GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, February 11, 2013
Get the Scoop
The Savora ice cream scoop features a serrated edge and a pointed shape to dig through hard ice cream. The bowl is designed to curl the ice cream for an attractive result. Made of cast metal, it can be used for all frozen desserts, not just for ice cream. $14.99. Savora through Lifetime Brands, Garden City, NY. 516.203.3229.
In a Jam
Sweet figs and black tea is the base of these preserves by Quince & Apple. Full-bodied, the preserves linger on the palate and can be added to fruit slices, cheese with crackers (or bread) or spooned over ice cream. $7.99. Quince & Apple, Madison, WI. 608.301.5422.
To Mom, With Love
Dogeared's Mom Collection includes this Sparkle Karma necklace. Presented on the company's signature card, the message reads: "I Love You Mom." Handmade in the U.S.A. Gold dipped, $76; sterling, $62. Dogeared, Los Angeles. 310.846.4444.
What a PearThe Anjou Pear fragrance by Rosy Rings is intoxicating. Full of lush vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, the scent is infused with pear slices and redwood cones. Diffuser (featured) comes with a decorative wooden cap and 10 reeds, and lasts 6-9 months. 13 oz. $52. Rosy Rings, Denver. 800.277.1778.
Just in time for planting and planning kitchen gardens, Cooking with Flowers from Quirk Books presents a multitude of recipes for using Rose Petals, Lilacs, Lavenders and other edible flowers to flavor and dress both sweet and savory dishes. April release. $24.95. Quirk Books, Philadelphia. 215.627.3581.
Peepers Reading Glasses is now offering a collection of sunglasses. The line includes styles for both men and women in a range of looks-from classic Hollywood to hipster chic. There are nearly 40 pieces in the new collection. Peepers Reading Glasses, Michigan City, IN. 800.348.2508.
British rockers, Muse, now have some of their biggest hits in lullaby form for tinier fans. The Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Muse features some gentler versions of the band's arena-rock hits like "Hysteria," "Knights of Cydonia," "Resistance" and nine other songs. $19.99. Rockabye Baby!, Los Angeles. 714.774.3878.
Anne Taintor's humorously captioned vintage images are now part of a new licensed collection of Tervis tumblers. Four of Taintor's popular designs come on 16- and 24-oz. sizes of the double-walled insulated drinkware. Microwave-, dishwasher- and freezer-safe. Come with a lifetime guarantee. Tervis, North Venice FL. 866.886.2537.
Cooks and diners can get almost as much juice and flavor from a half slice of lemon or lime with Solid Red Square's Press Art lemon press than can be squeezed by hand from a half of a whole lemon. The decorative bird shaped press is made of BPA-free copolyester and is dishwasher-safe. They come in a set of two. $8-$12. Solid Red Square, Lyons, CO. 703.622.8780.
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