We'll Drink to That!
The new year requires new financial austerity, but that doesn't mean we should be scrimping on style. Usher in 2009 with this set of ultrachic champagne flutes engraved with different toasts from around the world.
$50 for set of eight, Kimberly Seldon for HSN; HSN.com
You Ought to Be in Pictures
For those who like to do their bragging the modern way, here is a wallet-size digital photo album that includes a faux-leather case and a 2.4-inch screen. It even plays MP3s!
$50, Coby Electronics DP-240; Walmart.com
You don't have to be a devotee of Lilly Pulitzer's superbright prints to love her new fragrance line. Wink is a feminine floral mix, Squeeze has a juicy citrus scent, and Beachy is a tropical getaway in a bottle.
$68 each; Dillards.com
Big, bright headphones—surprisingly lightweight and comfortable—are hip again. Not to mention you get better sound than with those pesky earbuds.
$60 each, Panasonic RP-HTX7; Panasonic.com
These white ceramic pet bowls set on a sleek, 6-inch-high wood stand make eating easier for animals, while improving the look of your kitchen.
$55, Torre & Tagus Designs Urban Double Pet Food Bowl; ILoveUMA.com
Travel the world without leaving home, thanks to François Pralus, a master French chocolatier who created this sampler of dark chocolates made with beans from Tanzania, Madagascar, and eight other cocoa-centric regions.
$45, Pralus Pyramide des 10 Tropiques; Shopping.com
Out of the Closet
Remember the 1980s Members Only nylon bomber jacket slogan—"When you put it on...something happens"? We're all for this recently relaunched fashion icon, but here's hoping the mullet continues to rest in peace.
Here's a 100 percent natural salad dressing that does not have gluten, sulfites, or trans or saturated fats. What it does have is a low-calorie, low-salt wallop of delicious flavor.
$6.50 each; WildThymes.com
Leader of the Pack
The lined lower compartment of the Toss Designs Club Tote offers a terrific way to keep tennis shoes separate from tennis whites.
Portrait of a Lady
This stationery, complete with very cute illustration (based on a photo you upload), is a playful way to individualize your correspondence.
$45 to $51 per dozen, plus one-time $55 illustration fee; RedStamp.com
The Gravy Tray
As you cut your roast on this eco-sustainable bamboo carving board, the juices required to create a luscious sauce collect in the stainless steel channel.
$100, Curtis Stone; Williams-Sonoma.com