Merry Christmas, Mrs. Scott, and Happy New Year.
Looking for some last-minute holiday gifts for those on your list who love to entertain? Here’s a peek at the quick-ship trifles, trinkets, and truffles we’ll be giving to our favorite hosts, hostesses, and party lovers this holiday season.
Handcrafted in Spain, these festive slippers are perfect for the hostess who wants to put up her feet in style. Sure to have her thinking about her next soirée, they feature a whimsical assortment of celebratory concoctions embroidered on black velvet.
Diana Vreeland Eau de Parfum
Fashion icon Diana Vreeland is the inspiration behind a beautiful collection of fragrances that make a glamorous impression on a vanity. Tell your fête-fabulous friend how much you admire her entertaining style by choosing Perfectly Marvelous, Simply Divine, or Smashingly Brilliant.
If we were to write a guide for hosting parties, we might call it “How to Win Friends and Ginfluence People.” After all, a good gin is a must-have when entertaining. And this one from Hernö of Sweden is worth getting ginned up about. Not only did it win the 2017 World Gin Award in the contemporary category, but that kitten on the label—we’re smitten.
Smythson Panama Pocket Notebook
A good-looking notebook is always appreciated, especially for those who are resolving to cut down on their digital dependency in the coming year. This classic Smythson notebook in cross-grain lambskin is small enough to fit into a pocket or purse. While they come in a variety of witty titles, we’re partial to this one because every gracious party host knows it’s the secret to short, sweet, and entertaining party conversation.
Kim Seybert “Fortune” Cocktail Napkins
As anyone who hosts parties knows, you can never have too many linen cocktail napkins, and the more whimsical they are, the more we love them. Show how fortunate you feel to be on your favorite host’s guest list by gifting him or her with these “Fortune” napkins from Kim Seybert. They arrive packaged in an elegant gift box, so all you’ll need to do is add a little note wishing your party pal a new year filled with good fortune and plenty of revelry.
Classic Utensils Cookbook Set
While your entertaining-loving friends may know how to make a Manhattan by heart, they might be looking to expand their horizons to the culinary realm. This fab set of cookbooks, comprised of both old-school classics (The Joy of Cooking) and modern favorites (The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century), will add thousands of recipes to their repertoires. The jackets feature darling illustrations of utensils that’ll perk up any bookshelf. For more book ideas, click here for our list of the best entertaining books of all time.
Hermès Bridge Cards
The Francophile who enjoys hosting game-night parties will swoon over this beautiful set of silver-edged bridge playing cards from Hermès. Even when they’re not in use, they’ll serve as a chic touch on a coffee table or bar cart.
FilmStruck Gift Membership
Social butterflies can’t throw or go to parties every night, so nights in should be entertaining too. That’s why we’re gifting subscriptions to FilmStruck, a streaming service created by Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection. We love their Couture Du Cinema collection, which features six fashion-packed features and documentaries that are sure to inspire any chic salonnière’s next soirée.
Neiman Marcus Faceted Highballs
Beautiful glasses are like diamonds: they shine, they stun, and you can never have too many. These handcrafted, hand-painted glass highballs from Neiman Marcus have facets that make them sparkle like gems. The four-piece set comes in slightly iridescent hues of aqua, cornflower blue, persimmon, and amber, each with a golden rim.
Compartes Boozy Truffles
Chocolate meets art at Compartes, the Los Angeles cult-favorite chocolatier. With flavors like Macallan 18, Moët Champagne, Guinness beer, sangria, vodka, and wine, their delectable chocolates give a fun and witty new meaning to the concept of the chocolate “bar.”
Holiday Gifts for Party Lovers
Photo and Quote Welcome Mashup
Welcome Photo: Betty Grable
Welcome Quote: All That Heaven Allows, 1955