Yaktrax Walker, $19.95
I’ve purchased Yaktrax in years past for my husband, my in-laws, my mailman and myself. They are AWESOME for walking on ice; they stretch right over your boots and the metal “bites” into the ice for traction. I found them especially useful in the years where I was carrying around a sleeping baby!
Bear Claw Scoops, $14.95
I don’t think I’ve kept it secret that I hate the yearly leaf gathering…
These would make leafwork much faster and much more fun.
I am thinking that they could also be used for quickly piling up snow for forts and snowmen!
Yaktrax and Bear Claws can be found at Plow and Hearth®.
Mason Bee House, $14.95
I had two tomato plants that grew like crazy, flowered, and then never bore fruit because they were never properly pollinated. Major disappointment.
As honeybee populations mysteriously decline, we can do our part to support pollinator populations by preparing our yards for them. And, we can keep these beneficial pollinators in our yards where they can help out our fruit and vegetable garden, by providing desirable shelter.
Mason bees are native, non-stinging bees that can pollinate up to 20 times as many blooms as a honeybee.
I think this bamboo beehouse is really pretty.
Roosting Pocket Village, $14.95
Another perennial favorite gift to give. These are so cute, and woven from natural materials. The house wrens like to nest in them, and there is quite seriously nothing so enjoyable as a family of wrens returning year after year. Their song means that spring has arrived.
These should be hung outside a window so you can hear the singing and watch the babies learn to fly!
Motion Activated Night Light, $19.95
This would be a thoughtful gift for a new or expecting parent, to aid in those middle-of-the-night feedings and diaper changes.
Or, it could be hung on a young child’s doorknob for when they have to make the midnight trek to the bathroom (is there anything worse than having to snap on the bathroom light when you’re half-asleep?)
Mason Bee Village, Roosting Pocket Village, and Nightlight available at Gardener’s Supply Company.
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Peanut Butter Mixer, $12.00
How great is this? I like natural peanut butter but hate stirring it after it separates, the oils on top always slosh out. This totally solves that problem.
Power Yoga Mat Kit, $14.99
Nothing feels better than warming up your muscles in winter with a yoga workout. This kit includes the mat (which is helpfully marked for optimal hand and foot placement), a yoga strap, and a demo Rodney Yee DVD.
I love Rodney Yee’s yoga DVDs but I really wish his wardrobe was not so…revealing.
Dynamo Hand Powered Flashlight, $15.00
We love our solar BOGO flashlight, but sometimes the kids just forget to leave it in a window to charge up. The solution? A hand-powered flashlight!
Solar Hat Fan, $10.00
I was thinking that this solar hat fan would be a practical present for my husband, who works in construction, but apparently wearing it would be “horrifically embarrassing”.
So we’ll call this one a fun and educational gift for kids who are not so easily embarrassed!
Natural peanut butter mixer, yoga mat kit and solar hat fan available at Gaiam.
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I just started my Christmas shopping over the weekend, but I’m not terribly stressed about it, especially since we’re making a lot of gifts. How far along are you?