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Beach/Pool Product Review

Beach, Pool & Summer Products

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

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Hula Cula Cooler Bags 
$279.99; Hulacula.com
With its premium design and utility, this cooler bag delivers everything the modern person needs for everyday use, as well as fun days at the beach, pool, ball field or special event. Hidden inside the beautiful exterior is the most functional cooler bag ever created. With a waterproof center cooler pocket, utility side pocket with three cell phone sizes pockets, zippered valuables pocket, electronics storage and key holder clip, and a dry storage side pocket with a built in sunglasses holder and space for adding monogram, you won’t be stressed for space.

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Chicken Fight
$39.99; 8+
LesliesPool.com
Chicken Fight! Inflatable Pool Float Game Set includes 2 Giant Inflatable Chicken Floats. Flip Your Friends into the water! Mount your chicken ride-on water float and wrestle your friend off theirs! Fun for kids, teens and even adults. 

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Tesalate Sand-free Towels 
$59-$99; Tesalate.com
These towels from Australia truly repel sand. Utilising cutting-edge textile technology, Tesalate created the exclusive AbsorbLite fabric to bring you a towel that's simply smarter than the rest. Aside from being sand-free, it can also absorb up to 1L (33 oz.) of water yet it dries up pretty fast. With over 30 designs to choose from, this lightweight towel can roll up into a small bundle and comes with its own waterproof nylon drawstring pouch.

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beachsafe Portable Safe
$79.99; thebeachsafe.com
beachsafe allows you to have peace of mind in knowing your valuables are safe wherever you are. This portable, lightweight safe is designed with a 4-digit combination lock, water-resistant exterior, and a stainless-steel securing cable that easily attaches to your beach chair. beachsafe’s high-tech features include two USB ports, a powerful built-in solar powered battery pack to charge phones on the go, and a cooling fan to protect your smart devices while keeping them charged.  

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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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Summer Lip Balm
$11.99; EcoLips.com
Fresh outta the juicer comes these fresh-pressed summer flavors: Main Squeeze, One in a Melon (Watermelon) and Citrus Got Real (Orange, Lime and Lemon). This variety 6-pack of summertime lip balm packs a pucker and sweetness for a refreshing summertime treat. Features organic coconut oil and beeswax to keep lips supple and soft all season long.

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SwimWays Speed Beasts
$14.99; 5+
Target.com
Battery powered boat that instantly begins to move upon water contact. Automatically reverses when hitting a wall. Set its rudder in various positions to perform tricks, take turns, and much more. Three styles inspired by a shark, alligator and manta ray.

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The U-Stand
$49.99; TheUStand.com
It's the world's most versatile umbrella stand. It's perfect for providing "shade anywhere" -- tailgating, beach, outside sports, fishing, even your backyard. Allows you to properly secure any umbrella. Tested to withstand winds of 40mpm. Made with UV protected durable plastic, never worry about it breaking. Includes 4 cup holders that will fit even the largest cups.

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Miami Beach Bum + Body Cream
$45; MiamiBeachBum.com

Features oregano to target blemishes and pearl to brighten and smooth your complexion. The botanical formula is gentle and effective to use as an everyday moisturizer and treat other skin flare-ups such as folliculitis, acne, eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and more. Choose from mint and vanilla orange varieties.

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Miniland Kids Beach Sand Molds
$6.99; Amazon.com

Includes a circle, square, triangle and semi-circle molds with fun grooves that create unique shapes. Helps develop children's curiosity in the world around them, hand-eye coordination and dexterity skills.

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2-Piece Fish Swim Bundle
$23.40; Carters.com

This fish rashguard is UPF 50+ sun protected and designed with a quick-drying fabric to keep him cool all summer long. Plus, with a pair of matching swim trunks, this set is perfect for his next beach adventure.

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The Navy Labyrinth Beach Towel
$40; Teema.co
By utilizing dozens of different colored threads in each design, the Labyrinth’s weave creates a hypnotizing, breathtaking display of interwoven colors. The Labyrinth Towel is woven on traditional jacquard looms by seamstresses in Turkey. It is thicker and softer than towels made on automatic looms. 

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PLAYMOBIL Sand Spring Flower Bucket 
$16.99; 2+
Playmobil.us
Dig in at the beach with Spring Flower Bucket! Use the leaf shovel to scoop up the sand and then pour over the sieve to separate out any seashells. Kids can then use the collected sand to fill the flower mold. Or, fill the bucket with water and then watch the pretty pink flower float! Set includes one figure, flower bucket with handle, sieve, leaf shovel, and flower mold.

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Carter's 1-Piece Floral Ruffle Swimsuit
$17; Carters.com
Designed with UPF 50+ sun protection and super cute ruffles, this floral 1-piece comes with an adorable matching headwrap to complete this beachy look. Includes matching headwrap.

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Womens Waiheke Stripe Long Sleeve Rash Top
$80; SnapperRock.com
Go sailing with this contemporary nautical striped long sleeve rash top. Cut for a flawless fit from UV50+ fabric, this quick drying swim top will block all harmful UVA and UVB rays. A perfect complement over any other item when more cover is required.

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Intex Lush Tropical Tubes
$24.99; IntexCorp.com
These swim tubes are ideal for floating, swimming or playing with in the pool. Heavy-duty grab handles are provided for holding on. Available in 3 assorted bright tropical designs.

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SwimWays Aqua Monsters
$14.99; 5+
Target.com
Aqua Monsters swim erratically for realistic sea creature effect. Aggressive and edgy, this monster slitters across the water with an articulated body and tail. 

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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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Keepzit Kooler 
$22.97; KeepzitKooler.com

With its hard outer shell and wider base, Keepzit Kooler provides more stability, so your drink won't tip over and spill. Marker writes like a paint pen, but dries to look just like chalk. Quick drying and smear resistant once dry. Includes two Chalkboard Keepzit Koolers and one White Liquid Chalk Marker.

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YippiYappa
$34.99; All Ages
Buenaondagames.com
The YippiYappa game kit has 4 games and growing. Dump out the balls, pick the game and the teams and have at it. Kit contains two teams of 4 color-coded Peloties (mini sacks) each and one basket. 

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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. 

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Mens Blue Swell Boardies
$75; SnapperRock.com
These Blue Swell Board Short have a classic print that Dads and their mini me's will both love.  Classic navy with aqua waves feature on these volley style shorts.  Match with a rash top for total sun protection. Quick drying, lightweight and breatheable. Zip closed back pocket with mesh lining.

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Gigantic Dinosaur
$44.99; 6+
LesliesPool.com
Go Big or Go Extinct! Bring excitement and adventure to your pool with the King of the Pool Floats – T-REX! This gigantic raft is nearly 10 feet long, easily accommodating two adult riders! Every terrifying detail of this powerful beast was captured using high-resolution RealPrint technology from PoolCandy. Enjoy life as the apex predator on a pool float 66 million years in the making.

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SwimWays Fairy Tails
$4.99; 5+
Amazon.com
These adorable pool toys easily transform into magical mermaids. The mermaid tail changes color in the sun and back again in cooler water. Discover six different dolls, each with their own 2” pet.

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Pop and Pass
$24.99; 6+
HogWildToys.com
Grab a launcher and insert the soft foam ball. Simply pull back the handle to load, then get ready launch. A fun and oddly satisfying “bloop” sound effect accompanies each pop and pass! The functional basket design auto-reload and hands-free operation makes of Pop & Pass super fun and easy for all ages. 

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Football
$12.99; All Ages
Buenaondagames.com
Great for close range catch; soft and safe for little hands and heads and it floats. 5 inches in length, cotton crochet with recycled pellet/poly combo fill.

