Too darn cute. Egglings ($9.50) are handmade ceramic pieces that look like large eggs. Use a spoon to crack it, and instead of finding a hardboiled egg, you'll be presented with a garden just waiting to grow. It couldn't be easier: just water the soil, put it in a sunny spot (such as a kitchen window), and wait for it to grow. You can transplant the plants to the garden once they get bigger. You can choose from a set of herbals, which includes basil, mint, and thyme, or edibles, which includes lavender, spicy pepper, and wild strawberry. Each set of three comes in a handmade gift box with an extra seed pack and terra cotta tray. This would be a great gift for a small space or aspiring gardener.
I just learned that my favorite little egglings have three new varieties: spicy red pepper, lavender and wild strawberries. Egglings, for those of you that don't know, look and feel like a large egg, but are really a ceramic container that you crack open, water and voila! You've got a plant that will grow for about five months before having to be planted in the soil. Available in basil, mint, phlox (a flowering plant), petunia, chrysanthemum, and now spicy red pepper, lavender and wild strawberries. The cost is $9.50 each.