Featured Mother's Day Products

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

Guys, we need to talk... Mother's Day is May 13th this year and some of you, myself included, probably haven't even thought about what to gift your mothers. Well, fortunately for you, we have just about everything that your wife, mother, sister or daughter may want. Take a look at these great products and show the women you love just how much they mean to you in 2018!

Mother's Day Gift-Away

If you're tired of traditional Mother's Day gift, then you could enter to win one of five Willow Tree figurines signed by Susan Lordi. These Beautiful Wishes figurines are reminiscent of young love, health and happiness. Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for how to enter.

We have a whole selection of these beautiful figurines in our stores. You're sure to find the one that captures the relationship you have with all the amazing mothers in your life. View part of our selection by clicking on the images above!

Gadgets and Gizmos Galor!

Nothing says "I love you" like a kitchen gadget or tool designed to save the woman you love more time during meal-prep and cleanup. These great products will do just that!

The Modi Silicone Egg Molds are a fun way for her to spend breakfast with her kiddos. Everyone will have a blast before heading off to work, school, or play.

She'll be a hit with her kids' friends after baking some cupcakes with this Wilton Bake It Big Cupcake Set. What fun memories she will make with them all. It's definitely a baker's must-have!

The Smart Cut Salad Chopper will save her time at during meal prep. With the time saved she'll be able to spend more time with her family around the dinner table. Plus, it's so easy to use that her teenagers will enjoy helping her in the kitchen!

Enjoy spending time with your Happy-Mama by getting her the ANGRY-mama Microwave Cleaner! Hot steam makes cleaning the microwave a fast, pain-free process.

Cook delicious, family-approved meals in the Presto 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker. See this pressure cooker in action on Saturday, May 12th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll be so impressed with the possibilities and your loved one will love how easy it is to cook a meal the whole family will enjoy.

Thankfully there are hundreds of ideas for Mother's Day gifts. You can always choose from a wide array of kitchen gadgets from many trusted brands like OXO, Tovolo, Core Home and Progressive. We have plenty to choose from in our basketland!

Ready. Set! Relax...

All-natural essential oils have many therapeutic properties. Certain oils are known to balance one's emotional state, boost immune systems and relieve muscle and joint pain. Show the moms in your life how much you love them with these amazing products.

After relaxing inside, it's time to get the mothers in your life outdoors to relax! Help her relax in her yard with beautiful yard decor and some Buzz Along Essential Oil Blend to keep the bugs away.

Come on in to see our selection of garden decor, ranging from wind chimes to wind spinners to lawn and garden stakes. Or gather up a bouquet of wooden roses! They never die and can serve as a permanent reminder of the love you have for her.

Wooden Roses Bouquet
Wooden Roses pink to purple
Wooden Roses white
Wooden Roses red
Wooden Roses pink

Still can't decide on just one gift? We have a great selection of items that you could bundle for the perfect Mother's Day gift. Check out these great displays for inspiration!

Bee Themed gift bundle
Cupcake Themed gift bundle
Rooster Themed gift bundle

Give Love, Receive Love

Whatever you decide to get your wife, mother, or daughter for Mother's Day will be sure to make her happy. As we all know, when mama's happy, everybody's happy. Be sure to give a meaningful gift to show just how much you appreciate these beautiful women.

We'll be here to help and find the best gifts for these special women.

Don't Get her a Gun for Valentine's Day! Relationship tips from Smith & Edwards

Valentine’s Day Advice (Video)

- posted by Rose Marion

The guys of the Gun Counter at Smith & Edwards really have seen it all.

We’ve seen husbands and boyfriends who think they’re getting her the perfect gift… but it doesn’t go quite as planned.
Trust us – we KNOW how it goes!

Bonus Tip from one of our Fans

“My rule for Valentine’s is to buy a gift that you won’t mind being thrown at the back of your head. Appliance-bad. Flowers-not so bad.” – posted on our Facebook page

…Thanks for the tip!

Key Takeaway

If she WANTS a gun, get her one, by all means! Get her the one she’s been eyeing!