 

Updated: July 2020

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.

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Ball Buddies Adventure Center
$89.99; 1.5+
Step2.com
Features simple machines and fun accessories like slides, cups, spinners and funnels, to teach early physics concepts. Develops fine and gross motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination when kids pick up and place the balls, or throw, roll and pass to their friends. There’s even an interactive whirlpool spinner on the bottom level so little ones can get the water moving to create a lazy river. 

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Antsy Pants Flamingo or Cactus Ring Toss
$24.99; 4+
Target.com
Toss the rings on the flamingo or cactus. The perfect game to improve children’s hand-eye coordination, motor skills and socializing skills.

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Ready-to-Roll Kickball Set
$65; YardBirdOutside.com
Play the sandlot-favorite game of Kickball anywhere, anytime with this durable, portable and storage-friendly set. Features three heavy-duty bases, homeplate, and a kickball that will stand the test of time. Comes in a grab'n'go bucket for easy transport and storage.

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Globber Primo Foldable Wood
$99.99; 3+
Globber.com
This 3-wheel scooter for kids is a folding scooter with a push-button folding system for functionality, transportation, and storage. Featuring the standout light-up wheels, this model includes a wood deck and matte finishing in 3 bright colors. Supports up to 110 lbs.

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Tonka Metal Movers
$10.99; 3+
Target.com
This set includes two diecast vehicles and Tonka Tough Dirt, a no-mess sand compound that mimics real construction site conditions. The Tonka toy line features rough and tough toy vehicles of all sizes, with exciting themes and ‘mix & mash’ play patterns that appeal to today’s kids while staying true to the Tonka brand legacy for lifelong fans. 

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Field Day Double Dutch Set
$30; YardBirdOutside.com
Grab your coordinated family and friends and jump in. This set provides a screen-free activity to keep your family active, entertained and outside. Durable, polyethylene beads provide that nostalgic “click” sound taking you right back to that 1988 Field Day victory. Set of two 14-ft ropes.

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4-in-1 Globber Explorer Trike Series 
$199.99; 10 months-5 years
Globber.com
Easily and quickly convert the two rear wheels into a double-width wheel, to transform the product from a tricycle to a balance bike. Product highlights: 5-point harness and safety bar for added toddler security, adjustable parent handle with a built-in steering system in the body, patented wheel mechanism transformation, built-in front freewheel system with lock and unlock button.

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Inflatable Hop ‘N Go Horses, Set of 2
$49.98; 5+
HearthSong.com
Saddle up, buckaroos! Set of two Inflatable Hop 'n Go Horses means that you and a friend can hop, bump, and gallop across the open range. Each vinyl horse offers a spacious ride, and comes equipped with a a strap for leverage and balance. Perfect for active play, kids can set courses to race, or use horses to create equine storylines for imaginative play. 

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WOWmazing Unicorn Kit
$16.95; 6+
SouthBeachBubbles.com
Made of two lightweight wands firmly connected through an absorbing braided cotton string. This product can help develop kids’ motor skills with engaging healthy outdoor activity. The WOWmazing Bubble Concentrate is used together with all WOWmazing Wands. It's the secret to making our bubbles so big and last so long.

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Carry & Go Track Table by Simplay3
$39.99; 3+
Simplay3.com
The Carry & Go Track Table, with a race track on one side and a train track on the other, will inspire hours of imaginative play. It's also great for on-the-go, as it is lightweight and features an easy-carry handle. 

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Birdie Golf
$39.99; 4+
HogWildToys.com
Create your own course with real golf action, just about anywhere you choose. Place the weighted flag cup on any surface to create the course. Then, set the ball on its uniquely designed, built-in “birdie-tail” stand, and F-O-R-E! The ball goes flying, and its birdie tail keeps it in play, no matter how powerful the swing. The unique birdie design prevents the ball from rolling away, keeping the play close and exciting. 

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Aeroflyt Ryzr
$11.99; 6+
Amazon.com
Throw the Ryzr and watch it magically fly higher and higher. The cutting-edge design uses physics to create this unique playing experience. The rubber, lightweight material also stands up to any weather. 

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Gator Golf
$19.99; 4+
Amazon.com
A hole-in-one is a lot more fun with Gator Golf. Grab your flamingo golf club and aim to feed this hungry little Gator. Sink your putt by hitting your ball through the Gator’s mouth into his tail to score but watch out – he’ll flick your ball back with his tail for more putting action.

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Crush it Bat
$15.99; 5+
GoliathGames.us
High-tension strings provide a spring-action barrel with a power-boost sweet spot for grand slam power. Simply increase the tension to send the ball flying over the fences.

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Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes 
$29.99; 5+
StompRocket.com
Three different Stunt Planes designed by aeronautical engineers to do a variety of amazing tricks. Change the launch angle, fly with a head wind or tail wind, and more to change how they fly. 100% kid-powered. No batteries and no assembly required. Run, Jump and STOMP to launch Stunt Planes. 

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YippiYappa
$34.99; All Ages
Buenaondagames.com
The YippiYappa game kit has 15 games and growing. Dump out the balls, pick the game and the teams and have at it. Kit contains two teams of 4 color-coded Peloties (mini sacks) each and one basket. 

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Mobo Explorer Balance Bike
$89.99; 2-6 years
MoboCruiser.com
Kids can experience the thrill of riding California freestyle with the security of having two feet on the ground. With its multiple safety pads and extended frame your child will be extra safe from falls, nuts, and bolts. As your child builds strength, balance and confidence they'll have a blast using the integrated footrest to roll in style. With never-flat tires your child will have many years of maintenance free fun. The explorer's sturdy frame and optimized geometry makes it stable and easy to handle. 

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Sweet Shop Chalk Play Set
$26.998; 3+
MelissaAndDoug.com
Draw, trace, and stamp chalk designs with chalk cupcakes, cookies, birthday candles, frosting, donut, jumbo sticks, and more. The vibrant colors in this deliciously adorable 33-piece play set are perfect for drawing on the included sign with holder, sidewalks, driveways, or chalkboards. Trace shapes on three extra-thick stencil sheets or make quick and easy rainbow lines with the multi-colored slice of cake. Add water to the sprinkle stamper to make chalk paint polka-dots. 

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Zephyr Flyer
$165;  5+
YardBirdOutside.com
A modern take on the classic rope swing. Beautifully designed and built tough, the Zephyr Flyer’s 360 degree aerial adventures will create screen-free smiles and rowdy laughter for years to come. Designed for simplicity and hassle-free installation, your kids will be swinging in minutes.

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Gazillion Bubble Storm
$14.99; 3+
Walmart.com
Simply slide the bottle into the bottle holder until it clicks, then flip the bottle upside down and watch the bubble magic. This innovative and new solution dispensing technology functions as the ‘on/off’ button. With its compact design, this machine is made to be taken around for endless bubble fun.

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Pop and Pass
$24.99; 6+
HogWild.com
Grab a launcher and insert the soft foam ball. Simply pull back the handle to load, then get ready launch. A fun and oddly satisfying “bloop” sound effect accompanies each pop and pass. The functional basket design auto-reload and hands-free operation makes of Pop & Pass super fun and easy for all ages. 

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Ice Hopper
$8.99; 6+
Kess.co
Ice Hopper is a glitter-filled take on a classic toy. As the Ice Hopper spins around, it sparkles with liquid glitter providing for colorful play with a fun shine effect. Available in four dazzling colors.

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Wild Ones Junior Kick Scooter Unicorn
$34.99; 30 months+
Razor.com
With a low deck perfect for little learners, Wild Ones junior kick scooter keep kids and their feet closer to the ground, enabling them to learn to balance and build the skills – and the confidence – needed to master two-wheeled rides. Also available in Shark theme.

