Gifts for a Rainy Day
- MARCH 27, 2013
- By Selena Kohng
April showers bring May flowers, but between the two is a whole lot of messy weather. The early days of spring are a little like winter’s last stand: chilly mornings followed by blustery, bleak afternoons. Sometimes all it takes is a sunny pair of rainboots to find the silver lining in the clouds. Get inspired with foul-weathered gear that make a splash.
Rain Gear for Kids
When life gives you rain, get rainboots. Turn wet conditions into the backdrop of make believe; your little landlubber will love these pirate boots, and your underwater princess will flip for these mermaid ones (check out those adorable tails!). And not to worry; when things get out of hand, your mini first responder will come to the rescue.
Looking for coverage from the waist up? This raincoat is the cat’s meow, with irresistible ears to boot. Dark and stormy nights are the perfect recipe for intergalactic adventures in this space hero raincoat. Outgrown cutesy characters? This striped number is perfect for big kids with the right amount of color that’s trendy but still adorable.
Rain-Inspired Gifts for Adults
Coats and boots are a toss-up when gifting grown-ups; you never want to assume that you know their style. Shower them with practical gifts instead; an umbrella with a shot of color—or better yet, a full spectrum of colors—brightens up a dreary day. This cheery, design-savvy blue sky umbrella will have them busting out in song, Gene Kelly-style. Oh, and have you ever seen an umbrella with a built-in LED flashlight? Brilliant.
Spring, with its rain-one-minute, sunshine-the-next is also a timely season to pass along a weather instrument. This wireless weather forecaster gives a ton of data at their fingertips; old-timers will appreciate this weather glass instrument that uses the centuries-old practice of atmospheric pressure and liquid measurements. Make a mom’s mornings easier with this kid-friendly gadget that shows wee ones the weather with a fun graphic that wears different clothes depending on the temperature.