Tuthilltown Spirits $45
Keeping alive the pre-Prohibition tradition of small-batch distillation, NY-based Tuthilltown Spirits use fresh cider from nearby orchards to produce vodkas, whiskeys, rum, eau de vie, brandy and infusions.
Stump Glasses $72
Bring the woods to your dinner table with stump glasses, hand blown by Portland, Oregon-based Lynn Read of Vitreluxe Glassworks. Read created a mold from an oak branch, and then painstakingly blew the glass into the mold before removing it to dry. These tree trunk-inspired tumblers sell in a set of two.
Roberta's Cookbook $21
The first cookbook from the chef and co-owner of Brooklyn's celebrated Roberta's and Michelin starred Blanca restaurants features recipes you can actually follow and make at home. More than just its celebrated pizzas, the recipes cover a variety of dishes, each paired with a photograph.
Silicone Spatulas $23
The GIR spatula was born in 2012 by founders who felt that the versions on the market didn’t “get it right.” Available in a range of festive colors to suit any and all interior decorating schemes, these superior spatulas take culinary pop over the top. As much a color study as a necessary appliance, these non-stick spatulas are sure to make your spirits—and your kitchen—bright all year long.
Spirit Ceramic Coated Frying Pan $70
Ceramic is steadily taking hold as the non-stick coating of choice. Free of chemicals found in traditional coatings, it's the best way to cook eggs and fish without sticking. These work on all cooking surfaces, including induction, and unlike other pans with coatings these can be used on high heat and in the oven.
Tumi + Ketel One
Mixology Backpack $695
Who needs a bar back when you can have a bar backpack? In the "spirit" of the holiday season (or as we like to call it, vodka), Tumi and Ketel One teamed up to create a Mixology Backpack. Perfect for the seasoned drink mixer, or anyone who wants to be the life of the party, this refreshing pack includes a host of accessories, including 1oz and 2oz jiggers, a shaker and a spoon. This celebration-maker ensures you will always be equipped to concoct the next martini, and elevate any gathering from humdrum to humdrunk.
Amagansett Sea Salt Co
Amagansett Sea Salt $12
Harvested directly from the Atlantic Ocean, then solar-evaporated and hand-filtered, the Amagansett Sea Salt packs crunch and a light oceanic flavor that touches on scents reminiscent of the Northeast coastline. Founded by husband and wife duo Amagansett Sea Salt Co., is one of only a handful artisan salt makers on the entire Eastern sea coast.
Pig Cooking Lid $20
You've already got the pot and the belly—now all you need is the pig. MoMA's handy Pig Cooking Lid can be placed on any pot and helps food cook easily as hot water vapor releases through its silicone snout while looking adorable in the process. This useful item was originally featured in MoMA's Destination: Japan, an exclusive curated collection featuring cutting-edge Japanese products. The perfect gift for cooks, pig-lovers, or design enthusiasts, this most hotheaded of swine is ready to blow off some steam.
Modern Farmer Subscription $20
The brainchild of Ann Marie Gardner—formerly an editor at both the NY Times' T Magazine and Monocle—Modern Farmer caters to "window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate." Pick up a subscription of this quarterly to stay in the know year-round.
East Coasters $32
Claim your coastal allegiance with these amusing East Coasters from designer Reed Wilson. Native New Yorkers will love the eastern seaboard design, but west coasters never fear, Wilson does offer a geographic alternative of the cheeky drink protectants. Whether your beverage of choice is a snifter of bourbon or a spirulina smoothie, Americans can all get a kick out of these Baltic birch coasters.
The Jam Stand
Not Just Peachy, Sriracha Jam $12
Brooklyn-based duo The Jam Stand delivers yet another craveworthy combination with Peach Sriracha Jam. Loaded with locally-sourced ingredients, flavors of pucker-your-lips peach sweetness seasoned with zesty sriracha result in a palette-perfect balanced spread. Wam, bam, thank you jam!
Fat Toad Farm
Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce $13
The Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce is for the boozie foodie—the infusion of Kentucky Straight Bourbon will imbibe, and the tongue-smacking creaminess of the cajeta caramel (similar to dulce de leche but is goat milk-based) will punch you in the mouth with goodness. A pinch of organic sea salt brings it all together. Handcrafted on a Vermont family farm, the Fat Toad Farm Caramel Sauces are a nut-free and verified gluten-free product.
Carola Zee + Label Aleph
Coffee Spoons $22
From her Unique Series, Carola Zee's set of four gray ceramic coffee spoons for Label Aleph will delight any bean aficionado. The various porcelain shapes are manipulated by pressing the thumb into the clay—a key feature in the design—not only for functionality but because it uniquely molds each shape during the firing process.
Back to the Roots
AquaFarm allows you to nurture your very own ecosystem. It's a fish tank, all parts included, and a set of planters for herbs and wheat grass that you can grow right on your kitchen counter. Better yet, the tank is self-cleaning and powered by the science of aquaponics. All you need to get started is a fish and some seed.
Charles-Heidsieck Brut Reserve $50
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just keeping it classy at a BYOB dance party, a bottle of Charles-Heidsieck Brut Reserve is sure to put a little effervescence in your night. This accessibly priced Champagne goes down smooth till the very last drop, which you're sure to savor as much as the moment it inspires.
Impress Coffee Brewer $40
The Impress Coffee Brewer combines a traditional French press with a travel mug, making it a great resource for mornings when there's no time to steep. The clever design separates the grounds with an extra-fine filter basket, delivering a few clean cups of coffee, all while the double-walled stainless steel outer cup remains cool to the touch.