Gifts for the Holiday Hostess
Graciously thank your host with one of our favorite indulgences.
Designed by Kentucky-based designer Hanna Seabook for Draper James, this set of 12 coasters are never at a loss for words. Choose from "Pleased as Punch" or "Only Count the Happy Hours."
Buy It: $20; draperjames.com
Just like Mom's—except smaller. A mini (13" x 1 1/2") beechwood rolling pin that'll cut fresh sheets of pasta dough into tender strands of her favorite noodle. Choose between spaghetti, fettuccine, or tagliatelle.
Buy It: $8; surlatable.com
If she's a lifetime subscriber to SL this can't miss collection of photos, covers, stories, and recipes will be a treasured keepsake that she'll pore over time and again. But, if she's brand new to the region, she can consider this tome her official welcome to the neighborhood.
Buy It: $40; amazon.com
She'll be thanking you on that cold winter's night when she's sitting fireside sipping wine blended with sguar, spice, and everything nice.
Buy It: $20 each; oliverpluff.com/wassail
These polished brass pineapple candle holders are at home on a mantel, dining table, or tucked into a bookshelf. They come in small, medium, and large sizes and all hold a taper candle.
Buy It: starting at $24; emilymccarthy.com
Rather than one idea—treat the DIYer to 50 inspiring projects by artists and designers compiled in one coffee table book.
Buy It: $30; amazon.com
Your BFF will now be prepared for any fashion emergency.
Buy It: $89; markandgraham.com
No more fighting over the first s'mores. This 48-inch twig-shaped tool can toast up to 10 marshmallows at once.
Buy It: $18; shopterrain.com
A punchy-patterned catchall doubles as a serving tray for Santa's midnight snack.
Buy It: $22-$25; emilymccarthy.com
Count on this thermos for keeping hot cocoa warm for 12 hours and egg nog chilled for 24. Available in 7 colors and 3 sizes.
Buy It: $25-$45; swellbottle.com
We Southerners love a monogram on just about anything. For gorgeous monogram eye candy and ideas for where to put yours, check out our Editor-at-Large, Kim Whitman's monogram book.
Buy It: $40; amazon.com
A snappy brass dish will hold the tiniest treasures.
Buy It: $20; emilymccarthy.com
For sommeliers or those who just love a good glass of red, Firstleaf is a brand new program where members can rate and reorder their favorite wines to create a customized subscription to match their preferences.
Buy It: $59/six bottles of wine; firstleaf.club
This salty rim dust can also finish off a mojito or Bloody Mary.
Buy It: $10; bullsbaysaltworks.com
A 100% cotton apron for the stylish cook.
Buy It: $30; raineandhumble.com
Cocktail napkins with cheeky personalities deserve their own seat at the table.
Buy It: $14 each; belleandunion.com
Individually handcrafted oyster shells, which makes this a truly one-of-a-kind serving idea.
Buy It: $36 each; heirloomedcollection.com
Java drinkers will get a kick from this trio of festive blends (French Vanilla, Misteltoe Java, and Southern Pecan).
Buy It: $33; kingbean.com
Choose from over 100 fun and festive shapes to pair with your go-to sugar cookie recipe.
Buy It: $2.25 - $3.50; sweetestelle.com
She never misses a birthday, always mails you a thank-you, and will be eternally grateful for a kit that includes all the letter-writing essentials. Vintage stamps included.
Buy It: $54; paperandtype.com
She'll strap this leather carrier to her bike to make sure the Pinot arrives safely at her final destination.
Buy It: $67; pedalhappydesign.com
This custom gift set includes a signature dish towel hand-lettered on muslim cloth, plus a 4"x6" heavy stock card that fits into a standard-sized recipe box.
Buy It: $125; heirloomedcollection.com
Jewel box chocolate for the style set that might just be too pretty to eat—right up until the first bite.
Buy It: $56; maggielouiseconfections.com
A short, stout, glass teapot made for brewing enough Earl Grey for two.
Buy It: $38; poketo.com
Birmingham-based artist Sarah Ragan creates Southern-inspired illustrations that she screen prints on 8"x10" French paper.
Buy It: $18; raganhouselettering.com
Get the lay of the land on a pocket-sized noted book. Each is illustrated with a map of your favorite Southern city and handmade in Baton Rouge.
Buy It: $7.50; etsy.com