Kid-Tested Toy & Product Review

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San Diego Family's 2016 Summer Toy Review

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Summer is the season of fun, especially for kids!
We’ve compiled the hottest parent-approved and kid-tested toys of the summer! These toys are sure to provide hours of enjoyment and entertainment for your kids..

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Updated: June 2022

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Outdoor Family Games

Outdoor Family Games and Toys

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Outdoor Family Games and Toys!  Get the family outside this summer with these fun and easy family games and toys.

Backyard Safari Kit

National Geographic Safari Kit
$34.99; 4-6 years
Amazon.com
The safari vest and safari hat are built to withstand multiple backyard expeditions. The vest has four cargo pockets and three carry tabs for all the fun accessories in the kit and the hat features button flaps so kids can explore with the brim up or down. Safari gear includes a magnifying glass, compass, whistle, and pair of binoculars, all made specially for kids with durability and safety in mind. 

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Tie Dye Hoop
$6; 6+

Kess.co
Get into the groove with Kess's groovy Tie Dye hoop, a lightweight hoop that's perfect for children and beginners.

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TowerBall
$189.99; 8+
CaliberGames.com
Similar to cornhole, only more challenging, weather proof, and packable! Great for road trips, backyard BBQs or days at the park. Great for all ages and group sizes, the four-sided, 360 degree toss game is great for casual group competition. Includes collapsible tower, 8 soft hackey balls, and backpack carry case. 

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Globber Scooter NL-205
$109.99; 8+
Globber.com

Big wheel scooter, now for kids. Delivers 2-wheel scooters for kids and teens with big wheels, for kids to get to their destination faster. Built-in front suspension for maximum shock absorption and smooth rides; a patented folding system to easily store and carry the scooter; a robust aluminum deck. Perfect for kids and adults up to 100kg.

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Adventure Force Spiral Blast
$14.98; 6+
https://buzzbeetoys.com/
Comes with a spiral built into the barrel and two nozzles that blast water in two spiral streams simultaneously for that memorable first impression. Guarantees long-distance blasting so you can move more freely and run faster without having to worry about your opponents running out of reach.

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Wipeout Dry Erase Helmet -2 sizes 
$29.99; 5+ & 8
iwipeout.com
Sturdy and stylish, kids can draw and stencil designs on the helmet, and then erase and start over for a fresh look. Includes helmet, five dry erase non-toxic markers in assorted neon colors, and stencil kit with eight awesome shapes. 

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Wipeout Dry Erase Pads
$24.99; 5+
iwipeout.com
Protective and stylish, kids can draw designs on their pads, then erase and start over for a fresh look. The dry erase set includes two wrist guards, two elbow pads, two knee pads, and two dry erase markers for creating custom pad designs. 

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Wipeout Dry Erase Skateboards
$49.99; 5+
iwipeout.com
The perfect board for a beginner/young skater, this performance maple cruiser deck with kicktail measures 22.5" x 6" and boasts cast aluminum alloy trucks. Markers and stencils can be used on the dry erase board bottom. In case you were wondering, the board can handle up to 175 pounds.

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KickerBall
$19.99; 6+
Amazon
You don't need to be an experienced athlete to have fun with this ball -- with just a few minutes of practice, you'll be kicking trick shots like a pro. 

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Fömilator
$14.99; 5+
Target.com
The Fömilator jets out streams of thick, fluffy foam up to 15 feet for the Ultimate Föm Experience.  Simply pour foam concentrate into the Fömilator reservoir, fill it with water and you're ready to go.

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Zoo Narwhal Ring Toss
$9; 12 months+
SkipHop.com
This tub time friend is ready to ring it on.This adorable narwhal is all set for a game of catch with your little one. Just toss the rings onto its horn and score a splash of bath time fun.

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Ring Toss Game
$27.99; 8+
PureOutdoor.com

Take it with you to the park, beach, or where ever you find yourself with your family and friends. Simply fit the two boards together, place it on the ground, insert the pegs, and you're ready to play. 

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Giant Bubble Kit South Beach Bubbles
$14.95; 6+

SouthBeachBubbles.com
These giant bubble wands create long, GIANT bubbles thanks to a 2-handle design, which has been used to set every big bubble world record in the last 30 years. 

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One. Two, Three Toss
$69.99; 3+
Amazon.com
Vinyl-covered tossing board features four playful sea animal targets on one side and three jumbo targets on the reverse. Perfect for a family BBQ alongside the big kids’ cornhole game.

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Washable Sidewalk Chalk-48 count 
$5.29; 3+
Crayola.com
This set includes a diverse range of Crayola colors perfect for helping your art pop against sidewalk and driveway surfaces. Crayola chalk features a special anti roll shape to prevent it from rolling down driveways and other surfaces. 

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3-in-1 Splash n’ Grow Water Table
$99; 3+
Little Tikes
Has multiple activities like spinning gears, funnels, center tower with ball drop and rain shower, so multiple kids can have fun and play at once. The legs can be adjusted for different heights and levels, so this truly grows with your child. The 5+ foot large splash pad can be filled with water for added play.!

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Curious Gardener 30-piece Gardening Collection
$79.99; 3+
CreativeQT.com
This gardening collection contains all the tools & apparel your child could need to start creating their very own garden, inside or out. The collection includes a trowel, shovel, hand rake, garden shears, watering can, kneeling pad, 6 nursery pots, 7 garden markers, a pair of garden gloves, a garden hat, garden apron, storage tote, 2 garden marker sticker sheets, & a bonus sticker set & supply list.

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Watermelon Sprinkler

$39.99; 6+
Kess.co
The most refreshing way to cool off. It's easy to set up, easy to take down, no stakes needed. It's perfect for pool parties, BBQ's, and outdoor play in the yard.

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Twister Splash 
$19.99; 6+
WowWee.com
Connect the included Twister Splash Mat to a hose, spin the wheel, and start playing. The Splash Mat only takes 1 minute to fill up with water, so you can jump right into the fun. Each spot on the Splash Mat sprays water, when you cover a colored spot, water shoots out the others.

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Terra Kids Bald Eagle Kite
$29.99; 8+
habausa.com
Just like an Eagle this kite‘s ergonomic shape provides hours of gracefully gliding high in the air, even in windy conditions. 

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Six Player Croquet Set
$39.99; 5+
PureOutdoor.com
Perfect for tailgating, BBQs, camping, outdoor events, parties, and more! Bring this classic game anywhere and everywhere for fun wherever you go. It is perfect for tailgating, BBQs, camping, outdoor events, parties, and much more. 

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Nerf Super Soaker RoboBlaster 
$29.99; 6+
WowWee.com
The ultimate blaster for team, multi-player, and solo backyard battles. Aim and knock down the targets to win. With a powerful water blast, 60-degree rotating head, and an on/off water control valve, this blaster can drench your friends from 30ft away.

Published: May 2022

Beach/Pool Product Review

Beach & Pool Products

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Beach & Pool Products! Headed to the beach, pool or waterpark? Check out these cool new products to make your trip easy and fun.

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SwimWays Dry Float 
$44.99+; 15+
Amazon
Soak in the sun while staying completely dry in one of three above water floats. Features a translucent PVC with bright eye-catching color-blocking, an integrated cupholder and patent-pending Hyper-Flate Valve Technology for 3x faster inflation and deflation. Sit upright to socialize in the Socializer, lie back in the Lounger and relax under the shade in the Shadester featuring a removeable canopy.

