I’m a lover of entertaining during the holiday season, decorating the house with fresh evergreens, adding some sparkle, and filling it with the scents of the season – we love inviting friends in from the cold to enjoy a cup of cheer at this time of year.
Every year I do a roundup of favorite gifts ideas for a host or hostess and I keep it under $30. If you’re invited to a get together this holiday season, here are my 2012 picks for the cooks, foodies, wine enthusiasts, coffee or tea lovers, gardeners, and hip hosts or hostesses you know!
Striped Apron, Dean & Deluca, $30; Le Creuset Butter Crock, Pot & Pantry, $30; Spotless Juicer, Anthropologie, $30; Red Zig Zag Apron, Sur la Table, $20; Equal Tea Towel, Studio Patro, $24; Marble Mortar and Pestle, Overstock, $29.99; Letter Pressed Cookie Set, World Market, $17.99
Fig Jam Assortment, the girl and the fig, $28; Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup, Dean & Deluca, $22; Demi glace (several flavors), Williams-Sonoma, $29.95; Gray Salt Trio, Napa Style, $29; 7” Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory, $25.95; Royal Riviera Pears, Harry & David, 29.95.
8 Cork candles, Napa Style, $22; Red Pedrini Bottle Opener, Target, $19.99; Decanter with Oak Stopper, Wine Enthusiast, $29.99; Wine Purse, Bed Bath & Beyond, $29.99; Gold Honeycomb white wine glasses, set of four, West Elm, $25
Loose Tea Storage Tins, Teavana, $10.95; Glass teapot, CB2, $17.95; Graphic Espresso Serving Set; Crate + Barrel, $19.95; Tea for One, Poketo, $29; King & Queen Mugs, Jonathan Adler, $26; Aerolatte Frother, Crate + Barrel, $19.95
Thomas Paul coasters, Orange & Pear, $18; Hobnail Candle, Altogether Home, $28; Mustache Tray, Z Gallerie, $24.95; Wood Bowl, Wayfair, $24.95; Agate trivet, Leif, $20; Enamel Servers, Macys, $24.99; Maple stick candles, Shop Terrain, $30; Cheese Knife Set, Crate + Barrel, $24.95
I hope you like the 2012 picks as much as I do. Perhaps one of them is the perfect gift for someone you know … or for you?!
Coming up next, the Friday Finds of the week. :)