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7 best deals on Amazon today

Father’s Day is less than one week away, meaning if you had plans on buying a gift or two but have yet to do so, time is running out. Maybe you know what you’re going to get and just have to go out and do it, or perhaps you still are not sure.

We understand how difficult shopping can be and while deadlines can help even the most ardent of procrastinators get their act together, they also come up faster than we expect. Fortunately we have Amazon to help, with a vast array of potential gifts.

Not only can we find pretty much anything on the site, but a lot of good stuff is on sale right now. And with fast shipping available, the perfect gift at a great price could arrive with plenty of time to spare.

Get that shopping done ASAP.

Every dad is different, and only you know what would make for a great gift. But with all that in mind, here is a list of some things we think would put a smile on any dad’s face.

For dads who like to cook

Good food makes everything better, and for dads who are masters of the kitchen or grill, this pre-seasoned cast iron skillet 2-piece set would be a great gift to receive. They boast a smooth finish and will provide even heat distribution.

Great for frying, baking, grilling, broiling, braising and sauteing, they can be used on grills, stoves or induction cook tops. Durable and easy to clean, they are normally $79.95 but right now are nearly 60 percent off.

Does dad want to get in better shape?

Maybe dad’s goal is to get fit, and one thing that would help is a fitness tracker. Enter the Fitbit Charge 2 HR, a fitness wristband that will track heart rate along with the normal Fitbit stuff.

The Fitbit will track the day’s activities, with steps, distance covered, floors climbed, sleep, active minutes and calories burned. It will also let you see who phone calls and texts have come from, with notifications clearly visible on the OLED display.

Usually $149.95, you can save 20 percent off your purchase.

Led dad listen to his jams wherever he is

Music, no matter what kind, tends to be enjoyed by all. That includes fathers, and this OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker will allow dad to bring his tunes with him wherever he goes.

Water resistant, it offers clear, high-quality sound in a stylish and portable package. By the pool or lake, on a hike or while camping, wherever dad is, this can come. It will easily connect to a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device with Bluetooth.

The speaker, which has 12 hours of play time, is usually $44.99 but the price has been slashed more than 50 percent.

Let dad enter the world of streaming

These days more and more people are cutting the cord and going with streaming options, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is one of the best options around.

With it, dad can enjoy thousands of channels, apps and Alexa skills while also having access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes with Netflix, Prime Videos, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, NBC and more. With a subscription to one of many service options, a TV with an HDMI port and a wireless internet signal, dad will be planted on the couch watching whatever he’d like in no time.

Normally $39.99, you can save 25 percent right now.

Give dad a personal assistant

There are a growing number of devices that help keep us organized, with smart speakers being among the most popular. Amazon’s Echo series is one of the best, with the Dot being a great option.

The second-generation model, it is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that will play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages and provide information. It will also read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV and more.

Echo Dot will also call or message anyone, and will hear voices from across the room. Normally $49.99, you can save 20 percent right now.

Give dad the tablet he always wanted

Talk about a device that can do pretty much anything, the Fire HD Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free would be a great gift for any dad. Its 10.1-inch display has more than 2 million pixels, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Perfect for watching full HD video, reading magazines, streaming content or playing games, the Fire HD Tablet comes in a 32 or 64-GB model, with expandable storage via a microSD slot.

Usually $149.99, you can take 20 percent off the price for the Fire HD Tablet now.

Keep it simple with a Kindle

Maybe dad is an avid reader, and if so the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader is an excellent idea. Available in black or white, it has a 300 ppi display with built-in adjustable light. That means it can be read day or night, without screen glare.

A single battery charge will last weeks, and Amazon Prime members read for free with unlimited access to more than a thousand titles.

Normally $119.99, the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader can be had for 17 percent off.

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