Category Archives: Gifts

Product Picks: Holiday Gifts Ideas

Who said all we sold is hardware? Check out these cute holiday gifts – all on sale during our After Thanksgiving Sale 11/25-27. See all sale products here.

Radio Flyer Wagon $49.99

Pet Blanket $4.99

Remote Control Car $19.99

Fleece Heated Throw $19.99

Radio Flyer Classic Tricycle $39.99


5 Fun Holiday Host Gifts

Just planning on showing up for the holiday? We don’t approve of empty handed. Try some of our ideas. There’s a little something for everyone — even your wacky friend, your nauseatingly well-versed oenophile uncle, and the lady in your life who loves her hand bags. Product availability varies by store, so be sure to call ahead to make sure we have what you’re looking for.


These Lights are Fantastic

Sylvania light flute

Swanky Task Lighting

Coolest-product-ever alert! Sylvania’s Light Flute is portable LED task lighting. It’s made of anodized aluminum so that means it’s feather light and durable and has several mounting options — magnetic, adhesive and with screws.

Places to “play” your light flute: kitchen, cabinets, closet, bedroom (headboard) and entertainment center. It’s even good for recreational activities like boating and camping.

$14.99; needs three AAA batteries.

Oh and CUTEST lighting product ever (we have a ladybug too):

Sylvania rocket night light

Rocket night light, $24.99

The SodaStream Difference

sodastream makes pretty water

Tastes good and look how pretty!

Not sure if you have any idea how awesome seltzer water made from SodaStream is, but one of our staffers here will not drink Safeway seltzer in a can anymore (it used to be her favorite) because it doesn’t come close to exquisite SodaStream bubbles.

Why eat a saltine when you can have a hearty, tasty biscuit?

Available in our DC stores.

sodastream jet


Jet (SS0000 & SS0001): $79.99
The original. Comes in red and black.






Penguin (SS0028) $199.99
Comes with glass carafes & has fun shape.




sodastream pure


Pure (S0029) $149.99
Slimmer than the Jet and takes up less counter space.


Hey! That’s my drink!

vacuvin party people wine glass markers

The party is right here kids.

We are a little in love with VacuVin’s Glass Markers Party People (they suction to any smooth surface)  not only because they make the *perfect* hostess gift for less than $10 ($8.99!), but also because they come in 12 different personalities that you match up to your guests including:

Cool, sneaky, naughty, veggie, mysterious, macho, jolly, honest, devilish, deep, curious & cuddly. (Hopefully you’ve only invited one Jersey Shore cast member, or else you’re looking at an arm wrestling contest for the macho character.)

They’re colorful, they’re fun and as the web site purports, they’ll stick around longer than most guests.

Wine charms are so 2004.

When a Snuggie Just Won’t Do

There’s the Gemmy Stocking Blanket. The ultimate Stocking Stuffer! [heh heh]

Gemmy Stocking Blanket

Snuggies are so last year.

Available at DC stores: 9169863/$24.99

Get Your Gift On

A Few Cool Hardware Stores has some fun gift ideas for ya this year*–from pop-up kid and pet tents to digital camera binoculars. 

After-Thanksgiving Sale prices are listed below. (11.26 – 11.28 Sale extended through Sunday 12/5!). Prices go back to normal after the sale. While supplies last! (See even more products here)

*Product selection may vary by store. Call your neighborhood Ace to check stock!


Kid's Pop-Up Tent (9149717) / $14.99

Pop-Up Pet Kennel (8294241) / $9.99

Air Hockey Tabletop (8294019) / $17.99

DeWalt Cordless Drill (2209617) / $89.99 after rebate

The Sharper Image Digital Binoculars (8294001) / $24.99

Dremel Tools (2101459) / $9.99

Foosball Tabletop (8294027) / $17.99

Char-Broil Patio Bistro Infrared Grill (8269227) / $99.99

Lazy Susan (6193171) / $9.99

Stanley Multi-Tool (2302115) / $4.99

Photo Coasters (6193544) / $4.99

Shop Vac (2301885) / $29.99 after rebate

Portable Fabric Steamer (6193189) / $9.99