Gift Guides, HomeHoliday Gift Guide 09: Consummate Hostess

You always know who’s the hostess with the mostess – usually because you love being a guest at their soirees! This gift guide has six items that they’ll love this holiday; plus, it’ll help guarantee some invites coming your way in the upcoming year!

ONE. Le Creuset Petite Casseroles – Anything Le Creuset would make a perfect gift for the perfect hostess in your life. We love this set of 4 Petite Casseroles, as they look beautiful and come in the pretty colors that the brand is known for. They’re ideal for making individual portions, and this even comes with a cookbook chock full of recipes specifically catered to these little casserole pots. These would be excellent additions to any hostess’s kitchen.

TWO. Smythson Malachite Pamana Diaries — This Smythson diary is at once a true luxury and a really practical gift.  Your hostess friend will certainly use this present every week of the year to plan our her social schedule, and guaranteed to receive compliments every time she takes it out of her purse. The wood slide closure, gilt-edged paper and crocodile print of this leather diary make it ultra-luxe but the under $200 price point keeps it affordable for gifting. For someone really special, you can even get it gold stamped with her name or initials.

THREE. Michael Aram Poppy Large Enamel Bowl — This beautiful bowl by Michael Aram is like a work of art. With the stunning poppy detailing, any hostess with an artful eye will absolutely adore this because it’s luxurious and can be used for a multitude of purposes – from serving salads at her next dinner party to displaying it as a decorative piece in her dining room.

FOUR. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Incense Paper — For the hostess who has been gifted too many candles before in the past, give her this set of heady incensed fragrance papers by renowned French parfurmeur Maison Frances Kirkdjian for something different and original. Reinvented from the Armenian 16th century tradition of using quick-burning incense papers to quickly dispel a scent through a room or room, these elegant papers can also be slid into drawers and suitcases to perfume clothes and lingerie. They are also less expensive than candles and quicker to waft scents. Each piece of paper is long and thin and slightly waxy to touch. To burn the paper, fold the paper into an accordion fan shape, place it on an vividly colored bowl or plate in the middle of the room, and start the burning from one corner. The paper will burn out in a few minutes and in its aftermath, waft aroma throughout the entire room. Each box comes with 20 pieces of paper, offered in 3 different varieties including White Flowers, Orange Flower, and Rose.

FIVE. Lumnique Candles – For a hostess gift that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who receives it, we’re loving Lumnique candles. In four easy steps, you can create a thoughtful, personalized gift that they’ll remember for a long time. You choose your own purpose or meaning for the candle (examples include Peace, Love, and Thank You), pick the perfect color, and select a fragrance. (Orange/Vanilla is one of our favorites). You can even add your own message for the candle. It all comes packaged in a gorgeous box with the candle, a Lumnique matchbox, and a customized certificate. Once the other guests see you walk in with it, you’ll have more invitations than you know what to do with!

SIX. Riedel “O” Merlot Gift Set —  Why bring a bottle of wine for the hostess when you can bring a whole tumbler set complete with decanter..for under $100! These versatile wine glasses are perfect for entertaining or a quiet dinner in- and the silhouette flatters a wide range of red wines.  Despite being such high quality and design, Riedel glasses are surprisingly low maintenance! The whole set is dishwasher save and generally “klutz” proof. If your friend favors white wines, Riedel also makes a Chardonnay Gift Set


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