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Asian Elephant Mug

$18

Nepal

No one wants to talk about the elephant in the room — and as you drink coffee or tea from this shiny, beautifully rendered clay mug, your hand cupping the trunk, no one has to see the elephant, either. And yet, all the while, the elephant will remain there for you, giving you inner-strength, protection and good luck, down to the last drop.

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Shesham Fish Puzzle Box

$29

India

Give a man a fish, as the old proverb puts it, and he’ll eat for a day. But teach him how to fish open this puzzle box, made out of a type of wood also known as Indian Rosewood, and he’ll eat whatever you stored in its secret compartments.

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