Grand Prize ($800 value): Vegetable Garden, Magnetic Fort, Colorado Mountain Art & Well Told Designs
posted by: Julie Bielenberg
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GRAND PRIZE DAY
A little sprinkling of our favorite gifts we came across this year.
Hanama Vegetable Garden
Hamama a DIY vegetable garden offers a fail-proof way for anyone to grow nutritious microgreens for smoothies, salads, and sandwiches year-round. Their patented, non-GMO Seed Quilt technology offers a seamless indoor growing experience by controlling watering, humidity, and light parameters. Just add water once, soak your Seed Quilt, and come back to harvest delicious microgreens in just 7-10 days. USDA studies show microgreens can be up to 40x more nutritiously dense than mature veggies. The contest is for the microgreen kit with a bamboo frame. hamama.com
Well Told Design
This is the BEST company for someone who you just can’t figure out the gift. It was by far one of my top three favorite that came across my desk this fall. I choose a scotch glass and an image of Chicago for my dad. But there is so, SO much more. Rock glasses, flasks, pint glass, stemless pieces, wine glass and then a line of home apparel, coasters, bar boards, about 100 customizable products. They have themes such as outdoors, cities, college towns, academics, their breath of retail is outrageous and fun to page through. Winner can choose any beverage ware of his or her choice. welltolddesign.com
Colorado Mountain Art by Jared Hankins
Jared Hankins’ latest series is a completely new perspective of classic ski lines from winter resorts such as Vail and Aspen. Hankins lives in Denver with his wife, two teenage daughters, and twin sons in elementary school. His career includes a stroke at age 31 where he had to relearn all muscle movements in his arm and hand to not only regain normalcy, but his creative career. Nearly 15 years after this life-altering event, his artistic contribution and collections are impressive and humbling. Hankins has an extensive repertoire of consumer-packaged goods that would be recognizable to most individuals including Starbucks’ Frappuccino package design. Yogi Tea Company, Tropicana, Oxy Clean, Sobe Energy Drink, Doritos, Werthers, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher, Hot Pockets and more. Winner can choose from the Elevation Series. hankinsfineart.com
The original magnetic pillow FORT
With the holidays and winter months already upon us, many kids are searching for indoor activities to escape the cold, and while it’s easy to reach for a tablet, TV remote or video game console, FORT’s magnetic pillow FORTs offer an indoor activity that’s fun and engaging for both the mind and body. “Made with foam blocks covered in waterproof fabric, FORT blocks connect with magnets (and imagination) and I’m confident that they will become your kids’ new favorite toy, activity AND piece of furniture. idea for FORT was born while watching my wife and 2-year-old make pillow forts with blankets that kept falling in. After losing my job in 2020 due to COVID, and with a second child on the way, I took a leap of faith to launch FORT and the interest has been overwhelming, with over 5500 FORTs shipped in the past month alone!” Shout out to this dad – we love this item! getthefort.com