Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Present Company

You love rocking around the tree, but always get stuck on what to bring to the Christmas party hop.

Not to worry. We found a handful of gifts your hostesses are sure to love.

Lei ChicPerfect Scents
The elegant Botanicus Fragrance Diffuser comes complete with a chic little 8 oz. glass bottle and 10 reeds, and will last for a minimum of six to nine months. Choose from a variety of lovely home scents, from juicy Guava and Red Fruit to clean, crisp Lemongrass and Santorini Breeze, or warm Night Jasmine. Select scents available at Pacific Home, 420 Ward Ave., 808.596.9338 and online here.


Lei ChicConversation Blocks
Give guests something to talk about with a Table Topics cube, filled with fun, clever questions perfect for breaking the ice and jump-starting conversations. There's one for every type of fete, including Dinner Party, Not Your Mom's Dinner Party, Girls Night Out, even a College Variety. Select Table Topics available at SoHa Living, Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave., 808.591.9777, and at the SoHa Living online store here.

Lei ChicThe Bold and the Beautiful
Handprinted with naturally pigmented dyes, So'mace Lifestyle's linen pillows feature designer Kaypee Soh's translation of Island fauna and oceana into bold, beautiful graphics with a modern twist. Our faves? The gorgeous oversize palm and monstera prints and beachy chic coral and starfish patterns. Available at the So'mace Lifestyle boutique, 1115 Young Street, 808.356.0772.

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Ice, Ice Baby

Keep drinks chilled and looking cool with the help of Lekue Ice Cube Trays which mold ice, or even gelatin snacks, into playful heart, star and seashell shapes. Made out of non-stick recyclable rubber, the trays are super-bendy so that your frozen treats pop out with ease. Select trays available at The Compleat Kitchen, Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave., 808.737.5827.

Lei ChicSo Fresh and So Clean
Harvey& Straight's stylish Fabric Cocktail Napkins come six to a box. Great for dressing up the dinner table, they're available in an array of festive patterns from pretty paisleys to cheerful blooms. Select prints available at Red Pineapple, Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., 808.593.2733.


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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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