Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you’re lucky enough to be with friends and family this year, you don’t want to show up empty-handed! Of course, you can always bring a bottle of wine, but I like to bring something a little more thoughtful. Like personalized coasters, or a jug of Italian olive oil that will double as a vase. After all, bringing a memorable gift guarantees you an invitation back.
For the domestic goddess, you can do a little better than a red wine to go to with the turkey. How about a ceramic spatterware jug filled with high quality Italian olive oil? Perfect for drizzling over dishes now, and flowers later. Brightland Olive Oil is a local California favorite, and the bottles are so pretty they look like art! And if the oil isn’t inspiring you, then go green with an actual olive tree! And, you can’t forget about my old favorite: a big bucket of Maldon salt.
I love bringing something that can enhance the tablescape, like a beautiful set of hammered brass serving utensils or wooden leather-wrapped ones from Amber Interiors. Add some style to happy hour with a set of resin canape knives.
When in doubt, go with a candle. Flamingo Estate, the extremely stylish Los Angeles farm and garden, has a beautiful selection of candles with scents like Climbing Tuscan Rosemary and Heirloom Tomato. Byredo’s Bibliotheque scent is a cult-favorite with celebrities for a reason, and it’s the perfect book-inspired smell for bibliophiles. Santal 26 is another oldie but a goodie. Even better, toss in some Lord Jones CBD bath salts.
A personalized option is great if you have the time, and add an extra touch. For a festive spin on desk stationery, a modern acrylic holder with monogrammed tartan border. What about monogrammed soaps for the powder room? Washing your hands has never been more important, so it might as well by stylish.
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