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Here are some fun gift ideas for everyone on your list!
  • Gardener's Chicken Wellies

    These rubber boots have a quick-drying fabric liner, removable insole, and deep-lugged soles. They're rugged enough for chores and everyday use in the garden, but stylish enough for a trip to town. Pear, poppy, and fritillaria designs are also available, but we know you'll love the chicken print best. They come in women's whole sizes 6-11. $59.95 from <a href="http://www.gardeners.com/Gardeners-Wellies/20679,38-812,default,cp.html#" target="new">Gardener's Supply Company</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Flexible Flyer PT Blaster Snow Sled

    This speedy sled rides on skis and has a steering wheel to let you steer clear of obstacles, or steer into a jump. A spring-activated brake helps you keep from going too fast on steep hills. This sled supports up to 500 pounds.
    $60.57 with free shipping at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Flyer-S2000-PT-Blaster/dp/B00005ME5Q" target="new">amazon.com</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • North Pole Coal Blooming Briquettes

    The gardeners on your list will want to get a lump of coal in their stockings with this fun gift! A little burlap pouch holds three 1.5-inch "coal" briquettes, which are actually made of clay, worm castings, non-toxic dye, and an assortment of bee- and butterfly-friendly flower seeds. After the danger of the first frost has passed, just toss the briquettes into a bare spot in the flower garden! $16 for a pouch with 3 briquettes at <a href="http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/north-pole-coal-blooming-briquettes" target="new">Uncommon Goods</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Rockwell Trans4mer

    The Rockwell Trans4mer is a convertible power tool that changes from a jigsaw to a reciprocating saw in a flash, and offers wireless operation thanks to a 12-volt LithiumTech battery that recharges in just 30 minutes. It's also got the ability to switch between six cutting-position angles, a comfortable grip, and an integrated LED worklight to ensure you're hitting the mark. $119.99 at <a href="http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2083689/36061/Rockwell-LithiumTech-Tran... target="new">Woodcraft Supply</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Chicken Tavern

    This chicken coop features two levels and an elevated hen house, and is suitable for 3 to 5 chickens, depending on their size. The large run allows birds to enjoy fresh air, yet keeps them safe from predators behind a galvanized wire mesh fence. It measures 84" long, 36" wide, and 52" tall. Shipping is free to the Continental U.S. Other coop styles are also available. $474.95 at <a href="http://chickensaloon.com/?gclid=CP2e0umipawCFYbrKgodFl244Q" target="new">ChickenSaloon.com</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Kids' Expandable Comfort Skates

    Ice skating is such a fun activity, but skates are expensive, and kids' feet grow so fast! These skates, available in boys' and girls' styles, simply come in small, medium, or large, and an expandable base accommodates growing feet. Now you can invest in skates and know they'll last more than one season. $69 at <a href="http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/70682?feat=509695-GN1&attrValue_0=Black/P... target="new">L.L. Bean</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Babycakes Cake Pop Maker

    Lisa Prater of Lisa's Kitchen swears by her cake pop maker, and uses it for much more than cake pops. She says it makes great mini corn dogs, muffin balls, brownie bites, and pancake puffs. This cute little appliance makes 12 round cakes about the size of golf balls in 4 minutes, using a cake or muffin mix, or your own recipe. $24.99 at our online store, <a href="http://www.readershopping.com/cakepopmaker.html" target="new">ReaderShopping.com</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Swann OutbackCam

    Whether you want to scout an area for hunting possibilities, or see which critter is sneaking off with your cat's food, this rugged outdoor camera will do the trick. It captures both video and photos, triggered by motion or at set times of the day. A night vision mode captures moving objects up to about 32 feet away. $99.99 at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Swann-SW361-OBC-OutbackCam-Recorder-Camera/dp/B005... target="new">Amazon.com</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • MagnoGrip Magnetic Wrist Band

    For the times when you don't have a 10-year-old around to hand you nails and screws, the MagnoGrip Magnetic Wrist Band serves as a good helper. It's made of durable ballistic polyester and is embedded with super strong magnets for holding screws, nails, nuts, bolts, and even scissors or small tools. $11 at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/MagnoGrip-311-090-Magnetic-Wristband/dp/B000WU9LCQ... target="new">Amazon.com</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Striker Magnetic LED Light Mine Professional

    The Striker Light Mine is about the size of a baseball, and has 11 magnets, which attach to car hoods, fence posts, and metal walls, to get just the right angle to aim the light where you need it. There are 8 white and 4 red LED lights and 4 settings. $14.59 at
    <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Striker-Magnetic-LED-Light-Mine/dp/B004C35GRI/ref=... target="new">amazon.com</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Equestrian Jumper Play set

    Little ones will have hours of fun with this poseable equestrian jumper set. The rider has a fully jointed skeleton for lifelike posing and riding. The horse comes with all the tack, and the jumping scene is included.
    $29.95 for the set at <a href="http://www.rodeochampions.net/tour-home.htm" target="new">rodeochampions.net</a>. An additional horse and rider are also available for $19.95.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Ray Solar Charger

    Stay powered up whether you're driving, camping, or spending the day at your favorite fishing hole. The Ray Solar Charger from Quirky has a suction cup for sticking to the inside of your windshield or camper window. It also has a built-in kickstand that tilts to grab the maximum amount of sunlight. $39.99 at <a href="http://www.quirky.com/products/137-Ray-Solar-Charger" target="new">Quirky.com</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Floating Solar Fountain

    This 13-inch floating fountain is solar powered by day, and the sun also charges built-in NiMH batteries so you can enjoy the fountain after dark. A remote control lets you start and stop the fountain from up to 18 feet away. It includes three different spray heads, a bubbler, and an energy-saving pump that automatically turns off after around 45 minutes. When turned on at night, the fountain is illuminated. $69.95 in our store, <a href="http://www.readershopping.com/gsy021.html" target="new">ReaderShopping.com</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Heated birdbath

    This plug-in steel birdbath with an insulated plastic bowl clamps to your deck railing so you can watch your feathered friends from indoors when they come to drink and groom themselves. It has a 75-watt heater with thermostatic control that heats only when needed and prevents water from freezing to temperatures as low as 10 below zero. It holds 2 quarts of water, and the cord tucks away for use in the summer. $59.99 at <a href="http://www.gardeners.com/Railing-Mount-Heated-Birdbath/20929,39-833,defa... target="new">Gardener's Supply Company</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Shoe In Overshoes

    It's a real hassle to have to take your boots off every time you need to run back and forth between the barn and the house, but tracking in mud and filth isn't a good option either. These overshoes are designed to be worn over work boots, with a unique right and left shoe for the best fit possible. $29.95 at <a href="http://www.gemplers.com/product/193097/Lightweight-Overshoes" target="new">Gempler's</a>.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
  • Jolly Ball

    Don't forget your favorite horse at Christmas! The 10-inch Jolly Ball is a fun way to keep your horse calm and happy. It can be used in the pasture or mounted in the stall, which helps with boredom and curbs cribbing. $17.99 at Tractor Supply Co. (in stores only).

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
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