Some cooks love to experiment in the kitchen, to veer away from the structure of a recipe. Since we often cook this way ourselves, we like Napastyle’s wooden spice box, which lets you reach in and grab pinches of flavor to toss into your sautés or onto your roasts. The acacia box fits easily on a counter and comes with ten packets of salt blends, herb mixes, and spice rubs, from a citrus pepper blend to roasted garlic gray salt. The spices are very fresh, so take note if you’re sensitive to strong aromas—the box is powerfully fragrant. Spice box, $85, from Napastyle.com.