Retailers' Choice Awards

For more than 50 years, the NHPA has organized the Retailers’ Choice Awards, which recognizes some of the standout products on display at the National Hardware Show®. The program honors manufacturers for their innovation and provides retailers and distributors new products to check out. The Retailers’ Choice Awards are selected by actual retailers who know what their colleagues need in a product to attract customers.

Doorstop Replacement


The Doorstop Upgrade adds features such as a post and a mating screw to improve on standard doorstops. The installer drills a hole through the receiving door, inserts the doorstop through one side and the mating screw through the other. Unlike other doorstops that bend or come loose, this approach produces a superior assembly which significantly resists failure. or

Reversible Snow Shovel

Shark Industries

The Shark Snow Shovel has a two-in-one design to tear up hard- packed snow with the “Shark Teeth” on one blade while the other works as a standard snow shovel with a smooth blade. The blades easily change with the built-in swivel mechanism. or

Tool Carrying Assistant

Coastal Business Solutions

Handzy is a multipurpose tool designed to carry everyday objects more comfortably and efficiently, thereby reducing pain and stress on fingers and hands. It can be used for carrying grocery bags, clothes, paint cans, propane/freon tanks, 5-gallon buckets and more. It is made in the U.S.

361-500-4302 or

Toilet Squeegee

Better Living Products

The LOOEEGEE Hygienic Toilet Squeegee features a hygienic, nonstick silicone pad that integrates 30 squeegee blades to remove stains with less scrubbing.
The flexible silicone is designed to conform to the smooth, curved surface of a toilet bowl and cleans a bowl in its entirety.

800-487-3300 or

LED Stud Finder

Franklin Sensors

The ProSensor T9 has eight precision sensors to find studs in a home’s walls. The T9 has a max detection depth of 1.6 inches and its 4-inch wide LED display shows the stud’s center and edges. It features proximity indicators which illuminate when approaching a hidden object and also provides a convenient pencil caddy. It runs on AAA batteries.

208-918-2403 or

Tape Organizer

Collision Edge

The Tape Thing is a patented magnetic tool that secures a roll of tape to metal surfaces like tool boxes or truck bodies and allows it to spool off by hand. It works in conjunction with The Tape Thing Caddy, which holds other metal items, velcro items, razor blades and painter rags.

770-328-5666 or

Personal Item Holder

Beach Buddy USA

The Buddy is a plastic beverage holder with two caddies to hold small personal items such as sunglasses, cellphones, wallets or keys. It can be used at the beach, at picnics, while camping, tailgating or at outdoor concerts and sporting events. The Buddy can be put into sand, grass, hard dirt and even snow.

504-909-0999 or

Fire-Starter Logs


Bag of Fire logs have InstaFireTM starter material infused inside to burn long and hot. InstaFire is an easy lighting fire starter that burns in virtually any condition. Bundled with a 100 percent natural kiln-dried fire log for a long-burning fire, InstaFire-infused hickory logs are easy to light and offer a hickory aroma.

888-482-4868 or

Flipping Grill Attachment

Flippin' BBQ

The Flippin’ BBQ is an attachment that fits on an existing grill top. The enclosure can flip 50-100 wings at once and can also be used for shrimp, fish, vegetables and many types of meat. The custom-fit grates have five height levels that lock the food in place. With the Flippin’ BBQ you can grill food as thin as bacon and as thick as an ear of corn. This product is made in the U.S. out of food-grade 304 stainless steel. or

Drain Clog Remover


The Drain Weasel has a patented “micro-hook” tip that snags hair clogs on contact. Its slim shape is designed to slide past most drain stoppers without any drain disassembly. It comes with two disposable or reusable wands to lessen cleanup and lessen the use of chemicals.

309-274-6223 or

Water Plunger

K-CO Products

The Johnny Jolter® PRO Power Plunger forces water, not air, to clear clogs without the need for a plumber. It draws water into a chamber and then forces it back out to clear a toilet blockage. The Johnny Jolter is easy to clean and maintain with no cartridges to replace.

