When I was in college, it was enough to bring a bottle of cheap table wine to the party. Now, as my friends begin to host housewarmings and holiday dinner gatherings, a quick trip to the corner store no longer suffices. Here's a roundup of thoughtful gifts.
N.B.: To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, we're running a new gift guide every weekday from now until Christmas. You can see all of our gift guides at Remodelista Daily: Holiday Gifts.
Above: The Savon de Marseilles Soap Gift Box features ginger, marine, and seaweed soaps; £11.50 from Cox & Cox.
Above: Ana Striped Candles measure 14 inches long and are available in black, sage, scarlet, and latte; $24 for a pair at Schoolhouse Electric.
Above: Moderato Cups by Japanese ceramicist Katsuhiko Ogino are $26 each from the General Store in San Francisco.