This knife truly is a classic. Used by pro chefs across the globe, the Wüsthof Classic 8" Cook's Knife ($120) can be used everyday for just about anything you can do in the kitchen. It's forged from a single piece of high-carbon, no-stain steel, has a hollow-ground design for reduced friction, offers great balance, and is dishwasher safe. And while it may be a bit pricey, it'll outlast you and end up in your kid's cooking arsenal one day.
Yes, that’s right — “flavour.” This jewel is for our friends over in the UK. The Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker (£19.99) is a little kitchen gadget that grinds, crushes, and bruises all sorts of ingredients into great rubs, marinades, and dressings. Inside the sexy outer shell is a ceramic ball that does all the work for you. It won’t make you as good a chef as Jamie, but it certainly couldn’t hurt. [Thanks, Brett]
Designed to be the the ultimate adventure travel pack, the Cotopaxi Allpa Backpack is way more than meets the eye. It's a 35L pack that is tough, durable, and equipped to carry everything you need to explore a new city or go deep off-the-grid. It's sized ideally for carry-on travel and stows into overhead bins, trunks, and buses with ease. And while traveling, you can also take advantage of shoulder straps that tuck away and reinforced grab handles for quick extraction. Features include a padded laptop and tablet sleeve, a convenient accessory bundle including a water bottle holder and laundry bag, and a 16L daypack for quick day trips once you've reached your destination. The Allpa supports nimble, comfortable travel and is built to last using tough TPU-coated 1000D polyester paired with durable ballistic nylon.
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The Casper mattress is obsessively designed, but it gets covered up most of the time. The Casper sheets let you enjoy the same engineering and aesthetic. Made from super soft Supima cotton, they're crisp and comfortable but also breathable and durable. Fine details like labels on the short sides of the fitted sheet, envelope-closures on the pillowcases, and hidden openings on the corners of the duvet cover make even the process of putting them on a delight. Each set includes flat and fitted sheets, pillowcases, and you can add a duvet cover.
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That’s the problem I always have when cake is around — people keep running away with it. You can now recreate the situation with the Bimboveloce (running man) Cake Stand by Mattia di Rosa ($175). It features a small man that, while holding up your cake, pie, or cookies, looks like he’s trying to carry them away. If only we could find one that actually worked when our family members give us raisin pie.
It's easy to misplace your beer and get it mixed up with someone else's at a party — especially if your host is a tightwad like us and only buys one brand. Keep a handy Beer Band ($6/12 pack) with you and you'll never have to wonder if you're about to drink Bubba's bud or yours.