949-276-5252 or

Ergonomic Paint Roller

E-Roller/Hanniver Innovations

E-Roller is an ergonomic alternative that uses a proprietary design to take the stress off the wrist so a painter doesn’t experience pain for days after painting. E-Roller is able to apply consistent pressure utilizing the user’s major muscle groups including the upper arm, shoulder and back when painting. or

Kitchen Waste Bin

Greenlid Envirosciences

Greenlid is a compostable and disposable kitchen food waste bin made from recycled cardboard. It is leak-proof and smell-proof, and as it breaks down with compostable waste, it produces nutrient-rich soil. The same bin can be used multiple times until it begins to biodegrade, and then it can be tossed in a compost pile or put it in the trash.

888-876-6561 or

Outdoor Tablet

Moultrie Products

The Moultrie Field Tablet is an Android tablet that features a 7-inch touch screen. It lets a user view their game camera images in the field while functioning as a full-featured tablet. It has 4 GB of internal memory, can be connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections and has a 3.5 mm earphone jack.

800-648-2059 or

Grill Cleaner Tool

Proud Gill Co.

The Q-Swiper Grill Cleaner uses a moist Q-Swiper Grill Cleaning wipe in combination with the Q-Swiper Grill Brush. It safely removes grease and grime for a clean and healthy grill. The Q-Swiper is bristle- and wire-free. Available in a kit (one grill brush and 25 wipes), 40-count refill and also as a grill brush sold separately.

877-317-7875 or

Insect Trap

Dynamic Solutions Worldwide

The Flylight Insect Trap provides up to 600 square feet of protection against flies, mosquitoes and other flying insects. It utilizes DynaTrap’s proprietary AtraktaGloTM Technology to produce a UV light, which is attractive to insects. The nontoxic StickyTechTM Glue Card then traps the bugs and conceals them.

877-403-8727 or

Toy Displays


Toy TowersTM is a shopping display featuring a variety of premium impulse products, chosen for their novelty, quality and value. Streamlined and simple to merchandise, the Toy Towers system offers customizable and versatile options that maximize space and value for all retail spaces.

800-356-0474 or

Flavored Drink Straws

Reach Cos.

Water Magic Straws flavor water as a user sips. After dipping a straw in water and taking a sip, the flavor beads are activated and the effervescent tabs start to add bubbles. The straws contain less than 5 grams of sugar and 20 calories.

866-848-8999 or

Surfacing Material

Sandleford Holdings

Pour-in-Place rubber surfacing is suitable for a variety of applications, including pathways, playgrounds, pool surrounds, garden sheds, utility vehicle beds, ramps, stairs and any area requiring an attractive, impact-absorbing, nonslip surface. It is porous, which makes it suitable for many landscaping uses such as around trees.

All-Weather Paper and Pen

JL Darling

Rite in the Rain paper products have a special coating that allows them to remain legible and writeable when exposed to water or other liquids. The paper is available in a variety of bindings, including flip books, spiral notebooks and loose-leaf sheets. Rite in the Rain also produces pens able to write on wet paper along with kits for a variety of fields like tactical, agricultural and public safety.

253-922-5000 or

Battery-Powered Glue Gun


The cordless PRO2-60 glue gun is powered by a Ryobi 18-Volt Lithium Ion compact battery that provides user efficiency and versatility. Powered with a PTC heating system, this glue gun delivers consistent working temperatures and a longer run time. It uses full size 0.43-inch (10.9 mm) glue sticks.

847-487-4583 or

Portable Workstation

Nielsen Products

The Plan Station Portable Desk and Workstation is a portable, wall-hanging workstation and desk that provides a 24-by-48-inch workspace. It has over 20 pockets available to carry a laptop and other essentials. It quickly folds up and hangs flat on the wall to save space when not in use.

800-217-1114 or

Wi-Fi Enabled Rodent Trap


The Victor® Wi-Fi Enabled Electronic Mouse Trap uses smart circuit technology to quickly sense and humanely dispatch a rodent once it enters the trap. Once a rodent is caught, a kill alert is sent to the user’s mobile device. This electronic trap offers easy setup, a No-Touch, No-See experience and 100 percent efficacy.

855-584-2867 or

Tick Removal Tool

Tick Key Products

The Original Tick KeyTM is a tick removal device that uses natural forward leverage to remove the entire tick, head and all, from a person or pet without touching or smashing the tick’s body. It is fabricated from high-strength anodized aluminum and is available in 19 metallic and matte finishes. The flat design makes it easy to store in a wallet, on a keychain or on a pet’s leash.

