‘Tis the season for trying to figure out what to give the host. Today we’re bringing you part one of our annual gift guide—and everything is under $50 (Tomorrow we’ll be looking at gifts under $100).
Above: These Pure Beeswax Stubby Candles, made in the UK, come in two sizes and are an elegant alternative to holiday-themed candles. Available from the Future Kept, £12 ($14.89) for small or £18 ($22.34) for large.
Above: There’s almost no need to wrap Ila’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Pressed in a 100-year-old mill in Andalusia, it comes in an elegant glass bottle ($42 from Ila).
Above: This twice-fired ceramic Basket Bowl is a sculptural addition to any kitchen. It’s $44.95 at CB2.
Above: Every host will appreciate this hardworking Linge Particulier Towel Apron. When not in use as a dish towel, it doubles as a simple apron. It’s available in multiple colors, including charcoal; $24 from ABC Carpet & Home.
Above: For the potluck host: Felted square Anthracite Trivets protect the table from hot dishes (and look neat stacked on the counter). Each trivet is $25 from Alder & Co.
Above: Summon guests to dinner with this Hand-Forged Triangle Bell from an Arizona blacksmith. Available for $50 via Food52.