The Stylish Christmas Gift Guide: For The Hosts
‘A Table in Venice’ cookbook, £26 Oliver Bonas. Gold cafetiere, £39.95 Trouva. ‘Hey Music Lover’ art print, £12 Etsy. Union coffee, £5.75, Union Coffee. Gin goblets, £20 John Lewis. Rhubarb Mimosa Cocktail fizz, £5.95 Harvey Nichols.
Unless you’re taking on the burden yourself this year, the chances are that you’ll be somebody’s guest this festive season. So don’t turn up empty-handed or brandishing a bottle of supermarket wine - put a little extra thought into gifts for your hosts this year. My selection doesn’t cost a fortune, but they’re thoughtful gifts that your hosts will really appreciate.
A cookbook filled with recipe ideas for romantic meals will reignite their love for cooking after the Christmas turkey is done and dusted, or you could take them some beautiful gin glasses for enjoying a tipple to themselves after everybody’s gone home. A quirky print adds colour and personality to their home too, and you could choose one which reflects a personal aspect of their tastes or their home life (this ‘music lover’ one would be perfect in our hallway!).
If you’re a houseguest staying over for part of the Christmas celebrations, think ahead and bring them a beautiful cafetiere, and a bag of fancy coffee too, for you all to enjoy with breakfast the morning after. Or these fun fizzy tablets (like Berocca but for fizz!) will give you all a fun and contemporary alternative to traditional Buck’s Fizz.