Spending the holidaze solo this year? Hey, it happens. Here’s what you do: Stock up on booze, call your best friend, and cook a meal that will satisfy you far more than that loser ever did. And how do you prep it? With The Ex: a set of five essential blades, plus a holder that can take what you dish out. The included chef’s knife, bread knife, carver, utility knife, and paring knife slide through the most resistant foods; the holder keeps sharp edges safely enclosed when not in use. Here’s to slicing, dicing, and stabbing your way to better days.