This back-to-basics nutcracker — aptly named Cracking Stuff — is just the type of kitchen tool I love. I’m pretty sure any craft-minded individual with a scroll saw could make their own version of the two-piece nutcracker — it’s simply a beach wood block with a hole cut out of the center and a steel clamp. I don’t often by my nuts in the shell, but for those of you lucky enough to have a walnut or pecan tree in your backyard, this may be your new best friend. Pick one up for around $18 at Spunique. —Erica P.