much longer than expected.

The titanium bonded blades last six times longer than the previous design and come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.


takes center stage with its brick-layered crystal design. Get it for a hostess or start a collection of timeless pieces for someone you love.

Made of crystal, the Mikasa Palazzo Bowl looks beautiful with any home décor. The bowl measures seven inches in diameter. When cleaning, hand wash with warm water and mild detergent; dry immediately.


comes in a pack of six, so you can give a couple and keep a couple for your own handyman workshop.

The block and handle are made from plastic foam and have a comfortable grip. The polystyrene bristles resist water, wear and shearing. They’re also flagged to capture fine particles.


is perfect for them. It has an ergonomic shape and fanciful arrow clip that looks polished on display. Plus, this pen already comes in a gift box. All you have to do is put a bow on it.

The Parker IM Fountain Pen has a glossy black finish with gold trim. It has a durable stainless steel fine tip for authentic writing and comes with a long blue Quink ink cartridge.


are an inspired design that can be dressed up for a New Year’s party or dressed down with jeans and a patterned tunic. Either way, they’re a sure thing.

The earrings are hand-crafted in bronze with a fine silver plating for durability. They are accented with 18-karat yellow gold and feature a click post closure.


makes routine cleaning a breeze. Its detachable tube reaches the ceiling, baseboards, upholstery, curtains and even the crevices of your car. This is the most practical gift of all!

The vacuum features a multi-cyclonic filtration system and washable HEPA filter. It comes with several attachments, including an electric floor brush, nozzle and furniture brush. It’s powered by a durable lithium-ion battery, which can run about 30 minutes before fading. Within three hours, the cordless vacuum is fully charged again.


. The 8-ounce pump bottle is good for desks, playrooms and kitchen sinks. With one case, you get four bottles, so you can spread the love — not the germs.

Purell kills as many germs as two squirts of any other national brand. This formula is enhanced with four skin conditioning agents.


. This gift comes with 24 rich, creamy pigments for easy blending and shading.

These pastel sticks are stronger than the standard pastels, so there’s less breakage and less mess to clean up. They can be used wet or dry for artistic effect.


. The electric can opener features SureCut patented technology and comes in a sleek black design with chrome accents. It’s the one kitchen accessory everyone needs.

The can opener has a removable cutting unit for easy cleaning. It also features a knife sharpener, cord storage and automatic shutoff. The entire unit stands a little over 10 inches tall.


Don’t forget, if you’re not getting cash back every time you shop online, you’re leaving money on the table. A site like Ebates makes it easy. Just provide an email address, and you can get up to 40 percent cash back at more than 2,500 retailers. Learn more here.

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