Updated: July 2020

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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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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Bluetooth Water Bottle Speaker 
$35; TheGrommet.com
Wirelessly syncs to users phone for six to ten hours of playtime. The water-resistant speaker is smartly fitted on top of the insulating bottle—instead of the bottom—for superior sound and easier access. 

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KGB Running Shorts
$59.99; Kgbrunning.com

Go hands-free with the clever and sleek 360 degree pocket design. Spacious enough to snuggly hold any size cell phone, great for storing cash for that post hike beverage, convenient for keeping car keys handy after the gym workout and more. Features moisture wicking fabric and stretch design for extra comfort. Styles available for men and women.

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Athletic Ankle Socks
$11; Swaggr.com
Treat your feet to the world’s most comfortable socks, designed sustainably. Swaggr socks are made from plastic with a goal to save the oceans. They just launched their sock line for kids, too. And no size chart-one size fits all.

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VOLO Hero Quick Dry Towel
$39; VoloBeauty.com
When it comes to the health of your hair, soft and plush doesn’t mean weak and ineffective. Like an unlikely superhero, this towel decreases dry time by 50 percent by removing more water than the average bath towel. Let this towel become your super power to battle frizz and breakage. 

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Wearable Ice Pack by Headache Hat
$39.95TheGrommet.com
Cool comfort from a wearable ice pack that delivers icy relief from migraines, headaches, and even hot flashes and fevers. The roomy, comfortable design can be worn over the eyes to block light, and has extra fabric to act as a barrier if needed. Inside the stretchy wrap is a reusable ice pack with individual cubes filled with purified water (longer-lasting than gel ice) that help you target the cold right where you want it. Made in the USA.

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Live to Give Bottled Water
$24.99/12 pack; LiveToGive.com
This bottled water brand donates 50% of its net profits to charitable organizations that support military members, first responders and their families. Founded by a Green Beret who lost his leg in battle, John Wayne Walding created Live to Give to provide a simple way to give back to those who serve. The water is crisp, pH-balanced and electrolyte enhanced for optimal taste and hydration.

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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.

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My First Workout
$109.99; MyFirstWorkout.com
A strength and conditioning program for children ages 5-10 years. Consists of 12 individual workouts that all build upon each other. Kit contains the first program in the series consisting of 13 of the best exercises for every child to learn and 8 custom-made, child-size pieces of equipment necessary to complete the workouts. This step-by-step program allows children to move at their own pace and the posters and videos make it easy to confidently teach a child how to properly prepare the body for a lifelong habit of exercise.

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SENA R1 Bluetooth Helmet
$129; Sena.com

Featuring the only Bluetooth intercom system available. Also features a patented Advanced Noise Control that filters out wind and white noise, seamlessly keeping your riding partners connected in HD quality by placing the speakers above your ears. Sena's Bluetooth 4.1 technology also allows riders to hear GPS directions, as well as cues and feedback from fitness apps like Strava, so cyclists can easily monitor speed, cadence, and heart rate without taking their hands off the bars, or eyes off the road. Also available: R1 visor.

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Ease Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
$39.99; Amazon.com

FDA cleared/doctor recommended wireless automatic upper arm blood pressure monitor. Seamless connectivity by Bluetooth - all readings (blood pressure, heart rate and arrhythmia) automatically uploaded to mobile devices. Captures readings in about 20-30 seconds—about ½ the time as the leading competitor—while the blood pressure cuff is inflating to minimize squeezing. One touch on the app triggers monitor to provide complete tracking and data history in graph form. Email readings to family or physician, the app holds unlimited readings.

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H2OCOACH
$24.97; h20coach.com

As stress levels ramp up, remember to stay hydrated and on track with your fitness goals. With the Drink More H20 bottle, you can see time markers with motivational phrases to keep you on track. This 36 oz. bottle shows you where you should be by the hour while encouraging you to start again when it’s time. Gallon Jug size also available.

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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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H6 Vacuum by Roborock
$449; Amazon.com

Clean your floors, ceiling, car, and more. With its lightweight and cordless design, and its higher-than-average battery life, the H6 itself is extremely versatile. Capturing 99.97% of particles, including pollen and dander, as well as its 5-layer filtration system, it cleans the air as it vacuums the floor. As an added convenience, an OLED screen displays mode, amount of charge/time left, maintenance reminders and more. 

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MosoNatural Air Purifying Bag for Closets and Bathrooms
$10.95; MosoNatural.com
The Moso Bag works continuously to capture and eliminate odors and harmful pollutants out of the air without giving off a scent. For damp, musty environments the Moso Bag will also absorb excess moisture to regulate humidity. Reusable for up two years; just place the Moso Bag outside in the sun once a month for at least one hour to rejuvenate.

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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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Alfred Connect Smart Deadbolt
$229; AlfredInc.com
Alfred’s DB2 and DB2-B smart deadbolt for your door will become your new personal concierge. Alfred's mandate has always been to create smart locks that reflect the perfect balance between beautiful design, security and usability. Whether you’re looking for a new project to keep you busy around the house or are already in the process of renovating, Alfred Smart Locks are quick and easy to install, meaning anyone can do it. All you need is a phillips screwdriver to transform the look of your front door.

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Kid Proof
$15.99; CaprockProducts.com

Having your kids at home all day everyday means a lot more clean up. Kid Proof Protectant utilizes nanotechnology to safely seal your cloth and leather from strawberry milkshakes, gummy bears and whatever else your kids spill in the car. Kid Proof doesn't use fluorocarbons, acetone, or naphtha. 

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Sleepenvie Logan Mattress
$199+; sleepenvie.com

The Logan is 8-inches of condensed comfort and support. The gel-infused memory foam is the key comfort aspect because it conforms to your body immediately while maintaining an ideal temperature for a sound night’s sleep. The high-density foam offers optimal structural support which promotes mattress reliability and longevity, assuring it will provide an astounding amount of comfort for years to come. 

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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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Azuna Antimicrobial Odor Eliminator
Starting at $14.99; AzunaFresh.com
Azuna Fresh is made with Australian Tea Tree oil and it naturally degrades and attacks mold, mildew and bacteria without any harsh chemicals. Azuna Fresh does not mask odors, but actually removes it from the air while leaving a light natural fragrance. Each hand-crafted gel Azuna Fresh jar lasts 60 - 90 days and is ideal for cars, bathrooms, kitchens and any room in your home or office. 

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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.

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Ambient LED Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker by TikiTunes
$39.95; TheGrommet.com
Rock out—or chill out—anywhere with this portable Bluetooth speaker. A flame-like effect amps up ambience while great sound helps set the scene. Water-resistant and rechargeable, it’s the perfect way to take playlists inside or out, from picnics and pool parties to romantic nights in. Pair two speakers for stereo sound.

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Invroheat’s Wall-hanging Infrared Room Heater 
$77.50; Invroheat.com

Decorative wall art that is also a safe and energy-efficient way to heat your space. No more bulky space heaters that take up floor space or could easily get knocked over. Invroheat’s simple, safe and money-saving design makes warming up a room easy.

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GX Suspension Pillow 
$69/Two Pack; GXPillows.com

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our health. With the clever installation of ‘double X’ internal ties combined with hypoallergenic hollow fiber filling, the GX Suspension Pillow is the first of its kind to retain much more of its plumped shape all night long.DEEBOT OZMO 950Left

DEEBOT OZMO 950
$799.99; EcoVacs.com

Provides consumers with powerful full-coverage cleaning, thanks to numerous advanced features including a longer battery life (3 hours!), Max+ Mode for deeper cleaning, SmartNavi 3.0TM with updated virtual boundaries and multi-floor mapping, and OZMO technology for two-in-one mopping and vacuuming. The new vacuum/mop combination features ECOVACS’ thinnest design yet, to ensure the 950 can access and clean every floor surface with ease. The model is smart home compatible with Google and Amazon systems.

