It's a stretch
Flexibility is a good trait to have, body and mind. While word games and math problems can help maintain an agile mind, yoga can keep limbs and muscles limber. This handy yoga mat is light and is made from an eco-friendly composite material that provides traction and cushion for all of your yoga moves.
Warrior Yoga Mat
2420 James St., Bellingham
Making the cut
Your recipe for beef bourguignon may be complicated, but your kitchen utensils shouldn't be. The Norpro Grip-Ez Chopper/Scraper makes cooking simpler, offering a stainless steel blade with an attached scraper that allows you to scrape work surfaces and provides an easy scoop to move chopped ingredients from the cutting board into a mixing bowl or pot. The soft ergonomic handle provides a comfortable grip, and the stamped-on measurement ruler is handy when cutting to a specific size. Any way you dice it, this device will be a handy addition to your kitchen tool lineup.
The Norpro Grip-Ez Chopper/Scrapper
517 Front St., Lynden
With modern technology, the world is at your fingertips, and if you have a laptop computer, you can access that world from somewhere as comfortable as your couch. That experience can be even more comfortable with this lightweight lap desk, which offers a work surface with deep organizer trays, zippered side pouches and a micro-bead lap pad.
Lap Gear Jumbo Lap Desk
1206 11th St., Bellingham
Run for it
"The Mountain Runners" docudrama tells the true story of America's first mountain adventure race, held right in our backyard 1911 through 1913. With a prize of $100 in gold coins gleaming in their eyes, 14 runners competed to race to the top of Mount Baker and back down in one piece. The DVD includes vintage images, historical footage and dramatizations, as well as interviews with current top athletes reflecting on the harrowing challenge those racers faced. The soundtrack is by Bellingham duo Pretty Little Feet.
"The Mountain Runners" DVD
Available at Village Books, Allied Arts Gallery, Skagit Running Company, Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher gift store, North Cascades Institute, Alpine Institute and online at themountainrunners.com.
Pack it up
Whether you're hiking, walking, jogging or bicycling, it's always nice to have a little place to stow your necessities - without having to go the full-on fanny-pack route. The small, sleek SPIbelt offers a discreet place to tuck away keys, cell phones and money while you're on the go.
1209 11th St., Bellingham