Merchandise Monday: It’s Tailgate Season!

It’s not quite summer and it’s not quite fall, but no one can deny what this in-between season is all about – sports! Between the waning baseball season and the beginning of football, there is plenty to celebrate despite the shorter days and cooling temps. So why not get out there and enjoy some good ol’ tailgating before your favorite team takes the field? From grilling must-haves to outdoor games, Hinda has everything you need for the perfect tailgate party. Now grab some friends and put your game face on!

Anchor Hocking 14-Piece Beer Party Set

This is the classic set no bar should be without. The 14-Piece Beer Party Set includes a large serving bowl for snacks, six Lucite®-like coasters, six pilsner-style glasses and a 55-ounce pitcher. The glassware is dishwasher safe and great for your next game or movie night!

Baggo® Bean Bag Game

Everyone’s favorite outdoor party game includes two game boards, eight bean bags, a built-in scorekeeper, distance regulator and wall-mounting bracket for storage. The durable polyethylene game boards have carry handles and bag storage and the cotton/poly bags are filled with treated corn kernels.

Coleman® 40-Quart Wheeled Cooler

Fitted with large wheels and a tow handle for easy transport, the blue chest cooler holds up to 67 cans plus ice. Outfitted with a sump-lined drain, it cleans up in a snap with no tilting required. The cup holder lid safely and securely holds four beverages – so it doubles as a small table!

Coleman® Cooler Quad Chair

This outdoor chair holds up to four cans and one Chillers™ Brite Ice Pack (not included) attached to arm chair. Features include a padded seat and back, mesh cup holder, adjustable arm height and side bags to store personal items. Holds up to 300-pounds and includes a convenient carry bag. 

Grilllight 4-Piece Stainless Steel LED Grilling Set with Apron

With Grillight you will never need to worry about the sun setting on your barbecue. The tools are made using high strength 430 stainless steel and includes spatula, tongs, high heat silicone basting brush and a grill fork. The adjustable apron is make of PVC-backed nylon and features front pockets.

Pandora® Football Bead

The Pandora® Silver Football Charm is hand-crafted from sterling silver. This perfectly detailed charm is great for a football fanatic or to represent the football player or enthusiast in your life. Add this unique charm to your Pandora collection and show off your football spirit!

Waring Pro® The Tailgater® Blender

Enjoy anything and everything a Waring Pro™ blender can make in all the best outdoor places. An extra-long 15' cord plugs into 12V cigarette lighters on cars, boats and SUVs. Crush ice, blend drinks and make salsa in the unbreakable, extra-large 48-ounce clear plastic carafe.

Weber® Tailgate Set - Weber Q® 1000™ Gas Grill and Portable Cart

Weber® Q® 1000™ is the perfect grill for camping and tailgating. It pairs a high-performance 8,500 BTU-per-hour input cooking system with easy-grip handles to form a powerful portable gas grill. A push-button ignition provides easy, reliable lighting and the burner valve is infinitely adjustable.

Wine Enthusiast Indoor/Outdoor Cabernet/Merlot Wine Glasses (Set of 4)

Perfect for pool, patio and even indoors, these everywhere glasses have such clarity, you might mistake them for crystal. But they’re actually made from food-safe, shatter-resistant Eastman Tritan™ copolyester that won’t crack or break, making them ideal for entertaining anywhere without worry.


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Merchandise Monday: Hot Summer Parties!

With summer in full swing and temperatures on the rise, what could be better than getting the gang together for some outdoor fun in the sun? Hinda has everything you need for any type of gathering – from small and spontaneous to large and loud and everything in between. So take advantage of the warm weather and sunshine with something new from our assortment!

Baggo® Bean Bag Game

Fun for all ages, BAGGO® includes two game boards constructed of blow-molded, lightweight and high-impact polyethylene, providing lasting durability for years of enjoyment. The bean bags are cotton/polyester heavy-duty poplin filled with treated unpopped corn for ultimate throwability.

Hanover Brigantine 7-Piece Outdoor Dining Set

The dining table features a classic design, antique finish and traditional cast top with lattice and scrolling border. It’s built to last with a sturdy aluminum frame and an anti-corrosion powder coating. The set includes six comfortable slingback-style chairs. Relax in style and comfort.