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BlendJet One
$39.95; BlendJet.com
The world's first truly portable and rechargeable blender. Simply load with your favorite ingredients and blend. Fully charges in an hour and lasts for 8-10 blends. Perfect for making smoothies, protein shakes, baby food, hummus, guacamole, salsa, even face masks.

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CHI Steam Shot
$69.99; Amazon.com
This iron can perform traditional tasks of an iron, while also functioning as a handle-held steamer. This innovative design allows you to tackle wrinkles effortlessly by simply altering the settings between iron and steam. The titanium-infused soleplate provides a smooth glide over any fabric, while the dedicated steam nozzle transforms the iron to an ideal vertical steamer.  

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Wellslock Storage Containers
Prices Vary; Wellslock.com
Wellslock provides innovative and creative storage container and locking solutions for commercial and household applications. Features lids which slide into place with a single tab locking system.

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Foldable Storage Box with Handle
$40; TheGrommet.com
Open the box and fold the interior panel down for stability. Includes one foldable storage box with removable nylon carrying strap. Includes one compartment with two elastic mesh pockets. Padded, nylon carrying handles with metal hooks for easy transport. Folds and unfolds in three quick steps. Capable of carrying 65 pounds. Great for using in place of disposable bags for shopping.

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Magnetic Photo Frame System
$49.95; TheGrommet.com
This modular magnetic picture frame system makes it easy to display—and switch around—Polaroid prints, 4" x 6" photos, and your fave snaps from Instagram (4" x 4"). One main frame screws into the wall while super strong magnets connect the other frames to it in any configuration you want.

Updated: May 2020

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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Hula Cula Cooler Bags 
$279.99; Hulacula.com
With its premium design and utility, this cooler bag delivers everything the modern person needs for everyday use, as well as fun days at the beach, pool, ball field or special event. Hidden inside the beautiful exterior is the most functional cooler bag ever created. With a waterproof center cooler pocket, utility side pocket with three cell phone sizes pockets, zippered valuables pocket, electronics storage and key holder clip, and a dry storage side pocket with a built in sunglasses holder and space for adding monogram, you won’t be stressed for space.

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Lat & Lo Jewelry
Starting at $22; LatAndLo.com
This unique handcrafted jewelry brand inscribes sentimental customized latitude longitude coordinates to a meaningful place in your life on necklaces, bracelets, rings and other accessories. Whether it’s the town she was born in or the place she married the love of her life, choose Lat & Lo to inscribe a place memorable to your mother. You can also include a personal message on the back of the piece.

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Womens Waiheke Stripe Long Sleeve Rash Top
$80; SnapperRock.com
Go sailing with this contemporary nautical striped long sleeve rash top. Cut for a flawless fit from UV50+ fabric, this quick drying swim top will block all harmful UVA and UVB rays. A perfect complement over any other item when more cover is required.

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Vellabox Candle Subscription Box
Starting at $10/month; Vellabox.com
Vellabox is a monthly subscription box that delivers amazing seasonal soy candles from the hottest candle companies right to your door. In light of everything going on, candles can make everyone's time spent at home a little bit cozier. This box is a way to connect loved ones who are distant - month to month.

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The Seasons Blanket in Beige
$88; Teema.co
The Seasons Blanket is one of the biggest, most beautiful blankets. It's clean lines, contrasting colors and thick cotton threads give this blanket a modern chic look and feel. It is big enough for anything from a couch cuddle session to a beach picnic, yet cute enough to add a stylish accent to any room.

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Disney Collector’s Edition Snow White Puzzle
$24.99; Amazon.com
These 1000-piece puzzles feature iconic scenes from some of the most popular Disney films, including Snow WhiteCinderellaPeter PanFantasia, Sleeping BeautyBambi, Dumbo and the Jungle Book.

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Böhme Clothing and Bags
Prices vary; 
Böhme.com
Böhme offers a wide selection of styles from your everyday essentials to your hard to find pieces that are surprisingly accessible in price and without sacrificing quality. Their products range from top, bottoms, dresses to swimwear, accessories, and outerwear. 

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Zenergy Aroma Dream by iHome
$99.99, Amazon.com
Delivers a fine mist blending water and your favorite essential oils up to 54 hours. Includes 12 soothing, naturally recorded environmental and white noise sounds designed to make you feel relaxed, calm, and helps with falling asleep. Set the Aroma DREAM Machine to wake you up to your desired essential oil and sound. 

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Shower Steamer Gift Set
$20.95; Amazon.com
Enjoy a spa session in the comfort of your home. With 12 different and unique options, you're sure to have a shower steamer to suit every mood. Select the steamer that will provide the desired effect with its select premium essential oils and feel the change wash over you. Each nourishing steamer is carefully formulated with great attention to maximize the oils' benefits for your ultimate enjoyment and pleasure. 

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Julio Designs
Starting at $22; JulioDesigns.com
If you are loving the flashy statement pieces rocking the runway these days that blend antique and contemporary looks, Julio Designs can show you how to make this hot style your own with handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other accessories sharing a modern fusion of vintage components and contemporary materials.

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Eggtronic Wireless Charging Stone 
$69.90; Amazon.com

Uncomplicate your life with cables and reach for the wireless charger that also beautifies your space. Simply set your phone or Qi-enabled device on the stone for fast, 10-watt charging capabilities. The simple elegance of genuine stone meets smart technology. Made with real stone: black marble, white marble and travertine options available. 

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SUAVS Shoes-The Zilker
$95; SuavShoes.com
SUAVS shoes were made to be the most comfortable, stylish and versatile shoes for you to go anywhere and do anything in. These easy, hassle-free shoes can be slipped on with or without socks, there’s no break-in period and you can even throw them in the washing machine and they come out looking new. 

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Vitality Extracts 
Prices vary; VitalityExtracts.com
The finest essential oils that are pure, safe and free of chemicals making them the perfect aromatherapy oils for optimal natural healing. Along with essential oils for migraine relief, stress relief, energy and more, Vitality Extracts makes stunning diffuser bracelets from natural stones, each as beautiful to look at as it is good for your soul. With all the stress in the world right now, be good to yourself - and the planet and find some grounding with Vitality Extracts.

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CONQUERing
$25.99; MyConquering.com
CONQUERing a simple ring that’s both beautiful and encouraging, an outward reflection of your inner spirit. You select interchangeable, inspiring words that speak to your heart [like Be Happy, Shine, Hope…] While the ring is on your fingers, the disc lays flat with an interesting pattern of lines and curves. But if you take the ring off and give the disc a flick, the hidden word is revealed as the disc spins.

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Creative Outlier Gold
$99.99; US.Creative.com
These absolutely wire-free earbuds are extremely comfortable and ergonomically designed with soft silicone ear tips, suitable for all-day wear and perfect for enhanced sound quality. Boasts an incredible 39 hours at 14 hours playtime per charge. And offers Super X-Fi headphone holography for local audio and music files through Bluetooth. By activating the SXFI App wirelessly on your mobile with the Outlier Gold, you can transform the SXFI App into a Super X-Fi MP3 player and enjoy cinematic audio even while on the go. 

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NeedCrystals
$9.99-$29.99; NeedCrystals.com

An at-home microdermabrasion scrub that renews the skin’s natural glow and promotes skin cell growth. NeedCrystals was created to mimics the effects of a professional spa microdermabrasion from the comfort of your home. 

