Hostess Gifts

Whether you are visiting for an evening or a weekend, never arrive empty-handed.

1. BOOK

The leading name in short fiction compilations celebrates a century with “100 Years of Best American Short Stories”. $20. amazon.com

 

2. SOAP

Ashae soaps are handmade in Denver, and the lemon calendula is flecked with flowers and smells sweet and citrusy. $7, ashaesoaps.wazala.com.

 

3. CARDS

Engraved note cards, such as these from Crane & Co., are the epitome of elegance. $32, crane.com.

 

4. BOXES

These beautiful small Globo boxes from Jonathan Adler are perfect for hiding treasures. $198, at Jonathan Adler, 158 Fillmore St., Denver, 303.377.1742, jonathanadler.com.

 

5. FRAGRANCE

Give the gift of a Victorian garden in a small package with Lafco Candles’ Gardenia & Lime. $44, lafco.com, at Hutch & Fig, 2817 E. 3rd Ave., Denver, 720.287.4320, hutchandfig.com.

 

6. TABLEWARE

A truly custom gift, All of a Piece is comprised of flat trays, shallow bowls, candleholders and endcaps made of marble, granite and wood that can be configured in seemingly endless variety of ways—these coasters are endcaps put together. Individual pieces approx. $70–$255,all-of-a-piece.com.