I don't take my life — or my mail — seriously enough to ever own a letter opener. But, I do think they're ideal for staging a chic, mature home office, and they also make great gifts for the man who has everything. I guess I'm not the only one who can go without one, because I haven't seen an innovative letter opener since, well, ever. That is, until now.
Jean-Sebastien Ides designed this Scissor Letter Opener ($40) as a play on traditional scissors, resembling a single scissor blade. I think it's pretty clever. But then again, traditional scissors, if you hadn't noticed, also do a fantastique job of opening letters.