To the staff of Giantnerd, nerdiness isn’t defined by pocket protectors or taped-together glasses. Rather, it’s the thrill an outdoor enthusiast has for the newest, best outdoor sporting equipment—be it a GT road bike, a Patagonia fleece jacket made with recycled material from 25 2-liter soda bottles, or a Suunto Ambit “watch” that tracks barometric altitude and includes GPS and a heart-rate monitor for mountain exploration. Giantnerd’s staff wanted to take the thrill of finding quality outdoor equipment and athletic apparel to the next level by creating a more transparent shopping experience. To this end, they allow users to rank and review the products they’ve bought, pushing the best finds to the top.
Giantnerd’s sizeable online shop puts customers in touch with whatever gear they need, whether they seek climbing harnesses, snowboarding goggles, or an extra-warm Marmot jacket for holiday visits to snowman relatives. Their bike selection is particularly extensive, with road bikes, mountain bikes, cyclocross bikes, and other varieties from brands such as Tommaso and BAMF. A 365-day return policy gives buyers a year to return items, so long as they’re in the same condition and have the original packaging.
Using high-quality kernels of corn harvested from farms in the Midwest, POPtions! Popcorn dazzles snack cravings with a dizzying selection of gourmet maize. Customers can invent their own custom popcorn flavors, first choosing a popcorn flavor, then adding on sweet and savory ingredients before deciding between a Bissinger's white, milk, or dark chocolate finish. POPtions creations make a tasty impression on any special event and have the amazing ability to top themselves with occasion-specific lids that celebrate the holidays with greetings such as "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," "Season's Greetings," and "Happy Hanukkah," plus lids for sporting events and birthdays. POPtions also creates wedding gift bags to make special days even more memorable, and corporate gift tins with personalized company logos.
Pictures of the Dutch countryside are often splashed with crimson sprays of tulips and sunny brushstrokes of daffodils. Through international importers, including many in the Netherlands, Holland Bulb Farms helps American gardeners experience the joy of these colors during the first days of spring. The online retailer traffics in tulips, daffodils, irises, and scilla of every hue and variety, as well as gardening tools such as animal repellent and plant protectors. Holland Bulb Farms can also help customers find the ideal bulbs for their geography and soil conditions, ensuring you don't make the unfortunate mistake of planting delicate alliums in poor soil or the difficult and arid conditions of a busy subway platform.
Recipe cards tucked into boxes, links bookmarked on computers, recipes shared via email—now, home cooks can save and organize all their recipes with Cook’n software. The program comes preloaded with 500 recipes to start out. From there, you can enter your own heirloom recipes and Internet finds, compiling them in the same spot and keeping them safe from spaghetti-sauce explosions. The software can organize the recipes into digital cookbooks with their own chapters, or print recipe cards and custom cookbooks with personalized colours and styles.
After you’ve rounded out your gastronomy anthology, you can search based on the ingredients you have on hand, or create meal plans with shopping lists that are automatically organized by aisle. To help home cooks tailor their meals to their family’s dietary needs, the program’s nutrition database enables it to estimate nutrition information, even for user-inputted recipes.
GourmetGiftBaskets.com arranges treats such as fresh fruit, chocolate, international beers and microbrews, and even steaks in handmade gift baskets. In addition to sweet, savory, and sippable treats, shoppers can find gardening supplies and baskets of dog treats and grooming supplies.