Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks For The Week

patriotic heartAnother week over, so we’re highlighting some of our favorite picks this week! It may be warming up in some places around the globe, but it’s the very beginning of the 2014 Winter Olympics. We’ve decided to compile a list that combines patriotism, Olympic-watching parties, and a little inspiration to host your own family Olympics in the next few weeks.

Glass Spinner Stakes – Patriotic Heart

Get your patriotism off to a strong start with this fun red-white-and-blue glass spinner heart. With 230 Americans off to the Winter Olympics, this is the time to show your American pride, watch today’s opening ceremony, and do so by displaying our nation’s colors and flag!

Set of 4 Tumblers

Coming in four different colors, including red, white, and blue, this set of 4 tumblers is the perfect addition to any Winter Olympics celebration. Serve cocktails and kids’ drinks in these great insulated mugs to enjoy the games, no matter where you are!

Handled Casserole Dishes

Again, if you’re entertaining for this year’s Winter Games, make sure your tools are up to the task. We like this three-piece round casserole dish set for both cooking and serving. You can make warm Kale-Artichoke Dip in one, and serve cool pita chips and baby carrots in the other.  With three sizes, these multi-purpose dishes are ideal for serving up a storm! Stay warm together watching the Olympics and enjoy dips, soups, casseroles, and more!

Giddy Up Racing Horse Hoppers

There may not be any horse-related events in the Wither Olympics, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own backyard competition with these kids’ horse hoppers! If you want to make it similar to traditional Steeplechase, consider adding hula-hoops the kids have to hop into and cones they must hop around. Other easy ideas for backyard Olympics events include running races, egg toss, obstacle courses, and shortened variations of croquet or mini golf.

Sports Superstar Gold Cards

And finally, now that you’ve got your own Olympic Games in your home or living room, you need to have some sort of medal or prize, right? We think these collectible gold trading cards are perfect. Honoring sports icons like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, they certainly fit in with the sports theme! Use the same medal for each event, or get the whole set.

Popular Pins: LTD’s Favorite Pins From January

It’s that time again – the Pinterest Pins roundup! While we spend time recovering from the holidays and reinventing our live with New Year’s Resolutions, many pinners already have their eye on Valentine’s Day and spring-related items. We’ve got a list of many favorite and popular pins from January, just in time for the month of love!

Gourmet Valentine’s Day Apples

apples vday

Starting off with a bang, these Gourmet Valentine’s Day Apples are a great gift for loved ones, family members, kids, and even coworkers this Valentine’s Day! Let your kids bring them to school for their teacher – the absolute perfect gift. These Granny Smith apples are coated in caramel and then dipped in either fudge or white chocolate and decorated with icing and sprinkles. They’re the perfect balance between healthy and sugary for adult Valentine’s Day treats, and they’re only going to grow in popularity between now and February 14th, so be sure to check them out now!

 

 

Handprint Heart Charms

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Are these adorable or what? These great handprint heart charms for a charm bracelet are popular as Valentine’s Day gifts for kids, and they’re available with all twelve birthstones to match your child’s birth month. You can also let them choose the gemstone based on their favorite colors instead of by their birth month. It’s a great way to let your kids know you’re thinking about them all day long – and that they’re your TRUE Valentines! We’ve got all options in stock over at LTD Commodities, so check them out today!

 

 

 

Sleep Tite ™ Sheet Sets

sheetsTaking a break from the Valentine’s Day pins, these Sleep Tite sheet sets are very popular for when you’re making the switch from warm fleece and flannel sheets to cool and comfortable materials for spring. These unique sheets are made to fit any mattress and stay in place no matter how much you toss and turn throughout the night. The 300-thread count and silky smooth material makes for the perfect lightweight sheet set that will stay put all night long! They’re great for both thick pillow tops and thin, firm mattresses. Just like our pinners, you’ll love these comfortable, practical sheets – in four sizes and three colors!

Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week

bentley teaAs we end another week, we’ve got much to look forward to this weekend! Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, and Sunday is the biggest football game of the season. Plus, the month of love is upon us, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Today we’ve highlighted items relating to each of these fun and festive occasions.

