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There's an eco-conscious and safe alternative to using regular or recycled toilet paper to make it easy to "Go Green" with NatureZway bamboo toilet paper.  The product is made from 100 percent bamboo pulp, which is easily renewable, uses zero pesticides and requires minimal water to grow. It is 100 percent BPA Free and has no artificial dye nor fragrance. Hypoallergenic and "cruelty free," it is super absorbent as a strong-2 ply with 400 sheets per roll. NatureZway also offers a complete collection of household, waste bags and pet products that are produced from renewable, sustainable and biodegradable materials with minimal harm caused to the Earth.

WHERE TO BUY: $4.99 for the toliet tissue at select Bed Bath and Beyonds and and


A 2013 study conducted by the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) shows that 80 percent of all U.S. households own a grill or smoker. Dad can hone his grilling and smoking skills in time for Father's Day with Camerons Portable Camping Grill. It's perfect for Father's Day and summer activities from tailgating and camping to picnics and backyard entertaining. The non-stick 12 inch grilling area folds down to just 4-inches thick for portable carrying. It includes a convenient carrying bag, which easily fits into a backpack. It has a stainless steel grate, powder coated body and heat resistant carbon steel fire box. Small, but mighty, it can hold up to 8 pounds of grilling foods of approximately 2 to 3 hours of cooking time, with just a sturdy 30 second assembly. Economical, it uses 12 to 15 briquettes for great heat and it is dishwasher safe.

WHERE TO BUY: $34.99 at or or

Ready to cook

"Tastosterone: The Best Cookbook for Men" is the perfect gift for any culinary-challenged Dads as a great Father's Day gift. Pulling inspiration from the "culinarily-challenged men" in her family, and her passion for traveling and entertaining, author Debra Levy Picard wrote it to provide men with a road map of supplies, tips and recipes for navigating around the kitchen. The book was created for the man who wants to test his skills in the kitchen, buts needs a little extra help. This masculine cookbook, is a confidence-booster that guides readers step by step to make the perfect dish.

WHERE TO BUY: $39.95 in stores or at

A perfect snack

A tasty/healthier alternative to potato chips has launched from the brand Simpy7 Snacks. These crunchy snacks satisfy savory snack cravings and have up to 50-percent less fat than potato chips. They are the perfect anytime snack. They are available in great flavors like sour cream & onion and BBQ but no greasy guilt. All Simply7's snacks are kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian. Varieties include: Hummus Chips (flavors include sea salt, spicy chili pepper, tomato bail and roasted red peppers), Lentil Chips (flavors include sea salt, bruschetta, creamy dill and jalapeno) and Quinoa Chips (flavors include sea salt, BBQ, cheddar and sour cream & onion).

WHERE TO BUY: $3.19 at

Flute fun

The all-new summertime glassware set, Ruffino Prosecco Al Fresco Flutes by govino, add elegance to any summer fun function. Ruffino, the classic Italian winery and govino, the innovative "go anywhere" wine glass maker have created a set of flutes that is sure to bring out the "inner Italian" in guests. The flutes evoke carefree sipping while sailing and enjoying summer memories. Their vibrant colors and vivid floral pattern bring to mind the bright flowers and beach umbrellas of the Italian Riviera, making a lovely escape possible, even from the backyard or beach. Beginning June 1, these limited edition flutes by Ruffino and govino will be available for sale.

WHERE TO BUY: $20 for set of 4 at

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