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Freshen Up

Made from fresh picks of the season- each pick produces a new batch of jamin’ favorites. New York’s own, strawberry and rhubarb jam is the perfect treat just harvested in time for spring. bluehillfarm.com

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Three little birds upon your door step? Don’t worry about a thing, give them a place they can call home. crateandbarrel.com

Spring Cleaning

If you’ve got the spring cleaning urge, then cleaning products that are safe on your home and the earth are a must this season. mrsmeyers.com

Get Clean Quickly

Knock out those hard to scrub spots with the Craftsman Steam Cleaner/ Pressure Washer. From cleaning carpets to cars, this pressure washer sure gets the job done right. Sears.com

Spring Form Pan

This updated version of the vintage spring form pan will help you create the perfect Cheesecake or Torte. The sides spring free from the base when the clamp is released, to create an unbreakable picture perfect baked good. Williams-sonoma.com

Resistance

Can’t resist working out? Take the gym everywhere you go-with over 100 different exercises using only one piece of equipment. sportsauthority.com

Go Garbanzo

Whether you call them garbanzo beans, chick peas, ceci beans, sanagalu, chana, hummus or Bengal gram, these legumes are a great source of protein and great in soups or salads. Deandeluca.com

My Grill Companion

It’s that time again to heat up the grill with the Kenmore Elite. This grill features 692 square inches of cooking space, warming rack, easy to grip knobs and one step electronic push and turn individual burner ignition. If thats not enough, pick your favorite color grill to match your Sears patio furniture. Sears.com

Filtered Water on the Go

Thirsty on-the-run is a thing of the past. Fill-up anywhere when you have a filter built-in to your BPA free bottle. brita.com

March Beer

Packed with a fruity aroma and flavored with notes of pear and honey, this local brew is a sure way to kick off your spring gathering right. Biere De Mars publick.com 

Melting Pot

Deriving from the French word fondre meaning “to melt”, this method of melting is increasing in popularity with a variety of recipes and items to melt down. lecreuset.com

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Freshness 

La Banderita, simply the best authentic tasting packaged corn tortillas out there! mygofer.com

Fresh Squeezed

It’s that time of year..orange supplies are plenty and every morning can start off with a fresh squeezed glass of OJ.  It is actually fun. Great for lemons too. katom.com

Lace UP!

They are 14 oz, but after 5 min. on the speed bag they feel like they are 20 lbs. The workout that works. Classic Everlast. sears.com

Brigg Umbrella

Get your royalty on, like the Crawleys of Downton Abby.. With beautifully burnished wooden handles, lustrous sterling silver nose caps and the finest hand woven silks, a Brigg umbrella is as English as the Bowler Hat. Brigg's keeps Britain's Royal Family and the Queen's subjects dry to this day. swaineadeney.co.uk

Cleaner Cleaner

Being free of chemicals to clean your home is just another way to live a better lifestyle. Naturally antiseptic birch bark is the key ingredient. Ammonia-free. Phosphate-free. caldrea.com

Avec Gas

The old-new trend is making your own soda, like your grandparents used to. It’s not rocket science. creamright.com

Tortilla Warmer 

It’s a sign that good things are cooking up in the kitchen; everything tastes better wrapped in a warm tortilla  kmart.com

Pen Evolution

The word Sharpie has meaning, permanency. The utility drawer staple item now has a new family member, a non smearing, non-bleeding pen. And it’s retractable. sharpie.com

Kusmi Tea 

Enjoy 140 years of the highest quality tea making from the Kusmi RussianTea Company. The Prince Vladmir black tea blend with citrus and vanilla was created in 1888 is still just as enjoyable today. kusmitea.com

Man’s Best Friend

The most popular appetizer never goes uneaten. Deviled eggs are what people really want, so just make them and display them nicely. deandeluca.com

Jute Twine 

Be in the household that is prepared for class projects, gardening, wrapping,bundling and recycling. sears.com

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Baker Who Is Fit

Anke, a fitness trainer, makes freshly baked energy based sweets like Cranberry Oat Cookies and my favorite- Cocoa Banana Granola. Simply the best find! ankesfitbakery.com

Comfort Candy

Continue family traditions or make new ones, like enjoying nostalgia in the form of holiday peppermint ribbon candy the way it was made in 1800s. fbwashburncandy.com

Spot Light

Pardon me but do you have a light? Always appreciate a good reliable source of wattage when you really need it. stanley.com

