Valentine’s Day Gifts for Dog Lovers

Small treats on Valentine’s Day is just a small way to show your loved ones you care.  Here are some gifts for the dog lovers on your list to show them that you love them, and that you care about what they love.

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1. Nothing is better than a puppy and some wine, show your loved one that there is nothing wrong with having a drink with the dog, with this wine glass from 2809 Design.

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2.Everyone loves a wiener dog! Give you Valentine something to squeeze when you’re not around with these adorable Dachshund throw pillows from Room Craft on Etsy.

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3. Warm your Valentine’s heart and hands with these dog gloves from Talking Loves. A cute and practical gift any dog lover would enjoy.

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4. Treat your love and their dog to matching rain ponchos from Roo Rain Gear. These waterproof ponchos are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and fold up into a tiny  pouch for carrying ease and convenience.

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5. Who doesn’t like a Sir Mix-a-lot reference?  This “big mutts” ceramic coffee mug from Giftcovery is sure to bring a laugh to your loved one on Valentine’s day.

Eco-friendy Christmas Decorations

The Christmas season is filled with bright lights and festive decor; however, the growing importance of Eco-friendly and sustainability raises the question of how to celebrate the holiday season without draining energy bank accounts.  Here we have put together some options in order for you to celebrate a free Christmas.

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Solar Powered LED Coloured Christmas lights

1. Solar Powered LED lights – try using this environmental version of the classic Christmas lights.  PHILIPS offers a solar powered LED option that doesn’t require any wiring hassle.  Simply set up the solar panel in a position that allows for charging during day light hours, then wait for dusk to fall, and voila!

Small Rosemary Christmas Tree, green, sustainable, eco-friendly2. Rosemary Christmas Tree – Living trees are a better option to an artificial tree, but how about one that you can leave on your table and use for creating flavourful dishes.  This rosemary Christmas tree from Pro flowers is a great option for some festive decor in the kitchen, or anywhere else around the house.

Eco-friendly, sustainable holiday decorations3. Battery Operated LED Lights – Another option instead of the classic Christmas lights are these battery operated LED lights from GE Energy Smart available from Home Depot. They comes in a 16.3 ft. lighted length, and use D size batteries power supply. The control box even includes a twinkle function.

Battery operated LED wax candle with timer 4. Battery Operated Wax Candles – Candles create a great, electricity-free festive environment during the holiday season, but if you are worried about lighting the house on fire you can choose these battery operated versions made from real wax from Brite Star. They flicker in real time and come with a built in timer that allows the candle to stay lit for 8 hours and off for 16, so it can last for the whole season. They operate with 3 AAA batteries.

Battery Operated LED light outdoor lawn polar bear5. Battery Operated Figurine – As long as we are on the battery buzz, this battery operated polar bear is a great addition to any lawn.  Instead of all those extension cords running across your lawn, and those pricey electricity bills, why not opt for this battery operated version available at Linen n Things.

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Hope this post has inspired you to deck out your home with eco-friendly, sustainable holiday decorations. If you have more rain than snow for the Holidays, like we do in Vancouver, you can grab a Roo Rain Gear waterproof poncho, made from recycled plastic bottles, to keep you dry while you decorate your yard.

Different Types and Varieties of Christmas Trees

Now that it is officially December, I think it is acceptable to talk about Christmas. Many of you will be trekking to the forest/Christmas Tree farm and choosing your family Christmas tree this weekend.  In order to help you with the excursion we suggest bringing along your Roo Rain Gear poncho in case of that spontaneous rain storm. We have also put together a description of some of the more popular Christmas tree varieties so that you can get an idea of which type of tree is best suited for you and your family.

Different types and varieties of Christmas Trees

 

Varieties of Christmas Trees - Douglas Fir1. The Douglas Fir

The Douglas Fir has soft, dark green needles that emit a sweet fragrance when crushed. These are one of the best smelling trees.  The branches are a bit droopy, but have a nice conical shape.
Strengths: Fragrance, Shape

Different Varieties and Types of Christmas trees - Noble Fir2. Noble Fir

The Noble Fir has blue, green needles with a silvery appearance. These trees have strong branches that are great for heavy ornaments. They tend to last a long time, and are great if you want a tall tree. Strengths: Colour, Strong Branches, Longevity

Different Varieties and types of Christmas Trees - Fraser Fir3. Fraser Fir

Fraser Firs are dark blue-green in colour. They have a pleasant scent, and have good needle-retention. They have pyramid shaped branches that grow upwards.
Strengths: Fragrance,Needle -retention

Different varieties and types of Christmas Trees - Blue Spruce4. Blue Spruce

Blue Spruce are bluish-grey in colour, they have a bad odour when needles are crushed. The trees are usually quite symmetrical and they have good needle retention. They also have strong branches excellent for heavy ornaments. Strengths: Colour, Strong branches,  Needle-retention

Different types and varieties of Christmas Trees - White Spruce5. White Spruce

White spruce are bluish-green to green in colour. They have short stiff needles that emit a bad aroma when they are crushed. The White Spruce has the best needle-retention among the Spruce trees. They also have a good natural shape. Strengths: Needle-retention, Shape

Different types and varieties of Christmas Trees - White Pine6. White Pine

White Pines are bluish-green in colour. They have little to no aroma, but have good needle-retention. They are often very full, the needles are very soft, and the branches are weak.
Strengths: Needle-retention

Different Types and varieties of Christmas Trees - Arizona Cypress7. Arizona Cypress

Arizona Cypress trees are gray-green in colour, and have soft pine needles. They form a steeple shape with lots of tiny leaves. Strengths: Shape 

Different types and varieties of Christmas Trees - Eastern Red Cedar 8. Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedars are dark, shiny green colour. Their compact branches form a pyramid crown. These trees are sticky to touch, and can dry out quickly; however, they have a nice scent.
Strengths: Fragrance

Which is your family favourite Christmas Tree?

Information taken from: http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/Education/TreeVarieties/EasternRedcedar.aspx
http://www.pickyourownchristmastree.org/treevarieties.php

Keep your child DRY this Halloween

The wind and rain has started in full force out where we live, and with Halloween just around the corner it’s always a task to get the kids to wear something over their costumes that will keep them dry.

The Roo Rain Gear poncho is perfect for this since it easily slips on top of their costume and can be swiftly lifted up to reveal what is underneath

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Don’t forget that you parents need to stay dry too!! We have sizes available for you too here

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