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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photographs by cybelle codish
compiled by taryn bickley
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.
Marimekko Tasaraita mug, $20, at Crate & Barrel, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-643-6610, crateandbarrel.com.
Jonathon Adler pig butter dish, $68, jonathonadler.com.
Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns: The Lost Art of William Steig ($45, Abrams), at area booksellers and amazon.com.
Surprise ball thermos, $35, from Kate Spade, Somerset Collection South, Troy; 248-458-2023, katespade.com.
Arrow wall sign, $27, from Scout, Royal Oak; 248-548-1065.
Ship tea towel, $20, at City Bird, Detroit; 313-831-9146, ilovecitybird.com.
Alessi La Stanza Dello Scirocco citrus basket in stainless steel, $240, from ArtLoft, Birmingham; 248-647-4007, artloftonline.com.
Small Kaiser Suidan gunmetal jack, $125, at Michael Coyne Design, Michigan Design Center, Troy; 248-649-6540, michaelcoynedesign.com.