Awww, these would make a sucky gift! If the players are going to have a prayer of a chance at figuring out the cause of the mess, you should make the boots' effect active only when they are being worn. So a few minutes after the guy puts on some dress shoes or takes them off for the night, he can go back to being his normal, charming self. Go to Comment
Makes the players sure careful about stuff they pick up. An interesting book to add to a library, though perhaps the cover could read: "Guide to Ultimate Power" or "How to defeat the evil overlord who owns this library" or "How to summon the nymph of your dreams in three easy steps" for the lecherous sort...
Or something funny which the player's can't resist opening - "Photoalbum with getting pelted with tomatoes" ... perhaps the book can alter its title and appearance, for more paranoia. Go to Comment
Dustwood is technically not a wood from a specific tree. It is an created fuel for fires.
Starting with the sawdust from a sawmill, adding a mixture of wax or pitch, and a few other things, the mixture is pounded or pressed toghether tightly. It is normally smashed into a round container, so when it is slipped out, it looks like a small perfectly round "log". (actually a lathed log, but you get the idea). It can either be used as a log or slices of a log can be used for a fire.