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Infamous Swim Swimsuits
Prices vary; InfamousSwim.com
Women will appreciate that Infamous Swim is passionate about promoting positive body image, loving the skin you’re in and creating a community of like-minded women who support one another. Offered in sizes up to 3XL, from bikinis, one piece swimsuits, rash suits and beyond, every garment they create is designed for the female form, in every shape and size, through every stage of womanhood. Infamous Swim also offers men’s boardshorts plus UPF 50+ sun protection rash shirts and a plethora of suits, trunks, rash shirts, hats and more for kids and teens.  

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TRISWIM Kids Gift Set 
$43.99; Amazon.com
Cutely packaged and colorfully labeled to appeal to your little ones, the TRISWIM KIDS family consists of salon quality shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion that will help protect your child’s skin and hair from the long term damaging effects of Chlorine, sea salt and hard water.  

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Wahu Aqua Disc 
$7.99; 5+
GoliathGames.us
Designed with 100% waterproof neoprene skin for incredible durability, this high performance throwing disc is equally at home in the backyard, park, pool or the beach! Super easy to throw and catch, you can take it anywhere and have a blast.

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Twister Splash
$19.99; 6+
WowWee.com
Just like everyone's favorite Twister game, players follow hand and feet placements directed by the included spinner. Connect the mat to a hose, spin the wheel and start playing. Fun for the entire family.

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Avocado Pool Floatie
$14.99; 5+
GoodBanana.com
The perfect size (and quality) floatie for kids while integrating the kind of characters they would love spending the summer with. Crafted with soft-touch PVC and easy-fill air valves, this pool floatie series is the perfect way to kick off the pool party.

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Wahu Water Bouncer 
$6.99; 5+
GoliathGames.us
A fun addition to your day at the pool, beach or lake. Designed to skip over 75 feet on the water. The Water ouncer is 100% waterproof and created with a special compound foam for superior bounce and easy catching. 

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Madame Alexander Splash and Play Seahorse 
$54.95; 2+
MadameAlexander.com
This 12” soft doll wears a striped seahorse print swim set and a headband and includes a hooded towel with a tail. The perfect beach, pool or bath buddy. Fully submersible, the doll floats and drip-drys.

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Wahu Super Grip Skimball 
$5.99; 5+
GoliathGames.us
Designed to skip 150+ feet across the water, challenge your friends to see who can skip the farthest. The Super Grip Skimball is 100% waterproof and features texturized grip designs for easier throwing and catching. 

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Inflatable Splashy Sprinkler Flamingo
$39.99; 3+
GoodBanana.com
A 360-degree soak zone for hours of imaginative play that is ready in mere minutes. Just inflate, connect a hose and go.

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Sea Gliders 
$9.99; 5+
GoliathGames.us
This uniquely designed toy is a self-propelled jet which slices through water – no batteries required. Easy to use, simply submerge the Sea Gliders, release and watch it soar distances up to 60 ft. underwater. 

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Smoby Green Garnished Bucket
$19.99; Amazon
With this bucket, sieve, rake, shovel and sand mold, kids can build sandcastles and carry sand and water. After playing, all accessories fit inside.

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Lottie Dolls Pool Party Doll
$27.99; 3+
Lottie.com
This cute portable Pool Party Lottie Doll comes complete with arm bands, real inflatable flamingo & hooded flamingo towel. Perfect for any flamingo themed pool party!

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Play Day Dino Squirter
$3.68; 4+ 
https://buzzbeetoys.com/
Play Day Dino water blasters are safe, light, and perfect to bring with you on every road trip and vacation. Though we made sure the design is compact, we did not want to sacrifice the range. Dino water blasters produce a squirt of water that shoots up to 25 feet away.

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Everyday California Mineral SPF 45 Reef-Safe Face Sunscreen  
$24.95; EverydayCalifornia.com
Everyday California’s long-lasting face sunscreen is built for ocean adventure and water activities. Made with reef-safe formulas that are 100 percent free of Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Phenoxyethanol, Parabens and all other chemical UV filters, this sunscreen allows users to enjoy long beach days without harming the ocean. A portion of every purchase also goes back to ocean conservation through the brand’s ongoing partnership with 1% For the Planet. 

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pediped Adventure Line Shoes 
$53; pediped.com
Go from land to sea in these quick dry water sandals that are designed to be durable enough for a hike and safe for the splash pad, too. These water safe, machine washable shoes are perfect for summer.

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KicksBySammy Towel
$45; KicksBySammy.com
An array of vibrant beach, pool, and bathroom towels perfect for the whole family that can be customized with the user's first name, initials, or camp name, for a personalized touch. They feature KBS founder and artist Samantha Handler's whimsical and colorful hand-drawn designs.   

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San Diego Beach Tote
$32; MapTote.com
This oversized tote bag is ready to carry whatever you need to your destination. It is great to have on hand for impromptu trips to the beach and weekend adventures. 

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California Beach Blanket - Whimsical Waves
$85.97TheCaliforniaBeachCo.com
Large enough for three adults with weighted corners to hold it down, it is sand-resistant, water-resistant, and heat-resistant. Plus, it has a secret zipper pocket for storing your valuable items. Stays cool under the hot sun and packs up into a drawstring backpack in less than 10 seconds for easy transport with extra space for towels, sunscreen, and more. Ground and sand stakes included. 

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Pufferfish Solo Sand Castle Kit 
$79.99; Pufferfish.fun
Includes everything you need to make something amazing and the whole kit weighs just over 3 pounds. The Super Scoop is made of recycled fishing nets, and the SandBag is made of recycled plastic, too. As proud members of 1% for the Planet, 1% of every purchase goes towards Ocean clean-up efforts.

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Starlux Dive Diamonds
$19.90; StarluxGames.com
Race to retrieve glowing underwater gems or go on an underwater treasure hunt with these waterproof game pieces. Sold as a set of three. 

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Fold & Go Beach Set
$12.99;
Hape.com
Be fully-prepared for the summer with this adorable beach play set. The flat, easy-to-carry fish-design canvas bag contains a fold-out bucket, a small spade and a cute fish-shaped sand mold.

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Sandy Bumz
$29; MySandyBumz.com
A lightweight, easy to use product that keeps you and your family clean and safe from pests. Sandy Bumz is perfect for the beach, the park and anywhere you and your family want to sit in comfort outdoors.

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Spläsh Portable Baby Paddling Beach and Travel Pool with Carry Bag
$18; Amazon.com
Let your little ones splish, splash their way into summer with the Spläsh. It is perfectly sized for infants or toddlers to enjoy water through sunny days. For extra shade, the Spläsh can be inserted into any tent. Ages 6-12 months.

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My Audio Pet SPLASH
$39.99;  MyAudioPet.com
A unique line of speakers that are designed to look like you and your kids’ favorite animals. The SPLASH line features waterproof speakers designed as adorable ocean-dwellers like "Rocktopod the Octopus" and "Narmony the Narwhal" who are perfect for the beach, pool parties or making bathtime fun. 

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Wonderfold Wagon
$259-$549; WonderfoldWagon.com
This utility wagon is especially unique because unlike its competitors, it can hold up to four kids -- plus the diaper bag, towels, toys and anything else you need for a fun day at the park, zoo or beach! Choose a two-seater or four-seater wagon with a sun-blocking canopy, bench and extra side pockets to hold smaller items. This cost-effective wagon comes in four colors and can hold up to 300 pounds. Easy to collapse, Wonderfold Wagon fits into the trunk of any car. 

 

Updated: May 2022

Family Health and Fitness Product Reviews

Family Health and Fitness Products

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Health and Fitness Products! Check out these great fitness products to keep you and your family happy and healthy all year long!

