Affordable Tabletop Items as Hostess Gifts

recycled bamboo fruit bowls :: recycled tea holders :: printed dolly gothic melamine plates

Everyone is looking for gift ideas that are unique and affordable. You are sure to get invited another time if you show up at the door with any of three hostess gifts:

+ Bryan Parks of Kwytza Kraft decided to give a second life to an everyday object that is commonly throw away after a single use. The Chopstick Bowls are made of post-consumer bamboo chopsticks. Do not worry, they are cleaned and sanitized before getting their warm brown hue using a natural dye made from tea leaves. A handy feature is that can be folded flat when not in use.  Medium $20 USD, large $26

+ Made from recycled bicycle freewheels and cogs, these tea light holders are ready to use since the candle is included. $12.99 USD

+ Thomas Paul drew on by lace dollies when he created his melamine Gothic Dinner Plate Set. The dolly is flush and cream. The 11-inch plates are perfect for serving cookies, cakes and pies. $36 USD for 4

  • Jess @ The Finer Things
    April 30, 2009 at 12:29

    Love the metal candle holders– so unique!