Lakeside’s Presidential Product Match-up EXPLAINED

On on our Lakeside Facebook “What’s New” page (click here to view), we matched Lakeside products with various US Presidents.  We asked if you could guess why we matched the product with the President.  Could you figure it out?  Check out the answers below.

Did you know?

Jimmy Carter -> Gourmet Peanuts

Carter grew up on a peanut farm and was a peanut farmer

Ronald Reagan -> Movie Popcorn Set

Reagan was an actor and his most notable films included Knute Rockne, All American, Kings Row, and Bedtime for Bonzo

William Howard Taft -> Bathtub Clock

Taft was the heaviest President at 332 pounds.  There is a story that he became stuck in the White House bathtub, and after which he had an oversized tub installed for his use.

Gerald Ford -> Michigan Wolverine Book

Ford played center and linebacker for the University of Michigan’s football team in the early 1930’s.

Teddy Roosevelt -> Bear Lantern

In 1902 on a hunting trip, Roosevelt famously ordered the mercy kill of a wounded black bear.  A toy maker was given permission by Roosevelt to use his name for his toy bear, creating the ‘Teddy Bear.’  Since then, bears and later bear cubs became associated with Roosevelt.

James Polk -> Camera

Polk is the earliest president to have surviving photographs taken during his term in office.

Harry S. Truman -> ‘S’ Monogrammed Blanket

Truman’s middle name is simply the letter ‘S.’ His parents chose the letter to please both of Harry’s grandfathers whose names each started with the letter ‘S.’

2 Responses

  1. Stella Derflinger says:

    Your products are nice but your packing, shipping costs & delivery dates leave a lot to be desired. Each time I place an order I have to log-in like a new customer. The last two shipments I received have had broken pieces in them & tracking information wasn’t available until almost the day that I received the goods. I would like to continue shopping with Lakeside because the items make unique gifts but I wish there was more incentive.

    • jodis4care says:

      Hi Stella,

      I apologize that you have received damaged items in your recent orders. Please send an email to with a description or item number of the damaged items and a customer service specialist would be glad to assist you.

      We at Lakeside compare our pricing to our competition all the time. We have found that when you look at the total cost of the product plus the shipping with Lakeside, we still come out to a better value than most of our competitors – even those who are offering “free” shipping. We also offer additional web only deals, truckloads of savings and multitudes of other product promotions that offer even greater discounts.

      The shipping time frame is determined upon the availability of the product and the destination of the package.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Warm Regards,


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