Hanover Table Umbrella and Iron Umbrella Base

The Hanover Traditions Umbrella allows you to make the most of your entertaining time outdoors while keeping your guests cool and comfortable and the base proves that even the most functional accessories in your outdoor room can have just the right amount of style. Pieces sold separately.

iDevices iGrill Mini Bluetooth® Smart Meat Thermometer

Using this Bluetooth® Smart grilling thermometer, you'll know when your food is ready from your mobile device. Choose from dozens of preset temperature alarms or create your own in the iDevices Connected app based on what you're grilling and entertain your guests while your meat cooks.

LED Bottle Lights

These battery operated lights in a bottle are perfect for use indoors or outdoors and provide warm, colorful illumination for table tops or hanging above your guests’ heads. Multiple colors to mix and match make for perfect accent lighting anywhere. Set includes one each: blue, green, orange and red.

Vortex Electronic Insect Trap

Don't let insects ruin your next picnic. The Vortex Electronic Insect Trap creates carbon dioxide with UV light and titanium dioxide which attracts insects while a vacuum fan draws them in. Pesticide and odor-free - kills mosquitoes, flies, wasps and more. All-weather construction for use indoors or out.

Weber Genesis® E-310™ LP Grill

Grill up delicious food this summer with the Weber® Genesis® E-310 Gas Grill. Featuring three stainless steel burners, this grill is designed to put out up to 38,000 BTUs of cooking power. Its painted steel shroud incorporates a built-in thermometer, and also features a polished handle and trim.  

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Merchandise Monday: ‘Cue up the Party!

Back in February, we introduced new grills. Last month, we announced items for long-weekend fun. Now that summer officially starts on Saturday, we’re going to keep the party going and bring you even more great new items for your barbecue, backyard party and outdoor weekend relaxation. Summer is short and goes fast – especially here in Chicago – so we need to soak up as much of the rays and warmth as we can while they last!

KettlePizza™ Pizza on the Grill Package

Cooking with a KettlePizza™ is easy! The Pizza on the Grill Package includes an adjustable stainless steel sleeve, 14" aluminum pizza pan, built-in high-temp thermometer, high heat gloves and a pizza cutter. Enjoy cheesy and delicious pizza on the grill!


Smart Solar Flamingo Accent Light

The Solar Flamingo Accent Light is a decorative lighting idea for patios, decks and gardens. A metal sculpture in the shape of a flamingo creates whimsical garden art by day. Energy saving white LED in body automatically illuminates at dusk and turns off at dawn.


SunBriteTV® 32-inch Outdoor Rated HDTV, 720p

This all-weather TV makes an elegant addition to any area that requires a touch of entertainment. Place under an awning on your deck, pool, patio or outside kitchen. Under the stars or during daytime, this rugged TV will laugh off rain drops and shun salty air.


SunBriteTV® 46-inch Outdoor HDTV 1080p

This is SunBrite®’s most popular outdoor HDTV. By the pool, on the patio or over an outdoor fireplace, this true all-weather LCD TV is built for permanent outdoor installation and all-weather outdoor living entertainment.


Weber® Rapidfire® Chimney Starter

The Weber® Rapidfire Chimney Starter gets your charcoal glowing in just minutes. The extra large capacity bin will ensure you have enough coals to get cooking fast. Designed to quickly produce hot coals for cooking with an aluminized steel construction and special cone-shaped grate.

Do you know how to use a chimney starter? It's easy! Simply fill the chimney starter with coals and place over a few sheets of crumpled newspaper. Light the newspaper and let the charcoal begin to smoke – leave it untouched for 15-20 minutes or so. When the coals are covered in ash, dump the charcoal onto the bottom grate (using heavy mitts, of course!) and place your grilling rack over the coals. You’re ready to start grilling!

YETI® Tank Cooler

Made with YETI®’s signature Permafrost Insulation and No Sweat design, this party-ready beverage tub keeps ice retention at the center of attention. Tank holds 60 bottles, 96 cans, one keg, 51 blue crabs, 24 mullet and menhaden, 98 slices of watermelon, 20 gallons of trashcan punch or two bushels of oysters.  

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Merchandise Monday: Memorial Day Long-Weekend Fun!

Some consider Memorial Day to be the official start of summer. It’s the first work-free holiday of the year (not including New Year’s Day), the weather is almost guaranteed to be nice and it kicks off all of the outdoor festivals and activities that come with summer.

Whether you’re planning a backyard rager or a long weekend of quiet relaxation, Hinda’s assortment of “Long Weekend Outdoor Essentials” is sure to inspire every taste and mood.