But if you have any doubt…. Don’t get her a gun for Valentine’s Day!
Play it safe with one of these woman-approved gifts:

Candles
Get her Candles!
Tip: “Romance”-scented candles are 25% off in February!
Wind Chimes
Wind Chimes
Bird Feeder
Get her a bird feeder so she can watch beautiful birds all summer!
Get your girlfriend a cuddly Beanie Boo stuffed animal!
Get your girlfriend a cuddly stuffed animal!
Baking goodies & kitchen gadgets
She'll love something new to bake with!
Cowboy Boots like in our Valentine’s Day outfit!
Get her Ladies' cowboy boots

Let me know what you think!

Do you agree with this video? Do you have different advice? Let me know in the comments below!

And do YOU have a video request for Smith & Edwards? Do you need relationship advice, fashion advice, or help with a project? Leave a comment for what you want to see in our next video! :)

You had me at YELLOW - Valentine's Outfits

Valentine’s Day Outfits: “You had me at YELLOW”

- posted by Jerica Parker

“You had me at yellow” is how this young couple came to be.

Spencer, part of the Sporting Goods team here at Smith & Edwards, and his lovely new wife Emily, said they would love to be the models of our new Valentine’s Day outfits.

So, we took them across the road to Willard Bay, and what a beautiful winter day for this cute couple to spend together!

You had me at Yellow…

Emily wearing a cute yellow and gray raglan tee with geometric print.

Emily looks amazing in this cute yellow and gray raglan tee from Cruel. The 3/4 length sleeves and geometric pattern print on the front are both comfy and stylish. And she’s combined it with a Cruel hat with navy and yellow embroidery to match the geometric design of her top.

Spencer modeling a gray t-shirt from Hooey and pink and navy button-up top from Stetson.

Do it like Spencer, flirty in a lightweight gray t-shirt from Hooey. It’s great on its own, or you can combine it with a nice button-up for a dressier look. He’s wearing a Stetson pink and blue plaid button-up shirt loosely over top.

Cinch Jeans and Joe's Jeans and Emily modeling a navy blue button up shirt

Keep it comfortable in jeans like Spencer’s Regular Joes by Tin Haul, and Emily’s Bailey Cinch jeans.

I’d be blue without you…

Another great look for this Valentine’s Day is “I’d be blue without you.”

Emily has this written all over her with this fashionable navy blue Cruel cotton button-up shirt with cute stitching and arrow print.

Emily's jewelry from Rock 47 by Wrangler with arrow design.

With all of her outfits, Emily has added the perfect touch with some arrow designed jewelry from Rock 47 by Wrangler.

Showing Emily's Latigo Tucson boots from Tony Lama and Spencer's boots from Hooey.

And for the finishing detail, Emily has on Latigo Tucson boots from Tony Lama. These are perfect for any outfit with a great tan color and beautiful decorative stitching. Spencer sports Hooey Twisted X boots with stitching up the dark leather shaft and Hooey embroidered logo on the vamp. Click here to shop cowboy boots on our website!

Spencer and Emily showing the Valentine's outfits 2016.

A big thanks to Spencer and Emily for modeling and standing out in the freezing cold with us! They did amazing, and it was so much fun to do this shoot with them.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t always mean pink and red! Mix it up with these “You had me at Yellow” and “I’d be Blue without you” fashions this Valentine’s Day.

Cute Valentine’s Day puns courtesy of Kelsy in the clothing department at Smith & Edwards – Thanks Kelsy!

Get Dad What He REALLY Wants This Father’s Day

- posted by Regan Taylor

Dad. A daughter’s first love, a son’s first hero, and a wife’s partner in crime. The protector of the family. The bread holder. That special person you can always call on and depend on when things get complicated.

For all the things dad does, it’s no wonder there’s a day completely dedicated to him. I’ve come up with some unique gift ideas for 6 different types of dads, so no matter what kind of Dad yours is, there is sure to be something he’ll find and love from Smith and Edwards, the country boy store!

For The Family-Loved Fisherman With A Sweet-Tooth

Dad's Emergency Stash

Dad’s Emergency Stash

Pick a tackle box, and fill it with your dad’s favorite treats! Add lures and any other fishing accessories to make it extra special. This pic features the Mitchell 300 Reel, which is a great price during the Father’s Day sale.

Suited For The Style-Startin’ Dad

Perfect dress up outfit!

Dress-Up Outfit

Stetson dress shirts and Ariat jeans are a great pick for a cowboy’s night on the town.

Casual or Work Outfit

Casual or Work Outfit

Carhartt inspired outfit with Merrell hiking boots, and a Kryptek boonie hat for a dad’s hike or hard day’s work outside. Check out our Father’s Day ad below to see what men’s clothing is on sale.

