December 1st, 2019
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 an indie magazine that’s tailored to their interests. Candles,  maple syrup, olive oil, anything by Bastide, and mittens are easy to stockpile and have at the ready for last minute invitations. And paper whites, topiaries, and pies are always appreciated.

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MAX MARA

Rosa wool-blend midi dress

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Floral stretch-lace tights

JIL SANDER

Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-twill coat

HM

Textured-knit tights

SAINT LAURENT

Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

Cavalier wool blazer

SABLYN

Aiden sleeveless cashmere top

GABRIELA HEARST

Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps

JIL SANDER

Oversized cashmere knit top

GANNI

Wool-blend turtleneck vest

VICTORIA BECKHAM

Piped knee-high leather boots

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  • Thanks for the great ideas. Always good to have a few gifts on hand for unexpected drop ins, etc. To my gift list, I just added this wonderful heel glaze ( Farmhouse Fresh honey heel glaze)
    For $26 ( on amazon) it’s something most people don’t have and would use!! I live the brush that comes with it!! Would love to see your readers suggestions for great inexpensive holiday gifts!!!

    Paula BDecember 1st, 2019  12:35 PM

     
  • Thank you for the wonderful ideas and reminders, Preston. Does anyone have a source for paper whites? Hope all your readers enjoyed a lovely, long weekend.

    MoiraDecember 1st, 2019  12:41 PM

     
  • I love the magazine idea! I love mittens myself too! I will miss the ones from Barneys. COS had good ones too that are padded. I was buying things like this all weekend for gifts! I bought Marvis toothpaste, the toothpaste squeezer and coco floss from Anthropologie. I also purchased Fresh bath products and Goop jarred facials too. My friends love the Herban Essential wipes because I always have them on the subway to fight germs and they smell great. The last things were a deck of Fredericks and Mae playing cards with the rainbow matches. Everything was 20 to 30% off until tomorrow.

    TracyDecember 1st, 2019  7:40 PM

     
  • All lovely gifts to give and receive. Another thing I do is to give a small donation to a charity or cause that I know they’ll support, something like Oxfam. For me, I’d rather have mosquito netting for 10 children’s beds rather than another scented candle. Something to think about…..

    KathyDecember 2nd, 2019  3:16 PM

     
  • ASPCA is our charity of choice and we ‘gift’ donations on our friends’ behalf.

    PrestonDecember 4th, 2019  6:52 AM

     
  • I’ll be giving subscriptions – Vanity Fair, The Australian, Guardian…
    So important, especially in this climate, to support good journalism and to ensure journalists are employed!
    Love, KiC, never miss a post!
    ❤️

    PetrinaDecember 6th, 2019  11:12 PM

     

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