Congratulations to Teh (dollhousecreation@) who won The Time Keeper from our Gifts for the Home giveaway. If you’re still looking for a 2013 household planner, I highly recommend the beautiful, functional, simple Time Keeper (with lots of perforated grocery lists!). Also, you’ll be supporting a small family business. Win!
Ah, the guys. My husband works hard to convince me that he is easy to buy for. Easier than me. Ummm, I’m not buyin’ it, but Jen and I have come up with a few things that are husband approved!
We’ve talked about the Kindle Fire, but have you heard of the Kindle Paperwhite? The Paperwhite is specifically for reading. It has a higher resolution and higher contrast for easier reading. You can even see it in bright sunlight. With its 8-week battery life and 1,100 book capacity, this could keep any guy stocked in books for quite a while. You can choose to get yours with or without special offers. The Paperwhite is in demand. If you want one, you’ll need to order soon and choose two-day delivery to get it in time for Christmas.
Confession: I’d never heard of this contraption until Jen asked about including it in the guide. They have one of these Handheld Scanners, and it’s so easy to use that their young daughter now does all their scanning. (Ooo, the decluttering possibilities!) There’s no warm-up time. Just turn the unit on, scan, and connect via USB to your computer. You can even scan multiple things and then download them all at once. Be sure to pick up a microSD card (not include with scanner).
3. 2 Way Radios
Perhaps it’s because we don’t have cell phones attached to our hips, but a pair of 2 Way Radios comes in super handy sometimes and are just plain fun other times. We used them when filling our attic with insulation, one of us in the house and one outside. They’re also nice to have out on the farm. Many 2-Way radio sets have up to a 10-20 mile radius.
The Timex Ironman is Lance’s favorite watch. It holds up well to everyday activities and still looks sharp at school or while coaching. This watch has multiple timers and alarms, and a stopwatch (which comes in handy when we need the kids to pick up their things right now.)
5. LED Headlamp
The Honey Do list could be a bit easier when a flashlight turns hands-free. (And easier means faster, right? Not to turn this into a gift guide for me or anything.) This LED Headlamp would be great for any task that requires both hands.
Lance’s gas powered leaf blower is likely one of our most used tools, even though we actually have very few leaves in the yard ever. He uses it to blow off the sidewalks and driveway after mowing and trimming, and as a high-powered “broom” in the garage, making clean-up a breeze. Hmmm, perhaps I should try it with the toys in the house sometime?!
If you have a gadget geek or health nut, check out the Oral-B Professional Electric Toothbrush. It removes up to 100% more plaque than an manual brush. Plus there’s a $15 Oral-B mail-in rebate available through 12/31.
He says it’s a tool, I say it’s a toy. It’s the size of a credit card (slightly thicker but not much!) but has a 2-inch serrated knife, an 8x power lens (starting a fire anyone?), compass, can/bottle opener, flat screwdriver, tweezers, toothpick, and ruler. Whew. The Tool Logic Multi-Tool is like MacGyver in your wallet… minus the duct tape.
My football-loving sports fan is all over this one. Must be the next best thing to actually playing in the NFL (or something like that). Madden NFL 13 delivers world-class presentation with an all-new living front end, dynamic in-game transitions, a live ticker, and drastically improved usability. Every game has the feel of a nationally televised broadcast.
Props to my husband. The man puts down the water! He starts his day with a huge glass of it, and keeps on with the habit while at school. This Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle keeps drinks cool for up to 18 hours. He can pack them for work, hikes, or wherever he’s headed. Plus it has an unbreakable stainless steel interior and exterior.
It might be a little chilly for tailgating (actually, what is with this crazy mild Kansas weather?!), but you can get him ready for next season. These folding chairs sport his favorite NFL or NCAA team. You can narrow it down to his favorite team by typing the team name in the search box on this page.
One Finer Things winner will receive an Oral-B Professional Electric Toothbrush to give as a gift or keep for yourself! To enter, simply leave a comment: Who’s easier to buy for, you or him?
Giveaway ends Sunday, December 9, at 11:59 pm, CST. Winner will be randomly chosen and emailed. US addresses only, please.