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  • Buyers, Keepers: Our Made for a Lifetime Category

    We all know that if you buy something made with solid workmanship or quality materials, it’s going to last longer.

    But most of us have been on the verge of buying something and trying to decide if we should buy the less expensive product and hope it lasts—or should we spend a little more, knowing it will last and won’t have to be replaced . . . maybe ever?

    As our CEO Jules Pieri recounted in a recent Medium post:

    “Growing up in Detroit, my autoworker dad was firmly committed to buying the very products he built. He extended that behavior and his values to other household purchases. With four kids and one blue-collar income, we admittedly lived paycheck to paycheck. Yet my parents believed, ‘We don’t have enough money to buy cheap stuff.’ They saved up to buy quality, or did without.”

    Starting today, “Made for a Lifetime” joins The Grommet’s Personal Values categories of Crowdfunded, Handcrafted, Independent Makers, Made in the USA, Philanthropy, Social Enterprises, Sustainable Living, Tech & Innovation, and Underrepresented Entrepreneurs.

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    Much like the rising ‘Buy me Once’ movement in the U.S. and Europe, many Grommet community members value high-quality, durable products. They want items that are made to last—and they’re willing to pay a little more for this benefit.

    But what does “Made for a Lifetime” specifically mean? That The Grommet Makers represented in this new collection will honor a lifetime repair/replace warranty. You can identify these products by our new diamond icon—as these are products are “as tough as diamonds.” Continue Reading

  • 9 Gifts That Keep Kids Busy While Traveling

    Traveling with kids can be an adventure. It also can be challenging. Whether you're planning a day-trip, road-trip, cruise, or cross-country flight, these nine gifts will help keep them busy (which means a better traveling experience for all).

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    iZel Smartphone and Tablet Stand

    This handy stand is a simple but smart design. Like an easel for your smartphone or tablet, it holds devices securely in either portrait or landscape position. Perfect for watching while videos on-the-go. ($24.95) Shop Now

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    Möbi
    Numerical Tile Game

    Möbi is a fun, fast-paced tile game that helps kids (and grown-ups) learn and apply basic math skills. Packs away in an adorable blue whale bag, and it’s ready to play on any flat surface. ($19.95) Shop Now

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  • 11 Items You'll Wonder How You Lived Without

    Some products are so game-changing you shudder to think of a world in which they didn't exist. Below are 11 of those products and worry not, they're very real.

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    Certain shoes hold a blistering vendetta against your heels. Now you can fight back against the podiatric pain with FootGloss ($21.95). This all-natural, American-made foot balm creates a barrier to prevent skin chafing and help avoid blisters. From high heels and flip flops to hiking boots and sneakers, if the shoe fits, wear it without pain.

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    Everyone gets a back itch in an impossible to reach spot. It prompts a dance. You arch your spine; throw your arm behind you or search for a nearby doorframe to end the torture. No more. The Cactus Scratcher ($12.95) is a personal back scratcher that puts every itch within reach. The two straps make it easy to navigate and two sets of spikes let you control how aggressive you want the scratch to be.

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  • 9 Easy Ways To Be More Green

    Going "green" doesn't have to be overwhelming–a few small changes can add up to make a big impact. Here at The Grommet, we work with Makers who are mindful about the environment, and who are crafting eco-friendly products from natural materials, using sustainable production methods, and focusing on reducing their carbon footprint. They've  done all the hard work for you. So, if you're interested in making simple changes in the name of Mother Nature, read on.

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    Add Some Green to Mealtime: Prep, Enjoy, and Store 

    The kitchen is a great place to make a few green upgrades. Ditch the plastic bags and try Vejibag, an ingenious produce keeper that’s made of American-grown organic cotton and hand-sewn in Maine. It gives produce the humidity it needs, keeping it fresh and crisp far longer than plastic. And while you're thinking of ways to use less plastic, get the kids involved by swapping their drink pouches for Juice in the Box. This reusable juice and drink box is made from Tritan plastic; BPA and Phthalate free. Its no leak container holds eight ounces and can be filled with your own beverages (which are often much healthier).

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    If you're looking to ditch the disposable water bottle habit yourself, Earth-In Canteen is an elegant alternative. This beautiful clay vessel is Made in the USA, keeps water cool, and eliminates any metallic taste. You can even use it to store olive oil, vinaigrettes, wine, and more. And while you're at it, kicking the plastic habit for storing food just got a lot more convenient, thanks to these reusable food covers from Coverflex. They’re made from 100% food-grade silicone and designed to stretch, so you can fit them over all types of dishes, bowls, and pans. (Bonus, your cabinets will be a lot less cluttered once you remove all of those plastic storage containers.) Continue Reading

  • SXSW Survival Guide: 14 Things You're Going To Need

    The Grommet team heads to SXSW next week and if you are too, you’re in luck. We’ll be a mobile resource for attendees supplying everything from water and swag bags to the unique (and helpful) items below. If you’re not attending SXSW don’t worry, this survival guide will be handy for any multi-day festival or excursion. Your Coachellas, Bonaroos, and trade shows, you get the idea, now here’s what you need to get to prepare.