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Steeped Coffee Sampler Pack-10 Pack Box
$15; SteepedCoffee.com
Brewed similar to tea, these nitro sealed Steeped Bags, along with their guilt-free packaging made using renewable and compostable materials, achieve the unthinkable: fresh, hand roasted specialty coffee in an earth-friendly single-serving. The Steeped Coffee full immersion brew method means no machines, no waste, guilt-free packaging, and amazingly fresh gourmet coffee taste.

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Piperberry Natural Skincare Products
$28-$29; Piperberry.com
Piperberry uses adaptogens to help balance cortisol levels and help prevent the reduction of collagen and other signs of inflammation. Together combined with superfoods such as antioxidant-packed berries, Piperberry’s vegan, non-toxic products work together to provide multiple skin benefits. Piperberry is a skincare company created with one single principle in mind: to provide highly effective skincare products using the latest science and the most natural ingredients possible.

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Peaches + Frank Skincare -  Invigorating Exfoliating Cleanser
$88; PeachesAndFrank.com

From the fields of Northeast Ohio to the Cacti of Joshua Tree, California, every element included in this eco-friendly beauty line serves a purpose. Each formula is designed by a highly skilled chemist, using only the finest high performing ingredients found on farms across the United States.

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The Cozee Heating Blanket
$249.99; Lifegivingwarmth.com
Luxury or lifesaver? The Cozee battery-powered heating blanket is proving it can be both. As you indulge in the buttery soft microfleece interior, a fully integrated cordless heating system goes to work inside of a space-grade insulated exterior to bring you specialized warmth and comfort.

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Zodiac Constellation Necklace by Outdoor Metalworks
$28; TheGrommet.com
A constellation necklace is a sophisticated and subtle twist on personalized jewelry. The constellation representing a zodiac sign is laser cut into a gold-plated stainless steel pendant. Each necklace comes ready to give in wooden packaging and each one helps fund conservation efforts through contributions to The Trust For Public Land.

Updated: May 2020

Toys

Baby and Toddler Toys

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Baby and Toddler Toys! Check out these cool new toys that every baby or toddler will love!

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Hammer Game "Mr Mushroom" by Le Toy Van
$30.95; 1+
Amazon.com
A classic hammer pounding toy and features five little mushrooms in a circle and a bunny hammer. This toy encourages manual dexterity and hand eye co-ordination. Sensory layers of colors, sounds, textures and discovery foster curiosity and encourage early learning through play.

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LeapBuilders Store & Go Dump Truck
$19.99; 2+ 
LeapFrog.com
Kids can build using the easy-to-hold pieces and double-sided learning blocks that feature vocabulary and shapes. Insert the 10 double-sided learning blocks into the interactive Smart Star cube, and it will respond with educational songs and encouraging phrases that enhance building play with learning content.

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Wild Ones Junior Kick Scooter Unicorn
$34.99; 30 months+
Razor.com
With a low deck perfect for little learners, Wild Ones junior kick scooter keep kids and their feet closer to the ground, enabling them to learn to balance and build the skills – and the confidence – needed to master two-wheeled rides. Also available in Shark theme.

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Zoo 3-In-1 Ride On Toy
$60; 1+
SkipHop.com
Designed to grow with your little one for three stages of fun, it offers an entertaining way to encourage motor skills development, balance and coordination at playtime. They’ll love pressing the button at the front for a headlight, melodies, a beep sound and more fun sound effects as they whizz along.

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Ball Buddies Adventure Center
$89.99; 1.5+
Step2.com
 
Features simple machines and fun accessories like slides, cups, spinners and funnels, to teach early physics concepts. Toys that incorporate water play spur additional sensory exploration as kids experience new textures, temperatures, sights and sounds. There’s even an interactive whirlpool spinner on the bottom level so little ones can get the water moving to create a lazy river. 

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Pink Bunny Huggums 
$59.99; 2+
MadameAlexander.com

This beautiful baby doll wears a footed, pink velour onesie that has snap openings on the sides of the feet. An appliqué of a white felt rabbit with floppy bunny ears, and has an embroidered face and a pink ribbon. This baby comes with a plush white bunny.  

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Globber Explorer Trike Series 
$199.99; 10 months-5years
Globber.com
Equipped with wheel mechanism to easily and quickly convert the two rear wheels into a double-width wheel, to transform the product from a tricycle to a balance bike. Product highlights include 5-point harness and safety bar for added toddler security, adjustable parent handle with a built-in steering system in the body, patented wheel mechanism transformation, and built-in front freewheel system with lock and unlock button.

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Honeybake Mixer Set by Le Toy Van
$49.95; 2+
Amazon.com
Toddlers can act out real-life scenarios with the help of a moving whisk, a rolling pin and a bowl. This mixer builds social skills and creativity through imaginative role-playing.

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Balls, Blocks, and Cups 16-piece Gift Set
$14.99; 0m+
Infantino.com
Babies will have a blast rolling, stacking, scooping, building, tossing, counting, and exploring these sensory assortment. Encourages sensory exploration and tactile development, promotes gross motor development, early problem solving, and early crawling. 

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Go! Go! Cory Carson DJ Train Trax & the Roll Train
$19.99; 2+
VTechKids.com
Help Cory and Chrissy dance on stage or roll DJ Train Trax to light up his rainbow chimney while listening to sounds and phrases from the show. Place Cory and Chrissy on the stage to watch them light up, do “The Chrissy” and hear them interact with DJ Train Trax. Press DJ Train Trax’s hat or move him around to trigger phrases, sounds, songs and special lighting effects. 

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Green Toys Paddle Boat
$14.99; 6 months+
GreenToys.com
The perfect addition to any bathtub fleet. Features an easy-grasp handle and scoop-and-pour spout, and also has a spinning paddle wheel on back. It is as functional as it is fun – it’s great for washing hair and also comes apart for easy cleaning in the dishwasher. 

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Mobo Explorer Balance Bike 
$89.99; 2-6 years
MoboCruiser.com
Kids can experience the thrill of riding California freestyle with the security of having two feet on the ground. As your child builds strength, balance and confidence they'll have a blast using the integrated footrest to roll in style. With never-flat tires your child will have many years of maintenance free fun. The explorer's sturdy frame and optimized geometry makes it stable and easy to handle. 


Published: May 2020

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Dads

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Looking for gift ideas for Dad or the other men in your life? Check out these great products they are sure to love.

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Walabot DIY Wall Scanner & Stud Finder
$69.99; Walabot.com/DIY
Detects studs (metal and wooden), pipes and wires (PVC & Metal) and movement. Works on drywall and concrete. Sees 4 in /10 cm deep into your walls. Provides three different sensing modes: Panoramic, Images and Expert. Maps large areas, allows snapshots for offline analysis. Android compatible only - not compatible with iPhone and several Android devices.

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Ausounds AU-Stream ANC True Wireless Earbuds
$149.95; Ausounds.com
A true wireless earphone designed for music enthusiasts and creators to use in their everyday lives. A wireless earphone with the audio that is respected by the music creator community, but also serves the purpose of music lovers everyday use. This means great audio at a great value.

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TCL 10 Pro 
$449.99; Amazon.com
Features a sleek, TCL-built 6.47-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED panel, which delivers sharp resolution and a wide range of color clarity. The curved display allows for reduced bezels, achieving a high screen-to-body ratio, and comes with Edge Bar shortcuts that users can quickly access one-handed. With an array of four rear cameras and a 24MP front-facing camera, imaging on the TCL 10 Pro is a delight. Users have access to a 64MP high-res camera, 2.9μm big pixel low-light video cam, 123-degree super wide-angle camera and macro lens, as well as a hybrid auto focus solution for a fast and crisp shot day or night. 

