Winter 2008 Gift Guide. There's never been a better time to give.
Spice Grinder $12 each Use these inexpensive grinders with pepper, salt, nutmeg, or anything else that needs milling—they're durable, colorful, and easy to operate.
Sing Sing Dinner Tray $15 Eat just like the prisoners do! But better. This is fashioned after the cafeteria trays used in New York's Sing Sing prison. Bound to be a conversation piece during any TV dinner.
Mustache Pint Glass $15 each Can't decide if you can commit to growing a handlebar mustache? Use these glasses to try out the look, and hydrate at the same time.
Parkhaus Berlin Felt Coasters and Josh Jakus Felt Coasters $3.25–$15.99 A few reasons these felt coasters rule: They're superabsorbent, won't skid, and are made from postindustrial waste. Also, they look cool.
Orla Kiely Flip Book and Notebook $6–$17 Party planning, grocery lists, and recipe ideas can be hard to keep in order, but using retro-inspired notebooks from popular textile designer Orla Kiely makes it a little easier.
PT's Coffee $10.99–$17.99 per pound The beans are carefully sourced and then carefully roasted and carefully shipped fresh. So much care goes into these beans! PT's Coffee Roasting Company's beans consistently place high in competitions. Like those judges, we find this coffee delicious.
Ferm Tea Towels $19 each Ferm Living's tea towels are made from 100 percent organic cotton. Good for the planet, good for you, good for dishes. The vibrant colors and bold prints will liven up even the drabbest of kitchens.
Napkin Catch Placemat $19 each These reclaimed-rubber placemats from Josh Jakus come with a built-in napkin holder. Easy to clean; easy to use.
Baked: New Frontiers in Baking and Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen $19.77–$23.10 The pastry chef at Babbo, Gina DePalma, shares her recipes for Italian treats like citrus-glazed polenta cake and fig and ricotta gelato; while unconventional recipes from Baked include malt ball cake with milk chocolate frosting and butterscotch pudding tarts.