Our Favorite Necessary LuxuriesYou would never gift a bottle of detergent—atleast we hope not—but, miniature packages of Soak Wash can be a thoughtful choice. How about giving a broom? We wouldn't hear it! But, present us with an itsy whisk sweeper and we will swoon. These gifts are everyday housewares with a special mix of function and fabulous.
Créa Créa Butterfly ClipsDon't you love it when something as pedestrian as a chip clip gets a stylish update? So do we.
Soak Wash Travel PacksIndividual capsules of gentle detergent are tailor-made for travelers who won't let busy schedules stand in the way of workouts.
Price: $10/pack of 7
Shop: Soak Wash Inc.
Sweep Dreams WhisksLittle messes deserve little brooms. Sweep Dreams' colorful wee whisks can make fast work of spilt sugar.
Shop: Sweep Dreams
Jonathan's Coffee ScoopEach Pennsylvania-made cherry or maple coffee scoop measures 2 tablespoons
Yoshii Chambray Kitchen TowelsYoshii towels have peach-skin-soft chambray on one side, absorbent terry on the other.
Toast CoastersA touch of breakfast-table whimsy.
Price: $10 (Set of 8)
Foxgloves OriginalA touch of Jackie O. elegance: Wrists stay covered to avoid bug bites or poison ivy.
Shop: Foxgloves Inc.
F.A. Seeds Co. Parlor Maid's HelperF.A. Seeds' old-school-style kit includes polishes for silver, brass, copper, marble, and wood. Your kitchen will positively gleam.
Shop: F.A. Seeds Co.
Lovell BinsSturdy canvas bins are perfect for pantries—store magazines, dish towels, onions, whatever...
TableArt In & Out TrivetTableArt's flexible silicone version turns inside-out for bigger dishes.
Zip & Dry ApronThere's no need to sling a dish towel over your shoulder if you're wearing this apron, which includes an absorbent terry cloth towel attached by zipper.
Shop: Just Perfect Inc.
Ring Vegetable BrushRecycled bristles and a bamboo handle are worked into a lovely easy-to-grip design.
Shop: Full Circle
Hapeez Clipper TriosHapeez clips adhere to an array of kitchen surfaces, notably magnet-unfriendly glass and stainless steel. And you can fearlessly put a recipe where you can see it: These clips unstick without leaving any residue.
Price: $15/set of 3
Shop: Mayfair Lane
Patina Onion SaverYou'll never waste a half-used onion again with this shapely airtight keeper.
Megan Auman Coffee CozyTrade wasteful cardboard for a reusable felt coffee cozy.
Shop: Megan Auman
Oots LunchboxOots' cute but sturdy lunch box prevents sandwich smush. They also have handy containers for sides and salads.
Bleach Safe Kitchen TowelsSwipe chicken-y countertops without fear—bleach-safe colored kitchen towels are here.
Shop: Bleach Safe Home
Box Appetit Lunch ContainerIf toting lunch is a resolution for health or money, you might as well feel stylish doing it.
Shop: MoMA Store
Crate and Barrel Sparrow ClipsJust right for keeping the chips closed.
Price: $8/12 clips
Shop: Crate and Barrel
Living without these nifty little items is possible—but we don't recommend it.