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Life Is Sweet chocolates; Pigment & Hue

Life Is Sweet chocolates
Lesley Byrne, “a Paris-trained, world-traveling chocolatier,” creates artisanal chocolates to help raise money for a number of good causes, from AIDS victims to Cambodian children to breast cancer research. Price: $30
Contact: Lesleyslifeissweet.com
Source: Midwest LivingMy Favorite Masterpieces cards

Pigment & Hue’s cards introduce kids to famous artworks. They can color Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to their liking, then mail their masterpieces to friends and family. Price: $7.95
Contact: Colortimetoys.com
Source: Elle

‘Saint’ Pendants
Hannah Clark’s pendants “canonize” such unlikely candidates as Jack Kerouac, Miles Davis, and Grandmaster Flash. “Hand-hewn” in sterling silver, they feature a portrait of the “saint” on one side and a famous quotation from him on the other. Price: $115
Contact: Thisisauto.com
Source: Time Out New York

Cube Jigger
Play “bar wizard” with this tiny cube that “ensures you get just the right proportions” for every cocktail. The cube jigger has indentations on each of its six sides, “encompassing standard drink measures ranging from 0.5 to 2.25 ounces.” Price: $20
Contact: Unicahome.com
Source: Wired

Flip Video Ultra
“Portable as a deck of cards,” this lightweight flip camcorder captures “unexpected moments” with ease. It “powers up in seconds,” and in-camera software lets you freely load your pictures onto any Mac or PC. Price: $180
Contact: Theflip.com
Source: Wired

TaDoodles
These egg-shaped, animal-inspired markers are designed for small hands to let little Picassos bring out their artistic side. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Price: $5.99
Contact: Toysrus.com
Source: New York

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