Summer 2009 Gift Guide

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

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Sproutpeople Best of the Best of the Best Sprouting Kit

Sproutpeople Best of the Best of the Best Sprouting Kit $55.55 Sprouting's back! This kit includes an easy-to-use sprouting container, instructions, and mixes featuring seeds and beans for adzuki, onion, radish, pumpkin, and more.

Lodge Logic Combo Cooker

Lodge Logic Combo Cooker $55.95 Great for car camping, this medium-sized cast iron Dutch oven comes preseasoned, and it's got a skillet that doubles as the oven's lid.

Mori Ex Cacao Gift Set

Mori Ex Cacao Gift Set $65 From high-end Los Angeles candy maker Valerie Confections comes the ultimate goth gift: three skull-shaped truffles in Scorched Caramel, Bitter Brandied Cherry, and Curious Chili flavors.

Arktura Strand Tray Black

Arktura Strand Tray Black $69 Stylish and spider web–esque, this raised metal tray keeps hot dishes off sensitive surfaces.

Bodum Bistro Toaster

Bodum Bistro Toaster $79.95 Hot colors, hot bread. The new Bodum toasters come in a rainbow of fun hues and feature a rubbery, easy-to-clean surface.

Green Onion Glasses and CapRock Organic Dry Gin

Green Onion Glasses and CapRock Organic Dry Gin $79.99 for everything pictured CapRock gin is made from organic apples grown on winery Jack Rabbit Hill's biodynamic farm in western Colorado's North Fork Valley. Package it with two pretty green glasses made from recycled bottles, and you've got a classy cocktail in the making.

Charcoal Water Pitcher

Charcoal Water Pitcher $85 Escape the plastic reign of Brita with this glass water filter that purifies with Iouseki stones from the mountains of Japan and charcoal. Pretty enough to go from fridge to table.

Beech Hill Farm Bison Rib-Eyes

Beech Hill Farm Bison Rib-Eyes $85.50 for six Forget Omaha Steaks: Bison is healthier than beef, and more meat/less fat means a better value.

John Boos Reversible Maple Cutting Board

John Boos Reversible Maple Cutting Board $85.95 A really big, chunky cutting board is something you don't think you need until you get one; then you can't live without it. This reversible John Boos model, used by the pros, is a mega 20 inches by 15 inches and 2 1/4 inches thick.

Eva Solo Handblown Glass French Press with Sweater Cozy

Eva Solo Handblown Glass French Press with Sweater Cozy $100 It's hard to get excited about yet another coffee maker, but we're excited about this one: It makes something like cowboy coffee, where you just soak ground coffee in boiling water. But in this case, you pour it out through a little filter in the top so you don't drink the grounds. It comes with a cute brown sweater cozy, too.