5 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays at Home

Posted by Katie S on Dec 8, 2020 10:47:29 AM

5 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays at Home

For most of us, the holidays are looking a little different this year, but that doesn’t have to mean worse. Living out of state from both sides of our extended family, this will be the first year that my immediate family will actually spend Christmas in our own home. While we’ll be sorry to miss out on bigger family time, I am looking at this as an opportunity for a really relaxing holiday. It’s also a chance to get a little creative with the ways we are celebrating the season.

Here are a few ideas I have planned, and some trends I’ve noticed around our neighborhood and elsewhere:


1. Decorate Early + Often

Decorate for the Holidays Early

We’re all spending more time at home, so why not dress your house to the nines for all the holidays? We hung our lights before Thanksgiving and have been enjoying them immensely. Not only do you get to enjoy them for longer, hanging them earlier meant we were able to choose a nice mild weekend to do it – no frozen fingers while trying to wrap and hang lights. I’ve noticed a lot of our neighbors have jumped on this as well, and it’s not just nice for you – the neighborhood kids love it too. As a mom of small children, I’ve found myself extending evening car rides on a regular basis to loop through neighborhoods that have already put together strong light-displays. 

Decorate for the Holidays with Gear Ties

Nite Ize Pro Tip: Use Gear Ties to secure your Christmas lights in awkward places or spots that you wouldn’t want damaged by nails or staples.


2. Throw A Holiday Party For Two (or Four + Some Stuffed Animals In Our Case)

SlapLit Drink Wrap

I have always loved throwing a Holiday or New Year’s Party. So, despite not inviting “traditional” guests, I’ve decided I’m not giving this one up – at least not entirely. I am throwing a holiday party for our immediate family. And we are dressing up. And there will be eggnog. And we will have fun! …And we may zoom the rest of our family to join in after a few drinks.

So, the following is my advice for throwing your own household party. Pick a weekend night in the middle of December when there’s not a lot going on and when in a normal year, you probably would have had a work party or something fun and festive to attend. Tell your household ahead of time. If you have kids, let them make some invitations and pick out holiday clothes to dust off. If you don’t have kids, tell your roommate, partner, or best zoom-friend what time to be dressed and ready. If you like to cook – great! If you don’t, pick a special restaurant to order take-out and make some festive beverages. And lastly, plan an activity. Make it feel like more than a nice meal by adding a special activity. Buy a gingerbread house kit or have a cookie decorating contest with a prize for the winner.

Nite Ize Pro Tip: Grab your favorite holiday beverage and wrap it in a red, green, or blue SlapLit LED Drink Wrap for instant-festiv-ication!


3. Create A New Tradition

Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

There are a million fun ways to celebrate the season. Add a few new traditions to your family’s repertoire to make the season extra special at home. Here are a few ideas to get you started…

  • Build a gingerbread house, or a gingerbread palace. If you’ve got some time to kill at home, make a legitimate one from scratch. Make it a contest within your house or via Zoom if you desire. It can be a project that spans multiple days – just keep adding to it (or eating from it), then you can enjoy looking at it for the rest of the month. I am certainly no Martha Stewart, so for tips on this one, I’ll direct you to this two-minute video of the real Martha Stewart’s “Steps For Making the Perfect Gingerbread House”.
  • Start a candy-making night – have fun making and eating it, and you’ll have some delicious treats to give as gifts.
BugLit Micro Flashlights


4. Take Your Celebration to The Streets

Holiday Bike Parade

Let’s adapt caroling to be even brighter and more fun. Spread cheer in your neighborhood by doing your own colorful holiday bike parade around dusk. You can coordinate with neighbors for a socially distanced parade, or just head out with your family, a speaker, and some Christmas tunes on full blast to bring smiles throughout the neighborhood. Light up your bikes with SpokeLit Wheel Lights and See ’Em Mini Spoke Lights, and wrap them with a battery-powered strand of holiday lights if you want to get really crazy.

Nite Ize Pro Tip: Gear Ties will definitely come in handy for wrapping holiday lights on things like bikes, strollers, and cars to hold strands securely in place.

