The Goods

By Christine Davis

Kliin reusable towels
Reduce your dependency on throw-away paper products with this collection of reusable biodegradable towels. They’re amazingly durable and just one Kliin replaces the equivalent of 17 rolls of paper towels and absorbs up to 15 times its weight in water and can be washed 300 times before being composted where it reverts to organic matter within 28 days. Available in two sizes and 5-sheet rolls. Available at From $4.99

Sunday Afternoons Garden Visor
Get easy-to-tote sun protection with this tightly woven straw styled sun visor that shades your entire face and ears thanks to its generously sized, down-sloping brim. It also rolls up for easy packability. Available at $36

Mother’s Day Marmalade
This seasonal favourite from Springridge Farms is made the same way Grandma Hughes taught the family many years ago. Made with local Niagara peaches, oranges and a celebratory splash of Canadian champagne, it’s made in small batches in the farm’s Milton kitchen. Available at Springridge Farms. $6.99

Recipe Plates
Forever preserve a favourite family recipe on a food-safe plate with this service from Susabellas. Simply email a photo or PDF of your hand-written recipe and you’ll receive the plate approximately three weeks later. Available at and Form $89

Protect your hands from harmful UV and LED rays during gel manicures, the drying lamps during regular manicures and even the sun. They are UPF 50+ UV protective making them great for driving, too. Available in assorted colours and prints. Available at $24 US

Start your day with this super breakfast that’s easily prepared using plant-based or dairy milk. Use the ancient method of soaking the package’s organic, whole grains, nuts, seeds, spices and dried fruits overnight for an easy-to-digest meal that’s packed full of nutrients. Available at $5/pouch

Clear Creek Boonie Hat
There are two hats in one with this one from Sunday Afternoons that features high performance fabrics, adjustable sizing, detachable chinstrap and easy packability. It’s a must-have for outdoor time. Available at Sporting Life $52

MEC Rad Pant
Members asked and now they’re back, MEC’s Rad Pant. Trek, climb and travel in these elastic waisted, multi-pocketed pants. The design, down to the garish colours, hasn’t changed since first contrived in 1989, so if you loved them then, you’ll love them now. Available at  $89.95

Save the Manatee Club
Every year countless young manatees are separated from their mothers as a result of human-related activity. An orphaned calf cannot survive in the wild without its mother. A donation to the Save the Manatee Club helps fund scientific research, education and public awareness projects and materials, rescues of injured manatees and orphaned calves, and conservation programs. Available at Choose the denomination Photo credit: Save the Manatee Club