2018 LDV Gift Guide: For Hostesses

In this installment of LDV gift guides, we’re ready to pamper the hostesses. As you update your calendar with holiday parties, don’t show up with a sad bottle of wine haphazardly purchased en route to the festivities. Whether its charming coasters or candles that will make her merry and bright, these dashing presents are sure to be hit. And in case you missed it, check out our guides for the guys, gals, and bookworms on your shopping list.


Taper Candles

This dapper set of 12 beeswax unscented candles will light up her dining room for up to 12 hours. (Talk about a party!)


Tea Kettle

Steeped in practicality and elegance, she’ll blow off some serious steam with this copper-finished tea kettle.



This Carriere Freres fruit-scented diffuser is easy on the eyes and nose.


Bar Tools

She’ll have plenty to wine about with this handy bar set.


She’ll never know how she lived without this robe made of decadent silk charmeuse.


May I Come In? by Wendy Goodman

Wendy Goodman discovers the world through 75 people’s extraordinary houses in this antique and architecture magnum opus.



Her table won’t ring in the New Year thanks to this gold set.


Match Striker

This striking curve ball makes for a stylish addition to her coffee table or powder room.




She’ll chairish this antique-inspired illustrated set.




This natural bamboo set will be her new go-to when serving her signature dish.



Ice Bucket

You’ll make a splash when you pop over to the holiday party carrying this personalized chiller.


Duralex Glass Tumblers

Weaving function with fashion, this made-in-France multicolored set (that is 2 times stronger than ordinary glassware!) will be on her table for years to come.

Cane and Acrylic Decorative Box

This beautiful 7 x 10 box makes for a great gift, whether solo or packaged with her guilty pleasure. (Hello, peppermint bark!)


Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories by Jacques Pepin

The consummate dinner party host needs this delightful illustrated journal to record memorable menus, guest lists, and occasional gossip from her rousing round tables.


Diptyque Scented Candles

Trust us: she’ll love (and reorder!) these bestselling, made-in-France candles.


Alex Papachristidis x Tisch New York Placemats

This set-of-four Venetian lavender placements feature a durable cork bottom and gorgeous  plum faux bois design.

Staub Mini Round Cocottes

You’ll cook up a smile from her (and maybe even score a mini soufflé!) with this winning set-of-three white cocottes.

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