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Gifts for the Sports Fan

Go team! Looking for great gift ideas for the sports fan in your life? Whether they like to actually play sports or prefer to cheer on their favorite team from the sidelines (or the couch), our sports fan gifts are certain to hit a home run. We have a large collection of sports fan gifts with NFL and collegiate team logos, including barbecue grill covers, doormats, garden flags, fire pits, gnomes, clip-on armchair tables, thermometers and other gifts for the sports fan that let them show their team spirit. Our rechargeable aluminum hand warmers will keep a sports fan’s fingers toasty at the stadium, and our wrist wallets are perfect for holding their keys or cash while out for a jog. Look here to discover unique and useful gifts ideas for the sports fan.
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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.


When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.


The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.


Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:


Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!


Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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