When you think of a thermos, do you automatically think of the character lunch boxes you carried as a kid? Mine was red plaid, and I loved it…especially when my mom added a few chocolate kisses to my lunch. These metal or plastic carry-alls are still are immensely popular with kids. Adults, however, like more choices when it comes to carrying the things we eat and drink. Luckily, we have a staggeringly wide range of products to choose from that keep food and drinks hot or cold — and still portable. Whether you’re trying to economize by bringing your own, or you just like the convenience of portable snacks, Stanley (formerly Stanley Aladdin) has new, unique, food and beverage carrying solutions that are eco-riendly/sustainable, stylish, and functional.
I found some grat, portable products at the Holiday Gift Fair at the Marriott Marquis. Wondering what to get Dad For Father’s Day? These affordable, beverage solutions will beat the tie or soap-on-a-rope gift ideas for Dad, by miles! Be a big spender and add a bottle of dad’s favorite drink, or a box of his fave tea!
Not all water bottles are created equal. If you’ve ever had one dent or spring a leak, you know what I mean. But the Stanley nineteen13 Stainless Steel Water Bottle 24oz (star) $17.00 won’t let you down. It saves you money and helps reduce disposable water bottle waste and lets you enjoy fresh (and free), water. The lightweight but rugged, 100% stainless steel bottle has a wide-mouth opening so you don’t have to swallow the opening whole to get the liquid out. The top is a screw-top with a finger-loop that you can grip or add a clip to, and it’s leak-proof so it won’t make a mess if it falls out of the cup holder onto the floor. Take it on a hike, or on your bike, or in a car, or take it empty through security, then fill it with cold water (it’ll stay cool much longer than a plastic bottle would). The rust colored container with silver star and wings is a “tat” for your tote — making it fresh and hip.
For storing something a bit more potent, there’s the rugged, Stanley Classic 8oz Flask $20.00. What I like so much about this flask is that it’s lightweight and slim with a stainless steel wall, wide-mouth opening held with a one-piece plastic toggle so you won’t lose the op, and it is well made, so it won’t leak your libation in your pocket or purse or pouch or luggage. Backed with the same, Stanley® lifetime guarantee as all of the Stanley bottles, this one will give you years of service. The moss green exterior looks manly but attractive, and you can even engrave the bottom if you wish.
Everyone knows that a thermos will hold hot liquids, but if you’re a tea drinker, that means your tea is not fresh. Now you can have truly fresh, hot tea on the go with the 12-ounce Aladdin Tea Infuser Mug $12.00. The chai green and clear travel thermos has an infuser basket that raises and lowers right into the container with a little plastic lever. Simply fill the infuser with your favorite loose tea, infuser steep to your preferred shade and then lift the basket. The multipurpose also works with tea bags and coarse ground coffee. For those worried about what kind of plastic they’re drinking out of, this one is made of BPA-free plastic. It is diswasher safe and microwaveable. he double-wall insulation keeps liquid hot and safe (there’s a snap-shut lid with a very tight flip-top opening to sip your drink without leaking it all over). The entire thing sits in a car cup holder without tipping nad the entire unit is rugged so it’s great for camping and travel.
Find these products in lots of outdoors, hardware, and retail stores, but you can also visit http://www.stanley-pmi.com/ to find out more.