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November 30, 2012

When it comes to getting your home in tip-top shape for hosting parties this holiday season, or picking out the perfect gift for your favorite foodie, Dwell has you covered. From luxurious cheese knives to truly one-of-a-kind ice cream flavors, our gift selections are sure to have you and your guests hungry for more. Stay tuned this afternoon and in the coming days for more gift guides for everyone on your list!

What's better than chocolate red currant filling sandwiched between two shortbread cookies sprinkled with pink peppercorns? The entire box from Whimsy & Spice, of course. ($10/dozen)

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These gold plated steel cheese knives from Anthropologie will add a modern Midas touch to any holiday cheese board. ($198)

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Hans Harald Rath dreamed up these whisper-thin and subtly colored glasses in 1952 and their design still feels fresh today - perfect for those who appreciate a nod to design history. ($398)

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Drawing inspiration from the sky by mimicking the eclipse of the sun, this brass bottle opener designed by Masanori Oji offers a unique way to pop open some celebratory bubbly. ($19)

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We've long been fans of Muuto - you may have read our recent New Nordic story - but the Danish company's goods have been tough to find stateside. This year, DWR became a distributor for the cutting-edge manufacturer known for bolstering young talent. This ceramic bowl that looks like crushed paper would make a striking centerpiece - and would delight any Scandinavian design aficionado. ($110)

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Minimalist typography with a continental bent makes these custom thank-you cards a must-give. ($100)

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Jens Quistgaard designed the Kobenstyle line in 1956 and now you don't have to scour eBay or flea markets to find the iconic cookware. Head over to Crate and Barrel to get your hands on this butter warmer. ($40)

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Give the gift of tea service with an all-in-one tea pot and cup from Poketo in a variety of retro-muted tones. ($29)

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The Studio Sessions glass from Anthropologie has a soft, organic shape and grey piping, which makes it great for a drinkware set or impromptu vase. ($20)

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Take a sip of coffee from a Creature Cup and discover a quirky surprise. ($15)

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Ed Carpenter's beech cake stand—lacquered in cheery cherry red—is the sort of hand-crafted piece destined to become a family heirloom. ($150)

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Clothing designer Annabel Inganni turns her attention to accessorizing the home with her new line of tabletop goods, called Wolfum. These graphic coasters come in enough patterns to suit everyone on your shopping list. ($35)

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This award-winning glass vase by design duo Gaia & Gino does double duty as a candle holder or vase. ($249)

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Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are truly that, with scrumptiously novel flavor combinations like lime cardamom, goat cheese with cognac fig sauce, and gooey butter cake. The handmade, small batch frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice creams are made from local, grassfed milk and local honey; whole fruits; vegetables and herbs; and fair trade vanilla and chocolate. ($12/pint)

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This oh-so-simple combination of cherry wood salt cellar and Oregon salt from Best Made Co. brings gift giving down to the elements. ($15)

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A well-designed bottle opener is a must for any home. Pick up one for a friend and another for yourself, and show off this cast iron beauty from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. at your next party. ($24)

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This moisture-resistant cutting board by Rk Design and its chic zigzag graphic will have any top (or hopeful) chef chopping and dicing in style. ($39)

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Add a touch of Italy to your dish drying experience with the Paradise Linen Hand Towel by Cricket Radio, made of soft Italian linen and fully hand-crafted in Vermont.

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Whimsy Spice peppercorn cookies

What's better than chocolate red currant filling sandwiched between two shortbread cookies sprinkled with pink peppercorns? The entire box from Whimsy & Spice, of course. ($10/dozen)

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