Gift Guide: For The Hostess

For that fabulous friend who hosts parties for every holiday.

Courtesy of West Elm

Courtesy of West Elm

Luxurious Libations
This gold-finished, marble-accented barware collection will bring Gatsby glam to your home bar. Channel the ’50s cocktail era as you pour libations for your guests with the help of these four gadgets. Set includes double jigger, fruit knife, tongs and bottle opener. Buy the set at westelm.com, $79.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Artsy Modern

Courtesy of Artsy Modern

Carefree Coasters
These coasters are buying everyone a round! The set of four, cork-based drink rests have a matte finish to protect against those sweaty drinks. On sale now at artsymodern.com, $16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Whale's Tale

Courtesy of Whale’s Tale

Weighty Design
This stylish wine bottle holder from Whale’s Tale in Cape May will bring thoughts of the ocean—even in the dead of winter. Its bronze finish gives the piece a rustic feel, as if it were treated in saltwater for years before it anchored itself onto your kitchen counter. Unfortunately, the bottle of wine shown in the picture is not included. Buy it online at whalestalecapemay.com, $39.95.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Measuring Degrees Digitally
It’s a fitness tracker. It’s a watch. Wait, no, it’s…a thermometer for your wine. Within minutes of being clipped on to a bottle of vino, this wine thermometer lets you know when your white wine has reached maximum chill. It’s digital too, so you’ll still be able to read it after a couple of glasses. Shop now at department stores like Nordstrom and online at nordstrom.com, $29.95.

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Mr. Ice Bucket

Courtesy of Mr. Ice Bucket

Worldly Thrills and Chills
New Brunswick-based Mr. Ice Bucket produces dozens of elegant buckets for cooling your beverages. Part of the nautical collection, this 5-quart tub has a double-insulated wall to prevent moisture from escaping. Other collections include finishes in mylar, leather, vinyl and wicker. Shop now at mricebucket.com, $62.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Room for Refreshments
Looking for even more room for refreshments? This rustic, hand-carved trough made from mango wood is a smart and stylish solution for just that. For a more personal touch, add a carved monogram at an additional price. Buy in store or online at potterybarn.com, on sale now for $69.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of A. Dodson's

Courtesy of A. Dodson’s

Stately Sips
Serving drinks in these New Jersey landmark tumblers is sure to spark some conversations. Guests and New Jerseyans alike can talk about their favorite places or reminisce about childhood memories while sipping. No part of the Garden State is left out, either—from Cape May to Hoboken and around the Delaware Water Gap. Shop glasses and other NJ-themed items at adodsons.com, $14.99.

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Domino

Courtesy of Domino

Beer Takes Flight
If your guests aren’t sure which New Jersey craft beer they’re in the mood for, let them try a few different ones! The set comes with four 6-ounce glasses and a wooden serving paddle. Bonus: for news, updates and discounts on New Jersey’s bubbling craft beer industry, join NJCB’s yearly membership program. Purchase the 5-piece set on domino.com, $43.99.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Z Gallerie

Courtesy of Z Gallerie

X’s and O’s
Tic Tac Toe is a classic party game that deserves more than  a piece of scratch paper. Plus, this oversized wooden board is finished in a high-gloss black and silver lacquer, making it pretty enough to keep on the coffee table even after the guests go home. Buy it now at zgallerie.com, $39.95.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Kohl's

Courtesy of Kohl’s

Mapping It Out
Perfect for the New Jersey hostess, this fun typography map will add character to your walls. It might even be a conversation starter. Guests can pinpoint familiar locations and home bases while snacking on hors d’oeuvres throughout the night. Buy it online only at kohls.com, $65.97.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Kaufmann Mercantile

Courtesy of Kaufmann Mercantile

Cold Brew-thusiast
Before your guests head home for the night, make them a cup of eco-friendly cold brew coffee. The 32- and 64-ounce sets feature a reusable cotton filter rather than the traditional paper version. Even when used daily, the 100% organic, untreated cotton filter lasts anywhere from nine months to a year before it needs to be replaced. Buy them now on kaufmann-mercantile.com, $19.

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