Wish List: Après-Ski in the City
Mini Fondue Set
No need to wait for a party. With this petite ceramic set made in Holland, you can serve fondue-for-just-two. The tea light under the pot keeps the contents molten for hours.
$30, Williams Sonoma.
Short Path Distillery
Add a splash of this smooth, seasonal spirit to your hot toddy: The Everett-based distiller aged local cider in rum barrels for more than four months to create the limited-edition bottling, part of its “community-supported alcohol” program.
$22, Short Path Distillery.
From the foothills of the Alps, funky Vacherin Fribourgeois is the “Swiss secret ingredient in the best fondue,” explains store manager Tim Bucciarelli. Combine it with Emmentaler and Gruyère for a well-balanced dipping sauce.
$30 per lb., Formaggio Kitchen.
Jill Rosenwald Studio
Monogram “Bistro” Mug
Custom made with your initial and rimmed in gold, this Fort Point potter’s hot-chocolate-ready mug is extra roomy, so pile on the whipped cream and mini marshmallows.
$80, Jill Rosenwald Studio.
“Nor’Easter” Hot Cocoa
Mellow amber malt and vanilla up the comfort factor of this all-natural hot-chocolate mix created by two Concord moms/entrepreneurs. The duo’s other flavors, including cinnamon-and-cardamom-spiked “Kashmir Spice” and dark chocolate “Parisien,” are just as soul-warming.
$11, Olives & Grace.