Wish List: Gifts for Living
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Stock up your home to help save the world (with a sodamaker that stops 2,000 plastic bottles from hitting the landfill)—and dinner (with a pairing box of choice recipes, ingredients, and LPs to help you switch up your regular macaroni-and-George Michael routine). Then check out GOOD's Holiday Wish List for more ideas on gifts for working, going, wearing, and playing.
Snacks and jams. Turntable Kitchen. $27.12 per month
Change up your dinnertime routine with a monthly curated box of LPs, recipes, and select dry ingredients shipped straight to your kitchen. The first Turntable Kitchen box, shipped in October, included a 7 inch from Dayton garage band Motel Beds, a sack of barley flour, and recipes for rosemary-basted eggs, maple and black pepper bacon, and beer and barley pancakes.
Photos without the frame. Plywerk. $14-$300
Preserve your photog friends' greatest shots—and the environment—with Plywork's sustainably-harvested maple and bamboo photo mounting.
Mind-blown clock. Studio VE. $48
Most clocks are designed to help you stay on time; Studio VE's Euclidean timepiece prompts you to move through it. Watch the hours expand and recoil on your living room wall with a clock that encourages "a new reading of time."
Art for everybody print. 20 x 200. $50
Lawrence Weiner brings his conceptual typographic work down to our level with a limited edition print for 20 x 200 that start at 50 bucks.
Utility shower curtain. Wintercheck Factory. $40
Consolidate your cleansing process with this Brooklyn-made all-in-one shower curtain, complete with self-draining internal pockets, loops for a toothbrush and razor, hooks for towel and washcloth, and a built-in liner.
Repurposed glass glasses. Beldi. $5 and up
Glasses from glass: So crazy it just might work. Toast to sustainable design with Beldi's hand-blown recycled glass glasses that don't look recycled.
Stiff drink whiskey stones. Teroforma. $20
Save your whiskey from the corrupting powers of dilution! A modern reboot of the Scandinavian habit of keeping drinks literally "on the rocks," each set of nine freezable Vermont soapstone cubes makes for three cool, stiff drinks.
A crock pot not for cooking. Le Creuset. $19.95
This utensil-wrangling crock pot is too pretty to put over a flame—instead, round up your kitchen's loose ends and let them sit in Le Creuset's bright cobalt pot indefinitely.
Soda from scratch. Sodastream. $50 and up
Class up your tap water with Sodastream's under-30-seconds at-home fizzing process, and join a community of at-home sodamakers who are collectively saving 16 bottles of trash a second.
A cookbook for a home on the range. Indiebound. $29.99
Bring the range to your stovetop with Lisa Fain's collection of dishes inspired by the six flags over Texas (think chili gravy cheese enchiladas and coffee-chipotle brisket). Buy it through indiebound, and your Lone Star cravings can help fund the local independent bookstore closest to your kitchen.