Retailers' Choice Awards

For the past 58 years, the Retailers’ Choice Awards have showcased the best, most innovative products featured at the National Hardware Show®. Presented by the North American Hardware and Paint Association, the awards honor manufacturers for their innovation and provide insight for retailers. The Retailers’ Choice Awards rely on the opinions of actual retailers who know what their colleagues need in a product to attract customers.

Miter Saw Protractor

109 Tools

109 Tool’s Smart Protractor can rotate 360 degrees to measure and find any internal or external angle. Suitable for most materials or surfaces, the protractor can provide measurement angle value dimension on the scale and four different miter cut values next to the scale. The Smart Protractor shows precision within 0.03 degrees of measurement error and can be used when installing crown moldings, pipes, steel frames and more.

Flood Bags

Absorbent Specialty Products LLC

Quick Dam Flood Bags help divert flood water to prevent costly flood damage. They contain a super absorbent powder that swells and gels water, creating a barrier to contain, control or divert problem water. Stack Quick Dam Flood Bags in front of doorways, garages or anywhere else to block water.

Paint Bucket System

Allway Tools

The ALLWAY® Hightower Telescopic Bucket System includes a wheeled tripod painting and wallcovering tool with adjustable height, eliminating the need for bending up and down to retrieve paint. The tripod attaches to an innovative roller paint bucket—both of which are included in the Hightower Telescopic Bucket System. The paint bucket features a paint roller slope, magnetic paint brush holder and detachable tool holder.

Paint Can Sealer

Clean Can Solutions LLC

The SEALZ-IT is a two-piece solution to one major problem—resealing paint cans after initial use. Due to the paint that remains in the reservoir at the top of the can, resealing paint cans leads to a mess. The SEALZ-IT eliminates this issue by eliminating the reservoir. It is simple to use, inexpensive and eco-friendly.

Collapsible Cooler


Made with thick, leak-proof insulation, the Pacifica Collapsible Cooler is perfect for chilling beverages and food. Pop the cooler up when you need it and collapse it flat for easy stowing when you don’t. Designed with the Earth in mind, the Pacifica Collapsible Cooler is made from recycled materials.

Antislip Coatings

Engineered Protective Coatings LLC

EZ No Slip™ products are nontoxic, eco-friendly anti-slip solutions originally developed for and used in industrial and commercial applications. They are now available for the home and business in easy-to-use DIY kits for the bathtub, shower, floor, steps, carpet, safety handles, ladders and anything else you need a good grip on—especially when wet. The DIY kits feature the coating, a tray and an applicator, and the coating is easily applied.

Misting Bottle Cap

Extreme Mist PCS LLC

The GOMIST Complete Bottle is the all-in-one solution for hydration and cooling on the go. The perfect accessory for anybody who wants to stay cool outside, this powerful hybrid misting cap has threads that fit many of the most popular bottles on the market. Users simply need to push the button on the cap to select a speed to enjoy a continuous cloud of ultra-fine refreshing mist.

Garden Hose

Gardien® Products

The Gardien® Coil-Flex™ anti-kink garden hose with Grip-n-Spin™ fittings was engineered to be the most hassle-free premium garden hose in the market. It is super lightweight, ultra-durable, drinking-water safe and flexible in all weather. The innovative anti-kink Coil-Flex™ helix provides true nonstop full flow while maintaining low recoil memory for easy unwinding and lie-flat handling. Added convenience comes in the form of 360-degree Grip-n-Spin™ fittings which allow free-spinning rotation from the collar for easy handling when the hose is on and pressurized.

Outdoor Canopy

GCI Outdoor

The LevrUp Canopy uses Levr Lock™ Technology, featuring an easy-to-use lever that allows an individual to quickly set up and break down without the need for additional help. It includes a roll-top storage bag with a large mouth opening that can cinch, sturdy roller wheels and pull handles for ease of portability.

Plant-Based Lubricant

Gear Hugger

Gear Hugger Multipurpose Lubricant is a new plant-based, nontoxic, multipurpose lubricant with three times the lubricating power of petroleum-based products protecting against rust and corrosion. It is made of biodegradable ingredients and leaves no toxic residue behind. It has more than 1,001 uses and is perfect for the home, the outdoors, adventure and more.

Travel Bar

Gerstner & Sons

The Gerstner Aficionado Travel Bar is made from premium quarter-sawn white oak, trimmed with high-grade hardware and lined with genuine cork. It has a two-bottle carrying capacity and also features a cigar drawer made with humidor-grade Spanish Cedar, two more drawers and a top storage area great for related accessories—whiskey glasses, cigar cutters, bottle openers, tongs, a shaker, or whatever else you would like to bring along.

