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Dearborn Glassware

What says ‘grown-up glassware’ more than the $70 per piece price tag of the Dearborn Glassware? Maybe the intricate, fluted Borosilicate glass, or the knowledge that each piece was expertly created by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic. Borosilicate glass, if you didn’t know, gives thermal resistance, which translates into a durability appropriate for daily use- it’s safe to use in ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers- and that gives us all a little more understanding to the collection’s value (and, ultimately, the aforementioned price tag). Now on sale.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00 - 75.00
Available from: Alchemy Fine Home

Naturally Cooling Ceramic Wine Cooler

When you’re drinking rosé or white wine, do you really want to deal with ice and buckets? Nope. Get yourself this Ceramic Wine Cooler from Magisso and then pat yourself on the back for making chilled drinks that much easier.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: A+R Store

Rare Whiskey Glasses by Fferrone

Does full realization of adulthood hit when you start lusting after nice glassware? If you’ve led a fortunate life, perhaps so. The Rare Whiskey Glass by Fferrone has a slight curve towards its mouth which helps enhance the flavor of your favorite distilled beverage by concentrating the aroma. Each glass is handcrafted by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic from borosilicate glass. Sold as a set of two, it’s a perfect gift for someone who cares about their whiskey.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Ridge Kitchen Set

Gifts…blah, blah, blah. What about buying something for yourself and your table for a change? The Ridge set somehow hits a new-yet-vintage vibe, and the hand blown pieces with their rippled surface is sure to be a hit when you’re proffering beverages.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00 - 40.00
Available from: Areaware

Rivsalt Himalayan Salt & Grater

Gah! It’s a cute Himalayan Salt & Grater set, which is pretty damn adorable. I can see how an overachieving host might want to get one for each guest, but one is more than enough to pass around a table for a special sense of occasion. The grater rests in a beechwood stand, a perfect little companion piece to give the salt a home.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Poketo

Multi-ccino Mug

What’s the best gift for a coffee-drinking perfectionist? This Multi-ccino Mug, that’s what. The borosilicate glass mug has indicators printed on the outside for customizing proportions of espresso, milk, and water for the perfect brew. Do take note it’s currently on backorder (boooo) so don’t count on it for this holiday’s gift-giving exchange.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Available from: MoMA Store

O Corkscrew

Simplicity at its best, designer Athanasios Babalis reimagined the corkscrew to sidestep all the extraneous design elements in favor of pure function and form. The O Corkscrew requires only a twist and pull. The bronze and stainless steel will look right at home next to all your fancy bottles of wine and holiday fare, so feel free to leave it out to make imbibing that much easier, and possibly more delightful.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Round Silicone Lids

These silicone lids will make leftovers a snap. Just stick them on any sheet, pan, or bowl, and you’re done- no separate container necessary. That’s music to anyone’s ears, but especially to those of us with a slight case of lazybones around the holidays. They also keep food hot (a small one for your coffee, perhaps?), or can stand in as the top of a saucepan. Get them for yourself, or as a ‘happy holidays’ sort of host/hostess gift. Also available in a rectangular shape.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00 - 52.00
Available from: Food52

Aandersson Mugs

Some days you feel a bit square, some others a bit squiqqly, so let your coffee mug reflect your mood with these Aandersson Mugs. There’s three different designs to choose from: Alwin (in black), Alfred (in light grey), and Annika (in storm grey). Keep one in mind as a gift for one of your favorite coffee/tea drinker friends.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $24.00
Available from: Poketo

Stagg [XF] Pour-Over Set

Brew the perfect cup of coffee with the Stagg [XF] Pour-Over Set. The Stagg Dripper is vacuum insulated for ultimate heat retention and features a ratio aid for measuring just the right amount. The Double Wall Carafe keeps your coffee hot with its silicone lid. There’s also a pack of 30 Stagg Paper Filters included, so all you need to add is coffee grounds and hot water. And a mug, of course. Could be a good gift idea come gift-giving time?
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Flat Iron Trivet

Speaking of your tabletop needs, do you have enough trivets? You know, those things that protect your table from hot pots and dishes? This one by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedish brand Smaller Objects hides two trivets in one- the inner plate rests in the outer ring. Keep it in place for one-dish dinners and storage; lift it out when you need a second surface. A simple and elegant solution, don’t you think?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00
Available from: Ode to Things

Arcto Alpine Salt and Pepper Shaker

When you’re off on your adventures, you need not go without salt and pepper. The Arcto Alpine Travel Shaker is designed for robustness: it’s humid proof to prevent clumping and housed in a extra tough plastic case to withstand all sorts of abuse. It opens with a “click” so you’ll know when it’s open- no unnecessary spills in your bag, thank you very much. Get it, and all of your future travel companions will want to be your best friend come dinner time.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $18.58
Available from: Camping Survival

Standing Coffee Measure Spoon

Is $40 too much for a coffee measure spoon? Well, do you drink coffee everyday, or often enough to appreciate that this spoon stands up on its own, even full of coffee beans? Designed by Masaharu Asano, this spoon is easy to grab and comfortable to hold. Its curves and angled tilt are all intended to improve the coffee-making process.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $40.00
Available from: Spoon & Tamago

Heart Coasters And Trivet

Uh, brightly colored coasters that form a heart-shaped trivet? Adding to my cart, pronto. Keep a few around to keep your cold/hot drinks from ruining your furniture, and gather them together when you’ve got a hot pot or kettle on the table. Fun!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: Kikkerland

Stone Fruit Bowls, Small

Maybe you caught a glimpse of the Stone Fruit Bowls by Chen Chen and Kai Williams, but did you know there’s now a smaller, set-of-2 bowls to round out your collection? The larger bowls are cast from four different melons, each dish unique, while the smaller bowls are cast from a selection of grapefruits. Will the texture on the bowls make your fruit/oatmeal/cereal/snacks a little more enjoyable? Yes, absolutely.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00 - 60.00
Available from: Areaware