ISSUE 49  |  Cocktail Hour

Gift Guide 2015: Gifts for the Host Under $100

December 09, 2015 2:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

All year we’ve been coming across one-off gift ideas, items for the kitchen or table that we think would (or should) be universally appreciated. Be it for a certain discerning someone or just about anyone hosting you this holiday season, here are 10 glamorous gifts sure to please (all under $100).

N.B.: We’ll be running the “Under $50” counterpart to this guide on Thursday; stay tuned.

Above: The March Pantry Starter Set includes allspice, brown mustard seed, crushed chiles, herbs de Provence, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, thyme, turmeric, and cloves packaged in black glass jars. The set is $99 at March in San Francisco.

Above: A tall 40-ounce jar of rare Avocado Blossom Honey harvested from a Southern California grove is aged to a dark, molasses color; $58 from Quitokeeto.

Above: The polished stainless steel Ilse Vase by Ilse Crawford for Georg Jensen is a can’t-fail gift for the tabletop; €89 ($96) at Makers & Brothers in Ireland. It’s also available at The Line in New York and Los Angeles for $100.

Above: Ebonized Oak Bowls made from fallen New England trees have a pale blue hue; $58 for the nine-inch size and $89 for the 11-inch size from Spartan in Texas.

Above: A set of Four Brass Lift Coasters by Fruitsuper Design are $68 at Mill Mercantile and include a polishing cloth to maintain their shine.

Above: One of our favorite carafes in the world can be spotted on our own wish lists. It’s Swedish artist Ingegerd Ramen’s 75cl Wine Carafe (or 25 ounce) for $90 CAD ($66.25 USD) at Mjölk in Toronto. For a more traditional serving shape, Ramen’s Bellman Pitcher is $120 CAD ($88) also at Mjölk.

Above: For the cocktail connoisseur, Imbibe and Kaufmann Mercantile’s Japanese Cocktail Set comes complete with six drinking glasses, a glass carafe for mixing and serving, a spoon, a strainer, and an ice bucket all for $99 at Kaufmann Mercantile.

Above: Mahogany Wooden Cups by Pauline Deltour are €24 each ($26) at Makers & Brothers, giving you the option to buy a pair or set of four without breaking the bank.

Above: Pulled Napkins in red (shown), blue, natural, and beige are woven by Creative Women, a Vermont-based women-owned company partnering with independent textile studios in Africa, South America, and India; $22 each or $88 for a set of four at March.

Above: Food52’s Flavored Nuts Gift Box is made up of three nut varieties in a wooden box; $55 at Food52.

See all our gift guides this year to date via Gift Guides 2015, including ideas for the cat lovercocktail connoisseur, and more.