Getting back to the daily grind just got a whole lot more fun.
Crewcuts Max the Monster Lunch Box
Pack your little one’s sandwich in this charming googly-eyed tote and you can bet that lunch will be served with a side of giggles.
To buy: $39.50, jcrew.com.
Rick Rack Egg Cup
Dress up a simple breakfast of soft-boiled eggs and toast with these retro, rainbow-painted china egg cups.
To buy: $7, cathkidston.com.
Dinner, Solved: 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including You
Meet your weeknight dinner fairy godmother. This new cookbook is packed with fast, appealing recipes—and candid advice—that will make even the pickiest eaters ask for seconds.
To buy: $10 in paperback, amazon.com.
Carr’s Apple Cider Syrup
Liven up your family’s morning waffles with this delectable syrup, handmade in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts from caramelized apple cider.
To buy: $24 for 12.7 ounces, mouth.com.
IKEA Sommafint Drinking Straws
Who says you can’t buy anything for a dollar anymore? This big, bright, and cheerful collection of straws will put a smile on their faces—and last through many semesters of smoothies, juices, and more.
To buy: $1 for 149, ikea.com.