Decorate Your Bike


5. Gift Big & Give Big

It’s been a year. If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up, help pick someone else up. Helping others has been scientifically proven to make people happier. So, if you can, donate your time to a local organization. And if your finances haven’t gotten too dinged up, then take the money that you would have used traveling or partying for the holidays and put it towards brightening someone else’s season. There are many fantastic organizations out there that can help. Participate in a local food drive or “adopt” a family to help provide presents and meals for their Christmas. Check in with your local Toys For Tots or Salvation Army to find a program in your area.


The holidays are a special time of year, and we want to say thank you for being a part of our community and making it brighter. If you have more creative ideas to light up the season, please share them in the comments section below. Happy Holidays from all of us at Nite Ize!

Topics: Gear Ties, Bike, DIY, Holidays, decorating

Holiday Decorating Made Brighter And Easier With Nite Ize

Posted by Katie S on Nov 19, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Holiday Decorating Made Brighter and Easier

It’s the hap, hap, happiest time of year! Let the holiday decorating, caroling, cocktail parties, and family gatherings begin. As everyone knows, with all the fun also comes stress. So, we’ve put together a few of our favorite Nite Ize tips and tricks to make sure you sail smoothly through this holiday season.


Deck The Halls With A Twist

How to hang holiday wreaths easier

Sometimes getting those lights and garlands hung just perfectly can be an art. Make it simple with Gear Ties or cut-to-length Gear Tie Foam Twist Ties to attach those lights and decorations just about anywhere. 


Gear Ties have literally thousands of uses, so get creative! You can use them to hang wreaths in unexpected places, attach strings of lights to railings, or keep ornaments secure.

Gear Tie Foam Reusable Twist Tie

Pro tip: if you get a warm weekend in November, hang your light then! You don’t have to plug them in, but when the chilly weekends of December roll around, you’ll be glad to already have the job done. And if you do get stuck hanging lights on a chilly day, just remember: nothing warms you up like a cold beer. With the Traveler Drink Holster, you never have to work without a beverage close at hand.


Dual CamJam Tie Down System
Don’t Be That Guy Who Leaves A Tree On The Highway

Twine is an imperfect solution for strapping trees to the roofs of cars. Don’t chance it with user error or failed twine that leads to a Christmas disaster on the highway. The easy to use Dual CamJam Tie Down System is easy to use and lets you achieve the right amount of tension to confidently keep your tree snugly in place for the drive home – no matter how far you have to go.


Trees Won’t Be The Only Thing Getting Lit

Light Up Your Punchbowl with NiteGems

Light up your holiday punch bowl with the floating, waterproof NiteGems. They can be set to a variety of colors so you can reuse them throughout the year for all your other holidays too or when you just want to add a bright pop to your beverage. If you want to get really fancy, make your own garnished ice cubes to float alongside your NiteGems, like these cranberry-and-rosemary ones:

Light Up Your Beverage with a NiteGem

And don’t forget about your beer and other-beverage drinkers – keep some SlapLit LED Drink Wraps around to keep hands warm and spirits bright all night long.

SlapLit LED Drink Wrap


Fill The Stockings, Then Light Those Up Too

Add SpotLit LED Carabiners to the stockings to color-code them or for a fun pop of color. You could even color code everyone’s gifts with their stocking light color as a creative theme.

SpotLit Carabiner Light


Save Your Future Self A Headache

When it’s time to clean up after the holidays, take a minute to wrap and organize your lights with Gear Ties – it’s worth an extra minute so you’re not sorting through a mangled mess of lights next year.

Organizing with Gear Ties

Share your holiday tips and favorite uses for Nite Ize products in the comments section below.

Topics: Gear Ties, Home, LED Products, Holidays, decorating

2020 Gift Guide: Unique Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

Posted by Cassie Ryan on Nov 12, 2020 11:10:51 AM

2020 Gift Guide: Unique Gift Ideas For Everyone

We're coming in hot on the holiday season and it's time to start your annual quest for the perfect gifts for your family, friends and colleagues. No matter how well you know someone, it's common to draw a blank sometimes when you actually try to come up with the right gift. That's why we've put together a guide of our favorite Nite Ize products to give each person on your list.


