I like having a few hostess gifts on hand for last minute gatherings. Any of these picks feel summer friendly and would do the trick. I prefer to gift items that are my personal favorites. Specialty foods, such as gourmet olive oil, French Sea Salt, and raw honeycomb are always well received. Sometimes, I’ll attach a serving piece, like these beautiful rattan wrapped servers, to a well-loved book. I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t enjoy Scott Shrader’s The Art of Outdoor Living. Candles, lotion, tea towels also make the cut.
from top left corner: olive oil, The Art of Outdoor Living, raw honeycomb, cork trivet, wood board, On Boards book, cheese knives, tea towels, hand lotion, salt keeper and French sea salt, salad servers, taper candles, Piatti