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CastleFlexx-Health Fitness
$220+; CastleFlexx.com

CastleFlexx was created to help athletes, fitness enthusiasts and those who sit for long periods of time improve both their core strength and mobility. The benefits of improved mobility can be life changing , especially if you experience lower back pain or other chronic issues such as tight calf muscles or plantar fasciitis.

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Allay Lamp
$149; https://allaylamp.com/
This unique lamp uses a narrow band of green light to calm the brain, promote sleep and relieve headache pain. It’s the ideal solution for many parents who are very much in need of a good night sleep or are struggling with headaches and migraines. Allay’s patented glow naturally soothes the brain reducing stress, anxiety and headaches. 

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HidrateSpark Smart Water Bottle 
$19.99–$69.99; HidrateSpark.com
HidrateSpark’s Tap to Track technology allows you to track a full bottle and daily water intake with the free HidrateSpark App. Add a bit of color to your hydration by choosing one of the seven preset glow colors, which glow every hour for a 12-hour period to help you stay on track and build a lasting hydration habit. 

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Electra Plasket Basket
$29.99; Electra.trekbikes.com
An Earth-friendly addition to your bike made from recycled plastic, the Plasket snaps on and off your handlebars so you can take it wherever you go. It’s perfect for collecting seashells, hauling burritos or shopping the local market, and bonus, it gives you that I’m-doing-my-part-to-save-the-world feeling.

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Women's Tempo Tights and Women's Essence Sports Bra
$58–$108; Hylete.com
A flattering, clean look that’s still focused on performance, the Tempo Tight features high wicking, smooth stretch fabric that provides the perfect amount of compression. Get a little deeper in your yoga pose or rest day stretch - the Essence Bra features a high neckline for full range of motion without any spillage, so you can push your limits without compromising your coverage. You’ll love the stylish details of the criss-cross back design, and the comfort of its breathable, stretch fabric for warmer days.

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Stealth
$99; TryStealth.com
Ready for an innovative way to work 29 muscle groups from the comfort of your home… while playing video games? Check out Stealth -- an amazing fitness tool that turns your body into a game control while you plank. Yes - you get to play video games AND work out at the same time.

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Incredi-Belt
$29.95; Cabeau.com
Incredi-belt is a dynamic, inflatable lumbar support that adjusts to fit you and moves with you throughout the day. Its lightweight design wraps around your waist to fill the gap between your back and the chair, preserving the spine’s natural “S” curve for sigh-inducing pain relief. It’s so comfortable, many people forget they’re wearing it.

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MyFAK First Aid Kit
$120; MyMedic.com
The best first-aid kit on the planet. Equipped with life saving supplies, so you feel prepared, protected, and confident. Expert-picked supplies for: bleeding, airway, burns, hydration, meds, sprain & fractures, outdoors, topical items. Over 100 quality first-aid and trauma supplies. Tear away pouch can be used as mini first-aid kit.

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Tesalate Workout Towel
$35; Tesalate.com
Lightweight, compact and the perfect size for every activity. Antibacterial, odour-free workout towel collection, to encourage people to stay healthy and fit especially during these uncertain times. The designs keep your style on point from the gym, to the studio, to the court. 

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Zinger Backpack Pannier
$50; PoCampo.com
Securely fastens to a bicycle rear rack with a unique, secure hook-and-loop attachment system. Kids can easily remove the pack and transition to a backpack using the stowed away shoulder straps. Includes one main zippered compartment for belongings and a padded interior pocket that fits a Chromebook, books or clothing. Two stretchy mesh side pockets are perfect for holding water bottles or snacks.

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ALLISON Set by Bellaria
$17-$94; BellariaOnline.com
Includes a form fitting compression racerback sports bra that keeps "assets" in place, without producing back fat and uncomfortable chafing. To complete the set, the Allison mid-rise leggings are made of high quality material that is moisture wicking and form fitting, cinching the waist with the tummy-control band that gives the curves without the bulge. 

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Women's Apex Jacket
$98; Hylete.com
Warm up, cool down, or take on cold-weather workouts in a breathable jacket with style lines that flatter your figure. A full zip lets you choose how to layer the Apex Jacket for big adventures or everyday essential wear.

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Speedy Handlebar Bag
$35; PoCampo.com
Simple, adjustable and secure handlebar fasteners are designed to work with all handlebar styles and sizes for both kid’s bikes and scooters. One main zippered compartment keeps valuables safe, while a front stash pocket with a molded micro-grip closure keeps items secure without snagging on clothes like Velcro would. The back pocket stores attachment straps or the removable shoulder strap when not in use. 

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Zeno Gym Workout Bench V.2
$345; Zenogym.com
This home workout bench can be used for a variety of exercises from bench press to glute raises. Made with high-density foam, it provides a stable surface while the anti-slip layer on the base ensures the bench stays in position while you train. Perform over 50 exercises, including shoulder rows, butterfly presses, bench presses, glute raises, and step-ups.

 

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Awesome Balm
$28; AwesomeBalm.com

An all-natural, handcrafted balm developed in Hawaii that melts away the discomfort of sore muscles, aching joints, and everyday tension–helping one’s body to perform at its best. So, listen up surfers, yogis, adventure seekers alike - this product was created for those with enthusiastic and active lifestyles who dream of living more, hurting less as well as playing hard and recovering fast.

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Body Massage Tools by RAD
$78; TheGrommet.com
This combination of the Helix roller and the Rod takes your body massaging up a notch. Insert the Rod into the center of the Helix to enhance your range of motion, letting you reach more of your back, shoulders, or any part of you that can use some relief. Use as much pressure as you like to ease tightness, work out knots, and help flush toxins out of your soft tissues.

Updated: May 2022

KidFit

$49.99; X-Doria.com

Wireless activity and sleep tracker promotes a healthy lifestyle for kids ages 5-13. One size fits all slap bracelet. KidFit motivates through consistent encouragement and fun, challenging goals for real world awards. Parents set activity goals and see stats and trends via the KidFit app. Bluetoth syncs with your smartphone or tablet. iOS and Android compatible. Available in black, aqua, pink or yel

Home Products

Home & Garden Products

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Home & Garden Products. Looking for ways to make your home more organized or maybe you just want to check out some great new products? We asked local families to review several home products and these are their favorites.

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InPOWERED Lights 
$49.99+; InPoweredLights.com

These stylish, everyday lamps will switch on automatically when the power goes out. Plus you never have to worry about where to charge your dying devices because these lamps charge phones and tablets with no electricity. IPL donates a portion of all profits to programs committed to helping women entrepreneurs.

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Neato D10 and D9 Vacuums
$699–$799; NeatoRobotics.com
Neato D10 is designed for large homes with the ultra-performance for the ultimate clean with 60% better dust pickup and Neato D9 is flexible and adaptable for no-compromises cleaning in medium-sized homes with 40% better dust pickup. Both products feature Neato’s signature D-shaped design and LaserSmart technology that allow them to get into corners like no round robot can and clean in the dark without compromising the user’s privacy and security. 

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Royal Therapy Weighted Twin Blanket
$64.99-$74.99; RoyalTherapySleep.com
This weighted blanket is designed to hug you back at night, closely mimicking how a parent cradles their child while they sleep. The tranquility weighted blanket contains high-density eco-friendly glass beads. These glass beads in our heavy blanket are extremely durable, odorless, non-toxic, food grade, washer/dryer safe, and pet and kid friendly making it perfectly suited for a king size blanket or a weighted blanket for kids.

