I keep finding fascinating things that I'd never heard of! Ok, fascinating to me. The latest find is the Welsh lovespoon. A spoon carved from a single piece of wood to give to a loved one. They even developed a common system of symbols. Via here. Check it out for history and lots of pictures.
Right now you might be thinking, but Telecanter, how is this of relevance to my campaign. Well, you don't need to keep them literally lovespoons, but look at some of the designs and think of some magical spoons.
This utensil is carved from a single piece of maple. When used to spoon liquid from a container, the runcible will turn black if the liquid would be harmful to the imbiber. This black color will fade away in a day.
St. Lambert's Spoon
This crude wooden utensil will heal a person that sips clean water from it.
This spoon is ornately carven with horseshoes and diamonds. The person that sips warm broth from this lucky utensil will charm all listeners, winning arguments, getting their way, and wooing the opposite sex.
Dammit, those are obvious as magical spoons, aren't they!? How about:
This ornately carved wooden spoon will allow the amiable admixture of any two liquids. Highly sought by alchemists, it allows two potions to be mixed in a way that allows both effects to function, if not additional affects.
By floating this utensil on liquid, a person may find that which hopes to do them the most harm. The spoon's bowl will spin to point toward that which poses the greatest threat to the owner of the spoon.