Summer 2007 Gift Guide

CHOW’s 2007 Summer Gift Guide


Moundful Living

Simple, beautifully packaged confections crafted from single-varietal dark chocolate with snowy organic coconut; 100 percent vegan.
Vere Chocolate Coconut Clusters, $8.50 for a box of six

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Look at Me!

These melamine dishes are neither wasteful nor breakable. Plus, peacocks are beautiful.
Jonathan Adler Peacock Melamine Dishware, $10–$12 per plate

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Stick-to-It-Iveness

Give plain, cheap dinnerware a temporary face-lift with simple stickers.
Jansen+co Farm Animal Decals, $6 per pack

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The Devil Made Me Do It

The next time you wake up with a hangover, blame it on one of these little devils disguised as bottle openers.
Alessi “Diabolix” Bottle Opener, $13

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No-Roll Eggs

Don’t let your boiled eggs roll about untethered. These cheery cups in summer colors provide a perfect perch.
BIA Cordon Bleu Egg Cups, $10 for four

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100 Proof in the Shade

Because your Mai Tai needs shade too.
Umbrella Picks, $3–$3.50 per pack

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Between Table and Plate

Place mats are classy—Mother says so. Bring that class to your next picnic with festive, reusable place mats and napkins.
Paper Table Waves Collection, $5–$20

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Pit Master

Cherry season is short: Efficient pitting equals more time for eating. OXO’s pitter has a splatter shield and doubles as an olive pitter.
OXO Olive & Cherry Pitter, $12

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Extreme Measures

These vintage-looking measuring cups hang for easy storage.
Melamine Measuring Cups, $14

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More Greater

These tools will grate just about anything, except your fingers.
Microplane Classic Series, $9.50–$12.95

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Make Like Michelangelo

These tools are meant for sculpting clay, but they can also sculpt food: core a pear, slice cheese, and frost cakes.
Loew-Cornell Pottery Tool Kit, $9.99

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