The best deals on stuff that'll help you pass the time while social distancing

Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored
Updated Tue March 31, 2020

Social distancing is undeniably the right thing to do now, and it doesn't have to mean boredom, loneliness or anxiety. There are still plenty of ways to keep busy and stay healthy — physically, mentally and emotionally — without risking the spread of coronavirus.

We've rounded up some great deals to help you keep the cabin fever at bay. From products for de-stressing to games that will occupy the kids while you get some work done, check out our picks for social distancing-friendly deals below.

Fitness

Costway 800W Folding Treadmill ($319.99, originally $499.99; walmart.com)

Costway 800W Folding Treadmill

It's important to keep your body moving even if you're stuck inside. This affordable and foldable treadmill is great for those in cramped quarters who are itching to stretch their legs.

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Everyday Essentials High Density Foam Yoga Mat ($7.98 to 10.99, originally $9.99 to $20; walmart.com)

Everyday Essentials High Density Foam Yoga Mat

This highly rated, slip-resistant yoga mat is available in seven colors and three thicknesses. The mat comes with a carrying strap, so you can bring it to the studio when things settle down, and has a two-year warranty.

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ProForm Purse Kettlebell ($9.47 to $13.47, originally $12.77 to $15.99; walmart.com)

ProForm Purse Kettlebell

You don't need to go to a germ-infested gym to keep up with your strength training. Invest in a kettlebell and other weights to build muscle at home.

Gaming

Sega Genesis Mini Console ($59.99, originally $79.99; bestbuy.com)

Sega Genesis Mini Console

Stave off boredom by reliving your childhood with Sega's retro game console. The well-reviewed Mini comes with 40 built-in classics, including, of course, Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Madden NFL 20 for PlayStation 4 ($48.95, originally $59.99; walmart.com)

Madden NFL 20 for PlayStation 4

Professional sports may be canceled for the foreseeable future, but you can still get your fix with games like Madden.

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Wegiel Handmade European Ambassador Chess Set ($58.90, originally $89.99; amazon.com)

Wegiel Handmade European Ambassador Chess Set

For those who are into a different kind of gaming, check out this beautiful handmade chess set crafted from beech and birchwood. (And if you've never played chess, now is the perfect time to learn!)

Streaming

Roku Ultra Streaming Media Player ($84.88, originally $99.99; amazon.com)

Roku Ultra Streaming Media Player

This step up from the standard Roku comes fully loaded with channels that launch super fast, a lost remote finder, USB and micro SD ports, and more. It's ideal for streaming in HD, HDR and 4K.

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Samsung 55-inch 4K LED Smart TV ($349.99, originally $379.99; bestbuy.com)

Samsung 55-inch 4K LED Smart TV

An LED Smart TV can take movie nights to the next level. This 55-inch Samsung model has 4K resolution, two HDMI connections, and easy access to Netflix, Disney+, Hulu and more.

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Polk Audio Signature Series Bookshelf Speakers ($199, originally $259; bhphotovideo.com)

Polk Audio Signature Series Bookshelf Speakers

Movie theaters are closed, but that doesn't mean you can't have surround sound. These speakers get top marks for their sound clarity and power, despite their compact size.

Outdoors

Ozark Trail Oversized Cozy Camp Chair ($29, originally $39.95; walmart.com)

Ozark Trail Oversized Cozy Camp Chair

Social distancing doesn't rule out lounging in your yard (or on your roof, for apartment dwellers). Take a break from the computer screen to sit outside and read a book, listen to a podcast or just stare at the stars.

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Celestron 70mm Portable Refractor Telescope ($58.50, originally $89.95; amazon.com)

Celestron 70mm Portable Refractor Telescope

Speaking of stars, this entry-level telescope is perfect for when you're getting really stir crazy and want to remind yourself of the world beyond your socially distanced bubble.

