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What’s Hot in Southwest Florida (November/December 2020)

Nov 23, 2020 05:00PM ● By GINA BIRCH

CHARCUTERIE COLLECTION This elegant three-piece charcuterie set from Wusthof has the perfect assortment of knives for almost any item on your meat and cheese board. With handles made from plum wood and blades of high-carbon stainless steel, the elegant set includes a five-inch sausage knife, four-inch paté knife and five-inch soft cheese knife. $99.95, or in Williams-Sonoma stores

GRASPING AT WINE Here’s a gadget that nearly ensures you’ll never spill your drink again. WineGrasp’s rubber clamping system attaches to chairs, tables, even railings to keep your stemmed glass upright and within reach—a great gift for wine lovers or anyone who likes to be handsfree while drinking. $19.99 for a set of two;

BEER SUITCASE If you are serious about your beer, this suitcase is for you. The BierGardeValise allows safe transport of your special releases and hard-to-find brews. Inserts are configured to accommodate eight 16- to 18-ounce bottles, nine 12-ounce long-neck bottles or ten 11-ounce bottles. $349;

ULTIMATE TRAVEL MUG A high-tech reinvention of the travel mug, Muggo has self-heating space-grade thermal insulation and a heating element at the base of the mug to keep beverages at precise temperatures ranging from 95 to 150 degrees. It also comes with wireless charging and a leak-resistant lid. $129.99;

HOLIDAY COFFEE Enjoy the scents and flavors of the season in your coffee without the calories of syrups. Add a small scoop of Inbru Coffee Flavors to your freshly ground coffee before brewing for a guilt-free flavor infusion of Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Stick, Peppermint Bark, Toasted Chestnut, to name a few. $7.75 a jar;

PERK PERFECTION For those who enjoy the finer things in life, including the perfect cup of coffee, the Saeco Xelsis delivers barista-style coffee and espresso drinks at the touch of a button. It grinds beans, brews coffee, filters water and froths milk to your specifications, even saving your coffee profile for the perfect double brew, latte and more every time you press the button. $2,799;

FOOD PAINT Finding it difficult to get your kids to eat? Noshi organic food paints makes eating more fun. Made from real fruit puree such as strawberry, blueberry, peach and pear, Noshi gives your kids creative control and a vested interest in the food on their plate with a squeeze of the tube. Set of three, $5.99; Walmart or

EPIC PROTEIN Not all protein powder is created equal. Epic Protein is clean and organic, has no fillers and is made with whole nutrient-dense superfoods sourced from plants around the world. It’s not chalky or gritty like many powders, mixing easily into your smoothie for a post-workout boost or healthful snack. $29.95;

PEEPERS Give your eyes some love while still logging time behind the screen. Peepers’ new fall collection not only is fashionable but also helps filter harmful blue light while blocking UVA and UVB light. The anti-reflective coating reduces glare and eye strain. $25; and at Chico’s stores.

HOME VIDEO Whether you are making presentations, videos or vlogs from home or on the road, step up your game with the GPX Vlogging Kit. No more bad angles, shaky cameras, bad light or bad sound. This all-in-one kit is adjustable, portable, lightweight and powered by both battery and USB-C cable. $80;

STICK TOGETHER Similar to paint by numbers, StickTogether puzzles use a color key that matches sticker color to letters on a coded poster. Once all stickers have been affixed, they form one of more than 40 pixelated images. New for the holidays are snowflakes and jingle bells. It’s a fun art project for the entire family. $36;

HANGOVER HELP Avoid holiday hangovers with two H-PROOF black cherry chews. Simply pop in your mouth like candy after your last drink and let the vitamins, electrolytes, immune boosters and such go to work on stopping that hangover before it even starts. Starting at $3.95;