Recycled Glass Wasp Catcher
A pretty way to stay bug-free in the backyard
These pretty, lantern-like traps lure wasps and other pests with lemonade or sugar water. They’re based on a design used since the Middle Ages -- and they really work! Available in green, aqua and orange.
Cost: $30 for a set of three at Gaiam.com
Skillet Bacon Spread
An insanely delicious topping
I’m a health nut, but every once in a while, I find something so good it’s worth indulging in. Like this spread made of bacon, spices and other good things to make anything taste a little bit like heaven -- all you need is an 80-calorie spoonful. I’d put it on everything if I could.
Cost: $14.99 at SkilletStreetFood.com
BuiltNY Insulated Lunch Bags
An adorable way to tote your kids’ (or your own) midday meal
These BPA-free bags have an easy-wipe interior and enough room for a sandwich, fruit or veggies, a juice box, a small ice pack, plus a handle that buckles onto backpacks or strollers. The only challenge: Which animal to choose? Available in doggie, kitty, monkey and owl styles.
Cost: $19.99 at BuiltNY.com
La Fresh Eco-Beauty Waterproof Makeup Remover
Gently wipe away even stubborn makeup in an instant
These wipes work wonders with olive, jojoba, sesame and grapeseed oils, plus vitamin E and soothing lavender, removing my hard-to-get-off mascara and other makeup in moments -- without irritating my skin. And they're free of parabens, sulfates, alcohol, petrochemicals, glycols, dyes, PEGs, artificial fragrances and animal byproducts.
Cost: $9.99 at LaFreshGroup.com
An easy-to-use phone for seniors that’s stylish too
Featuring large numbers on a backlit keypad, a battery that lasts up to 25 days per charge, a loudspeaker (that's hearing-aid compatible) and a 24/7 emergency service that can connect you to medical assistance and track you via GPS, this cute phone can be a godsend for seniors, the disabled, or plain ol' technophobes.
Cost: $99 (plus $35 activation fee) at Sears, Best Buy and GreatCall.com
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