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Impress Your Host With These Special Gifts

When someone welcomes you to their home for cocktails or dinner, show your appreciation by gifting them something thoughtful rather than generic. Here, we round up the perfect gifts to guarantee a return invite.

Home-soirée season is in full swing, and even if you’re simply a guest on the circuit, it’s important to show gratitude—the tangible kind. Beyond the token bottle of wine, arriving with something personal that your friend will truly cherish is a classy move. Tap into your host’s love of entertaining by selecting a beautiful wine decanter or serving plate—you can never go wrong with Fornasetti. A quirky statement piece for the home is also a unique idea—Jonathan Adler and Lisa Perry always have cleverly humorous options. Or be inspired by their other hobbies via a thoughtfully selected coffee-table book you know they’ll love. And when in doubt, a Barneys e-gift card tucked into a handwritten note on Connor stationery will guarantee you’ll be getting an invite again next year.


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