This time of year is chock-full of dinner parties and events, so we're always on the lookout for great host and hostess gifts. These six options are sure-fire hits that'll help you say thank you with an extra bit of style this year—and guarantee you an invite back again next time.
We adore these quirky Coral Vases by bright young Israeli ceramicist Michal Fargo. And they're not just visually joyful; they're the result of an innovative process that uses sponges to cast porcelain, which has made them an instant hit with collectors and connoisseurs of modern craft. Fargo's charming, award-winning vases are available in multiple colors and are sold individually and as a set of four. (From $31)
Working out of an 18th-century stone farmhouse in New York's Hudson Valley, Deborah Ehrlich's Simple Crystal Glassware Collection combines contemporary forms and traditional techniques. She sketches her delicate designs in her NY studio, which are then hand blown and produced by master craftsmen in Sweden. Her champagne, red wine, white wine, water, rock glasses, and shot glasses are sold as sets of six. (From $300)
Created from 100% cashmere by Mongolian-born, London-based textile designer, Diamo is a lightweight, diamond knit throw that's just as cozy draped over a sofa as it is cinched with the accompanying brown leather belt and worn as a wrap. ($684.26)
Inspired by the bright color that locals paint their house facades, the Oaxaca Facades Table Linen Set features a 100% cotton tablecloth as well as six two-tone napkins, all woven by Diario, a Oaxacan family of textile producers. The set comes with six slender silver napkin rings handmade by a jewelry maker in Taxco. The pieces are sold separately and as a set; other available designs include Oaxaco Skies and Oaxaca Night. (From $196.04)
The Tulip Collection's boldly simple geometric forms feel at once postmodern and archetypal—a functional solution that elevates the everyday. The glassware series was designed by Memphis Group founding member Aldo Cibic for the Paola C. gallery. The (from left) Tulip Bottle, Tulip Decanter, and Tulip Carafe are each sold separately and as a set of three. (From $94.17)
Available in tin, copper, and brass, the elegant Chazutsu Tea Caddies are the epitome of perfected utility. They're crafted by Kaikado artisans using the same 130-step process that's been used since the workshop was founded in 1875—that's six generations of design perfection. (From $185)