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Artist Cal Breed of Orbix Hot Glass designs hand-pulled glass swizzle sticks that resemble candy canes. $65 for a set of four; 2jane.com.
Lovelylovely’s oversize doily mimics lace but is actually durable, washable vinyl. $38 for a set of eight; 2jane.com.
High-Design Dish Soap
Stylish nature-inspired labels make Daub & Bauble’s new soap, dish detergent and lotions worth leaving out on the counter. $8 for soap, $9 for dish detergent and lotion; daubandbauble.com for stores.
The platinum-glazed knob accentuates the birdlike shape of Terra Keramik’s curvy, handcrafted clay teapot. $106; terrakeramik.com.
This great-value cutlery set from Henckels includes a peeling knife, two paring knives and a serrated knife, all with colorful handles.$20; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Reusable plastic place settings include everything needed for entertaining: plate, knife, fork,spoon and even chopsticks and a toothpick. $14 for four;spoonsisters.com.
Recycline’s new antibacterial cutting boards are made from 100-percent-recycled plastic and are also recyclable. From $10; available at Whole Foods.