Winter 2008 Gift Guide. There's never been a better time to give.
Hot Cold Mug $25 This ingenious mug is temperature-sensitive: When it's filled with a cold beverage (or is empty), the word cold is displayed. When something hot is poured in it, the mug changes color from black to white and the word hot appears.
Italian Ravioli Makers $26 each It's never been faster or easier to make fresh ravioli. Just lay dough over the molds, put in the filling, add another layer of dough on top, and roll over the whole thing with the included pin. And there you have fresh ravioli, ready to be cooked.
Tea Code $27 The button on the cup is cute, but it serves a purpose too: Wrap the string of your tea bag around it so the string doesn't get lost in the cup. The Tea Code is also double-walled, to keep tea hot and hands safe.
Fiscalini American Blue Ribbon Basket $29 Fiscalini cheese is handmade in small batches using all-natural products. This collection features three cheeses that all took top honors at the 2008 American Cheese Society competition: Extra Mature Bandaged Cheddar, San Joaquin Gold, and Horsefeathers Spread.
Black Bull Shot Glass $30 Grab the bull by the horns with this clever take on a shot glass.
A Day at elBulli and Alinea $31.50–$32.97 If your giftee has any interest in cooking as a very advanced science experiment, either of these books by Ferran Adrià and Grant Achatz would provide hours of fascination.
Low Bowls $34 each These colorful bowls are handmade using 100 percent organically grown bamboo, nontoxic water-based adhesive, and natural lacquer.
Whale Chalkboard $40 This supercute whale is a blank slate for your recipe ideas, notes, and to-dos.
Flower Measuring Spoons $48 Give something utilitarian yet beautiful. These measuring spoons should never be shoved to the back of a drawer.
Domestic Aesthetic Spice Block $48 Made from mahogany wood scraps, this spice block is an elegant way to display salt and pepper or herbs.