Holiday party season is upon us, and as any well-mannered invitee knows, it is terribly gauche to arrive at a soiree empty-handed. While the customary bottle of wine is practical, these quick and easy last minute gifts will adorn your hosts' home in ravishing red they will admire long after the last guest has gone.
Mariage Freres Esprit de Noel Tea Gift Set:
Decked in the most dazzling persimmon and silver, this set stuns amongst any holiday ornamentation. The exquisite canisters can be set out exactly as is, no servingware necessary!
(Also available directly at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.)
Their deep crimson and enchanting bell shape makes Amaryllis the darling bloom of Christmas, and also my favorite flower. Long-stemmed in a tall glass cylinder vase they are dramatic and modern, bunched in a more traditional vase equally as gorgeous. Perfect with any decor, no arranging necessary!
Available at local florists.
Smythson of Bond Street “With Love” Gift Tags:
If you must dash over with a bottle of their favorite poison, save yourself having to write a card in the taxi as Ive been guilty of many a-time, and tie on one of these. Instant elegance, no hand-written message necessary. This says it all.