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Men’s Sierra Flannel
$35; Staheekum.com

This classic moccasin silhouette never goes out of style. Rich plaid flannel lining and lace detailing provide homey comfort. Cow suede, polyester lining, imported. For every slipper purchased on their site, a tree is planted through Trees for the Future. 

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Bondi Joe Anglesea Blue Mens Swim Trunk
$67; BondiJoe.com

Inspired by the Australian lifestyle and named after the iconic Bondi beach. Whether you call them men's swim trunks, board shorts, mens swim shorts or swimming trunks, they are designed with you in mind. The elasticated waist and draw strings add to their style and fit – making them easier to wear than traditional board shorts or mens bathing suits. Three functional pockets make them perfect for everything you need to take to the beach, or the bar – phone and keys in the sides, pocket at the back with a handy Velcro close.

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Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Trackball
$79.99; Kensington.com

A 60° tilt angle keeps the wrist in a natural handshake position to improve wrist and forearm posture. This mouse-like vertical trackball is easy to learn and it offers nine programmable buttons. Easy to use, with the same left click, right click and scroll wheel operation as a traditional mouse, while providing the advantages of a trackball with a simple roll of the thumb. The high-quality optical tracking sensor, 34mm thumb-operated trackball and triple DPI switch provide smooth cursor control, optimal precision and easy cursor speed transitions.

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The Arsenal Mens Grooming Kit
$14.94; Wild-Willies.com
This grooming kit is your one stop shop for all your men's grooming needs that don't involve your beard. Includes straight edge nail clippers, multi-purpose scissor, slanted edge clippers, tweezers, nail file, scraping tool, cuticle stick, V-shaped push stick, needle and loop blackhead remover and ear pick.

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CLIPOFF Tie Stay
$12; ClipOffTieStay.com

Keeps your tie in line for a picture perfect look. Using a magnetic fastener, it’s a simple and functional way to prevent repositioning. This Tie Stay remains invisible eliminating any distraction from your look. Best of all, its design won’t snag or damage delicate tie material. 

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Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
$24.95; Nomader.com

This uniquely portable bottle makes on-the-go hydration effortless and sustainable. As comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle, yet packs down to 1/3 its size to save space between use. Lightweight with a 750ml capacity, it stands on its own whether filled or empty, includes a carry strap, and is cup holder friendly. 100% BPA-free, features an anti-germ leak proof cap, handles hot & cold drinks, can be frozen, and is dishwasher safe.

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Stainless Steel Martini Glass 
$23; CorkPops.com
Whether your martini masterpiece is shaken or stirred, these sleek, stemless glasses give them a place to chill out. The double-walled vessels are filled with a freezer gel to capture the cold and keep your classic cocktail exquisitely chilled long after it's poured. 

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PresentAir Pro Bluetooth 4.0 LE Presenter with Red Laser and Stylus
$59.99; Kensington.com

This low-energy pairing between your device and presenter frees up a valuable USB port and offers a range of up to 30 feet so you can move freely during a presentation.  It also three modes to customize the buttons into two predetermined modes (Presenter and Media) while the third mode (Custom) offers a wide range of commonly used commands you want the buttons to perform. The free PresenterWorks app, which can be downloaded from Google Play, Windows Store or App Store, is highly intuitive and easy to use.

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LS35X Rose Gold Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset For Xbox One
$179.99; LucidSound.com
Xbox Wireless allows the headset to connect to the Xbox One without any additional cables or base station and automatically configures the Xbox for super simple setup. Features: Wireless, Directly Connect to Xbox One,  Surround Sound on Xbox One and Windows 10, Engineered for Comfort,Tough, Lightweight Construction, Precisely Adjusted Tonal Balance, Revolutionary Control Scheme, Works with Your Phone, Dual Mics with Mic Monitoring.

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Nice C Ultralight Portable Folding Camping Backpacking Chair
$29.99 NiceC.net
Compact and heavy duty outdoor, camping chair with carry bag. Both the mesh net seat and aluminum frame can be detached and folded into small pieces. This portable chair is compact enough to put into your backpack or your carry-on luggage.

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SEGA Genesis Mini
$49.99; Amazon.com
SEGA is bringing us back to the 90s. Featuring 42 games, this console is bursting with tons of classic titles. Gamers will be able to enjoy their favorite past times including, Sonic The Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin and Mega Man®: The Wily Wars. The newly improved Genesis Mini is 55% the size of the original model, making it easy to play anywhere, anytime.

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Brewferm Home Brewing Starter Kit
$99.95; Brewferm.com

Brewferm makes crafting your favorite Belgium drafts easy with kits that take the guesswork out of your glass. Each kit comes with all the equipment you need to clean, ferment, and cap your pints, as well as all the ingredients carefully premeasured and ready to brew. Simply add sugar and water and then follow the instructions.

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Spence Suspenders
$50; SpenceUp.com
Keep the fashion without being basic. Very cool suspenders for men.

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Wander More tee from American Backcountry
$25.99; AmericanBackCountry.com
The Wander More tee from American Backcountry is the ideal design for the vanlifer in your life. You only live once, so don’t wait for tomorrow. Get out of Instagram and into your van for that adventure you’ve been planning in your mind for months. Four-wheels and a tank of gas can take you further than you think. Printed on our signature Repreve Triblend that utilizes recycled water bottles.

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BLCO Travel Pencil-Cable Pouch XL
$35; BuenoLeatherCo.com

The ideal pouch for storing pens, pencils, cables, chargers and all your work essentials. Perfect to organize items in your day bag or just carry it on its own as a clutch. One main compartment with an extended zipper.

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The Grovemade Headphone Stand 
$120; Grovemade.com
Features premium materials: vegetable-tanned leather molded into a subtle scoop, solid hardwood. Fits most over-ear headphones and stands at nine inches tall.  

 

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Eco-Popper
$189.99; Eco-Net.com
Experience a whole new way of enjoying your favorite pastime with a fishing lure that streams live HD underwater video. It has built-in temperature and salinity sensors, so the angler gets four-in-one unique operations: a lure with live underwater video, a fish scouter, a fishing trainer and a bait trailer streamer. It is available in eight different colors and is completely waterproof with freshwater and saltwater operations. Fish on.

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Method ANC Noise Cancelling Earbuds
$79.99; SkullCandy.com

Actively blocks outside noise and distractions. The earbuds also come with a built-in Tile tracker and magnetic earbuds that fasten securely around the neck when not in use. The earbuds also offer up to six hours of battery life, along with the brand's premium Rapid Charge Technology -- providing two hours of play-time from just a 10-minute charge.  

Updated: June 2020

New Products for Teens and Tweens

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New Products for Teens and Tweens. Check out these products that are perfect for the tween or teen in your life.

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Mani-Pedi Kit
$59.99; Leangelique.com
With its ten different attachments you can shape, smooth, file, remove dry skin, polish, push back your cuticles, and even clean under your nails. Comes with a built-in nail polish dryer for drying your nails faster and more effectively. Comes with charger, so that you never have to run out of batteries, instead keep it charged for whenever you need to use it.

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Crushes
$12.99; AmericanGirl.com
The guide’s focus on crushes allows the book to be for every girl (or boy). Crushes exemplifies American Girl’s approach to advice as a trusted partner to parents, providing thoughtful, age-appropriate information, while sharing real-life guidance on how to stay true to yourself and stay safe. The book includes tips and quizzes, plus age-appropriate and honest advice on navigating social situations and, most importantly, staying true to themselves through any relationship. Also available: Making A Difference.