See men’s clothing and men’s workwear here.

Brought Together For The BBQ-in’ Boss

Perfect Grill Set-Up

Perfect Grill Set-Up

HUGE DEAL! The Camp Chef Smokepro Pellet Grill will be on our Father’s Day sale for $299, regularly $369. Fill with your dad’s favorite grillin’ tools and spices. And he’ll love these Smith & Edwards drinking mugs! Get yours online.

Rigged For The Rowdy Ropin’ Cowboy

Roping Essentials

Roping Essentials

Spurs, sunglasses and a ball cap. The green bull, Shorty, is available here online or in-store. Feel like it’s too big? That’s fine. Try here.

Created For The Colossal Camper

fathers-day-camping-cot-man-cave

A Camper’s Comfort

Make sure dad gets a good night’s sleep in the mountains. This Pacific Crest cot and Northlake sleeping bag are going to be up for grabs for a sweet deal on the Father’s Day ad. Click here to see camping goods online. You’ll also find this man cave sign in our online store!

And last but not least…

The Hunting and Shooting Sports Lover

Springfield 45 XDS

Springfield 45 XDS with laser

This 3.3″ 45ACP Springfield XDS with laser is going to be on sale for $519. The Father’s Day sale ad has cleaning kits and boxes of ammo also included. Gun sold exclusively in store at the Smith & Edwards gun counter. He’s gonna love this!

 

And don’t forget to add a Range Day punch pass for Dad, he’ll be in heaven all day!

 

Get your Range Day Ammo Pass!

Get your Range Day Ammo Pass!

So what’s stopping you? Come see us in store or check out what we have online today, and make sure dad knows just how much you appreciate him this Father’s Day!
Smith & Edwards Father's Day 2015 Ad

Country Boy April Fools Prank Ideas

April Fool’s Pranks from the Western Department

- posted by Amy Griffiths

Nobody loves a good joke more than our Western department. They are infamous for their many pranks. Insomuch that when I joined Smith and Edwards I was even warned not to go over there on April Fool’s Day!

So in light of April Fool’s Day coming up I’m going to share with you some of their pranks that you might want to use for your own April Fool’s pranks!

Drop for Drinks

When you bring up the topic of past pranks in the Western department, there is one that seems to be revered over all, even honored. If they had a Hall of Fame prank board, this would be at the top. They call it Drop for Drinks.

For this “game” you need a quarter, a funnel, and what’s a good prank without ice-cold water.

Start by telling your “victim” the rules of the game. Entice him by telling him the loser buys drinks for everyone else. The idea behind the game is that you drop a quarter from your forehead in a funnel that you are holding up in the waist of your pants. When you make it in, you get to step out of the circle. The last one to catch his quarter buys drinks for everyone else. (I realize it sounds like you’d actually have to be drunk to play this game, but truth is, most our guys are water drinkers!)

Everyone gets in a circle and has a “practice round.” When it’s time for your “friend” to take his turn, wait for him to lean back to get his quarter ready. That’s the time to pour ice-cold water down his funnel. But watch out. After the shock wears off you may need to run! Can you picture why this is a Western department favorite?


Arachnophobia

This next prank they were laughing so hard I couldn’t always understand them! It involves a tarantula, a plastic container, and a co-worker with some serious arachnophobia.

One early morning Shaun came to work with a tarantula in a plastic container. Marty, their fearless leader, made a tarantula look-alike with a sheepskin for the body and dangling leather for the legs – all painted black. They tied it to an unsuspecting, unnamed co-worker’s work apron. (They manufacture leather tack for their wholesale department right here in our store.)

When the man came in to work, Shaun was holding the tarantula in its case, looking around frantically. The co-worker asked what was wrong and Shaun told him that when he came to work that morning there were two tarantulas in that box and now there was only one! You could see the other guy glancing around nervously. He carefully went to his workbench and reached for his apron while still scanning the area anxiously. As he went to put his apron on he saw the tarantula Marty had made dangling off his apron.

Now at this point in the story they are laughing so hard it’s hard to tell what they’re saying.

The poor man couldn’t stretch his arms out long enough to keep that apron away from him as he was screeching and backing up into the middle of the store. (We weren’t open yet so there were no customers to watch the scene, thank heavens!)

