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Mothers Day Ideas
May 10th

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DESERTUSA’S STORE features quality items at GREAT prices!

Mothers Day Ideas

Archipelago Botanicals Spa Gift Set Soy Milk
(4 items)

  • Includes: 4 items
  • Soy Milk Body Creme in Tube: Award winning Body Creme. 3.2 oz. Dried milk solids and soy protein combined in a thick luxurious and moisturizing creme.
  • Soy Wax Candle: 35 Hours. A gift from nature that renews, clarifies & calms the spirit.
  • Soy Milk Soap in Box: Each bar is triple milled, and contains a rich blend of dried milk solids and essential oils. 100% vegetable based – never any animal fats, or animal testing. 5.2 oz moisturizing bar.
  • Wash Cloth
  • Click here to buy.

Desert Queen Fragrance has captured the essence of the elusive Queen of the Night cactus flower to create the inspired Desert Queen Fragrance.
Desert Queen Products
Eau de Parfum Spray
Hand & Body Lotion
Bath & Shower Gel
Aromatic Candle

Save with the the "Gift Trio" Set


Aquis Towel

  • Dries Hair Faster, Saves Time
  • Reduces Risk of Split Ends
  • Less Blow-Drying means Heathier Hair
  • Ultra-Lightweight, Gentle on Hair & Skin
  • Wraps Easily Into A Turban

Aquis® towels are made of Aquitex®, a super absorbent material woven from ultrafine microfibers. The technology behind the microfiber towel enables water to be drawn from hair and skin more quickly and thoroughly than other towels. And it’s especially gentle on hair and skin. Designed to be lightweight, compact and durable. Aquis towels are ideal for everyday use at home, at the gym and while traveling. the towels are machine washable.
Click here to buy.

Sonoma Lavender – Check out these super soft, great smelling products!!

Products

Live Giant Saguaro!!!
They are back in stock after 2 years.

Live Giant Saguaro

The saguaro is 2 to 3 inches high and about 2 inches wide. Come with pot and dirt. Just add 1 tablespoon of water every month.

Description of Giant Saguaro
The magnificent Saguaro Cactus, the state flower of Arizona, is composed of a tall, thick, fluted, columnar stem, 18 to 24 inches in diameter, often with several large branches (arms) curving upward in the most distinctive conformation of all Southwestern cacti.
The skin is smooth and waxy, the trunk and stems have stout, 2-inch spines clustered on their ribs. When water is absorbed , the outer pulp of the Saguaro can expand like an accordion, increasing the diameter of the stem and, in this way, can increase its weight by up to a ton.
The Saguaro often begins life in the shelter of a "nurse" tree or shrub which can provide a shaded, moister habitat for the germination of life. The Saguaro grows very slowly — perhaps an inch a year — but to a great height, 15 to 50 feet. The largest plants, with more than 5 arms, are estimated to be 200 years old. An average old Saguaro would have 5 arms and be about 30 feet tall.

Hiking Death Valley

Hiking Western Death Valley National Park
A hiking and four-wheeling paradise
Lost between the rugged High Sierras and sunbaked Death Valley, bypassed by most visitors on their way somewhere else, this sumptuous alignment of low desert valleys trapped between mountains reaching over 11,000 feet is a little-known paradise waiting to be discovered. This is Death Valley one hundred years ago, a hiker’s mecca filled with salt flats and sand dunes, old mines and ghost towns, awesome canyons, breathtaking summits, delightful springs and unexpected streams, and more miles of unspoiled desert than one can explore in a lifetime.
This is the first comprehensive guidebook dedicated to this fascinating region. Illustrated with hand-drawn topographic maps, filled with information about the area’s rich human and mining history, geology, and botany, it will take hikers and four-wheelers to more than 200 destinations covering a wide range of interests and difficulties.

Gold Panning Set


Gold Panning is Easy and Gold pan set
You can find Gold….. Believe it!! (DesertUSA did!! We started DesertUSA because of trips to the desert exploring and gold prospecting.)
Anyone can use a pan to recover gold from mountain streams, desert arroyos or wherever it awaits you. Roy Lagal, who has spent a lifetime finding gold, tells just how easy it is.
Take your next vacation in beautiful gold country. Follow the simple illustraded instructions in this book, you are certain to enjoy the glorious outdoors. And, you may experience the thrill of a lifetime as you find color of your very own!!!
Also, learn how to use metal detectors that can make discovering gold nuggets as easy as finding coins in the park.

New Coasters

We have added 3 more coaster designs, check them out.

Desert Skunk

We added this soft and fury friend to our collection. Click here to learn more. See all our desert buddies.

New Books

Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest
New Edition: Gem Trails of Oregon

New DVD

Spring Comes To
The Harcuvars: DVD

If you were to go wandering in the Arizona desert on a spring day, what would you be likely to see? This video answers that question. Far from being the lifeless, hostile place that many people imagine, the Arizona desert in spring puts forth an astonishing display of flowers, and a wide variety of animal life.

"Spring Comes to the Harcuvars" contains information about 12 species of lizard, 5 rattlesnake species (and five other snakes), plus several birds and mammals. Over 60 different flowering plants provide a kaleidoscope of color.

New Mesquite Meal

Mesquite Meal (Argentine Mesquite Flour)
Mesquite meal or flour, made by finely milling the seeds and pods of the Mesquite Tree. Mesquite meal offers a sweet, chocolate/coffee flavor with a hint of cinnamon. Certified Organic Mesquite Meal is 100% natural. Gluten Free

Sale on Sonoma Lavender products. Up to 25% off.

