2018 Gift Guide: Home Entertaining Gifts for Hosts, Hostesses, and Foodies

Super chic and seriously unique finds to delight every host, oenophile, and gourmand on your list — even the ones who have everything.

Uashmama Metallic Wine Bag, $32-$59

Better Gift Guide 2018: Uashmama Metallic Wine Bag

Uashmama is a Tuscany, Italy-based cottage industry that relies on local men and women to sew each bag by hand with a sustainably cultivated fiber that doesn’t contribute to deforestation — and can be washed and reused over and over.

Teabloom Timeless Moments Bamboo Teapot with Trivet and Blooming Tea, $36

Better Gift Guide 2018: Teabloom Bamboo Teapot

Teabloom has partnered with Water.org to provide access to safe water and sanitation in underserved communities.

Compartes Gourmet Luxury Chocolates 40 Piece Gift Box, $90

Better Gift Guide 2018: Compartes Luxury Gourmet Chocolate Gift Box

Each all-natural, preservative- and additive-free truffle boasts fresh, locally sourced ingredients and is handmade in the company’s Los Angeles kitchen.

7-Inches for Planned Parenthood Box Set of Seven-Inch Vinyl Records, $100

Better Gift Guide 2018: 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood receives a whopping 100 percent of the profits from the sale of this box set featuring John Legend, Margaret Atwood, Bjork, Bon Iver, and more — and the streaming listens, too.

Sea Island Forge Oyster Knife and Chainmail Shuck Guard Set, $120

Better Gift Guide 2018: Sea Island Forge Oyster Knife and Chainmail Shuck Guard

These heirloom-quality sets (fun fact: it doubles as a bottle opener) are hand-forged by blacksmiths for a family-owned business in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

CacaoYLeche Set of S, M, and L Poured Resin Bowls, $275

 

Better Gift Guide 2018: CacaoYLeche Poured Resin Bowls

The EPA-compliant, LEED-applicable bowls are sustainably produced by hand in the company’s San Francisco studio.

VINEBOX Wine Subscription, $288 for 4 deliveries of 9 different single pours of wine per year

Better Gift Guide 2018: VINEBOX

Each of the wines your recipient will sample (36 over the course of the year) is sustainably sourced from a small vineyard. If your loved ones like what they taste, they can purchase as many bottles as their hearts desire at a discounted rate.

Assouline “The Impossible Collection of Wine” Book, $945

Better Gift Guide 2018: Assouline "The Impossible Collection of Wine"

Every tome in this limited-edition series is hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper. Each page bears the unique imprint of the artisan.

 

Feature photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash.

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