by By Lisa Grimaldi | October 01, 2009


1009LOLSORA 

LUXE: $200 
The glass and steel Sorapot is both artistic and practical. This sleek gift lets recipients watch leaves swirl while waiting for their cuppa. uncommongoods.com

 

 

 


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1009LOLKENYA 

LESS: $45 
For less than a quarter of the price, the Kenya Tea Press provides a similar "art of steeping" experience. A bonus: It comes with a strainer that fits inside, making cleanup a breeze. bodum.com


 

 

 

 



Headphones

 

 
 1009LOLPHIATON

LUXE: $199
The Phiaton PS 320 headphones are lightweight, with comfortable leather ear cups and superior sound via wide frequency response and high-definition reproduction. They travel well, too: Just fold into the accompanying pouch. phiaton.com

 

 

 



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1009LOLPX100  

LESS: $70
Tired of the subpar sound and slip-from-your-ears nature of standard earbuds? Sennheiser PX100 headphones are collapsible, portable and provide great sound. Best of all, they stay in place. rymaxinc.com