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.

HERMÈS Tie-Set Serveware


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.

CALEB SIEMON Chroma Low Triangle Crystal Vase / Similar CALEB SIEMON Scarab Crystal Soft Cylinder Vase


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.

CONNOR Earth Paperweight / CONNOR Emoji Paperweight / CONNOR Skull & Crossbones Paperweight


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.

NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK The Essential Marilyn Monroe: Milton H. Greene: 50 Sessions


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.

POGLIA Horn & Bone Bottle Opener / POGLIA Brass Corkscrew With Horn & Bone Handle


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.

Assorted treats from FRED’S AT BARNEYS NEW YORK


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.

CONNOR X LISA PERRY Dot Spiral Notebook / CONNOR X LISA PERRY Circle Spiral Notebook


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.

LISA PERRY Colorblocked Cashmere Travel Set in Red/Pink, Orange/Yellow, Black/White, and Dark Blue/Light Blue


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.

Similar COVA MONTENAPOLEONE S.R.L. Treasury Mignon