The Host Who Needs the Most
Sure we live in New York. Land of walk-ups and galley kitchens galore. But still, that's no excuse for slacking on the hospitality services. It's not like we're thinking freshly baked muffins upon arrival or anything too Martha. But really, how can one be a gracious guest when drying their hands not on towels, but on their jeans? Here's what to get the well-appointed, but ill-equipped host. 1. Ted Muelhing Biedermeier Candlestick Collection, Starting at $360 The most swoon-worthy candle holders ever created. Buy them for your most special host, and sit forevermore at the center of their table. 2. ROE Caviar, 250g with custom gift box, $550 Some guests show up with fancy champagne, others a fabulous scented candle, but you? You go big or go home. Be the guest that everyone wants to invite back. 3. Tom Dixon Brew French Press, $190 Buy them a french press that they will use forever - as decoration OR as an actual coffee maker. 4. Santa Claus Round Plate, John Derian, $50 Whether you're a believer or not, John Derian's porcelain plate will remind your host that sometimes the best desserts are simply some cookies and milk. 5. Vista Alegre Matrix White Devil Bottle Stopper, $135 For the devilish host that needs no reminder about his inner spirits. 6. The Carry-On Moscow Mule Kit, Shop Terrain, $24 Because flying is always better with a little buzz. 7. Baron Von Fancy Apron, $30 For hip artsy fartsy chefs. 8. Tacopedia: Phaidon book, Amazon $16 Mexican Taco Culture - you can't go wrong (and, with over 100 recipes, they won't ever go hungry). 9. Black and White Sitting Back Nude Tray, Waiting On Martha, $20 This is just a beautiful, simple, porcelain and gold tray that is easy on the budget and would make the most splendid hostess gift. 10. Himalayan Rock Salt and Grater Set, CB2, $30 To upgrade any kitchen... 11. Truffle Salt, Terrain, $28 Truffles taste good in literally anything, even ice cream, seriously, just go visit Neta. 12. Olive Wood Natural Form Oval Bowl, One King's Lane, $38 These Olive Wood bowls have been holding our apples in them for years. This is a STEAL at under $40 and would look fabulous in any kitchen, modern or traditional. 13. Quail Black and Fawn Pug Stone wear Salt and Pepper Shakers, Liberty London, 20 Euro Hop on over the pond and head straight to Liberty London and snag up several of these fab salt and pepper shakers to have on hand as gifts for your hosts. They will be sure to make delightful dinner guests giddy with each shake. 14. Know-it-Oil, VMV Hypoallergenics, $10 The only item to make my gift list two years in a row. This little jar is the ONE thing I carry with me EVERYWHERE. It's the first thing that goes on my body post shower, and will be SURE to be your hosts' new staple.