Where you’re going: An elegant luncheon
What you’re bringing: A piece from Hermès’ Tie-Set china
Why it’s perfect: Combining the celebrated French house’s famed craftsmanship with whimsical patterns inspired by neckties, this coveted collection offers a modern update on the classic tea set. Well-suited for the lady or gent who appreciates the finer things in life.
Where you’re going: An artsy loft party
What you’re bringing: A Caleb Siemon vase
Why it’s perfect: This vibrant Glacier series vase is handcrafted in California by glassblower and artist Caleb Siemon. Striking a balance between elegance and chaos, the abstract piece perfectly channels the free-spirited vibe of the evening.
Where you’re going: Brunch at your coworker’s
What you’re bringing: A Connor paperweight
Why it’s perfect: Want to bridge the gap between acquaintance and friend? Look no further than Connor’s handcrafted wares. Featuring everything from skulls to emojis and hashtags, these whimsical desk accessories are a sure-fire way to keep the office humor going.
Where you’re going: Your partner’s parents’ house for the holidays
What you’re bringing: A coffee table book
Why it’s perfect: More personal than the standard flowers, a thoughtful coffee table book not only looks beautiful on display, but also shows a vested interest in, well, your host’s interests. This limited-edition Marilyn Monroe book comes with a stunning print and presents over 280 pictures of the beloved star—perfect for those who love the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Where you’re going: Family-style dinner at a friend’s apartment
What you’re bringing: A Poglia bottle opener
Why it’s perfect: Spread some cheer by pairing your favorite bottle of bubbly or wine with a chic opener. You get to enjoy a glass (or two, or three) of something delicious, and your friend gets a gift that’s both stylish and practical.
Where you’re going: Annual screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas
What you’re bringing: All the snacks you can get your hands on
Why it’s perfect: Be the hero that saves movie night with this delicious assortment by Freds. Including both savory and sweet treats such as chocolate-covered pretzels, white cheddar truffle popcorn, and Almond Buttercrunch, this tasty basket is guaranteed to please.
Where you’re going: A Yankee swap
What you’re bringing A Connor x Lisa Perry notebook
Why it’s perfect: Storied stationer Connor and celebrated fashion designer Lisa Perry channel the fun sentiment of this popular holiday game with a notepad that’s both merry and bright. Trust us, with this on the table everyone will be playing for keeps.
Where you’re going: A ski weekend
What you’re bringing: A Lisa Perry Cashmere Travel Set
Why it’s perfect: Knit from ultra-soft cashmere, this cozy mask and throw set is the ideal way to say thank you to the jet-setter in your life—especially when joining them on a ski retreat. Best of all, the getaway-friendly duo conveniently stores away in a matching top-zip case.
Where you’re going: A potluck supper
What you’re buying: Artisanal chocolates from Cova Montenapoleone S.r.L.
Why it’s perfect: Stand out from the crowd of green bean casseroles and garlic mashed potatoes by bringing dessert. Your host can choose to open this beautifully packaged chocolate assortment then or save it as a special treat for later, letting the party continue long after everyone else has gone home.