1. Taking Stock
This brilliant 1.5-quart stockpot allows you to cook in it, measure ingredients in it, freeze food in it, pour with ease, and seal for freshness. It's only a matter of time before it does your laundry and takes you dancing.
Reston Lloyd, $21; RestonLloyd.com
2. How Sweet It Is
Champagne goes flat. Roses wilt. But nothing says "Be my valentine" better than these little works of edible art. Each lusciously decadent, handmade milk chocolate is filled with an exotic flavor like chai tea, Asian spice, and passion fruit...emphasis on passion.
Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates, $25 for 10-piece variety box; KohlerChocolates.com
3. Don't Leave Home Without It!
Keep toddlers toasty with these fabulous fleece-lined stroller blankets. They're durable, they're water-repellent, they're great-looking.
7 A.M. Enfant, $55 each; 7AmEnfant.com
4. It's a Toss-Up
Bring a touch of spring to the table with these eco-friendly salad servers made of 100 percent sustainable bamboo.
DCI, $14 for both; Ochelly.com
5. She's No Lady, She's My Radio
No chance this ladybug will fly away home, thanks to suction cups that keep the FM radio stuck to your shower wall. Press its shell to turn it on; let the auto shut-off preserve its batteries.
Brookstone, $35; Brookstone.com
6. Bag It
You won't find a sturdier tote than this cotton canvas classic with the new preppy-chic, varsity-style monogram. Choose your size, start hauling groceries, and stop increasing your carbon footprint.
L.L. Bean, $15 for mini and $29 for large; LLBean.com
7. Pretty as a Picture
Inspired by turn-of-the-century lockets and compacts, these sterling silver image cases hold five pictures, fold like an accordion, and create an instant family heirloom. Eat your heart out, Edith Wharton.
Monica Rich Kosann, $695; FineArtofFamily.com
8. Be My Guest
When the 160 acid-free archival lined pages of this leather guest book are filled, you'll have a record of the people you cherish and lovely memories of a major event.
Graphic Image, $85 each; Elizabeth Bauer Design; 212-255-8625
9. Booty Call
Move over, Uggs; there's a new boot in town. These water-resistant, faux-sheepskin-lined Snow Joggers are probably not the best choice for jogging, but their rubber soles will save you from slipping on a blustery day.
Rubber Duck, $80 per pair; RubberDuckBrand.com
10. Marshmallows Need Not Apply
Think of this as a winter repair kit complete with 100 percent Belgian chocolate pieces that melt in hot milk, spice infusion bars in racy flavors like orange and cardamom or lemon and pepper, and two very chic ceramic cups. The ultimate indulgence for a sophisticated chocolate lover.
Kshocolât; $20 for two-mug set; Kshocolat.com
11. What's New, Pussycat?
Made from recycled leather, here's a purrr-fect present for anyone who's either allergic to pet dander or looking to add a touch of whimsy to her desk.
Amigos, $52; InfiniteHealthResources.com