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  • 7 Gifts For the “I’ll Fire Up the Grill” Dad.

    If your dad knows no bounds when it comes to grilling season and is always looking for the next tool to up his game, these Grommets are sure to excite and elevate your gift giving to well-done.

    1. Deliciously fast pizza

    In the past, if you wanted to give dad the gift of making brick oven pizza in the backyard, it would’ve entailed a six-month construction project. Now you just need an Uuni. This pizza oven heats up to 900 degrees in 10 minutes and cooks a wood-fired pizza in two.

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  • Come See What We Found For the Holidays

    What are you searching for this holiday season? A better gift? A more unique one? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, you’ve come to the right place.

    All year long our Discovery team tracks down products with something that sets them apart. As of this writing, we’ve revealed over 300 products in 2017. That’s over 24,000 hours to find you products that stand up as the best of the best.

    Each product has been tested by the Grommet team so you know your mom, dad, brother, sister, significant other, family member, and/or friend will get a gift that’s been vetted and approved. You see, most stores are only concerned with getting you to buy what they’re selling, but at The Grommet, we’re focused on bringing you products worth buying.

    And with your help, we’re trying to build a world where better ideas win. It starts this holiday season.

    You’ve probably seen a few of those better ideas mysteriously wrapped up on our site, on social media, or across the internet. If you’ve been wondering what they are, allow us to unwrap a couple of them.

    When opened, this curiously shaped package reveals a friendly robot that helps teach kids how to code.

    Rip this intriguing present open and it will delight anyone who enjoys a scoop or an entire pint of ice cream. This ergonomic ice cream scoop allows you to enjoy that ice cream right out of the freezer without straining your wrist.


    Think you know what all our gifts are? Our Guess the Gift sweepstakes starts Tuesday, November 28th. Each Tuesday and Thursday our daily email will feature a wrapped gift for you to guess. Enter your guess for a chance to win. We’ll unwrap the gift each Wednesday and Friday.

    Subscribe to our daily email here and put on your detective hat. Good luck!

    Also, we’d love to hear what you’ve thought about our new holiday campaign. Have you been sitting with baited breath to discover what these mystery gifts are? Leave a comment below!

  • 7 Ways to Master the Grill

    It's grilling season time and if you're looking to become the master of the grill, these seven products will get you one step closer. From innovative ways to clean the grates, to shaping the perfect patty, these products will help make grilling easier and more enjoyable.

    The Grommet discovers seven products that will turn you into a grill master this summer. The best BBQ tools and gadgets for your next cookout.


    1.Barbeque Cleaning Tool

    Put an end to grimy grates and metal wire cleaners with an all-natural scraper grill cleaner that molds to your grill for custom cleanup. It's customizable and Made in the USA, too.

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    The Grommet discovers seven products that will turn you into a grill master this summer. The best BBQ tools and gadgets for your next cookout.

    2. Lift and Carve Shredding Fork

    Shred meat or lift and carve roasts like a pro. These American-made meat shredding claws have super sharp prongs and a durable, ergonomic design.

    Buy Now: $12.95

    The Grommet discovers seven products that will turn you into a grill master this summer. The best BBQ tools and gadgets for your next cookout.

    3. Double Helix Grill Brush

    This bristle free BBQ brush cleans your grill, safely. There are no metal bristles that could shed and end up in your food.

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  • 5 Grad Gifts that Turn Tradition on Its Head

    In the world of grad gifts, there are certain staples. But your traditional present doesn’t need to be a yawn. Check out these grad gift ideas with an unexpected spin.

    5 Grad Gifts that Turn Traditional on Its Head

    The Sleekest, Longest Lasting Mechanical Pencil

    Try to find the seam on Modern Fuel's metal mechanical pencil. You won’t see it, and that’s the whole point. Meticulous engineering makes it look like a single, solid design from barrel to nib. The careful craftsmanship means it’s durable, too, with a lifetime guarantee.