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ECOBAGS Classic String Bag 
$11.99–$13.99; Store.ECOBAGS.com

Once called the “it”bag by Vogue, the classic string bag is light, easy to stow away, exceptionally soft and expandable. It’s the perfect go to tote for shopping, organizing, a day at the beach, laundry, and more. These classic bags can hold up to 40 lbs. and come in a variety of eye-popping colors.

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Pure Sky Ultra Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
$9.99; Persik.com
Allowing you to clean nearly any surface using just water. The special duo-layered structure of the Pure-Sky for glass optimizes air layers on glass surfaces, enabling you to easily clean glass or mirrored surfaces. 

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Toppin Cordless Vacuum Cleaner S2
$119.79;  Amazon
 
Perfect for a family with pets for whole-house cleaning, featuring a powerful brushless motor. This vacuum has 4 suction heads: Floor brush - has upgrade roller with carpet brush, Extension Hose, 2-in-1 Brush, and Crevice Tool to clean upholstery.

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Zoey Sleep Curve Pillow
$88; ZoeySleep.com
Waking up with a sore neck or back can affect your entire day. The Zoey Curve Pillow provides immaculate head and neck support. Since we spend a third of our lives sleeping, our goal is to make it as pleasant as possible. Back and neck pain in the morning is caused by an unaligned spine. With the curvature of our Zoey Sleep Pillow, we put head and neck support first. We know how difficult it is to find the perfect pillow, so we made it. 

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Primary Morph Ripstop
$36; glob.land
Hack the system and avoid using single use plastics. Morph transforms from its own packable pouch to a formidable super tote. Oversized interior and 6 bottle-optimized exterior pockets made for whatever life throws at you.

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Baby Fire Pit
$94.99; BabyFirePits.com

Measuring in at only 10 inches tall, these are the perfect size for coffee tables or apartment patios. They are designed to be used with an odorless, smokeless, and nontoxic gel fuel for mess-free and hassle-free enjoyment.

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Oscillating Tower Fan 001 with Large LED Display
$85.99; Taotronics.com
Equipped with 3 powerful modes (Normal, Natural, Sleep) and 3 fan speeds (High, Medium, Low), offering 9 different air flow settings to meet your multiple cooling needs in sweltering summer. Perfect 65°oscillating cooling fan is your air conditioner’s BFF distributing air with a velocity of 20ft/s to increase air flow and circulation for quick cooling that saves energy. This quiet, real space saving standing fan can be placed anywhere with utmost ease.

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Thai Kitchen and Garden Shears
$38; VerveCulture.com
These Thai kitchen and garden shears are sharp enough for everything from gardening to kitchen prep, with stainless steel blades and Pradu wood handles. Each one is packaged in a printed cloth drawstring bag and ideal for home gardeners and chefs.

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Dirty Little Digger
$24.95; ShopDePalma.com
The Dirty Little Digger has sharp, serrated edges for easy cutting of roots and vines. Because of the pointed tip, it makes it easy to break up tough dirt, rocky soil and clay. It can also easily be used to makes trenches and furrows for planting seeds. The silicone, easy grip handle provides comfort and a firm grip while working with the tool. The spoon shape is also etched with measurements of 1″ – 4″ for correct planting depth of seeds and bulbs.

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Bink-Modern Laptop/Side Table 
$249; bdiusa.com
Always by your side, Bink is the perfect companion anywhere you work or relax. Whether serving as a laptop table while you're working at the sofa, keeping beverages close while lounging poolside or simply snacking in front of the TV, this convenient side table goes anywhere you want.

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iHome Zenergy Dream Mini
$69.99; iHomeAudio.com
Bluetooth bedside sleep therapy machine with 16 soothing naturally-recorded environmental and white noise sounds designed to help your mind and body relax and 14 specially designed light therapy programs to promote sleep or increase energy..

Updated: June 2022

Toys

Best New Baby and Toddler Toys

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Parents! Check out these cool new toys that every baby or toddler will love.

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Playfoam Sand Ice Cream Sundae Set  
$21.99; AGE
Playfoam® Sand Ice Cream Sundae Set
Dig into triple helping of sensory-exploration, pretend play, and early learning fun! Choose an ice cream order card, build a matching sundae out of sculptable, moldable Playfoam Sand, and sprinkle some fine motor and early math practice on top. Sculpting and squishing help develop fine motor skills, number recognition and counting skills, encourages creative play, is perfect filler for sensory bins.

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Wobble Board
$89-$159; 3+
https://bunnyhopkinstoys.com/collections/wobble-board-collection
Purposefully minimal and inspired by the sheer joy of free open-ended play, Wobble Boards can be a fun balance board, teeter totter, pirate ship or a doll cradle (children can nestle on it as well). It’s an open-ended toy for kids that helps stimulate their creativity, promote physical play, and helps develop gross motor skills while they have fun. Flip the Wobble Board over to make it a slide, an obstacle course or magical rainbow fairy castle and spark creativity with so many more imaginative play scenario.

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Tasty Junior Mini Chef Set 4-in-1
$79.99; 3+
Amazon.com
Tasty Junior toys were made to ease little chefs into the culinary world, in a safe, creative, and clean way. These toys are perfect for having your little rockstar cook along with you for the ultimate bonding experience. With realistic action, lights, and sound they can have the pretend play experience with this incredible set! Including pretend food and pressable buttons, this toy has all the features to entertain your child.

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ABC & Me Beehive Jitter Toy
$10; 0+
ABC & Me Beehive Jitter Toy
Keep your busy bee entertained with our buzz-worthy beehive stroller toy. Soft and plush to the touch, just pull the ring to wake-up the honey bee and shake-up the hive. Attach it to your stroller and keep baby smiling wherever you go. 

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Vtech Turn & Learn Ferris Wheel
$15.99; 6 months +
VTech® Turn & Learn Ferris Wheel™
Your baby will explore animals, numbers and objects while listening to playful sounds and four sing-along songs. When kids press the friendly yellow lion, black and white zebra and blue elephant buttons they’ll hear the animals introduce themselves, numbers and objects using their own unique voices. See your child light up as they spin the brightly colored wheel around. Each spin plays sounds and songs with three flashing stars to capture their interest. Bring the carnival to town by sticking the suction cup on a highchair tray or any smooth surface. 

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School Bus Wagon
$31.99; 18 months+
GreenToys.com
This oversized toy is sturdy and durable, features a 100% cotton rope handle that easily tucks inside for convenient, safe storage, and has an awesome open-roof design to make loading up passengers a breeze. With chunky tires and a low-set bed, it is the perfect size for little ones to haul around their most prized possessions, both indoors and outside. 

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100 Animals Book 
$19.99; 18 months+
100 Animals Book™
Hold 100 animals in your hands with the touch-sensitive pages of the 100 Animals Book! Six double-sided, interactive pages feature animals from 12 habitats and environments. Kids have a natural curiosity about animals, and this book provides lots of opportunities for exploration with illustrations and photographs of animals from the desert, savanna, rain forest and more. Three modes teach about animal names, animal sounds and fun facts on each page. Switch the language setting to hear about the animals and listen to songs in either English or Spanish. 

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Stroll & Discover Activity Walker
$44.99; 9–36 Months
VTechKids.com
The easy-to-remove activity panel is great for floor play and is packed with features and the legs fold for easy storage. Five light-up piano keys introduce colors and numbers, while spinning gears and a removable cell phone help develop fine motor skills. Meet six friendly animals by inserting the three shape sorter pieces, pressing the puppy button, sliding the mouse or batting the bird to hear their unique voices and sounds. Attach the panel to the adjustable two-speed walker as little ones grow, and watch them go.