Gifts for the gadget geek husband

Gift Ideas for Gadget Geeks

  • For a modern twist on the classic wallet gift, give him a Financial Tool RFID Blocking Wallet. His cards will be secure from RFID theft, and he'll have the benefit of 10 tools integrated into this sleek multi-functional accessory.


  • Is the guy in your life constantly fumbling with his phone in the car? Give him a place to dock it so he can stay connected to navigation while keeping his hands on the wheel with a Steelie Orbiter Dash Mount Kit. (You can also check out all our other Steelie magnetic phone mount options here to find just the right style for your special someone.)


  • Consider giving him a super high-quality flashlight. The INOVA T7R Flashlight is both rechargeable, with an option to use replaceable batteries for situations where he might not have power, making this 713-lumen, tactical-grade flashlight a perfect companion for around the home as well as on off-grid adventures.


  • Any tech-savvy guy is sure to have an abundance of charging cables in every shape and variety lying around. Help him keep them in line with some Gear Tie Cordables. These 6" Gear Ties have a stretchy loop at one end that attaches onto the cable, so it's always ready to wrangle.


Gifts for the outdoorsy wife

Gifts For Outdoorsy Family Members


  • It's never too early to start thinking about camping season. The Radiant Rechargeable Micro Lantern is a compact hanging light that can be set to four different colors, or be left in fun color-changing mode.


  • For optimal campsite organization, look no further than the GearLine Organization System. The included S-Biners can hang essentials from hats to headlamps, and the Gear Ties on either end allow for easy setup.



Gifts for The dad who loves to tinker

Gift Ideas For Dad

  • For the guy who loves to work on household projects, fill his stockings with Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Ties. Then, show him this blog post to give him some genius ideas on how to use them (aside from the tried-and-true cord organization).


  • A pocket knife makes a great gift, and the DoohicKey Key Chain Knife puts the everyday-carry functionality of a high quality, fold-out locking knife into a compact key-sized body.


  • If your pops is a certified hat guy, the Radiant 170 Clip Light is about to become his favorite hands-free lighting solution.



Stocking Stuffers for mom she'll actually use

Gift Ideas for Moms

  • Outfit out your mom's phone with a Hitch Phone Anchor + Tether, so she can keep it connected to her belt loop or bag to prevent drops, loss, or theft, or she can loop it around her wrist to carry it when her hands are full.


  • Help mom get a grip with the Cinch-A-Lot Stretch Strap. This helpful key accessory can cinch around water bottles, phones, hand sanitizer, gloves, charging cables and more to keep them accessible.


  • If your mom is always having to resort to the flashlight app on her phone, give her an upgrade with the Radiant 100 Keychain Flashlight. This little light packs a punch of 100 lumens (twice as bright as the standard smartphone), is lightweight, and clips conveniently onto her keychain or purse.


  • Keep her ear bud cord tangle-free with a Curvyman Cord Supervisor. This handy little guy is also outfitted with a small S-Biner, so she can clip it to her keys, clothing, or bag.


Gifts for your fitness fanatic friend or family member

Gift Ideas for Fitness Fanatics

  • Now that the days are shorter, your active friend or family member will likely be out running or riding after dark. Make sure they're staying visible to cars with a SlapLit Rechargeable LED Slap Wrap around their arm or ankle.


  • For bike commuters, trick out their ride with a super bright headlight. The Radiant 750 Rechargeable Bike Light can be mounted tool-free to either the bike's handlebars or a helmet. To add side visibility (which is all-too-often forgotten), throw in a SpokeLit Wheel Light with Disc-O Select. In addition to safety considerations, the color-changing mode is just fun (or they can choose their own color).


  • Give them a place to hold their phone while they ride with a HandleBand Smartphone Bar Mount. With its strong hold, the HandleBand is great even for mountain bikers.


