Items We Adore: LTD Product Picks of the Week

As the bustle of summer activities winds down, it is almost time to start getting children ready for the new school year. This is the perfect moment for moms and dads to take a breath, relax a little, and prepare for the coming rush. Treat yourself to something you need or something fun with our Items We Adore: LTD Product Picks for the Week.

This Laminator is perfect for the home or office! With the ability to laminate documents up to 9-1/2" wide, this device will quickly become a valuable resource.

This Laminator is perfect for the home or office! With the ability to laminate documents up to 9-1/2″ wide, this device will quickly become a valuable resource.

These Plaid Quilts or Shams will add country charm to your bedroom.

These Plaid Quilts or Shams will add country charm to your bedroom.

Wireless Key Finder locates your keys so you won't have to go searching for them.

Wireless Key Finder locates your keys so you won’t have to go searching for them.

Embroidered Open Front Cardigan is a wonderful layering piece for your wardrobe.

Embroidered Open Front Cardigan is a wonderful layering piece for your wardrobe.

A wonderful gift for mothers and grandmothers, a Mother's Birthstone Necklace or Charms helps celebrate her family with a birthstone charm for the month in which each child was born.

A wonderful gift for mothers and grandmothers, a Mother’s Birthstone Necklace or Charms helps celebrate her family with a birthstone charm for the month in which each child was born.

Throw Back Thursday: What would you have given your sibling for Sibling Day 25 years ago?

It’s Sibling Day and in honor of our sisters and brothers, we’re looking at our catalog of yesteryear and thinking about what we might have given our siblings on Sibling Day 25 years ago. Here’s a glimpse at LTD Commodities teen gift offerings from 1989.sibling-acid-wash-denim

Rad Rucksacks Wouldn’t your brother or sister love a new backpack? These fancy acid wash denim backpacks can catch any teenager’s eye – from Alex P. Keaton to The Karate Kid, everyone wants acid wash. Madras tie, geometric shapes sweater and bandanas sold separately.

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Mondo Music If your brother or sister is musically inclined, the Song Maker Electronic Amplified Guitar with Stage Microphone and Speaker Box promises hours of magical fun. This is pretty amazing – the guitar is pre-strung with six real steel guitar strings and the microphone stand is adjustable. There are no messy wires to deal with because it operates on four “C” batteries. The only thing missing is an electric keyboard…sibling-piano-calculator

 

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Mega Melodies …and here it is — in the form of a calculator! This Mini-Piano Melody Calculator  allows the nerdy brother or sister to choose between musician and mathematician with the flip of a switch. Yes, you can actually play the piano on this calculator! It comes with two pens and batteries are included.

Very Vocals If your sibling’s talent is in vocals, loading up a cassette tape will be loads of fun with this Sing-Along Cassette Player/Recorder. You and sis can have “inspired jam sessions” at “the beach, a slumber party or a picnic.” Your parents will be delighted to hear the gift that keeps giving when the auto-stop reminds you to flip the cassette tape.Sibling-mini-headphone-radio

 

 

 

Proper Portables Not all siblings have musical talent. Some of them choose to listen – for those siblings, perhaps you can add music to their life with an AM- FM Mini Headphone Radio. How cool would it be to exercise to music without getting tangled in a cord? The only thing you have to worry about is keeping the tuner in the right spot on the dial. At the price of $4.95 each, you can buy one for yourself, too; it does, after all, adjust to fit any size head.

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These Shoes Are Made for Talking What teenager doesn’t want a shoe phone? This one comes in the shape of a pump and all the cool girls have one. The Shoe Fashion Phone is designed with impact resistant high gloss plastic so it can stand up to Sally’s wrath when she’s having a bad hair day.  It’s Tone/Pulse Switchable, has last number redial and comes with – get this – Fully Modular Plugs.

sibling-ultimate-equalizerNerd Alert! For the jokester … the Ultimate Equalizer is the ultimate Sibling Day gift. This is awesome. Totally awesome.  This little box is a noisemaker in the shape of a radar detector. It relieves tension and hostility the fun way! When someone makes your brother mad, he can just turn on the flashing lights and choose from noises that include “auto machine gun, grenade launcher, death ray, and rifle gun”.  It will freak your brother’s enemies out. It’s the “crowning option for combating frustrations.” It can be mounted on a desk or dashboard.

sibling-vhs-rewinderRighteous Rewind And for the sibling who keeps racking up fees for returning video rentals without rewinding – give your sibling a practical and helpful gift. The Cassette Rewinder allows you to watch the latest episode of Full House that you recorded while rewinding that Mathew Modine movie that you missed when it was in the theaters.  It comes with the choice of VHS or Beta.

Of course, it’s 2014 and not 1989 so those items, to our disappointment, are no longer available at LTD Commodities, and our catalog has been updated with items you would be equally excited to give to your sibling today. Check it out.

Popular Pins: LTD’s Favorite Pins From February

It’s time for the end-of-month round up of February’s popular pins! We expected a lot of lovey-dovey pins, but there was more variation than anticipated! A surprising number of people were far too excited for the prospect of spring to get hung up in hearts and roses all month. There are also plenty of fun Irish-inspired pins for St. Patrick’s Day, which is always a fun time. Check out some of our favorite pins from February!

LOVE-Signed Wedding Frames

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We expect these kinds of pins throughout February, as lovers and spouses come up with ways to celebrate their love throughout the month. Well, these Wedding Frames by Marla Rae are a creative way to do just that. The most popular frame has each letter of the word “LOVE” shaped with hands and silhouetted against the distressed brick background. It’s the perfect frame for an 8×10 wedding or engagement photo, which is why everyone loved it last month! It is also available in red with hands shaping a heart instead.

