Need a creative thank-you idea for the gracious host? These fantastic gifts are a few of my picks that are sure to encourage a return invitation. For more ideas, please visit my Pinterest page!

Hexagonal Mint Julep from Mark and Graham

This handmade nickel-plated brass cup is the traditional vessel for serving a classic mint julep. If Southern hospitality isn’t your thing, consider this eminently durable tumbler for water, juice, wine or vodka.

Ox Horn Berti Carving Set

There is nothing pretentious about this beautiful set, handmade by a single artisan. Classic and made to last a lifetime, it would make a lovely present for any hostess with the mostess.

Eena Garden Tote

The word “Eena” is a Chinook term that means “The beaver who builds the best lodge.” For more than 40 years, Portland’s Beckel Canvas Products has taken this motto to heart, creating canvas tents for outdoor enthusiasts. The same rugged good looks and timeless style defines this durable garden tote that is ideal for carrying all your gardening hand tools and essentials.

Arthur Court Bottle Opener

Arthur Court’s handsome bottle openers remove caps with ease and in style thanks to artfully crafted handles in the shape of antlers, elephants, anchors and more. A fantastic gift!

Black Stripe Apron by Ferm Living

Dress up for cooking with this apron. Comes with a small pocket for the recipe or other small things you need for cooking. 

Juliska Citronella Candle

From the Berry and Thread Collection – beautifully functional, this citronella candle comes filled in a ceramic bowl festooned with our berry and thread motif and with a burn time of fifty hours.  

“ad hoc at home” by Thomas Keller

In the book every home cook has been waiting for, the revered Thomas Keller turns his imagination to the American comfort foods closest to his heart—flaky biscuits, chicken pot pies, New England clam bakes, and cherry pies so delicious.  Yummy!

Classic Hand-Blown Cruet from Mark and Graham

The ultimate in minimal sophistication, this cruet is made from mouth-blown glass and has a rounded top. A classic, personalized way to serve oil and vinegar or other condiments.

Pipcorn Popcorn

No floss required!  Pipcorn is a hulless variety of popcorn, which means it’s crunchy yet tender. It’s also naturally grown, popped in small batches using extra-virgin olive oil, and extremely tasty.

Cocktail Napkins by August Morgan

Cocktail hour will never be the same after these precious cocktail napkins are thrown into the mix!


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