Gift giving season is upon us.  We’re already a few lit candles into our menorahs and the halls have been properly decked.  So, now that you’ve decorated accordingly, it’s time to shop accordingly.  This time of year, you will more likely than not be bombarded with lots of holiday party invites (the downfall of being so popular) and while your host(ess) is really just giddy to see your pretty face, your mom, Emily Post, and I would strongly encourage you not to show up empty handed.  Sure, the standard bottle of wine will fly, but that half bottle of whiskey is just not going to cut it.  And rather than bring a gift that you’re more likely to drink yourself (yeah, we’re onto you), why not offer up some goodies that will last longer than tomorrow’s hangover?

housewarming gifts1. C. R. Gibson Pocket Recipe Book, $36.99, 2. Renato Foti Optical Granite Coasters, $75, 3. Diptyque Holiday Candle Set, $68, 4. Wolfgang Puck Lighted Electric Wine Opener, $58.99, 5. The Hungover Cookbook, $10, 6. Izola Shake Rattle & Roll Shaker, $31.99, 7. Tonino Lamborghini Silver Collection Backgammo Set, $179, 8. C. Wonder Faux Fur Throw, $128, 9. Jonathan Adler Giraffe Ornament, $24

Happy hosting.




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