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  • Nordic Ware 3-D Holiday Cookie Cutter Set Give your baking-fanatic friend a jump-start on the holiday-sweets season with this snappy kit. The 12 plastic cutters make figures and stands that fit together, so their snowman, tree, angel or reindeer can stand upright. Available at Whisk, 231 Bedford Ave between North 3rd and North 4th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-7230). $10.

  • KBBK Kombucha Brooklyn Home Brew Kit Fans of fermented, tea-based kombucha can keep themselves in supply with this large-batch setup. The popular Brooklyn kombucha company, a supplier for dozens of shops and restaurants around town, put together this tidy box, including a one-gallon glass jar, a step-by-step guide, and organic, Fair Trade teas and sugar. Available on Sundays through Dec 18 at New Amsterdam Market, South St between Beekman St and Peck Slip (newamsterdammarket.org). $44.95.

  • Grow Your Own Mushroom Garden In about ten days, an aspiring urban farmer can harvest up to 1.5 pounds of oyster mushrooms using this handy garden in a box. Just crack open the cardboard carton, place it in sunlight and mist the soil twice a day. It's certainly easier than foraging for the stuff in Prospect Park. Available at Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-243-3289) * Grand Central Market, Lexington Ave at 43rd St (212-922-1540) * $24.99

Nordic Ware 3-D Holiday Cookie Cutter Set Give your baking-fanatic friend a jump-start on the holiday-sweets season with this snappy kit. The 12 plastic cutters make figures and stands that fit together, so their snowman, tree, angel or reindeer can stand upright. Available at Whisk, 231 Bedford Ave between North 3rd and North 4th Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-218-7230). $10.

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