Need a hostess or housewarming gift for the holiday season? Our suggestions below should bring plenty of smiles. Read on to peruse our shopping ideas:
Simple yet utterly festive, this handmade two-piece burlap banner from Yellow House Company will bring plenty of holiday cheer. $38; food52.com/provisions.
Riess has an adorable pale blue enamel measuring jug that can be used for many things. Use it for cooking, storing milk, or set a bouquet of wildflowers in it. Made in Austria, this high-quality piece will last for a long time. $42; ancientindustries.com.
Nell & Mary has some neat upcycled tea towels — this one with a group of umbrellas will jazz up any kitchen. Handmade and designed in Portland, OR. $20; www.butterhomeseattle.com.
Too busy to get the perfect holiday wreath or tree? Green Valley Christmas Trees will carefully select, cut and ship your gift selections within a day. There is a 20% sale through 11/28 and free shipping is offered on all orders. $49.99-$209.99; www.greenvalleychristmastrees.com.
These laser engraved birch doily coasters from Uncommon are super cute and functional. They're awesome as hostess gifts, but don't forget to get some for yourself to dress up the coffee table. $20 for five; www.etsy.com/shop/uncommon.
Bee's Wrap created an ingenious way to wrap your food. Fragrant beeswax-coated muslin sheets are malleable for just about anything (except raw meat). Start with a packet of three different sizes, or get the large bread wrap size for your freshly baked loaves. $15-19; www.beeswrap.com.