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What’s Hot in Southwest Florida (May/June 2021)

SANITIZED ACCESSORIES You sanitize your hands but what about your accessories—keys, cell phones, even small toys? The new Einova Mundus Pro is the only UV-C case that is certified by the EPA to kill 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The compact germ-killing box also features two wireless charging spots to recharge phones. $119.99; 


KAKOOKIES Those with vegan and plant-based diets have a new option for satisfying sweet cravings. Made with real food and plant-based proteins, these delicious-tasting treats come in dark chocolate mint cookie bites that are hard to put down, as well as full-sized peanut butter chocolate chip, almond cranberry, cashew blondie cookies and more. Starting at $7.95; 


YOUR DAILY CRUNCH These tasty snacks are made from sprouted nuts, soaked in purified water to activate germination before being dehydrated; no salt or oil. The result is an extra crisp nut that is easier to digest; it’s keto, paleo, vegan, and comes in new flavors including Cacao + Sea Salt, Cherry Berry Nut Medley and Coffee-Soaked Sprouted Almonds. 5-ounce bag $6.99, 1.5 ounce $3.49; 


PET SLIPPERS Take your fur baby for a walk whenever YOU want with these custom-made slippers from Cuddle Clones. Upload a favorite photo of your pet, and talented designers handcraft slippers in their image. The results are simply amazing. $249; 


STREAMLINED DESK Working from home with limited space? The chic new Hank Monitor Desk from Medley makes life a little easier. Made with eco-friendly wood in either light maple or American walnut, the desk has a small footprint to create a streamlined computer setup. The lower laptop shelf can be installed on the left or right. Medley donates three times the number of trees used to make each of its products. Starting at $1,995; 


TOMMY BAHAMA GOES TO DISNEY A new collaboration between two iconic lifestyle brands—Tommy Bahama and Disney—launches this spring with the Jungle Jubilee collection. The tropical Tommy Bahama print has Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters interspersed throughout the motif, crafted into shirts, dresses and more. Her shirt $138, his long-sleeve T $99.50; or Tommy Bahama stores in Naples and Estero 


DESSERT SQUISHY Playtime just got sweeter with the new Pusheen squishy dessert collection from Gund. Your kids’ favorite sweet treats are now plush collectibles that when compressed, slowly rise back up. The kids may drool over the mint-green ice cream sandwich, pink macaron, pink-glazed donut or pink roll cake topped with fruit. All have a washable surface for easy cleaning. $10; 


BUCKET JOURNALS Set goals, keep a list and write about things you would like to do before you “kick the bucket” with these themed journals. The National Parks Bucket Journal, for example, features information on each of the 62 national parks with space for you to plan, then document your trip. Journals are also made for hobbies such as wine tasting. $39; 


THIRD EYE Walking the dog at night or pitching tents with the family, you will appreciate the TE14 headlamp, ideal for hands-free light with six settings for brightness. It is battery-operated and waterproof with a rubber O-ring closure. The headband on this tech gear comes in a variety of fashionable colors and patterns. $49.99; 


HIGH-TECH DOGGIE DOOR Access this smart doggie door from your smartphone, or Alexa. Safer than a traditional doggie door, easier for older pets to navigate, this device from Wayzn allows remote access to any sliding door, even while you’re busy with dinner or still at work. It can also save the day if you get locked out. $399; 


MIXTILES Bring your Instagram feed to life and spruce up any room in the house with photo tiles that stick to walls, no nails. Change them out as the kids grow, or rearrange at will; they won’t damage the walls. Upload photos right from your cell phone to the Mixtiles website. These tiles make great gifts for mom, dad, grandparents and best friends. $11;