Today’s best Amazon deals feature some stellar products. (Photo: Anker / Instant Pot)

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Happy birthday, President Washington. Thanks for being the first leader of the free world, and thanks for letting a good chunk of Americans celebrate your birthday with a day off from work. Not only do many of us get to sleep a little later today and enjoy a long weekend, but we also get to reap the benefits of everything from major appliance discounts to sales on clothing and beauty products to discounts on just about anything you could want today. These sales are online as well as in-store so the unlucky folks who do have to work today (hi!) can still enjoy some of these Presidents Day perks, and I tracked down the best deals on Amazon to help get you started.

1. The most popular cooking tool of 2017 is on sale for the first time this year

Don’t miss the first Instant Pot sale of the year. (Photo: Instant Pot)

People have been going nuts for the Instant Pot for the last few years, and the IP DUO60 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker has been the king of this trend. It was one of the most popular items our readers bought in 2017, and now it’s on sale for the first time in 2018, discounted $10 off its usual $99. While we recently found out the Crock Pot Multi-Cooker is marginally better than the Instant Pot, this is still a formidable machine (I have it and use it at least 3-4 times every week).

Get the Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $88.64 and save $10

2. A highly rated memory foam mattress made with green tea

Green tea extract promises to keep your mattress feeling and smelling fresher longer. (Photo: Zinus)

In the market for a new mattress? Amazon’s got a Deal of the Day on a unique mattress that’s infused with green tea extract said to keep the material fresh. The memory foam conforms to your body, allowing for a more comfortable night’s sleep. With nearly 15,000 reviews and 4.3 out of 5 stars, it’s obvious there’s something good here. Considering the 38% discount and the low price (especially compared to popular mattresses like Tempur-Pedic and Casper that can reach into the thousands), this mattress could be perfect for you.

Get the Zinus Memory Foam 12-Inch Green Tea Mattress for $179 and save $110

3. The best affordable chef’s knife for only $30

A good chef’s knife is the only one you’ll ever really need. (Photo: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar)

We’ve tested a number of popular and high-end chef’s knives. And we found you don’t have to spend triple digits to get one that works like a charm. The Victorinox aced our tests and wowed the professional chef who tested them for its balance, sharpness, and precision. Right now, you can pick one up for just $30, an impressive discount from its usual $45 that looks to be a long-term price drop and not just a flash sale.

Get the Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef’s Knife for $30.11 and save $15

4. A water-resistant portable speaker that packs a punch

A portable speaker you can take virtually anywhere. (Photo: Anker)

Sick of listening to music through the speakers on your smartphone? No one can blame you, and right now there’s a solution on sale. Anker’s SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker has over 1,700 4- and 5-star reviews, and the fact that it’s water-resistant makes it extra versatile. Whether you want to bring it along on an adventure or just use it to sing along to your favorite songs in the show, it’s got a 24-hour playback time, meaning you can go longer between charges.

Get the Anker SoundCore 2 Portable Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker for $31.99 and save $8

Looking for more ways to shop today? Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale has some stellar deals on men’s and women’s fashion, and it ends today. DermStore is running a sitewide offer on popular brands that rarely go on sale. And there are loads fo fantastic Presidents Day appliances deals from all the major retailers.

Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.

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