July 2015

Our gift guide features products that promote fun, excitement and wellness—and maybe a bit of adventure—as you enjoy your summer experience, indoors and out.


YayLabs! SoftShell Ice Cream Ball

As if making ice cream wasn’t fun enough, YayLabs! SoftShell Ice Cream Ball adds even more joy and play to the process. To use, mix natural ingredients (cream/milk/almond milk, sugar, vanilla) into one end of the ball and add ice and rock salt into the other end. Then roll, shake, or play for about 30 minutes for some delicious ice cream. YayLabs! SoftShell Ice Cream Ball is now available in pint size, letting you serve up fresh ice cream to enjoy with friends and family. The wide and shallow canister makes it easy to mix ingredients and scoop out ice cream. The built-in handles make opening the ends easy; flip back the handle and lay it on a table to allow easy access to stir ingredients or scoop out ice cream. The YayLabs! SoftShell Ice Cream Ball is constructed from food-safe, BPA-free materials. It includes a Pure & Simple recipe booklet. Visit IndustrialRev.com or Amazon.com.

 

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Kitchen Fun from Good Cook

The Peach Slicer by ProFreshionals from Good Cook was designed specifically for peaches. The peach wedger cleanly slices even segments, making it an ideal tool when baking peach cobbler or pie. The unique blade shape cuts around the shape of the peach pit, while the storage stand is designed to receive the blade and allow it to cut completely to the bottom of the peach. Kids can use the device safely and without making a mess.

The Ice Pop freezer by Sweet Creations from Good Cook makes 10 summer treats at one time. Fill the mold with your favorite fruit juice, smoothie, yogurt, even pudding, and cover with the lid. Each stick slot will suspend a regular size wooden stick in perfect position. Just freeze and pop them out for a delicious, refreshing and healthy summer snack. Visit GoodCook.com and Amazon.com.

 

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Ferrum Styler Minimizes Hair Damage

The Ferrum Professional Styler from Ladies & Gents is an antidote to the damaging effects of the summer sun on your hair. It produces impeccably styled, healthy hair with blowout volume and added shine. It is innovatively designed with a non-heated fabric pad opposite a tourmaline-coated ceramic plate featuring Nano 3 technology, three separate and powerful oxides. This allows heat to pass through hair during styling. Instead of stifling and singeing follicles between two heated plates, as traditional flat irons do, resulting in flat, lifeless hair, the Ferrum produces voluminous shiny hair with less frizz and damage. To learn more, visit ferrumiron.com or ladiesandgents.us.

 

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Apollo Tools Garden Sets Aid Breast Cancer Research

Gardening tools from Apollo Tools come mostly in pink, a nod to the fact that a portion of proceeds from the sale of the pink toolsets are earmarked for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Apollo Tools sells five different garden toolsets, from a 4-piece set to an 18-piece set, as well as a tool bucket organizer, in pink or green, that fits around any 5-gallon bucket. The toolsets feature some of the more practical garden tools, including pruning shears and a kneepad, among others. Each set of tools is housed in a sturdy blow-molded carrying case. Visit ApolloTools.com.

 

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Ten Year Journal for a Decade
of Memories

Summer is travel season—why not be unique and record all your fascinating trips and travel memories in a Journal 10 Ten Year Journal? Ten Year Journal provides the unique experience of putting actual pen to actual paper to create a permanent and tangible memoir.  Ten Year Journal includes dated and lined pages with room to record feelings, special moments, books read, what was eaten that day, local weather, world events or whatever happening stands out.

With Journal 10 Ten Year Journal, just a few scribbled sentences a day will become a decade of memories and observations that can be held in your hands.  Not only is journaling a great way to preserve your thoughts and experiences from 2015 and beyond, but it can also have daily health benefits as well.  Journaling is often used to help calm thoughts and bring stress levels down while helping to problem-solve or clarify thoughts on a complicated issue. The journal features a beautifully bound leather cover, and can certainly be used to record many of life’s great events, such as the first ten years of a child’s life.  For additional information, visit Journal10.com.

