Check back from now through the end of the month as Dwell editors clue you to their favorite year end gift and product picks.
Cup Set by Yield, $42 at yielddesign.coFastened together with a handmade leather strap, this set of two stainless steel cups is a smart, reusable choice for picnics and dining alfresco.
Dalfred bar stool by IKEA, $40 at ikea.comWhy not outfit a kitchen island or studio benchtop with a fleet of these height-adjustable four-leggers? The price is right.
Link by Misfit, $17 at store.misfit.comThis low-cost fitness tracker, which doubles as a "smart button" that can toggle between music, photos, and favorite apps, is a great way to monitor exercise without splurging on a designer wearable.
Pivo Solid Brass Bottle Opener by Luke Smith-Wightman for Kaufmann Mercantile, $39 at kaufmann-mercantile.comComposed of a single piece of solid brass, this hefty utensil by British lighting designer Luke Smith-Wightman develops a unique patina over time.
Paper Placements by Good Thing, $25 at workof.comFor casual hosts and hostesses, gift a 10-pack of graphic placemats, made in the USA from 100% recycled paper.
Brushbot Kit by Maker Shed, $20 at makershed.comLearn the joys of electronics while wiring and racing these adorable toothbrush "robots," which scoot around the floor on nylon bristles using a tiny pager motor and coin cell battery.
SOTO Sake by SOTO, $40 at boweryandvine.comA gluten-free sake brand from Japan makes a splash Stateside with this bottle designed by New York artist Joe Doucet.
Ribbon Bookend by Book/Shop, from $16 at shopbookshop.comInspired by ribbon bookmarks, these American-made, powder-coated bookends organize and accent literary collections.
4-in-1 Travel Adapter by Flight 001, $25 at flight001.comFrom jet setters to backpackers, the one thing every traveler needs in the age of smartphone GPS is a handy adapter for charging. These four color-coded plugs provide juice in more than 150 countries.
11+ World Desk Clock designed by Yeongkyu Yoo for Leibal, $49 at store.dwell.comThis cylindrical desk clock is inscribed with names of different international cities, telling the time in each. All 24 time zones can be displayed, thanks to a distinctive rolling mechanism.
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