Stacy Talks & Reviews: Gifts that will make you WANT to go OUTSIDE!

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Gifts that will make you WANT to go OUTSIDE!

If you really want to surprise that special person in your life that loves to fish I would highly recommend giving them the gift of fishing, with the #1 fishing subscription box in America - Lucky Tackle Box! Lucky Tackle Box ships a box out once a month that's packed full of some of the top fishing lures, tackle and accessories in the industry. There are 10 different boxes to choose from for species ranging from Bass to Walleye, Trout to Fly Fishing. Subscription plans are set up for 1-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month durations so there's something for every budget. Lucky Tackle Box isn't just about receiving a box of fishing "goodies" in the mail either. They also want to  educate, so they've created multiple unique YouTube instructional videos and “how-to” articles to help subscribers learn about their products and become better fisherman. We've gotten a few of their boxes now and each one has had something my husband and son were just in awe over so I know it's definitely a good fisherman's gift.

Featured above are the Bass XL Box (left) and Fly XL Box (right).

As soon as the leaves on the trees start to turn we all know it's time for hunting season to begin. And that means my boys (and daughter) will be spending more time outdoors. So finding a hot gift like the MAD® MAX Blind System is big score for this gal. As you can see they have already tested it out and I'm happy to report from both my husband and my son that it has their approval. So much so my son has already asked for one to be added to his Christmas list. They really like that it's lightweight and portable and has two purposes built into one. The MAD® MAX Blind system features not just an expandable blind but also a shooting stick built right into it so that means one less thing to carry out into the woods!

The die-cut Mossy Oak Break-Up camo blind material covers the expandable shooting stick, making a hunter sitting on the ground virtually invisible. The strength of the internal rods against the fabric creates a taught, rigid setup resembling a shield and instantaneously provides cover (up to 36") as well as a built-in adjustable shooting rest—the perfect combination for turkey or predator hunting.

With the right pair of boots going outside when it's cold out isn't as much of a big deal. Especially when you're going hunting and plan to be outside for pretty much the entire day. Or at least that's what I hear from my husband. I for one no matter how warm I'm dressed would still rather be indoors. So these BOGS° Stockman Insulated Work Boots are strictly for him to enjoy.

Constructed with 7.5MM Neo-Tech waterproof insulation and comfort rated to -72°F/-60°C these boots were specifically made for the outdoors, and the cold. Bogs Max-Wick moves sweat away from your foot to keep you dry while the contoured eco EVA footbed with gel cushioning keeps you comfortable. My husband said the flex width insole system that's made for wider feet is definitely a plus because these fit him great and normally he has to have wide width shoes. They even have BioGrip slip and chemical resistant out-soles with superior tread for that added traction. We haven't had much snow yet, but what little we've had was excuse enough for my husband to get outdoors and test them!

Part of getting outside is making sure you've got layers. And these long and short sleeved shirts from RakAdx make a great starter layer. RakAdx has apparel available men, women, and youth sizes so they have something for the whole family. I may not be a big time hunter like my husband and kids, but I still enjoy supporting them by wearing hunting apparel. And I have to say I am in love with the apparel I recently got from RakAdx. Their t-shirts are super soft and feel great on too so it's an added bonus!

Speaking of being super soft, the inside of my new hoodie (reddish one on the left) from RakAdx is the softest I have ever owned. I don't know how they did it, but OMG it's so soft I don't ever want to take it off. I'm sure you've already caught on but I'm going to tell you anyhow - their apparel line is WONDERFUL! Besides being super soft they are all great quality and have awesome imprints on them. There's definitely something everyone will like. I've already ordered a few more shirts and hoodies for my daughter and son for Christmas because they both fell in love with the stuff I got. 

They also have a shirt, hat, or combo shirt and hat club if you want a gift that will keep on giving even after the holidays!

Entertaining outdoors doesn't have to be just a summer thing. If you have a built-in porch or even a hot tub outdoors you can to be ready to entertain day or night with LED String Lights from Feit. LED string light bulbs give off a warm amber glow that's perfect for outdoor entertaining. Their string lights are made with commercial-strength, heavy-duty 16/3 cord that withstands extreme temperatures and wet weather for year-round enjoyment. Available in both 20 and 30 foot strands you can connect up to 72 sets end-to-end safely to cover a larger spaces. Plus if one of the bulbs goes out the rest stay lit so you're not left in the dark.