Bentley’s 120-Count Tea Collection Tins

In addition to the red envelope tradition for the Chinese New Year, small gifts of food or sweets are traditionally given to celebrate the coming of a New Year. Join in the festivities with your own fun and festive gift. We like these tea collection tins with six different flavors for the tea lover. You can always pair this tea collection with a nice porcelain tea set for one!

ticket mementoTicket Memento Storage Boxes

Are you a sucker for mementos and memories? Or just saying goodbye to another seasons of great games and good times? Whether you save every little movie ticket, or only the important things like tickets to The Great Wall of China, this ticket memento storage box is a great way to keep those tickets in one place, and display them in your home. They’re only as good as the memory they created, so choose wisely.

Love Letters Wall Art

Just in time for delivery by Valentine’s Day, these framed love letters wall art pieces are the perfect way to personalize a great piece of art. Get names and dates added to this personalized wall art for a nice touch to your Valentine’s Day gift. This is the perfect supplement to a gift this year.

colts cup and coaster16-Piece NFL Party Drink Sets

With the biggest sports event right around the corner, we couldn’t end this list without a little something for the NFL fans out there. If you’re having a party for the big game, you’re probably stocking up on snacks, plates, and cups for the long afternoon ahead. When it comes to fun drinkware, we’ve got you covered. Check out these great NFL party drink sets and find your favorite team! The 8 glasses come with a matching coaster for each! (Not all teams are available.)

Items We Adore: LTD Product Picks for the Week

seasonal towel setsHappy Friday everyone! Today’s LTD Commodities picks for the week highlight your last-chance Christmas and holiday items. January is coming to a close, which means you better stock up on your favorite holiday gifts and décor accessories before they’re gone! Check out these fun and useful holiday items at LTD.

Seasonal Kitchen Towel Sets

Many of us have several different towel sets for different times of year, but this set of seasonal kitchen towels streamlines your organization. One set includes three cutesy towels from the designated season. Choose winter, spring, summer, or fall, or get the whole bunch! They’re a great way to change up your seasonal décor without searching through dozens of boxes in the garage.

Gift Wrap/Ornament Storage Organizer

Without fail, every Christmas comes with box after box of decorations and wrapping paper, and somehow, at the end of every season, the boxes just don’t want to close. Which is why we love this storage organizer, perfect for gift wrap, ribbons, and ornaments. Use it to organize those odds and ends that don’t have a home, while you’re waiting until you have to scrounge up another empty box. This holiday organizer is perfect for under-the-bed storage or small vertical spaces.

Record a Story Books

Twas the Night Before Christmas is an all-time holiday classic, but this clever record-a-story book takes it to another level. These books record and play back your voice, so you can “read” to your little one, even if you’re not there. This is a great gift if you’re a faraway grandparent or relative, or if you’re a parent who works late nights, is in the military, or travels a lot for work.

Christmas Memories Book Boxes

So we understand if you don’t want to save every single Christmas card you receive, but there are some you just can’t bear throwing away: the family picture of your niece/nephew/grandchild’s first Christmas, or the last card sent by an older relative. For these occasions, we recommend the Christmas Memories Book Boxes. These decorative “books” are hollow on the inside with magnetic closures on the cover, creating a perfect place to store memories. The fun part is putting them out every year and getting the chance to go through some of your favorite memories from holidays past.

Winter Items You Can’t Live Without

warm clothes LTDWith the ice and snow from the Polar Vortex beginning to melt, it’s easy to look forward to spring. Unfortunately, warm weather is still a few months away, and now is the best time to score discounts on winter apparel. While the items are still around, stock up on a few of these winter necessities for both this season and next year’s winter.

A Scarf For Warmth – Not Fashion

Okay, it doesn’t have to be hideous or anything, but fashion scarves made from satin, silk, linen, jersey, and other lightweight materials are not meant for warmth. Grab yourself a nice alpaca or wool scarf and learn a few fun ways to tie it to make it fashionable. A scarf is always a fun accessory for men and women’s winter coats, cardigans, and sports jackets. Once it warms up a bit, you can turn to those beautiful fashion scarves once again.

