Fishing Gift Ideas and Family Card Game Giveaway


The great outdoors offer so many family adventures like camping, hiking, boating, biking and fishing! Sounds like a fun trip! In our southwest Wisconsin hometown, we’re surrounded by beautiful opportunities for outdoor activities. Recently, we’ve been doing more fishing. The Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers have many public lands which are accessible using, or These public spaces include fishing piers, boat launches, picnic pavilions and campgrounds for tent or RV’s.

I’ve really taken as many opportunities this year, to go camping, walk more (thank you HCA) and I continue to look for fun, kid accessible fishing nooks. I’ve let my family know that if they do not give my holiday gift ideas, I will be buying them outdoor gear, like fishing gifts! 😉 Below are some of fishing gifts that I’ll be putting under our Christmas tree for my family and friends who love fishing!

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GONE FISH’n—The Legend of Leech Lake Card Game – ONLY! $9.99

We LOVE this card Game! I broke out our GONE FISH’n family card game to play with my boys and we played over and over. I asked the boys, “Do you want to try playing GONE FISH’n more?” and they replied, “YES!, this is so fun, let’s keep playing!”

Gone Fish’n by TREND enterprises is a fun family card game designed for 2-4 players ages 6 and up. Setting up and playing this card game is very easy and exciting! We noticed that even when the Game Warden took away our fishing licenses, and we had to put all our fish back in the water, we were still able to catch up to other players! We also loved how there was not only a Big Eddie “Island” card but also, a Shovel and Gold Fish card worth many points. We will continue to play GONE FISH’n through the holidays and in the future as a family too. Please enter our Gone Fish’n card game giveaway to win one of your own! Ends 12/8/21.


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Oceans & Unicorns Magic Reveal Pads – $18.99

Bright-Stripes-Oceans-and-Unicorns - Magic Reveal Pads-MRP-B01As a youngster, I used to LOVE playing with magic reveal pads! This time-honored bundle brings beautiful artwork and fun to each notebook. Each pack includes 5 pages and a refillable water brush. Other Magic Reveal Bundles by manufacturer Bright Stripes Co include STEM Learning; Animals and Space and; Jungle Friends.


WaterGame Board Game by Adventerra Games

Adventerra Games manufactures games which help teach kids and adults how to respect the environment. WaterGame is a cooperative board game which is really fun and teaches kids and families tips on how to save water. In this educational game, players move down the river and use the community water tank to work together to save water for each of the board game players. We love how this game encourages each other to work together with the water saving or water wasting cards and answering quiz cards.


We also walk the talk; we select environmentally-friendly materials and components, and our games are aligned with many of the “Sustainable development goals” promoted by the UN Agenda 2030.


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Fishing Gifts for Kids & Adults

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Fishing Rod & Reel

There are many inexpensive, high-quality fishing poles to choose from on Amazon. Some fishing poles come with tackle boxes for kids, some are telescopic, some come with carrying bags and some include extra lures. The push button casting reels make these fishing poles wonderful for beginners and experienced anglers. Don’t forget to buy a fishing accessories set including bobbers, sinkers and hooks.


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Fish Drinking Glasses

If you’ve ever dropped your glass outside, you will appreciate these stainless steel pint-size drinking glasses. These Magic Pine brand pint cups are fun, useful glasses which are available in six styles: fish, camping, farm animals, bugs, vegis and golf. Made of food grade stainless steel, these make the perfect novelty gift and are eco-friendly too!


Fishing Gifts for Mom & Dad

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Intex 2-Person Kayak

The 10-foot long Intex Explorer K2 Kayak comes with lots of accessories including: 2 adjustable seats with backrests; 2 paddles; a removable rudder (Skeg); front and back handles and grab-lines for portaging; carrying bag; high-output hand pump with quick deflate/inflate valves; it’s big enough for two adults and; has a maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds!

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Stainless Steel Multi-Tool

Every fisherman’s tackle-box should include a good set of pliers for removing a hook from a fish or for setting bait. The Kilimanjaro Magnus Multi-Tool is a combination-knife tool with 10 essential components, is highly rated and arrives quickly on Amazon. Shop for more products by Kilimanjaro Gear or visit them on Facebook or @kilimanjarogear on Instagram.

