Tea Pot

Hario Jumping Leaf Tea Pot

A great way to brew your loose leaf teas. Plenty of room for leaves to bloom while you admire the progress and color of your brew. A filter in the spout keeps all the leaves in when you pour.
$37
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Water Filter

Berkey Big Berkey Water Filtration System

A huge step up from the tiny plastic Brita carafes you can find at Target. This filters water better, faster, and stores more of it.
$264
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Toothpaste

Sensodyne ProNamel Alpine Breeze Toothpaste

One of the few toothpastes without sodium lauryl sulphate, which is known to cause canker sores. Plus the subtle “Alpine breeze” mint flavor tastes better than most natural toothpastes.
$6
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Shaving Cream

Proraso Protective and Moisturizing Shaving Cream

A moisturizing shaving cream that won’t have you smelling like an old man. Works just as well as creams five times the price.
$10
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Shaving Brush

Semogue Owners Club Super Badger Shaving Brush

The best combination of softness and backbone, with a great looking cherry handle.
$95
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Deodorant

Lavilin 72 Hour Roll-on Deodorant

Alcohol-free, aluminum-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free. Doesn’t stain your clothes. And it works!
$14
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Router

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X Router

Might be a little harder to configure, but this tiny box is a rock-solid alternative to a consumer home router. Pair it (and power it) with a Unifi access point and the PoE injector comes with it.
$57
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WiFi Access Point

Ubiquiti Unifi AP-AC-Lite Wireless Access Point

A tiny disk that runs circles around consumer WiFi routers. Powered via the network cable, so you can place it where it needs to be, without worrying about power outlets. For large spaces, a few of these make a great team.
$81
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Monitor Arm

Ergotron LX Desk Mount Tall Pole Monitor Arm

Everybody needs to raise their monitor for good posture. Monitor arms are more adjustable than stands and free up space on your desk. This version with the tall pole fits people of any size.
$193
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Spoons

OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoons

Wooden utensils look great and won’t scratch your pots. These have a shape that makes them durable, easy to hold, and clean. Plus hooks for hanging. Buy the matching set of spatulas.
$12
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Dripper

Kalita Wave Dripper

The flat bottom and the wavy shape of the filters help this dripper create more even extractions.
$23
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Espresso Machine

Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine

Best value home espresso machine by far. Double boiler, PID-controlled temperature, programmable preinfusion, great steam wand. Unique ergonomic features make this arguably a better home machine than others costing thousands more.
$1150
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Coffee Grinder

Baratza Sette 270 Conical Burr Grinder

This new grinder from renown Seattle-based manufacturer Baratza is remarkably innovative for such a low price point. Great for drip and all the way to espresso.
$379
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Pizza Stone

Baking Steel 16 ✕ 14 ✕ ¼ʺ Baking Steel

Steel retains and conducts heat much better than stone. This pizza “stone” will take your pizza crusts to the next level.
$89
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Sneaker Cleaner

Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaning Kit

A magical blend of natural oils that will make your sneakers look almost new.
$20
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Protein Supplement

Jarrow Unflavored Whey Protein

Whey protein has been shown to be the best at speeding up recovery and promoting muscle growth after a workout. Unfortunately most whey on the market is flavored with unhealthy – and often unpleasant – sugars or artificial sweeteners. Pure whey actually tastes good in milk, and is cheaper.
$14
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Vacuum Cleaner

Miele Complete C2 Canister Vacuum

A timeless, popular powerhouse that never loses suction. Much quieter and more reliable than the flashy bagless machines. Plus the yellow model just needs a pair of goggles to look like a minion.
$399
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Cheese Grater

Jihokov M90P Table Grater

This sturdy, all-metal, hand-cranked cheese grater that clamps or suction locks onto the counter will grind through your wedge of Parmigiano in no time.
$40
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Umbrella

Westerly Goods Commander Umbrella

Wooden handle with a waxed cotton canopy supported by a carbon-fiber frame. Never was there a more fashionable yet cutting-edge umbrella.
$99
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Espresso Tamper

Pullman Nexus Pro Tamper

The new Nexus Pro base fits VST baskets perfectly, without leaving a gap like most other tampers. The slanted edges take care of any vacuum issues. And the wood handles are gorgeous.
$120
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Mattress

Drömma Bed 12″ Triple-Layer Memory Foam Mattress

A generous 1.5″ top layer of natural latex provides breathability and a slight bounce. A middle layer of gel memory foam provides cooling and contouring. Comes in two different firmness options to suit more body types. Free shipping and returns within 200 days.
$849
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Sneakers

Tiger of Sweden Yngve White Leather Sneakers

Minimal white sneakers are all the rage for this summer. These are as minimal as you can get, for a fair price. Brushed leather uppers, rubber sole.
$124
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Pillow

Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow

Shredded memory foam is softer than down, and unlike down it doesn’t lump. This pillow can also be adjusted it to the firmness of your liking by adding and removing stuffing.
$99
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Towels

Coyuchi Air Weight Hand Towels

100% organic cotton, sourced and woven in India. Very absorbent, fast drying, washes easily. Great color options.
$18
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Face Cream

Astalift Jelly Aquarysta Rejuvenating Concentrate

Fujifilm has poured their chemical expertise into a science-based skincare brand, Astalift. Their Jelly contains collagens that moisturize and remove signs of aging.
$100
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Jars

Chabatree Cynosure Glass Jars

The natural Acacia wood lid paired with the shape of the mouth-blown glass make these jars look gorgeous, while the invisible rubber seal keeps the contents airtight.
$15
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