Soup and Crackers Mugs Enjoy soup season curled up on your sofa with this nifty ceramic bowl. The built-in pocket houses the requisite side of saltines or mini grilled cheese. Microwave- and dishwasher-safe. To buy: $12 for two, vat19.com.
Tovolo Better Batter Whisk This handy tool won’t make taste-testers happy (uh-oh!), but it will make baking easy as pie (hooray!). The three-in-one silicone whisk acts as a beater, spoon, and scraper to quickly mix the ingredients and scoop every last drop of batter out of the bowl. To buy: $13, surlatable.com.