This recent winter felt especially long. It seemed like a snow storm greeted us every other week. But with spring’s official arrival, I am more than happy to take the sunnier mornings and afternoons even though the past few days have seen some dark clouds and chilly winds come nightfall.
And for me, there are certain mini milestones that come with the sought-after seasonal change. I’ve been wearing my spring leather boots more than my thick winter boots. I feel happier (and other folks seem so, too). There are more outdoor activities. In fact, just this past weekend, I participated in a fun public pillow fight in the Cambridge Common. What a way to welcome spring!
If you’ve been looking for a way to shake up the ‘ole routine a bit and welcome spring, here are five steals under $30 to start you off for some spring times.
1. Rice Cube ($19.95)
Friends love friends who can cook. With the nicer weather and the upcoming warm weather vegetables that will be available, now’s a great time to try your hand at sushi-making. If you’re intimidated, use this sushi tool to easily make cubes of this healthy and delicious food.
2. The Mason Shaker Gift Set ($50)
You know what’s better than a friend who can cook? One that can also make great cocktails. This gift set doesn’t need to go to anyone’s kitchen, but yours. It includes all the tools you need to whip up great drinks with a flair of vintage Americana.
3. Leather Wraps ($23)
Accessories can jazz up any outfit and make anyone feel like a million bucks. If you’re just starting to bring out the spring dresses, embellish your wrists with these bangles made out of locally sourced lead-free leather with gold or silver accents. You’ll feel pretty, whimsical, and ready for spring!
4. Kerisma ($28)
It’s time to put away the chunky sweaters and start layering with something that’s more fitting for the cool (but not cold) weather. This Eden Poncho is easy to move around in and can be styled or draped in five different ways for any occasion. Its soft, lightweight wool blend also makes it a great travel piece.
5. Hoboroll ($27.95)
If you’re going to be running away for a weekend for some R&R time, your weekend trip could use a Hoboroll, a compartmentalized stuff sack. It’s perfect for keeping your items separated yet still in one place. Keep your things organized by using it on its own or put it in your carry-on luggage, backpack, or suitcase.
Ready for spring? What are some of your spring rituals or purchases to mark this wonderful season? Share in the comments.
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Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.