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Let me entertain you: Host and hostess gifts
A fancy bottle of hooch is a solid yet oh-so-predicable way to warm a holiday party host or hostesses' heart. Here are a dozen unique gifts ideal for eco-minded entertainers.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM
A very happy Monday and welcome to the sixth installment of "Let me entertain you," a new series of weekly posts that I’ll be running throughout this epically festive — and epically food-heavy — time of year. The topic? Holiday entertaining and the paraphernalia needed to make your gathering — whether it’s a traditional Turkey Day dinner with the extended family, a booze-heavy winter solstice shindig, or an intimate Christmahanakwanzaka brunch amongst friends — go off without a hitch. The emphasis is on products that boast one or all of the following eco-friendly attributes:
b. made from sustainable or recycled materials
c. domestically manufactured
d. durable/made-to-last so in that they’ll be used not just this holiday season for many more seasons to come.
So far in the series, I've zeroed in on eco-friendly holiday entertaining goodies including coasters
, serving trays
, and candle holders
. Today, I'm turning the well-dressed holiday table and focusing not on items for the party-giver but for the gift-bearing party-goer
in an attempt to answer the perpetually vexing question: What in the world do I bestow a most gracious and green-minded holiday party host or hostess with that's not
a fancy bottle of booze (okay, I've included that as an option, too)? Here are a few ideas ...
Chalkboard Tablet by Peg & Awl @ Branch
($22 - $37 w/stand)
Milk Carton Creamer and Sugar Sack @ VivaTerra
($25 - $29)
Gorgeous Helen Wine Glass Lampshades by DeKoop @ MoMA Store
"Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook" @ Amazon.com
Mistletoe General Store Candle @ Terrain
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