Written and styled by Jess Pucinnelli
If you’ve been following along, today is part three of my series on being a socially conscious host. (If not, you can read part 1 and 2 ) Today I wanted to talk a little bit about gifting…Whether you’re the guest of honor who won’t want to arrive empty handed, or a super thoughtful host that wants to make sure your guests take away something beautiful, choosing a unique and conscious gift can be a bit of a challenge. Here are three suggestions that properly thank any discerning host or make sure those guests know you thought of everything.
The Classic // You can never go wrong with an excellent bottle of wine. Particularly, ONEHOPE Wine’s Cabernet Sauvignon which helps to fund organizations who provide Austic children with ABA therapy. For a fancier fete, choose their Brut Sparkling Wine (glitter edition of course) where each bottle of wine gives 15 meals to a child fighting hunger.
The Bountiful // When looking to really wow a host or guest, a well-appointed gift box filled with home goods is an absolute winner. For the go-to conscious gift box visit Haute Hope, where you (and your discerning hostess) are certain to fall for The Pacifica, To Market or The Cherie. Each box is filled with well-curated products that give back to a good cause or positively impact the world. Pro tip: Surprise your host and have your gift delivered to their door post-stay or party. Gift boxes begin at $75
The Worldly // Stop by your local farmer’s market or grocer and grab a bag of seasonal nuts (chestnuts, walnuts, pecans), petit pears, a few persimmons or pomegranates. Take your finds and add them to one of Local + Lejos’ gorgeous Bariku bowls. Handwoven by women in Rwanda for each bowl sold, the artisan is able to pay for annual health insurance for one family member.
Bonus: Handwritten notes are few and far between these days. Add an Of Note Stationers (a darling company committed to letter writing as a mindful act, that allows you to slow down and enjoy life) letter pressed card to any of the gifts above and secure your post as guest of the year.