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Take the drudgery out of chopping, slicing and dicing with a spunky polka dot cutting board from Ellensburg-based Bergren Cutting Boards. Handmade from light ash with contrasting rich mahogany and black walnut hardwood circles, each rectangular board is crafted with scraps from the family wood shop (where the Bergrens also run an interior finish carpentry business) for a heavy-duty, uniquely fun board that may finally be the trick to conquering those tear-jerking onions. 10-by-14-inch board, $45; 13-by-18-inch board, $60, at cuttingboardsstore.com.

Also featured in our 2009 Editors' Holiday Gift Picks:
Coal Considered Fedora
Shelli Markee Earrings
Ork Seattle Nabe Posters
Chicken Purse at David Barton