Eco-guilt spoils a good party. Get a set of this bright melamine dinnerware, and dispense with disposable plates.
Also makes a great, unbreakable meal set for kids.
Amazon | Buy
Why go to all that trouble piping on a pretty little frosting design if it’s just gonna end up smashed against some aluminum foil? Excellent for lunch boxes and romantic, celebratory picnics.
If you need more cupcake-carrying power, you know what to do.
Container Store | Buy
Pop in a hard-boiled egg and write each guest’s name on the egg.
Amazon | Buy
This is a soccer ball for an unusually large person or an awesome bean bag chair for your kid’s room.
Generate | Buy
This cheerful elephant will always remember to hold your door, or keep your books in place.
JoJo Maman Bébé | Buy
(Price converted from British pounds.)
QUICK PICK A simple, durable, hardwood crib at a reasonable price.
Community Playthings | Buy
Money may not grow on trees, but jewelry is nicer than money anyway.
Urban Outfitters | Buy
The hand remains stationery while the dial rotates.
Jason Linde | Buy
An excellent token of appreciation for your favorite writer or teacher. Also comes in graph paper for engineers and architects, and trays are available too.
Fishs Eddy | Buy
I was all bummed that they didn’t have a San Francisco one, then I went to their website and found out they did. They aren’t listed on the Etsy site yet however. Cough it up, Ork.
Ork Posters | Buy
Everlasting tealights. These make great night lights and table accents for houses with babies around.
via Anh Minh
Oxo | Buy
(For a set of four.)
This memo holder is made for restaurant orders, but you could use it as a revolving polaroid photo exhibit, a dish towel rack, necklace or scarf organizer, or mail sorter.
Museum of Useful Things | Buy
Yoga Goat | Buy
($35 for one mug, you choose the color)
Choose Honeybee, Ladybeetle, or Dragonfly.
Blue House | Buy
(Holds 20 oz.)
The Internet cannot shut up about these Tub Trugs. They’re waterproof, rubbery bins you can use to haul crap in the garden or store stuff inside. Also, they come in a rainbow of fruit flavors. If you need stuff to help you take care of your other stuff, you can’t go wrong with these.
Via Not Martha
Apartment Therapy | Buy
A genius crib and changing table for city dwellers, who need to fit the entire nursery in a walk-in closet.
Oeuf | Buy
This “pillow” is actually storage space for little items you’d like to keep close at hand. You can only hide the remote from him for so long, but oh what a sweet week it will be.
Rose and Radish | Buy
(14"w x 5"h.)
Does this come up for you? Because this comes up for me. Man, kitchenwear is becoming so specialized that next they’ll try to sell us a utensil to break our eggs more precisely. Oh, wait.
Cupcake Courier | Buy
Ship your mom a little peace and quiet. Full Bloom Tea makes gorgeous floral teas that “blossom” in hot water. This beautifully appointed gift box contains twelve assorted blooms, a glass teapot, and two glass teacups.
Full Bloom Tea | Buy
A card from the dentist, the contractor, the twelve contacts from a networking event, and one from the annoyingly efficient mom who had play-date calling cards printed for her toddler – all of them are smashed in the bottom of mom’s behemoth purse. Who has time to plug that information into an address book? This spare, matte aluminum box lets her organize business cards by simply dropping them in, no further effort required. Now she has time for a cocktail.
Canoe | Buy
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