You’ve spent a lot of money on your home and want it to look good without worrying about a bad lawn ruining everything. Sprinklers keep your grass green and can change the look of your home instantly. Choosing the right sprinkler controller can be a fun experience, especially if you’re into the latest technology. The new wifi models can even track weather, connect to Alexa, and have apps on your phone to control your sprinklers from anywhere in the world.
Dogs like to chew on things, but as soon as they’ve got enough strength in their jaws, a simple toy will last for a few seconds. Even a tough pig ear will be gone in a matter of minutes. A durable toy will last longer, help them develop better habits, and will stop them from chewing on your furniture. Here are a few “fake”, non natural alternatives to the standard chew toys. Remember, they’re not for eating, just for chewing. Most of the material ends of up on the floor in little pieces. The swallowed pieces should be small enough to pass through your dog without harming them.
The most useful thing of Amazon’s Alexa is home lighting. Actually, that’s about the only useful thing besides getting the weather 50 times a day. Now that Alexa has the smart home feature, it’s even easier to control your connected devices. All you need to do is say, “Alexa, light on”, instead of using a ridiculously long line to control the individual skills when it first came out.
Things to look for
The main thing you want to look for is “no hub required”. This allows us to use a smartphone and the associated apps to setup each device. This also reduces costs, doesn’t lock us into a single brand or manufacturer, and lets you upgrade easily in the future.
For those who have frozen meats lying around, try using a defrosting tray instead of putting your meat under running water to defrost it quickly. Of course, nothing is as quick running water (or a microwave, duh), but when you don’t want to waste water or constantly check on it, these trays work well. By making contact with the meat, the defrosting tray conducts heat and brings the meat to the same temperature as the tray very quickly. They work best with flat cuts of meat, because those provide the most contact to the tray. These also make great gifts for your chef friends.
Know someone addicted to Game of Thrones? Someone who’s watched all six seasons already? Or maybe you know someone who’s only read the books? Either way, whether they watched it legally or illegally, here’s some great board game gifts for that person.
It’s game night again, and everyone brings their favorite board games over to play. However, tonight’s different because you have a bunch of extra competitive players, and you’ll need something challenging to play. Here’s some of the best adult board games we found, many which you’ll play over and over. Most are quick to learn, however some can be pretty difficult to master. With a high skill cap, these games can provide hours of entertainment. And when you’re tired of them, they turn into completely different games after a few drinks. These games are sure to liven up any party.
Do you need a gift for someone who watches too many cooking shows and still can’t cook? Or maybe you need a gift for a hipster chef? Kitchen gifts also make great wedding gifts and housewarming gifts, even though everyone secretly wants money for those. Selecting a kitchen gift for a wannabe chef (or beginner chef) is different because it doesn’t need to be top of the line, commercial grade, or useful – it just needs to look good and be cool.
Dog poop, dog waste, etc, etc, is going to happen. Be prepared with the right dog waste bags.
When selecting the right bag for your dog, here’s a few things to look for. You want to make sure to get the right thickness. A bag too thin could rip easily, and you may end up doubling up on them anyways. Stay away from cheap bags for this reason. Price also makes a huge difference. More expensive does not always mean better, some products you pay for the marketing. Another thing to look for is the scent. Some pet owners prefer to have a scented bag while others don’t. This is a personal preference and usually doesn’t make much of a difference when selecting a bag. You’ll also want to make sure the bag is biodegradable, especially if it’s going to end up in a landfill somewhere. Finally, if you’ve got a bag holder or pouch, you may need to make sure the new bags you purchase fit in it. There are refill packs available for most of these, so keep an eye out of that.
Dog gifts are always fun to shop for. You can get holiday themed gifts, season themed gifts, or anything themed for that matter. Usually most dogs don’t care, but their owners do. So if you’re buying a treat or toy, make sure it’s approved by the owner first. Some dog owners can be very picky with what they give to their dogs.
On that note, here’s a list of cool dog toys that should be approved by most owners.
Choosing an office gift can be hard, especially if you don’t really know a person. However, the right gift can change the entire office environment. But the wrong gift, may just mess everything up.
Here’s a list of some safe gifts we found, all for about $20 or less (except we threw in some cool expensive robot thing at the end).