Gifts for a Rainy Day
I’m singing in the rain, but only in my imagination. My rain boots and trench coat are gathering dust, since we’re in a drought in Los Angeles. So I’m suffering from rainy day envy every time I hear about a nice soaking received in other parts of the country. There’s nothing better than waking up to the sound of rain softly falling, or spending a rainy afternoon curled up with a good book and a glass of wine. Or how about those nights wiled away at a movie theater, when it’s just too wet and stormy to do much of anything else? Sigh. So romantic. Here are four great gifts that were inspired by cozy, rainy days. Puddle jumping is optional.
Handcrafted in New York, this dog rain jacket ($59) will keep a pooch kept dry, not to mention impeccably dressed, during inclement weather.
It may be drizzling and gray up above, but under this umbrella, it’s a cobalt sky with puffy clouds. Perfect for an optimist, this sky umbrella ($48) is by the Museum of Modern Art.
How much rain did we get? With a rain gaugein the yard, no one has to wait for the report from the meteorologist. This 9-inch rain gauge ($49.95) helps you check rainfall faster than you can say “Archimedean principle of water displacement.” Take that, meteorologist!
Kids love wearing rain boots so much, they enjoy trotting around town in them even on sunny, dry days. But when there’s a deep puddle … well, they are even happier to be testing out their boots. These toddler rain boots by L.L. Bean ($36.95) will keep a little girl’s feet dry during her plunges into the deepest of puddles. For the rest of her, may we suggest a big bath towel?