COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | April 10, 2008

Six Gift Ideas for the Hostess

honey tasting kit :: cheese board :: flower vase :: coffee maker :: wine rack :: linen napkins

The birthday of a girl friend is coming soon and you are looking for unique gift ideas. If she likes to throw dinner parties, I suggest you take a look at Violet.

My delightful picks are:

1. American Honey Flight

It is a great gift to plan a tasting event. The set includes a detailed description of each honey flavor and its origin.

American Honey Flight consists of nine distinct regional honeys that can be paired with warm crusty bread or farmstead cheeses for an evening of culinary nuance.
price: $72 USD – see Morning Person

2. Contrast Cheese Board

This is serving board with two surfaces. Place your cheese pieces on the oak side. Nestle your bread slices and crisp breads on the glass side next to some nuts and pear quarters.

If you want to set a sandwich station, put the meat cuts on the glass, and use the oak board for assembly.
price: $65 USD – see The Hostess Chronicles

3. Weighted Sphere Vase

Exotic single blossom can be stunning. The hand-blown glass sphere anchors the stalk while a separate clear glass cylinder let you position the blossom. Create a beautiful effect in a flash.
price: $72 USD – see The Hostess Chronicles

4. Coffee Mate

The knit cover retains the heat. I used a French press pot every morning and I want to design a cozy for it. So, you can imagine that I like the Coffee Mate. This Danish model comes with a built-in filter and drip-free spout. Easily to use than French press pot.
price: $78 USD – see The Hostess Chronicles

5. Magnum in the Middle

The wine rack is designed for seven wine bottles: 6 regular size and 1 large format. Even if you have a wine cellar, having a wine rack like this is useful. You can place the rack on the buffet table if you are having a wine and cheese party.
price: $85 USD – see The Hostess Chronicles

6. Geranium Cocktail Napkins

Any hostess needs several sets of pure linen napkins. These ones are printed with a delicate geranium leaf.
price: $40 USD – see Natural Selection

About Violet

This small retailer aims to be constantly on the lookout for what is Fresh, Foremost, and Quintessential. Unfortunately for Canadians, Violet only delivers inside the United States. I will continue to check around to see if I can find a Canadian source for these products.

Sourcing:
Buy online: The Hostess Chronicles department at Violet
Buy online: Morning Person department at Violet 
Buy online: Natural Selection at Violet

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