Zing Anything, the new line of infusion water bottle technology, has arrived for the population with a love-hate relationship with water. The Aqua Zinger, Citrus Zinger, Vodka Zinger and Salad Zinger all contribute to the Zing product line of DIY infusing beverages. The Zingers make the perfect gift for Dad’s trying to stay healthy this year, or for grads going off to college and an easy kitchen gadget for them to use. Zing Anything’s products can be purchased online or in Brookstone stores.
The best gift to get any Dad or grad is laughter. Bringing the family together, laughing, playing a game and eating some good food will make any dad proud! txTylz is the game to entertain your dad this Father’s Day. Think Caveman meets Shakespeare or Star Trek meets John Wayne. How would they communicate? txTylz can be played in any language, Slang, improper spelling are all welcome in this first of its kind game. All you need is a flat surface and your tiles to play -no board required (and no clean up for mom!). txTylz, created by model/actress Joan Severance, brings the fun of texting to an innovative new game. Inviting players to use multiple meanings, phonetic spellings and even other languages, the goal is to get your point across in two minutes with pictures, symbols, letters and words. Outside the box thinking is encouraged and at least one person must accept and understand your play. Victory is only possible if at least one of your opponents understands the meaning that your connected txTylzTM are trying to convey. You must communicate with your txTylzTM and play all of your txTylzTM before your time is up, or else others can steal your unused txTylzTM and earn more points. This innovative new game will be included in the 2013 Mensa Mind Games challenge. A portion of proceeds goes to assist those with Vitiligo (hypo-pigmentation), a condition Severance has had since childhood, in healing through safe and effective means.
Boxxle, a new 3-liter premium box wine dispenser for home, bar or restaurant. It gives wine lovers an easy, convenient and attractive way to dispense and enjoy boxed wine … elevating it above the rim of the glass for easy dispensing, right down to the last drop. The Boxxle is a handsome stainless steel dispenser designed to rest on a countertop, bar or table. In the past, boxed wines have gotten a bum rap. Not anymore. Boxed wine stays fresh a minimum of four to six weeks; it’s shatter-proof, portable, will never have cork taint, and it\’s more environmentally conscious. The variety of boxed wines is impressive, with producers offering everything from Moscato to Monastrell and many smaller, family-owned wineries selling boxed versions of their premium wines including Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Pinot Grigios and organics. With Boxxle, wine lovers can use the entire bag without having to tip or drag the container to the edge of the countertop. Boxxle automatically compresses the bag and keeps wine fresh up to six weeks. With its contemporary design, the Boxxle is sturdy, built to last, and compliments any kitchen, bar or dining room décor. $100; www.boxxle.com
Every tequila lovin’ Dad will want these novel shots that add the perfect salty touch to your favorite tequila. Learn more at www.thespicelab.com.
Dads and even grads will love their Gourmet Sea Salt Collections which includes 11 of the best tasting, hard-to-find salts in the world. These multi-pack samplers of salts are a great way to spice up your next meal, and are convenient to use and store. The collections are presented in affordable, portable, and decorative packages, perfect for kitchen countertops. They even come with reference cards with detailed descriptions and suggestions on which salts go with which dishes, making it easy to create the perfect combination of flavors. Guys will especially love the BBQ Smoked Salt set and the Chili Head for added fiery flavors.
Airocide® cleans the air, drawing in harmful airborne pathogens (VOC’s, allergens, pet dander, bacteria, etc.), and forces them into a matrix which destroys them on contact. Airocide is different from any other air purifier because it doesn’t contain a filter. The technology, developed by NASA, clears the air of the major causes of allergy symptoms, including pollen, mold, fungi, viruses and bacteria, and virtually 100 percent of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) – the harmful gasses emitted by products you have around your home, like aerosol sprays, cleaning supplies, dry-cleaned clothing, paints, pesticides and even air fresheners.
The Chef’s Monogram Bamboo Cutting Board makes an impressive addition to any household kitchen. The cutting board comes with an artfully laser-engrave the center of the board with any single initial monogram you choose for a signature touch. The Professional-quality board is handcrafted of pressed bamboo with a natural hand rubbed olive oil finish. Bamboo absorbs very little moisture, does not shrink or swell and is actually harder than most hard woods, making it a superior material for cutting boards.
- Board measures 14″L x 10″W x 1″D.
- Features cut-outs on the bottom sides for easy carrying.
- Hand wash to prevent warping. Periodically treat with mineral oil to avoid drying out.
The T-fal Balanced Living Curved Grill features fixed, non-stick curved plates that drain fat away from both sides into integrated drip trays on both sides. The unique angle allows for grilling ribs without compromising the shape of traditional meats. Available at www.t-falusa.com and retailers nationwide. ($69.99)
The ActiFry makes meal time easier, faster and healthier. The revolutionary healthy multi-cooker – thanks to its unique cooking technologies – creates lower fat versions of the foods we all love, including winter favorites like Chili, Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Potato Wedges. With just a spoonful of oil and the touch of a button, the ActiFry makes mealtime a breeze – simply put in the ingredients, turn on the machine, and let it go. Not to mention, with dishwasher safe parts clean up is fast and easy. Available at Bed Bath & Beyond, ($250)
Delicious by design, the Kenmore Elite Infrared Convection Toaster Oven makes it simple to prepare family favorites in minutes. With sleek modern styling and a cool blue LED digital display, this model combines premium styling with a quality touch points that bring meals together in minutes. This model also boasts smart settings such as digital controls and seven toasting settings for effortless cooking anytime. MSRP: $124.99.
There is nothing that a cup of coffee and a slice of rum cake can’t solve—time to try Tortuga 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee – the latest product from the Tortuga Rum Cake Company, and the perfect complement, our authentic and original Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes. One of the most sought after coffees in the world, Tortuga 100% Blue Mountain® Coffee is handpicked in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica and roasted by the finest local roast masters just before shipping. It is treasured for its balanced blend of richness, and perfect acidity which creates a distinctive aroma only found in 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain®Coffee. Available at Dillards department stores during the holidays, Amazon.com and www.tortugarumcakes.com.