As anyone who has planned a large meal can tell you, planning a large meal takes an enormous amount of time and labor, and it's easy to accidentally leave everything to the catastrophic last minute. Today, Amazon relieves some of the pressure with a nice sale on Thanksgiving (and other big party) gear.

This colorway is sweet. (Gotham Steel)
This colorway is sweet. (Gotham Steel)

Until the end of the day, you can nab discounts on a whole gang of different dinner party and meal preparation supplies, just in time for Turkey Day. Need pots and pans? Get the handsome orange and graphite (cool) set from Gotham Steel for only $74, down from $200. How about recyclable beer and wine glasses that look like actual glass? Tossware has you covered for $10.50 a dozen, down from $15. The sale includes niche items like fat separators, steak knives and a lot more, so check it out if you think you're missing anything, because they've probably got it.

No joke, this thing is lethal. (Nerf)
No joke, this thing is lethal. (Nerf)

Back in 2014, I was living with my buddy in his gigantic house. One day we were at Target, and we impulse bought like half a dozen Nerf guns, and spent a couple of months shooting each other with them at random, plus having the occasional Nerf war in his giant living room/kitchen/hallways. It was just as fun as it sounded.

Now, you can live my mid-20s at a discount. Through the week, take 50% off one Nerf gun when you get another. My pick is the excellent N-Strike Elite Triad EX-3 Blaster (only $5!), a 3-barrel Nerf pistol which shoots soft foam darts with surprising accuracy, distance and force. This is the by far the best Nerf gun for accidentally shooting your friend in the eye, having him go "OW FUCK DUDE, STOP! STOP!," and then you and your other friend laughing at him. It's an add-on item, so you should pair it with the N-Strike Elite Disruptor ($10), which is more of a shotgun and better for diving around corners and firing behind couches.

PRO TIP: Get extra darts ($5) because you will lose all of them immediately.

(Braun)
(Braun)

Shaving: you gotta do it. Shaving is an expensive pain in the ass, which makes Amazon's 25% off sale on men's and women's electric shavers a nice respite from the endless money pit of personal hygene. My pick is the 4.5 starred Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3010s  ($35, down from $70, pictured), which is waterproof, rechargeable and shaves wet or dry.

(Amazon)
(Amazon)

If you're still thinking about turning your home into a smart home, Amazon's celebrating "smart home month" with a bunch of deals on smart home bundles through the 23rd.