GUIDE: National

Perfect Host Gifts

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    American Heirloom

    American Heirloom has grown their fledgling Etsy shop into a business that has been featured in national media, and have even expanded their collection to include a full line of personalized gifts and housewares. Every board is made-to-order in the USA with strong, eco-friendly bamboo FSC-certified hardwoods. READ REVIEW

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    BLiS

    Grant Achatz of Alinea fame, named BLiS as one of his top picks in Saveur magazine’s “Chef’s 100 picks for 2011” READ REVIEW

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    Bongenre

    Antiques dealer Jill Fenichell discovered the perfect formula for chaos: Combine precious porcelain with precious family. (And don’t mix well.) So she started making her own tableware, a combo of tough materials and timeless motifs and patterns of her own design. READ REVIEW

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    Bourbon Barrel Foods

    Bourbon Barrel Foods’ line of bourbon-smoked spices, straight from the heart of Bourbon country in Kentucky, will bring your home cooking to another level. READ REVIEW

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    Brooklyn Slate

    There is a timeless elegance to stone, and the two food-obsessed owners of Brooklyn Slate capture this quality in each of their hand-chiseled creations, highlighting the fine-textured beauty of the stone with clean, simple designs. READ REVIEW

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    Bushwick Kitchen

    Your culinary world is going to be affected in a most profound way by Bushwick Kitchen, creators of three of the world’s most mind-blowingly delicious dips/condiments/squeeze-directly-into-your-mouth-sauces you’ve ever (or, perhaps, never) tasted. READ REVIEW

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    Calivirgin

    A passion project for generations of the Coldani family, the Coldani Olive Ranch was created to share the flavor of their estate-grown, pristinely milled oils. READ REVIEW

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    Catskill Provisions

    Founded in 2010 with only one type of honey on offer—the fall wildflower varietal—Catskill Provisions now boasts a full line of products, from maple syrups, seasonal honeys, and chocolate honey truffles to ketchups and marinating sauces in flavors like balsamic fig and honey ginger. READ REVIEW

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    Chelsea Market Baskets

    Driven by a passion for finding high-quality, innovative products and carefully working them into exquisite preparations, Chelsea Market Baskets has perfected their take on the gift basket tradition with a smorgasbord of indulgences from around the world. READ REVIEW

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    Clif Family Winery

    Good, well balanced wines at reasonable prices (especially for California), all backed up with a commitment to sustainable farming and the people who make it all happen. READ REVIEW


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