An alternative to the (much-maligned) holiday fruitcake, Soupçon's raspberry-filled almond cake with chocolate ganache provides a fix for fruit fans, nut nuts, and cocoa lovers alike. Packaged in a beautiful wooden Shaker box, the cake makes a great gift—if you can bear to part with it.
Not a morning person? A juicer that looks like a giant orange will brighten your kitchen counter, and maybe your mood. Lift off the lid (it doubles as a serving pitcher), push an orange half down on the pressure-activated electric juicing device, and you have fresh-squeezed orange juice in a flash. The Just-Rite Citrus Juicer with two reamers—one for grapefruit and oranges, the other for lemons and limes—is dishwasher-safe.