Great Gift Ideas from Collections Etc ~ Review

Posted by Jenna | Monday, August 08, 2011

Whether I'm looking for a gift for someone else, or something for myself...I want to find great prices without sacrificing quality. Unfortunately, that's not always easy to find. That is, until I was introduced to Collections Etc.

A leading catalog company and online retailer, Collections Etc. has been around for over 40 years selling affordable gifts and home decor for the whole family. Offering thousands of products...everything from home decor and garden supplies to toys and clothing... (most of which are $19.99 or less and over 1,500 are $14.99 or less), you're sure to find the perfect gift or item you've been looking for.

I was introduced to Collections Etc last November and was very impressed with their large selection of unique products and incredibly low prices! They offer many great gift ideas for all occasions throughout the year. Here are just a couple of great finds I came across recently...

Grill Daddy BBQ Brush ~ $19.99

Covered Casserole Dish ~ $10.99
With summer here, there were a couple of items I was especially interested in and was excited I was going to have the opportunity to review them! Collections Etc sent me their Set of 2 Casserole Totes Carrying Bags and Lantern Style Copper Finish Hanging Bird Feeder.

Summer is one of my favorite times of year. Not only do we get to spend more time outdoors (without putting on layers and layers of clothes first), but we also have lots more family get togethers as well. I enjoy baking and making things when we get together with family, but whether it's in the summer or winter...I've never had a great way to tote my casseroles along. That is, until now!

I was really excited to learn I was going to have the opportunity to review the casserole carry bags from Collections Etc.

  • Set of 2 casserole carrying bags
  • Nylon insulated totes
  • Ideal for 13 x 9" dishes
  • Outer Velcro closure pouch for napkins, etc
When the Set of 2 Casserole Carry Bags arrived, I was impressed with the quality right away. They are extremely well made and something I know will last a long time.

I love the size of these carrying totes as well. Measuring 14 1/2"L x 12"W x 3"D, they're the perfect size for carrying 13" x 9" dishes to parties, picnics, etc. I could see this coming in very handy over the holidays this winter as well!

The inside is nylon and insulated to ensure that dishes will be kept hot (or cold) for hours. This is really nice, especially when we're traveling a distance to get to where we're going. It's perfect!

There's also a handy carrying handle which makes toting around casseroles and other dishes very easy. It's such a convenient (and mess free) way to make yummy dishes when we get together with family. I'm excited to get continued use out of these high quality bags.

This time of year we also enjoy sitting outside, watching all of the animals play around and enjoy the nice weather as well. My daughter's favorite is watching the birds. That's why I knew the Lantern Style Copper Finish Hanging Bird Feeder would be perfect for one of our many big trees.

  • Copper-finished metal feeder
  • Glass seed reservoir
  • Top easily unscrews for refilling with seed
  • Attached hanger can be hung from a tree branch
  • Measures 7 1/2"L x 7 1/2"W x 20"H
As I pulled this elegant bird feeder out of the box, I was in awe of how beautiful it is. I absolutely love the copper finish and glass seed reservoir. It gives it a very unique appearance which I adore. The glass seed reservoir also makes it easy to see the seed inside so we can easily tell when we need to put more in.

Speaking of which...filling it with seed couldn't be easier. The top easily unscrews and screws back on. It takes no time at all to refill and hang back on the tree.

There's an attached hanger which makes it easy to hang from a tree branch too!

Overall I've been very happy with this bird feeder. We enjoy watching the birds feed from it, and it's nice size makes it very easy to see no matter where we're watching from. I'm looking forward to hanging it out at our new house again when we move. I love it!

Once again, Collections Etc did not disappoint. Their products have proven to be high quality, unique and affordable time after time. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for great gift ideas!

Buy It: You can purchase the Set of 2 Casserole Totes Carrying Bags for just $12.99 and the Lantern Style Copper Finish Hanging Bird Feeder for just $12.99!

You can also connect with Collections Etc on Facebook and Twitter.

**The products for this review were provided for free by Collections Etc. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.**

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