He realized it was a joke when he finally noticed everyone laughing. In the words of Marty, “That’s when he started breathing again.”


More Drink Than You Bargain For

The next two pranks show that you should never leave your drink unattended back in the Western department.

Next time you see a fast food drink sitting around, try this favorite trick! All you need is the cup with a straw and lid, a packet of Arby’s sauce (feel free to use Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, or any other sauce you can find), and some tape.

While the owner is gone, take off the lid. Make a small slit in the Arby’s sauce so the straw can just fit through. Secure it to the straw with tape and replace it in the cup with the lid. When he comes back he’ll take a big swig and get a special surprise!

I love this one, but once again, you’ll need your running shoes on!


The Leaky Pop Can

Don’t let Marty get a hold of your pop can, or water bottle, or pretty much anything that you value.

Apparently he likes to use a razor blade to cut a horizontal slit about 1″ down from the rim, right below the drink opening. The “victim” doesn’t realize it’s there and when he drinks he dribbles all over himself!


Oreo Horseradish Cookies

The next three pranks are simply irresistible!

Start by gently taking off the top of your Oreo. Carefully scrape out the middle of the filling, leaving just a thin outer layer. Fill it in with horseradish sauce, or something similar.

Replace the top of your cookie and replace in the Oreo package. Now you are ready to serve your delightfully deceptive treats!


Tabasco Sauce Donuts

This idea is a pretty simple concept that really packs a punch! First you need a box of store-bought donuts. (I suggest maple bars, but only if you’re sharing with me.)

Fill a clean syringe with Tabasco sauce and carefully insert into the middle of some of the donuts. Your “victim” will see you eating donuts, so won’t think twice about it when you offer him a Tabasco-filled one. Watch the pleasure turn to horror when he starts eating!


Chocolate Cupcake Surprise

Here’s a story I’ve heard over and over again. I guess if they prank a manager it goes down in the history books!

One April Fool’s Day Dani decided to buy some chocolate cupcakes from the store and add a little something of her own – black food color. She injected it in the middle of the cupcake with a syringe. (Apparently a pretty handy tool to have back in the Western department!)

Most of the cupcakes were untouched, and everyone was eating them – so when one was offered to our co-worker, he jumped at the chance.

He started realizing there was a problem when he saw black dye on his hands. Too late. His lips and tongue were black the rest of the day!


Raccoon Eye

For this simple prank you just need an ink pad and some binoculars. Ink around the binocular lenses with the pad so that when the unsuspecting wearer looks into them, they leave him with a surprise he won’t notice til someone tells him  – or he looks in a mirror.

The guys in Western did this to a co-worker one time and he went most the day with the “ink spectacles” around his eyes before a co-worker from another department told him about it. Not saying it’s nice, just saying it works. Hehehe


Glue Bottle Jump

I call this the Glue Bottle Jump because that’s exactly what I did when they did this to me! You just need an empty glue bottle and some white 1/8″ cotton cord.

Take an empty bottle of glue and clean out the nozzle well. Marty uses a big bottle of Tear Mender because that’s what he uses all the time. Cut a 1/8″ cotton cord about 12″-15″ long and tie a knot at one end.

With the knot on the inside of the lid, insert the other end through the nozzle and make another knot on the open end. Now it is securely in place so it won’t come out. Pull the thread back through the lid so only the knot is showing on the nozzle of the lid. Attach your nozzle back to the bottle.

Marty, the Western department manager is fabulous at telling stories. He leads you up to the prank by showing you some of his work, or how he makes something. Then, when the moment is just right and he is showing you the glue, he’ll squeeze the bottle right at you and watch you jump…..and sometimes yelp. I’ve seen him do this to others and this harmless joke is always fun for a good laugh! Our friend Jeff was the last victim to his prank so we recorded it and you can see it below. Jeff says he doesn’t get scared easily so we’re pretty proud that we got any reaction out of him.

Thanks for being a great sport Jeff!


These are really only the beginning of the pranks and tricks you might find around here in the Western department. Maybe it’ll give you some ideas for April Fools pranks you can use!

Got some fun April Fools pranks of your own? We’d love to hear them! Please share them below.


Love all things Western? Tom teaches us how to tie a honda in this informative and easy-to-understand video. Check it out here!

Click to check out more Western riding gear and accessories at Smith & Edwards!

Valentine Tulle Crafty Blogger Challenge

Crafty Bloggers’ Valentine Tulle Challenge!