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Magformers Ice Cream Store Set
$29.99; 3+
Magformers.com
Create 3D structures from 2D nets. Build your own Ice Cream Stand and serve your customers delicious Ice Cream treats. Build along with the step-by-step instructions and develop color and shape recognition, fine motor skills and problem-solving ability. 

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Magformers WOW Plus Set
$49.95; 3+
Magformers.com
Build over 30 different magnetic vehicles with magnetic shapes, wheels and a racing driver character! Follow along with the idea cards to create, or build your own vision! Compatible with all Magformers shapes and accessories. Super strong, safe and durable BPA-free High Quality ABS plastic.

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Tony the Peg Stacker Dump Truck
$14.99; 2+
Tony the Peg Stacker Dump Truck
Build all-new fine motor skills alongside this hard-working dump truck! As they stack and sort the 9 colorful barrels atop Tony's truck bed, kids strengthen their hand muscles, coordination, and other fine motor essentials. Barrels come with 3 different shape bases (circles, triangles, and squares) for extra shape-sorting fun. Barrels fit inside truck for easy cleanup! Great for fine motor, color identification, shape sorting and counting.

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Poppy Count & Stack Flower Pot
$14.99; 2+
Poppy Count & Stack Flower Pot
Grow all-new fine motor skills with the help of this friendly flower pot! As kids explore Poppy's 5 stackable two-piece flowers, they'll build the necessary hand-eye coordination to succeed in real-world situations! Each flower comes with different colors and numbers for added learning fun. All pieces store inside pot for easy cleanup. Great for fine motor, color identification and counting.


Published: June 2022

Tech Product Reviews

Home Office and Virtual Classroom Essentials

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Home Office and Virtual Classroom Essentials. With the majority of families working from home and kids taking classes online, here are some great products to make your home office or virtual classroom more friendly and efficient.

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iLive Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds
$69.99; iLiveElectronics.com
Whether traveling across campus or getting in some last minute studying for an exam, iLive’s earbuds are a must-have for college students. The long-lasting headphones not only include a recharging case to protect and keep them fully charged, but have an active noise canceling feature, so music and movies aren’t interrupted by noise around them. They also have a waterproof/sweatproof design and a comfortable earpiece that can be worn for hours without discomfort.

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CA Essential Zoom Certified Webcam 
$44.99; Amazon.com
The perfect webcam for online learning or staying connected to family when you head to college. This plug-and-play webcam features a 2.0MP camera, full HD 1080p, and autofocus and light correction, and the Zoom certification ensures it has passed rigorous testing for image quality. In addition, an omnidirectional microphone ensures your voice sounds natural. The built-in rotating privacy shutter ensures you are only seen when you want to be and the universal monitor mount is perfect for attaching to any screen. 

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Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion
$49.95; EverlastingComfort.net
This seat cushion is made with pure memory foam to help correct bad posture and alleviate the pain caused by sitting for long periods of time. All cushions mold perfectly to your body to best support your body and reduce pain. 

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Cyber Acoustics Headset 
$24.99; Amazon.com
Especially good for elementary students because of its durable designA quality stereo headset that's perfect for today's demanding classrooms or virtual learning environment. The headset has multi-purpose connectivity so it can be used with a 3.5mm jack or USB. When connected via USB the headset also features a USB control module for easy in-line volume adjustment. 

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Essential Oil Diffuser
$38.95; EverlastingComfort.net
Treat your working environment to a great oil diffuser to help you focus on a full day's work. Each diffuser provides over 13 hours of diffusion before needing any refills and offers seven different LED lights to set the mood of your office space. It can also be set by the hour to regulate the aroma. 

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Cyber Acoustics USB Speaker Bar 
$24.99; Amazon.com
The perfect one-piece speaker for all your audio needs. The speaker conveniently clips to the bottom of most any monitor, creating a clutter free work and learning space. Plug-and-play, simple controls, and surprisingly great sound make this the perfect companion to any desktop. 

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Cyber Acoustics 2.0 Speaker System 
$16.99; Amazon.com
An excellent budget option that proves quality doesn't have to mean expensive. Simple and easily accessible volume controls make it the perfect option for younger students. 

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SideTrak – Solo Touch Pro HD 15.8”
$479.99; SideTrak.com

A portable laptop monitor for every scholar, perfect for improving productivity wherever you do your best work. The Solo is a 15.8” freestanding portable monitor with a cover that has a sleek design and detailed HD picture. Adding a second screen increases productivity by 20 to 30 percent, saving you more than eight hours each week.

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AverMedia Professional Connections DualCam Webcam
$139.99; Amazon.com
A full HD 1080p 30fps webcam to capture both the user and any document or object during video calls. Dual omnidirectional microphones to capture audio naturally and clearly, up to 3 m/9.8 ft. in all directions. AI noise reduction features to help amplify the speaker’s natural voice and remove ambient noises. CamEngine4 Software that delivers features like PIP(picture-in-picture), built-in rotation, focus mode adjustment, Keystone Correction, zoom and other features so you can always look your best.

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Solos Blue Light Blocking Smart Glasses
$299; SolosGlasses.com
Experience the all-in-one convenience of having your audio, connectivity and fitness goals built right into your glasses. With music, phone, and voice assistance built right in, simply grab one device and you’re ready to go. Also available: Smart Sunglasses.

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Free2 Classic Wireless Earbuds
$19.99; US.Soundpeats.com
The ergonomic design with each earbud weighing only 0.14oz provides a perfect wearing experience with all-day comfort. 8 hours playtime per charge and another 2.8 recharges by the charging case. It only takes 1-2 hours to charge the earbuds. The Bluetooth 5.1 ensures a stable connection and helps enhance the sound to be more pleasant for your weekly workout. The effortless on-ear touch control allows your access to control volume, switch songs, pause/answer calls, and activate voice assistant. 

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KidKraft Study Desk with Chair 
$219.99; KidKraft.com
Gives young students a perfect workspace for finishing homework, studying or working on craft projects. A bulletin board surface gives them a place to pin pictures, drawings and important notes. Two cabinets and a pencil drawer offer plenty of storage to keep kids organized.

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Wobble Cushion 
$19.99; LakeshoreLearning.com
Just place this handy cushion on the floor or on a chair—for flexible seating anywhere. This super-durable vinyl cushion is specially designed to let children wiggle and wobble while they sit…helping kids focus as they move. It features large nubs on one side and small nubs on the other—children simply select the sensory surface they prefer.

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CalmOptics Blue Light Blocking Glasses 
$64.99-$119.99; CalmOptics.com
Give your tired eyes a break with these blue light blocking glasses. These non-prescription glasses promote healthier sleep cycles as well as prevent headaches, dry eyes, and eye fatigue. Cover the whole family with affordable, indestructible glasses ... plus they're super stylish so you won't want to take them off for your Zoom meetings.

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X-FlexTop Adjustable Standing Desk
$299.99; XChair.com
Reducing sitting time can promote an active lifestyle. This desk allows you to spend a portion of your day standing while you work. It allows you to easily continue working while standing, increasing daily comfort and allowing you to move around while you work. You can also use X-FlexTop to slightly change your desk height to make sure your monitor or you laptop are at a comfortable height when sitting in your X-Chair.

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Studico Active Chair 
$54.99; ActiveChairs.com
The kids wobble chair keeps children and teens in motion, engaging their stomach and back muscles, working their legs and arms...almost as if they were running around the yard. Promote the natural movements of the body and can help improve spinal positioning and muscle stimulation. 14" chair for ages 3-7.

