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Are you feeling stressed about holiday shopping? Not sure what to get for the gardeners on your list?

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We’re here to help! There are so many potential gift items, both large and small, that green thumbs will appreciate – and we mean it when we say you can actually have fun while buying these presents, and maybe even pick out a treat or two for yourself. You may want to introduce your favorite dirt dauber to something new and beautiful, for example, or give them a gardening gift that’s so darn useful they’ll wonder why they don’t already have one. Or maybe you’re trying to choose something they’ll love and use often while staying within a strict budget....

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s The Best Gifts for Less Than $50 Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth 32 oz. Bottle This 32-ounce hot-or-cold thermos keeps his java hot or iced tea cold for up to 12 or 24 hours, respectively. And it doesn't leak. Ever. Made with 18/8 pro stainless-steel that's odor- and bacteria-resistant, and also 100 percent recyclable. $30.00 Timex Weekender Watch A classic watch from classically keeps-on-ticking Timex, the Weekender is handsome, easygoing, and reliable, perfect for a summer weekend that can throw anything at you, from yard work to outdoor dining in town. The watch face and strap are available in a myriad...

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Finding a cool Father’s Day gift for a new dad may sound straightforward

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If it’s their first-ever Father’s Day, they’ll need all the dad stuff, right? But fathers-to-be and first-time dads and their partners have likely been showered with lots of baby gear already: bibs, bassinets, baby monitors, strollers… which is why he might especially appreciate something entirely different and even left-of-field. So what are the best new-dad gifts? First-time dads and fathers to be are stressed out and sleep-deprived, so they could do with something that makes them feel a bit special. The best gifts for new fathers should then be one of two things: something that serves a practical purpose to make...

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A good toiletry kit, also known as a dopp kit, is indispensable

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Sure, the zippered pouch is essential for wrangling all your grooming supplies for long weekends and family vacations. But it’s also a necessary component of any good workout bag: You don’t want your deodorant or toothbrush mingling with those sweaty clothes, now do you? The best dopp kits are built to handle years of use, spacious enough to fit your grooming gear without being too bulky, and capable of organizing all of your soaps, sprays, toothbrushes, razors, and whatever else you need to keep yourself looking fresh. Good thing, then, that there’s a wide variety of bags, from classic zippered...

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We Asked a Cyclist for Essential Bike Commuter Gear and Gadgets

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Commuting by bike is one of the most freeing experiences. Once you make the change, you’ll find it’s the best choice you’ll ever make concerning your daily routine. Feeling the air on your face and working up a sweat before a long day of work is so refreshing, and once you have the right bike picked out, you’ll fall in love with your daily ride. In addition to your bike, you should consider investing in the right gadgets and tools for your ride. Most riders already have the essentials: helmet, shoes, tire pump. But there are a few extras you...

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