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Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Pot
Nothing's cozier on a winter night than a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Make it easy to whip up a gourmet batch with the Hot Chocolate Pot from Williams-Sonoma ($34.95, williams-sonoma.com). This fun vessel promises to heat, blend, and serve café-style hot chocolate in one pitcher - the built-in whisk should ensure that the chocolate blends evenly.
Emile Henry Pitcher
In sophisticated shades like figue, tangerine, and raspberry, the sculptural Emile Henry Pitcher ($60, but GH readers can purchase it for $29.99 at emilehenryusa.com with the special code GH30) is sure to make a statement on any breakfast table. The one-quart vessel is dishwasher-safe, and the manufacturer claims that it retains hot or cold temperatures longer than standard metal, glass, or stoneware pitchers.
Bella Single-Serve Coffeemaker
Brew your drink of choice in this space saver ($20, amazon.com) ideal for a dorm. It adjusts to fit any mug, like the one it comes with - bargain!
Mangé 10 Piece Gourmet Sample Set
There's something for everyone in this eclectic fruit vinegar sampler from Mangé ($28.50, mange-legastronome.com). In 10 flavors ranging from exotic passion fruit to spicy red pepper, all packaged in a sleek gift box, this set is sure to please.
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Star Trees Mug Set
You can feel extra good about giving the Star Trees Mug Set from the MD Anderson Cancer Center Children's Art Project (four 12-oz. mugs for $40, childrensart.org). Featuring original art from a young cancer patient named Sean, all profits from the sale of these cheerful ceramic mugs go to fund programs designed to benefit the educational, emotional, and recreational needs of patients.
Toffee To Go Holiday Collection
In scrumptious flavors like dark chocolate-pecan and white chocolate-macadamia nut, we found Toffee to Go's holiday collection hard to resist. This tasty toffee comes in a festive red and green box and runs from $10 for four ounces to $45 for two pounds (toffeetogo.com).
Joseph Joseph USA Gastronomy Glass Worktop Saver
Celebrate the great culinary diversity of the United States with this fun and functional glass worktop saver from Joseph Joseph ($28, josephjoseph.com). From California Cobb salad to Florida key lime pie, this odor- and stain-resistant work surface is sure to inspire your favorite chef.
Round Pond Estate Mini Four-Bottle Olive Oil and Vinegar Gift Set
This olive oil and vinegar set from Round Pond ($38, roundpond.com) is a wonderful gift for the friend that is always in the kitchen. Pre-packaged in an exquisite gift box, this set includes four small bottles of flavored olive oils and vinegars.
Fred & Friends Ninjabread Men
This cookie cutter set from Fred & Friends ($12, fredflare.com) is the perfect gift for any action movie fan. In three dynamic ninja poses, they're sure to add a little humor to holiday baking.
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Bouchon Bakery Cookbook
The Bouchon Bakery cookbook ($50, amazon.com) makes a lovely gift for your favorite baker. With hundreds of mouthwatering recipes for cookies, scones, and cakes, you will never be at a loss for dessert. Plus, this great coffee table book gives tips and tricks for perfecting your baked technique.
L.L. Bean Winter Plates
For fans of classic Christmas accents, this set of four plates and its beautiful gift box from L.L. Bean ($40, llbean.com) is sure to be a great addition to any collection. Each plate is decorated with simple winter illustrations and will make every holiday table feel timeless and festive.
Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System
Make your favorite coffee fanatic's morning even better with the Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System ($99.95, keurig.com). This compact machine takes only two minutes to brew a cup of java and won't take up much counter space. Plus it comes in a range of colors, including platinum, red, orange, and purple.
Cookies and Corks Wine Pairing Variety
Your favorite wine enthusiast will love sampling the sweet varietals from Cookies & Corks ($7.95, amazon.com). These specially crafted cookies are meant to pair with your favorite pours from sweet dessert wines to sparkling champagne toasts. Bring a box to your next holiday party.
Help your host become the best bartender in town with this 10-in-1 bartending tool from Bar10der ($49.99, thebar10der.com). It has everything you need to strain, stir, and mix drinks to perfection right at home.
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This electric water kettle from Chantal ($100, chantal.com) puts a modern spin on an old classic. We love it because it pairs the convenience of an electric kettle with the good looks of a modern teapot. The Ekettle offers automatic shut-off feature and has an indicator light to let you know when the water is ready.
Fred & Friends Wine Monkey
Bring out your host's inner child with the Wine Monkey from Fred & Friends ($12, fredflare.com). This bottle cover puts an adult twist on the much-loved sock monkey and will add a dash of fun to an otherwise run-of-the-mill hostess gift.
Cuisinart Mini Choppers
Know someone starting a new household? Gift her with one of these bold mini choppers from Cuisinart ($39.95, amazon.com). The neon line also includes immersion blenders and hand mixers.
Rosanna Appetizer Plates
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me these gorgeous graphic 12 Days of Christmas plates from Rosanna ($100, rosannainc.com). An added bonus: with 12 in the set, there are surely enough to go around at any family holiday gathering.
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