As I was dropping off my son at daycare this morning I noticed they had signups for a Saturday morning “Parents Morning Out for Last Minute Shopping!” I wish I could say I laughed the laugh of someone who was done shopping, but I quickly signed him up and texted my husband that we had BIG plans for this weekend. He was so excited at the prospect of crowds, long lines and people in the festive spirit of hunting down a deal! (Okay fine, I promised him cold beer and wings afterwards. Desperate times, people.) But, it got me thinking about all of you and how you might be in the same boat. Do you need some gift ideas with a little MoJo spin? We thought so, so without further ado – here is the Holiday Gift Guide from Mosquito Joe.
Did you know researchers at New Mexico State University have published findings in the Journal of Insect Science indicating that Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum is unexpectedly good at repelling mosquitoes? And that it is almost as effective as commercial insect repellants containing the active ingredient DEET? That means you can give your wife the perfume, and whenever you’re at a BBQ in a yard that hasn’t been treated by Mosquito Joe, just have her wear it and stand REALLY close all evening. What girl doesn’t love a mosquito-repelling perfume? You don’t even have to give us credit for the gift idea!
While we’re on the subject of mosquito repelling, if you have a friend with a yard often inhabited by mosquitoes, we think the next gift suggestion on our list makes a great stocking stuffer. Have you ever heard of a mosquito net body suit? We think this is the perfect subtle hint to let your friend or family member know that they don’t have to suffer from mosquito bites in their own yard. Just wrap this gem in a bow and tell them to suit up and they can resume their outdoor activities bite free.
Okay, okay. We kid. Resist the temptation for these trendy attempts at mosquito control solutions and call your local Mosquito Joe instead to ask them for a gift certificate. They make perfect stocking stuffers and are great for that hard to buy for person on your list who has everything. If it’s the golfer who has every club and tee, the gardener with an arsenal of tools or the busy mom with 3 kids and a dog, it’s an awesome way to give the gift of outdoor fun to anyone on your list who like us, prefers the great outdoors. And if they don’t love being outside, we can only imagine it is because they’ve never experienced a mosquito-free yard. Be the one to give it to them!
Wherever the weekend finds you, whether it’s braving the crowds like me, or cuddled up on the couch enjoying the endless Christmas movies, we hope it’s a great one. Be sure and snap pictures of those MoJo gift certificates in those stockings because we get just as excited about YOUR mosquito freedom as we do about ours. Happy holidays, friends!