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26 Cheap Black Friday Doodads Available on Amazon Before Cyber Monday

These 26 little knickknacks are perfect for the shopper on a budget.

Every Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopper has a mission. Some have a list of gifts they want, others are patient deal hunters waiting for a drop on a particularly pricey item. And then there are the people like me who just want a litany of cheap doodads and gadgets. I click "Add to cart" on every little thing I find cool and then kneel at the sight of my checkout page. These are the coolest Amazon gadgets you can find on the cheap during this Black Friday weekend.

If you're more of a shopping strategizer, we've got a list of the best overall Amazon Cyber Monday deals (along with some Amazon device-specific deals). We've also found great deals at Target, Walmart and Best Buy. And here's our running list of the best deals you can find just about anywhere. 

But if you're just looking for a white elephant gifta stocking stuffer or something small to treat yourself -- and you've got $20 or so burning a hole in your pocket -- read on for a truly random collection of Amazon deals that'll make you click "add to cart."

1. Saucemoto Dip Clip

We've all endured the humiliation of dripping ketchup on our pants while indulging in road-nug. Never again -- these dip holders clip right onto your car's vents.

2. Lip Smacker Coca-Cola 8-pack

Remember the thrill of a Lip Smacker variety pack? Amazon's got an eight-pack of Coca-Cola flavors (including the Fanta trifecta) for under $1 a tube.

3. A phone stand that looks like high heels

A chic way to hold your phone up while multitasking, this heeled phone stand comes in four colors, but only the Wizard of Oz-esque ruby red pair is this cheap.

4. LCD writing tablet toy

Like a Magna Doodle for the digital age, this tablet can be drawn on, cleared and drawn on again ad infinitum. No messy crayons or pads of paper necessary. And you may even be able to convince your toddler this is their iPad. 

5. Bath splash guard

This product seems like more of a nice-to-have until you begin nightly negotiations with an angry toddler. You don't have to live like that!

6. A 4-pack of Kasa smart plugs

In this hyperconnected world, you can never have enough smart plugs. Get one for each kitchen appliance and you can set up your own automated breakfast routine, just like how you always envisioned the future would be.

7. Wobble Wag Giggle dog toy

Fido deserves a gift, too. This dog toy giggles when shaken and glows in the dark, the perfect combination for pets who like to keep their owners from getting any shut-eye.

8. Bentgo stackable bento lunch box

You'll save more than you spend on this colorful bento box container, which includes plastic cutlery, two stackable compartments and the promise of enlivening your sad desk salad.

9. Handheld mini fan

A travel must-have: This ultraportable personal fan also works as a flashlight and a backup phone battery. And you can recharge it via USB.

10. Universal dust cleaning gel

This reusable goo gets in all the cracks and crevices of those hard-to-clean places, like computer keyboards and car consoles.

11. Electronic ATM piggy bank

You don't have to be a kid to love the idea of a password protected piggy bank. This mini ATM-style safe comes in a dozen colors and stores both paper money and coins.

12. An 18-pack of fine-tip pens

It's finally time to start that journaling practice you've been thinking about. With a rainbow of shades in satisfying 0.38-mm tips, these pens are a good way to get a jump on that bullet journal resolution before New Year's.

13. Christmas ornament ice cube molds

A festive Christmas tipple only becomes more so when you trade "on the rocks" for "on a piece of ice shaped like a tree ornament." This ice cube mold two-pack makes two different ornament shapes, which, it should go without saying, will also work for nonalcoholic bevvies. 

14. Mr. Coffee iced coffee maker

Forget hot coffee. Those in the know celebrate iced coffee season all year round. This ingenious gadget will save you a few Star-bucks a day, and it doesn't take up a ton of counter space either.

15. A 24-color nail art set

With so many colors, you can paint pretty much anything on your fingernails. The only limiting factor here is hand steadiness and artistic talent, which Amazon doesn't seem to have on sale. Clip the coupon to get the full discount for 20% off.

16. A 3-pack of hardcover metallic journals

No one needs another blank notebook. But three blank notebooks is another story. In some ways, the lined hardcover journal is the ultimate impulse purchase because it holds the potential for a brand-new start, the key to unlocking our hopes and dreams as we prepare to flip the calendar page anew.

17. Universal car headrest organizer hooks

Hang just about anything behind your car's headrest with these simple organizer hooks, which come four to a pack. These hooks would be especially useful for people who always seem to have shopping bags rolling around in the back seat.

18. A Hello Kitty Tamagotchi

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: The Tamagotchi is the perfect white elephant gift. It's also just a fun little nostalgia trifle that'll only cost you a few bucks and, probably, more hours of your life than you ever intended.

19. The Fullstar vegetable chopper

It slices, it dices, it spiralizes... Just about the only thing this versatile veggie-prepping kitchen gadget won't do is dam the tears that spring to your eyes when it gets to work on the onions.

20. Arctic Air Freedom personal air cooler

You might look a little dorky with this battery-operated cooling device around your neck, but you'll certainly feel cool.

21. 66 feet of LED Christmas string lights

These LED lights are festive enough for Christmas, but you'll probably want to keep them up through the winter for an extra dose of nondenominational hygge. With 200 individual lights, this 66-foot strand is safe for both indoor and outdoor use.

22. Unicorn drink markers

It's the only way you and your BFF can be sure you're not inadvertently swapping spit when sipping from identical cotton-candy martinis: drink markers that hang on the side of your glass so you know at a glance which one's yours. These cute little guys come six to a pack, each with a different color tail and mane.

23. The Taco vs. Burrito card game

After a discount, this by-kids-for-kids card game is 36% off its usual price.  

24. This wall-mounted toothbrush holder

Get the bathroom clutter off the vanity and onto this wall-mounted organizer instead. This thing holds a lot more than just toothbrushes, with a little makeup drawer and slots for water cups too. It even has a built-in toothpaste dispenser.

25. Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain pot strainer

When you're making pasta or trying to strain grease, this cool gadget is an amazing time saver. No more having to pull out a colander. Just clip it to the edge of your pan and it acts like a colander to strain off liquid without losing your delicious food.

26. The Conair portable fabric shaver

It's full-on sweater season, and if you want to keep those sweaters looking spiffy, you'll want to pick up this amazing little shaver. It has three settings, so you can adjust it depending on the fabric type. It's addictive too: Once you start shaving off those bits of fuzz and lint, it's hard to stop.

For more Cyber Monday deals, check out our list of things currently at their lowest prices ever. We also found a bunch of Best Buy deals that beat Amazon.