Hot Dog Slicer Kitchen Gadget

hot dog sliverIt looks like our Pinterest followers are more than ready for barbecue season! Despite February being the month of love, this hot dog slicer was one of the most popular pins for the entire month! Perfect for quickly cutting up kids’ hotdogs this summer, you can even put these fun Dachshund-shaped gadgets out for a funny display. Simply place the hot dog in the base of the gadget, and slice down with the dog! Add ketchup to the condiment bowl and you’re done! Kids are happy.

Anger Management Novelty Mug

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Anger knows no season, which might be why this hilarious Anger Management Mug had a following all month long! These great novelty mugs come in four shapes and styles, all to add a little more humor to your morning brew. Got a grouchy coworker? We propose gifting this ‘I flunked anger management’ mug to lighten the mood in the office and keep things fun. Maybe wait to fill it with hot coffee though.

St. Patrick’s Day Magnet Art

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Everyone in the U.S. is gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day, since it’s one of the only holidays without too much drama. Everyone can celebrate it, whether you’re Irish or not, and it’s a holiday surrounded by parties, drinking, and green treats! This seasonal magnet art is always popular for March, and the shamrocks are perfect for decorating your dishwasher! This large one-piece magnet fits the front of most dishwashers, but can also be used to decorate the fridge or freezer, or cut into smaller squares and shamrocks to decorate all three!

Kids’ Owl Packs and Lunch Bags (Insulated)

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How adorable is this owl design? These cute owl backpacks and insulated lunch bags are the perfect accessories to your kid’s day. Pinners love sending healthy lunches to school with their kids, especially at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, it’s hard to send much more than a sandwich unless you’ve got an insulated pack to keep it cool! We love these insulated bags and matching backpack in the adorable owl print. In fact, we like this print so much we’d understand if you got these bags for yourself!

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

If you have kids, you have probably heard of the word “tween”. Tween refers to kids in the age range of ten to twelve years old. They aren’t quite a teenager yet but they hate to be called kids. They love the latest trends and are always looking for the hottest new item to make their own statement. This week we have the hot items tweens adore.

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Animal Prints are big right now.  Anything from zebra to cheetah are always a pleaser. Even a country cow print can make your tween go wild. These Plush Animal Print Sherpa Throws will keep your tween warm and fashionable. They will adore the trendy pink tiger or cow print. Perfect for sleep overs or a movie night when. These machine washable throws are easy to take care of so they can go everywhere with your tween.

Air-chairWhen kids become tweens they want to revamp their room and reinvent their style. A great way to add a trendy touch is with this Multi-Max Air Chair. These chairs come in bright vivid colors that make a statement in any tween’s room. The chair can fold out to an air bed to make sleepovers easy. No need to buy an extra air mattress for your family camping trip. This durable chair will fit perfectly in a tent. Take it on road trips to grandparents and also makes the perfect holiday gift.

Gel-PensIf you have a tween, you know they love bright colors and anything to make them stand out from the crowd. One of the popular ways kids create color is with a simple pen. Make homework and projects fun with a 52-Pc. Gel Pen set. This fun set comes with a metal carrying case for easy transportation. Keep the set at home or bring it to school to complete work with style.

BFF-BraceletFriendship bracelets have been around for years but today’s youth have put their own twist on a classic. Still braided with great colors but instead of thin string they beefed up the bracelets to make bigger and better ones. This BFF Chunky Cord Bracelet Kit comes with a foam wheel to make creating bracelets easy and 24 satin cords. Tweens can make six bracelets to wear and share with their best friends.

Trends for tweens are changing all the time and it can be hard to keep it up. Between hot fashion trends, the coolest toys and fun games, be sure to keep connect with Lakeside. We have are always up on trends and hot new items that tweens and teens love.

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

As we kick off December, it’s time to shop ’til you drop. The mad rush begins to bring home treasures for everyone on your list. It can be tough to find the perfect items that are fun and functional. With many items to choose from at LTD, your gift is sure to be a hit especially with the men on your list. From the garage to the couch, this week we have items that men adore.

Lounge-pantsAfter a long hard day at work the only thing guys want to do is get comfortable and watch some prime time TV.  These Knit Jean Lounge Pants will melt the stress away while they relax in the recliner. These pants look rugged like they have been worn on the job all day. Don’t be fooled by the appearance, with comfortable cotton and an elastic waist, guys love to kick back with these when they have down time.

Suede-moccasinsSpeaking of comfort, no day is complete until a man has his slippers.  Our Genuine Suede Moccasins will make him feel like he is the king of the castle. With support at the back of the heel and non- slip rubber soles these moccasins are made for lounging anywhere from the garage to the living room. The Sherpa lining will keep his feet warm right along with his heart after he opens this gift!

Tabletop-gameGirls are not the only ones that just want to have fun! Come the weekend, guys are ready to unwind with their friends over a cold drink. The perfect gift for a fun loving guy on your list is this 3-in-1 Tabletop Game that is fun anytime. This board fits on any tabletop so he can take it anywhere. Choose from three games including shuffleboard, curling or bowling.  Use these games on a guy’s night or gather the family for dad’s game of choice.

Utility-matIf you have a man on your list that stands on his feet all day this Utility Mat is a must! Working on concrete or other hard surfaces can be tough on the body and generate aches and pains.  Standing on a softer surface can minimize the strain and make the day more enjoyable. The alternating pattern is great for catching dirt and debris while providing comfort. Have a slippery spot?  No problem! They come with no-slip backs and stay in place. These mats are perfect for work and the garage and for the price, why not grab him one for both places?

If you have a long list to buy gifts for LTD is your one stop holiday shop. We have so many items that we adore and these great gifts for men are just a few. With LTD, you will find gifts for every man, woman and child and still have a happy wallet.

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