We admit it: There’s been more than one occasion when we’re stepping out the door for a friend’s dinner party, and we have a panicky grab-the-first-bottle-of-wine-you-see moment. But in our finest hour, we’re the guest who arrives with the extra-special-thoughtful gift, and gets bonus points for tailoring said present to our host’s aesthetic taste. In an effort to help you to be this A-plus partygoer, we’ve put together a greatest-hits gift list handily arranged by interiors personalities. So whether you’re breaking bread at your pal’s Hudson River Valley-style digs, turning up to an outdoor barbecue at your musician friend’s studio in Austin, or prepping your poshest ensemble for that five-course dinner in Beverly Hills, you can rest assured we have you covered (with handmade measuring spoons, a Beastie Boys LP, and Claus Porto Pastille Soaps, respectively). Shop the full range of our design-filtered findings below.
|Handmade Measuring Spoons, $35
Alsder & Co.
|Wild Sage Honey, $39
|Burl Wood Plank, $59
The Loaded Trunk
|Grasshopper Cocktail Napkin, $8
|Cluas Porto Pastille Soap, $10
|Personalized Note Cards, From $85
Rifle Paper Co.
|Silicone Ice Ball Maker,
|Beastie Boys 20th Anniversary LP,
$24, Paul’s Boutique
|Sedum Terrarium Bottle, $38
|Handwoven Turkish Towels,
|LeRoy Grannis Surf Photography,
|2013 Limited Edition Brut Classic,