Bottles of wine will enliven an evening, but the cheer they bring is short-lived. Show your hostess you care with these helpful gifts that have a longer finish than any Burgundy.
Dustpans are often relegated to the kitchen's darkest corners, but not without good reason; The old, rusty-and-crusty metal versions can get caked with crud pretty quickly. Ole Jensen's bight polypropelene not only looks nicer—a simple piece of flat plastic with a small beech-and-natural-bristle brush—but works better too, flexible enough to bend and fold to help grab up household dirt. Plus, you can hang it on the wall for easy access.