August 13th, 2016
To Give

Hostess Gifts

Whether attending a cocktail or a weekend house party, I never arrive empty handed. At this point in the summer we are all offloading vegetables from our gardens, which gave me the idea to add a cookbook and spiralizer to my hostess gift repertoire. Freshly baked pies are always appreciated, and playing cards and cocktail napkins never go out of style.

Pies, Playing cards, Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, Spiralizer, D. Porthault and Tory Burch cocktail napkins.

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FRED LEIGHTON

Collection gold, silver and diamond ring

TOMAS MAIER

Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater

PRADA

Mid-heel suede knee-high boots

SELIM MOUZANNAR

Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring

MARA HOFFMAN

Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress

MARNI

medium Trunk shoulder bag

BOTTEGA VENETA

Cotton-blend poplin top

MIU MIU

Wool sweater

SOPHIE BUHAI

Gold vermeil hoop earrings

KHAITE

Charlotte cotton-gabardine trench coat

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Two-tone crepe blouse

HAIDER ACKERMANN

Oversized silk-charmeuse shirt

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  • I’m glad to see you endorse and encourage hostess gifts for every occasion. These days, I feel like you’re lucky to receive a thank you note? What’s happening to guests and gratitude?

    AshleyAugust 14th, 2016  10:17 AM

     
  • I’ve been giving my girlfriends mini straw market baskets this summer. They are impossible to find and it’s fun to share an item that I love that’s inexpensive, yet super chic!

    PrestonAugust 14th, 2016  10:28 AM

     
  • hi preston,
    i also love giving the mini straw baskets as hostess gifts and i fill them up with the bounty from my garden! you are right, they are very hard to find.
    however, i found a shop on etsy and they have mini baskets with poms poms and some without. their prices are great and although they are based in Edinburgh, the shipping is minimal. this is where i get all my baskets.i have a feeling you will love them. go on the etsy site, the name of the shop is
    LoveBohemians (all one word). good luck!
    sally

    sallyAugust 14th, 2016  11:07 AM

     
  • Lucky hostess! These are great ideas.

    AprilAugust 14th, 2016  6:49 PM

     

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