The Guest List
With all the festive fêtes coming up, it's definitely the host wonderful time of the year. But despite your guest intentions, you still don't know what to bring to all the Christmas party hops.
To help you put your guest foot forward, we rounded up a handful of stylish gift options that your hostesses are sure to love.
Shake On It
Inspire a little table top envy with the kitschy Jonathan Adler Mr. and Mrs. Muse Salt and Pepper Shaker set. Made of a smooth white porcelain, the shakers pair minimalist shapes with whimsical mustache and lips details for a design that's head and shoulders above the rest. Available at Fishcake, 307C Kamani St., Honolulu, 96813. 808.593.1231.
Finding a stylish hostess gift is in the bag thanks to these handmade Cara wine bottle covers. The eco-chic bags are made from a 78 percent recycled polyester fabric produced from soda bottles and fabric scraps. Plus, they come complete with handy drawsting closures and modern circle appliques. Available online here and at The Perfect Pick-Up pop-up shop, 620 Dillingham Blvd. 2nd Floor, Honolulu. 808.537.3509.
Forget the lame candy canes and boring peanut brittle. Treat your hostess to a little sweet holiday relief with a box of Wooden Spoon Hawaii macarons. December's flavors include minty winterland chocolate, nutty eggnog and sweet ginger spiced caramel. Available via online order at www.woodenspoonhawaii.com.
The Light Stuff
The other guests' gifts won't hold a candle to the Wickman Torch Candle Lighter. Perfect for brightening up a room in style, the 12-inch butane lighter is refillable and features an ultra-sleek silver finish. It even stands on its own, making it a great decorative table-topper when not being used. Available at SoHa Living, Kahala Mall, 808.591.9777, and online here.
Of Good Cheers
Skip the same-old shiraz and toast your hostess with a bottle of limited-edition Hello Kitty wine. Made by Tenimenti Castelrotto, the bottles come covered with pretty pink labels featuring the cool cat. You can even choose the type of wine based on whether she's been naughty (Nero Devil Red) or nice (Angel White). Available at SWAM Shiroma’s Wine and More, Waimalu Shopping Center, 98-1277 Kaahumanu St., 808.487.7926.
Liven up libations with the help of a Fred and Friends Cool Jewels ice cube tray. Made of a soft, easy-to-blend plexi, the tray produces six ultra-glam gemstone-shaped ice cubes. Available at Red Pineapple, Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., 808.593.2733.