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    Keeping Your Phone Powered, Clean, and Within Reach

    You know you’re at SXSW when you look around at a brilliant outdoor festival and everyone’s on his or her phone. We won’t be judging. We'll be supplying battery life.

    When JunoJumper isn’t jumpstarting a car, it’s charging a phone four times. We’ll harness the blinding Texas sun with SunJack to dish out power. If that isn’t scientific enough for you, BioLite provides off the grid heat and electricity, which is great for SXSW but even better for emerging countries with limited access to such resources.

    To wipe off the sweat, dirt, dust, and anything else your screen attracts, iRollers will be available to keep your phone looking sleek. And in order to avoid everyone’s worst nightmare at an event like SXSW, TrackR Bravos will find any missing phones, keys, and/or wallets in minutes.

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  • 9 Things To Take On Vacation

    Regardless of current season, we all dream about packing up and heading on vacation (typically somewhere sunny and warm). Whether you're planning your next trip, jetting somewhere tropical for spring break, or just eager to get outdoors and soak up the sunshine, we've rounded up nine new products that will help you enjoy a little rest and relaxation.

     

    Brush on Block
    Brush on Block is a brush-on sunscreen that’s easy to apply and nourishes your skin with botanical ingredients. Leading skincare figure Susan Posnick designed this SPF 30 powder for the whole family—light, non-greasy, and perfect for on the go. It’s translucent so it can be used over or under makeup, and because there’s no tint, it’s great for anyone. Toss it in your beach bag or purse and be ready to soak in those rays.  Shop Now

     

    RipSkirt Hawaii
    If you're self-conscious and feeling over-exposed in a bathing suit, yoga pants or bike shorts, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with RipSkirt, a sporty, water-repellant wrap. Great for relaxing poolside, a day at the beach, or even for your next water park adventure. Shop Now Continue Reading

  • 10 Great Gifts for the Outdoorsy Type

    Have an adventurer on your gift list? Help them make the most of their camping, hiking, and fishing trips with these outdoor finds.

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    Fishing Pole Roaster

    Enjoy roasting your hot dogs and marshmallows in a whole new way with a roaster that looks and feels like a fishing pole. With a quick flick of the wrist, flip your food to roast evenly. Shop Now

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    Kelly Kettle
    Camping Kettle

    Quick and easy to boil water, even in extreme weather conditions. Since only natural fuel is used you don’t have to worry about carrying gas or batteries or other types of fuel with you. Shop Now

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  • 8 Ways To Get Kids Outdoors

    When the weather warms up, it's sometimes hard to get the kids to unplug and get outdoors. Help them enjoy the sunshine and warm weather with these toys, games, and activities–for all ages. There's something on this list that's bound to keep kids busy (and outside). Go ahead, make them have some fun.

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    Castakite
    Kite & Kite Flying Handle 

    Get your kite airborne with the press of a button, and cleanly reel it back in just like you’re fishing. No more running into the wind. No more burns from the string unraveling against your palms. And no more knotted up string, either. ($19.95) Shop Now

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    Wooden Lawn Games

    Handmade from solid, all-natural wood, play your favorite dice games outdoors with rustic, hand-sized dice. Perfect for the summer, get the whole family involved for a little competitive fun.
    (Starting at $49.95) Shop Now

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  • 6 Ways to Upgrade Your Packed Lunch

    Upgrade lunchtime with these six new products. Whether you're packing your own lunch for the office, or looking for a better way to send the kids' lunches to school –we've got you covered. These innovative lunch solutions just might be the best back to school (or back to the office) supplies you pick up all year.

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    Lunch Bento Box

    This deep dish style lunch bento box is the perfect container for carrying your homemade food. Pack and organize your lunch your own way. Shop Now

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    LunchSkins
    Sandwich and Snack Bag Set

    Reusable, food safe fabric lunch bags. Eliminate the need for single-use plastic baggies. Durable, quick drying and dishwater-safe. Shop Now

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  • 10 Unique Baby Shower Gifts

    Baby is on the way, so it’s time to celebrate. From travel accessories to handmade toys, you'll find practical and unique baby shower gifts that will keep baby smiling. 

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    Spuni

    Spuni is a baby spoon designed for infants transitioning from the bottle to solid food. Created by two friends from MIT, Spuni’s unique tulip shape triggers a baby’s instinct to suck and swallow, creating less mess for both baby and parent. Shop Now.

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    Zipit

    A unique ankle to shoulder zipper and elasticized opening for diaper checks makes this playsuit functional and comfortable. Shop Now.

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