What’s to love: It contains a cellphone pocket with a swipe-friendly window.
What does it do:
The large apron with adjustable straps and deep pockets can be used for cooking, gardening or crafting. The cellphone pocket allows the wearer to see texts, check recipes or consult directions without having to dry or clean hands first. The apron is gray and made of cotton twill with faux leather trim and is machine washable.
List price for the apron is $32.99. More information is at greatusefulstuff.com.
Bambu Gardening Kit
What’s to love: Garden tools made from plants.
What does it do: The kit includes a trowel, fork and garden markers made of bamboo and a spool of twine made from hemp. The trowel, stronger than it looks, is good for planting and weeding in gardens, and the fork can be used for loosening soil, turning compost or digging up root crops. Use a pen or pencil to label plants with the garden markers. To reuse, just sand and write the new label. The twine comes in handy when tying up tomato plants or other vines. The kit sells for $33.75. More information at bambuhome.com.