What It Is: Remember the outdoor party when, Plop, a bug flew into your or your guest’s drink? No more with LipLidz, stemmed goblets with snap-on lids that keep liquids from spilling out and unwanteds from flying in.
Why We Like Them: We’re especially attracted to practical ideas that come from small business entrepreneurs. These classy glasses were designed by a clever North Carolina hostess who encountered the bug-in-your-glass problem more than once and did something about it. Made of BPA-free Tritan, the glasses are spillproof, bugproof, shatterproof, and dishwasher safe (top rack). Each lid has a hole along the edge that allows for easy sipping. When you want the lid off for refilling or storing, simply hang it on a convenient “hook” on the side of the glass. Another benefit: The lid can also double as a “plate” for your appetizers, so you don’t have to have three hands. LipLidz are just the thing for outdoor events, such as patio, pool, boating, tailgating, beach, lake, and RVing parties. Got a family reunion, wedding, or other major happening in the near future? For an added fee, you can have your name or personal message etched on each glass.
Details: LipLidz come in four styles: Margarita, Martini, Wine, and Brewtail (for beer, iced tea, and other beverages.) The lids are available in nine different colors, and you can vary the colors within each glassware set. Margarita, Martini, and Wine set of four with lids sell for $35; Brewtail set of 4, $37. Set of two Wine, $20; set of two Brewtail, $22. Free shipping. Available at www.liplidz.com.