SONOMA LAVENDER PRODUCTS.
25% OFF most products. Whenever you need a little pampering, cuddle up to your Sonoma Lavender. Heat Wraps, Spa Masks, Eye Pillows, Neck Wraps. Click Here

GARDEN DEPARTMENT

WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF UNUSUAL ITEMS FOR THE GARDENERS ON YOUR LIST, AT PRICES YOU WILL LOVE. Check out our GARDEN DEPARTMENT.
Live Cactus Egg (miniature Greenhouse for Cactus sprout) Set includes: 1 Live Cactus, Egg Incubator dome, and Instructions on planting and care, provides education and fun as you raise your own cactus! Click here to see it!

PRICKLY PEAR & DESERT FOODS DEPARTMENT

PLAN A DESERT-THEMED PRICKLY PEAR HOLIDAY PARTY, OR GIVE PRICKLY PEAR CANDIES AS A TREAT!
Try a Prickly Pear Margarita made with Prickly Pear Cactus syrup. The syrup also makes exceptionally flavorful Wine Coolers, Spritzers, and Prickly Pear Lemonade. The Syrup comes in 7 oz.,12 oz., 23 oz. and 1 gallon containers. Click Here for more information.
Enjoy Prickly Pear Cactus, Mesquite Bean and Margarita jelly candies – Half pound box featuring three mouth-watering candy selections. Tantalize your tastebuds with flavors of the southwest from the fruits of the desert.

CHILDREN’S GIFT DEPARTMENT PLUS STUFFED ANIMALS FOR ALL AGES

BOOKS, PUZZLES, BREAK AT HOME GEODES AND STUFFED ANIMALS!
Stuffed animal and book gift sets: Stellaluna and little fruit bat toy, Tortoise and the Jack Rabbit and Tortoise toy plus Jack Rabbit toy, and more!
Educational toys like Break-at-Home Geodes and 3D puzzle – 3 models – Tarantula – Scorpion – Gila Monster!
Stuffed animals of all kinds – coyotes, snakes, big horned sheep, horses, bats, prairie dogs, foxes, and more! Don’t miss our adorable pair of wild horses. Honeycomb and Nutmeg are 7" tall microfiber plush horses. Honeycomb is a Palamino and Nutmeg is a Chestnut horse. Click here for the horses.
And special lucky Kokopelli, the Southwest Indians’ Humpbacked Flute Player, in his multi-colored stuffed form!

AGATE & QUARTZ DEPARTMENT PLUS DECORATIVE GIFTS FOR THE HOME

Agate Bookends, Rose Quartz Lamps, Amethyst Candle Holders, Agate Nightlights Southwest decor and more!
Our favorite for your gift list: 24K Brazilian Gold Flakes in a 1.75" tall Safety Glass bottle, only $4.95

DESERT BOOK DEPARTMENT

EVERY KIND of DESERT BOOK IMAGINABLE – from GEM TRAILS GUIDES to PARK PACKAGES, HISTORICAL and ANIMALS!
and WILDLIFE!

Check out our DESERT SURVIVAL BOOK and OUTDOOR GIZMOS 2-PACK set. We have a special section just for Rockhounds! Or you may want to read about Geronimo, in his own words. Find out all about the legend of Kokopelli. Or peruse this book with over 250 pictures of Rattlesnakes. Our book selection if phenomenal!

PET DEPARTMENT

Joint Supplement – Do you have a dog or cat with arthritis or joint problems, or just a little slow from old age? Check out Nimble, a glucosamine product for dogs, that could help return them to pain-free movement. Click here for more information or to buy.

BATH & BODY DEPARTMENT

WE OFFER DESERT QUEEN FRAGRANCES – give her the rare and delicious scent of Desert Queen fragrance, capturing the scent of the Night-Blooming Cereus – 1.7oz Eau de Parfum Spray for only $38.95,Bath and shower gel at only $16.95 or Gift Trio at $64.95.
Also a great gift idea ISIS and AQUIS Hair Towels and Turbans reduce split ends and help dry hair faster at home or at the gym. Warning may result in smiles in the morning!

DVD DEPARTMENT

State and National Park DVDs – DesertUSA has an extensive selection of park DVDs including: Arches, Big Bend, Monument Valley, Death Valley, The Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Zion, Yellowstone, Red Rock Canyon and many more. Click here to browse our park DVDs.
Joshua Tree NP DVD This is THE tool you need to plan a trip to Joshua Tree National Park.
DVDs ABOUT INDIAN CULTURE, BATS, & MONTEZUMA’s TREASURE!

GIFT & UNIQUE ITEMS DEPARTMENT

Stumped? Need a gift idea? Visit our Gift Department

MAP & GPS DEPARTMENT

MAPS MAPS MAPS! National Geographic Trails Illustrated ® Maps from Arches to Zion, Recreational Maps, and Atlas & Gazetteers with GPS Grids. Also the Topo CDs Western Region USA 7.0 – completely updated USGS topographic maps, on 5 CD Includes the latest DeLorme street and highway network 3-D flyovers, GPS compatible, elevation profiles.

SOUTHWESTERN MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Sounds of the Desert: Ah-Nee-Ma, John Huling, Robert Mirabal.
Let the sounds of nature and American Indian instruments transport you to peaceful canyons and wide open skies. Enchanting music of Native American flutes, drums, and chants with keyboard textures and guitars to form a rich landscape of musical sound paintings, inspired by the ancient cultures of the American Southwest. Listen online to clips.

NATIVE AMERICAN

Books with a Native American themeIndian Uses of Desert Plants, Geronimo: His Own Story, Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols


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