Door Prize: Hostess Gifts

Ring the bell with a ‘bread-and-butter’ gift in hand that says ‘Thank you for having me’



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Thinking thematically can make expressing that grateful sentiment a bit easier. Consider your host and hostess, and then hunt for items with a focus — graphic, decadent, natural, or tranquil, for instance. Then present your gift-wrapped token along with your personal contribution of what every house party needs: lively conversation.

 

graphic

 

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Marimekko Tasaraita mug, $20, at Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-6610, crateandbarrel.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jonathon Adler pig butter dish, $68, jonathonadler.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns: The Lost Art of William Steig ($45, Abrams), at area booksellers and amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Surprise ball thermos, $35, from Kate Spade, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-458-2023, katespade.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arrow wall sign, $27, from Scout, Royal Oak; 248-548-1065.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ship tea towel, $20, at City Bird, Detroit; 313-831-9146, ilovecitybird.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alessi La Stanza Dello Scirocco citrus basket in stainless steel, $240, from ArtLoft, Birmingham; 248-647-4007, artloftonline.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Small Kaiser Suidan gunmetal jack, $125, at Michael Coyne Design, Michigan Design Center, Troy; 248-649-6540, michaelcoynedesign.com.

 

 

 

 

 

decadent

 

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Silver bowl, $30, Italian Dish, Birmingham; 248-593-8299 theitaliandish.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pineapple cardamom macarons, $13/dozen, from Cup.Cake, Royal Oak; 248-850-7207.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louis Vuitton Architecture and Interiors, $130, at Louis Vuitton, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-4606, louisvuitton.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alessi chrome juicer, $45, at ArtLoft, Birmingham; 248-647-4007, artloftonline.com.

 

 

 

 

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Jonathan Adler Futura salt-and-pepper shakers, $48, at Shine, Royal Oak; 248-414-5247, shopshine.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slabtown coffee caramel corn in burlap, $10/10 ounces, at area Westborn Markets; westbornmarket.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R.H. Coutier rosé champagne, $49.97, available at area Plum Market stores; plummarket.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fair trade Divine white chocolate with strawberries, $4, at area Plum Market stores; plummarket.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jingle Bell serving set, $28, at area Anthropologie stores; anthropologie.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

natural

 

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Hitherto insect lab cloches, $375-$1,298, at area Anthropologie stores; anthropologie.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Botanicals: Butterflies & Insects (Assouline, $65), by E.A. Seguy, through area booksellers or amazon.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Handmade terrarium, $75, from The Moss Lady, Ann Arbor; Etsy.com/shop/MissMossy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reindeer place cards kit, $12.50/12, from Paper Source, Birmingham; 248-594-4954, paper-source.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Apple cutting board, $17.50, at Write Impressions, Royal Oak; 248-541-8921, writeimpressions-mi.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Felted mushroom ornament, $7.75-$17, Detroit Garden Works, Sylvan Lake; 248-335-8089, detroitgardenworks.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rifle Paper Co. hanging garden recipe cards, $12/dozen; Riflepaperco.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rosy rings forest potpourri, $18, The Italian Dish, Birmingham; 248-593-8299, theitaliandish.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruits & Passion scented sidewalk de-icer salt, $20, at Blossoms, Birmingham; 248-644-4411, blossomsbirmingham.com.

 

 

 

 

 

tranquil

 

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Savannah Bee Company raw honey, $22, from Lee’s Specialty, Bloomfield Hills; 248-646-6700, leesspecialty.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Lafco Master Bedroom chamomile candle, $55, at Stacey Leuliette Gracious Living, Birmingham; 248-593-9180.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ship soaps, $25/set of five, at Woodward & Maple, Birmingham; 248-258-2848.

 

 

 

 

 

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Buddha butter dish, $20.50, from Write Impressions, Royal Oak; 248-541-8921, writeimpressions-mi.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lake Michigan hand-embroidered hoop, $18 ($81/set of five Great Lakes), sold at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair or mymarigold.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cashmere hot-water bottle cozy, $98; jonathanadler.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Twinings Gunpowder green tea, $4.99, at area Plum Market stores; plummarket.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bendel candle snuffer, $48, at Henri Bendel, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-816-2021, henribendel.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Chinese rice bowls, $23 each, from Michael Coyne Designs, Michigan Design Center, Troy; 248-649-6540, michaelcoynedesign.com.

 

 

 

 


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