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High-Speed Wifi from Anywhere with Skyroam

Are you looking for high-speed Internet for your cell phone, tablet or mobile device while on the road or while on the fishing boat? Try out Skyroam! We’ve used Skyroam while on a family vacation in the mountains in New Mexico and while traveling remote roads across the country! Finding high-speed Internet while in the woods or on the water can be challenging. A great solution to get high-speed data in a remote location with no wifi is Skyroam! There are multiple pricing plans for different budgets and a selection of Skyroam products to choose from. To sign up for Skyroam, visit and enter your travel details and they’ll ship the device directly to you in time for your travel trip.

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Fishing Anchor

Fishing AnchorWhether you’re fishing on the lake or river, this handy 3.5 pound marine anchor is perfect for small boats, kayaks, canoes or paddle boards. Anchors are best used to float in place without moving. This anchor includes a 30 foot rope, float, carrying bag and it folds up for easy storage. Ideal of sand, weed or rock bottoms, this small fishing anchor is the ideal accessory for relaxing on the water.


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Check out all these fishing gifts and more on our Amazon Wish ListI’m happy to have the chance to share these fun family adventure fishing gift ideas with you and don’t forget to enter the GONE FISH’n card game giveaway!

If you’ve made it this far, you’re a fishing gifts shopping rockstar! Check out these and more awesome fishing gift ideas for the whole family in our Amazon Wishlist!

Outdoor activities for kids & adults

Do you need other ideas, besides fishing, of other fun outdoor family activities for big or little kids? Whether you’re camping, fishing or just looking to get outside to have fun with toddlers, little or big kids, or other adults, here’s a few fun outdoor family activities to rile up some fun!

  • Hiking
  • Rock hound
  • Float in an inflatable on the waters edge
  • Nature themed scavenger hunt
  • Skip rocks
  • Build a lean-to fort in nature
  • Paper airplane building and flying
  • Swimming
  • Rock or shell painting
  • Goof around at a playground
  • Make hot cocoa or tea
  • Bring a guitar, songbook and have a singalong
  • Boccé ball, wring toss, frisbee, bean bags with corn hole and catch with a favorite ball
  • Build a campfire and roast marshmallows or sausages
  • Buckets, small shovels and toys to play in the sand or mud
  • Bike ride
  • Play a fun card or board game like go-fish, blackjack, Gemz by Trend Entertainment or Uno
  • Visit a nature center
  • Picnic

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Top 10 USA travel destinations to visit in 2021 + TREND Enterprises family card games Giveaway

It’s fair to say that 2020 was one of the most challenging years to travel and I’m so glad this new year may bring more hope and positive experiences. With business closures and limits on domestic travel, it’s been difficult to find accommodations and plan family vacations. We haven’t been able to interact with family, friends, and making plans to explore new places or attending live events has been sketchy. The global pandemic has affected travel in many ways including reduced commercial flights; closure of our favorite businesses, parks, public lands, and everyone is staying home.

I’m estimating that by July, 2021, things will be back to normal.

To give you something to look forward to, here’s my list of top 10 travel destinations in the USA, that are safe to visit now in 2021. I’ve left off two favorites, my hometown of Mineral Point in Wisconsin and Sanibel Island in Florida. This top 10 travel destinations list is presented geographically from East to West in the USA.

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1.) Catch a sunset at Fort Myers Beach, Florida

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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When you think Fort Myers & Sanibel, you probably think beach, beach and beach. Of course, there’s so much more to life in the Gulf Coast. These are a few of the most charming local must-sees and gotta-do’s —by Travelocity

When I was growing up, my mom’s parents moved from Lombard, Illinois to Englewood, Florida and we would spend our Christmas breaks there every winter. I have fond memories of going from cold Chicagoland to warm Florida and spending time riding my grandma’s adult-sized tricycle and fishing with Grandpa Smith for crab.

2.) Ride a train in Chattanooga, Tennesee

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Take a trip back in time, to a slower-paced era when railroad travel was a way of life. Relive the romance of the rails when vintage trains provided an escape from the everyday routine. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum provides an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s popular attractions. Here you will find the only regularly scheduled, full-sized train ride in Tennessee. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is so much more than entertainment… it is your chance to experience the sights and sounds of yesteryear! Please feel free to spend time visiting our Grand Junction depot before purchasing your ticket. There you will find our ticket office, cafe, gift shop, and historical displays to enjoy. We do not charge an admission fee except on some of our special event weekends.

A favorite stop for free and paid family fun is at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga.

