We all know there’s no bigger party foul than arriving to a dinner soiree or summer weekend getaway (courtesy of your friends and their lovely beachside bungalow) empty-handed. Show your gracious host or hostess your mama raised you right with one of the twelve no-fail gifts selected by our own Tracy Edwards, VP/DMM of Chelsea Passage, a.k.a the doyenne of our home department.

Whether you’re attending a casual afternoon cookout and cocktails or a full-on weekend extravaganza, you’ll be armed and ready for good times ahead. Insider tip: We recommend stocking up now to ensure that you never resort to that anxiety-inducing last-minute search for the old bottle of bubbly again.

Tracy-31.    “These chambray napkins from Teixits Vicens are handloomed in Mallorca, and the blue hue goes with everything.”

2.    “A straw-wrapped pitcher is refined and practical—sure to be used again and again.”

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3.    “Accept no imitations—Madi’s ikats are the best, as demonstrated by these amazing pillows.”

4.    “Luesma & Vega’s Marbleized glass plates are insanely gorgeous.”
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5.    “The perfect cashmere throw makes the perfect gift, like this striped beauty from Armand Diradourian.”

6.    “This elegant leather backgammon set will have them saying buh-bye to Candy Crush!”
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7.    “This Fish Design vase looks amazing with or without flowers.”

8.    “A chic tray is a key component for entertaining, and this taupe leather version is as functional as it is stylish.”
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9.    “Haptic Lab’s Sailing Ship Kite is easy to put together and makes a great object when not in flight.”

10.    “These goggles are so cute I can’t stand it! Give a pair to every kid you know.”
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11.    “A signed Damien Hirst—you most definitely will get invited back!”

12.    “For something a bit more casual, these handcrafted glycerine soaps are a fun surprise.”

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