The Best Summer Hostess Gifts

We admit it: There's been more than one occasion when we're stepping out the door for a friend's dinner party, and we have a panicky grab-the-first-bottle-of-wine-you-see moment. But in our finest hour, we're the guest who arrives with the extra-special-thoughtful gift, and gets bonus points for tailoring said present to our host's aesthetic taste. In an effort to help you to be this A-plus partygoer, we've put together a greatest-hits gift list handily arranged by interiors personalities. So whether you're breaking bread at your pal's Hudson River Valley-style digs, turning up to an outdoor barbecue at your musician friend's studio in Austin, or prepping your poshest ensemble for that five-course dinner in Beverly Hills, you can rest assured we have you covered (with handmade measuring spoons, a Beastie Boys LP, and Claus Porto Pastille Soaps, respectively). Shop the full range of our design-filtered findings below.


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Handmade Measuring Spoons, $35 Alsder & Co. Wild Sage Honey, $39 Half Hitch Burl Wood Plank, $59 The Loaded Trunk


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Grasshopper Cocktail Napkin, $8 August Morgan Cluas Porto Pastille Soap, $10 Gracious Style Personalized Note Cards, From $85 Rifle Paper Co.


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Silicone Ice Ball Maker, $12, Muji Beastie Boys 20th Anniversary LP, $24, Paul's Boutique Sedum Terrarium Bottle, $38 Uncommon Goods


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Handwoven Turkish Towels, $25, Etsy LeRoy Grannis Surf Photography, $15, Taschen 2013 Limited Edition Brut Classic, $18, Chandon