By Christopher Cussat
Senior Outlook Today would like to wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!
Because Valentine’s Day is just about here, to help prepare you to find the perfect gift for that special someone, we’ve assembled our annual Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. We would also like to extend a special thank you to those who sent in gift ideas and suggestions.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift, we present our unique gift ideas below:
2022 Goals: Explore New Places
More Time Outside/Less Technology
Prioritize Daily Wellness
Selk’bag Wearable Sleeping Bags
Camp, Van Life / RV Adventures, Road Trips, Stargaze,
Beach Bonfires, Sunset Vistas, Early Morning Dog Walks, Outdoor Cocktails
Kids $89 / Adult Lite $149 / Adult Original $199
Vim & Vigr Compression Socks
Great for Travel, Running, Post-Workout Recovery, Pregnancy, WFH, Long Days on Your Feet…
Boost everyday wellness with energizing socks that increase blood flow, decrease swelling/lactic acid, prevent cramps, minimize muscle fatigue and aid in muscle recovery! Unisex, $32-$38
|Kahtoola Footwear Traction & Gaiters|
Ideal for Road/Trail Running, Hiking, Mountain Exploring…
Gaiters keep rocks, dirt, moisture/snow and “trail stuff” out of your shoes so you can hike happier for longer. $39.95-$84.95
Footwear Traction slides over your shoes to keep you safely active in muddy, snowy, icy conditions on and off road. $49.95-$69.95
San Diablo Artisan Churros
SAN DIABLO ARTISAN CHURROS LAUNCHES THE CHURRO FIESTA IN A BOX
New Churro Fiesta in a Box Brings Family and Friends Together to Enjoy a Unique and Delicious Culinary Experience at home — with Fresh Homemade Churros, Every Party Becomes a Fiesta!
Local, Utah-based San Diablo Artisan Churros (San Diablo) quickly shifted their catering and food truck business model during the Pandemic to create the ultimate at-home churro-making DIY kit, “Churro Fiesta in a Box”, to bring happiness nationwide during a difficult time in the form of yummy sugary goodness.
San Diablo Artisan Churros (San Diablo), the premier global purveyor of gourmet filled churro experiences at special events, celebrations and at home, announces the “Churro Fiesta in a Box”—the ultimate at-home churro-making DIY kit that has everything you need to turn any gathering into a fiesta. With the launch of the box, San Diablo Artisan Churros easily empowers the re-creation of favorite churro memories (and making new ones) in the comfort of home, making it the perfect gift for travelers, churro lovers, foodies, clients, team members, cultural enthusiasts and the person who has everything.
San Diablo is perfect for any Super Bowl snack food ideas, Valentine’s Day gifts/experiences, kid friendly activities, and more. With the Omnicron variant still on the rise, having unique experiences at home is still on trend for this winter. Who wouldn’t want to warm things up with fresh, hot, homemade, yummy, filled churros!
Each beautiful black pinstriped “Churro Fiesta in a Box” kit includes San Diablo’s gourmet churro maker kitchen gadget, just-add-water dry churro dough mix, signature cinnamon sugar, and reusable filling bottle. A QR code provides buyers with access to a free e-book of recipes with 40 different filling flavor ideas and our made-from-scratch dough recipe in gluten-free and vegan versions. A one-page Fiesta Planner with games, party ideas, churro challenges, fun facts and wearable party supplies like devil’s horns and angel halo, complete the experience. The churro maker, dry mix, sugars and fillings are also available for individual purchase or to double or triple your churro production in “Refill packs.”
In addition to the new Churro Fiesta in a Box, other churro-making products include:
- San Diablo’s Churro Maker, a gourmet kitchen gadget with 9 interchangeable nozzles, including San Diablo’s signature hollow nozzle.
- San Diablo’s signature sugars mixes: the classic sugar and freshly-ground cinnamon mix, cinnamon sugar diablo style with cayenne powder, cinnamon sugar inferno style with habanero powder, and the Black Label La Muerte — an extremely spicy cinnamon sugar with ghost pepper powder.
