By: Text: Phillip Rhodes and Cooking Light Staff
Whether a birthday party, holiday gathering, or Thanksgiving extravaganza—every hostess deserves a little token of gratitude. Not to mention, it is a sure fire way to keep your name on the guest list for years to come.
Any green-thumbed hostess will love this soap from the gentlemen farmers behind Planet Green's "Fabulous Beekman Boys." It is handmade with exfoliating poppy seeds to get the grit off.
Shop: Beekman 1802
For a gift that gives more than what meets the eye. These 100-percent cotton, fair-trad Geo place mats and napkins are made in Ethiopia and support women's economic independence.
Shop: Creative Women
You can never have too many cocktail napkins (mainly because ironing them is such a chore). Add to your hostess' collection with one--or more--of Dwell Studio's designs.
Price: $28/4 napkins
Shop: Dwell Studio
"We design tea towels" is this single-minded company's slogan, and we love the tea towels they design. Modern patterns and colors, even peace symbols, there is a towel that will fit each hostess to a "tea."
Price: $42/set of 2
Shop: Studio Patró
A bucket—as a hostess gift? If you think we are crazy, think again. Filled with pretty tissue paper and your favorite little luxuries (think pretty soaps, a few magazines, or even a homemade pedicure kit) this will be a thoughtful gift that your hostess will love dipping into once the last guest has bid adieu.
Shop: Alice Supply Co.
For the hostess who is always looking for creative touches to add to her next gathering, these porcelain napkin rings might be the ticket. Formal placecards can become tired, but vibrant lettered rings breathe new life into traditional pre-arranged seating.
Printed inside and out with red, blue, or green cornflowers, pale blue daisies, or red and green geometric patterns, these Anthropologie bowls look lovely whether they are full or empty.