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Handmade in Italy, this cake stand has an 18-inch top and a dramatic, octopus-shaped pedestal. $248;

Start spring planting early with this Williams-Sonoma heirloom-seed starter kit, which includes soil, seeds and biodegradable pots to grow them in. $50;

Subscribers get a monthly package filled with coffee beans from new micro-roasters, like Oregon’s Lone Pine. From $12.50 per month;

A rustic version of a traditional three-tier cake stand, Le Creuset’s stoneware serving piece comes in five of the company’s famous colors. $90;

Calphalon’s new four-quart AccuCore Chef’s Pan is made from five individual layers of metal, including a copper core, so it heats incredibly evenly—and it’s also less expensive than other five-ply pans. $130;

This wall-mounted rack from Paris design duo Tse & Tse stores and displays dinnerware pieces in neat, easy-to-access compartments. $495;

OroLiquido’s nut butter has a deep, toasty almond flavor and is made with just two ingredients: marcona almonds and sea salt. For an easy hors d’oeuvre, spread it on a cracker and top with fresh fruit and herbs, or add it to pesto. $10 for 9.2 oz;

A soft, spreadable version of the Piedmontese chewy nougat, this sweet and nutty confection is made from blended nougat, honey and hazelnuts. $12;

Made using the juice of kalamansi—an Asian citrus fruit—this vinegar is subtle and not too acidic, tasting like a fruity vinaigrette. $18 for 8.5 oz;

The incredible but hard-to-find jams from Alsatian pastry chef Christine Ferber have intensely pure flavors and are now available for mail order in the US. $18;

Pine sap is blended with sugar to create this woodsy, minty syrup from the Dolomites. It’s terrific drizzled onto rich cheeses. $24 for 3.6 oz;

Using soil made from coffee grounds, this Back to the Roots kit grows over a pound of pearl oyster mushrooms in about 10 days. $20;

Roll out the dough, add co-creator Tom Gallo’s tomato sauce and your favorite toppings, and turn out a crusty, chewy pizza with the GalloLea pizza kit. From $22 for 4 kits;

The Average Joe Artisan Bread kit includes tools and ingredients to make rustic, farmhouse-style bread at home. From $39;

Windowfarms’ hydroponic (no soil required) planting system, resembling a tall, narrow vase, grows herbs, lettuces and vegetables. $199;

Buy It: The Portland, OR-based artisans create flavors based on desserts like cheddar-apple pie or almond brittle, and ship them in gift packs. $65 for 5 pints;

Make It: Makes homemade yogurt, gelato or ice cream in about 40 minutes; a built-in compressor saves time, since there’s no bowl to freeze. $400;

Taste It: Sucre Shop’s wooden spoons—they’re biodegradable, to be used only once each—are perfect for a tasting party and come in hand-printed patterns. $8 for 20 spoons;

Matt’s Coffee roasts organic beans in small batches in a vintage roaster that runs on local fruitwood from Maine. $11.50 for 12 oz;

A new favorite tea: sweet and spicy Rooibos Coconut Chai ($14 for 3 oz;

A new favorite tea: Ambessa’s citrusy, smoky Earl of Harlem from chef Marcus Samuelsson ($9 for 20 sachets;

W+P Design—two Brooklyn-based designers with Southern roots—transformed the ubiquitous canning jar into a brilliant cocktail shaker. $29;

Tuthilltown Spirits uses local wheat and apples from the Hudson Valley in New York state to create its round, smooth and slightly sweet Half Moon Orchard gin. $37;

A glamorous version of a classic, this bar tool is plated in real gold and has a thick spring to keep muddled herbs and fruit out of drinks; fine holes strain out the ice. $35;

This whole beef brisket, from New York’s fantastic Lobel’s Butcher Shop, is seasoned with a peppery dry rub then slow-smoked with mesquite and apple wood for tender, juicy and flavorful meat. It arrives fully cooked; just wrap in foil and heat before serving. $260 for 8 lbs;


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