Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gift Guide: The Hostess

Her domesticity can be disarming as she whips up a deluge of dinner parties, luncheons and brunches. Outfit her palace of a home with items that are chic and classic and ensure she's always ready to receive guests.

A perfectly perforated roll of reusable placemats or napkins make setting the table a snap. They can be washed and reused up to six times, are 100% cotton, biodegradable and come in a multitude of colors - from A+R Store

A mustachioed hello - from Urban Outfitters

A subtly striped tray is stunning in its simplicity - from Neest

A fantastically French set of dish towels - from Le Bon Marché

Whimsical animal place card holders with gilded feet - from BHLDN

A sparkling server - from Leif Shop

Dry-erase cheese markers for separating comté from chevre - from Peppersprouts Design

Ridiculously lux maple syrups make breakfast for dinner a classy affair - Bourbon Barrel Matured and Tahitian Vanilla Bean Infused syrups from Noble available at Mikuni

A wonderful wall art addition available in a variety of regions - from Best Made

A beautiful braided cord makes a statement with a simple pendant lamp or single bare bulb - from Old Faithful Shop

A simply splendid assortment of exotic ice cream flavors - from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

A classic enamel bakeware set, in blue or red begs for a casserole - from Falcon Enamelware

So even her dirty laundry is stored in style - laundry bag from Izola

A high-end hand soap to make the powder room extra posh - by MOR from Amazon

For extra-festive dinner parties - garland sign from Catbird NYC

A beautiful, batter-loving whisk - from Anthropologie

A deliciously heavy chenille throw for cuddling on the couch - from Restoration Hardware

A handsome end table, perfect for holding hardbacks or highballs - from West Elm

A perfect set of holiday plates for serving treats or decking the walls - 12 Days of Christmas from Rosanna Inc.

The extra-long stem makes these a sexy sip, a set now will ensure she's ready to ring in the New Year - from Crate & Barrel
A saucy swipe of color that allows her to go from dirty dishes to dressed for dinner in just a second - Supercalifragilipstick! from Kate Spade

Finally, a sultry sound makes this album perfect for Christmas cocktails - A Very She & Him Christmas available Amazon & iTunes