Celebrate those dearest to you with these elegant 100% recycled glass globes, handmade in Canada by Stephen Kitras and featuring an interior glass trunk that branches out to support vibrant splashes of color. Each globe is made from shards of glass used for car, home, and office windows. The shards are melted down in a furnace before being blown into beautiful works of art that have come to symbolize family, friendship, and the bonds that bring you together. Tree of Family: Like the roots of a t
Our All Seasons Personalized Acrylic Serving Tray serves up anything from chardonnay to hors d'oeuvres with personalized style! We artfully laser engrave your tray with any family name and an optional second line, creating a custom piece for them alone!
Ingenious design is paired with charming style to cast a cozy glow anywhere in your home. The 100% beeswax candle coil is fed in small increments through the candle clip-simply advance more candle as it burns. A three-inch section burns for approximately an hour, while the smart design ensures a better use of wax than traditional shapes. The copper-finish plate and clip bring a warm touch to your home. Refills are also available. Imported. Made in China.
You don't have to be a wine connoisseur or an expert skier to appreciate this innovative way to display your favorite vino. The bottles are stored on their sides to properly maintain the wine's integrity, while the reclaimed skis, slightly weathered from use, add a touch of fun and excitement. Handmade by Michael Bellino in Millbury, MA. Due to the reclaimed nature of the skis used for the item, colors and patterns may vary from the image above. Each wine rack will be unique and different. Pleas
All the usual suspects were there. The conversation felt...flat. A guest glanced at her watch. Then we brought out the Musical Wine GlassesTM. All hell broke loose.?? Our Musical Wine Glasses have saved many a flagging party. They turn the sophisticated pleasures of wine drinking into an experience that's musical, memorable, and above all, fun. Just fill our goblet to the desired note, and run your moistened finger around the rim of the glass. Soon, like a bow on the strings of a violin, your fi
In Victorian Europe, "orchidelirium"?an over-the-top fad for collecting orchids?led orchid hunters to risk jaguar attacks and volcano eruptions in pursuit of exotic specimens. Only in the 20th century did botanists figure out how to clone them, making it possible for regular people to indulge their orchid love. But love alone can't keep these singular flowers alive. Many a heartbroken orchid admirer has accidentally killed their beloved plant by overwatering (orchids don't like "wet feet?). But
At your table, hometown pride is always on the menu. These "mapkins" are styled with the coordinates of your old stomping grounds or favorite getaway. Dig into intricate graphic--winding roads, towns, and greenspace--and savor a little taste of home. Made in the United Kingdom.
Try this unique wine trivet kit. It is the perfect way to store all those wine corks and memories from your favorite wines in a clever wine cork trivet. A wonderful gift for birthdays, house warming parties, bridal showers, or the wine connoisseur. Measures 9 x 11 Gift Boxed.
Solar evaporation is a lengthy salt-making process, but one that creates flaky, crunchy salt using only nature's abundant energy. Hand harvested from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, Amanda Jacobs' uncommonly good trio of salts offers savory finishing touches for any dish. The gift-boxed set includes pure sea salt, peppercorn salt, and spicy sriracha salt. It makes a great hostess gift or addition to your own table.
Serve up some state pride at your next soiree with a slate silhouette of your home turf or favorite place to visit by Steven Chavez and Justin English. Cut and polished from all-natural slate, each board bears distinctive marks and stays naturally cool to keep cheeses at the ideal temperature for slicing and serving. The surface also makes handsome backdrop for appetizers hot and cold. An endlessly rewritable surface, slate can be marked with the included chalk, so you can add delectable details
A Scandinavian winter can be a forbidding place, with frosty nights seemingly stretching on for months. And yet they maintain a positive outlook, in part, by finding ways to cultivate a cozy, inviting atmosphere in their homes. You can do the same in any season with this Nordic-inspired tea light holder. Rather than just a single candle, it hosts a whole row of them, tucked behind the silhouetted branches of an evergreen forest of laser-cut metal. This warm, shimmering landscape makes a welcomin
The perfect cup of coffee starts with a fresh grind, so treat those beautiful beans right with this Mason jar coffee grinder. The sturdy stainless steel mill features an adjustable grinding mechanism, and attaches to the included glass jar for an integrated grind-and-store system. Swap the mill for the jar's airtight lid to keep ground coffee fresh for your next fix. Made in China. Coffee not included.
Our festive Hanging Ornaments Personalized Melamine Dinnerware has a holiday red background with ornaments hanging on white thread spelling out Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!. Choose from 2 titles and custom personalize it with any name making it great for entertaining during the holidays or as a memorable hostess gift. The perfect personalized gift for friends and family, or even yourself!
A quaint housewarming wine box gift. The Pineapple is a traditional emblem of hospitality. This box is the perfect fit for the future hostess or even a well established one. The lid or even the whole box can convert nicely into a statement piece in the kitchen or dining room. We recommend a bottle of port to enjoy with the hosts after the work is done.
Whatever your pleasure, you will shake up the perfect martini, cosmopolitan or signature cocktail at your next party with our gleaming personalized Initial Impressions Engraved Cocktail Shaker. Each piece is handsomely etched with any single initial in script or block font to create an impressive gift for display on bar or table top.Gift boxed for a handsome presentation! Makes a terrific gift for groomsmen, hostess gifts, housewarmings and more! Cheers!
Capture the follies of training Fido with this Bad Dog? Tumbler set. Four pint glasses depict a lovable pooch doing the exact opposite of the commands being barked. Glassware made in the USA. Decorated in Edina, Minnesota. Sold as a set of four. ? 2007 UncommonGoods, LLC Complete your litter of Bad Dog ? with mugs, pillows and coasters! Also, check out the Bad Dog ? Wisdom glasses and mugs! Click here to download our free Printable Bad Dog Birthday Cards.
