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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    Be Mixed

    Searching for all-natural, sugar-free alternatives to the vodka sodas of their past, Cristina Ros Blankfein and Jennifer Ross decided they’d be better off making their own. And these ladies have taken the hitches out of happy hour without spoiling the fun. 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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