OLIVE THESE: Anyone who's ever seen the movie "Toy Story" knows how important those olive-green plastic soldiers are to society. They go on recon missions for birthday parties and stay tough against the threats of accidental stomping. Now another one of these guys steps up to an important task: lighting. This larger-than-life (OK, larger-than-a-toy) candle-wielding toy soldier ($36.50) can hold a standard-size tapered candle and add a bit of childhood whimsy to even the toughest of dinner parties. GET IT: Homebody, 715 8th St. S.E.
Man Up (on Your Table)
Updated at 8:37 AM EDT on Monday, Jul 11, 2011