Instead of oceans and mountains, this hyperlocal globe ($45 at Pylones, 69 Spring St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-431-3244) covers the terrain of New York and comes with a booklet of corresponding historical facts.
Quirky’s Stake barbecue tool ($35 at Module R, 141 Atlantic Ave., nr. Clinton Ave., Clinton Hill; 718-360-9304) transforms from tongs to fork to spatula, so grill masters can grip hot dogs, flip burgers, and spike corn on the cob with a single gadget.
This lattice-print Dopp kit ($49.50; call 347-405-7517 to order) from Brooklyn-based textile design studio Hammocks & High Tea is a cheery upgrade from Grandpa’s beat-up leather version.