Hostess/Host Gifts

Lucky enough to be a guest at someone’s summer house? Flowers don’t cut it. Wine might- you know your hosts. Or be clever with something here.

Drinks– clockwise

Cocktail Branches: Is this clever, or what? Two tree-inspired stainless steel tree limbs on which garnishes can be skewered. 8.25″ H x 3″ W Dishwasher safe. $18.00

Jonathan Adler Barbell Bottle Stopper: Something of a hoot. Polished lacquered brass bottle stopper. Stainless steel bottom with rubber gasket. Finished with food safe lacquer. Arrives in gift box.  Bottle stopper: 3″W x 1″D x 3.3″T. $58.00

Michael Aram Dogwood Wine Coaster & Stopper Set: Elegant and understated. Coaster 1.5″H, 4.5″ Dia., Stopper 2.75″W x 6″H; Stainless Steel, Brass Plate, Natural & Oxidized Brass, White Enamel. $125.00

Coffee Lover

Top: Gemini Expresso Maker. Neat and practical. Keep flavor and temperature intact from stovetop to cup with this exceptional espresso maker. Place the cups side by side after adding water and espresso grounds to the bottom chamber. Brew on your stovetop and the Gemini delivers two perfect cups simultaneously. Comes with two cups and saucers. Gemini Express can be used on electric stoves and on gas stoves; it is not good for induction. 6.5h x 5w 3.5″d Each cup: 2.5h x 3.25w x 12.5″d Aluminum $45.00

Bottom: Assorted Ground Godiva Coffee– For those who want sweet mornings. Not espresso: This set includes our Caramel, Chocolate Truffle and Hazelnut Crème Coffees. 10 oz each. $36.00

Tea Lover

Left: Fortnum & Mason Famous Tea Bag Assortment: Includes 60 tea bags, 10 of each variety. Royal Blend: Traditional blend of low-grown Flowery Pekoe from Ceylon and Assam, first prepared for King Edward VII in the summer of 1902. Breakfast Blend: Robust, full-bodied tea from pure Assam leaves grown in the prized Brahmaputra Valley in Northeast India. Afternoon Blend: Light and refreshing blend of teas from higher and lower regions of Ceylon. Queen Anne Blend: Smooth, refreshing blend of carefully selected Assam and Ceylon teas created in 1907 in honor of the reigning sovereign. Earl Grey Classic: Classic English afternoon tea flavored with aromatic bergamot. Smoky Earl Grey: Created in response to a request from the Palace for a smokier Earl Grey. Combines traditional bergamot with a touch of Lapsang and Gunpowder tea for a uniquely smoky, fragrant flavor. $44.95

Right: Neiman Marcus Tea Honey Spoons (6)  A singular pleasure. Clover honey tea spoons set. Box: 3″Dia. x 7″T. Shelf life: 8 months. $16.00

Sweet Tooth

Left: Ice Cream Topping Trio. MMMMM- Set of three 10.6 oz jars Cold Brew Mocha– cane sugar, fresh cream, butter (cream, salt), brown cane sugar, cold brew arabica coffee, pure unsweetened chocolate, and natural cocoa powder. Original Hot Fudge– fresh cream, cane sugar, butter (cream, salt), pure unsweetened chocolate, natural cocoa powder, and brown cane sugar. Salted Caramel–cane sugar, fresh cream, butter (cream, salt), salt, sunflower lecithin, and vanilla extract $30.00

Right: Joy Macarons– Perhaps with a fine dessert wine. Box of 24 macarons including 2 each of: Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Cookie Dough, Honey & Lavender, Bourbon Butter Pecan, Italian Cream, Strawberry, Lemon Fleur de Sel, Rose Berry, Chocolate Coconut, Almond, and Vanilla. Box: 9″Sq. x 2.5″T. Gluten-free. $50.00


Top: Zabars NY Original Bagel Bag: Irresistible. And they can always be frozen. 18 bagels in Zabar’s “Go Green” shopping bag. Kosher. Best toasted. Slice before freezing. Toast from frozen. 18 assorted bagels (6 plain, 6 poppy, 6 sesame). $29.94  

Bottom: New England Breakfast– The one meal they may not have planned. Farmhouse Breakfast Blend Coffee (16 oz.), Farmhouse Pancake & Waffle Mix (16 oz.), Maine Maple Syrup (8.5 oz.), Wild Maine Blueberry Jam (12.5 oz.), Strawberry Jam (12.5 oz.), Cinnamon Bun Mix (19.6 oz.) $64.95

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Sicily Wine Chiller: Sicilian majolica ceramic stoneware for a festive table.Hand-dipped and hand decorated with a vibrant decal. Sized to hold one standard bottle. Dishwasher safe. 4 1/2″ diam., 8 1/2″ high. $39.96

One Handed Pepper Mill: Chef friends?  Compact single-action pump-and-grind mill lets you grind pepper, sea salt and other hard spices single-handedly. It has a visible level indicator so you can see when you need a refill. 5” high. Stainless steel. $24.95

Stackable Popsicle Molds: Fruit juice for the kids, Margaritas for you. A top lid protects the pops from smells and flavors in your freezer. The recipe booklet includes ideas for lactose- and gluten-free pops, as well as healthier and more natural ice treats. Includes one stick for each mold. Silicone. (4) Dishwasher-safe. 1h x 2.5w x 4″d $18.00

Printed Monogrammed Reusable Coasters: 50 reusable 4” x 4” coasters come housed in a handy lucite case for easy storage-simply select one of the cheerful patterns and personalize with a monogram. • Monogramming is digitally printed. Ships directly from designer within 2 weeks. 7 pattern choices. $49.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.