The most important thing for having a party is that the hostess is having fun. I’m very organized. I make a plan for absolutely everything. I never have anything that has to be cooked while the guests are there. The only thing I might have to do is take something out of the oven and carve it. — Ina Garten
While I’ve been putting off gift guides (because fall/the turkey needs to have its time before it’s all sleigh bells and garland), with Thanksgiving (aka Turkey Day) coming next week, I thought it would be a good idea to share a gift guide dedicated to the hostess.
House of Hackney Dessert Plate
Perfect for hosting and gifting, this exclusive stoneware collection features original illustrations of flora and fauna from the Trematonia series, inspired by the mythical grounds of the Cornish Castle of Trematon where House of Hackney founders Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle reside.
Bistro Tile Monogram Old Fashion Glass
Say au revoir to everyone-has-it dinnerware & decor – and bonjour (or bon appetit!) to bold, bestselling, mosaic-inspired motifs, phrases en francais, and a hint of glimmer. Drawing inspiration from the many sidewalk cafes that dot Parisian boulevards, each talk-worthy table topper and beautiful bathroom accent makes the perfect statement for the Francophile at heart (or a cherishable hostess gift!). Complete your collection today – and keep checking back for fresh takes on this only-at-Anthro classic!
Holly and Pear Apron
Adorned with handy pockets, this apron adds a dash of cheerful whimsy to any kitchen endeavor.
Sophie Faux Fur Throw
We have a soft spot for fur-ever touchable textures, like the one found in this incredibly plush must-have – and according to the 500+ (!) 5-star reviews, SO DO YOU. With 12 oh-so-giftable colors and prints, in please-touch pillow form or as a cozy-beyond-belief blanket, it’s the best (and most stylish) way to wrap you and your loved ones in the epitome of cozy all year long. Pro tip: Unless you like sharing, you’re going to need more than one – in every room.
Crafted of blown glass, this glowing mushroom adds a woodland touch to your interior decor. Line these toadstools across an entryway table or media console to create a twinkling wonderland for the season.
Award-winning writer Aleksandra Crapanzano shares the secrets of the cakes Parisians bake at home: showcasing the gâteau in its many splendors, from the simplest yogurt cakes to deceptively easy bûches de Noël.
Murder Mystery on the Night Train
Perfect for game nights and dinner parties, this detective game makes an exciting group activity, and features three possible endings!
This elegant, hand-blown glass cloche comes filled with four-inch matches and a strike-on-bottle flint that ensures you always have a light ready. Paired with a candle, it makes a lovely housewarming gift that’s both functional and a beautiful decor accent.
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