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12 Perfect Presents for the Host in Your Life

Keep the good times rolling with these foodie faves.


Share Plate

Marimekko’s Kiiruna patterned stoneware ($26) denotes a subtle holiday vibe without the kitsch. eq3.com


Cheers to That

The Waldorf Astoria Cocktail collection of chocolates ($15 for a pack of six) pays homage to cocktails in the 1935 Waldorf Astoria Bar Book—like the Manhattan, Rob Roy and Bijou. thechocolatelab.ca


Bottoms Up

The new Hansen Distillery in Edmonton makes delicious small-batch spirits, like the Trouble gin ($46), that make for a perfect hostess gift. hansendistillery.com


Dinner Date

One-of-a-kind ceramic pieces from designer Brooke T. Winfrey, like the Torrent dishes (from $69), add an artisan vibe to the dinner table. theloftyyc.ca


Modern Utility

A replica of an 18th-century Belgian working tool, the Robert Herder Lierenaar pocket knife ($80) features a carbon-steel blade prepared to withstand years of outdoor chores—or basic garnish prep. oldfaithfulshop.com


Magic Wand

Blomus’s Utilo tea stick ($28) scoops up loose tea leaves with a spring-loaded tray and produces a perfect steep with a flick of the wrist. enflux.ca


Precious Metal

As kitchen trends yo-yo from light to dark, the ’50s-style Smeg electric kettle in polished steel ($180) will endure as a timeless addition to countertops. pacificspecialtybrands.com


Sweet Spot

Each Melt Confections Nude alfajor ($12 for 5) sandwiches a generous serving of rich dulce de leche (imported from Argentina) between two cookies. italiancentre.ca


First Course

Prouna’s bone china Venice Fog canape plates ($133 for set of four) are threaded with 24-karat gold and mimic the veins of Carrara marble. atkinsonsofvancouver.com


Teal Appeal

Teal continues its climb to it-colour status, appearing in a new collection of Le Creuset Dutch ovens, lidded casserole dishes and grills, available exclusively at Williams-Sonoma (pricing on request; special orders available). williams-sonoma.com


Plus Factor

Available in black, white, maple or multicoloured stacks, Muuto’s iconic Plus grinder ($99) suits virtually any kitchen. grshop.com


Served Family-Style

The latest edition of Barter Design’s Sharing bowl series (multiple colours, from $22 each) is made from high-fired, highly tactile stoneware. barterdesign.ca

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Comments

Just an FYI: It seems the Blomus’s Utilo tea stick is no longer available on enflux.ca. I tried searching their site just now (Dec 6th). I was able to find it on a few other Canadian websites though.

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