Waterproof Boots (Galoshes)

Sure, they might not match your skinny jeans that well but with the Polar Vortex melting, you’ll do anything to keep your feet warm. There are tons of different styles and shapes of boots, but make sure they’re lined with warm fabric on the inside and coated with waterproof material on the outside! Keep the fashionable boots at home for next fall.

Go-To Hot Chocolate Recipe

We’re not talking about Swiss Miss here, although, if that’s your favorite, then your job here is done! There are so many more ways to make rich and velvety hot chocolate, from maple-mocha syrup to rich Valrhona cocoa powder. One thing everyone seems to agree on is that it’s better on the stovetop, so find yourself a whisk and a sturdy pan and whip up a batch for your family. The winter is hitting its peak right now, so if you want to relax and let your fingers thaw, hot chocolate is a must!

TV Series on DVD

The holiday season is over, and you can finally get a little me time with your couch and television. When you’re stuck inside without access to the outside world, you’ll be so thankful you bought the DVDs for Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad. Nothing says winter quite like a snowy outdoor wonderland and a cozy indoor comfort zone. Grab a blanket and your steaming mug of hot chocolate and take a few hours off, getting lost in your favorite TV series.

Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks For The Week

Happy Friday! We’re here to highlight some of our favorite LTD Commodities product picks for this week. Enjoy!

Battery Storage Boxes

battery storage

It might not seem like much, but having a battery when you need it can be a lifesaver! Maybe you’re trying to DVR a show but your remote’s battery is dead? Or what if the battery dies in your baby monitor in the middle of the night? You never know when you might need batteries in a pinch. Keeping a few different styles of batteries on hand is a smart and safe idea for any home, which is why we love these organized battery storage boxes. Batteries stay neatly organized, and you can mark one segment as “not dead yet” batteries that are running low on juice, but not quite gone completely. These boxes also make it easy to save on batteries – cause now you’ve got a place to store them if you buy in bulk!

 

 

Sentiment Wall Quotes

quote wall life

Looking for a way to add a little extra oomph to a bare wall? We love these sentiment wall quotes in various places throughout the home, especially for high-ceilinged rooms and large empty spaces. Choose the quote that fits your home best – life, love, or blessings, and then remember the inspiring words through daily life.

 

 

 

 

 

Cool It Freezer Packs

lunch freezer packs

Did you make a resolution to eat healthier and save money? One of the easiest ways to do this is by packing and bringing your own homemade lunch to work. Frozen diet entrees and deli sandwiches will barely make a dent in your health goals, much less your appetite! With these small freezer packs, you have no excuse not to pack yourself a healthy lunch, no matter what your job might be! This pack of four is great for shoving in your lunchbox for work, and you can send them along with the kiddies as well to keep their juices and perishables nice and cold.

 

 

 

 Under Cabinet Storage Racks

under cabinet rack

This is one of the most useful storage ideas for any home. Whether you’ve got tons of space or every inch counts, this storage rack is an easy way to make the most of any storage cabinet. With a drawer for items like towels and toilet paper and a shelf for spray bottles and paper towels, we love how this rack keeps everything off the bottom of the cabinet so it stays clean and dry. You can also use it to organize your hair and make up supplies, or to keep bath time baby toys all in one place. This is especially great for under-the-sink cabinets in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry areas.

 

 

 

Easy Grip 5-in-1 Cutter/Slicer Set

cutter slicer set

One way to make healthy eating easier is to have the right tools at your disposal. We love this easy-grip 5-in-1 set for coring apples, slicing tomatoes, chopping potatoes, dicing onions, and more. You can make decorative shapes and designs, or just make life easier when you’re preparing an early morning green smoothie!

Popular Pins: LTD’s Favorite Pins From December

Neoprene water bottle tote PIN IT.jpgWe’ve finished off the month, which means it’s time to recap some of our top Pinterest posts from December. Our followers loved holiday stocking stuffers and practical household items last month, and so did we! Check out these great Pins from December.