Bose® SoundTouch™ 151 SE Outdoor Speaker System

A perfect addition to your patio or deck, these environmental speakers feature enhanced performance and durability for full stereo sound in a wide listening area. Sleek styling and rugged construction make these Bose’s most popular outdoor stereo speakers for music around the pool, porch or even on a boat.


High Sierra® Bottle Opener Flashlight

No more fumbling for bottle openers when the sun goes down! Be the life of the party with this 9-LED bottle opener and flashlight. It features push-button on/off and includes three AAA batteries. No matter what your party situation calls for, don’t get caught without this handy tool!


Igloo™ Iceless Portable Electric Cooler

This portable electric cooler chills without ice, leaving more room for food and drinks! A quiet brushless motor and convection cooling fan circulate cold air, cooling down 36-degrees F below ambient temperature. The ergonomic design with curved back comfortably hugs your side while carrying. 


Melissa & Doug® Tootle Turtle Bubble Bucket

There's no wait for the fun to begin when kids can choose among three adorable character bubble wands. The set includes 8-ounces of bubble solution to blow lots of bubbles and a convenient bucket to store it all! Suitable for ages 3 and up.


Totally Bamboo® Square Bamboo Salad Bowl with Salad Hands

This large, eco-friendly serving bowl features a beautiful Caribbean inlay design and is made of Moso bamboo, which is harvested at the optimum age of five years. This multi-use serving piece can be used for everything from snacks to salad and includes two salad hands.


Variflex® 12-foot Trampoline & Enclosure

This is the perfect way to safely have fun and exercise at the same time. With W-shaped leg frame construction, this trampoline provides stability and safety when bouncing. The enclosure has six padded steel poles attached to a finely knit mesh border and a zippered door entrance for added safety.


Wine Enthusiast® Indoor/Outdoor Beer Mugs

These all-time classic beer glasses may look like crystal but they're not. They're actually made from food-safe, shatter-resistant Eastman Tritan™ copolyester (BPA-free/FDA-approved) that won't crack or break, no matter how lively the party gets. Set of four.  


Wine Enthusiast® Indoor/Outdoor Mixed Color Wine Glasses

Like the beer mugs above, these wine glasses are perfect for pool, patio, inside and outside. They won't crack or break, making them ideal for entertaining anywhere without worry.  Top-rack dishwasher safe (not suitable for a heated cycle). Set of four.


Zume™ Games Tozz™ Football

The Tozz™ Football features a center air tunnel that creates a spiral and is easily thrown and caught. The super-tough construction is durable and great for ages 6 and up. Perfect for friendly games during family get-togethers or playing catch outside for some exercise.


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Merchandise Monday: Happy Cinco de Mayo!

We at Hinda love a good celebration, and what better way to kick off the impending warmer months than with a Cinco de Mayo party! Spicy food, refreshing beverages and fun music are all you need to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style, and Hinda has all of this and more to create a party to remember! Plus, it’s a great way to kick off the work week and bond with family, friends, coworkers – whomever!

Anchor Hocking 14-Piece Beer Party Set

This set has everything you need to serve your favorite cold beverages and snacks, including a large serving bowl, six Lucite®-like coasters, six pilsner glasses and a 55-ounce pitcher. The glassware set has a traditional look that can be used year-round and is dishwasher safe. Bottoms up!


HMDX® Jam Classic™ Bluetooth® Speaker

Big sound in a small size! With its 30’ range, you can jam wherever you like and party for up to four hours without the hassle of cords. The Jam Classic works with virtually every smartphone, tablet, music player and PC and features an integrated speakerphone for hands-free talking. Rock on!


Nambé Butterfly Chip & Dip

This serving tray is made of acacia wood – a dense, durable hardwood that features finely patterned grains of varying shades and glows with warmth. Acacia wood will not absorb stains or odors and the metal bowl’s thermal retention keeps dips cold or hot for hours. Just chill or heat in the oven and serve.


Nostalgia Electrics® 8-Inch Electric Quesadilla Maker™

Delight in quickly creating crispy, delicious quesadillas using a variety of meats, cheeses and vegetables - even peanut butter and nutella® for sweet varieties. The unique plate design creates easy-to-cut sections that seal in flavor and the non-stick coating makes cooking easy and clean-up a snap!


Nostalgia Electrics® Margarator™ Margarita Machine

Mix up great-tasting frosty beverages in no time with this easy-to-use margarita machine. Just fill the unit with ice, add your ingredients, then secure the safety lid and flip the switch. In a matter of minutes, the unit produces 128-ounces of delicious, refreshing margaritas, daiquiris or slushies!

