Irish mums teach their kids not to show up "with one arm as long as the other." Translation? Don't arrive empty-handed when you're invited to someone's home. We've found plenty of hostess gifts that will make it easy to arrive, arms askew, with a charming gift for your hosts.
Taza Chocolate - Stone Ground Organic Chocolate
Artisanal chocolate melds flavor, tradition and history. You can see, feel and taste what's different about this chocolate Buy Taza Chocolate organic chocolate gifts here.
Big Dipper - Beeswax Candles
Sculptural beeswax candles burn long and clean, and they're naturally aromatic, infused with the sweet scent of honey. Buy Big Dipper candles here.
Nelley Kelley - Wall Art Night Lights
Ellen McHale has elevated the lowly nightlight to pure art form with handcrafted glass tile fixtures that illuminate her paste-paper collages. Buy Nelley Kelley's unique night lights here.
Toffee Talk - Little Pieces of Conversation
Want to know a secret? CJ's Toffee Talk is a delicious conversation starter with a rich family history. Buy Toffee Talk gourmet toffee candies here.
Resource Revival - Desk Accessories: Frames & Art
The artists at Resource Revival transform old bicycle parts into ingenious creations that can be appreciated by cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Buy Resource Revival's recycled bike art products here.
Jill-able - Say it with a Vase
Add to the pleasure of cut flowers with these unique, reusable vases that fold completely flat for easy storage. Buy Jill-able's portable and collapsible flower vase here.
Fat Toad Farm - Caramel Sauce
Goat's milk adds a unique, buttery complexity to this Vermont family's hand-crafted 'cajeta' caramel sauces, available in four tempting flavors. Buy Fat Toad Farm's cajeta gourmet caramel here.
Lime Tree Cove - The Barmaid Drink Rimmer
Love salt-rimmed drinks but hate the mess? The handheld Barmaid makes it easy to rim your drinks with any cocktail sugars and spices. No hassle, no mess. Buy the Barmaid drink rimmer here.
Verso Design - Marja Table Runner or Trivet
Created by a family of designers in Finland, these trivets are beautiful and practical. The design features berries on a vine, laser-cut from thick, felted wool. Buy Marja decorative large trivets here.
Blue Moon Bottles - Wine Bottle Reclamation Art
Blue Moon Bottles creates drinking glasses and vases made from recycled wine bottles. No two are the same, but they all catch the light beautifully. Buy Blue Moon Bottles' recycled glass tumblers here.
glassybaby - Votive, Vessel, Vase
These hand-blown glass vessels can be used as a candleholder, vase or goblet. They're saturated with colors that remind us to celebrate life, spread goodwill and share the love. Buy glassybaby's handblown colored glass votive holders here.
Lark Fine Foods - Cookies for Grown Ups
These gourmet cookies are made for grown-ups with a craving for sophisticated treats. Buy Lark Fine Foods' gourmet cookie gifts here.
Modern-Twist - Vinotagz
Vinotagz are a hip, modern twist on the tired old wine charm, and their clever packaging makes these stem markers irresistible. Buy modern-twists' wine glass markers here.
Soundview Millworks - Hand-crafted Appetizer and Cutting Boards
Serve appetizers in style with these beautiful handcrafted wooden boards. Buy Soundview Millworks wooden cutting board here.