Part of participating in outdoor shooting sports (or even indoor target shooting) is making sure you're following safety precautions. Howard Leight knows how to do that in style with their Uvex Genesis glasses. These versatile glasses combine military-grade protection with adjustable temple length and lens inclination for a comfortable and customized fit. UVEX HydroshieldTM Anti-Fog Coating and a unique ventilation channel between the frame and lens work together to deliver superior fog control. Because everyone knows foggy glasses are not a good thing when you're trying to line up a shot!

If you're going to be doing any sort of outdoor activities a good pair of gloves is a necessity. And waterproof ones are even better. These Xtreme™ All Weather™ Glomitt's from Seirus definitely fit that bill. They are form fitted and actually very lightweight for as warm as they feel on. My husband said they have good stretch to them and he's able to do pretty much anything outdoors with his hands with the mitt open. The fingers aren't too tight and allow him to move his hands freely so they are great for outdoor sporting activities. They feature 4-way stretch, a magnetic fastener to keep the mitt open, and one-handed cuff cinch for easy tightening. And for those times it's extra cold you can fold the mitt over your fingers and get that added warmth you need!

Even when it's cold outside there's still work that has to be done. When we work outside we like to listen to music at the same time because it helps take your mind off the cold and makes the work seem to go faster. With this SoundBot Wireless Headphone Beanie you can do just that, and keep your ears warm at the same time. My son has been using this one for doing his outside chores and for work since he does a lot outdoors. He said it keeps his head nice and warm and it's comfortable to wear.  It has a long lasting rechargeable battery that provides up to 5 hours of music play time and 60 hours of standby time. And as an added bonus besides listening to music you can also use it to answer and talk on the phone hands-free!

When I think about going outside and it's cold I immediately think about how I'm going to protect my hands and feet. Because those are the first two things that get cold on my body when I'm outside. Then I look for a thick, warm pair of socks like these Ladies LITE™ Socks from Heat Holders®. They are a medium thickness sock so they don't add too much bulk to your feet making your shoes too tight, yet they give you optimal warmth. Heat Holders® socks are made from a specially developed heavy bulk yarn which has extreme thermal qualities. They are so warm and comfy I like to wear them even when I'm not going outside. Of course I can't say the same about their Ladies High Performance Gloves. They are so warm they are definitely for outside use only. They are both wind and waterproof plus they feature a dual insulation system for maximum warmth. The plush fur-like HeatWeaver® lining provides soft comfort and maximizes the amount of warm air that is held close to your skin. And the Thinsulate™ insulation provides extra warmth and breathability. Together these socks and gloves keep me warm from the tips of my fingers to the ends of my toes!

Speaking of keeping my toes warm. In the winter I'm one of those people that wears something on my feet every day. With hardwood floors that are pretty much always cool, since we live in a tri-level house with the garage underneath my feet get cold easy. And wearing something on my feet all the time means there are those occasions I forget I have something like slippers on and I leave my house. Yes it's happened, and let me tell you it wasn't pretty. That's why I was super excited about getting these Heather Women's Indoor/Outdoor Wool Clog Slippers. They are made for both indoor and outdoor use so it's okay if I forget and leave the house in them. With heavy duty wool uppers and inside lining, this slipper has a removable insole with superior arch support and deep built-in heel cushioning. They feature a built-in toe box for added protection, and genuine rubber outsole for a sure grip, the Heather slipper is suitable for the cooler months, and will keep your feet cozy and warm. Therafit knew just what they were doing with these slippers, not only are they super comfortable they are super stylish too!

Ever go outside to head somewhere and find your battery is dead? Not a good thing if it's your only mode of transportation. And that's exactly why you'll find a CTEK Battery Charger & Maintainer to be a very useful item to have. My husband treats his motorcycle like it's..well…a baby. And that includes making sure his battery is always in tip top shape, fully charged and ready to go year-round. (Yes he even rides in the winter.) Through the use of a CTEK Battery Charger & Maintainer he can not only make sure his battery is charged when he's ready to go, he can also check on it and know ahead of time how much longer it will be before it's fully charged. The groundbreaking CT5 TIME TO GO (part #40-255) battery charger and maintainer is a world first because it answers the question ‘When will my battery be fully charged?’ This means you can plan your day around your battery charging. Not only that, it’ll also tell you when you can safely try to start your vehicle before the battery is fully charged. Now that's what I call being on top of things!

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