Grilling has been around almost as long as fire, even if it wasn’t always called that. In modern history, grilling was mostly confined to camping and hiking until after World War II. After the war, grilling as a backyard recreation caught on and the trend has never slowed. Outdoor cooking has become a mainstay in our families because it provides food, fun, bonding, and fresh air. If you don’t currently have a grill, you are missing out. Check out our selection of gas and charcoal grills for all of your basic needs. If you are looking for something a little more fancy, we carry beautiful brick ovens and porcelain grills that provide effortless gourmet. If you are always on the go, we even carry portable grills that are perfect for vacations and tailgating.
Camping is a great way to get your family out of the house for some fresh air, relaxation, and bonding. Whether you are in a tent or Airstream, staying in the great outdoors will provide a rejuvenation to mind your body. It’s a great way to get in touch with nature, but you don’t have to miss out on the little luxuries of life while camping. Portable grills allow you to cook gourmet meals on any type of outdoor excursion. With gas and charcoal models available, you can be sure that you’ll find exactly what you are looking for. Portable hammocks make luxurious relaxation possible. With a portable hammock, you don’t need trees or hardware. Everything you need is wrapped up in one portable package. They are cozy, comfy, and easy to take on all your camping excursions. Another great item to take with you on camping trips is family games. You or your children may miss your everyday electronic devices, such as video games and computers, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great time. The Murbles Game is a great source of family entertainment for camping trips. It is easy to play with no setup. The Murbles set is color customizable and easy to take along. With great food, a relaxing environment, and family entertainment, your next camping trip will be a home away from home that allows you to get in touch with nature in the most comfortable way possible.
Finding fun gifts that are also useful can present a challenge. Gifts that are purely fun can quickly become space hogs when they lose their appeal. Gifts that are purely practical in nature are, frankly, pretty boring. There are quite a number of great gift ideas out there that successfully combine the fun with the practical, but the key to choosing the right gift is knowing the recipient.
If you have a football-loving friend who also loves to cook out on the grill, it would be hard to go wrong with a gift like the Portable Football Grill. Shaped like a football, it definitely offers a unique and fun spin on grilling out. Because it is portable, this grill can be used on the back patio and at the tailgating party.
If, on the other hand, you have a friend who is environmentally conscious but also enjoys fun home decor, a smart gift idea would be a Solar Mosaic Glass Lantern. These colorful and casual lights are solar powered, so no wiring is involved, and there are no operating costs. Solar lanterns are ideal for illuminating backyard patio tables since they require sunlight to operate.
How about the friend who loves spending time outdoors, but who also appreciates quiet time in front of the television watching movies or shows with the family? The ideal gift would combine the fun of watching TV with the ability to enjoy the fresh, clean air of the great outdoors. The solution comes in an Outdoor Weatherproof TV. Outdoor TVs are designed to withstand weather exposure, and they make a welcome addition to outdoor patios, sunrooms, pool areas, and covered decks.
Fun and functional gifts are everywhere, but they provide the most joy to the recipient when you take time to consider your friends and what characteristics they would most appreciate in a gift. It really is the thought that counts.
For many families, the idea of spending the cold winter months at home fighting holiday traffic and shopping center mobs is not the best way to enjoy the season. Escaping the madness can make for happier holidays — no holiday parties, no baking marathons, no throwing money down the drain on gifts for people you hardly know… So, if you are in the “let’s just get away” camp, then why not escape to someplace warm and sandy?
Before you leave town, make your list and check it twice so that once you get to your sunny destination, you can unpack and unwind right away. Here are a few necessities you won’t want to forget:
1. Beach chairs
2. Fair-weather family-friendly outdoor games
3. A portable grill for cooking up money-saving and delicious meals
4. A portable shade canopy to keep you cool on those hot, sunny days on the beach
When you bring along these necessities, plus your sunblock, swim suits, and sunglasses, there’s nothing else you’ll need to have the happiest holiday ever. Bon voyage!
It’s official — the NFL strike is over, and the games will begin in only a few short weeks. It’s time to gather the tailgating supplies so you don’t have to scramble at the last minute. Here are a few essential pieces of portable tailgating equipment that you’ll want to bring with you to every game:
- Portable Grill — Cold sandwiches just don’t cut it at a football game. Tailgating is all about hearty grilled delicacies like burgers, brats, and even steaks. Better quality portable grills offer plenty of surface area that allows you to cook for a crowd. Many come with top-notch features like folding legs with wheels, detachable side shelves for keeping grilling tools handy, and trailer hitch attachments so you can save your table space for other necessities.
- Portable Picnic Table — Once you prepare your tasty meal on the grill, where will you enjoy it? Sitting in a folding chair trying to balance a plate full of food on your lap is an awkward situation that can end up as a messy disaster. Portable picnic tables fold from an easy-to-carry compact size into a comfortable table and chair combination that can be shared with several friends. Focus on conversation rather than on keeping your food from falling on your shoes.
- Auto-Mo-Brella Umbrella — The Auto-Mo-Brella portable umbrella was made for tailgating. It attaches quickly and easily to any vehicle’s receiver hitch, and it provides instant shade and protection from the sun. A little shade is all it takes to create a comfort zone around your personal tailgating space.
The best way to enjoy any tailgating experience is to come prepared. It doesn’t take a lot of equipment to have a great time at the game, but it’s important to cover your bases — food, seating, and shelter. When you’re prepared, you can be sure that the tailgating party will be just as fun as the game itself. Go team!