Household Cleaner

GSD Distribution LLC

Perfect for cleaning the entire household, The Pink Stuff Ultimate Cleaning Bundle includes The Miracle Cleaning Paste, a mild-abrasive, multipurpose cleaner that deep cleans all kinds of dirty surfaces; The Miracle Multi-Purpose Cleaner, a versatile spray cleaner that works great for quick cleaning sessions; The Miracle Cream Cleaner, a multipurpose product that’s a less-abrasive version of the paste; and The Miracle Bathroom Foam Cleaner, a nondrip foam cleaner for bathroom surfaces like showers, bathtubs and sinks.

Ladder Leveling Platform

Ideal Security Inc.

The Ladder-Aide PRO leveling platform for extension ladders is the go-to tool for painters and handymen to safely use ladders on stairs. With its all-steel construction, rubber soles, anti-skid surface and locking pins in place for added stability, the Ladder-Aide PRO can support Type III to Type I-AA extension ladders.

LED Light


This Folding Shop Light produces 6,000 lumens and provides efficient and flexible bright illumination in a small form. It features dual independently adjustable panels that rotate up to 90 degrees to direct light exactly where desired. Each light lasts up to 25,000 hours—delivering bright, reliable illumination.

Raised Planter Bed

Merry Products Corp.

The Flexible Raised Planter Bed has 10 ½-inch high walls that can lift a garden more than edging can, but retain bendability, allowing for flowing curves and irregular shapes. The planter is made with a stained, rot-resistant cedar façade and a sturdy steel sheeted back to preserve longevity. Its dovetail joints make assembly infinitely and easily expandable.

Electric Motor

Metaltech-Omega Inc.

The Climb-N-Go™ is an electric motor that can be installed on all Metaltech® Baker-type scaffolds. Equipped with a powerful electric motor, it is powered by the energy of an 18- to 21-volt battery from one of the six largest brands in the industry. Compact, light and easy to install, workers can move around at height in a safe way, and the motor eliminates the need to get off the scaffold to move it.

Moving Dolly

Midwest Innovative Products

The Rhino Cart all-terrain mover is the most rugged all-terrain moving cart on the market. It’s a heavy-duty moving dolly specifically designed to conquer thresholds, uneven surfaces and even hard-packed dirt and gravel. The telescoping frame easily adapts to move items from 6 inches to 46 inches wide while the nonmarking wheels protect floors. The perfect option for moving heavy appliances, gun safes, furniture and building materials, the Rhino Cart all-terrain mover can carry up to 2,000 pounds and is made in the U.S.

Eco Food Storage and Cutlery

Mr. Bar-B-Q Products LLC

Our Brand Factory’s HIP Food Storage & Cutlery line is made from Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP), abandoned plastic waste on its way to our oceans, which is a critical element in the fight against ocean pollution. Moka by HIP are cups made from repurposed coffee grounds and husks that would otherwise be discarded and PP material, and Suga by HIP are bottles made from sugarcane stalks that would otherwise be discarded.

Collapsible Plant Tent

NuVue Products

The new Pest Guard Animal & Bug Covers are patented pop-open covers that provide instant protection for plants, vegetables, fruit and flowers from damage caused by rabbits, deer, birds, rodents, bugs and insects. They are made exclusively of heavy gauge mesh and have the strength to repel pests and hail, while allowing sunlight, rainwater and air to penetrate, which is critical for healthy growth. It comes in five sizes from 22 inches to 54 inches from the ground.

Bucket Lid

Planetary Design

The Airscape® Bucket Insert is the ultimate bulk storage solution. Designed to fit snugly inside standard 5-gallon buckets, or any bucket with an 11 9/10-inch diameter, this insert maximizes storage capacity while ensuring maximum freshness. It’s ideal for storing large amounts of coffee, BBQ pellets, pet food, hops and more. You can even use it for bokashi composting.

Roller Brush


The Rite-Grip Roller Brush was designed by DIYers, for DIYers. It provides numerous benefits including replacement parts, accessories and more. The Rite-Grip Roller Brush allows users to paint with a natural hand position and with an extension handle or any standard extension pole while achieving professional results—since the frame attaches on both sides of the cover allowing painters to apply equal pressure which leads to better results in less time. The main handle is interchangeable, which allows painters to customize their Rite-Grip Roller Brush to fit their needs.

