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Everyone brings the same three host gifts to a party. A bottle of wine. A cookbook. A tea towel. If you really want to stand out from the cocktail crowd, you have to up your gift-giving game. This laser-etched muddler from San Francisco's Libation Lab should do the trick.
The hand-turned maple muddler ($52) is carved on an antique lathe, and finished with a laser-engraved Shel Silverstein quote, "Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it." Take that little bit of wisdom, and use it to mash up some mint for a celebratory mojito. You just solidified your status as the MVP of party guests.
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