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For the Hostess with the Mostest

The Good Life

Everyone knows the golden rule of being a good guest: don’t show up empty-handed. Here are some of our favorite one-of-a-kind gifts for the next time you go to a dinner party or spend the weekend at a friend’s.

1. Majesty Crystal Bib ($68) baublebar.com
Looking for something personal? Gift her this multicolored crystal necklace with gold ox plating that will add subtle glam to any outfit.

2. Copper Cake Knife Serveware (set of two, $49) ) westelm.com
Your hostess will love this elegant copper electroplated stainless steel serving set that’s perfect for any celebration.

3. Slate Easel Cheese Markers (set of three, $34) shopterrain.com
These standing, customizable chalkboard markers carved from slate will alert guests to which cheese is which.

4. Yassine Apron ($36) anthropologie.com
For any baking project or full-blown holiday meal, your hostess can slip on this chic embroidered cotton apron and simply throw it in the wash when finished.

5. Orange and Cardamom Reed Diffuser ($22) cb2.com
The scent of vanilla bean, cardamom, orange, and black tea of this hand-blended diffuser by artisans at Pommes Frites Candle Co. warmly welcomes guests inside.

6. frauklarer Original Geometric Concrete Vase ($50) etsy.com
Your hostess will want to display her favorite fresh floral blooms in this eye-catching geometric vase made from concrete.

7. Kate Spade Macaroon Square Glass Tray ($30) bloomingdales.com
Keys, rings and other small items can be thrown into this whimsical tray to keep them organized and easy to find.

8. Tribeca Love Combo Mat ($84) yogadesignlab.com
This two-in-one mat acts as both a yoga mat and a towel with sueded microfiber and natural tree rubber to reduce slipping and injuries.

9. Marine Marbles Gift Soap ($10) mistralsoap.com
With hints of sea mist, white flowers, citrus and soft woods, this luxury French-milled soap contains pure organic shea butter to moisturize hands while washing.
10. A New Way to Dinner by Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs ($35) barnesandnoble.com
Home chef’s will enjoy browsing this cookbook full of nourishing recipes and week-long cooking strategies.

11. Mannie Dishtowel Set (set of 3, $28) anthropologie.com
These woven cotton dishtowels will mop up any mess as well as brighten up the kitchen.

12. French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler ($25) crateandbarrel.com
The properties of the marble naturally help wine stay cool, so your hostess can leave the bottle on the table for the whole meal.

13. Kraft Seed Starter: Tea Series (set of 3, $20) modsprout.com
Start by sprouting seeds indoors and then transplant them outside for a perfect blend of herbs to brew the ideal cup of tea.



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