Wall Repair Patch

SD Home Products

Rapidly repair damaged drywall and plasterboard walls without the hassle with the Perfect Wall Patch. Its tension bolt tool creates a stable work surface, allowing the wall plate to quickly and easily maneuver into place and stay there. Once installed, this plate provides a stable backing to the spackling compound with an easy three-step application. The result is a smooth texture and a seamless surface in as little time as possible.

Dustless Saw


The Sirocco Dustless Saw features an integrated vacuum system that effectively captures sawdust during operation, reducing the typical sawdust dispersal associated with conventional table saws. This allows for a more focused and tidy working experience. The use of advanced lightweight materials and engineering techniques makes the product highly maneuverable and ergonomically optimized, allowing for extended use without causing undue strain or fatigue.

Robotic Mower

Sunseeker US Inc.

The Sunseeker Robotic Mower is ultra-quiet, easy to set up and controlled on the Robotic Mower App. This mower is equipped with antislip wheels, float-cutting technology, auto-stop safety features and rain sensors. It senses obstacles and can twist to avoid them and continue mowing. The blades deliver a cutting width of 8 7/10 inches. Grass clippings fall back into the ground resulting in a greener, healthier yard.

Patio Heater

Timber Stoves

The all-new stainless steel Big Timber Patio Heater is made in the U.S. and designed to not only produce radiant heat but to also provide a beautiful fire for family and friends to watch. The wood pellet patio heater requires no electricity—the heater’s flame is powered by gravity and the draft from the stove pipe.

Industrial Twist Ties


TwistedGOAT Industrial Twist Ties are designed to secure almost anything and have a 500-pound Tensile Strength rating. They feature a patented three-wire braided design, stainless steel end clamps and nylon over molded caps and are covered by TwistedGOAT’s Non-Slip GOAT Grip. They provide an extra pair of hands to DIYers, construction workers, truck owners, outdoorsmen and more.

Smart Hook

VinYvet Enterprises Inc.

The Smarter Hook® has over 100 uses and is made of plastic that needs no tape, Velcro or nails to use. It is sturdy, durable, lightweight and compact and can hold up to 14 pounds. It comes in more than six colors and can be used with grocery carts, wheelchairs, strollers and more.

Portable Dog Run

Westfield Outdoor Inc.

Let your dog run (almost) free with the Timber Ridge® Portable Dog Run. This dog run is designed for easy setup and teardown wherever you are. It features a 36-foot dog cable and a 6-foot rope—both with two steel buckles for secure attachments to give your dog plenty of space to run and play. When it’s time to go, it fits in the included carry bag for ideal transportation and storage.

Pet Gazebo

Win World International Trade

The portable, lightweight and easy-to-assemble PET GAZEBO® fits seamlessly into any home, outdoor entertaining area or campsite. Available in a neutral Earth Taupe canopy, with five additional canopy colors offered to match any personality or home interior, THE PET GAZEBO® assembles in minutes using zero tools. Equipped with a spring-loaded, pet-proof lock and drop-down window paneling, the PET GAZEBO® offers pet owners peace of mind when constructed indoors or out. The PET GAZEBO® suits every dog during every life stage and is available in four sizes to accommodate any breed size: 3 foot, 4 foot, 5 foot and 8 foot.

Wine Glass Holder


The wineGrasp® is a stemmed glassware holder that solves the problem of where to set a top-heavy stemmed glass when the hands need to be free to Grasp the Good Times™. The sturdy spring and rubber padded grips allow wineGrasp to firmly grip surfaces up to 1 inch thick and safely hold a glass with 10 ounces of fluid. The wineGrasp is made in the U.S. and can be used with wine glasses, martini glasses, margarita glasses and even champagne flutes.

Valve Cover

Zone Industry Corporation

The TapCap Decorative Valve Cover installs over ugly toilet and sink shut-off valves—covering their dirty, rusty and paint-splattered appearance. The magnetic handle installs with ease and can rotate the valve on or off. It installs without tools and water shut-off and fits over angled valves that are tight to the wall or up to 6 inches away. It is available in white, chrome, brushed nickel and matte-black finishes.

Portable Grill

The Kenmore 2-Burner Portable Gas Grill is a compact and powerful grill with 343 square inches of grilling space, 14,000 BTUs and convenient features like a warming rack, temperature gauge and slide-out grease tray. Foldable legs, side latches and carrying handles make it easy to transport. It is compatible with 20-pound propane tanks and perfect for camping, road trips, tailgating, outdoor parties and more.


