Thursday, November 14, 2013

Shop the Season: Hostess Gifts

With the holidays on the horizon, you probably have many invitations coming your way as you gather to celebrate at the homes of your friends and family. With all the generous hospitality coming your way, you'll probably find yourself in need of a hostess gift or two. We selected some items from the Holiday Shops at Bank of America Winter Village that fit the bill perfectly.

Thanksgiving is all about the food. Why not add a chocolate turkey centerpiece to the dessert buffet at your gathering? These sweet stunners come in three sizes and two types of the classic Jacques Torres Chocolate. Gobble, gobble!

Jacques Torres Chocolate
Booth A01 in the 40th Street Allée (map)

Stop into India & Purry for beautiful items for the home, inspired by artist Jessica Hollander's original oil paintings. Hollander uses her paintings as inspiration to elevate everyday items like throw pillows, coasters, and notecards. In these creations, the paintings become patterns, reflecting back to nature. Pick up a stone trivet ($25) or set of 4 coasters ($45) to gift your host as lovely accent for their home.

India & Purry
Booth F08 in the 42nd Street Allée (map)

NYcruets turns a mundane utilitarian object into fabulous giftable items with their cleverly crafted ornamental oil and vinegar dispensers. Your host will be surprised the thoughtfulness of the gift, and may even put it to use over dinner that night! For the oil and vinegar lovers, you could upgrade to the cruet featured below with dispensing nozzles. All of the glass is hand-blown in Hungary, and prices range from about $50 to $150.

Booth F05 in the 42nd Street Allée (map)

Bringing a bottle of wine to your host? Puzzle your fellow party-goers with this item from Kubiya Games, which makes you 'think before you drink'. In order to break into your bubbly, you'll first have to solve the Gordian knot brainteaser. If the boozy puzzle isn't your thing, the shop has a wealth of other fun mind exercises - any of the puzzle sets would be great for gatherings!

Kubiya Games
Booth L01 on the Upper Terrace (map)

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
Monday - Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
#Winter Village

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