Delight and Inspire:
Gifts Great Guests Give
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” Easy for him to say: he could dazzle his hosts with a dashed-off poem or an autographed essay. Most twenty-first-century guests default to presents that are perishable, drinkable, or both, but the season of weekend stays and lazy dinner parties calls for gifts that will be treasured for a good while after you’ve left. Our selection ranges from a monumental and intoxicating take on the typical scented candle to a bottle opener disguised as a streamlined rod of solid brass.