My Top Ten Hostess Gifts.


Clockwise from top left: The Big Book of Chic // Coco Coco Candle // Monogrammed Coasters // Giraffe at Home Throw Blanket // Wood + Marble Cheese Board // Santal 26 Candle // Striped Shirt Matches // Veuve Clicquot // Reiko Kaneko Lip Tease Mug // AERIN Soap

This time of year my calendar is packed with either weekend trips to visit friends and loved ones, or housewarming parties (Is it just me, or does everyone I know have an 8/1 or 9/1 lease!) For that reason, today we are rounding up the best hostess gifts! I always try to remember that my host is probably a bit stressed. Your goal is to make his or her life a little easier. So if you bring flowers, have them pre-arranged in a pretty vase. If you bring cheeses, maybe include a pretty cheese board (I love this one!). If you bring a candle, bring pretty matches. You get my drift.

My personal go-to’s are luxe, reliable, and a bit predictable: A bottle of Veuve, or one of my favorite candles (depending upon the recipient – a black candle from Coqui Coqui that smells just like sunscreen + the beach, or Le Labo’s Santal 26 (a woody scent that smells just like the Gramercy Park Hotel / the drydown of their famous fragrance, my beloved Santal 33). For bonus points, add a chic set of matches.

Another thing I love to give is a chic book. The Big Book of Chic is a good one, but depending on the recipient’s personality this, this, this, and this make for a great gift as well! And also, a shameless plug for my sister’s book, which is coming out so so soon!

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  1. Danielle:

    These also all make great Christmas/birthday presents for a mother-in-law in my personal opinion… classy and a bit predictable! 🙂

    Danielle @ afloat on a full sea

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  2. carrie:

    What a great selection! Thanks for the ideas.


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  3. Sarah Lagen:

    These are such cute housewarming gifts! I never know what to get people so I usually bring some booze, but the stripe tee matches are darling!! Great ideas!! And yes, everyone moves at the end of the summer!

    xo, Sarah

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