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Metal Letter Size Copyholder
$29.99; Kensington.com
Keep documents where you want them while typing. Copyholder increases comfort by keeping printed materials at eye level on your desktop. Makes it easier to type from documents. Lip along bottom allows you to stand up many documents or a thick book. Magnet and clip are also included to easily hold papers in place. Clear line guide with type gauge and ruler can be positioned on side or top of document. Folds flat for convenient, space-saving storage.

 

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KINNEBAR Foot Swing
$149.99; Kinnebar.com
KINNEBAR can help children who have a hard time focusing or staying on task. It can help them self-regulate and provide sensory input while doing schoolwork or any sitting activity that requires focusing for an extended length of time. It can actually keep them on task longer. It is wonderful for all children who seek movement or are fidgety, but especially those with ADHD, Autism, SPD, Dyslexia and Asperger’s. KINNEBAR can be a real game changer for kids who struggle to sit still.

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15.6” Laptop Tote
$99.99; Kensington.com

Sleeker design still offers ample space for your workday essentials so you can stay organized. Faux leather exterior provides a stylish, modern and professional look. Padded device compartment can accommodate a 15.6” laptop, plus there’s also room for 10” tablet. Organizer pocket can hold a smartphone, business cards and pens. Adjustable carry handles make it easy to carry on your arm or shoulder. Zipper closure ensures your belongings stay in the tote and creates an anti-theft deterrent.

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XYOYO Active Stool
$479.99; XChair.com

The breakthrough Floating Pitch mechanism enables users to effortlessly float their spine into its natural posture, thereby increasing blood flow and reducing muscle fatigue. With a 10.75" height adjustment range, and the auto-return Ergo-Saddle™, you can comfortably use X-Yoyo at your workstation, be it a traditional desk, or a height adjustable table. Stimulating and relaxing, active seating has been proven to improve concentration and productivity. X-Yoyo features a smooth rubber spring system that silently encourages free movement without making a sound.

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Wrist Pillow Mouse Wrist Rest 
$12.25; Kensington.com
Soft support for mousing comfort. Secondary support layer of mouse pad helps provide all-day comfort. Pillow with super-soft, thick fabric cover conforms to your wrist without restricting motion. Large surface eliminates pressure points and makes mousing easier. Universal size works with all mice. Non-skid base keeps mouse pad firmly in place.

 

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X-TS Monitor Arm
$149.99; XChair.com
Increase the usable surface on your desk instantly. This monitor arm also improves your posture and helps you keep a tidy workspace. With smooth, modern lines, available in three neutral finishes, and coupled with an intuitve Active Cable Control, X-TS arms look great on any workstation. Hide loose wires, and create more desktop space to maintain a clean and professional looking work environment. Your montior won’t sag, droop, or move on it's own. 

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Uber Mini Fridge
$42.99; UberAppliance.com
The sleek and highly functional design features heating and cooling options to keep contents cool or hot. Utilizing state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly thermo-electric Peltier Technology, Uber Chill is capable of cooling or warming within a reasonable amount of time, cooling down to 32 degreed F and warming up to 150 degrees F. 

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Bink-Modern Laptop/Side Table 
$249; bdiusa.com
Always by your side, Bink is the perfect companion anywhere you work or relax. Whether serving as a laptop table while you're working at the sofa, keeping beverages close while lounging poolside or simply snacking in front of the TV, this convenient side table goes anywhere you want.

 

Updated: June 2022

New Kitchen Products

Kitchen Products

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Kitchen Produts. Here are some of our favorite reader-tested kitchen products to help make mealtime easier.

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Mickey Mouse Homestead Tidbit Plate Set
$49.99; ShopDisney.com

Meal times are always more enjoyable in the company of Mickey so serve up a smile every time with this set of tidbit plates. Each of the four ceramic plates features a different design with a distinctly folk art style incorporating Mickey icons.

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Winnie the Pooh Ceramic Bread Bin
$49.99; ShopDisney.com

Bees buzz all around the outside of this ceramic bread bin, but the wooden lid featuring Winnie the Pooh will keep them out and the contents safe and fresh.

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Left Coast Custom Charcuterie and Wine/Cocktail Boards
$48.50; LeftCoastOriginal.com
These custom charcuterie and wine/cocktail boards are original designs. Serve your guests with style and panache, or give these boards as a gift. Each engraving is burned deep into the board for a quality look and feel. 

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The Uber Appliance Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker
$69.99; UberAppliance.com
Whether you’re shopping for kids, teenagers, adults, or grandparents, this sorbet and ice cream maker will bring healthy fun to everyone. It works by feeding frozen fruit or other tasty treats into the chute which quickly blends it into a delicious dessert without all the extra calories. Healthy has never been so delicious. Recipe book and popsicle mold included. 

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Tea Towel-California Poppies
Starting at $20; HoneyandHank.com
Each piece features hidden, hand-drawn designs that tastefully infuse culture and nostalgia into home accessories like pillows, napkins and tea towels. Every pattern delivers a fun “ah-ha!” moment, when you realize the prints are actually made up of the state shape or icon. 

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Hello Kitty Automatic Rice Cooker & Warmer
$203; Zojirushi.com
The 5.5 cup cooker has easy one-touch operation, automatic keep warm when cooking is done, a detachable and washable inner lid, detachable power cord, hinged lock tight lid with push button release, and an easy-to-clean nonstick inner cooking pan. Accessories include a measuring cup, spatula and spatula holder. Features gold Hello Kitty graphics on a white machine.

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7-Piece Nesting Bowls
$70;
 BamboozleHome.com 
Versatile, compact and perfect for both entertaining or everyday use. With a variety of sizes to suit any of your needs, use larger bowls for baking or family style meals, and smaller bowls for salads or your favorite snacks. The set is made of biodegradable, dishwasher safe, and durable bamboo fiber, and is available in pastel, thistle, and gray color schemes. 

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Colori Paring Knife
$10; Kuhnrikonshop.com
 
A must-have tool for any chef, novice or professional. The Japanese stainless-steel blade is great for peeling, trimming or slicing fruits and vegetables. Fun colors like bubble gum, dragonfruit, and unicorn are perfect for teens who are interested in cooking. Food releases easily from the nonstick blade. Safely transport to picnics and campsites with matching sheath. 

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LUX LCD Multi-Cooker
$159.95; ZavorAmerica.com

LUX LCD functions as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker and so much more. It is designed with an interactive and easy to use digital LCD screen that features 10 cooking functions including Dessert, Eggs and Grains and more than 30 programmable settings for an amazing one-pot cooking experience. 

Updated: April 2022

Fun Family Board Games

Fun Family Board Games

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Fun Family Board Games. Nothing brings a family together like playing games. Put the phones away and connect with each other -- plan a family game night! Here are some of this year's fun games for kids of all ages. 

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UNO Ultimate Marvel
$14.9; 7+
Amazon 
With this UNO Ultimate card game, players may not be Marvel Superheroes, but they can play like they are. Features four card decks, each designed specifically for a popular, heroic character.  Each player chooses to play as a character who has special powers that they can use on EVERY turn. A Danger Deck holds "Event" and "Enemy" cards to switch the balance of power.

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SavannaScapes
$40; 7+
SimplyFun.com
Learn fun facts about the ecosystem of the Serengeti-Mara to support animals and help them thrive. Players take turns moving around the play area choosing species tiles and placing them next to others to provide them with their needed habitats, creating an ecosystem. Point tokens are earned each time a player meets the needs of their animals or when an event tile is played.

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Dr. Seuss Pattern Party
$15.99; 3+
FunkoGames.com

Go for a spin with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters! Spin and match the character, color, shape, or pattern. Each player gets their own spinner and whenever someone spins SWAP! you all switch spinners. Match the four squares on your goal card to win. Spin, match, and join the party.