- posted by Amy Griffiths

For many of us, we get just about as excited for Valentine’s Day as we do for Christmas.  It’s not so much about the gifts as it is about decorating! Reds, Whites, and Pinks, oh my!

I found some incredible ladies who love it just as much as I do. I call them the crafty bloggers because they are so talented and have their own darling blogs in which they share their ideas and creations with others.

The Challenge

Here’s what I told them: We’ll give each of you 3 rolls of tulle (pink, red, and white of course) and you can be as creative as you want with it. You can use other items but the tulle should be a main supply/focal point used. The trick is to see the fun ways you can use tulle for Valentine’s Day or decorating.

I’ve been so excited to see what they’ve come up with! Ready for the unveiling? Let’s check them out!

The Reveal

Valentine Bunting made of Tulle

Click the image to get step-by-step instructions on how to make a tulle valentine bunting of your own!


Next we’ve got Staci from The Potters-Place.
Valentine's Dinner at Home

Click on the image to find out what she did to create this look.


Last but not least we’ve got Natalie from The Creative Mom.
Valentine Wreath

Click on the image to get a tutorial on how you can make a wreath like this one.


Nice job ladies! Thank you so much for taking the Crafty Blogger’s Valentine Tulle Challenge. I feel even more inspired to get out the tulle and start crafting!

Your Turn

So what about you? What do you think about these projects? Are there any that you want to try? Let me know in the comments below. Send pictures if you try something on your own. I’d love to show them off on our brag board!

You can check out my Valentine’s Project Idea here  to find out how to make this fun, quick, and easy tulle ornament. You get step-by-step instructions that will hopefully help inspire your creative juices to flow as well as the great ideas above.
Valentine's Ornament made of Tulle

If you would like to be a part of our next bloggers’ challenge, leave a comment below. Happy crafting!

Clever Valentine Ideas for Your Sweetheart

Clever Valentine Ideas for Your Sweetheart

- posted by Amy Griffiths

Flowers? Chocolates? That’s so been done. This year give your sweetie something that not only declares your love but that’s clever and useful too. Keep scrolling for our top picks that are bound to bring a smile to his or her face.

His & Hers Giveaways

But first – enter to win these sweet His & Hers Valentines’ Giveaways from us!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway


 

Special Gifts for your Sweetheart from Smith and Edwards

What says I love you more than Smith and Edwards gun mugs? Okay, there might be something out there, but you know your Valentine will love these! Tell her, “Shoot, I’d marry you all over again!”
Pink & Black Smith and Edwards Gun Mugs
Find the black one here and the pink one here.


Tell him you couldn’t survive without him with a very cool and high quality survival kit by Ultimate Survival Technology.
Survival Kit by Ultimate Survival Technology
Find more 1st aid kits and supplies here.


Tell her she’s the light of your life with a Lumaspot Rhythm lantern she’s going to love. Not only is it durable and dependable, it comes with color changing LED disco lights with MP3 compatibility. I love this thing!
Color Changing Lumaspot Rhythm Lantern
Find more lighting options here.


If you know your Valentine loves to fish, tell him that out of all the fish in the sea, you’ve made a great catch! Then give him a box of new fishing lures and jigs you know he’ll love.
Fishing Jigs and Lures
Find more fishing tackle and bait here as well as the perfect Smith and Edwards compartment box here.


For the avid outdoorsman, tell him he’s found the way straight to your heart. Then give him a high quality compass like this one from Brunton.
Brunton Trailbuster Compass
Find more compasses here.


To really spice things up, tell her she’s one hot mama and give her some Hot & Spicy jerky seasoning from Nesco. You may want to throw in some Supreme Hot Sauce as well!
Hot & Spicy Jerky Seasoning and Hot Sauce
Find jerky guns here and more seasonings here.


If he’s a good ole western boy, tell him he makes your heart sing and give him some classic western music.
Western Music CD - Michael Martin Murphy
Find more western music CD’s here.


They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. With this heart mold from Tovolo you can remind him how much you love him all year long.
Heart Baking Mold


You can’t go wrong with a Stainless Steel Magnetic Bracelet by Sabona® for him or her. When you’ve got a gift this classy, there’s no need to write something clever! The bracelet speaks for itself – top quality, well made, and gorgeous!
Sabona Brackelets for him and her
Find more styles of Sabona® bracelets here. And make sure you entered to WIN one a Sabona bracelet at the top of this post!


