Another year for some great gift ideas for the lawn & garden and outdoor enthusiasts.
Toro Flex Force 60V Lawn Equipment
Toro’s Flex Force family of battery-powered products has been making a splash in the lawncare space! The Flex Force battery can be used across the entire suite of more than 35 products including lawn mowers, blowers, pole saws, and string trimmers. You can view the line of battery-powered products here: https://flexforce.toro.com/products/ and see my review of the Toro Recycler Battery Mower here
Octo Respirator Masks
Plenty of DIYers, woodworkers, gardeners, camping enthusiasts, etc. forgets that damage can be done to their respiratory systems when working on yard projects, painting, using toxic chemicals, or doing clean-up work (mold spores). Unfortunately, those contaminants join a host of others — viruses, smoke particles, and silica dust to name a few—in the air.
To add a valuable layer of respiratory protection, OCTO’s respirator mask, is a self-contained face mask that provides above N95 level protection, can be easily sterilized in boiling water, has no replacement parts, and has a 10-shelf life. The ORM can be used while tinkering or doing manly projects around the house (construction, painting) as well as for travel, and to reduce allergy symptoms during high allergy seasons (or filter out pollen in the spring!), and are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who value maintaining a stocked “go bag/bug out bag” for unexpected emergencies.
One of the most convenient items I tried this year was the Moovit Platoon. Its like a baby stroller for all your goods. Super easy to maneuver and it holds quite a bit. I took it on a camping weekend and it was a lifesaver moving all the camping gear from the truck to the campsite. Rolled over the terrain like silk. Highly recommended if you haul stuff. Can even double as a personal shopping cart.
Pro Spin Table Tennis Set
The Portable All-in-One Table Tennis Set is what you need if you want to play table tennis, but don’t have a proper table! Play anytime, on any table! Complete with a retractable net, 2 high-performance table tennis paddles, and 3 white balls. Includes a premium case for easy storage and travel.
Water-To-Go Water Bottle With Filter
A great gift for guys who like the outdoors is a personal water purifier bottle. It is the gift of health.
- More men are getting outdoors as a way to deal with “Covid cabin fever.”
- Hiking and camping have never been more popular. Campsite bookings have grown 400% compared to the same time last year.
- But they venture outdoors with a heighten sense of safety and health.
- Outdoor water sources carry dangerous pathogens that can ruin outdoor adventure and travel.
Water-to-Go provides a protective shield against those pathogens, eliminating up to 99.9999% of water-borne contaminants like dangerous chemicals, bacteria, parasites, and viruses to keep people healthy wherever they roam outdoors. If there is something in the water that could make you sick, we likely remove it.
A great quality stocking stuffer for less than $50
More details at https://watertogousa.com
First Time Gardener Books
The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables, by Jessica Sowards, available now, $26.99
The best-selling gardening book of 2021, the author has nearly 500,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel. Jessica is the perfect teacher for new gardeners, offering not just know-how but inspiration and time-management tips for success. She answers all the pertinent questions new gardeners have: where to put the garden, how to prepare the soil, what vegetables to plant, what to do about bugs, how much to water, and much more. Gardening is becoming one of the most popular pastimes with over 20,000,000 people starting their first garden last year.
The First-Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers by Sean and Allison McManus, available now, $26.99.
From the folks behind the popular blog SpokenGarden, an easy-to-follow beginner gardening guide with expert advice and information. You’ll get the know-how to plant and tend outdoor areas correctly and safely. Doing so saves you time, money, and energy—and helps make the process a whole lot more fun! There are tips for selecting the best plants and flowers for your growing conditions, the best planting techniques, how to keep weeds away, insider tips, and much more.
Pirani Insulated Party Tumbler
The Pirani Party Tumbler will keep the spirit of the occasion alive and your drinks hot or cold all while earning you some good environmental juju. Bring the cups to your favorite game, tailgating outside a concert, into your college dorm, on your back deck, or wherever you choose to party sustainably. The Pirani Party Tumbler aims to bring people together while making a positive environmental impact. Pirani Life strives to maintain this momentum of sustainability moving forward and pledges to design products that will help reduce single-use plastic.
GravaStar Venus Wireless Speaker
Gravastar is a brand that brings creativity into daily life. Creativity and innovation are the core. We designed and made the most cyberpunk Bluetooth speakers and also the first TWS earbuds with the Zinc alloy charging case. You can see how different our products are from here gravastar.com.
Meat District Ultimate Grilling Pack
Give the grill lover the ultimate gift with Meat District’s Ultimate Grilling Pack filled with butcher-crafted, premium meats that are seasoned to perfection and ready to cook. Made with premium cuts of beef, pork, and poultry, the Ultimate Grilling Pack is the perfect entrée to serve up to friends and family with executive chef-created recipes that will blow your dinner guests away. Each pack includes:
· 1 pack of Zesty Ranch Chicken Party Wings
· 1 pack of Sweet & Sassy Drumsticks
· 1 pack of Shwarma Chicken Thighs
· 1 pack of Steak House Premium Tri-Tip
· 1 pack of The O.G. Short Rib, Angus Chuck and Brisket Burger Patties
· 1 Pack of Bacon-Wrapped Garlic Peppercorn Juicy Pork Tenderloin
Backyadda Bamboo Torches
From 5 Star North. For backyard ambiance & mosquito repellant
Guardianite Refrigerator Lock
for Grads trying to keep roommates out of their food stash! Or child/ elderly proofing!
True Organic Fertilizers
Farm-grade & flavored soil, trusted by the world’s leading organic growers
True Organic, the premier farm-grade soil available for home gardening. In a variety of flavors, True Organic’s fertilizer and lawn food are the top-tier choice of retailers, replacing other leading brands SKUs at a growing rate.
True Organic’s soil-first philosophy is the secret sauce behind its healthy approach to gardening and is the only certified organic fertilizer trusted by the largest organic growers for over 20 years. Now True Organic is available in home-sized portions for your plants and home vegetable gardens, all the way to your acre-sized lawns. True Organic’s unmatched variety of fertilizers is available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Amazon.
KJ Ketterling Sprinkler K-IT
Dad-owned Lego-inspired Sprinkler K-IT that revives your home sprinkler system
For the Sunday warriors, the turf nerds, the landscapers, the gardeners, and green thumbs, your lawn’s sprinkler system is about to get a makeover. Did you know that typical in-ground yard sprinklers sink too deeply into the earth because of the thatch, dirt, dust, and debris blowing in? Plus, you always face running over it with the mower. When any of the above occurs, the whole sprinkler head has to be dug out of the ground, ripping up the area around it to make a mess with mud, water, and debris. Then, you have to remove the head, replace it, add a riser, put the head back together, set it straight, and bury it again.
Whew, we’re getting tired just talking about it!
That’s why dad-owned landscaping brand KJ Ketterling crafted a better way to water your lawn with a well-constructed sprinkler riser system.
Called the K-IT, this simple sprinkler riser system makes maintenance a breeze, it was built on the concept: Elevate, don’t excavate.
It’s the only football game on the market. It’s an entire game of football built from 2 folding chairs and it’s perfect to take to the beach, backyard or your team’s favorite tailgating spot. It has all aspects of football including completions, touchdowns, interceptions, even kicking the extra point. My brother and I invented this game as kids and created a successful business around it. This is a family business. And the game forms into two chairs when finished playing that you can sit in, its dual purpose.