Gifts for school-aged kids (and kids at heart)

Unique Gift Ideas For Kids

  • Make life's adventures more whimsical with the fun BugLit Rechargeable Micro Flashlight. With bendable Gear Tie "legs" that wrap to attach to various places, this creature-like little light makes a great companion for reading, camping, and more.


  • Keep fun going after dark with a Flashflight Light-Up Flying Disc. It's a great way to tear kids (and adults) away from their screens, get outside and get active.


Gifts for the too-cool teen

Unique Gifts For Teens

  • Bluetooth ear buds are sure to be a popular gift this season. The Cinch-A-Lot Mini Stretch Strap (a small version of the standard Cinch-A-Lot) makes a great companion to keep ear buds safe and easy to find – just stretch around the case, and clip the included S-Biner to keys or bags. They also work great to hold lip balms, hand sanitizers, charging cables and more.


  • The FlipOut Phone Handle + Stand will help them keep a grip on their device while scrolling social media, and prop it up hands-free when on their next YouTube binge.


Gifts for your nieces or nephews


  • The waterproof NiteGem LED Luminary is fun for all ages. They can use it for mood lighting in a fort, or make a boring bath into an instant party. (Adults are also known to put them in a cooler to light up the beverage selection.)



Gifts for friends and family who love to travel

Gift Ideas For People Who Love Travel

  • Make their packing routine a breeze with the RunOff Waterproof Large Packing Cube. It compresses down so they can maximize bag space, but also keeps water out for aquatic adventures. A RunOff Waterproof 3-1-1 Bag is perfect for jet setters, since it's a TSA-compliant liquids bag, but also keeps any liquids that might burst or leak in-flight from making a mess in their luggage.


  • For frequent flyers, give them a way to hold their mobile device so they can binge shows or read their e-books without having to constantly hold their device. The ultra-compact QuikStand folds out from just about the size of a credit card to create a handy stand for their phone or tablet.



Gifts for The (Socially Distant) Office Secret Santa Exchange

Secret Santa White Elephant Gifts

  • For your fun-loving co-worker, give them a SlapLit LED Drink Wrap to light up their beverage at night and keep it cold.



  • For a practical office gift with a twist, the INKA Key Chain Pen is a quick-use pen that converts to a full-size pen, and can write at any angle, any altitude, and at extreme temperatures – it can even write under water!


  • If your colleague's keys are in a constant state of disarray, help them organize with a BigFoot Locker KeyRack.


Gifts for the family dog

Gift Ideas for Dogs



  • For off-leash adventures, the RadDog All-In-One Collar + Leash lets your pup roam free while allowing you to quickly grab them with a 3-foot retractable lead that is integrated into the collar.


Buying the perfect holiday gifts for each of your loved ones can feel daunting at first, but we hope we've given you some helpful inspiration to start the search. For even more ideas, check out our 2020 Holiday gift collection here!

Topics: Holidays

Last Call For Fall Fun: 10 Autumn Activities

Posted by Taylor Orebaugh on Oct 21, 2020 10:10:49 AM

Last Call For Fall: 10 Autumn Activities

The leaves are changing, the days are shortening, and there’s a chill in the air. It’s fall time, and before you know it, winter will make its icy appearance. But before we head into months of snow, slush, and shivers, let’s get out there and soak in the fall fun.

Keep reading for 10 fresh ways to make the most of our Autumn days and "nites."


1. Leaf through town

Leaf Peeping Drive

What’s fall without a leaf-peeping drive? If you live in a state with changing seasons, you might be able catch the vibrant Autumn colors come to life in person. Research the best leaf-peeping spots in your state (and make sure to check you haven’t missed the color change) and set off on your journey with your Steelie® Phone Mount to give directions along the route.

If you prefer to get out of the car and see the changing colors up close, nothing beats an Autumn hike or bike ride. Just make sure to bundle up and gear up your bike with one of our tool-free bike lights! Especially adventurous folks can take their leaf-peeping trip to the next level on a four wheel or ATV too — check out local rentals if you’re craving a little adrenaline rush.


