Presenting the Alphabet: 18 Gifts that Start with R
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Note: All alphabet gifts are priced as they were at printing on December 28, 2022. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
The Reel-Quik Hitch
The Reel-Quik Hitch is the Alex Hitchens of trailer and boat hookups. Even if you're not an Albert Brennanman with your truck or SUV, Hitchrific's clever gadget can help make the connection process way smoother, quicker, and easier on your back.
The Reel-Quik Hitch connects to your vehicle's existing hitch and allows you to extend the hitch ball outward so you can position it precisely beneath your trailer coupler without having to back your vehicle up to precisely the right spot beneath it. Once the trailer is attached, a Reel-Quik cranking handle and leverage mechanism will assist you in pulling the ball and trailer into a locked towing position.
Rib-O-Lator BBQ Rotisserie
Hopefully the Rib-O-Lator is as winning in execution as it is in name. The rotisserie basket fits inside your existing grill where it ferris wheels (i.e., rib-o-lates) your whole chickens, roasts, baby back pork candy, and even salmon fillets and cut veggies into evenly cooked, tender, succulent eatin's.
Accurate. Works day or night. Functional without satellite, cell tower, or batteries. However, using the Ranger Pace Counter will require focus and baseline mathematical skills. So it's still not for everyone.
The strand of beads is a classic military and outdoorsman tool. Sure, we have much more sophisticated and precise distance measuring tools now, but the truly prepared will always learn the basics of land navigation because, as one reviewer points out, "GPS batteries do die." And a bracelet with plastic beads weighs a lot less than a smartphone or other handheld navigator.
RipFix Hand Tear Repair
Large chunks of skin ripped violently from your hands in the name of "working out?" I hope you like your ropes, rings, and bars better than you like your alone time, because there's going to be no cleaning the rifle under the covers for at least a week with flayed flesh in the name of fitness. Right?
Not so, according to RipFix. The jar of hand tear repair says its secret salve soothes rips instantly, getting users back to training...and tenderizing the tube steak...in a day or two. Though made by athletes specifically for hand tears, RipFix can also treat heels and cuticles cracked from dryness, rashes, eczema, chapped lips, cuts, scrapes, and chafed areas. Application is also appropriate for tattoo aftercare.
Rapid Whale Mini Boat
Here's a whale of a tale waiting to happen. Assemble Josh Tulberg's Rapid Whale Mini Boat kit, and the "It was a dark and stormy night"s will surely start pouring in. Imagine the adventures you'll have on the high seas (Uncle Harry's lake in Wisconsin) and the narrow escapes you'll make from the kraken (a massive nest of underwater weeds his community association should really have pulled up) in your 6' electric farer of the fine waters.
The best part of any Rapid Whale Mini Boat story though will be the boat itself. The tiny little lady almost looks like a replica, or maybe a piece of yard art. But Tulberg assures us - and demonstrates in the video above - that his Whale is no tale.
Rock Me Archimedes Balancing Board Game
Rock Me Archimedes, like life, is a delicate balance between making quick decisions to act fast, and not losing your marbles.
The balancing board game is named after the Greek mathematician Archimedes, credited with discovering the laws of the lever. Rock Me Archimedes gameplay involves a 2-person faceoff, with the first to get 4 marbles to his or her end of the board without teeter or tottering the balance of the seesaw claiming victory. Speed, visual perception, and critical thinking are all required skills.
Roccbox Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven
Is your pizza dough ready to Rocc? The Roccbox is a portable outdoor pizza oven from Gozney. Fueled with your choice of gas or wood, the wee footprint of the Roccbox is able to fire up to 932 degrees F, and cook a Neapolitan pizza in just 60 seconds. Similar to the gas-powered Ooni Koda, but the Roccbox also gives you the option of going traditional wood-fired with your pizza.
Rochan Slingshot - Professional Outdoor Catapult
Rochan-bo you for first go with this gnarly-looking slingshot, Cornelius. Rochan calls their namesake slingshot a "professional outdoor catapult" and launches its description with, "First, this slingshot...is not a toy. ... It has the capacity to seriously maim or worse." Hmmm.
On second thought, Cornelius, you go ahead and try out the Rochan Slingshot first.
