Katz and Company
Katz Branches Honey $11
To produce a wide range of delicious, complex honey, Katz and Company seeks out flowers for their bees with distinctive aromas, tastes, textures, and colors. Their honey is gathered directly from the hives and unpasteurized so as to preserve health benefits and flavor. Try varieties including wild blackberry, black button sage, and raspberry flower.
Sequence Bar Glasses $218.00 - 932.00
Hand-blown and hand-etched, the "Sequence" glass and decanter set by Czech artist Natalia Ognevia for Artel is designed in homage to Viennese glass legend Josef Hoffmann.
1900 Box $34
With its brand revival, Papier d'Arménie preserves its original early 20th century aesthetic on packaging for aromatic items such as their 1900 Box containing 12 booklets of 36 incense-like perfume strips.
Modern Apron $90
There's a saying about breaking free from the ties of apron strings to remember here, but no matter—Mill Valley, CA textile company Ambatalla has created a thoroughly modern smock that's not only string-free and functional, but stylish. Available in denim and gray ticking stripe, this is a piece you won't mind leaving on between courses or projects.
Jacobsen Salt Co
Artisan Sea Salt Slide Tin $3
Harvested from the cold waters off the coast of Oregon, Jacobsen Salt Co's beautifully flakey crystals strike the perfect balance between earthy minerality and full on salty ocean flavor. Loved by chefs like Thomas Keller (Per Se) and April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig), Jacobsen's salt has the refinement of centuries-old fleur de sel with the zing of new American enthusiasm.
Chiaverini Cherries Jam $10
With packaging as sweet as its contents, Chiaverini's canned jam makes for a pleasant little foodstuff gift. Available at the equally adorable and sophisticated London shop, The Hambledon, the brand's Florentine origins date back to 1928.
The AltoAir pour-over coffee filter combines form and function, Made in the UK from 100% stainless steel, AltoAir overcomes the problem of paper filters sticking to the brewer, resulting in inconsistent extraction.
Glass Food Storage $15+
These BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free glass containers come in a variety of sizes and with its own colorful silicone sleeve that uses button tabs to secure on the lid. They’re safe to use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher, making lunches and leftovers easier and more attractive than ever before.
Hands Baggu $9
Baggu's ingenious design makes for the most functional and stylish eco-bag out there. Joining their line of of reusable shopping bags this season is a new "hands" print, which with peace signs and shaka signs, spreads the good vibes while on the move.
2 Plate Multidish $182
Maxime Ansiau has squashed the conventions of traditional Delftware in the most graceful way. Her Multidish available at Seletti depicts classic Dutch scenery like countryscapes dotted with windmills on plates linked together in rows of two or more with new functional and decorative implications.
100-Count Bag of Oysters $150
Get shucking with this 100-count bag of ultra-tasty oysters, delivered to your door from Cape Cod's Island Creek oyster farm—the same people supplying top restaurants like French Laundry, Per Se and the White House. Free overnight shipping through 22 December.
Jackson Pollock Chocolates $32
Chocolate and art might be two of life's most enduring superfluous pleasures, and Mexican design group Unelefante marries the two impeccably. The Pollock Chocolates come in a set of three bars of 54% Colombian cacao, handpainted with Jackson Pollock-inspired strokes of vibrant color.
Cocktail Tea Towel $19
Drink devotees will never reach for the recipe book again when they have these Cocktail Tea Towels from our friends at Crispin Finn. Each screen-printed, 100% cotton towel includes the recipe and history for a concoction of choice, and perhaps most importantly, an enlightening quote reminding us of the health benefits of any given spirit. All leaving no doubt in our slightly buzzing brains that we should most definitely mix up another one.
Frozen Peas Ice Cube Mould $15
Suck UK smartly looked at nature to devise the perfect ice ball-maker. Crafting a jumbo-sized pea-in-a-pod design, the designer's Frozen Peas make it easy to squeeze out a giant ball of ice, which melts 80% slower than cubed ice, for cold, strong drinks.
Wood Trio $38
Shaw Sisters worked with artisans in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, to create this kitchen set that consists of a spatula, and a large and small spoon. The wooden pieces are blasted with a catalyzed laquer to give a shiny, durable finish, and a dash of color.
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes $11
Make your tastebuds really sing with the decadence of Maldon Sea Salt. Derived the same way since the company started raking underwater salt beds in 1882, the unprocessed crystals retain natural trace elements that make the compound more flavorful—therefore requiring less. If a sprinkle of the white stuff is one of life's little pleasures, ramping up your salt game in the kitchen will pay dividends to your daily satisfactions.