Holiday Gifting: The Gracious Hostess

Hostess Gifts

My mom always taught me to never visit someone’s home empty-handed. This sentiment seems to run in my family—my cousin, Juli, gave me the Nest grapefruit candle (above) last time she came over for dinner and each time I light it, I think of her. A bottle of wine or some really nice cheese or chocolates are always appreciated, but it can also be fun to think outside the box. With that in mind, I always try to find the most fun and thoughtful gifts when visiting friends and family, always taking into account my host or hostess’s personality and tastes.

Start giving:

  1. DavidsTea, from left to right: Three Wishes, a black tea; Egyptian Chamomile; the Earl’s Garden. davidstea.com
  2. Sugar Paper Kate Desk Calendar in pink, $52. saksfifthavenue.com
  3. Rablabs Pedra Agate Coasters, $68 for a set of 4. saksfifthavenue.com
  4. Nest Grapefruit Candle, $34. sephora.com
  5. The Fashionable Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks for the Fashion Set (Rizzoli), by Jane Rocca and Neryl Walker, $19.95. amazon.com
  6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Sleeping Bunny Slippers in violet, $198. bloomingdales.com

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