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Guest Picks: Cool Buys That Make Breakfast More Fun
I don't understand how anyone skips breakfast. But it seems a common phenomenon. Aren't you starving by morning? The first thing I think of when I get up is what to have with my coffee (the coffee part is not negotiable). Of course, with the exception of a weekend morning free enough to make bacon and eggs, my breakfast is usually boring: a bread product of some kind, toasted, with peanut butter. It's time I expanded my repertoire. Here are 20 kitchen items that might make breakfast time more exciting than a piece of toast. — Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie
Sunnyside Egg Shaper - $11.99
Taking "sunny side up" literally is this simple but clever egg shaper. You'll get sun on your plate even on the dreariest of days. And by the way, if you're wondering who would eat broccoli for breakfast, my daughter has actually requested this.
7-Piece Stacking Rainbow Mug and Stand Set
These rainbow mugs go with the Sunnyside egg shapers — to me, at least.
Retro Printed Cereal Bowl Set - $36.49
No matter what you put in your cereal bowl, at least when you get to the bottom, you'll see retro.
French Toast Stamp - $6
Because if you stamp your French toast with the Eiffel Tower, you'll feel like you're eating brunch at a sidewalk café on the Champs d'Elysees, right?
Nordicware Pancake Pan, Smiley Faces - $34.99
You're eating pancakes. What's there not to smile about?
Babycakes Nonstick Waffle Maker, Heart - $29.99
Wow. People love their waffle shapes. I've found circus themed, Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Disney, even fish. These are heart waffles on a stick. I chose them because I heart stuff on sticks.
Vintage Silver-Plated Hand-Stamped Teaspoon, 'Cereal Killer' by The Loose Goose - $13.50
"Cereal killer." Oh boy.
Doodles at Breakfast Placemats - $10.99
I guess someone else had the same idea of making breakfast more fun. Who wouldn't want to doodle on their breakfast placemat?
Armed With Technology Tea Infuser - $14.99
The world of interesting tea infusers is even larger than that of waffle iron shapes. This one is a robot.
Vintage Circus Tray by South Centric - $14.35
I, for one, do not understand the appeal of breakfast in bed. I want to get up and brush my teeth in the morning, not linger in a crumb-filled bed. But for those more romantic, there's this vintage circus-themed tray.
Hutzler Grapefruit Saver - $4.02
When a bowl won't do, give your grapefruit its own server.
Hamilton Beach Dark Gray Breakfast Sandwich Maker - $29.99
Fast food DIY at home!
Eggy Bacon and Egg Ease - $9.99
Along the same lines as the instant breakfast sandwich maker, this gadget cooks your egg and bacon at once. In the microwave. Now that's modernity at its best!
French Press Cozy, Brown by Odessete's Studio - $19.50
Keep your coffee cozy with a sweater.
Koziol Lilli Teabag Caddy - $8.70
No more tea stains on the counter. This is a caddy for the rim of your mug.
Espresso Set - $70
I don't know if this espresso set could be considered "fun," but the bamboo tray is quite puzzle-like.
Animal Portrait Mugs - $18
I swear I had some kind of non-breakable cup when I was a kid in the '70s with very similar animal faces.
Buddha Butter Dish - $26
Have a more enlightening breakfast with the Buddha butter dish at your side.
Ugh, did mom buy that boring cereal without those "marshmallows" again? (Note: I'm using the word "marshmallows" loosely.) No worries, now you can add your own.