Summer 2009 Gift Guide

Summer 2009 Gift Guide. All your warm-weather gifting needs met.

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Tazza Carrier with Espresso Cups

Tazza Carrier with Espresso Cups $28 Picture it: You're lounging with friends in the backyard on a summer evening. You pop into the kitchen and return with white ceramic cups of digestifs or espresso in this cute little carrier. While wearing cutoffs.

Tovolo Green Shooting Star Pop Molds and Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone

Tovolo Green Shooting Star Pop Molds and Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone $28.90 for both The recipes in Pops! sound crazy good (PB and sesame raspberry pops, for instance). You can try them out in these snazzy molds.

Camerons Gourmet Mini Smoker

Camerons Gourmet Mini Smoker $29.50 Smoke with less commitment: This mini version works on the stovetop and holds enough food for just a few people, as well as taking up less of your precious storage space.

Sippin' Seat Flask Stadium Seat Cushion

Sippin' Seat Flask Stadium Seat Cushion $29.95 Everyone knows at least one person who would think this is the most awesome gift ever. The stadium cushion hides booze and comes complete with sippin' tube!

Zak Recycled Confetti Mixing Bowls

Zak Recycled Confetti Mixing Bowls $31.95 for a set of four A perfect starter set for a recent graduate, a shacked-up couple, or anybody looking to upgrade from a random, ugly assortment of bowls. Based on retro-’50s design, these are made from recycled melamine.

Dry Bones Salt and Pepper Shakers

Dry Bones Salt and Pepper Shakers $32 Matte ceramic with cork closures, Chris Stiles's shakers are classy, unique, and easy to refill.

Poketo Plates

Poketo Plates $32 for a set of two The loopy, psychedelic designs on these picnic-fabulous melamine plates are by Tokyo artists PCP and Ogi.

Custom Cheese Assortment from Nala's Fromagerie

Custom Cheese Assortment from Nala's Fromagerie $45 for everything pictured Nala's Fromagerie carries hard-to-find cheeses from small Wisconsin producers (and the rest of the world). Put together your own gift pack. Pictured here are some of Wisconsin's best artisan varieties.

The Lunch Box by Oots

The Lunch Box by Oots $45.50 A nice big lunch box that fits multiple little containers of food and is designed to hold a water bottle under the handle.

Table Slice Trivet

Table Slice Trivet $50 This felted trivet looks like the inner rings of a tree trunk in a world inhabited by fairies and elves.