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Portable Height Adjustable Basketball Hoop System Basketball Stand ($70.99, originally $118.32; walmart.com)

Portable Height Adjustable Basketball Hoop System Basketball Stand

For those lucky enough to have plenty of outdoor space, this would make another fun and healthy way to pass the time. The net's height is adjustable, so kids and grownups alike can take turns shooting hoops.

Kitchen and cooking

Instant Pot Duo 7-In-1 Pressure Cooker ($79, originally $99.95; amazon.com)

Instant Pot Duo 7-In-1 Pressure Cooker

Lots of Instant Pot models are on sale right now, so you can find the perfect one to keep your family full and happy without heading to a restaurant for takeout.

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KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender ($199.99, originally $219.98; target.com)

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender

Turn all those frozen fruits and veggies you've stocked up on into yummy, healthy smoothies with a highly rated blender from KitchenAid.

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Calphalon Simply 6-Piece Bakeware Set ($34.99, originally $50.99; macys.com)

Calphalon Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set

This kit comes with everything you need to make muffins, cakes and cookies at home.

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Shazo Food Storage Containers 40-Piece Set ($79.99, originally $119.99; amazon.com)

Shazo Food Storage Containers 40-Piece Set

Keep your stores of flour, beans and rice fresh with this massive set of airtight containers. The set comes with 14 measuring cups and spoons and is freezer-safe.

Crafting

Cricut EasyPress 2 Heat Press Machine ($86.99, originally $159.99; amazon.com)

Cricut EasyPress 2 Heat Press Machine

Hands-on arts and crafts projects are an excellent way to take your mind off things. This popular vinyl heat press from Cricut offers the perfect introduction to making your own unique tees, totes and more.

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PROkleber Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit ($25.99, originally $39.99; amazon.com)

PROkleber Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit

This kit includes 12 glue sticks and three silicone finger protectors, making it great for novices and glue gun masters alike.

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US Art Supply 162 Piece Deluxe Art Set ($49.96, originally $89.99; walmart.com)

US Art Supply 162 Piece Deluxe Art Set

With tons of colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, crayons and brushes, two sketch pads, a color-mixing wheel and more, this set has everything you need to play Picasso at home. It comes in a sleek wooden case with a handle and locking clasps for easy storage.

Cleaning

Dyson Motorhead V7 Cord-Free ($249.99, originally $299.99; target.com)

Dyson Motorhead V7 Cord-Free

Keep the dust bunnies at bay with this highly rated vacuum from trusted Dyson (and check out our guide to the best cordless vacuums as well). Not into cleaning? Shark's ION Robot Vacuum ($199, originally $299; walmart.com) will do it for you.

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EcoEgg Spray and Flip Double--Sided Mop ($16.49, originally $30.95; hsn.com)

EcoEgg Spray and Flip Double--Sided Mop

This mop comes with a built-in spray bottle, plus a double-sided microfiber and dry cleaning pad — meaning less waste. It's also got a retractable hook, so you can hang it in the closet when it's not being used to get your floors squeaky clean.

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Lanon Dishwashing Gloves with Cotton Liner ($9.99, originally $11.99; amazon.com)

Lanon Dishwashing Gloves with Cotton Liner

Working from home means you've probably been piling up a lot more dishes than usual throughout the day. Your hands are getting dry enough with constant hand-washing; protect them from further irritation with these reusable dishwashing gloves.

Working from home

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones ($199.99, originally $349.99; bestbuy.com)

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones

Invest in these highly rated noise-canceling headphones so you can actually focus on your work instead of your kids/spouse/neighbor who decided that quarantine is a perfect time to learn the guitar.

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5 Stars United Memory Foam Lumbar Pillow ($23.99, originally $29.99; amazon.com)

5 Stars United Memory Foam Lumbar Pillow

This cushion makes working from home a little more comfortable, if you're missing that ergonomic desk chair at your office.

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Logitech M570 Wireless Ergonomic Mouse ($29.99, originally $59.99; amazon.com)

Logitech M570 Wireless Ergonomic Mouse

Reduce the risk of carpal tunnel with this sculpted rollerball mouse from Logitech, which has an average of 4.5 stars and more than 20,000 reviews.

