11 gifts that will please the ultimate griller

At last, summer is here! What does that mean? Grilling season is in full swing! Steaks, fajitas, fish, chicken, shish kebobs — all of it. Yum.

And what goes with grilling? Relaxing and kicking back with a cold one. We’ve got all the gifts your favorite griller could want.

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1. Ultimate dual grill

Chances are your grill master already has some type of grill, but what would they love more than a new one? The gas side gives them the option of having convenience and more control over the flame, or when they want that special taste only achieved by using charcoal, there’s that option, too!

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2. Grilling master’s tool set

These are tools for the most serious of outside chefs, with everything they could need. Not only are they high-grade stainless steel, every item inside the carrying case comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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3. Rustic wooden cooler

This is my personal favorite, because nothing goes with grilling like a cold one. Not only is it stylish for the patio, it’s got a convenient bottle opener on the outside and it’s easy to put together.

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4. LED light-up cornhole

Besides that cornhole is awesome, this set has LED light-up boards to boot. Um, cool! And let’s be honest: Chances are, if someone is grilling, there will often be more than one person hanging out. Nothing like a little friendly competition to keep the entertainment going. With all-weather bean bags and an easy fold-up, there’s simply no reason not to get this gem. Think of it as a gift for everyone.

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5. Durable LED grilling light

Let’s be honest, despite the cold beverages, it can get warm! So maybe your grilling expert wants to wait until the sun goes down for a little cooler weather (us cornhole players will appreciate that, too). This waterproof grilling light — 10 bright LEDs, to be exact — illuminates the entire grilling surface so there’s no more taking the meat inside to check it.

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6. Perfectly-shredding meat claws

Make shredding meat a breeze for your grillaholic with these professional-grade meat claws. They’re also perfect for tossing salads or holding food for slicing, and since they’re dishwasher safe, it’s an easy cleanup. You’re welcome.

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7. Wireless digital meat thermometer

As one reviewer says, this thermometer has “all the bells and whistles,” without having to spend a fortune. It has a stainless steel probe that gets the temperature precisely and quickly, along with preset temperatures for several different cooking levels to suit any personal taste.

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8. Stainless steel veggie grilling basket

Don’t let your grill master keep fumbling around with foil. Or maybe they’re popping in and out of the house because the vegetables are being steamed or fried. This is the perfect way to get deliciously grilled vegetables with less hassle.

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9. Variety skewer set

The perfect thing about shish kebobs? Everyone can get involved in preparing their own by picking their favorite items. This includes stainless steel and bamboo skewers, with a foldable grill rack set to keep the meat and veggies away from the grill grates and hold them in place.

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10. Flavor lover’s smoker 

Does your grilling pro love an authentic smokehouse flavor? No gas or charcoal grill can quite get that one down. And here is your answer. This smoker is made of porcelain-enameled steel and has a heat-resistant nylon handle, rust-resistant aluminum heat shield and built-in thermometer, among other things.

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11. Durable leather apron

Protect your grilling master from the splatters and hot grease with this flame-retardant-lined apron. It’s durable, ties around the waist and has convenient front pockets that provide storage space for those awesome grilling tools.

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We hope this was helpful and you found the perfect gift!

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12 last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas guaranteed to please even the pickiest of moms

Pssst: Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Yes, as in, it’s coming up this Sunday. Have you shopped for your mom yet?

If you haven’t quite gotten around to it, you’re not alone. Let’s just take a minute to be thankful that it’s 2018, and you can select two-day shipping — or even overnight shipping — from most online retailers.

But you’ve got to place those orders NOW, as in, no more waiting! (Although we have to imagine you won’t want to wait when you check out some of our recommendations). So without further ado, here are 12 killer ideas on what to buy for even the pickiest of mothers, this coming Mother’s Day. Oh, and if you want to purchase anything from this list, click on the photo for a direct link where you can buy the item shown.

Enjoy!

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1.) This cross-body bag by Calvin Klein.

Pretty, right? This purse is cross-body style, meaning your mom can go hands-free, which is convenient for almost anyone. And the floral pattern is youthful enough for a young mom, and classic enough for an older woman in your life, as well.

2.) A Timex watch like this one — or the pink version, shown in the big image above.

This piece, designed with Swarovski crystals, gets phenomenal reviews on Amazon, and it’s especially beautiful, considering the price point: Less than $50? Count us in!

3.) An electric wine-opener.

This is totally one of those items that no one buys for herself. But what a fun gift! Maybe pair it with a reasonable bottle of pinot noir or riesling and call it a day.

4.) Something nice to upgrade her kitchen, such as this classic butter dish.

This piece from Le Creuset is timeless. Plus, you could make your gift as simple as just the butter dish, or you could buy some of the matching items — such as a dish for creamer, a spoon rest, matching salt and pepper shakers, etc. The list goes on! (If you scroll just past the dish itself on Amazon, it’ll show you the recommended and related items).

5.) An espresso machine.