2. Carve Out Some Fun

SpotLit XL Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins is a universal way to embrace the spooky season, unleash some creativity, and step up your decorating game while you’re at it. Grab a gourd of your choosing from your local pumpkin patch or grocery store and make sure to get durable carving tools that can get the job done (or kid-safe tools for little ones). Once your masterpiece is complete, throw in a SpotLit® XL or NiteGem for color-changing, fire-free illumination that will shine for nights to come.

Not up for a pulpy mess? Painting pumpkins might be a safer bet.


3. Drink It All In

Pumpking Beer

Get in the Autumn spirit with some spirits. Check out local cideries to sample sweet and spicy hard cider varieties, or pick up your favorite 6 pack of pumpkin ale for an at-home happy hour, complete with an Ahhh… Bottle Opener. If you prefer the winer things in life, visit your local vineyard or winery to sip on some fall blends.


4. Plan A Picnic

Fall Picnic

If you live in a state with harsh winters, you know you’re in for months of being buried under a heavy winter coat, scarf, boots, and gloves get-up. Soak in the sun while you can on a peaceful picnic at the park or even in your backyard.


5. Train for The Long Run

SlapLit Rechargeable LED Slap Wrap

Local Fall 5ks and Fun Runs are a popular way to get your blood pumping and raise money for a great cause. Sign up and start training — you can even get the whole family involved to get some fresh air away from screens.  If you're training in the morning or after work hours, be sure you’re staying safe and visible. The Rechargeable SlapLit LED Slap Wrap and TagLit Magnetic Marker are great ways to stay visible in the dark mornings and evenings, and a headlamp will help light your path.


6. Bake Up a Storm

Apple Pie

After watching a few seasons of the Great British Baking Show, you’ve probably learned a thing or two. Put your skills to the test and try out a homemade pie, pumpkin bread, candy apple, or other Autumn recipe everyone in the house can enjoy. Free fall aromas included!

Keep the recipe on your phone visible and flour-free with a Steelie Bendable Arm + Ratcheting Clamp or Steelie Pedestal Mount to make your baking adventure a breeze.


7. Game On

Flashflight Light Up Flying Disc

Make the most of the warm days we have left with an outdoor family game everyone can play. Pick up a Flashflight Light Up Flying Disc to keep the games going after-dark, or even a GlowStreak LED Ball so your pup doesn’t miss out on the nighttime fun.


8. Paddle Your Own Canoe (Or Kayak)

RunOff Waterproof Phone Case

While the chilly temperatures might make swimming out of the question, an Autumn kayak or canoe trip might be just the thing to appease water lovers already missing summer days at the lake. Research around for leaf-peeping spots and their nearby streams to find an especially gorgeous Autumn route.

You can rest assured that your phone, gear and snacks will stay safe and dry in one of our RunOff Waterproof Bags while you paddle the waters.


9. Gather 'Round The Fire Pit

Campfire SlapLit LED Drink Wrap

Nothing screams fall like scary ghost stories told around the fire. Crack open an Autumn ale (wrapped in a SlapLit to keep it lit and chilly), and come prepared with your favorite spooky stories to set the mood. After everyone is scared silly, lift their spirits with a toasty S’more cooked over the fire.


10. See Stars


Grab a blanket, snacks, and a Radiant® 300 Headlamp set to red mode for a cozy night under the stars. Whether in your backyard or off the grid, you’ll be in for a night of out-of-this-world views, nonetheless. Three meteor showers are due when the moon is in crescent this Autumn, giving you the best view possible. Look out the Orionids shower on the night of October 20th through the 21st, the Northern Taurids on the night of November 11-12, and the Leonids on November 16-17.

And don’t miss the especially rare (and especially spooky) full moon on Halloween night!

Topics: Visibility and Safety, Games & Toys, outdoors, Fun & Games, Flying Disc, Bike, Fitness, LED Products, runoff, waterproof bags, Holidays, headlamp, kids, daylight savings

Halloween Decorating Tips (The Nite Ize Way)

Posted by Cassie Ryan on Oct 6, 2020 10:05:00 AM

Halloween Decorating the Nite Ize Way

It's that time of year again when the ghosts, goblins and witches come out to raid your candy bowl. Halloween is just a few short weeks away and it's time to get those decorations up so you're ready to scare the bejesus out of your neighborhood children. Nite Ize is here to help you hang, secure, and light up your spine-chilling adornments.