Hope this gives you some new ideas for your Sweetheart. Got some clever valentine ideas of your own? Please share them by commenting below. We’d love to hear what you’ve done!

Easy Valentine Sweetheart Ornament

Easy Valentine’s Craft Idea

- posted by Amy Griffiths

Finished Valentine Photo OrnamentFebruary is right around the corner and you know what that means….Valentine’s Day! I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day. It’s not so much the presents as it is the colors, decorating, and celebrating those I love.

To share my love for the season I’m going to share an easy Valentine’s craft idea. It’s made with one of my favorite supplies to use…..tulle! It’s so versatile, never loses its shape, and the colors are so vibrant! Adults and kids alike will have fun making these. They are fabulous for 4-H craft projects as well as many other youth groups activities.

Back in December I gave you a peek at this tulle project idea, but in honor of those sweet ones in our lives you now get a step-by-step tutorial. This one is designed for Valentines but it’s a terrific project anytime of year by just mixing up the colors.

Supplies you need:

Supplies for Valentine Craft Project


To begin this project you need to cut:
Eight 6″ pieces of Silver Gray, Flamingo Pink, Pink, and White
Six 6″ pieces of Fuchsia
One 12″ piece of Fuchsia

Measuring the tulle


Let’s get started!

The first thing you’ll want to do is make a loop with one of your 6″ pieces of tulle. Place it outside the ring and thread your ends over the ring, through the loop, and pull. This knot is also known as a Larks Head Knot.

Making a loop

Pulling Ends Through the Loop

Finished Knot


Continue making knots in the pattern of colors you want to use.

Pattern of Finished Knots


I like to make the hanging loop after I’ve tied about half of the knots on the ring. You make this by tying both ends in  double knots over the ring. The knot will look different than the others but it blends in beautifully when it’s all done.
Tying the Hanging Loop
Finished Hook Loop


Tie more lark head knots in between your double knots, just like you were doing in the beginning. Continue to follow your original color pattern.

Continuing the color pattern


Finish tying until all your tulle is used and your ring is completely covered. They should fit nice and snug so you can no longer see the ring.

Ring is full of knots


Now is the time that I cut out my picture to place in the ornament. It needs to be about 2.5″ in diameter. You can fasten the photo to the center of your lid with a scrapbooking adhesive, but I prefer without.

Before I insert my picture I like to pull all the knots forward, towards the top of the ring. Then I insert the picture from the back end, pushing the lid in behind it for a nice backing. Not a big deal, but I like the look better when it’s done.

How to Cut Your Picture


You’re almost done! Now all you need to do is “fluff” your tulle. For each knot I pull the ends of the tulle in opposite directions til you are happy with the overall look.

Fluffing Your Ornament


Now that’s a Valentine to be proud of!

Finished Picture of Valentine Craft Project


Now what?

Now that you’ve found a source of inspiration for a project of your own, check out our tulle here for a bigger selection of regular and glitter tulle that will make your projects pop with color. Then send us pictures of your finished projects to info@smithandedwards.com so we can show them off on our brag board.

Come play with us on Pinterest! Follow us to get more creative ideas and be sure to pin this image so your friends can get inspired too. Share the love this Valentine’s Day!
Valentine's Sweetheart Tulle Ornament

Hugs & Kisses!

Discover 13 gifts for the outdoorsy cook at Smith and Edwards!

13 Outdoor Cooking Gifts they’ll Love!

- posted by Rose Marion

Your husband, your sister, your uncle – they’re the type that as soon as the snow melts, they’re planning the getaway.

Whether it’s just a ways out of town or out to Bryce Canyon in the RV, they’ve got nature in their blood.

And the reason you love going with them on their getaway trips isn’t just for the experience of getting out there or the stories & adventures had – but the delicious food with that smoky taste that can only be found by cooking outside.

We know – among the thousands of items we have at Smith & Edwards, the outdoor cooking gear has been flying off the shelves – and also getting sent across the country for gifts through SmithandEdwards.com!

There’s just something about a campfire and a cast iron Dutch oven that makes food taste so good. For that special person, here are gifts they’ll LOVE you for giving them this Christmas.

