Annual Gift Guide – 2013 Top Picks
Rather than one big post, this year
I’m separating our Gift Guide into more bite size pieces.
We have some standard favorites and some radically new items. This post includes one of each. First, our Standard Favorite:
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Lookie – Bay Nature interviewed me for their connections feature
Now for the radical gift idea !
Growing up in South Florida, my parents knew a man who created (invented?) a special toilet seat bidet. You remove your existing toilet seat and this replacement toilet seat washes and dries your bottom. Down with Brown! Virtually no more toilet paper. I’ve had one my entire life. The one I own costs about $750 and is amazing. Other companies have them (like Toto). Adding a Toto toilet seat bidet to your existing toilet costs $400 to $500.
I’ve found a company that is importing a simpler – but still highly effective – version that you can purchase for about $55 delivered. They’re easy to install right under your existing toilet seat and take up almost no space. They require NO electricity.
The reactions I get from people when I mention this are quite varied. Some people are instantly opposed to the idea. Anyone – I mean EVERYONE – who tries it – LOVES it. It’s great for people with back problems. It’s SO hygienic.
I gave one to a friend facing surgery. He LOVES it.
To be clear – I have zero investment in this. I make no commission. I share this info because I deeply appreciate my blog readers. This is a life-enhancing-changing item. It saves paper. It’s gentler on fragile aging skin. It’s even a bit stimulating for helping elimination. Here’s the Link to check this out - if you get one – get the simple, inexpensive one – it’s on sale right now (late 2013) for $55, including shipping.