Hang it With an S-Biner

S-Biners: our versatile, iconic dual-gated carabiner clips are perfect for hanging spooky skeletons and more. (Be sure to pick up the orange aluminum variety for an extra touch of seasonal color.)

Hanging decorations with S-Biners


Gear Ties Get it Done

You can never have too many Gear Ties on hand, and it might be a good idea to keep some in your holiday decoration boxes you keep in the attic to dust off every year. Here's a 12" Original keeping this ghost secured to a tree limb, making sure he doesn't fly off into the night to terrorize the neighborhood.

How to hang Halloween decorations

No need to put holes in your porch railings with this spooktacular way to hang your seasonal lights.


This 18" Loopable Gear Tie (orange of course) is the perfect solution for hanging wreaths where you need them.

How to Hang A Wreath


Lights. ALL the Lights.
SpotLit XL Pumpkin


Zombie Graveyard

We have all kinds of options when it comes to keeping your porch LIT on Halloween. First and foremost, kick the candle to the curb and use a NiteGem, SpotLit or Mini Glow Stick in your pumpkin. This one above is a SpotLit XL in Disc-O mode (for an extra bit of flair). And, after the festivities are over, you can clip this light to your dog's collar during those dark fall walks! 

Make your zombie graveyard an eerie shade of red and maybe light up a skull or two. NiteGems and SpotLits work great, and even our Radiant 100 Mini Lantern on red mode is a perfect fit for this creep-tastic scene. If you're going the extra mile with a cauldron full of dry ice, put a Disc-O Select NiteGem on green and drop it in for some seriously spooky witch's brew. NiteGems are also waterproof, so you can throw a few in a punch bowl or cooler to illuminate the beverage selection if you're planning on having some extra "spirits" join you (pun intended).


Crack a Cold One

Last but certainly not least, after your yard is sufficiently scary you'll need to kick back and relax while you wait for the trick-or-treaters to arrive  (if they dare). What better way to crack a pumpkin ale than with a DoohicKey SkullKey? It's the DoohicKey of choice for those who just can't get enough ghoulish vibes.

DoohicKey SkullKey

Have you used a Nite Ize product to help you decorate? Let us know in the comments, and tag #LifesAdventureKit in your photos for a chance to win a Nite Ize Adventure Kit. Happy haunting!


Topics: Party, halloween, Holidays, decorating

Plan Your Valentine’s Day Getaway

Posted by Cassie Ryan on Feb 3, 2020 9:28:17 AM

Plan Your Valentine's Day Getaway

The shelves are lined with pink cards, chocolate boxes, and teddy bears holding red hearts when you walk into any drugstore, which can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, and on a three-day holiday weekend for some. The stars might be aligning for a quick weekend getaway with your Valentine’s date – whether they be a significant other, friend, family member, pet, or yourself (flying solo is fun too)! Here are some ideas to kickstart your inspiration, and some tips that might be a help along the way.


Where are you headed?

Valentine's Day Getaway

You might be already a step ahead of us and have already booked something. But if you’re more of a spontaneous person, you might consider somewhere driving distance if flights are already too pricey and hard to find. Look for cool places to visit within a few-hour radius around you ­– maybe there’s somewhere you’ve been thinking of visiting but haven’t had a chance yet. This might be the perfect time to book it! Browse some hotel or vacation booking sites and see what you find. If you live in a warmer climate, you could even consider camping or renting a camper van.


How are you getting there?

Already have plane tickets? Brilliant! Hitting the road? Fantastic. We have tips for both.

