by By Jennifer Nicole Dienst | February 01, 2009

Ice creamCold comforts. Send custom-made ice cream in place of the usual tin of cookies. Choose flavors, toppings and packaging online, or opt for a ready-made sampler. $49.99 for a half gallon (four pints), plus shipping. (866) 920-5344;









BagChic sack. Carry those leftovers in style: Mario Batali's insulated satchel, tote and messenger lunch bags benefit the Lunchbox Auction Fund, which helps feed needy children worldwide. From $22. (416) 633-6303;









TeaHaute tea. Chefs at the Caramel Room at the Berkeley Hotel in London go high-fashion for "Prêt-à-Portea," an afternoon tea of designer desserts and canapés served on Paul Smith china. About $60 (includes champagne). (866) 599-6991;









WaterSubtle swig.
Hint Water adds a touch of flavor (minus the sugar and calories) for a refreshing but never overwhelming taste. We love hibiscus vanilla and peppermint. Price for 24 16-ounce bottles is $44. (866) 895-4468;









CupcakeFlag elation. If cupcakes are planned for a future event, personalize them with custom cupcake flags from Lauren Makes. About $8 for a dozen.









wine pumpAir port. To better aerate a bottle of wine, try capping on the Soirée wine aerator. The glass bubble infuses oxygen into the wine as it pours, opening up its flavors and scent. Priced at $25 each. (888) 576-4733;