Certainly bottle openers fall into the quirky category of kitchen accessories. (Think of all the ones that play music.) But these would look beautiful sitting out on a countertop or at a party. They've got little brass "mouths" that make them durable and effective.
The elephant and bull are slightly more expensive than the rest, but all of them are under $25. What a great gift for a beer lover- or yourself, for that matter. Maybe to pop open one of our favorite Japanese beers or a lambic?
• Buy them here: Roost Carved Wood Bottle Openers, $19.80 to $22 at Velocity Art and Design
(Image: Roost, used by permission)