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Hamptons Holiday Shopping Guide: Top Ten Hostess Gifts

Originally Posted: November 21, 2012

Nicole Barylski

A custom Hamptons sign from Salty Home makes a unique hostess gift.

The holiday season means many holiday parties, to which you should never go to without something for the hostess. Here are the top ten hostess gifts to bring to seasonal gatherings in the Hamptons.

Courtly Check Teapot, Zipcode Magazine Rack and Chateau Agnes Candle.

1. Nickel And Rattan Ice Bucket: An ice bucket is a great hostess gift because it is something that everyone who host parties use and you can find them in a range of prices. We recommend this Nickel And Rattan Ice Bucket from Home Nature ($58.00, 6 Main Street Southampton, 631-287-6277, www.homenature/com).

2. Copper Bulb Vase and Fresh Flowers: Many people bring fresh flowers for the host, make yours stand out with this copper bulb vase from Gansett Lane Home ($13.70, 6 South Etna Avenue Montauk, 631-668-8050, www.gansettlane.com).

3. Etched Glass Set: For a personalized gift The Monogram Shop ($80,7 Newtown Lane, East Hampton 631-329-3379, www.themonogramshops.com) offers a set of four glasses with either a monogram option or a last name written across the set.

4. Chateau Agnes Candle: This fruity and full-bodied, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay candle from Sylvester And Co. ($48, 103 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-5012, www.sylvesterandco.com) offers a sophisticated wine country scent perfect for the Hamptons.

5. Custom Sign Hamptons Sign: For a more unique gift try a custom sign from Salty Home (2044 Montauk Highway, Building 1, Suite 16, Bridgehampton, 631-237-1250, www.saltyhome.com).

The butcher's spice kit from Williams-Sonoma is great for "Top Chefs".

6. Butcher's Spice Kit: If your host is a master of the kitchen this spice kit from Williams-Sonoma ($60, 2044 Montauk Hwy Space 49, Bridgehampton, 631-537-3040, www.williams-sonoma.com) adds wide variety of distinctive flavors to many different favorite meats from steaks and roasts to homemade sausages, pâtés and terrines.

Nickel And Rattan Ice Bucket, Copper Bulb Vase and Fresh Flowers and Gold Mosaic Serving Bowl.

7. Courtly Check Teapot: If your host is as tea obsessed as the Hamptons.com staff is then the courtly check teapot from MacKenzie-Childs ($275, 31 Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-1880, www.mackenzie-childs.com) will be a huge hit.

Etched Glass Set and Luminous Star Celebration With Swizzle Sampler.

8. Zipcode Magazine Rack: These magazine racks from Maison 24 ($$365, 2424 Main Street Bridgehampton, 631-537-2488, maison24.com) come in a variety of Hamptons zip codes.

9. Gold Mosaic Serving Bowl: This versatile serving bowl from Pier 1 ($44.95, 54 Montauk Highway, Southampton, 631-726-2032, www.pier1.com) is a great gift because it can be used during holidays and after as a centerpiece.

10. Luminous Star Celebration With Swizzle Sampler: For a gift which can be enjoyed during the holiday party, Edible Arrangements offer an array festive winter fruit bouquets choices with holiday shaped fruit and gourmet chocolate. (82 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, 631-288-5800, www.ediblearrangements.com).

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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