What kind of coffee-drinker is your mom, or the mom in your life? If she enjoys the occasional (or daily) latte or cappuccino, let’s start saving her some money. She doesn’t need to be hitting up Starbucks every day! Why not get her a nice setup so that she can make her favorite caffeinated beverage at home? This particular espresso machine — a best-seller, we’ll add — gets top marks for being easy to use and relatively affordable.

6.) A super decadent throw or blanket — we love this one!

Moms just want to be cozy. Check out this super chunky knit blanket. It looks incredibly warm, stylish, luxurious, and it would match almost any home. It works as a decorative yet practical piece, all at the same time. If you have to shop for a mother who’s maybe not your own, this would make for an ideal gift. You don’t have to know her that well, to know she’d love this.

7.) This Kate Spade tumbler.

Who are you shopping for? A working mom? She needs this tumbler. A mom who likes to work out? She needs this tumbler. Your elderly mom? She needs this tumbler. See where we’re going with this? Hydration is important, and the woman in your life might as well drink out of something stylish for all that water.

8.) Stila mascara.

From true makeup mavens to even the most minimalist of moms, it’s safe to say that most women wear mascara — if only on weekends, at the very least. This kind, made by a brand called Stila, makes your lashes so light and fluffy, almost as if you’re wearing the false kind. Buy this for your mom and she’ll definitely be impressed. Plus, a tube of mascara lasts SO long (well, for most people). This is the gift that keeps on giving!

9.) A high-quality camera.

This Canon is what dreams are made of. Maybe the mom in your life is a recent grandma, or maybe she likes to travel. Either way, let’s help her document those adventures in the best way possible: Through the lens of this fancy-pants Canon camera.

10.) Upgrade her hair-dryer.

Because drying your hair can be kind of a chore, here’s a gift opportunity! Help make this task less of a pain by giving the mom in your life a fun, new blow-dryer. This one from the brand Rusk is moderately priced, it receives stellar user reviews and boasts a ton of cool features. Plus, she’ll think of you and your generous present nearly every day.

11.) A new cookbook — perhaps this one, from the creator of the viral food blog How Sweet Eats.

“The Pretty Dish,” released just recently, packs some truly incredible recipes, including ones for tahini granola bars, Green Goddess chicken salad, lemon cupcakes with mojito frosting and even listings for cocktails and beauty DIYs. So no matter if mom’s a foodie or she just loves delicious things … yum and hooray! This is the book to buy. It’s perfect for her coffee table as well, as the photos are nothing short of stunning. And the recipes definitely have universal appeal. So regardless of whether she eats healthy or likes to indulge, there’s something in here for everyone.

12.) A portable phone charger.

Are you scratching your head at all the above recommendations, saying, “Nope, nope, nope and nope”? (I know, that’s crazy, right? I swear we’ve nailed it by now). Well, here’s our final gift idea: a portable phone charger. Because at this point, EVERY mom has a cellphone. And sometimes that phone will die, which is really inconvenient. Make sure she never has that problem again when you buy her this charger.

Oh and if you want fast shipping every time on Amazon (so that, you know, this sort of last-minute scramble doesn’t happen again), be sure to sign up for a Prime membership — which includes a ton of benefits, including free music, movies and more.

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Gift ideas to fit any upcoming college grad: An Amazon guide

Looking for the best gift for a recent or soon-to-be college grad? Who better to ask, than one of those college students? We went straight to the source. As part of Adrian College’s Bulldog Project, student Sean Cain is sharing his advice for some fitting gifts ideas.

This list of top-notch holiday gifts, in no particular order, will have the recent graduate or grad-to-be in your life more than ready to enter the workforce.

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Buying for the women in your life: A fail-proof Amazon gift guide

Whether you’re still shopping for your mom, your girlfriend, your aunt, your wife, your cousin or a neighbor, it can be hard work! Maybe you don’t know her well enough. Maybe you know her TOO well — or she has everything (#FirstWorldProblems, am I right?). Regardless of the situation, we’re here to help you with ideas in this fail-proof gift-giving guide.

Keep in mind, we’re not saying that these gifts are ONLY for women. It’s very possible that you might get some inspiration on an idea for your dad or nephew, based off this list. We’re just here to help you toss around some possibilities. No judgment, and we’ll shoot for a minimal number of gender-based cliches.

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Gift guide for the fitness junkie in your life

Know someone who loves to work out? As a self-proclaimed fitness junkie, I’m always searching for the best gear and new things that will freshen up the workout routine.

We’ve put together a list of items that will appeal to anyone engaged in fitness, including a Fitbit, Bluetooth headphones, juicer and more.

Do they love to hit the gym, take a class or go for a run? We have items to please them all.

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Gifts guaranteed to impress your cocktail-loving friends and family

Are you planning on buying gifts for someone who likes to kick back and enjoy a cocktail or two?

Whether you’re searching for drinking glasses or ways to brew your own beer, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve put together a list of great gift ideas for the person who loves wine, champagne, mixed drinks, hosting a party or going to one.

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