Did someone say shots? Gift these reusable hand-carved Himalayan Salt Glasses to a tequila-lover. (Photo: Uncommon Goods)
For the golf lover– custom paintings and prints of golf courses made by Ally Aiken are personal and original. (Photo: Ally Aiken Designs)
This water pitcher would be an adorable gift for any beachhouse owner. (Photo: Food52)
Chap's Choppin' Tops is a local female-owned business that sells handcrafted boards that are great for Charcuterie, cutting, and serving. (Photo: Chap's Choppin' Tops)
Bering's extensive Baccarat collection has many beautiful pieces including this butterfly comes in multiple colors. (Photo: Bering's)
Every Texan will love this cowboy hat wine stopper from Arthur Court. (Photo: Arthur Court)
Gift a snowman cocktail shaker from Pottery Barn for a festive holiday gift. (Photo: Pottery Barn)
This decorative and functional stepladder comes in four colors and would be a unique gift for any art-lover. (Photo: Urban Space Interiors)
There are many players that contribute to a winning holiday season, but the real MVPs are the hosts. The ones doing the dirty work behind the scenes so you can kick your feet up and sip a whiskey neat. The best in show deserve the best in gifts.
But hosting doesn’t only pertain to November and December. The hosts and hostesses you admire most are always ready for the big game or chic dinner parties, and go the extra mile for your kids’ sleepovers. They impress with their gourmet cooking skills, reunite friends for dancing and champagne flute clinking, or just have simple backyard wine nights. Whatever it may be, these orchestrators of your favorite memories deserve to have their efforts reciprocated. How can you show your appreciation for these home entertainers you may wonder?
A re-gift mediocre bar of soap that just barely checks the box won’t suffice. Of course, there’s not one right answer or a singular gift that’s suitable for all, so we’ve rounded up a list of exceptional finds to ease your holiday shopping this year.
We all have that one friend who really could start their own restaurant right out of their home kitchen — their cooking is that good. With a recipe book from Sugar Paper, they’ll be able to keep track of their grocery list, family recipes, and daily foodie thoughts in one place. For your friends that prefer to use cookbooks, these Travertine Marble Bookends made of Japanese Rose Gold stainless steel were handmade in Mexico and can be found online at Blue Print. Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now and Chappell Hollingshead is here to advance the cheese and meat boards even further. Shop her handcrafted boards that can be personalized and used for serving, display, or cutting.
For the creative mind who’s always adding artful items to their home, a colorful stepladder from Urban Space Interiors is both decorative and functional. Score a hole-in-one by gifting a custom painting or print of your friend’s favorite golf course made by Houstonian Ally Aiken. Frame a family photo in the Mother of Pearl picture frame from Madison 214 for a gift that’s sweet and easy.
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