The gift of a sweet teapot is definitely a gift that keeps on giving. The 15-ounce Beehouse Teapots ($25) come in a wide variety of colors, from apple green to cherry red, and contain inset infusers making loose tea brewing a breeze.
I have a vintage kettle I loved, but I knocked it off the counter once when it was full of water, and the seam busted. It broke my heart because my stepmother, who is deceased, gave it to me. Now I can give it a new life as a birdhouse!