Transport yourself to Alice in Wonderland's madcap tea party, Sherlock Holmes' study, Jane Eyre's ambrosial rose garden, or an ivy-filled escape out of Pride & Prejudice with Callie Meaney's bookish candles. Named for the locations in literary classics, these soy candles evoke the book's most memorable moments as they ignite your imagination. Custom blended fragrances let you get lost in a book by adding an irresistible new layer of intrigue. Choose from four, fantastic fragrances. Hand-poured i
Avocados are the gift that keeps on giving, and this avocado tree starter kit makes it easy to double your green. Simply insert the shiny seed of your last avocado into the pod, float it in a water bath, and patiently watch your windowsill set-up sprout signs of life. This expertly designed floating planter easily holds a toothpick flag to mark your progress from day one to avocado toast. Glass bowl is not included. Made in China. Click here for instructions.
Stop, drop, and dish up some of your favorite finger foods because this Portable Picnic Table is taking delicious dining to the great outdoors. Nowhere to sit at the campsite? Lack of a gingham table cloth have you down in the dumps? Never fear, this handy table is here to save the day and to save your butt from an evening spent crouched on the hard dirt floor, too. Just unfold the table and you’ll discover – without the need for any tools – how easy it is to elevate your derriere to th
Few things kick off a delicious dinner party like a crisp, fresh salad, but when you eat with your eyes first (all the experts say it’s true) how those greens are presented can make the difference between a rousing culinary success and a dish greeted with something a little less rewarding than a chorus of “oohs” and “aaahs”. Get your favorite host a gift they can use over and over again with this Romano Salad Bowl and Servers Set.
Do you know someone whose sea legs are practically second nature? For those who are landlubbing only when they have to be, this Sailboat Cheese Board brings the love of the water wherever the host needs to go. Whether they’re entertaining on their brand new yacht or having people over to their inland abode, your boat loving friends and family will give their cheddar and gouda a place of pride when they arrange slices on this boards bamboo top. There’s plenty of room for an impressive arra
No one has to eat like a bird to get in a twitter over this Sparrow Salad Set – it’s so cute that excitement will generate almost automatically. A cheesy, crouton-topped Caesar or bacon-laden cobb has never tasted better than it will when served out of this roomy white bowl. The sloped sides and oval shape leave plenty of space for scooping out tender greens and julienned veggies so guests can spear themselves a hefty helping of nutrition without wrestling for access.
Enjoy the fresh, healthy taste of stovetop popcorn with the convenience of the microwave. Made from temperature safe borosilicate glass, the main container can be filled with whole kernel corn and then microwaved without the use of oil. Like a little butter on your popcorn? The silicone lid doubles as a kernel measurer and butter melter--simply put a pat of butter on the lid while the popcorn is popping to enjoy a delicious snack. Made in China. Click here for recipes and to learn how to use you
Who’s that peeping over that fallen tree? Why, it’s a little orange squirrel and a sapling, of course, but this dynamic duo isn’t just here for the cutest factor. No, Mr. Squirrel and his green buddy are guarding the cleaning supplies as they lord over this Log & Roll Paper Towel Holder. The wall-mounted unit looks just like a log – faux wood grain included – and the characters on top are absolutely adorable. Slide a paper towel roll inside and easy cleanups are just a quick grab an
You just had a sweet stay at a short-rental through AirBnB, and delighted in everything from the stocked supply of fancy shampoos to the fresh-cut blooms greeting you at the entry. Mom taught you to always be polite and say thank you when you're a guest in someone's home, and that includes your lovely AirBnB host. (Plus, you're already planning to book again next year!) Here's how to navigate showing your thanks to your ever-so-fabulous AirBnB host.
The best way to thank your host right after you stay is to leave a review that’s thorough (more than a quick line) and includes your thoughts on the home and the host, too. Many AirBnB hosts rely on the extra income by sharing their home. Leaving a review is simple and doesn’t cost you anything, but it’s truly the best way to say thanks to the host who’s opened up their home to you.
A big part of the lure of AirBnB is getting to explore a new city or town from a homebase, just like you’re a local. So if you choose to show extra appreciation by giving a gift, think about shopping local and giving your host a tasty olive oil from the local gourmet shop or some local-made cutting board you spy at a boutique. Just be sure to steer clear of anything perishable or too personal.
Leaving a gift for your AirBnB host is certainly a super sweet way to say thanks. However, keep in mind you don’t want to add work for your host. So steer clear of any gifts that would need maintenance, especially since you may not know when they’re returning back home. Those cut flowers or potted plants will look wilted and sad — rather than welcoming — if there’s no one home to care for them.
Gift Over Tip
Keep in mind AirBnB hosts are not providing a service the way a hotel does. Rather, they’re sharing their home with you. So leaving a tip is not appropriate — that implies thanks for serving you. A better way to show appreciation for a nice stay is with a small gift.
Coffee Table Reading
AirBnB hosts work hard to make their space feel inviting for guests and give visitors a flavor for the area. If you had an incredible stay at your AirBnB and want to go above and beyond by leaving a gift for the host, consider adding to their collection of coffee table reads, with a beautiful book related to the location. Just be sure to check their spines to be sure you’re not giving a book they already own.
Remember that your AirBnB home is not a hotel. While your host certainly doesn’t expect you to clean, decent tidiness is a gracious way of leaving the space. Unlike a hotel room, where it’s okay to be messy, this is someone’s home. Keeping that etiquette in mind, and leaving the home decently tidy, will be greatly appreciated by your AirBnB host.
The gift of being courteous is not one to overlook. A simple, great way to be considerate of your AirBnB host requires no gift at all. If you happen to be running late for your arrival, be sure to let your host know — since they may have plans around your arrival time.