Shower Filter

The Voesh Vitamin C Shower Filter eliminates chlorine and water impurities. Infused with vitamin C, vegan probiotics, oatmeal powder, hyaluronic acid and an essential oil complex, it goes beyond purification to nourish and protect both skin and hair. The Vitamin C Shower Filter can be used up to 110 times, depending on shower length. It is available in five scents: Clean Ocean, Lavender Land, Citrus Crush, Blossom Bliss and Rainforest Mist.


Leaf Blower

The SENIX X6 60-Volt Max 810CFM Blower goes from 0 to 170 miles per hour with the squeeze of a trigger. It has a powerful brushless motor, variable speed trigger and cruise control for precision and comfort. The blower comes with a 4.0Ah Lithium-ion battery and charger ready to work straight out of the box.


Removable Paint

Unpaint by Glasst is a removable, versatile, eco-friendly and easy-to-use paint that comes in over 50 colors. No more committing to a paint color—simply peel off your paint and try a new color. Unpaint can be brushed, rolled or sprayed on.



Police Security’s Twin Power® is a patent-pending flashlight that allows users to toggle between primary rechargeable power and alkaline battery for backup power. The Twin Power flashlight operates with a single cartridge, housing both a built-in charger and alkaline batteries with level indicators on the handle showing how much power remains.


Illuminated Pavers

Through patented manufacturing techniques, Glow Path Pavers feature embedded Glow Stone aggregate, which is used to light pathways, driveways and sidewalks at nighttime. The textured surface resists deicing salt, chlorine, mild acids and gasoline or oil. These pavers are manufactured in various styles and sizes.


Misting Water Bottle

The ExtremeMist GoMist is a stainless steel water bottle with a battery-powered micro misting pump in the cap, providing ultra-fine mist at the touch of a button. The water bottle is available in three colors and the lid is compatible with other wide-mouth water bottles.


Mouse Trap

DoomBox® is an enclosed mouse trap made for campers, RVs, boats and other places where traps are not checked regularly. DoomBox is certified child resistant, helping to keep children and pets away from the trap or dead mice. It is also reusable, allowing for multiple catches, and is made in the U.S.


Edger Guard

The Cut-N-Edge Pro comes in bright orange or black and allows users to paint edges with precision by holding brush bristles in place and keeping them together. It can be hooked to paint cans for clean storage.


Tool Belt Module

Handcrafted from full-grain leather, the EDC Tradesman Modular Tool Carrier System is designed with the end-user in mind, scaling with the end-user as the job evolves. The user has the option to mix and match attachments, and current options are designed for a variety of carpentry and electrical applications.


Electric Smoker Grill

The Bradley Electric Smoker Grill from Bradley Smoker is a versatile outdoor grill and smoker. This portable smoker grill requires only 15 amps of power, offering the same convenience and flavor of a full-size smoker or grill. It can be set up anywhere space is limited or open flames are not permitted, allowing grilling and smoking foods without any restrictions.


Paintbrush Cleaner

Simplify cleanup with the Brush Skrub cleaning tool. This tool not only keeps hands dry during cleanup but also acts as a self-contained, 3-in-1 solution—it conditions and preserves the brush while effectively removing residual paints. No more messy cleanups with an efficient painting experience.


Portable Battery

The Lion ProwlerTM from Lion Energy is a portable power unit that provides wireless charging for many smart cell phones and USB devices and also has a flashlight and a lamp. It can be plugged into any USB device that needs power and is easy to transport, lightweight and fits in a back pocket, backpack, carry bag or clipped on with a carabiner.


Paint Cap

The Easy Open is designed to simplify the opening and re-opening of screw caps for 5-gallon paint buckets. Made in the U.S. and engineered to fit securely around the 3-inch cap, it features user-friendly thumb tabs, eliminating the frustration of stuck or sealed caps. Place the Easy Open onto the cap and turn the opening using the finger tabs. The opening method ensures that both the cap and the seal’s threads remain intact, preventing damage and enabling continuous container use.


Double-Sided Square

The Rapid Rafter is a double-sided square that reduces the amount of time for measurements by allowing for simultaneous marking on both sides of the board, which increases accuracy. It also folds flat for easy storage.


Bucket Organizer

Made in the U.S. using recycled post-consumer plastic, the Bucket Organizer from Pak1 Plastics fits all standard 3 1⁄2- and 5-gallon buckets found at many home improvement stores. It features several slots and trays for holding tools, bolts and other job site necessities.


