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Google and Nest products are discounted for Mother’s Day

Google and Nest products are discounted for Mother’s Day


You still have time to think of the perfect gift

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Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12th, in the US, so you still have plenty of time to think up the perfect gift idea. In terms of what you should buy, only you know your mom best, but a device from Google’s discounted Home smart speaker lineup or a Nest device may be appealing. While these aren’t the best deals that we’ve seen, they’re still decent savings if you think your mom will be interested in a smart home upgrade. We’ve also listed a few other deals below that might be a perfect fit for your mom, and others that may be more suited to your own tastes.

The 2018 MacBook Air is down to $949.99, which is its lowest price yet at Amazon. Usually $1,199, this entry model is currently available in gold or space gray. Each is built with a 13.3-inch Retina display and has a dual-core 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

If you or your mom is into buying video game, TV show, or movie memorabilia, ThinkGeek is having a huge sale that ends later today. It’s offering 75 percent off of all products in its clearance section, then it’s knocking another 25 percent off of your cart’s grand total. ThinkGeek is a good place to go if you want to buy a quirky one-off gift or to fulfill very specific desires, like officially licensed Star Wars-themed gear or a decorated cookie jar with a Triforce from The Legend of Zelda on it.

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Amazon’s deal of the day includes the Ecovacs Deebot N79S robot vacuum for $149.99, which is half off its usual $299.99 price. It works on hard floors and carpets, and its battery has a two-hour runtime, which is long enough to clean most homes. Robot vacuums go on sale frequently, but this is a great price for an option that has received generally positive feedback at Amazon.

Snapmaker’s 3-in-1 3D printer is 15 percent off at Amazon. This is a rare discount for this capable machine, which is discounted to $679.15 for a limited time. This model is capable of more than most 3D printers; it can 3D print objects, of course, but it can also perform CNC carving and laser engraving on materials like wood, leather, acrylic, fabric, and more.

Switching lanes, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is $44.99 at Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy. This sale is applicable only to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game. (The PC version remains $59.99.) If you’re able to grapple with the game’s somewhat steep learning curve and difficult boss battles, there’s some very rewarding gameplay to enjoy here.