Gift Guide for the Host

With all the events that pop-up this time of year, it is nice to show your appreciate for the hard work your host has put into each get-together. While a bottle of wine is always a safe bet, I have put together a round-up of some creative options that are sure to make any host feel appreciated.

  1. Gatsby Napkin Set | Casa Verde - $32: Set of 4 elegant napkins blockprinted by hand with a floral motif in metallic gold ink. These napkins are sure to dress up any table setting from family dinner to New Year's Eve. 
     
  2. Christmas Tree Mason Jar Candle | Brooklyn Candle Studio - $24: A cozy, aromatic blend of pine and spruce with rich base notes of cedarwood inspired by the most wonderful time of the year, this candle is made by a small company in New York and adds a festive air to any gathering.
     
  3. Tea Towel | Nourishing Notes - $16: Designed by a husband/wife team in Chicago, printed on unbleached cotton with water-based ink and full of beautiful sentiment.
     
  4. Baraka Cheese Board | Casa Verde - $40: Hand-carved from olive wood by artisans in Kenya and perfect for those last minute wine and cheese parties that end up being the most memorable.
     
  5. Santa Seasoning Salt | Beautiful Briny Sea - $8: Handmade in Atlanta using locally-sourced ingredients from growers guided by methods of sustainability, this seasoning salt is a delicious blend of rosemary and pink peppercorn.
     
  6. Floral Arrangement | Flowers for Dreams - $40-100: Who doesn't love to get flowers? Plus 25% of every purchase goes to support local charities and free hand delivery in Chicago.
     
  7. Orange Blossom Soap and Lotion Set | Hand In Hand Soap Company - $24: This all-natural soap and lotion set in luscious orange blossom will be right at home next to your host's kitchen sink. Plus for each set purchased Hand In Hand will donate a bar of soap and month of clean drinking water to a child in need.
     
  8. Recipe Tin & Cards | Rifle Paper Company - $34: Have you ever seen a cuter way to hold cherished family recipes? The original artwork by Anna Bond adorns the metallic box and 12 letterpress dividers and 24 illustrated recipe cards come with it.

Karli Kujawa