Vim + Vigor Candle Co.
Phoenix Candle Maker finds Purpose in Repurposing
Phoenix-based Vim + Vigor Candle Co. does some interesting things with “repurposing” by combining 100% natural soy wax and fragrance combinations with unique, pure copper and natural wood vessels. All candles are handcrafted and poured in the U.S.A.
Repurpose the 100% pure copper container after the wax has burned by simply freezing the container overnight. Once frozen, customers can easily (and gently) chip away any wax remnants and then rinse with a little dish soap and hot water. They make a great bathroom or desk accessories, tea light holders, vases, or even Moscow mule mugs.
Kristin Boyd, candle maker and the proud owner of Vim + Vigor Candle Co., started making candles in 2015 as a weekend project to salvage a cabinet full of half-burned candles. That fun weekend project turned into a goal to figure out how to make a better quality candle that burned evenly from the start. A year of research and over 100 test trials later, Boyd had successfully created a candle that burned cleanly and evenly down to the last drop of wax, filling the whole house with its aroma. “My passion for repurposing old materials is what sparked this labor of love, and it’s the reason I chose to use pure copper and natural wood containers as my candle vessel,” said Boyd. “I hope that it might inspire others to reduce waste and repurpose the vessel after the candle burns.”
Check out https://vimandvigorcandleco.com.
EKSTER VALENTINE’S BUNDLE
Ekster’s mission is simple; they’re in the business of making people’s daily lives easier. First, they re-imagined the traditional wallet, making it easier to use and harder to lose. Now they’re upgrading the rest of your carry essentials so you have time to focus on what really matters!
Ekster creates intuitive everyday products that reflect the needs of a modern world. Their ecosystem of connected carry goods is already in the hands of over half a million people worldwide, and they’re just getting started…
All Ekster products are designed around the principle of efficiency, reconfiguring the way we carry to maximize our time well-spent. Ekster makes things like theft, loss and skimming preventable!
For Valentine’s Day this year, Ekster’s bestselling accessories in this holiday value bundle have been carefully selected saving you over $80. There are just 500 bundles available, first come first serve. Includes:
- 2x Black Aluminum Cardholder
- 2x Tracker Card
- 2x Cash Clip FREE
- 2x Premium Gift Bag FREE
|Dimensions||0.29 x 4.1 x 2.3 in (0.75 x 10.5 x 6 cm)|
|Strap||Multi-purpose, cash storage|
|Coins||Keep them in your piggy bank 😉|
|Patented||Patented card mechanism for easy access|
|Storage||Stores 12+ cards, recommended storage: 9 cards|
Note: The cardholder holds a maximum of 6 non-embossed cards, or a combination of 4 – 5 embossed/non-embossed cards (depending on the thickness of each card).
|Tracker Card||Powered by Chipolo® Technology|
|Compatibility||iOS 11/Android 5 and above|
|Coverage||Worldwide Lost & Found Platform, QR Safety|
|Net Range||Up to 200 ft (60 m) with BLE 4.0|
|Solar-Powered||3 hours of charge lasts 2-3 full months|
|Ringer||Ring your wallet or phone|
|Voice-Activated||Compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri|
|Selfie-mode||Take remote group selfies with your Tracker|
Christopher holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Duquesne University and has been acting and writing for over 20 years. His articles have appeared in many publications including Advantage, American Builders Quarterly, Anchorage Daily News, Canadian Builders Quarterly, Canadian Executive Quarterly, Chartiers Valley Magazine, Cranberry Magazine, Energy International Quarterly, Focus Magazine, Green Business Quarterly, Hispanic Executive Quarterly, Northern Connection Magazine, North Hills Monthly Magazine, Observer-Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Profile, Recovery Solutions, Standard-Speaker, The Strip Magazine, and Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News.