3.) Swim & fish at Lake Michell, Cadillac, Michigan

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Lake Mitchell, Cadillac, Michigan
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Cadillac’s Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac are connected by a navigable canal, creating 3,700 acres of Northern Michigan vacation fun. These two watery attractions invite fishers, boaters and beachgoers during the summer. And in winter, the lakes draw ice fishermen and snowmobilers. –by

Airbnb has some amazing inexpensive daily, weekly and longer rentals on Lake Mitchell and there’s so many fun things to do for family fun! Check out our 2019 lake house family vacation post for more info. about Lake Mitchell.

4.) Feast on pizza in Chicago, Illinois

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One of my favorite family activities in Chicagoland is to eat pizza and take the train from the Western suburbs to downtown Chicago, then hop the Water Taxi. The Chicago River Water Taxi may be slightly hard to find, two blocks off the Ogilvie train station in downtown Chicago but, it’s super-affordable and can accommodate a large family or group. Ride the Chicago River Water Taxi from Chinatown in the South Loop to Goose Island and back to your original destination. The best pizza in Chicagoland can be found at Barone’s in Glen Ellyn, IL and any one of the many Aurelio’s Pizza locations.

5.) Sunbathe at Sylvan Lake at Custer State Park

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If swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, hiking and sun bathing are your idea of an ideal family vacation activity, Sylvan Lake at Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota is a must-visit. This hidden vacationland gem is a relatively quick drive from most Midwestern hometowns. Only a thirteen hour drive from southwest Wisconsin, I love the Black Hills in South Dakota and theres so much to do.

6.) Shop local in Nederland, Colorado

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A short drive from Boulder, CO is a little hippie town called Nederland. You can find local shops, a few brewpubs and good food to enjoy with your family. Stop by the Knotted Root Brewing Company or find other recreation on the Town’s directory.

7.) See wildlife at Rocky Mountain National Park

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Park Rangers are available to assist park visitors at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, the Kawuneeche Visitor Center, and the Wilderness Office. Rocky Mountain Conservancy Nature Stores are open at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, the Fall River Visitor Center, and Kawuneeche Visitor Center. The Kawuneeche Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm. Due to COVID 19, the number of visitors will be limited inside the buildings. by National Park Service

With park entrances at Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park is a one-of-a-kind family travel destination which has wildlife, sightseeing, camping, hiking, sledding and so much more. Don’t miss Trail Ridge Road, which is often closed due to dangerous weather conditions and allows safe drivers the change to see portions of the park which are the most beautiful. Also be sure to check out the Alluvial Fan inside the park. Don’t forget your Rocky Mountain National Park passport sticker!

8.) Enjoy family-fun in Ruidoso, New Mexico

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In Ruidoso, New Mexico, Pillow’s Funtrackers is the place for family-fun! I also recommend a zipline tour at Ski Apache, swimming and hiking at Grindstone Lake, have steak dinner and a beer at the Rio Grande Grill and Tap Room or stop in for a cup of joe on the back porch of the Sacred Grounds Coffee overlooking the Rio creek.

9.) Feel the vibe in Sedona, Arizona

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Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona
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There’s so much to do in Sedona, AZ. Must-visit family attractions in Sedona include offroading or hiring a 4×4 rental, Slide Rock State Park, hiking the Oak Creek at Crescent Moon Ranch National Forest and dinner and drinks at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill. Yum!

10.) View the scenic Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park
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No matter how much you read about the Grand Canyon or how many photographs you’ve seen, nothing really prepares you for the sight of it. One of the world’s seven natural wonders, it’s so startlingly familiar and iconic you can’t take your eyes off it. The canyon’s immensity, the sheer intensity of light and shadow at sunrise or sunset, even its very age, scream for superlatives. – by

The Grand Canyon is massive, over a mile deep and 18 miles wide! Theres numerous locations to view the Grand Canyon. Make sure to purchase a digital park pass before heading out. Visit the National Park Service website to find more info on planning your visit to the Grand Canyon National Park.

Each and every one of these locations features beautiful scenery, history, hiking, and fun as well. If you are the kind of person who likes to tick beautiful vacation destinations off your bucket list, these 10 USA locations are a sure-fire way to start an adventure in 2021.

Stay Positive and Carry On 😊

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Brand new bling-building family FUN! Join the fun with Gemz! This NEW Three Corner™ Card Game is simple, FUN, and will be an instant family favorite! It’s a game kids can play on their own, yet has plenty of strategy to satisfy everyone. Gemz! plays in small spaces, but brings BIG fun to parties, gatherings, game night, and more. Buy Gemz card game.

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On Track™ Three Corner™ Card Game
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