860-618-3072 or

Scrubbing Soap


Surly Soap is a hand soap for removing paint, dirt and grime. Designed with a built-in finger rail that reaches hard-to-get places, it combines a cleansing soap with an infused scrubber for cleaning hands. The scrubber works to penetrate stubborn compounds and reveals itself the more it is used.

800-208-9168 or

Door Stopper

CQ Innovations

The Pocket-Stop can hold doors open or closed to provide a deterrent to intruders. It has been tested on a wide variety of doors, from standard home doors to 12-foot fire doors with heavy-duty closures. It can be used in homes, building maintenance, hotels, movers and contractors. The Pocket-Stop folds into a smaller form for easy portability.

707-696-1474 or

Door Pin Remover and Nail Set


The Paint Pro Pak consists of one 32R12-1 nail set and a door pin removal tool that can remove any door pin without using a hammer or screwdriver that could damage wood molding around hinges. These tools are the size of a pen for easy transportation around job sites.

509-926-1541 or

Phone Microscope

Science Wiz

The Clip-On Microscope works with any smart device, phone or tablet. The microscope aligns with a clip over the front-facing camera to examine a slide or specimen, and the image is shown on the phone’s screen at 200 to 400 times larger. The image can then be taken as a picture and shared through a phone.

510-222-2638 or

Key Organizer


The KeySmart Pro holds up to 10 keys and features TileTM Bluetooth-tracking technology so keys are never lost. The free Tile app will show a KeySmart Pro on a map. Also, if the user misplaces a phone, double tapping the Tile button on the KeySmart Pro will make it ring. It holds a charge for two months and recharges with an included micro USB cable. or

Pressurized Hose/Shower


RinseKit is a pressurized, portable shower that can wash away dirt, sand and more from people, pets and gear. It is available in a hard or soft case and a heating element can be added. The case holds 2 gallons of water and can provide pressurized water flow for six minutes.

800-613-5764 or

Hammock Display

Eagles Nest Outfitters

Eagles Nest Outfitters hammocks offer a variety of options for one or more people to enjoy a swing above the ground. The retail hammock display offers a full collection of Eagles Nest Outfitters hammocks in a few feet of salesfloor space. The line includes selections from ultralight backpacker hammocks to fully insulated camping options.

828-252-7808 or

Propane Pizza Oven


The Pizzeria Pronto® reaches cooking temperatures of over 700 degrees and cooks a pizza in five minutes. This outdoor portable pizza oven can be used for tailgating, camping or a family pizza night. Simply hook it up to a propane tank, let it preheat for 10 minutes, and it’s ready to be used.

866-682-2060 or

Paint Tray and Storage Container

PaintTray Solutions

Paint Tray Solution is a paint tray with a rubber gasket and easy clip-on cover that has an air-tight feature to prevent paint and paint tools from drying during the application process. It also stores paint with or without the paint roller and can stay fresh for at least four months. The tray is clear to easily identify paint color, it’s stackable and it’s made with a versatile material that withstands wear and tear.

516-243-2102 or

Rolling Storage Tote


UpCart® City is a multiwheel cart that provides a smooth ride on any supporting surfaces and improves stability while adding the ability to roll up and down staircases. Patented technology allows the UpCart City to fold completely flat for easy storage. It is lightweight but strong and can haul up to 77 pounds. No assembly is required.

800-539-3653 or

Bulb Changer

Gatski Enterprises

The Lickety Split lightbulb changer is a system that allows users to safely and efficiently change hard-to-reach recessed lightbulbs. The patented adhesive pad will last for many bulb changes, and additional replacement pads are sold separately. For bulbs out of reach, simply screw the lightbulb changer on to any threaded extension pole to reach ceilings up to 16 feet.

866-321-0809 or

Decorative Light Aid

Moonlight Concepts

The ELF | Easy Light FeederTM is a no-ladder solution for decorating trees with holiday lights. It allows the user to safely hang lights on all types of trees (evergreen, deciduous or palm) in minutes, and it can reach heights greater than
20 feet. It attaches to any extension pole with standard ACME threads and works with most light sizes. Light strings feed tangle free from the included shoulder bag.

800-579-4352 or