Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Here’s to the moms who put in a 24 hour day and still laugh over knock-knock jokes heard for the trillionth time, who bandage up imaginary boo-boos and can make a meal out of miscellaneous items from the fridge. To the moms who have watched their little babies turn into grown ups who don’t call often enough, the ones who secretly love still doing your laundry and want to wrap you up in their arms no matter how big you get. To the moms with aching hearts, who’ve loved and lost.

We see you. And we love you.

So much so in fact, we’ve picked out some great gift items with you in mind. Pick your favorite(s) and forward this on to your loved ones. Because, well let’s face it, sometimes moms really have to do everything.

For the Fashionista

Does mama need a brand new purse, necklace or cover up? Shop the Simply Noelle product line available in the Waters Gift Shop. Trust us, you can’t go wrong. (And for all the husbands out there – no need to step inside a fancy schmancy boutique to get the wife something nice. Just come by your local hardware store! We got you.)

Simply Noelle PursesSimply Noelle WrapsSimply Noelle Jewlery

 

Soap for Okay MomsFor the Clean Freak

Soap? Really? Before you judge us – this isn’t regular soap. This is cool soap. Introducing the Soap For Okay Moms. Smells like truth and wine. Pairs well with nap time. Is also tired of perfect moms. Your kids love you anyway. Not only is it useful for the mom who likes to keep everything shining like the top of the Chrysler Building, but it should also give her a chuckle or two.

(*very limited quantities available.)

For the Green Thumb

This mom is a believer in “plants make a house feel like a home”. So why not really make her day and gift her with one! Our garden centers are literally overflowing with green goods. And guess what? All hanging baskets are Buy 1 Get 1 50% OFF now through Mother’s Day. You’re welcome.

Wine A RitaFor the (budget friendly) Wine Connoisseur

Take the icyness of a frozen margarita, with the tastyness of a sweet wine and you get a Wine-a-Rita (or heaven in a glass). This is perfect for the mom who likes to unwind at the end of a chaotic week (…or mid-week, we’re not here to judge). Pick a favorite flavor or three and get to sampling!

 

 

 

*All product availability varies by store. Not available in Manhattan. Please contact your local Waters True Value for details.

 


We see you moms.

Taking care of business with a kid on your hip. Strategizing your next DIY project while you feed hordes of hungry kids. Checking out Pinterest in those 5 minutes of “you” time at 5am.

We see you doing what you do…All.Day.Long. And we think you’re pretty amazing.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Waters Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re like the rest of us, your Christmas shopping is nowhere near finished. “What’s the holdup?” some may ask. We understand most of the time you just haven’t found that perfect gift yet.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help! Check out these 10 gift ideas for what to get even the most difficult to shop for person on your list.

1. 16-cup Electric Air Pop Popcorn Maker

If you’ve been to any of our stores, you know we have a thing for popcorn. This Air-Pop Popcorn Maker is a tabletop-sized party pleaser. It’s electric popping system uses hot air instead of oil, producing a light and healthy snack – perfect for the health-conscious person on your list! Get it in stores or online here.

Here are the specs:

  • Makes up to 16 cups of popcorn per batch
  • Healthy, oil-free popping
  • Includes measuring cap to ensure proper amount of kernels used
  • Convenient countertop size

(SKU 219954)

 

2. Yeti Rambler Tumbler

Who doesn’t LOVE some good YETI drink ware? These YETI Rambler Tumblers are made from stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation to protect your hot or cold beverage at all cost. We don’t care who you are, everybody on your list will love these.

Here are the specs:

  • 18/8 stainless steel
  • Double-wall vacuum insulation
  • Dishwasher safe

 

3. Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2-Tool Combo Kit

This is the perfect gift for the handyman (or woman) in your life. Plus it won’t break the bank! Get it on sale now in stores or online here.

Combo kit includes:

  • M12 3/8” drill/driver
  • M12 1/4” hex impact driver
  • 2 Lithium-Ion batteries
  • M12 Lithium-Ion battery charger
  • Contractors bag

(SKU 211288)

 

4. Santa is Coming to Kansas

Create the best Christmas storytime session with the kids while reading Santa is Coming to Kansas by Steve Smallman. This gem is sure to leave the kids anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival!

 

 

 

 

5. Da Bomb Bath Fizzers

Created by two teenage sisters, Da Bomb Bath Fizzers are incredibly popular with kids and adults alike. They’re wonderfully fragrant and each one has a unique, special surprise inside!

Find these in the Waters Gift Shop!

 

 

 

6. Striker Remote Control Camera Drone, Blue Camo

Your gadget-loving kids will LOVE this one. This RC drone has a built- in picture and video camera which you can store and save data in a Micro SD memory card. The body is made of durable plastic and conveniently lightweight. It has 4 channel controls meaning you can fly up/down, forward/backward, strafe left/right and rotate left/right. The internal gyro means you’ll always get a smooth flight! Get it in stores or online here.

(SKU 224476)

 

 

7. Wind & Willow Soups and Hot Dips

After tasting these products, the foodie in your life will thank you for the BEST. CHRISTMAS. GIFT. EVER. Hand pick different flavors and throw it all together in a festive Christmas basket.