Look No Further

Do you have a family member who is constantly looking for their keys? Then this is the gift that will be the answer to their prayers—the key locator device. brookstone.com

The Bee’s Knees

Question: Do you know the amount of work a worker-bee must do to create 1 pound of wax? Answer: How about, eating 10 pounds of honey! Now this is a gift for kings and queens. beehivecandle.com

American Icon

The original little red wagon, basically made the same way it was made 95 years ago. Make memories that last as long as the wagon will. radioflyerlink.com

Lady Marmalade

Grand-mère’s early 1900s French recipe, made with sweetness from grapes, not sugar. stdalfour.us

Mudbuster

Please wipe your feet off at the door, it’s keeps the floors cleaner, and using good manners. crateandbarrel.com

Safety First 

Never more will you have to ask, “Did I unplug the iron?” belkin.com

Toni’s Bread 

The original panettone was made by a baker named Ton,i as a gesture to consecrate his daughter’s marriage to a nobleman in medieval Italy. williams-sonoma.com

Man’s Best Friend

Make that dog run like a dog... with the ultimate dog game of throw the ball, with the distance of a major leaguer. landssend.com

Rechargeable Sound 

Looks like a beauty, sounds like a beast.Enjoy 8 hours of tunes from your ipod poolside or at the tailgate. amazon.com

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Stamped

Make ravioli exactly like they do in Italy. The design hasn’t changed in more than 100 years. Why? It’s already simply the best. fantes.com

Handcrafted with Passion 

Extraordinary Gouda beginning with Netherland’s superior cheese making tradition. Made in Wisconsin, USA. hollandsfamilycheese.com

Honest Pumpkin

Organic Pumpkin will add to the pride of your coveted family recipes. Worthy of the label Farmer’s Market. farmersmarketfoods.com

Keep On Roasting

No more funny business in the kitchen. It’s all serious roasting with this 16” nonstick roasting pan w/ rack. It politely accommodates a 20-plus pound bird. calphalon.com

One Shoe In

The outdoor duck boot became a classic for a good reason, it keeps your feet dry. Good reason. landsend.com

Hot Seat

Rest your casserole at a safe distance from your tabletop, and elegantly. Made by Le Creuset. Lecreuset.com

Say Cheese

A knife assigned to one job, slice cheese well. The holes in the knife blade prevents sticking. cutleryandmore.com

Well Dressed 

We all love to eat cranberry sauce with our turkey. Pretty close to homemade in a jar—not too tart, not to sweet. traderjoes.com

The Steel

Stop denying your knife is dull. Carve like you have serious eating to do with one of the worlds best cutlery expert’s help. Made in Germany, by Wustoff. swissknifeshop.com

Canapé + Coctail

Coctail napkins with family monogram or your personalized messages.Nice touch! foryourparty.com

Lighter Leaf Fighter 

Conserve your arm strength for rolling pie dough. This rake almost makes raking leaves feel like fun, with its feather light weight. fiskars.com

Leatherman Kick

The MacGyver of tools.Never say I’m not handy. This tool leaves you searching for things to fix. swissknifeshop.com

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Rise ‘n Roll

Top your toast, muffin or steamy waffle with a bit of buttery sweetness. Made in small batches, this artisanal topping is made from the finest fresh local Indiana ingredients; made in the same Amish traditions as in days of yore. risenrollbakery.com

Deep Dish

Real earthenware. Function meets great presentation with French tradition. Oven-to-table; dish up tasty casseroles and potpies. emilyhenryusa.com

Golden Pie Crust

Conduct even heat. Bake a flaky crust, like a commercial chef with these perforated heavy-weight aluminized steel pie pans. Pan experts, since 1896 from Chicago Metallic. chefscatalog.com

Fan Seat

There’s no guessing which team you are rooting for with this portable fan seat. Show your team colors at the tailgate party or picnic. fansedge.com

Now That’s Cocoa

The best end result must start with the best ingredients. The best cocoa yields the best hot chocolate or chocolate souffle. deandeluca.com

Original Muffin

Made in Chicago Since 1933. Bays Original English Muffin recipe is based on the Bay Family’s muffin recipe from the 1800s in England and hasn’t changed one bit. bays.com

The Organic Miller 

Heirloom crop yields a very creamy sweet bowl of grits and star quality loaf of bread. Columbia, South Carolina. ansonmills.com