Outdoor Cooking Gifts

Cast iron conditioners and Dutch oven cover and stand
1: Camp Chef Cast Iron Cleaner, $7.99 Get Cast Iron Cleaner online Since you don’t want to put your cast iron in the dishwasher (ever!) just wash your skillet or Dutch oven out after each meal. But food can build up with even careful cleaning. This bottle breaks down food and residue to give your cast iron a good cleaning.
2: Camp Chef Cast Iron Conditioner, $7.99 Get Cast Iron Conditioner online Made from 100% natural oils, this conditioner will season your cast iron, giving it good nonstick and protects it from rust.
3: Dutch Oven Lid Stand, $9.99 Get your Lid Stand – perfect for resting your lid on and even works as a grill if you want to cook scrambled eggs on your lid.
4: Camp Chef Dutch Oven Dome, $29.99 Get your Dutch oven dome online! This dome traps and circulates heat around your Dutch oven. Safe to use on your stove or gas grill, it comes with a heat diffuser, too!

Fire Pit, Steak Brands, and Barbecuing Gloves
1: Mini Steak Branding Irons Get your Mini steak brands online 5.99 each. Great gifts for your family: get everyone’s initials! Make cute 1/2″ tall brands on your steaks, shish kabobs or even wood decorations. Special characters available too! – including star, bar, rocker, and rafter.
2: Steak Brands, 8.99 each Get your BIG steak brands online! Bigger than the mini counterparts, these 1-1/4″ tall brands are the serious way to label your steaks.
3: Fire Pit or Dutch Oven Cooker (Military surplus from WWII!) Get your Fire Pit online – bargain at $12.99
4: Leather Heat Gloves, $14.99 Get your barbecuing gloves online Ideal for Dutch oven cooking, or firepit or chuck wagon cooking in general, this pair of heat resistant gloves will help you keep cooking, even when it gets hot!

So whether they love barbecuing, camping, working the chuck wagon, or tailgating, they’ll have a blast with the outdoor cooking goodies you got them!

And for your brother or sister you know would LOVE to get into backyard or camp cooking…

Gifts for Getting Started with Outdoor Cooking

Gifts to get started backyard cooking

1: Camp Chef Backyard Stove (shown: Pro 60 Deluxe 2 Burner, DB-60D, $179.99) get backyard stoves online! The beauty of backyard stoves is that you can take them practically anywhere – campsites, Scout trips, take it to your cabin, or even – and this is a GEM – do your canning outside on a Camp Chef stove in the summer, so you don’t tax your AC even more! These stoves work great for your Dutch oven cooking outdoors.
2: Spices are a MUST! Starting at $1.49. Get your spices online You’ll find salt-free spices from Flavor Mate as well as J R Watkins premium spices and a huge range of spices and herbs at bargain prices from Spice Time.
3: Cast Iron Skillets Get a skillet online! Starting at $13.99 for an 8″ skillet. Cast iron will give you an amazing sear on your steaks, work like a charm on just about any surface – electric, gas, campfire, or induction – and they’ll last a lifetime.
4: Enamel plates Choose Red, Green, or Blue online Nothing says outdoor cooking like enamelware plates, mugs, bowls, kettles, and silverware! Fun for your camping trip, your cabin, or even your kitchen.
5: Cast Iron Dutch Ovens. Get your Dutch oven online! starting at $26.99. Click here for a fabulous guide to Dutch oven cooking & a great recipe! There are thousands of Dutch oven recipes out there and you’ll be hooked once you start. 12″ is a great size for a small family, 14″ for a large family (or a group of Scouts or hunting buddies!)
Tip: The difference between Dutch ovens with legs & without legs, is,  the legs are designed so you can put your Dutch oven in the campfire, directly on the coals. If you have a backyard stove, you’ll want the flat-bottom Dutch oven. You can use both kinds in your kitchen oven at home, just rest the Dutch oven on a cookie sheet.

Hot Dog RoastersThey are sure gonna love the thoughtful outdoor cooking gifts you got them at Smith & Edwards! Hmm, maybe they’ll even make you some yummy Dutch oven apple pie or seared elk steaks as a thank-you!

Remember to grab some hot dog roasters for the kids!

Merry Christmas and good cooking!

***Prices listed good through December 27, 2014.

Last Minute Christmas Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas – Under $10!

- posted by Amy Griffiths

It’s getting close. You can almost hear the faint jingle bells from Santa’s sleigh. Are you ready?

