Got a friend with a flair for throwing fabulous fetes? Show your appreciation with a token that appeals to the social butterfly in her. These hostess gifts are high in style but easy on the environment, and will ensure you never show up to a party empty-handed this season.
1 Recycled Glass Wine Decanter, $39 at Viva Terra: Give a gift that can be used right away! This elegant decanter can also double as a water carafe.
2 Burlap Wine Coasters (Pack of 8), $6 at Sweet C's Designs: Available in circle or square shapes, these understated wine coasters look good while protecting surfaces.
3 Sea Bags Wine Tote, $45 at J. Crew: Off to a houseboat party? Bring this water-resistant wine tote made from reclaimed sails. With varying amounts of distressing, every tote is one-of-a-kind.
4 Wine Cork Coasters Kit (Set of 4), $19.95 at Wine Enthusiast: The perfect solution for all those wine corks left over from the party, and a fun keepsake as well.
5 Square One Organic Vodka, $35 at Various Retailers: Not just another vodka, this artisanal spirit comes from a female-owned organic spirits company. Available in basil, cucumber, botanical, or unflavored, and made from 100% organic American rye with eco-friendly packaging.
6 Theo Chocolate Winter Caramel Collection, $17.60 at Theo Chocolate: Gluten-free and soy-free handmade caramels in delicious apple cider, peppermint, cardamom, and Caffe Vita coffee flavors. Theo is the first and only organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory in the USA.
7 Vintage Wood Cheese Board, $15 at Pottery Barn: Made from sustainably harvested mango wood, this cheese board works well in any entertainer's kitchen, from rustic to modern.
8 Apple Tree Tea Towel, $19 at Ferm Living: Tea towels are endlessly useful around the house, and the punchy graphic on this 100% organic cotton towel makes chores more fun.
9 Chalkboard Tablet, $22 at Branch Home: A good party organizer is most likely a good list-maker as well, and this reclaimed oak and leather tablet will keep all the tasks at hand in order.
10 Volta Organics Bath Salts, $8 at Anthropologie: At the end of a long night, the party hostess deserves a long soak in these soothing salts made with lavender essential oil, organic calendula petals, and Mediterranean and Dead Sea salts.
2011 Green Gift Guides:
• Green Gift Guide For Home Cooks
• No-Gift Green Gift Guide: Charitable Gifts and Donations
• Green Gift Guide for Kids
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