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Snail Mail
$16.95; 7+
Winning-Moves.com
Four Snail Mail carriers are out on their routes and it’s your job to help them make their deliveries. Your Snail Mail carriers bag will be filled with four cards, each card containing a number and a color. To complete deliveries, you’ll need your cards to match the goal on a delivery card. Lots of different delivery cards allow for a different game every time.

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Here to Slay
$20; UnstableGames.com
An adorable and brutal new card game that is perfect for players of all skill levels, whether you’re just entering the world of role-playing games or honing your masterful skills. For two to six players.

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Zillionaires: Road Trip USA
$24.99; 8+
BigPotato.com 
An auction party game, where you bid, bluff and buy 49 legendary American roadside attractions when they’re up for sale. Outbid and out-bluff your Zillionaire rivals to get your hands on each attraction on the game board. Be the first player to buy up four attractions in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line to win.

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Eating in Season by Adventerra Games
$19.99; 2+
AdventerraGamesUSA.com
A fun concentration game to learn how to eat healthy by choosing seasonal products. The memory cards feature illustrated backgrounds that show children which season is best for eating a particular food. This classic memory game helps develop visual memory, classification skills and knowledge of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Go PoP! Presto from FoxMind 
$24.95; 6+
Amazon.com
Race to pop the bubbles! Complete the challenges on the presto cards and be the first tap Bubblo to win the round. Players with quick reflexes, excellent eye-hand coordination and a good sense of observation will prevail in this fun party game for the whole family. 

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Disney A Goofy Movie Game
$23.99; 7+
FunkoGames.com
Join Max and his friends as they hit the road in this adventure-filled race to the concert. Make your way across the map, collecting fun memories for your scrapbook. Then hurry to score the best seats by the time Powerline hits the stage. Play cards to collect memories and travel to new locations! Roll the die to see if Powerline reaches L.A. or Goofy takes you on a wacky detour.

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Chinese Checkers
$12.95; 7+
Winning-Moves.com
A great strategy game for two to six players. With beautiful glass marbles and a sturdy playing platform board, this Chinese Checkers game will be a great addition to anyone’s game collection. 

Published: June 2022

Gift Ideas for Moms

Gift Ideas for Moms

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Gift Ideas for Moms! Looking for unique gifts for that special woman in your life? Check out these great ideas.

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MyBevi Hollywood Tumbler
$25+; MyBevi.com

Bring mom her morning coffee in this 20 ounce tumbler, a vacuum insulated premium stainless steel travel tumbler. The collection offers stainless steel tumblers for everyone that are made to endure all weather conditions and activities. 

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Nautilus Puzzles
Starting at $15.95; https://nautiluspuzzles.com
From colorful floral designs to sunny landscapes to warmer travel destinations, Nautilus Puzzles has over 100 different puzzle images to choose from to help brighten someone’s day. They craft intricate wooden jigsaws for adults uniquely designed with fun and vibrant pieces featuring different art styles and well-known artistic masters. They use soy-based inks and the latest cutting-edge laser technology to fabricate pieces from formaldehyde-free birch/basswood plywood sustainably harvested in Finland and FSC-certified. All puzzles are made in San Luis Obispo, California too.

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Larkly: Mineral Powder Face Sunscreen 30 SPF     
$32; larkly.com
Mess-free reapplication throughout your busy day. SPF 30. No grease, no mess and no white tint. Reef safe, chemical-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free. 

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Your Journey Indigo Backpack 
$47.50; Demdaco.com
A stylish and functional everyday bag for journeys large and small. For all the little steps you take in your journey, this backpack carries the essentials needed for accomplishing your to-do list or letting it go for a day of fun. Each one is hand-woven in India. Message on packaging reads, “Life is a lot like the fabrics of this bag, each has a unique story to tell… woven together to remind you of your seasons of joy, lessons learned, lives you've touched, and the forever friends you've made. The destination provides its own rewards, but the true gift is in the journey.”

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Ayla Vac-Ayla & Co. Vacuum
$60; 
Ayla & Co. - Vacuum
Ayla Vacuum is trendy and efficient new way to clean at home, work, or traveling. It’s a daily lifesaver designed by parents to make life easier. It takes the mess, and the chaos, out of everyday events for a quick cleanup wherever it happens.

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State of Terror Book Box
$89.99; 
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Includes State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penney. This truly fantastic novel will have you on the edge of your seat. Also included are amazing treats and goodies including salty caramel crunch, Foundry coffee, hand rescue hand cream, a bookmark, a milk frother to make the perfect latte, coffee exfoliator and a pin. 

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Mickey Mouse Homestead Tidbit Plate Set
$49.99; ShopDisney.com

Meal times are always more enjoyable in the company of Mickey so serve up a smile every time with this set of tidbit plates. Each of the four ceramic plates features a different design with a distinctly folk art style incorporating Mickey icons.

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Succulent Shea Butter Soap
$8.99; EvxoCosmetics.com
These succulent soaps are made with all-natural ingredients and are the perfect gift for any succulent or plant lover. They also make a wonderful decorative piece for any bathroom or kitchen.

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PureRelief XL Extra-Long Back & Neck Heating Pad
$50; PureEnrichment.com
This full-coverage heating pad is perfectly contoured to temporarily relieve muscle tension, aches, pain, and soreness where people experience it most-the neck, back, and shoulders. Ultimate heat therapy for the hard-working mom.

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Welly Bottle-Traveler
$33; WellyBottle.com
Minimalist design made with natural and renewable bamboo. This triple-walled, vacuum-insulated bottle comes with a removable infuser and sleek loop cap that makes it beautifully simple to stay hydrated. The Traveler 18 oz. bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for up to 14 hours.

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Vellabox Candle Subscription Box
Starting at $12; Vellabox.com

Artisan candles delivered monthly. Featuring a new artisan-made candle + surprise item in every box. Curate your box to your personal scent preferences. Perfect for yourself or makes a great gift for a friend.

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XOXO Tic-Tac-Toe Set
$31; Demdaco.com
Encourage positivity and happy family bonding with games that celebrate the joy of togetherness. This set brings classic games into the modern world in style, so everyone can to have a great time. The set is easy to store or to leave out as a decoration, and you can take it with you to parties to share with friends. Family games are always in style.

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UpNature Essential Oil Diffuser
$24.99; Amazon.com
Spring is in the “air”…literally…with this cool mist ultrasonic diffuser that provides up to 12 hours of continues aroma, an auto shut off and a selection of 7 LED light colors from which to choose.

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EVXO Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick 
$19.99; 
EvxoCosmetics.com
Lightweight, applies easily and precisely with a matte finish and provides full coverage you can wear comfortably all day. This waterproof formula does not bleed or feather. 

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eCreamery Mother’s Day Ice Cream
$59.99–$79.99; eCreamery.com
The eCreamery Mother’s Day Premium Collection: Mom’s Scoops of Love – Butter Brickle - Vanilla Ice Cream with Toffee Crunch; Best Mom Ever – Strawberry Ice Cream; Mom’s Tub of Hugs – Chocolate Cake Ice Cream with Brownie Bites and Fudge Swirls; Mint To Be My Mom – Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Cookie Crunch and Fudge Swirls.

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Ecuadane Blankets
$188; https://ecuadane.com
 
Ecuadane’s super-soft handmade blankets are made from a washable fabric designed to withstand the wear and tear of a life well lived. Unique, vibrant and with a lifetime warranty, you can be sure that this blanket is built to last.

