Still Thinking About Everyone on your Christmas List?
By Max Hartshorne
Here are some new ideas for gifts that might just hit the right spot, or buy them for yourself this strange year.
Rick Steves Europe’s Europe page a day 2021 Calendar
Every year I like getting this calendar to remind me and everyone about my favorite continent on Earth, and how soon it will be until I can visit there again! And who is better than travel maven and all-around good guy Rick Steves to do it?
Turn each page of either of these 2021 calendars and give yourself a little travel inspiration every day!
365 Days in France Calendar
La belle France, 12 months a year! Alluring and ever-charming, it’s only natural that France is the world’s #1 tourist destination.
Highlighting a different region every month, this calendar is a yearlong celebration with hundreds of photographs of the land, the culture, the undeniable romance.
There are rolling fields of ProvenÇal lavender. Caramelized canelé in patisserie windows—the perfect treat to enjoy in the shade of Paris’s Jardin des Tuileries. Lush farms and vineyards in the Loire Valley. And many more inspiring photos!
Here’s an Easy Way to Remember What to Pick Up at the Store
With 150+ icons of popular grocery items, all you have to do is circle what you’re out of! Fun & easy to use for all, from busy shoppers seeking a smarter way to make lists, to parents looking for fun ways to involve the kids in the kitchen.
Remember what you need at a glance: Our brains process images 60,000 times faster than text. Speed up your grocery trips, and turn your grocery shopping into a breeze!
Filter Your Water with Multipure and Save at the Grocery Store!
Multipure’s Aquamini provides powerful filtration in a compact size, designed for portable and travel use. Its small countertop footprint makes it the perfect portable filtration solution to filter drinking water in dorm rooms, hotels, and recreational vehicles.
The Aquamini features a stainless-steel housing and is designed for easy installation and countertop use only. The Aquamini features a 250-gallon capacity replaceable Solid Carbon Block filter.
As evidenced by independent laboratory testing and the certification of Solid Carbon Block filters, Multipure has been successful in developing the technology to produce filters that provide greater chemical adsorption and mechanical filtration. These activated carbons are effective in reducing disinfection by-products (DBPs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), PCBs, MTBE, and many other contaminants.
Multipure Aquamini Water Filter $195.00
Here are some Spirits for You To Enjoy in the Company of One or None
Diplomatico Rum from Venezuela is an authentic blend of rums aged for up to eight years. Versatile, Mantuano is ideal for mixing in cocktails while also maintaining its complexity for those who prefer to drink it neat. Opening up with aromas of dried plums, oak, and a delicate spiciness, it is complex and well-balanced on the palate, following on with notes of dried fruits, wood, and vanilla. Diplomático Mantuano ($24.99)
Broken Shed Vodka contains two of New Zealand’s finest waters, natural mineral water from deep in the Pisa Mountain Range in the South Island and sparkling spring water from the North Island.
These pure waters are blended with a whey protein distillate, sourced from grass-fed New Zealand cows. The result is an environmentally friendly, GMO-free, gluten-free, high-quality vodka.
Broken Shed Vodka ($24.99)
Chamucos Tequila was originally conceived in 1992 by two friends; the Oscar-nominated Mexican film director, Antonio Urrutia, and his close friend, a hand-blown glass bottle artist/ producer, Cesar Hernandez. U.S. Importer, Mark Howard, was interested in creating his own tequila brand and saw a bottle while visiting Cesar’s glass factory.
Chamucos Tequila was originally produced and bottled as Reposado only. The recipe/formula was the collaboration of the group (Cesar, Antonio and Mark) lead by renowned Master Distiller, Ing. Hector Davalos.
Tequila Chamucos ($49.99)
Tru Earth Eco-Strips: The Smartest Way to Clean Laundry
Each laundry strip packs ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power into a tiny, pre-measured strip of liquidless laundry detergent that you just toss in the wash. This a great idea to save SO MUCH plastic waste from all of those bottles!
Its low-sudsing formula works in all types of washing machines, including high-efficiency (HE). The smart hypoallergenic laundry detergent formulation effectively seeks out and dislodges dirt molecules and stains, keeping them in suspension until they are rinsed away. It makes your laundry washing chore easier, healthier, more economical, and much kinder to our planet.
- Eliminate one billion plastic jugs (you read that right!), saving 700 million from going to landfills
- Save truck fuel and CO2 equivalent to taking 27 million cars off the road for a day, or planting nine million trees
TruEarthStrips $109 for a one-year supply!
Eco Vessel Water Bottles offer Triple Insulation and Multi-Lid Tops
Eco Vessel’s triple insulation will keep your drinks cold for 36 hours and hot for 8 hours. This is a super deluxe water bottle that puts the others to shame!