Neoprene Water Bottle Totes

To ring in the New Year, we’ll start this list with a popular stocking stuffer that’s perfect for workout season! This neoprene water bottle tote keeps your water cool for up to four hours, and keeps condensation from dampening everything in your purse or bag. If you weren’t lucky enough to find one of these in your stocking last month, it’s not too late to buy one for yourself. There’s nothing like new gear and apparel to motivate you to work out!

Extension Cord Safety Seals

This is one of the most useful inventions for stringing holiday lights, or even just plugging in your electric weed-whacker for reaching the far corners of your yard. These safety seals for extension cords solve two major problems: exposure to moisture, and excess tension, which causes the wires to unplug. Our Pinterest followers absolutely loved this item in December, and we love it too! When you’ve connecting two extension cords, simply snap the safety seal over the plugs (where they meet). It will keep the plugs safe and dry, and protect them from pulling free. It’s incredibly useful for all manner of indoor and outdoor electrical situations. It is safer for the user, and for any kids that might stumble upon dad’s orange trail of extension cords. We think this is a great way to protect your home and family from electrical accidents all year!

The Stockings Were Hung…Stand

As the old story goes, “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,” but many of us don’t have chimneys or mantles to hang stockings. We still want Santa to come, so what’s the solution? This stand! We love that it creates a safe place (away from fires) for your holiday stockings, and it is a great way for everyone to participate in this tradition. If you’re living in an apartment, or any home without a fireplace, snag this stand for next holiday season!

Slim Can and Spice Racks

We never seem to have enough room in the kitchen, so small bottles and cans get stacked and stuffed in pantries, never to be found again. That’s probably why this can and spice rack was so popular in December! We’re guessing everyone got so frustrated looking for lost bottles of cloves and ginger during their weeks of holiday baking and found this gem to be quite the lifesaver! It fits perfectly in that useless 4-inch gap between your fridge and counter, and keeps everything perfectly organized and easy to find. With three colors to choose from, it matches most décor themes and saves you plenty of trips to the grocery store! This is one of our favorite kitchen accessories!

Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for your loved ones. Even if you are just looking for a birthday gift, we’ve got it all. At LTD you’ll find a variety of great gift items, even for those that are hard to shop for. Here are a few of the gift items that we adore.

Sentiment-mugWhen the temperature drops there is nothing like a cup of hot chocolate to warm you up.  It’s even better when your mug is a heartfelt gift from a friend.  Our Classic Sentiment Mugs warm the soul and make a great gift for anyone.  Beautiful floral designs with bold colors make this mug eye catching. Choose from friend, aunt, daughter, mom and sister with a thoughtful message on each cup.  These are dishwasher and microwave safe which makes them an easy gift to give and to take care of.  This mug will bring back warm memories for the heart and soul every time it’s held.

Birthstone-handprint-charms

It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for a birthday near the holidays.  One way to leave an imprint on someone’s heart is to give a gift that includes a birthstone. Celebrate their birthday but also remind them of the special people in their life such as a children or grandchildren. This Birthstone Heart Handprint Charms and bracelet will bring a smile with every charm added. The silver link bracelet is 8” with a spring ring closure that adjusts for a comfortable fit.

To make this gift extra special, a card is included with the charm that reads, “Sometimes you get discouraged because I am so small, and always leave my fingerprints on furniture and walls. But everyday I’m growing up and soon I’ll be so tall, that all those little hand prints will be so hard to recall!” This charm bracelet will leave a lasting impression for years to come.

NFL-slipper-socksWe can’t forget the sports fans in our lives! Lakeside’s NFL shop has a great selection of football related gifts. These NFL Slipper Socks will score big points with your fan. Give this gift and they will turn on the game while keeping warm with their favorite team. This gift is a guaranteed touch down with no slip grippers on the bottom. These socks are one size fits most and make a great gift for men or women. Whether it’s a rivalry or a team effort, these are even a great gift for a couple in love with football. Your family and friends will show their team spirit all winter long.

Find products from sentimental to humorous and fan favorites from MLB to NFL. We have gifts for the young and for the young at heart that will make memories and bring smiles every time. Whether you are looking for holiday, birthday or even anniversary, LTD is your one stop shop for all your gifts.

Have you bought something from us lately? What is your favorite LTD product of the moment? Let us know in the comments below.