Sunday, September 20, 2009

Better to give and receive: The Gentleman Host

Ah, what to give the host? I tried to think outside the bottle here (not that there is anything wrong with being inside, or, ah-hem, at the bottom of the bottle. We do not judge here.). Tell me how I did, don't worry, I can take it.

Cedarwood Marine, Mistral, makes me wonder why some things are not mandatory. They will put three in a fabulous little bundle for you, easy peasy, no?

The Minimalist Cooks Dinner, Mark Bittman (Crown), for a new cook.

For everyone else:
How to Cook Everything, Mark Bittman, (Crown). Comprehensive. And then some.

For the host with everything who like an adventure in his glass: The Glace Luxury Ice Cube. Costs $8 a piece and comes in the mail. Would I kid you?

Shearling lined scuff, LL Bean.

Correspondence valet, for the host with everything. Smythson.



LPC said...

I'm on board with everything but the slippers. Slippers seem so intimate. So if someone is distant enough to be a host, rather than family in one way or another, I'd be shy to give them something for feet. I tend to rely, when faced with the inevitable giving a present to a man thing, on non-fiction books. Why men don't like stories is something someone more learned than I will have to tell us.

The Sluice Box said...

What a refreshing idea. I've gotten so dug in on the idea of bringing a bottle of wine as a gift for the host. I might just stock up on something a bit - as you say - outside the bottle. The soap suggestion is a particularly good one.


Beth Dunn said...

Those are beautiful gift ideas xoxo

The Blushing Hostess said...

LPC - Depends what sort of visit he is hosting regarding the slippers...

Sluice - Indeed, I hope I have helped...

Beth - very kind, very kind