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Birthday Cake Deodorant
$14; BuyStarling.com

This deodorant is safe to use and non-irritating for kids. Allergen-free, chemical-free and cruelty-free. The fun confetti label will make you smile.A hand-crafted natural scent, sweetly reminiscent of a Vanilla Birthday Cake. Scented naturally with essential oils. Also available: Force Field Deodorant with a kid-friendly scent with hints of orange, fir and vanilla essential oils.

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Peeramid Bookrest
$17.99; Walmart.com
Inspired by the Great Pyramids, this uniquely shaped pillow with bookmark props a book or Kindle at the perfect angle for reading. Use it in bed, at a table, your favorite chair, on the floor, virtually anywhere. Simply placing the spine of your book into the ledge of the Peeramid allows readers a free hand to take notes, snack and truly relax. 

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Angel AirBrush
$15.99; Leangelique.com
Adds volume to your hair by allowing air to pass through its S-curved bristles. Those same bristles, work to detangle the hair with ease, while maintaining your hairstyle all at the same time. Its velvet coated body, makes for a sleek, stylish grip. Suitable for all ages and all hair types. The AirBrush has a built-in compact mirror for your convenience.

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The Big One Star Wars Inflatable Chair
$69.99; PoolCandy.net

Great for indoor or outdoor use, this chair is incredibly easy to assemble - inflates in minutes. Jedi can customize your comfort by adjusting the air pressure of the chair, firm, cushy – you decide. The chair is brightened by remote controlled LED Lights and you can choose over 120 different color shades or auto flashing colors.

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Trackeroo Portable Case for AirPods
$14.95; Amazon.com

Trackeroo can you help you find AirPods even while enclosed in the case with the additional built-in pouch to hold any tracking device. Trackeroo has a side loop designed specifically for a keychain ring or carabiner, to help keep your AirPods close to you at all times. They come in a wide variety of colors like black, white, blue, red, pink, green, and our personal favorite glow in the dark.

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Sticker Makers
$13.99; Xyron.com

Make custom stickers. Great for scrapbooking, card making, school projects, DIY Planners and kid's crafts. Simply insert the item, pull through and peel sticker. It's that easy.

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Chalk of the Town Patch
$9.95; Chalk-of-the-Town.com
The washable round fabric Chalk of the Town Patch is the perfect size for a daily thought. Stick it on a laptop, bathroom mirror or book cover. The fabric patch can be sewn for a permanent place to cheer for the team or doodle a heartfelt sentiment. The possibilities and designs are endless. Once dry, your design won’t smudge. 

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Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer
$99.99; Target.com
Print photos and videos easily from your smartphone. Print real INSTAX prints with friends for even more fun. 

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Colorful Cases for a Cause: IllusionPhotograph
$29.99; IllusionPhotograph.com
These artistic cases comes in environmentally-friendly, leather-like material with a hybrid durable strap and RFID protection material built in. Part wallet, part phone case and part beautiful art, it’s the total package for a keepsake. From every purchase, $5.00 will go back to supportLiving Heart Peru, a non-profit that helps develop self-sustaining agriculture, health and education initiatives in remote, impoverished highland communities above Peru’s Sacred Valley.

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Fashionit: Micro Bluetooth Speaker
$35; The Grommet.com

This coin-sized Bluetooth speaker pumps up the volume and can pair with other speakers to create a surround sound-like effect. You can also use it as a selfie remote for phone-free photos, too.

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Sea Turtle Bracelet Stack
$65; OceanandCompany.com
Turn up the beach vibes with these Stone Sea Turtle Bracelets. Whether you are walking on the beach or enjoying a nice day in the city. The length of the Sea Turtle Bracelet is just over six inches but can be stretched longer. It is a one size fits all elastic band which fits wrists of nearly all sizes. 10% of all the profits go to organizations that help preserve and protect the ocean. 

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Sport Fanatics Jewelry
Prices vary;  DreamtimeCreations.com
Have her show off her team pride with a stylish necklace and earring set. Made with Austrian and Preciosa crystals, each comes in a unique floating gift box to focus on those brilliant colors. For a customized look, mix and match the pendants and beads that represent your favorite teams; all made with Austrian or Preciosa rhinestones.

 

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StoryBricks Letter Board
$29.99;  www.creativeqt.com
The board features magnetic backing so it’s perfect for the side of the fridge, the filing cabinet and more, but it also includes a handy easel so you can prop up your StoryBricks Letter Board anywhere. Each package includes a MagPlate base, a large selection of 285 StoryBrick letters, numbers and grammatical signs with a storage bag, two removal tools for easy letter changes and a collapsible easel for tabletop display. 

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OwlCrate Jr.
$27.99/month; OwlCrateJr.com
A subscription book box for kids ages 8-12 (or anyone young at heart!). Each month we choose a newly published middle grade novel and send it to our subscribers along with an exclusive letter and signed bookplate from the author; a cool activity, game, or additional book; plus an assortment of fun and engaging items related to our theme of the month. OwlCrate Jr is a perfect holiday gift because: The carefully curated boxes make reading fun for kids and each month's new theme encourages curiosity, creativity, and imagination! Every box includes exclusive items from the author, including a letter written especially for our subscribers. They provide a fun way for families to spend time together away from screens. 

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Retainer Buddy
16.99; Lullubee.com
American Association of Orthodontics reports that millions of people in the U.S. are undergoing some form of orthodontic treatment at any given time and patients are typically entering their teenage years. That’s millions of retainers with millions of mouths to fill.

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reVive Light Therapy Spot-Acne Treatment
$
29; ReviveLightTherapy.com
The reVive Spot is an introductory device for those new to LED light therapy for acne treatment. A gentle, noninvasive way to treat existing acne flare-ups and preventing future breakouts. Because of its unique portable design, Spot users can maximize their experience by taking it on-the-go. The Spot is both battery-operated and USB-powered and is equipped with an auto shut-off feature. Unlike traditional skin care routines, Spot can be used multiple times a day to accelerate results.

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Thread Wallets
$10-$30; ThreadWallets.com
Thread Wallets helps kids stay organized and carry their belongings in style by offering a collection of lanyards, phones cases and wallets that allow them to choose a pattern that expresses themselves and suit their vibe throughout the school year. Better yet, they can mix-and-match styles and collections with their besties to showcase their friendship. 

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Skinbuzz Facial Kit
$42; Skinbuzz.com

The SkinBuzz Facial Kit is perfect. It includes Clean•Bee Cleanser, Bee•Witched Toner, Bee•You•Tiful Moisturizer and the Coal•Bee Clay Mask. What makes this kit so special is that it also includes a SkinBuzz Headband and the softest, most luxurious Activiated Charcoal and Bamboo Face Cloth. All in one lovely little bag that you'll keep forever.

Updated: July 2020

New Kitchen Products

New Kitchen Products

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

HelloKitty Rice Cooker Box

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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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. 

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GoodCook Meal Prep Snack Containers
$7.99-$10.99; Amazon.com

Two compartment, BPA-Free, microwave/dishwasher/freezer safe containers. Snack prep for the week in advance. Stack them in the ‘fridge or pantry for an easy grab-and-go to put in lunch bags, or for kids to bring back to their home desk.

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Eclipse Server
$20; BamboozleHome.com

Made of biodegradable, dishwasher safe, and durable bamboo fiber, the Eclipse Server is a cure for the common chip and dip combination. Available in graphite, avocado, Robin’s egg, and sapphire.

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Fab Slabs Antibacterial Cutting Board
$55-$80; FabSlabsCuttingBoards.com.au
Cutting boards can traditionally be a hotbed for bacteria growth. Each of these beautiful, richly toned cutting boards and grazing platters is crafted from high-quality Camphor Laurel trees, a type of timber that is naturally and permanently antibacterial.