Planting Pot

Smart Pot® Fabric Planters are a replacement for the traditional hard-side containers and help plants thrive, promoting root health and vigorous plant growth for bigger, more abundant vegetables, flowers, plants and herbs. Available in multiple sizes and colors.


Portable Cooling System

The ExtremeMist 2-n-1 Portable Misting Fan allows users to continue their outdoor activities and beat the heat. The portable system can be plugged in, precharged or used with the included solar panel, no water spigot or electrical outlet required.


Rope Dispenser

Rapid Rope is a convenient and compact way to store and access rope when needed. The canister is weather-resistant and shatterproof and perfect for the car, boat or garage. The included rope can sustain up to 1,100 pounds.


Convertible Bench

The Convert A Bench is a versatile seating solution that transforms from a spacious bench to a three-person table in seconds. Crafted with rugged, all-weather and maintenance-free resin and vinyl, it’s exceptionally strong and durable for indoor and outdoor use. It is perfect for enhancing any space from patios and porches, to balconies and RVs. With seven color options and various cushion and pillow styles available, it offers customizable comfort and style and a 1,400-pound weight limit.

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Scented Candles

These licensed scented candles harness the brand equity from some of the most iconic baked goods and confection brands. These domestically sourced fragrances are created using state of-the-art flavor matching technology. Some scents feature smells from Hostess Brands, Hershey Brands and Just Born Brands. Scents include Twizzlers, Twinkies, Mike & Ike, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey S’Mores.


Egg Cleaning Kit

The Full Eggcellent Kit from GoodEgg Stuff features one small and one large GoodEgg Brush and a 12-ounce bottle of egg wash. The brush is designed with over 650 silicon nubs to scrub your eggs effectively and efficiently. The egg wash breaks down organic contaminants with naturally derived enzymes.


Grilling Bag

The McCormick Grill Mates Foil Grilling Bags help season food easier and faster. Simply put what you want to season in the bag and set it on the grill. When the bag is sealed, the steam is trapped within the bag, keeping your meat juicy. The bags can also be used in the oven.


Air Conditioner

The Cool Living Mini Split Air Conditioner offers cooling comfort without the bulkiness and noise of other larger units. This quiet unit has customizable settings, including a turbo mode to maximize your comfort. The air conditioner is energy efficient and features a dehumidifier and filtration. It is available in 9,000 to 24,000 BTUs.


Portable Grill

The nomadiQ Grill weighs 12 1⁄2 pounds and is the perfect grill to take anywhere, including picnics, road trips, camping and more. Each side features 110 square inches of grilling spaces with independent temperature controls, and when attached to a 16-ounce propane tank, can last up to three hours.


Fly Trap

The FlyPad from Rescue is a clean and simple way to attract and trap flies. FlyPad’s corrugated texture features glue-filled grooves designed to catch flies but the surface won’t stick to your fingers during setup and disposal. The FlyPad can be used both indoors and outdoors and is made in the U.S.


Plastic Barrier

ZipWall® is a reusable doorway barrier with a self-closing magnetic door that is made of high-tech fabric impervious to dust and has a clear plastic window. ZipWall covers a doorway up to 46- by 86-inches and the magnetic door can be placed to create an entry anywhere in the plastic barrier.


Yard Trimmer

The Trimyxs offers a superior approach to traditional weed trimming and edging. It is the first-ever universal push lawn mower attachment that allows consumers to not only mow their lawn but also trim and edge at the same time.


Downspout Connector

TurnSpout is a residential downspout connector with a patented design that manages roof water drainage and makes landscaping, lawn work and contracting projects around your home efficient and easier. TurnSpout was designed to be installed once and to remain in place permanently, with the ability to rotate 360 degrees and be lifted or lowered 25 degrees, then back to its original position. It is made of durable, all-condition, weather-tested and high-density plastic.


Wall Organizer

OmniWall is a fully modular metal pegboard system. The 18-gauge steel pegboard puts hammers, drivers, drills, wrenches and other hand tools within easy access on a wall. All the accessories were tested to ensure the user has a secure way to proudly display their tools. The OmniWall is available in six different colors.


Modular Closet System

The Northern Kentucky Cedar modular closet system is an easy DIY project made from aromatic red cedar that adds natural scent to your space while maximizing storage and reducing clutter. The system is made in the U.S. from locally sourced lumber and includes shelving, organizers, wall paneling, shoe racks and cube storage. Originally designed for a closet, this system can go wherever organization is needed.