 

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Watermelon Tap Deluxe Kit

The Watermelon Tap Deluxe Kit from KegWorks turns an everyday watermelon into a drink-dispensing wonder-keg, a functional conversation piece at barbecues and picnics. This shank and faucet combo is easily installed into a standard, hollowed-out watermelon and will provide hassle-free dispensing for your premium cocktail creations. It's a fun-loving addition to all your sunshine-soaked parties and other events. The kit includes a Black faucet knob, 3-inch Shank, and Chrome faucet knob with brass lever. Watermelon Tap instructions are included. Visit KegWorks.com.

 

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Gardener’s Garden, the Ultimate Gardener’s Book

Gardener’s Garden from Phaidon is the ultimate garden book, both a collection of gardens from around the world and a resource for those seeking inspiration on garden design and planting.  Featuring over 250 permanent gardens by leading garden designers, horticulturalists and landscape architects, from the 14th century to the present day, and covering all key types and styles of garden, this well-illustrated compendium combines images, text, key information and captions for each of the featured gardens, appealing to both amateur and professional gardeners, as well as garden designers.

Among the types of gardens included are courtyard, rooftop, parks, orchards, vineyards, landscapes, kitchen gardens, Islamic, and water gardens, while styles include cottage, English, formal, alpine, tropical, Renaissance, Mediterranean and New Perennial. The book is easy to use, with images that tell the ‘story’ of each garden and show planting and design details. It is essential inspiration for anyone who loves gardening or visiting gardens. Informative summary texts explaining each garden and its design and planting features are written by leading garden and horticultural experts, including Edwinna von Baeyer, Ruth Chivers, Noel Kingsbury, Jill Raggett, Christine Reid and Lindsey Taylor.  Visit Phaidon.com.

 

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Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum

Suitable for wet or dry hair, Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum is an all-natural hydration system that protects against damage and frizz, while creating instant shine. The serum’s unique combination of hair loss fighting ingredients is perfect for those with weak, damaged, brittle strands and split ends. It provides immediate results because of an argan oil base and a complex combination of essential oils and vitamins like coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin E.

Designed to be paired with the Hair La Vie Hair Growth Vitamins for optimal hair health from the inside out, argan oil is the top ingredient. As a result, Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum heals damaged hair and stimulates the growth of strong, healthy follicles. Argan oil reverses the damage from chemicals and is very high in Vitamin E, promoting a healthy scalp to eliminate dandruff and itching. Coconut oil further prevents breakage, while biotin rich avocado oil deep conditions the hair, locks in moisture, and promotes healthy cell growth. The result is a lightweight, results driven oil that aids in the growth of strong and healthy hair. The serum contains no parabens, no phthalates, no dyes and no alcohol. Visit hairlavie.com.

 

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Out in a remote camping site and out of fresh drinking water? That’s a scary scenario, but carrying a LifeStraw with you can put you at ease—and help ensure that you’ll get the hydration you need. LifeStraw is a personal water filter that’s simple to use, small enough to fit in your pocket, and capable of filtering 1,000 liters of water—enough water for one person for an entire year. LifeStraw uses advanced hollow fiber technology that requires no chlorine and no iodine. It’s been shown to trap 99.99% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites.

Made of BPA-free Tritan, LifeStraw is lightweight and compact and utilizes an innovative hollow fibre membrane filter. It contains no chemicals (no iodine, chlorine, etc.) and leaves no after taste. It has a very high flow rate, includes a lanyard for easy transport and can be used periodically; simply put caps on the mouthpiece and end piece to store. LifeStraw is contained in a sealed bag and has no shelf life, making it perfect to store for emergencies. Visit TheGrommet.com.


