Skip the flowers and send a houseplant as a postparty thank-you. The Sill Rubber Tree in Small Dolores Planter ($38) needs only a weekly watering and is pet-friendly and great for small spaces.
Hangover Helper ($20), by Lauren Shockey, will be put to good use when the party’s over. Extra credit if you bring along the ingredients for some bacon, egg, and cheese.
The silicone Rabbit Wine Charms Bottle Stopper ($9) has your back. It keeps vino fresh and comes with charms that nest on top, so guests can grab one and avoid swapping glasses.
Here’s a no-make dessert that’s also perfect for a midday slump: a tin of Williams Sonoma Coffee Bark with Peet’s Coffee ($25). The collaboration is a limited edition, so get it before it’s gone.
Somebody always brings a candle, so this Skeem Design Match Cloche ($30) will come in handy. The gorgeous handblown-glass vessel features a strike-on-bottle flint and can be repurposed after its 120 matches are used.
Pop the cork, then pop the corn—Double Good Waddle You Do for Cookies? (from $18) to be specific. Vanilla-glazed corn combines with cookie chunks, so no one has to decide between popcorn and chocolate. Plus, 50 percent of your purchase goes to support kids with special needs.
Each design in the Belle & Union Festive Pies Tea Towel Set ($42 for a set of three) has a full recipe printed on it. So they’re not just for cleaning up spills (though they can do that, too).
Wine is everyone’s go-to dinner party offering, so why not switch it up with a bottle of olive oil instead? The Eataly Taste of Olio Gift Box ($130 for a set of six varieties (8.5 ounces each)) comes with six of Italy’s finest oils, ideal for dipping and drizzling. Break up the set or give the whole shebang to a lucky pal.
A Cut Above
Help the hostess up her cheese board game with the handsome Case Furniture Splash Cutting Board ($49), which is made of solid beechwood and great for serving or prepping.
Put a bow on Everyone for Every Body Limited Edition Hand Soap in Cinnamon & Coconut ($5) and call it a day. You can never have enough hand soap around, especially some that smells and looks this good.
You can’t go wrong gifting these West Elm Edge Marble & Terrazzo Salt Cellars ($39 for two). Salt and pepper have never looked better, and the white terrazzo is neutral enough to go with any table decor.