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Ice Buckets

Whether outfitting your bar, chilling a bottle for company coming over or bringing ice along to a tailgate or picnic, an ice bucket is one of those luxuries that easily ups your game. Drastically different from the type you'd find in a hotel room or restaurant, this bright blue one from Jonathan Adler not only takes its hues from a current popular color, it doubles as a deep bucket for chips or pretzels. And the fact that it's made in the USA is simply icing on the cake. Of course, if that's not your style, you can always go with a more classically styled stainless steel or copper version. Just make sure that it's well insulated, durable and holds at least three quarts to ensure you'll have plenty of room. Herewith, a few of our favorites from a recent search—all worthy of your "bucket list."

Nambe Mikko

Designed by Neil Cohen, this is crafted from tarnish resistant 18/10 stainless steel and topped with an acacia wood lid that has a built-in set of tongs.

$91 (with code CASATHIRTY), at Casa

Grandin Road

This copper bucket is hand-hammered in Turkey and finished with antique brass accents and handles. It's tin-lined, food safe and has a handsome lid as well.

$129, at Grandin Road

Double Walled

This retro stainless steel bucket's double walls will ensure your ice doesn't melt too quickly and it also keeps the outside from sweating with condensation.

$20, at Sears


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March 29, 2013

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