To help make packing easier, our RunOff Waterproof Bags are a great solution. For flying, the 3-1-1 Bag is a big help for consolidating your liquids for TSA. Plus, because the bag is waterproof, you can rest assured your shampoo won’t leak all over your date night attire if it bursts open. Because this is likely a short trip, you’ll probably want to opt for carry-on luggage only. The Medium and Large packing cubes are compressible, so you can fit more clothes into smaller spaces.

RunOff Waterproof Bags


For the road trip set, you’ll want a solution to keep your phone handy for GPS and music without having to mess with it in your hands while driving. Check out our Steelie mobile phone mounts to help you out. Don’t forget to make a playlist!

Steelie Orbiter Dash Kit


Pics or it didn’t happen


Don’t fall victim to the feeling of coming home from an amazing vacation that you forgot to document with plenty of photos. Thankfully, we all carry cameras in our pockets these days, so be sure to use them. Snap some cute selfies with the help of a trusty FlipOut Handle for your phone, or keep it securely on your person with the Hitch Phone Anchor + Tether.


Light up your “nite”

If you’re headed somewhere with a jacuzzi or soaking tub, pack some Disc-O Select NiteGems for some flashy fun. They’re waterproof AND they float!


Bringing along your favorite beverage? Keep it cool and colorful with a SlapLit Drink Wrap. You wouldn’t want to lose sight of your drink in the dark, would you?


Cross your fingers for a clear night – stargazing is a thoroughly under-appreciated activity. Better pack your headlamps so you can find a good spot to take in the show.


Remember, your dog is always your #1 valentine

Valentines Day gifts for dogs

Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other or not, your pet should be a part of the fun too. Check out some gift ideas for your dog here! If your furry friend is joining you on your vacation, a NiteHowl or SpotLit Collar Light is a great way to keep track of them during evening activities or potty breaks.

Are you planning a getaway of your own? Comment with your own tips or suggestions!

Topics: "travel", Pets, LED Products, runoff, waterproof bags, Steelie, Holidays, headlamp

A Holiday Conversation Survival Guide (For Gear Nerds)

Posted by Emily Sturges & Cassie Ryan on Dec 19, 2019 9:50:33 AM

Holiday Conversation Survival Guide

There's nothing like a good family gathering around the holidays, right? The ham is baking, the children are playing, the wine is flowing, the fire is roaring, and your Aunt Maude is busy asking everyone's opinion on current events. So fun! It's easy for conversations with family members (who you may only see once a year) to quickly become tense, awkward, or otherwise less than pleasant. Sometimes it's just best to avoid those sensitive subjects altogether – but that's not entirely up to you, is it? While we can’t join you at your family Holiday Table, we have a few suggestions to help steer the conversation in a more amicable direction. Like how much you love your gear!


When your Aunt asks  “Are You as good of a cook as your mother?”

You can say: Impossible. But I do FaceTime her while cooking to get tips, using my handy dandy Steelie  Pedestal!





When someone tries to bring up Politics...

You can say: Everything's a mess, isn't it? Speaking of messes, has anyone used a Nite Ize Gear Tie to keep things organized?





When your grandpa says, “Businesses don't care about their customers anymore.”

You can say: Not good ole Nite Ize! They have a worry-free guarantee on all products. Plus, their customer service reps are amazing.





When your sister says, “How many drinks have you had?"

You can say: Not sure at this point, but my SlapLit Drink Wrap keeps them cold and easy to find.






When your mom says "Are you really having another slice of pie?"

You can say: Don't worry, I'll be sure to work it off on my morning run tomorrow with my Nite Ize Headlamp!





When your brother AsKs, “Are you still a terrible driver?”

You can say: At least I’m not always looking down at my phone like some people, thanks to my trusty Steelie Orbiter.





When your niece says, “Who is your favorite character in Frozen?”

You can say: Kristoff, I love a man who can rock a holster!





When Your Dad says, “Remember when you…”

You can say: Before we RunOff into the past, have you seen these amazing waterproof bags?





When there is an awkward silence:

You can say:  Speaking of tension, I use my Dual Cam Jam Webbing Tensioner on the reg.



Happy holidays from all of us at Nite Ize, and wishing you the best of luck at your next family gathering!

Topics: Holidays


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