50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Kitchenware

Day 43: Who needs an exotic-wood pudding plopper?

The namesake woodworker behind Tom O. Reed utensils might be a genius. Not only does he craft smooth, whimsical kitchen utenils from striking grains like cocobolo and purpleheart, he also names each piece something like “pudding plopper” or “skillet scraper.” It makes buyers look at every item out of curiosity. Further proof that he thinks of everything: Some models come in left-handed versions. The resident of southwestern Indiana doesn’t often bring his wares to Indy, but he’ll be here Saturday, December 14, for the Alternative Gift Fair in Irvington. Shown, left to right: bagel spreader, $18; salsa scoop, $27; pie server, $55. Alternative Gift Fair, The Irving Theatre, 5505 E. Washington St., altgiftfair.com. Also available on tomoreed.com.

Follow our 50 Days of Holiday Gifts Guide for daily ideas, most available in local shops.
Day 1: The Sweater 
Day 2: The Bar Essential 
Day 3: The Retro Antique 
Day 4: The DIY Option 
Day 5: The Steak Knife 
Day 6: The Scarf 
Day 7: The Beer Gear 
Day 8: The Colts Bling 
Day 9: The Butler Hat 
Day 10: The Humor Book
Day 11: The Handmade Soap
Day 12: The Spiritual Message
Day 13: The Hoodie
Day 14: The Vonnegut Memento
Day 15: The Boots
Day 16: The Gloves
Day 17: The Toy
Day 18: The T-Shirt
Day 19: The Chair
Day 20: The Wallet
Day 21: The Travel Essential
Day 22: The Beauty Power Tool
Day 23: The Portable Speaker

Day 24: The Wine Gadget
Day 25: The Lamp
Day 26: The Obligatory Moustache Design
Day 27: The Puffer Skirt
Day 28: The Weekender Bag
Day 29: The Coffee-Table Book
Day 30: The (Local) Coffee-Table Book
Day 31: The John Green Merch
Day 32: The Fan Fashion
Day 33: The Lingerie
Day 34: The Watch
Day 35: The Candle
Day 36: The Coasters
Day 37: The Puppet Theater
Day 38: The Onesie
Day 39: The Throwback

Day 40: The Yoga Gear
Day 41: The Tunic
Day 42: The Kooky Trend
Complete List