What are your Cinco de Mayo plans?

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Your Monthly Check-Up: Tips for Staying on Track During the Holidays

The statistics are all over the board: one study says the average American gains seven to 10 pounds over the holidays; another claims five to seven. A third assures that these are exaggerated; that people only gain an average of one pound after the merriment is over. But we can be sure of this – the amount of salt, fat, sweets and food in general that we consume between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is totally ramped up.

Well, fear not. Hinda is here to put your every holiday consumption worry and woe to rest in this month’s installment of “Your Monthly Check-Up.” Here we will outline a few tips and tricks to stay on track and avoid overdoing it come November 28. From planning ahead to portion control to post-pig-out exercise, consider this your cheat sheet to maintaining your weight and your health this holiday season.

In this month’s issue of Healthy Living Made Simple, a publication by Sam’s Club®, registered dietitian and nutritionist Jennifer McDaniel, MS, RDN, shares a variety of healthy baking substitutes, low-cal libations and portion control tips in her article “Holiday Eating Made Easy.”

As with most tough situations, the best defense is a good offense. “It’s all about being prepared,” says McDaniel, who is also a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Prepare prior to the party, at the event and during the day after.”

Do this by eating extra-healthy breakfasts and lunches on days before you plan to attend an evening holiday gathering. Load up on fiber-rich fruit and protein-packed snacks like string cheese, almonds, yogurt or edamame. At about 100 calories for a snack portion, one of these healthy choices will tide you over until you get to your party. Once you arrive, McDaniel says to “survey the scene” before hitting the buffet and only choose the items you like the best. This way you can enjoy your favorite indulgences without overstuffing yourself with less-delicious options!

We are obviously kidding ourselves when we say that calories consumed during a holiday meal don’t count – when holiday season stretches for over a month, those calories sure add up! “One of the reasons it’s so easy to overeat at a party is because we have no clue how many calories we’ve consumed,” McDaniel says. Be proactive about your calorie intake by mindfully taking smaller portions – about 20 percent less than you think you might want – watching beverage calories and even sitting next to a slow eater. Also, staying hydrated throughout the season (and always) is never a bad idea.

Speaking of beverage calories, keep in mind that five ounces of wine, 12 ounces of light beer or 1.5 ounces of liquor all contain about 120 calories – and that’s before you start adding mixers. McDaniel offers some tips that let you enjoy your favorite holiday cocktails without consuming all the calories. Do you love wine? Why not try a wine spritzer by mixing half a glass of your favorite grape with club soda! Looking for something non-alcoholic? Make a cranberry crush by adding a splash of cranberry cocktail and frozen grapes to your club soda. Or make healthier hot chocolate by combining cocoa powder, skim milk, low-calorie sweetener and a dash of cinnamon and vanilla extract. All of the decadence, none of the guilt!

For those of you who have a sweet tooth, the holidays – when cookies, candy and chocolate abound – can be particularly challenging. McDaniel suggests making some swaps while baking to ensure that your treats turn out just as yummy sans unwanted calories.

For example, white flour can be swapped or cut with whole wheat flour, ground oats or almond meal for a dose of healthy. Replace sugar with honey or stevia. Get rid of that butter and oil and use applesauce, mashed banana or coconut oil. Use applesauce or flax meal to replace eggs. Carob chips or dark chocolate chunks stand in for chocolate chips and plain Greek yogurt tastes just like sour cream. Try a few of these swaps and we bet you – and your guests – won’t even notice the difference. (Editorial note: This blogger can attest to the validity of the applesauce and Greek yogurt swaps!)

Finally, as all good things must come to an end, so must your holiday revelry. After all, the holidays wouldn’t be so special if we ate and celebrated like that every month! “Avoid the ‘all or nothing’ philosophy,” says McDaniel. “Even if you overeat one night, the whole weekend doesn’t have to be a diet bust.” She suggests getting up the next morning, going for a walk and eating a healthy breakfast to start getting yourself back on track.

“Don’t beat yourself up over one overindulgent event,” she says. You’ll ruin all the memories of the delicious food and fun with friends and family if you’re down on yourself the next day. It’s the holidays! We all overdo it! The point is it doesn’t have to derail all the dieting good you’ve done for yourself earlier in the year.

Enjoy yourself, take care of your health and have a happy holiday season!

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