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AMG Naturally Is Free of
Scents, Coloring

AMG Naturally, a new all-natural skin care line, is for all skin types, from acne prone skin to preventative and anti-aging needs. The five-piece AMG Naturally system is made from plant derived products, making it suitable for sensitive skin, new mothers, eco-conscious people, men, and teens and adults. The line is free of gluten, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, ethanolamine, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances and colors. All plants contain anti-aging cytokinins, which helps them live and grow stronger, and work on humans. In addition, the leaves and seeds of trees that grow in the Amazon supply minerals, peptides, flavonoids, polyphenols, and antioxidants, key skin-loving ingredients for turning back the clock.

The AMG Naturally products also include Sacha Inchi oil, found in the Peruvian Amazon and throughout South East Asia, and Moringa Oleifera, which comes from a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas. The five-step system includes a Hydrating Mist & Toner; Moringa Infused Daily Moisturizer Cream;: Botanical Elixir Moringa Oil with Sacha Inchi Oil; Moringa Infused Under Eye Serum; and Moringa Infused Night Time Repair Cream. Visit amgnaturally.com or amazon.com.

 

 

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Rootology: Breathe Free for
Nasal Relief

Summer is in full swing, and that means it's traveling season: weddings, vacations and escapes, But with flights causing the sniffles and destinations filled with new pollen, deteriorating nasal health can prevent us from fully enjoying a vacation. Rootology: Breathe Free may help. It provides fast-acting, non-drowsy and natural nasal and sinus relief that fits in your travel bag. A blend of 13 powerful herbal extracts, for most it works within minutes to support against congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, cough and headache. Whether the cause of discomfort is from pollen at a destination wedding, stagnant air on your flight, summer allergies or a cold, Rootology: Breathe Free is great to have on hand for nasal and sinus relief. Visit rootologyhealth.com.

 

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Grillbot for Easy Grill Cleaning

The Grillbot automatic grill cleaning robot takes the grunt work out of cleaning your grill, leaving you with more time to enjoy your friends, family, and the party. Simply place the Grillbot on your grill, press a button and the fully-automated Grillbot does the rest. The Grillbot’s wire brushes pop right off for easy cleaning and are dishwasher safe. Its rechargeable battery is designed to provide hours of hands-free grill cleaning; the base model requires six D batteries. The Grillbot is equipped with three high-power electric motors and is driven by a sophisticated CPU chip that controls the movement, speed, and direction of the brushes. An LCD alarm and timer notifies you when finished. Visit Grillbots.com.

 

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Turkey DunRite for a Healthier Bird

The Turkey DunRite lets you cook a turkey in the air, upside down, avoiding cooking the bird in its fatty juices. You still end up with moist turkey meat and crispy brown skin all over. After seasoning the turkey and stuffing only the neck end, slide the bird onto the saddle of the DunRite. Place the DunRite onto a large baking tray and put it in the oven or grill at 350-375 degrees. Cooking time is reduced to 13 minutes per pound, shortening the cooking time by a third and saving energy. All the juices flow into the breast and legs, and even leftovers stay moist for a week or more. There are still enough drippings to make a great gravy or sauce for the meal.  No basting required. Visit CameronsProducts.com.

 

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Corkcicle Canteen, Tumbler Keep
Drinks Cold or Hot

Ditch the cooler. Keep the cool. Enjoy your favorite cold or hot beverage anytime, anywhere. The Corkcicle Canteen features triple-insulated steel, easy-grip flat sides and a no-slip bottom. Drinks stay cold for more than 25hours and hot for 12 without freezing or sweating. The Corkcicle Canteen is available in 9-, 16- and 25-ounce sizes.

The Corkcicle Tumbler is crafted from triple-insulated stainless steel. The Tumbler keeps drinks cold for more than 9 hours or hot for 3 without freezing or sweating. Tumbler features easy-grip sides and a no-slip bottom. It is available in 16- and 24-ounce sizes. For more information, visit Corkcicle.com

 

 

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Sabre Personal Alarm for Travel Safety

Personal Alarm: The industry’s most compact Personal Alarm features a 110 dB dual siren which can be heard up to 300 feet. This discreet device resembles a memory stick and is user-friendly; simply remove the pin from keychain to sound alarm.  Available in black, pink and red, it attaches to a book bag, backpack, purse or key chain and helps deter dangerous threats and alert others when help is needed. The device requires 4xLR44 batteries, which are included. The pink version supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation, while the red version supports the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Visit Sabrered.com.

