Salt and Pepper shakers fall into one of two camps. They’re either really plain grinder-style mills like the ones you get in Italian restaurants; or they’re kitsch ones in the shape of something silly. I’m definitely a fan of the latter – I love the pair of china sausage dogs I got in Florida years ago, and the Alessi Chinamen my brother and his wife got me for Christmas.
But now I might have to add a third set to my collection. These bear salt and pepper shakers (above) are new in at www.cubicuk.com and are just genius. They’re designed to look and work like snowglobes – when you turn them upside down to shake out the salt or pepper, the little black bear and polar bear inside look like they’re in a snowstorm. Brilliant.
At just £10 for the pair, they’re a decently-priced present – or an affordable treat for yourself. Shake it up baby!