    5 Grad Gifts that Turn Traditional on Its Head

    A Never-Ending Notebook

    Giving a journal is a great old-school gift. But this endlessly reusable whiteboard notebook is made up of dry erase pages, so you can use each and re-use one.


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    A Front Pocket Wallet That’s Made in the USA

    Everyone’s used to carrying a wallet in their rear pocket, but this one is made for the front. The curved design of these men's front pocket wallets are made to match the curved profile of most front pockets, giving a great fit that could put less strain on your back. Plus the front pocket is less prone to physical theft and, with built-in RFID protection, your grad will be protected against digital theft, too.


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  • A Traveler’s Gift Guide

    Maybe you know a backpacker, road warrior or frequent flyer. If you do, these gifts will assist them on any adventure.


    The worst part of traveling? Packing. It never stays as organized as you hope. Jonathan Teplitsky solved the problem with travel organizer PACK Gear— it’s like a miniature dresser in your luggage or backpack. With two hooks to hang it up and four mesh compartments to fit all your stuff, packing and unpacking your bag is no longer a problem.

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  • A Gift Guide for the Fitness Guru

    Got a fitness guru to buy for this holiday season? Let this guide help you find the perfect gift.


    A common hurdle when preparing for exercise? What to do with your keys, phone, or wallet. WOLACO solves the problem. Their men’s compression shorts are made with snug, integral pockets that keep your items safe, sweat-free, and secure. No more holding your phone or tucking your house key into your sock.

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  • 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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    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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  • Gifts That Give Back

    Here at The Grommet, we tell the stories of Makers who have created innovative, new products. Non-profit businesses can be just as innovative as any other. When we discover a philanthropy with a novel approach to bettering the world, we share their story and invite our community to support them.

    This year marks the fourth anniversary of Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. We’ve put together a list of nonprofits that we admire. The collective power of generosity can bring about real change -- help make an impact today by supporting a cause that is important to you.


    Build motivates at-risk students by teaching them to create and run their own businesses. They become engaged in learning—as proven by falling dropout rates and increased numbers accepted to college. Donate Now


    Intrepid Fallen Heroes
    Honor our veterans by supporting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund. This charity provides wounded veterans with needed care for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions. Donate Now Continue Reading

  • Gift Ideas for Anyone and Everyone

    Have a hard-to-buy for person on your holiday shopping list? Struggling to find something for your boss, kid's teacher, or in-laws you don't know very well? We've rounded up a few gift ideas that are sure to please the masses. It's not a bad idea to keep a couple of these on hand. Be prepared (unique gift in hand) when your neighbor decides to hosts a last-minute dinner party. Or for the friend who gives you a present, even though you agreed not to exchange gifts.


    Corkcicle Vinnebago
    Vinnebago is a stainless steel, vacuum sealed, triple-walled beverage bottle that keeps what’s inside hot (up to 12 hours) or cold (up to 25 hours). This container won’t shatter so it’s safer than glass and perfect for venues where glass isn’t allowed. Shop Now


    Red Kite Candy
    Do you know a caramel fanatic? Of course you do! This Caramel Sampler won’t disappoint, with four distinct flavors of rich, buttery goodness—Original, Chocolate Sea Salt, Sea Salt, and Pecan. Made with locally sourced and organic ingredients, these Vermont caramels won’t stick to your teeth.
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  • 11 Fun and Functional Gifts

    When a gift delights and it’s one they’ll actually use—well, that’s a win-win. We've gathered 11 gifts that put the "fun" in functional (and will definitely put a smile on their face).  Wrap one up and be prepared to make their holiday.



    Nirvana Earmuffs

    Nirvanna earmuffs will warm your ears—and the story of how they’re made will warm your heart. These unique knitted ear warmers are 100% wool outside, with a soft, cozy lining. They look as good as they feel, with both traditional and imaginative designs the young—and young at heart—will love. Shop Now



    Corkcicle Air aerates your wine as you pour, introducing just the right amount of oxygen for your wine’s subtle flavors to really peak. Convenient pour-through feature enables you to serve wine easily and elegantly. Shop Now Continue Reading

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