You can find these in your local Waters Gift Shop!

 

 

 

8. Poo Pourie Master Crapsmans

If you choose to forego the power tools, this is another perfect gift for the handyman in your life! The Master Crapsman (pun intended) gift set may not come with a plug or 400-horsepower engine, but he (and you) will appreciate its stink-fightin’ power.

Gift set contains:

  • 2oz Trap-A-Crap (cedarwood and citrus scent)
  • 2oz Royal Flush (euculyptus and spearmint scent

 

 

 

9. Dog Toys

Don’t forget your furry friends this Christmas! Get them a little something special to show them you care. Choose from an assortment of dog toys like our plush Lamb Chop or Grunting Pig squeak toys.

 

 

 

 

10. University Gear

Have a college sports lover in your life? Whether you’re a Jayhawk or Wildcat fan, we’ve got the gear to get your sports fan grinning ear to ear this Holiday season.

4 Items You Should Be Renting for the Holidays

Waters True Value is more than just a hardware store. We also provide quality rental equipment for contractors, do-it-yourselfers and party and wedding events. You name it, we probably rent it.

With the holidays approaching, here are a few suggestions from your friends at Waters on what you should be renting:

  1. TABLES &

  2. CHAIRS

We know how it goes. The whole family is coming over for Thanksgiving and you’re thinking to yourself, “How in the world am I supposed to fit all these *cough (crazy) cough* people in my house?!” You’ll put a few of the adults at the dining table, a few on the couch in the living room and of course the kids at the designated “kids table”. But what about the rest of that big family of yours? Are they supposed to take shifts? Wait to eat until a free chair is available? You could easily go out and spend a couple hundred dollars on fold out tables and chairs, but then where would you store them until the next year? (Since honestly, how often are you really going to pull those out?)

Here is an easy solution for you – just RENT them. You’ll spend half the cost of what it would be to buy and you won’t have to worry about storing them year after year. And the best part – if you rent through Waters Rental, we can even deliver and pick them up for you! It doesn’t get any easier. Make grandma proud and make sure the whole family has a seat to feast this Thanksgiving.

View our selection of table rentals here.

  1. CHAFING DISH SETS

Whether you’re organizing a holiday work party for the office, or just planning your own family’s holiday feast, chafing dish sets are a MUST. Seriously, they are a hosts’ dream come true, especially if your event/get-together isn’t professionally catered.

Chafing dish sets keep your food warm and allow your guests to serve themselves buffet style. Having a Thanksgiving dinner? Display your food in an attractive way and don’t worry about having to keep reheating things in the oven or on the stove top. If you don’t entertain frequently, renting these dishes is the best option. Plus, empty out what’s leftover after your event and Waters Rental will do the rest! That’s right – you can put the soap and sponge aside. Waters Rental will have your dish sets professionally cleaned after use.

View our selection of chafing dish set rentals here.

  1. PATIO HEATER

Patio heaters are the perfect holiday event addition to help make space of your outdoor areas long after the 80-90 degree weather has passed. Don’t keep your family and friends cooped up under your roof. Open those doors and let them venture outside to enjoy some fresh air. You will all be toasty warm from the heat radiating off these patio heaters.

If the weather is nice enough and you have an overflow of family and friends over to taste that should-be-award-winning holiday meal, set up tables outside and place a couple patio heaters nearby to let everyone enjoy their meal comfortably.

View our 40-44,000 BTU Patio Heater rentals here.

Visit WatersRental.com or click the Rentals tab at the top of this page to view our full rental catalog. Visit/call your local store for more details.

Green Lights for Veterans!

There’s a movement to light up neighborhoods across the US with green in honor of veterans this November 11. We are humbled by the service of our military personnel, so we’re all about this endeavor!

Except for one small problem…it appears green lightbulbs are in short supply. So we found three easy ways to turn those green lights on at your house and in your neighborhoods…and what a great way to get your kids involved in an awesome project!

Break Out the Glue

20-SeaGlass
via Barefoot Crafting

Mix up some Elmer’s Glue and green food coloring and you get a nice bright, but see through, green.

 

Green Glow

via A Pumpkin and a Princess
via A Pumpkin and a Princess

Mason Jars and glow in the dark paint, like this one from Rust-o-leum or this Krylon spray paint. Couple it with a battery operated tea light and the glow would be amazing!

 

Tissue Paper

via Etsy
via Etsy

Like the above projects, the goal is to line the jar to get its green color – this one uses tissue paper, Mod Podge and a battery operated candle.

 

Which project do you like the best, have another great tip? Let us know!

 

Pie Anyone?

Behold:

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To all the pie lovers out there, the bakers, the eaters…let’s all just sit for a minute and look at that yummy goodness.

These little babies have arrived just in time for the holidays. Grab yourself a pie crust, beat 3 eggs and mix with gently heated pecan mixture, follow baking instructions and voila! You just made a pie!

Perfect for entertaining, for a fun way to ‘let the kids help’, or for yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

It’s also available in Chocolate Pecan. Swoon.

Happy Fall!  Sally