The Boulder includes a multi-lid top with a wide opening for filling and a narrow mouth for drinking and is interchangeable with our coffee and flip straw tops. This durable Boulder insulated water bottle is made from food-grade premium 18/8 stainless steel with No BPA, No phthalates, No liners
The two-piece lid includes an integrated carrying strap and its secure leak-proof seal will keep your drink inside the bottle where it belongs, and the Boulder also features a food-grade stainless steel removable strainer for tea and fruit infusion. The strainer will also work well as an ice dam to keep your ice in the bottle instead of your teeth.
Luci String Lights Deck Our Your Bachelor Pad
Luci Color String lights are solar-powered, colorful, and always ready to hang. Luci Color Solar String Lights provide 6 colors of ambiance across an 18 ft cord. Powered by the sun, and with mobile charging, these lights are perfect for illuminating your space.
Lasts up to 15 hrs on a single charge, Recharge via solar or quick-charge with USB (16 hours / 6-8 hours) • Built-in rechargeable 2000 mAh Li-ion battery
Luci String Lights $44.95
Armitron Watches: Back to the Future in Gold!
This throwback watch was inspired by the ’80s teen classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. With its distinctive dual digital/analog display, the Ridgemont is for the vintage lover who wants it all.
- 5mm x 42mm Stainless Steel Case
- Stainless Steel Bracelet
- Stainless Steel Adjustable Sliding Buckle
- Analog & Digital Display
- Features include hour, minute, seconds, day of the week, date, 12/24H format, stopwatch, alarm, and electronic backlight
- Water Resistant to 165F
Aquasana Clean Water Bottle Filters While You Use It
Whether you’re traveling, working out, or just out and on the go, Aquasana’s Clean Water Bottle instantly transforms ordinary tap water into delicious, filtered water as you sip.
This powerful water bottle is NSF-certified to remove 99% of lead, bacteria, chlorine, cryptosporidium, and giardia. The Clean Water Bottle is also made with insulated stainless steel that is designed to keep water cold for up to 24-hours.
Aquasana water bottle $19.99
Aquasana Water Filter Protection for Your Whole House
If drilling a hole into the granite countertop in your kitchen doesn’t appeal to you, here is a great solution that doesn’t require a drill. The Claryum Direct filter is a great solution. You replace this filter every 6 months, filters cost between $60 and $70.
It’s an easy to install, fast-flowing water filter that connects directly to your existing faucet and removes up to 99% of 77 harmful contaminants including lead, PFOA/PFOS, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and chlorine.
- DIY install using the faucet you already own.
- Clean, filtered water as easy as turning on your cold water.
- Tested and certified to NSF/ANSI standards 42, 53, 401, and P473.
- Claryum® selective filtration retains beneficial, naturally occurring minerals including calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
- Fast water flow at 1.5 GPM.
- Lasts 6 months or 784 gallons
Ecbc: My Favorite Backpack of All
The ecbc Hercules high-quality laptop backpack is crafted with nearly indestructible Kodra nylon, making it the highest quality backpack to carry all your fragile tech gear, even your 17″ laptop!
I have used this backpack for many years, and every time someone sends us a new backpack, they are never as good as this one! The Hercules has so many pockets and is so sturdy–just my favorite!
This high-quality backpack features the ecbc FastPass® System allowing you to unzip the specialized electronics compartment, lay the bag flat on the security conveyer, and go through TSA without having to unpack your laptop, tablet, and cables.
The Hercules laptop backpack can store laptops up to 17” and features self-repairing YKK zippers, high-density protective foam pockets for smaller devices, a phone pocket, and a moisture-wicking air mesh back panel for superior comfort; all of this while only weighing 2.7 pounds.
The Hercules Laptop Backpack will go with you on business trips, weekend getaways, and perfect for daily use to and fro. This high-quality Hercules Laptop Backpack will endure even the most rugged of users.
Ecbc Hercules Back $149
Bougie Bottle Steps Up the Game with Special Ice Cubes that Fit Inside!
The beautiful artwork on the Macaw My Bougie Bottle makes it a keeper! Featuring a beautifully designed majestic macaw perched amongst tropical foliage – a reminder of the ecosystem we must preserve.
The 360° covered graphic wrap is durable, scratch-resistant, and free of condensation. You’ll love the refreshing pure taste of cold water when sipping from our convenient Flip ‘N’ Sip Straw Lid or toting an entire bottle of chilled wine to share with your besties!
Each bottle comes with a leak-proof screw-on easy to drink Flip ’N’ Sip Lid, spare straw, and a pipe cleaner; It’s perfect for all you goddesses on the go.
And the best thing is the ice you can make in the slender ice cube tray that fits easily inside the Bougie Bottle. Win/Win!