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The ZeroWater 12 Cup 
$36.99; Target.com
With ZeroWater you can enjoy great tasting water with the latest advanced filter technology. The ZeroWater filtration system removes virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water, delivering great tasting water. These are the only pour-through filters on the market certified by the NSF to reduce lead and Chromium. ZeroWater filtration also reduces Fluoride from your water and other unwanted contaminants such as asbestos, plastics, pesticides, oestrogen, mercury and lead to name a few.

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BlendJet One
$39.95; BlendJet.com
The world's first truly portable and rechargeable blender. Simply load with your favorite ingredients and blend. Fully charges in an hour and lasts for 8-10 blends. Perfect for making smoothies, protein shakes, baby food, hummus, guacamole, salsa, even face masks.

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Smelly Proof Storage Bags
Starting at $6; SmellyProof.com 
Keep your goodies and kids safe with Child Resistant Bags from Smelly Proof. Lock odors in and little ones out. Great for medicine, food, and more that you would not like your kids to have easy access to.

  

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GoodCook Sweet Creations Best Ever Bakeware
$8.99-$28.99; GoodCook.com

Designed with sidewalls that offer a straighter edge and a diamond-infused nonstick interior that is coupled with a textured surface—features that help baked goods cook more evenly, release with ease, and the straight edges give a bakery-style finish that is ideal for decorating. Sizes include round cake pans, square cake pan, oblong cake pan, medium cookie sheet, large cookie sheet, oblong cake pan, half sheet pan, 12-cup muffin pan, 24-cup mini muffin pan, loaf pan, and a 16” pizza pan

Updated: July 2020

Family Travel Products

Family Travel Products

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Family Travel Products! Whether you are traveling by plane, train or car, these travel products are sure to make any family trip more enjoyable.

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Go Happy Kids Travel Tray
$37.50; gohappykids.com  
Gives kids a clean, contained space to play, create and eat while in the air. The Travel Tray is a 15x11 surface with a raised border and grippy, silicone liner to keep things like crayons from rolling off while offering plenty of space for a cup, toys, coloring books, electronics and more. The ABS plastic surface also functions as a dry erase whiteboard. Easily wipes off for a germ-free surface and comes with a drawstring bag for storing. It weighs only one pound and easily slides into backpacks or carry-ons. The optional adjustable strap helps the tray stay put on plane & train tray tables. 

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TSA Fingerprint Padlock
$49.99; BenjiLock.com
Stores up to 5 fingerprints for multiple users. Unlocks with your fingerprint or pin code. Fully rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. TSA-accepted Travel Sentry Approved padlock.

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UnbuckleMe Car Seat Buckle Release Tool
$14.99; UnbuckleMe.com

Helps support parents, caregivers and grandparents with arthritis, hand or wrist weakness, and conditions like carpal tunnel or thumb pain to improve their everyday ride to and from school, the park, drop off at daycare and more, offering support to many families in their daily routine. With the simple and handy UnbuckleMe solution you can unbuckle kids and grandkids in your vehicle at your arrival without pain. The Unbuckle tool uses leverage to make it easier and reduce the force by more than 50% to unbuckle their car seat buckle.  UnbuckleMe does not attach to the car seat for safety and works with all push button child car seat buckles. 

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TidyHook AUTO
$7.95; TidyHook.com
TidyHook handy interchangeable versatile two-part device helps you keep your car more tidy and clean with it’s simple hook that holds leak-resistant heavy duty reusable bags for a quick trash pick up. TidyHook AUTO “side-of-the-seat” placement helps you install TidyHook in just seconds and is a savvy solution for use daily to get rid of what you don’t need on your daily car rides and road trips too.

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The Cozee
$249.99; LifeGivingWarmth.com

Take The Cozee with you wherever you go. The innovative battery pack lasts for more than five hours of continuous heat and features two USB ports making it easy to charge your mobile devices no matter where you are. The weather and water-resistant exterior is designed to withstand the wind, snow, and even light rain. Full sized blanket measures 60 inches wide by 60 inches long.

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SlideAway!
$59; Creativeqt.net
This toy basket doubles as a play area for sorting toys and a storage container to keep toys hidden while they aren’t in use.  Pour toys like building bricks, doll accessories and cars right onto the playmat where they stay corralled in a play area with a surrounding lip.  When the kids are done playing, a quick pull of the built-in handles will “slide away” the toys right back into the attached basket making clean up a breeze. This stylish toy storage solution looks great in any room of the home and can also be carried to other places with its sturdy handles.

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Bentoko 6 Piece Packing Cube Set
$29.99; BentokoTravel.com

Each organizer set comes in 6 pieces and includes, 1 Large, 2 medium and 2 small cubes plus 1 bag, 2-Way invisible zippers to prevent catching on clothes, mesh tops for breathability and visibility, top handle for easy grabbing or carrying separately, and extra side zip pockets for small items.

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Infinity Pillow
$39; InfinityPillow.co

The best travel pillow in the world! Comfort is the priority. Starting with the Infinity Pillow, this brand set out to create the best modern travel products to bring along everywhere. Innovative designs, the softest materials and creative construction techniques. The result is everything we think comfort 

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Zenergy Portable
$39.99; iHomeAudio.com
Rechargeable color changing Speaker with 15 meditative sound therapy tracks and four color changing modes designed to enhance your energy in the morning and induce sleep at night.

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Wayfinder Backpack Mini
$59; EagleCreek.com
Small, discreet, and perfect for carrying on weekend trips, road trips, or back and forth to the office. Black, blue, and gray colors ensure it matches your colorful lifestyle and durable coating provides lasting strength.

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My Alchemy Skin Care Travel Mini
$65; MyAlchemySkinCare.com
Keep your skin healthy, happy and glowing. Includes: Wildcrafted Cleanser to remove grit and grime, Rose Hydrosol for spritzing anytime of the day, Illuminate, to moisturize and nourish skin with a miracle boost of vitamins to give a radiant glow, Compressed Travel Towelettes to remove make-up, Vitamini Box for supplements. 

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Coyuchi Organic Latex Travel Pillow
$48; Coyuchi.com
Coyuchi’s neck pillow is made of organic latex covered in a cozy organic cotton velour. This organic latex creates a pillow that’s soft, squeezable, and non-toxic, yet is able to keep its shape and resists wear over time. The pillow also comes with cords which can be used to keep the pillow in place while you sleep or tied to your luggage. 

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TWIST+ World Charging Station
$44.95; TheGrommet.com
Designed to use with Apple MagSafe 1 & 2 adapter, 12W USB Adapter, Apple Portable Power Adapters, World Travel Adapter Kit, Battery Charger, and Airport Express. Charge up to four devices simultaneously. Worldwide compatibility in over 150 countries. Light and compact to be the ultimate travel companion.

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SleepPhones: ASMR Edition
$99.95; SleepPhones.com
SleepPhones: ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Edition come preloaded with deeply relaxing ASMR content. They feature tracks from 16 popular ASMR artists. ASMR involves soothing sensations triggered by equally soothing stimuli. Some common sensations including tingling, relaxation, and sleepiness, while common triggers include whispering, tapping, and crinkling paper. 

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Aria Kit
$79.99; AriaKit.com
Perfectly organized and full of everything you need to stay comfortable on the plane and on layovers. Hand-picked, high-quality materials to make your travel experience incredibly comfortable. Includes handmade face and body moisturize, lip balm with essential oils, all-natural deodorant, natural toothpaste with colloidal silver, alcohol-free, gentle wet wipes that remove makeup and more.

Updated: March 2020

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