The first one I am going to show you is a magnetic pin cushion. I purchased mine when they first came out many years ago and it is shaped sort of like a rounded square but is large like the Grabbit ones you can buy now. I like that I don't have to take time to stick the pins in a cushion as I am sewing. When stitching on the sewing machine I take the pins out before I get to them and kind of toss them towards the pin cushion. Calling it a cushion is really stretching it since it is not a cushion at all but old habits die hard. The pins all line up the same way so you can pick one up without sticking yourself with another one.
Speaking of pins, my favorite kind are silk pins. They are really sharp and so fine and easy to pin fabrics together for piecing and don't leave large holes. The brand I buy is pictured below.
The last "favorite" I am going to show you now is this folding seam ripper. It has a sharp point and cuts well but the best part is that it folds into the lid so you never have to look for a lid when you want to take it with you to a class or workshop. The point doesn't get bent or dull from banging around in your sewing box either.