 

 

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The Spice Lab for Summer BBQs

The Spice Lab’s Olive Oil Dipping Herbs are a selection of six premium spice blends created for seasoning olive oil to use as dipping oil with artisan breads. From Mediterranean Citrus Herb to French Onion Garlic Blend, each herb mix imparts added flavor and extra taste.  Other choices include Rosemary Garlic Blend, Italian Spicy Sun Dried Tomato, Spicy Roasted Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato Parmesan. These herb blends, each available in a 2-ounce stand-up pouch, can be used to season meats and vegetables or mixed with oil and vinegar to make a vinaigrette salad dressing or marinade.

The Spice Lab also offers salt plates and bricks that will catch the eye, and the taste buds, of your summer BBQ guests.  You can place a salt plate atop your grill and cook meat on it, infusing delicious flavor and making a marvelous presentation when you’re ready to serve. Or you can freeze a salt plate or brick, a great conductor, and serve ice cream on it. Visit thespicelab.com to learn more. 

 

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Open Fire Pit Grill for Easy Grilling

The Open Fire Pit Grill from Camerons Products is designed with the outdoorsman in mind for greats camping trips, beach parties and other outings that call for some fun grilling with easy setup. The Open Fire Pit Grill features an extra-large 17 ¾-inch round non-stick grilling area with adjustable height. No tools are required. This must-have stainless grate, dishwasher-safe product can easily swing away from the fire to load or unload food, and comes with a convenient carrying bag. Easy to clean and store, the open Fire Pit Grill holds up to 12 pounds of food and has a specially designed arm that allows the grate to stay firm when loaded. Also try Camerons Food Warmer with Pan, which lets you cook and serve hot food right off the grill for up to one hour. The warmer features a nylon fiber exterior with an insulated interior silicone liner on both the top and the bottom. The unit withstands a temperature of up to 475 degrees. A generous 12 by 12 inch size, the grill warmer holds 18 burgers, or 40 hotdogs, or 14 steaks or 2 racks of ribs, or a combination of many grilled foods, while a velcro strip holds the lid in place. Visit CameronsProducts.com.

 

 

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Mood Deodorant to Lift Your Spirits

In a twist on aromatherapy, The Mood Factory has launched their Mini Mood Deodorants to help keep you fresh and elevate your mood. The all-natural, aluminum-free, USDA-certified Organic deodorants use a unique blend of carnauba wax, coconut oil, baking soda, and arrow root infused with unique oil blends that keep you smelling fresh without the harsh chemicals found in other deodorants. The travel size fits easily into handbags, carry-ons, gym bags, and backpacks to keep you fresh and happy on the go.  Swipe on Mood-Creativity before your boardroom meeting or Mood-Renewal after a rigorous workout.

The eight scents are Mood-Creativity: inspiring blend of cinnamon, spearmint, clary sage, geranium and rosemary; Mood-Energy: invigorating blend of orange, ginger, peppermint, mandarin and rosemary; Mood-Happiness: joyful and uplifting blend of lemon, bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit and lime; Mood-Passion: sensual blend of ylang ylang, rose, frankincense, jasmine, vanilla and geranium; Mood-Renewal: rejuvenating blend of bergamot, basil, scotch pine, lemongrass, rosemary, grand fir and eucalyptus; Mood-Sassy: spirited blend of grapefruit, black pepper, fennel and cajeput; Mood-Serenity: peaceful blend of ylang ylang, ravensara, vanilla, juniper and geranium; and Mood-Tranquility: calming blend of vanilla, lavender, jasmine and chamomile. Visit at themoodfactory.com.

 

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