De-stressing

Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle ($16.88, originally $27.99; amazon.com)

Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle

A long-lasting candle in a scent like Bahama Breeze or Tahitian Nights will transport you to the long vacation you'll take when this is all over.

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'Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults' ($13.10, originally $16.95; amazon.com)

'Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults'

Adult coloring books were a big fad a couple of years ago, but now is a perfect time to dust them off. This one features gorgeous, intricate designs that will absorb you for hours. Coloring can be meditative, which is especially helpful these days.

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Amor Bath Bombs, Set of 10 ($23.97, originally $39.99; amazon.com)

Amor Bath Bombs, Set of 10

Turn your tub into a calming oasis with these handmade and vegan moisturizing bath bombs in 10 colors and scents.

Pets

BarkBox Memory Foam Dog Cuddler Bed ($59.99, originally $84.99; amazon.com)

BarkBox Memory Foam Dog Cuddler Bed

Get this super plush lounger for when your lap needs a break from your best friend/quarantine buddy. The removable liner is machine-washable in case there are any accidents.

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Outward Hound Ottosson Puzzle Brick Dog Toy ($18.10, originally $24.99; amazon.com)

Outward Hound Ottosson Puzzle Brick Dog Toy

Here's a treat-based toy for when your pup simply refuses to accept the fact that you're working and can't play right now.

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Rocco & Roxie Gourmet Jerky Dog Treats ($19.97, originally $29.99; amazon.com)

Rocco & Roxie Gourmet Jerky Dog Treats

Because being home means more chances to reward your pup for being a good boy or girl. These treats are free of artificial flavoring and the first ingredient is beef, so you can feel good about treating your fur baby more often.

Home organization and improvement

HSS 4 Tier Kitchen Cart with Bamboo Top ($119.88, originally $149.99; walmart.com)

HSS 4 Tier Kitchen Cart with Bamboo Top

The cart is a cute and convenient place to store all the new rolls of toilet paper you bought, among other things.

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Workpro 145 Piece Mechanic's Tool Set ($39.97, originally $67.49; walmart.com)

Workpro 145 Piece Mechanic's Tool Set

Score a new set for all those home improvement projects you've been putting off.

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Home-It Mop and Broom Holder ($13.99, originally $20; amazon.com)

Home-It Mop and Broom Holder

Because it's finally time to declutter the broom closet.

Reading

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet ($69.99, originally $99.99; amazon.com)

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

Buy all the books your kids love or rent them digitally from your local library, then read them on this 7-inch display.

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Missing Digit Workshop PagePal Page-Holder ($12.95, originally $29.95; amazon.com)

Missing Digit Workshop PagePal Page-Holder

A helpful accessory for those who prefer paper to e-readers, this page holder fits onto your thumb, allowing you to hold a book open with one hand and hold your wine glass (or anything else) with the other.

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Milliard Reading Pillow ($34.99, originally $49.99; amazon.com)

Milliard Reading Pillow

This pillow is filled with shredded memory foam, making it the perfect comfy backrest as you lose yourself in a good book.

Toys for kids

National Geographic Ultimate Natural Play Sand ($22.97, originally $27.99; walmart.com)

National Geographic Ultimate Natural Play Sand

Bring the beach to your living room with this play sand set. It should be enough to hold your kids over until summer.

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Crayola 3-in-1 Magnetic Double Easel with Letters and Numbers ($39.99, originally $59.99; walmart.com)

Crayola 3-in-1 Magnetic Double Easel with Letters and Numbers

This setup features a dry erase/magnetic board and a chalkboard to keep kids occupied. It also comes with 77 magnetic letters and can be folded for easy storage.

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Lego Disney Ariel's Storybook Adventures ($15.99, originally $19.99; target.com)

Lego Disney Ariel's Storybook Adventures

So you can finally take a break from re-watching "The Little Mermaid."

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Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.