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Winnie the Pooh Ceramic Bread Bin
$49.99; ShopDisney.com

Bees buzz all around the outside of this ceramic bread bin, but the wooden lid featuring Winnie the Pooh will keep them out and the contents safe and fresh.

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Klasse14 Okto Rainbow White Mesh Watch
$260; Klasse14.com
Crafted for versatile wear and impeccable timekeeping, Klasse14 brings a fresh approach to one of the oldest accessories we know. As the first and the most iconic design from Klasse14, Volare combines a flying eagle inspired dial and a convex-shaped dial that hugs the hands, setting itself apart from anything around with its minimal yet bold manner. It is also by far the most versatile watch model with hundreds of variations, echoing with the meaning of Volare “flight” in Italian.

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GYV  Mesoamerican Beauty Products
Prices vary; justgyv.com
This collection of self-care items is here to make you feel good all over - with the added luxury of enjoying Mesoamerican culture with a collection of candles and lotions that immerse you in beauty and refresh your environment. Founded by a husband and wife team, the brand now launches a new collection, partnering with five Latin graphic designers worldwide to create a product line benefiting a non-profit of their choosing.

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Bralettes by Lani + Kei 
Prices vary; LaniAndKei.com

Specializing in floral lace bralettes including styles like racerback, triangle, crochet, longline, padded and halter. Everybody deserves a cute bralette that actually fits well and looks chic underneath tops. Bralettes are made to be seen.

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Butter Melt: Har & Body Lotion Bar
$20;
 ButterAndMe.co
Formulated with just four core ingredients, Butter Melt lets you indulge in full-body hydration. This 100% oil-based lotion bar consisting of antioxidant-rich sunflower oil and avocado oil connects with a foundation of ultra-moisturizing Kokum butter and Candelilla wax to leave your skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

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Clear Zipper Pouches
$16; EZPacking.com
Stash your everyday essentials in style with these fun clear zipper pouches. These versatile little baggies are perfect for organizing your pens, pencils, keys, cords and more. This set of 2 includes 1 small baggie and 1 medium baggie. Just the right amount of mini pouches to keep your daily purse or diaper bag neat and tidy.

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Besazo Lip Scrub & Lip Mask
$15; BesazoBeauty.com
Prepare your lips for Valentine’s Day and pucker up for a sweet, flavorful time with these vegan lip exfoliating scrubs and lip care products in five flavors. Besazo means big kiss in Spanish, and with luscious lips, you’ll be ready and feeling fabulous all year round for cupid’s arrow to strike. 

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Long Sleeve Brami
$42–$52;  MacomaBoutique.com

Available in ribbed style or smoothing style in a varietry of colors. Brami also comes in a tank style. Brami styles come in sizes ranging from XS to 3X to support women of all shapes and sizes and each shirt is designed and manufactured in the USA by women.

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The OnePlus Buds Z2
$99; OnePlus.com

These earbuds offer high quality audio – including 40dB active noise cancellation (ANC), up to 38 hours of battery life, OnePlus’ Warp Charge technology (just 10 minutes of charge will give 5 hours of playtime), and ultra-low latency.

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The Lucila
$129; HappyElsie.shop
Pop this chic, versatile, vegan leather tote bag on your shoulder and head to the beach or to the market. It is large enough to hold everything you need from day to night, is expertly hand woven, machine washable, and waterproof. Comes in a variety of exquisite colors.

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PureRelief Deluxe Foot Warmer
$49.99; PureEnrichment.com
Designed with super-soft micromink plush on the outside and a deluxe sherpa lining on the inside, this is ideal for warming up cold feet year-round with four heat settings that range in temperature from 110°F on the warm setting up to 140°F on high. 

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VersaBoard
$24.99; MyBoogieBoard.com
Offers both design and functionality for workspaces and around the home, seamlessly blending versatility, style, and organization with a new maximized note-taking surface. It can be mounted on a refrigerator or propped on a counter, and is perfect for grocery lists, quick notes, family game night score keeping and more.

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Nurture Me Organics Set of 40 Bath Bombs 
$69.95; Amazon.com
Find a bath fizzy to match your every mood. Hop into the tub at the end of a long day with one of the many bath bombs included and relax into a deep and peaceful stress-free state of mind. 

 

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RareLumiere Candles 
$39; RareLumiere.com

Enjoy 55 hours of burn time for each candle with 100% cotton wicks designed for the style of each glass vessel. Each hand-poured creation is elegantly packaged with a corresponding handwritten note included in the box. 

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La Péche Bundle 
$49.95; AnnaMartiCosmetics.com
The includes the Nude Finish | La Pèche, Goldie Luxe and Nué are a peachy nude shade inspired by the natural vibrant colors inside of the peach fruitAlso included is the Compact Premium Makeup Bag that is lightweight and the perfect size to store your makeup on the go. Feature natural ingredients that are vegan, non-toxic, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. Also available: Noor Red Bundle. https://www.instagram.com/annamarticosmetics/?hl=en

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Cucumber Melon Deluxe XL Gourmet Gift Basket 
$75; ardenorganics.com
Sensational bath accessories combined with spa goodies with Cucumber and Melon extracts and skin reviving hand mitts, back scrubber, brush, pumice and exfoliating bath pouf. We then add luxurious shampoo,body wash, bubble bath, bath salts, bath caviar and handmade soap.

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One by Wacom
$59.95; Wacom.com
You can sketch, draw, and edit photos with a simply great pen experience. It works with Chromebook too, which makes it perfect for students who want to handwrite digitally. The pressure sensitive and battery free pen brings a familiar, pen-on-paper feel to drawing and writing and is simple to set up and use. Everything from complicated cut-outs to delicate color adjustments, sketching and drawing is much easier and more precise. The tablet has everything you need, just connect the USB cable to your Mac, PC, or Chromebook, download and install the driver, and you’re ready to go.

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Port Insulated Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler
$21.95; EcoVessel.com
EcoVessel creates modern designed, performance-driven insulated stainless steel water bottles, mugs, tumblers, and growlers. These award-winning hydration vessels combine fashion and performance and keep your drinks hot and cold for hours. 

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The Mod Wax Warmer
$39.95/Wax Melts $12.95+; HappyWax.com
A flame-free, trouble-free method of melting scented wax on a ceramic warmer to create fragrance. Set a timer for 3, 6, or 9 hours, so you can “set it and forget it” without any worry. Wax melts can also mix and match to create custom fragrances and discover your own signature scent. 

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Loose Leaf Tea Subscription Box
$21.25–$25; TeaRunners.com
Tea Runners is the world's finest loose leaf tea club. Every month our members receive a curated collection of four of the world's best loose leaf teas, along with tasting notes and brewing instructions. Go with our curated selections or customize your own box from up to 20 tea selections per month.

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Backyard Candles Coconut Candles
$10–25; BackyardCandles.com

Handmade with up-cycled coconut shells that otherwise would have been tossed away, polluting the environment. The unique aromas invigorate a room while creating a serene environment for relaxation and comfort. Boost your self-care regime with a dreamy bath and coconut candles that float.

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The Addison
$229; Andar.com

Made from premium full-grain oil waxed leather, this gorgeous bag comes in two color options and features several pockets to store essentials. Beautifully versatile, this is your must-have accessory for every occasion 

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California Shopper Tote
$26; MapTote.com
Fun and whimsical design of patches and pins inspired by travel to California, this tote bag is perfect for everyday errands like grocery shopping with its short and sturdy handle. It is inspired by the classic brown paper bag you'd use at the grocery store. 

 

Updated: June 2022

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