Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gift Guide :: Foodie Hostess with the Mostess

Being welcomed into someone's home is always special, particularly so during the holidays. We have hand chosen some beautiful gifts to show your host appreciation and love.
[Images borrowed from sites linked below them]

Olive wood is such a work of art on its own. We love this showcase of its detail, and the organic shape of this cutting board. We found this beauty at Foraggio Kitchen in Boston.
A common tool, but a delicate version--this bottle opener from Anthropologie will definitely be put to use on the spot.
We love the hand touched and soft look of these faceted bowls from Rose and Radish, made my Sarah Cihat.
A hostess' decor is as important as her meal, and beautiful flowers brighten every room, look effortless and chic, but are not easy to compose. The creative genius behind Saipua and Nicolette Camille are here to the rescue with classes at the Little Flower School, teaching you their secrets and sharing their ingenuity. We don't have to sell you on them though, just look at the pictures.
a perfect little vessel with a twist--shake up your hostess' vase collection with this jam jar bottle made out of bone china.
These Linda & Harriett moose tags are great for a lot of things--use them on the wine and gifts you bring to friends, or gift them in packets so friends can do the same. They're just so cute they = insta-smile.
These beautiful "shortbread napkins" from Rose and Radish are a whimsical addition to any table. Printed, and then detailed by hand, Lisa Stuckley has created little works of art for our table settings and laps.
Two gifts in one, this scale/clock brought to us by Anthropologie would look great on any kitchen counter. Help make your hostess precise and on time, and look good doing it.
Seed bombs for the gardening hostess--because who wouldn't want bombs that explode into wild flowers? These soon-to-be beauties are brought to us by Jayson Home & Garden.

Jonathan Adler is one of our very favorites. His quirky and cheery pottery makes great gifts. We're a little late with the menorah, we know, but how great is this man/woman one? So great it should probably be displayed all year anyway. This shoe butter dish definitely works for all seasons, and will most certainly be a conversation piece on any table. And you can't go wrong with whales--this pitcher is an adorable way to water guests.
Something your hostess probably won't have in her collection--an antique looking fruit spoon from Beekman 1802 mercantile. Hand forged by a blacksmith in an antique mold? Yes please!
Last but not least are tumblers sold at Rose and Radish. Mouth blown into wooden molds, they look as light as air, and their simple beauty are sure to impress any host. We're certainly impressed !


  1. I was sold at the start with the olive wood cutting board :)

  2. Can you tell me where you one could buy the white ceramic dishes (plates/bowls/etc) used in pretty much all the Sunday supper photographs? I love them - they're perfect backdrop to all the prepared dishes.

  3. Thanks for including Beekman 1802 in your guide! How amazing to be included among such beautiful items!

  4. OMG...I love your site. you are so talented. Where did you learn photography? What camera do you use. I love your style. I am a stylist living in Massachusetts and recently started a blog ww.kellymcguill.blogspot.com . Thanks for sharing..I look forward to following you. happy holidays, kelly mcguill

  5. I just recently discovered Rose & Radish and their gorgeous things, it is such a shame that they are closing!