Refrigerator Door Lock
I like how the people who sell this refrigerator lock advertise it as a good way to secure sensitive medications or other restricted items, especially in public places like schools and hospitals, but every person who's actually bought and used one just goes on about how great it is for keeping kids / co-workers / pudgy, pie-loving husbands out of the fridge. True, the lock looks like it will work only on top and bottom freezer refrigerators, or the mini fridge at work (!), but that still covers a lot of the refrigerators that are out there.
Rain Wizard Rain Barrel
You might be saying, Rain, rain, go away now, but how's it going to be in July and August, when you see nary a drop from the sky, and the municipality puts a watering ban on lawns and gardens? The Rain Wizard Rain Barrel is a 50-gallon water reservoir you can connect to a downspout on your home to gather up all the goods that flow down. Though made of FDA-approved polyethylene, the barrel's distressed wood grain texture also makes it looks like it could hold wine or whiskey, which should automatically put you in a good mood every time you see it.
RepliCade Insert Coin Keychain
RepliCade's Insert Coin Keychain is like this Arcade Belt Buckle, but maybe less offensive when you shove it someone's face to show off your new purchase. Like the pants bauble, the retro keychain is an authentic, 1:1 arcade coin slot built of die cast metal. It also has LED powers that glow red when you push the Coin Return button.
Rip 'N Sip Ski Suit
Tipsy Elves, makers of the Rip 'N Sip Ski Suit, sells them with a warning: "Caution: These ski suits may cause hand fatigue from excessive high fives." But I disagree. Based on the snow onesie's nod to the paper cup print and nostalgia of the 90s it's modeled after, I'd replace the "excessive high fives" part with "rampant jazz hands."
After all, Jazz is the name of the jagged mess of teal and purple that weave around the now-iconic cups, and now the Rip 'N Sip Ski Suit it inspired.
Relaxx Unspillable Coffee Mug
The Relaxx Mug is for leaning back, lounging back, and kicking back without compromising your ability to throw one back. The unspillable porcelain mug has a unique tulip design that gives your two lips easy, mess-free access to the coffee, tea, or other fun beverage inside even if you're not standing or sitting straight as an arrow with your shoulders pulled back and stacked directly over your hips like your mama taught you.
Randimals Stuffed Animals
Hark! It's a Hork! Randimals Stuffed Animals are huggable mashups of our finest furry, feathered, scaled, and cartilaginous friends. Above you see the Randimals Hork, one possible outcome of a horse mated with a shark. I say "one possible outcome" because in my vision of a horse mated with a shark, the resultant plush toy would look like a giant shark with a horse-shaped protrusion sticking out of its belly.
Rocket 30-in-1 Multi-Tool
It's called the Rocket because it has enough tools to build you a spaceship to Mars! ... No, not really. But the Rocket 30-in-1 Multi-Tool from Tekto Gear does pack a galactic number of implements into a Pluto-sized package primed to be your new favorite piece of EDC.
RampShot Backyard Game
RampShot calls its backyard game - or beach game, or park game, or tailgate game - "cornhole on steroids," and I don't know if that intrigues or intimidates me. I mean, I once got a black eye from playing your plain ol' non-GMO cornhole, and I don't even want to talk about what happened to my crotchal region the last time I tried Spikeball. Let's just say I had to call in the Testicuzzi.
So now we have RampShot, created to up the pace and excitement of sleepy cornhole with racquetball-style balls that bounce and fly off plastic ramps, or sink into attached nets for a 3-point score.
Radiate Portable Campfire
The Radiate Portable Campfire is truly a campfire in a can. To be more precise, it's an 8" x 3.5" lidded aluminum cylinder filled with 100% recycled soy wax and paper briquettes. Set it up anywhere from the backyard to the beach, and enjoy a 3+-hour burn time that provides flames for ambience, heat, and s'mores roastin' and hot dog cookin' alike. Don't forget your Hot Dog Man & Marshmallow Woman campfire cooking sticks!
The Ring Clock
Ring Clocks are made of 316L surgical stainless steel stacked with three encircling bands for displaying the hour, minutes, and seconds. The current time appears highlighted in blue or orange LEDs, so even though the piece looks like a decoder ring, no Tokyo-Flash-style mathematical or deduction skills will be required to determine if it's time for a Beefy Crunch Burrito yet.