A trustworthy thermos is an indispensable extra when the shorter days arrive. Stanley has been keeping hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold for 100 years, since William Stanley Jr. invented his all-steel vacuum bottle in Massachusetts in 1913. Stanley's 100th Anniversary Vacuum Thermos has all the features of the original (double-wall construction, insulated lid that doubles as a cup, and rustproof vintage green Hammertone finish with a special logo plate), putting you in the company of generations of workers and outdoorsmen. A liter of coffee stays piping hot from morning to the evening commute – as do potent potables like a hot toddy. [$38; shopstanley-pmi.com]