If you are anything like me you’ve still got some last minute gifts to look for. There are neighbors, co-workers something for the babysitter, and especially those stockings. Why did we think it was such a good idea to have such big stockings!

Time may be running out but you can still find some really fun gifts that they’re going to love. And all under $10!

Pez Dispensers

Elsa, Olaf, & Anna Pez Dispensers
The kids will go crazy for Pez in their favorite characters. Frozen’s Elsa, Anna, and Olaf along with other favorites like Cars, Toy Story, Rudolf and more will be the hit of the morning. They are only $1.29 each in-store or get the set of 3 Frozen characters of online only for just $3.79 through 12/27/14.

Redneck Repair Kit

The Original Redneck Repair
This clever gift is as humorous as it is useful! On sale now for only $9.99 through 12/27/14. In-store and online

Poo-Pourri

A Display of Poo-Pourri Bottles
Nope. Not a misspelling. This ultra popular gift is the gift that keeps on giving. Sure it brings a chuckle when the gift is unwrapped, but when it’s actually used you’ll be glad you have it and be back for more! Lots of scents to choose from. In-store only

Red Santa Hats

Stuff these Santa hats with Candy!
These are not your ordinary Santa hat! These adorable caps have a velcro closure in the back so you can stuff them with sweet treats, small gifts, or any fun little surprise. They are also a darling decorations just by themselves. You’re not going to believe it. Only $.99 for a set of 4 through 12/27/14!

Fingernail Polish/Makeup Kits

Smith and Edwards' Makeup and Fingernail Polish Sets
We have some darling kits that your girls both young and old are going to love! They’re a great bargain starting at only $3.99 through 12/27/14. In-store only

Mini Branding Irons

Steak Branding Irons
What a fun way to monogram! Don’t think these are just for the kids. Your super stud will start branding everything he owns, starting with his steak with these cool irons. You may not want to turn your back to him for the first week though, to make sure you’re not next! In-store and online for just $5.99-$8.99 through 12/27/14.

Camouflage Bandages

Camo Band-aids
Always a winner, these camo bandages are just what the doctor ordered. My kids actually ask for bandages in their stockings! In-store only

Flashlights

Flashlights at Smith and Edwards
Okay, the idea isn’t new but they are always a favorite. It seems the kids and dad can never get enough, yet they’re never around when we need them!

At Smith and Edwards you’ll be able to find any flashlight you need, with tons to choose from. The mini ones are great for stockings and the kiddos, while dad will really get excited about a mighty King’s Camo Mongo, or maybe something big and bright from Mag-Lite. You just can’t go wrong with a flashlight. Prices start at 2/$5 through 12/27/14. In-store only

Spatulas

Colorful Spatulas from Smith and Edwards
You can never have too many spatulas, especially when they are so pretty! You won’t believe the selection of colors and styles we’ve got. In-store you’ll find 33 colors of this one style alone! You’re sure to find her/his favorite color. In-store and online

Bonus Gift Idea: DIY Tulle Ornament

And for those of you who like to add a personal touch, try out this super easy and inexpensive tulle ornament. All you need is some rolls of 6″ tulle, a regular canning jar ring, a canning lid, and a photo you want to use. That’s it!

Update: Due to requests, I made this project into a tutorial! Click here for the Sweetheart Ornament How-To.

Red, white, and green tulle adorn this Tulle Wreath Photo Frame ornament!
Start by cutting 21 pieces of tulle 8″ long, and one 12″ piece. I used three different colors, so I cut 7 pieces of each.

Hold your ring upside down and make a loop on the back side with your tulle. On the front side, pull your 2 ends through the loop and pull. Both ends should be facing down.

Keep tying your tulle around your ring until it is full. Take your 12″ piece of tulle and tie in a regular knot by the sides of the corresponding color you chose. (Here I used the green, so I tied it right next to the greens so it would blend in.)
Back of the Tulle Wreath Photo Frame ornament showing mason jar lid
Cut your photo just smaller than the canning ring. Glue it to the ring and push it in place from the back.

Ta-da! You’re done. They’ll love it and you’ll want to make more for your tree next year! (Wouldn’t it be darling with cute little Christmas sayings inside all over your tree?!)

You’ll find a terrific selection of glitter and regular tulle at great prices both in-store and online

Hope this gives you some fun last minute gift ideas! May you be able to rest soon, sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the Christmas season with friends and family.