December 10th, 2016
Hostess Gifts

To Give

I don’t try to reinvent the wheel every year with hostess gifts, but I do change-up a few items. This holiday season my uber stylish friends will get a copy of The New Garconne or an indie magazine that’s tailored to their interests. Note pads from Mrs. Strong and The Printery, teas from Ladurée, and candles (Izola and Kobo) are good gifts to stockpile and have on hand for last minute invitations. Mouth has delicious offerings for folks far away. And paper whites, topiaries, and pies are always appreciated.


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Demi-fine 14K gold-plated hoop


Oversized-lapel double-breasted wool-blend coat


Quincy shiny ballerina loafer mule


Pleated checked wool midi skirt


Checked wool blazer


High-rise straight-leg jeans


Blanche leather ankle boots


Bellechasse medium leather-trimmed canvas bag


Double breasted coat


Flared corduroy trousers


Square belt bag


Flared corduroy trousers

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  • Hi Preston,

    I’m so thrilled to see that you have included Kobo candles on your hostess gift list! I come home late from work, light one of Kobo’s beautiful candles on our kitchen island, and by the time we have dinner, the whole house is redolent with the scent of mahogany and leather, eucalyptus, or smoked oak and citrus. These really are amazing candles, and they come in gorgeous packaging for the holidays.

    I love your blog! Happy Holidays!

    EricaDecember 10th, 2016  8:48 PM

  • May I say, you would be welcome anytime! Seriously, these are gifts to inspire so thank you.

    SueMDecember 11th, 2016  8:02 PM

  • Any one of these would be amazing but I love those notepads

    amandaDecember 12th, 2016  12:03 AM

  • Ah Preston thank you again so much! These certainly all sound delicious. Always wanted something from Mrs Strong…

    disneyrollergirlDecember 12th, 2016  8:37 AM

  • Hello Preston, thank you so much for including us on this beautiful list. We found this by chance and must say we’re very pleased with the level of curation here. And what a warm heart filling bonus to read the words from Erica. As we work so hard to get it right it means so much to read comments such as those. It makes all that work we put in feel so right!

    Kobo candlesDecember 17th, 2016  6:16 PM


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