7 Great Products for Outdoor Winter Entertaining

You can purchase everything from reusable heat packs to a weatherproofed table-tennis game locally.

Spirit Hills Bonfire Mulled Wine

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This mulled “wine” from a flower winery in Millarville is made of flower nectar, berries and spices. Its flavour is reminiscent of warm berry pie with booze.

$24 to $28, at Calgary Co-Op Liquor Stores and many other retailers, spirithillswinery.com

 

Heartprint Threads Acumen Throw Blanket

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This Calgary-based company makes its blankets in Ecuador in collaboration with local artists. For every blanket sold, the company donates another to a Calgary charity. The Acumen comes in four colours.

From $108, at Ninth and Brick, 1312B 9 Ave. S.E., ninthandbrick.com; DYP Refillery, 2036 34 Ave. S.W., 403-200-7443, dyprefillery.com; and Steeling Home, 1010 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-0777, steelinghome.ca

 

Sonos Move

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This weatherproof speaker connects using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The sound is full and loud enough for socially distanced ears.

$499, at Visions Electronics, four Calgary locations, visions.ca; and K&W Audio, 1424 4 St. S.W., 403-244-8111, kandwaudio.com

 

Toasterz Reusable Heat Pack

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Reusable and non-toxic, these heat packs can get as hot as 54°C for as long as two hours. Boil in water for five minutes to reactivate after first use.

$7, at MEC, 830 10 Ave. S.W., 403-269-2420; mec.ca

 

Swissmar Mont Brule Electric Fondue Set

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This dishwasher-safe, flame-free fondue set can hold up to a litre of cheese or chocolate. It has a 1,000-watt heating element with adjustable temperature controls.

$120, at Britannia Kitchen & Home, 816 49 Ave. S.W., 403-243-4444, britanniahome.ca

 

Brunswick Parsons Teak Tournament Table Tennis

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This gorgeous teak table-tennis game is weatherproofed for the great outdoors. Wipe down paddles and ball between games to keep all players safe.

$9,221 with RH membership ($100 a year) or $12,995 without, available at RH, Southcentre, 403-271-2122, rh.com

 

Galanter & Jones Apollo Conversation Set

Photograph supplied by Galanter & Jones.

This outdoor furniture set by Galanter & Jones comes with two heated chairs and an unheated table, available in two sizes.

Heated set starts at $2,835, individual pieces and customizations offered, available online through Calgary-based Pash Collective, pashcollective.com

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This article appears in the December 2020 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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