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5 Aug

unexpected gifts for your summer hostess

With the end of the summer rapidly approaching, that age-old August question rears its head: How to say thank you to the people who invited you to all those divine weekends away, long trips on the boat, and leisurely dinners over the last three months? Hate giving the expected wine and flowers as much as they are sick of receiving it, we may suggest opting for one of these far-more-interesting gifts—from tokens of appreciation to grand gestures—that will guarantee you receive an invitation next year. 😉

Birch Books Conservation tote and one book per month for three months, $150
birchbooksconservation.org

(Proceeds benefit professional libraries of artists, architects, and authors at historic U.S. sites.)

1800SkyRide will arrange an exclusive hot-air-balloon excursion for two, at locations nationwide,

starting at $899

1800skyride.com

 

Keith Haring domino set, $85
Maison 24, NYC, 212.355.2414

Limited Edition Swarovski Crystal Sputnik ornament from the 1966 Metropolitan Opera House chandelier, $2,500
metoperashop.org

The Metropolitan Opera Complete Libretto Collection, $140 (for 22 volumes)
metoperashop.org

Cecily Brown “Carnival and Lent” puzzle, $150
artwareeditions.com

George Condo playing cards, $20
newmuseumstore.org

Birchbox customized cosmetics kits, $10 per month or $110 per year
birchbox.com

Match your music to your mood with DJ Coleman’s personalized three-playlists music package (each lasts four hours) and iPod nano, from $1,000
coleman-music.com

Start their collection with Andrea Berti’s Handmade Italian Kitchen Knives with magnetized wooden blocks, $280–$414
For stores, call 1.800.558.1855.

Treat them to an exclusive Indagare Travel Club Membership, plus a specialized outing on their next trip of choice arranged by Indagare’s experts, $450
indagare.com

Indagare membership includes a welcome package (above) and full access to expert advice, articles, and travel tips on their site. Excursions organized by Indagare can range from touring the fish market in Tokyo with a sushi chef, to a jeep safari wine tasting in Santa Ynez.

Ruby et Violette Giverny Customizable Gourmet Cookie Box, $44.50
rubyetviolette.com

 

 

inspired by Vogue

 

 

 

 

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