Get Frothy

This hand-carved Molinillo, hecho en Mexico - makes the frothy finishing touch on your chocolaty beverage by twisting the Molinillo between your palms. Neat gadget. deandeluca.com

Doodler’s Delight

The Tratto pen is Italy’s answer to the simple everyday pen with a superior felt tip. It comes in a rainbow of colors and available with a clip for easy fastening to your pocket protector. english.fila.it

Solar Powered 

Take advantage of the great outdoors and full charge up-to 3 mobile devices with solar power rather than electricity. energizerpowerpacks.com

The Balm

Originally only intended for the cow’s chaffed utters; quickly became relief for the farmer’s hands too. The reputation for healing properties for people caught-on in the last 100 years. It is great for chapped hardworking hands from gardening and all outdoor chores. bagbalm.com

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Please Deposit 25¢

Have an authentic pay-phone, at home. Sorry, you won’t be collecting for long distance calls though, it’s been updated and wired for no-pay to talk. It’s very cool though. payphone.com

Office Musician

These pencil/ drumsticks are ideal for creative office sessions; horsing around is encouraged. it usually yields the best ideas. uncommongoods.com

Up-cycled 

What can a broken windshield turn into? A beautiful vessel for a glass of wine. Up-cycled craftsmanship. uncommongoods.com

Morning Mate

Chemex has 40 years of natural brewing success in the making of great coffee, unplugged. Pair with good filtered water and good freshly ground beans. chemexcoffeemaker.com

Enchanted Fun

This Enchanted Birthday Book is a conversation piece. Leave it on your kitchen counter at your next a dinner party and see how many people want to see what their birthday says about them. You will hear a lot of—“That’s so true.” Authors; Amy Zerner & Monte Farber. theenchantedworld.com

Top Dog

I’m a hot dog snob. Search no more. There is nothing like biting into a hot-off the-grill dog that snaps back at you; with no after taste. NY’s Citarella. citarella.com

S’mores

Have a s’mores experience without the camp fire in the form of decadent all natural gelato. BTW- No corn syrup. ciaobellagelato.com

Summer Entertainment

Watch the funny mishaps of a simple concept like a vacation to the beach with Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean. This is laughter for the whole family. target.com

Southampton Pils

Our friends at Publick House keep on tapping outstanding flavor. The Keller Pils is Southampton’s classic summer German unfiltered smooth Pilsner. Cheers! publick.com

Made in France

Made in Dijon, France. This mustard is made under the strict 300 year old guidelines for being labeled authentically Dijon. Great flavor avec tres bon value. traderjoes.com

Manual Crush

This is the 1950's Farrington revived. One of the most important home-makers’s tasks in those days was a filled-n-chilled ice cube tray. Nostalgia. conrans.com

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The Short on The Long Bun

Martin’s bun is the essential ingredient to making a superior summer lobster roll. potatoroll.com

Ice Beyond The Cube

For summer parties these silicone shaped ice cube forms put the fun in a chilly beverage ikea.com

The Pie Machine

Everyone gets their own pie. Hmm - you may make fruit pies in single to-go portions for beach + picnics. By Breville. amazon.com

Duct Tape

Just because you might need things to stick together. Magic household item; perfect for that leaky something. 3m.com

Shrubs

Shrub means drink in Arabic. Lemon, Lime, Raspberry and Strawberry are just four of Tait Farms’ colonial all-natural fruit drink concentrates for mixing  refreshing original sweet and tart beverages. Made in PA. taitfarmsfoods.com

Old Fashioned Ice Pop

The design hasn’t changed much and the enjoyment is just about the same for people of all ages. Fill with fresh homemade lemonade, freeze overnight + enjoy. ikea.com

Grill To Table

Fashion meets function with the grillable serving tray. Made by Wilton-Armetale. williams-sonoma.com

Graniteware Lobster Pot

The 2 tiered steamer for your lobster boil. Made in the USA since the 1800s. amazon.com

Safety First

Every car and household should have a first aid kit. This one just happens to be in snazzy packaging, not the old rusty metal box. ikea.com

Cheese Please

Go beyond cheddar. Beehive Full Moon Cheese makes creamy, mellow + hand-crafted cheese in Utah. deandeluca.com

Flying Lobsters

Shipped via airmail. From Jordan Lobster; serving NY’s finest chefs with fresh Maine lobsters. Family, been in the biz for more than 50 years. jordanlobsterfarms.com

Popchips

Hmm... there’s a new chip in town with half the fat. Worth the crunch. popchips.com